Last Updated: 16 Feb 2019 (Refresh Now)

Sony XBR55X900F 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV and X9000F 2 1ch Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and Wireless Subwoofer

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.4
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/10
Total Reviews
212
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Picture Quality
 62
tv, sound, 4k, stunning, picture quality
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Also the picture is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  My last tv was Sony KDL-46 XBR 46-inch 2007 model and it was a great tv with wonderful picture and I never had any problems with it so on deciding to upgrade I went with the Sony XBR55X900F 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV basing it on what I believe is that Sony has better quality control and there for better dependability, and the picture is even better than the old 46".  ...  "
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" ...  The x900e is to the left in the comparison picture(the one with two tvs)the X900f is to the right.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent HDR picture quality from 4K Blu rays via an oppo udp 203.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a nice bright and clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Just right for my needs and a wonderful picture.  ...  "
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" ...  So far the picture quality seems to me to be excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  It is the best quality picture I've ever seen.  ...  "
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Resolution
 48
1080p, content, hdr, tv, dolby vision
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Great 4K tv for gaming  ...  "
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" ...  It's not OLED but it's better than most other LCD TVs in my opinion. ... As of now, I would very highly recommend this TV to anyone looking for a great 4K TV, especially if you're a gamer looking for something that won't give you noticeable input lag.  ...  "
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" ...  Some of these led tv's you need to be in front of or the picture blurs.  ...  "
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" ...  Received product yesterday, mounted it on the wall last night and so far I have only connected a 4K Apple TV to it as a source. ... Watched the opening scene of John Wick 2 in 4K HDR last night and the picture was great. ... Update 2: I have downloaded the firmware updates on the 4k Apple TV and the Sony and can now watch videos in Dolby Vision.  ...  "
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" ...  My last TV was a cheap LG 42" HD LCD "dumb" TV. ... Picture quality is fantastic, even with lower resolution sources. ... It's significantly larger than the last TV but at same distance with same HD video sources it seems to be processing the video quite a bit better.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced a 52 inch Sony Full HD 20 year old TV ... HDR makes the most difference.  ...  "
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" ...  I recently connected an Amazon Fire 4k stick, that has this feature, so you can get it for a price.  ...  "
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" ...  The HDR is truly insane!  ...  "
Software Platform
 34
android, apps, google, alexa, netflix
+76%
-24%
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" ...  I bypassed the android setup and skipped all the smart tv bits. ... Everything is run through my AVR, with switching to ROKU my preferred "smart mode".  ...  "
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" ...  Since I started using my xbox to run these apps, the TV hasn't required a reboot, and the content loads immediately (example: loading a Netflix show/movie on the tv would take 5+ seconds to load while the xbox is almost immediate).  ...  "
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" ...  I naturally looked for the TV’s setup menu.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely easy set up, absolutely great picture and all the apps you could ever want.  ...  "
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" ...  Google Assistant integration is awesome. ... We are a Windows, iOS household and there’s been no problem for us at all getting used to Android.  ...  "
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" ...  The OS is Android TV and works pretty much like other android systems, with a lot of the settings and customization missing. ... All of the built in apps work great, as well as downloaded apps like KODI. ... I haven't seen any kind of errors or had a single problem or unexpected thing happen with this TV so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Goes well with my Sonos entertainment system, Alexa device, and Xbox one X.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not using the built-in Android TV streaming stuff because I prefer streaming with my Nvidia Shield but this television can be used to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and others without an external device--but if you are accustomed to using Roku you will probably want to keep using it because the channel selection is much larger than you can get on the Android TV platform (which is what Chromecast, Nvidia, and this television all use).  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 26
alexa, great tv, audio, system, rca
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Regardless, it was time to replace my 2011 television and this one did the trick.  ...  "
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" ...  You can't go wrong with this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great TV. ... I'm still trying to figure out how to use the Mirroring feature (replicate on the TV whatever you have on your smartphone or iPad.)  ...  "
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" ...  Goes well with my Sonos entertainment system, Alexa device, and Xbox one X.  ...  "
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" ...  I have owned cheap 40" Hannspree (Walmart), 40" VIZIO, 50" RCA and an 50" Hewlett-Packard tvs with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  It even interfaced automatically with my DirecTV Genie!  ...  "
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" ...  I do connect it to a speaker system because internal audio can't compete.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this TV, but sometimes I think things are getting to smart.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 25
sound bar, tv, system, speakers, audio
+96%
-4%
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" ...  This sound enhancement system makes you feel as if you were in a movie theater.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality picture and sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The price for flat sreen is either a sound bar or external speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  I was pleased that there was an optical out for my SS receiver, although mostly I am using the tv speakers (sound quality was another big point for me).  ...  "
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" ...  I just use tv sound and it sounds good and gets loud enough to not need a sound bar. ... Although 5 speaker surround sound would be nice!  ...  "
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" ...  I'm sure an audiophile would want to use a soundbar or other external system, but for my purposes this isn't required. ... Sound is usually good, but occasionally speech is difficult for me to understand, especially in movies for some reason. ... Changing the sound settings helped to some extent and perhaps could help more, but I may purchase a soundbar.  ...  "
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" ...  I would highly recommend this sound bar if space is limited and the sonos 600$ sound bar for people looking for greater quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent audio, thought if you're an audiophile, you should opt for a sound bar.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 24
panel, display, lcd, tv, oled
+71%
-29%
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" ...  It came down to OLED or LED. ... LED is a well established technology and it shows in this set.  ...  "
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" ...  One suggestion though is to make sure to go down to Best Buy and get a dedicated lcd screen cleaning kit because the screen is highly sensitive to smudges, fingerprints, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not OLED but it's better than most other LCD TVs in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  So glad I went with the bigger 55” screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is far improved over the comparable Samsung TV. ... It's really a perfect led panel. ... Samsung would display ads in prime locations.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the 49 inch Bravia TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the higher price than the much cheaper flat screens.  ...  "
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" ...  It turns out that the default display settings that this television ships with are not the ones anybody should actually use.  ...  "
Color
 21
blacks, brightness, contrast, vivid, color
+95%
-5%
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" ...  They are designed to show off the set in a bright Best Buy showroom setting so they make the brightness, color and sharpness pop which shows off the capabilities of the screen but also makes everything look ridiculously unnatural. ... The blacks were very, very black and the colors much more nuanced.  ...  "
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" ...  Colors and contrast, right out of the box, were well within what I normally prefer.  ...  "
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" ...  Black levels are also fine as far as I can perceive and the images look good to me in either relatively bright or relatively dim light. ... There is quite noticeable blooming when you view something bright, for example white text, on a dark background.  ...  "
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" ...  Blacks are quite good. ... As colors are a bit washed out / muted on Dolby Vision titles offered on NetFlix compared to regular 1080p titles. ... *About the brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  Blacks are deep and all other colors true.  ...  "
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" ...  Colors are so bright and sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  The full array backlighting with my 3 windows in the living room adjust the brightness/contrast for afternoon viewing perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  The local dimming technology really gives great, deep blacks.  ...  "
Marketplace
 19
picture, delivery, work, way, got
+100%
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" ...  The delivery man Amazon contracted stole a $100 pen in his way out.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived from Amazon well packaged (Thank you, Sony) and undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  simply a fantastic picture!!  ...  "
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" ...  Called Amazon and they immediately sent me another, got to love Amazon and how they treat their customers.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture seems mostly the same.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture I posted with my review don't even do justice as it looks way better in person.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture was great dark spot was easy to identify.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this one after four days of ordering it, way to go Amazon keep on the good work.  ...  "
Price
 18
money, worth, would, tv, pay
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion it is worth every penny I spent.  ...  "
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" ...  Come on a cheaper price and superior quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Money well spent!  ...  "
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" ...  A pretty good TV for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  I did my hours of research, and I settled on Sony 75" and the extra money was for the 900f series and it was priced at a sweet spot when I bought it. ... Was tempted to go to 85" but it would actually be a bit too big and the price was double, not worth it for the slight increase in size.  ...  "
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" ...  You guys drive the market, you pay the price.  ...  "
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" ...  They push Vizio and Samsung instead - at a much cheaper price.  ...  "
Setup
 17
set, went, tv, update, menu
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Bought the installation package.  ...  "
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" ...  Unboxing and setup experience was much faster, easier, and safer than my experience last week with a similar Samsung TV (Q6F).  ...  "
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" ...  The Roku was easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Have to be computer savvy to set up correctly even following the instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Current setup is much easier than the various setup guides.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe the software update performed during the initial setup helped things 5G wise, who knows!  ...  "
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" ...  30 minutes max from the time it came in the door, it was running setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It can be setup that way.  ...  "
Apps
 14
tv, google, app, android, content
+64%
-36%
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" ...  All of the built in apps work great, as well as downloaded apps like KODI.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I started using my xbox to run these apps, the TV hasn't required a reboot, and the content loads immediately (example: loading a Netflix show/movie on the tv would take 5+ seconds to load while the xbox is almost immediate).  ...  "
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" ...  Google Assistant integration is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  It is app driven, and really built for streaming services and gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely easy set up, absolutely great picture and all the apps you could ever want.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the internal Android streaming apps for Amazon and Netflix to gain access to the 4K content they offer.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't use any of the apps, I have an Amazon Firestick that I use if I want to stream anything.  ...  "
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" ...  YouTube has effective visits to help here.  ...  "
Video Playback
 13
video, movies, watching movies, videos, hdr
+100%
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" ...  Watching movies is awesome and there doesn't seem to be any motion blur while watching football (only watch a portion of one preseason game so far).  ...  "
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" ...  That said I've found myself using an Apple TV for 100% of my TV and movie viewing.  ...  "
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" ...  I do watch movies and TV every now and then, and again, it's really good.  ...  "
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" ...  It's improved everything from tv show, movie and video game  ...  "
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" ...  Watching movies is a real pleasure also and the sound quality is quite good even with the internal speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  I have posted tons of videos on youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon Prime Videos has a lot of free 4K movies.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, video quality.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 12
easy to set, set, setup, picture, update
+100%
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" ...  It's simple and easy to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  Current setup is much easier than the various setup guides.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes a few minutes to come to grips w/ the settings but the menus are easy enough.  ...  "
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" ...  The Roku was easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It can be setup that way.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up for the Sony XBR49X900F is easy, straight forward and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is just out of the world, and easy to set-up ( I am not a tech wizard).  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was pretty easy.  ...  "
Remote
 12
control, sony, buttons, tv, menu
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Then you must install the batteries in the remote with no easy explaintion on how to open it. ... Even the (ugly) remote is an a billboard for Netflix with a huge bright red button. ... Nothing about all those remote buttons (why so many remote buttons?) ... The remote needs improvement! ... Yes, the remote is that bad. ... A metal remote? ... Range is ok, and the voice remote is nice, but is too slow to respond, and has limited capability to control the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  My only negative would be the remote. ... It boggles my mind they wouldn't include a simple Settings button on the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote control is the worst i ever used.  ...  "
Gaming
 11
gaming, games, tv, xbox, x
+100%
comment
" ...  Video games play well on this TV and look good.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the best set for games I have used personally.  ...  "
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" ...  Unlike some of my previous TVs, when I'm gaming I don't notice any latency at all.  ...  "
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" ...  It is app driven, and really built for streaming services and gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV is great for fast paced gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Grass while watching a football game looked candy green.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this TV for gaming, and I couldn't be happier.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want to play games, then you need to find reviews tailored for game players.  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
showing, love, amazing
+100%
comment
" ...  The picture I posted with my review don't even do justice as it looks way better in person.  ...  "
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" ...  Just right for my needs and a wonderful picture.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  simply a fantastic picture!!  ...  "
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" ...  Such a beautiful picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture was great dark spot was easy to identify.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture seems mostly the same.  ...  "
Ports
 11
hdmi, ethernet, roku, port, component
+55%
-45%
comment
" ...  HDMI is easy from the cable box, but from a Roku or wireless Sony hub, sound only from the TV speakers until I realized I needed an optical audio cable, now all is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The enhanced setting for HDMI ports is available only for ports 2 and 3.  ...  "
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" ...  Once completed I hooked the set to our HD cable box, an external Roku 2 media device and of course the internet via our 5G cable modem. ... (FYI, you must configure the settings individually for each HDMI port and for the Smart TV Streaming applications) The settings are designed to produce lifelike color which we prefer.  ...  "
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" ...  I did manage to screw on the feet, locate the HDMI ports and "audio out" port so that I could hook up my cable Tivo box, Apple TV box, Amazon Fire TV box, Blu-ray DVD player, and my external speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  i can't find any info on how fast the ethernet actually is, but I'm guessing it's a 10/100 based on it's performance.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 9
two, tv, months, defective, weeks
+56%
-44%
comment
" ...  We’ve been watching the set for several weeks now and I’m quite pleased overall.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not had any operational issues using the set in this way.  ...  "
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" ...  *I bought this TV a couple months ago.  ...  "
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" ...  Trusted brand for tivi so many years!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this TV and wish I had bought it months ago when I first saw it.  ...  "
Delivery
 9
amazon, television, team, condition, arrived
+100%
comment
" ...  Delivery was without issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope the next one arrives undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, they delivery boys were very friendly and nice but didn't seem to know much about getting the product out of the box or turning it on to make sure it worked.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery was quick, and the packaging was the best I've seen.  ...  "
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" ...  The Amazon team and XPO delivery is GREAT!! ... Delivery was on time, television was well protected. ... Delivery team treated my new television like it was their own.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it, albeit a little late but it was in fine condition. ... Amazon will advise you of the delivery time.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery service from Amazon was exceptional?  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived quickly and in good condition.  ...  "
Build Quality
 9
stand, nice, attached, tv, speakers
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Great quality, and superb build.  ...  "
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" ...  Appearance, functionality, quality of image and materials.  ...  "
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" ...  Well, for me, it is all that and a bag of chips.  ...  "
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" ...  The two pieces for the stand were easily and intuitively attached with just one person.  ...  "
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" ...  Prefer the stand on last year's model  ...  "
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" ...  The built in speakers are actually decent and so are the legs.  ...  "
Controls
 6
button, settings, click, select, scroll
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  One that has less buttons, and no ad buttons (like Netflix). ... Something besides a candy bar stick with a rubber membrane buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  It will take you a while to get used to the placement of the arrow buttons as it has another layer of buttons outside of it that you'll always instinctively click instead. ... Also, there is NO button for SETTINGS. ... You have to click a different button, scroll all the way down past ads and apps to click on the settings buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  Instead of being gullible I tried "button mashing" method.  ...  "
Overall performance
 6
job, slow, experience, excellent
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Based on my experience so far it does an excellent job.  ...  "
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" ...  No issues with performance or user experience for us.  ...  "
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" ...  Performance is improved over the Samsung model.  ...  "
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" ...  I was impressed with the deliver and handling back then and only trusted them to get the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  It handles fast moving images great.  ...  "
Wash Programs
 5
button
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Like all such sets, forget the preset modes.  ...  "
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" ...  Still playing with the settings.  ...  "
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" ...  At 1st it was really great as default settings.  ...  "
Capacity
 5
living room, room, inch, game, feet
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I have a limited space in my living room wall unit so 49 inch is the largest I can accommodate.  ...  "
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" ...  and hung it on the wall in our living room which definitely requires 2 people as the set weighs 50+ lbs.  ...  "
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" ...  Fortunately I found 4 appropriate screws in my basement.  ...  "
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" ...  Will buy another for the game room.  ...  "
Device Stand
 5
tv, stand, mount, wall mount, table
+100%
comment
" ...  - It looks great and has the smallest bezels of any TV I've had (to the point that the lip on my Kinect mount actually covered a tiny part of the screen until I modified it).  ...  "
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" ...  Tv was received in very good packaging and was then easily mounted on the aeon wall mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Now that it is on the wall and working, I have to say it was worth the wait.  ...  "
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" ...  It's super heavy, but manageable for a careful single person, I was able to unbox and mount it to the wall alone.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to use the old fully articulated wall mount as the 55" 900F actually weighed ½ pound less.  ...  "
Returns
 5
returned, replace, refund, already, order
-100%
comment
" ...  I almost returned it just for that defect.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe your luck will be better, but my luck was terrible.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned 2 already.  ...  "
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" ...  Forced to return the item for a refund and reorder it.  ...  "
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" ...  i returned it same day I received it.  ...  "
Features
 5
picture, much, mode, like, dimming
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  The quality far outways the features.  ...  "
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" ...  Like all such sets, forget the preset modes.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 5
reflections, pixels, one, legs, dust
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  Yes, albeit very hard to notice thankfully (bottom part of the screen has several dead pixels).  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived with shattered screen. ... Was so exited didn’t really pay attention to the screen until after I attached legs then I noticed the spider wed cracking.  ...  "
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" ...  2nd one had even more dust particles and a large scratch on the coating that went under the border of the screen, so it was from the manufacturer for sure.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 4
blu, tell, television, rays, dvd
+100%
comment
" ...  BluRay discs are scaled up to look fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  Standard blu rays look amazing as well.  ...  "
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" ...  With a 4K television, it is very easy to tell the difference between a DVD and Blu-ray which makes watching your old DVD collection a lot less appealing.  ...  "
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" ...  Blu-rays look amazing.  ...  "
Cables
 4
cord, cable, mbs, already
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  The power cord is non-detachable, has no ground wire, and too short for a 65" panel. ... (I'm a cord cutter).  ...  "
Cleaning
 4
clean, tv, sure, one, make
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  Just removing the Styrofoam and sticky plastic from the dusty TV caused frustration, and a big clean up. ... Out of the box, the TV had dirt on it (looked like desert dust you'd find in the Mojave desert).  ...  "
comment
" ...  First one had hairs/dust under antiglare coating and bright pixels. ... 2nd one had even more dust particles and a large scratch on the coating that went under the border of the screen, so it was from the manufacturer for sure.  ...  "
Fit
 4
sony, screws, legs, found, 4
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  This Sony product seemed to be the best fit for my needs.  ...  "
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" ...  This one fit those requirements.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking forward to college football this fall.  ...  "
Design
 4
weeks, two, dark
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  There just isn't the detail. ... The glowing front "Sony" logo led is poorly executed and looks cheap.  ...  "
comment
" ...  That looks more like two weeks to me.  ...  "
Viewing Angles
 3
angle, tv, side
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  We have two coaches at an angle to any tv we would get and I have to say the angle viewing is very good on this.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy you can't see the pictures for a side viewing angle very well if at all.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Sound quality is so-so to good to my aging ears.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking forward to college football this fall.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K