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Sony XH90 Review Rundown

SonyPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 76%
Pros**
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Full-Array LED local dimming
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons**

    Summary

    Sony XH90 / X900H is the best-performing mid-priced Sony TV on the market. It offers excellent contrast and brightness, accurate color, and plenty of punch with HDR. Unlike many of Samsung's sets, the Sony actually has an analog video input, albeit composite-only.
    This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

    Rundown

    gizmodo[1]

    Sentiment Score[*] 76%
    Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
    Sony's X900H is a fantastic TV with an excellent picture. It's not as good as an OLED, but I thought it handled these deep-black scenarios exceptionally well. Its built-in speakers aren't bad, and Sony makes a big deal about the down-firing speakers.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Dolby Vision Bright is an absolute joy to watch
    • Excellent picture quality
    • Built-in speakers
    Cons[**]
    • No HDMI 2.1 support
    • Not as good as an OLED

    cnet[2]

    Sentiment Score[*] 85%
    Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
    The X900H measured the best (lowest) input lag of any Sony TV yet, at around 15 milliseconds in Game mode for both 1080p and 4K HDR. In brighter, more natural shots like the snowy mountains and the hot springs, the Sony narrowed the gap, although brightness in highlights and in larger bright areas like clouds and snow lagged the TCL.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Excellent color accuracy
    • Excellent black levels
    • Good HDR performance
    Cons[**]
    • Not as bright as the TCL 635

    digitaltrends[3]

    Sentiment Score[*] 86%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
    The Sony X900H has one of the best picture quality to price ratios you'll find this year. It's not as jaw-droppingly stunning as Sony's A8H OLED, but it delivers a similarly satisfying cinematic experience for a fraction of the price. For gamers seeking immediate gratification, I would suggest looking at the Samsung Q90T.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Excellent picture quality
    • Good black levels
    • Good color accuracy
    Cons[**]
    • Poor off-angle viewing
    • No VRR

    pcmag[4]

    Sentiment Score[*] 74%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
    The Sony X900H is a 4K LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content. It can also control a wide variety of smart home devices that work with either Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant. It stands alongside the Samsung HU8000 and Vizio M-Series Quantum lines as the brightest of the three. It's generally balanced and shows solid black levels, but it's quite expensive.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Sleek design
    • Good black levels
    • Hands-free voice control
    Cons[**]
    • Slightly oversaturated reds
    • Lacks Google Assistant

    pcmag[5]

    Sentiment Score[*] 74%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
    The Sony X900H is a 4K LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content. It can also control a wide variety of smart home devices that work with either Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant. It stands alongside the Samsung HU8000 and Vizio M-Series Quantum lines as the brightest of the three. It's generally balanced and shows solid black levels, but it's quite expensive.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Sleek design
    • Good black levels
    • Hands-free voice control
    Cons[**]
    • Slightly oversaturated reds
    • Lacks Google Assistant

    pcmag[6]

    Sentiment Score[*] 74%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
    The Sony X900H is a 4K LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content. It can also control a wide variety of smart home devices that work with either Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant. It stands alongside the Samsung HU8000 and Vizio M-Series Quantum lines as the brightest of the three. It's generally balanced and shows solid black levels, but it's quite expensive.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Sleek design
    • Good black levels
    • Hands-free voice control
    Cons[**]
    • Slightly oversaturated reds
    • Lacks Google Assistant

    pcmag[7]

    Sentiment Score[*] 74%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
    The Sony X900H is a 4K LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content. It can also control a wide variety of smart home devices that work with either Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant. It stands alongside the Samsung HU8000 and Vizio M-Series Quantum lines as the brightest of the three. It's generally balanced and shows solid black levels, but it's quite expensive.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Sleek design
    • Good black levels
    • Hands-free voice control
    Cons[**]
    • Slightly oversaturated reds
    • Lacks Google Assistant

    t3[8]

    Sentiment Score[*] 74%
    Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
    The KD-75XH9005 has a huge amount of screen, surrounded by minimal bezels of impressive build quality and finish. It has some areas of true picture-making prowess, it sounds better than the bulk of TVs at any price, and it's a most effective upscaler of sub-4K material. If you can live without HDR10+ compatibility and the Apple TV+ app, it's as good a 75-inch TV as this sort of money will currently buy.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Very good picture quality
    • Very good HDR performance
    • Huge selection of streaming services
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ support
    • Android 9.0 interface is fiddly to navigate

    techradar[9]

    Sentiment Score[*] 87%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
    Sony KD-XH9005 is one of the best 4K TVs on the market. Pictures are crisp and packed with information, but with none of the restlessness of edges, graininess or picture noise that can sometimes accompany this level of insight. Skin-tones and -textures are completely convincing, whether the actor in possession of them is wearing pancake makeup or not. All but the 55-inch model in the XH90 range feature Sony's grand-sounding Acoustic Multi Audio system.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Impressive 4K/HDR performance
    • Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support
    Cons[**]
    • No HDR10+ support
    • No HDMI 2.1-standard

    whathifi[10]

    Sentiment Score[*] 79%
    Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
    The KD-65XH9005 is equipped with Sony's Acoustic Multi-Audio sound technology in the form of a pair of full-range drivers on the underside of the frame. The aim is to improve audio clarity – something this system achieves. Listening to Deadpool, there's a sense that the audio has a far easier journey on the way to the listener. The effects in the Deadpool freeway crash are delivered at appropriate scale, and when the action freezes and the noise drops, the silence is absolute.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Gorgeous 4K picture
    • Solid build quality
    • Excellent sound
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision

    References

    1. ^ Sony's X900H 4K LED TV Is So Good I'm Buying One Myself. gizmodo. 2020-08-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    3. ^ Sony X900H 4K HDR TV review: Stunning value. digitaltrends. 2020-07-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    4. ^ Sony XBR-55X900H Review. pcmag. 2021-02-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    5. ^ Sony XBR-65X900H Review. pcmag. 2021-02-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    6. ^ Sony XBR-75X900H Review. pcmag. 2021-02-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    7. ^ Sony XBR-85X900H Review. pcmag. 2021-02-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    8. ^ Sony XH90/X900H review: an excellent mid-range 4K TV. t3. 2021-03-11 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
    9. ^ Sony X900H/XH90 4K HDR TV review. techradar. 2020-07-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    10. ^ Sony KD-65XH9005 review. whathifi. 2020-10-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
    **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
    ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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