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Sony XBR65X900E 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 2017 Model Works with Alexa

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Picture Quality
 247
4k, sony, oled, hdr, brighter
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Picture quality is wonderful and the TV was super easy to set-up.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is fantastic and simple to get just what you want.  ...  "
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" ...  Great image color/contrast/definition.  ...  "
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" ...  These being price, picture quality, and oled uncertainty. ... With this tv you get a picture quality that is close to oled and looks beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  In short, this TV has the best overall picture quality available in a 4K 49" TV, with sites like rtings.com reporting image quality on par, and better in some regards, than Sony's X930E that costs 50% more. ... Meanwhile, TVs have gotten bigger and brighter, and Sony, Samsung, Vizio, and LG have been pushing the boundaries of large-screen image quality in recent years. ... Picture quality is stunning, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, and nothing short of fantastic. ... Watching a video from the side, you could easily forget that you aren’t getting the best possible picture. ... They have their new QLED technology, which is an incremental improvement that can result in great picture when combined with other advancements. ... Picture mode: Custom or Cinema Home ... Picture: Cinema Home or Custom  ...  "
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" ...  The television was great when it worked, fantastic picture. ... Turned it on this morning and got this picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy instructions and crystal clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Rtings.com rated this high and it is amazing just a awesome picture  ...  "
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Resolution
 151
hdr, content, tv, picture, blu ray
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Enjoying the 4k experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Review: 2017 Sony XBR55X900E 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV ... There are a couple of primary components to the current LED sets: High Dynamic Range, the 4K screen resolution, and motion control qualities. ... The Sony 900E series features a 120Hz base refresh rate for better motion handling than 60Hz sets, local dimming for higher contrast ratios, and HDR via HDR10 content. ... Currently, HDR content is limited, as is 4K content. ... As the Sony 900E does it own streaming, you need not buy any HDR Blu-Ray discs at all, much less an actual 4K HDR player. ... Blu-Rays look stunning on this set, as does Netflix and Amazon streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  this is the best 4k tv of 2017  ...  "
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" ...  4k movies and Netflix looks awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is amazing when viewing 4K movies in HDR. ... It is the best picture quality of any TV I have seen other than 4K OLEDs. ... Vudu has 4K content in its other apps so I have to use my Xbox One S to get this content. ... If you have another way to watch your content in 4K HDR other than the native TV apps then I definitely recommend this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great 4k tv and Contrasts and colors is Awesome great job.  ...  "
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" ...  We shied away from it initially because the price seemed high in comparison to the Samsungs and LGs claiming to deliver the same viewing experience. ... You can tell you're getting the full 4k experience with this tv. ... In spite of these complaints, however, we found out the hard way that this is the best 4k tv you can get outside of the OLED tvs in this price range. ... Sadly, those models are long gone now and were obviously problematic, so I truly believe this is the best quality and value 4k tv on the market in this particular price range at present.  ...  "
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" ...  This replaces a Sony KDF-E42A10A HD LCD Projection bought back in 2006 whose blue lamp was beginning to show its age.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 129
android, sony, android tv, sync, google
+76%
-24%
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" ...  I do have everything setup with Alexia and the Harmony Hub.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent syncing with the Blu-ray player and home theatre receiver I also purchased, though very occasionally, for some things I find myself navigating multiple remotes. ... But connected to my home theatre system bypasses that and sounds pretty wonderful.  ...  "
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" ...  Great TV for general mixed use.  ...  "
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" ...  I have put that away since I have everything controlled through my Amazon Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  The OS (if you will) is much faster and smoother than my Samsung was, tho I loved my Samsung TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have a Pixel Smart Phone which the TV automatically detected and connected to, allowing me to use my phone as an extra remote.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutey LOVE that I can tell Alexa to turn the tv on/off and change inputs.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this TV since December 2017 and it is absoutly great.  ...  "
Software Platform
 100
apps, google, os, tv, android tv
+54%
-46%
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" ...  Navigation menu is easy to use, and has convenient android/google voice features.  ...  "
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" ...  Netflix is built right into it and you can set up other services too.  ...  "
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" ...  There was an option to use an Android phone to do this. ... I downloaded the Opus browser from Google Play and that works well. ... It was a bonus to have Amazon Alexa support as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The Samsung Tizen interface is vastly superior and comparatively effortless to use, as is the Samsung remote.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a fire stick & like that interface much better.  ...  "
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" ...  - The Android TV functions are great  ...  "
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" ...  The Samsung Tizen interface is vastly superior and comparatively effortless to use, as is the Samsung remote.  ...  "
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" ...  The Android OS built in pleasantly surprised me.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 97
oled, tvs, screen, contrast, x900e
+84%
-16%
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" ...  However, it's some of the best I've seen in an LED panel, even if it can't quite compete with OLED's individually lit pixels.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV (X900E) is incredible.  ...  "
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" ...  Oled TVs have come a long way to avoid screen burn in but I wasn’t ready for that jump just yet.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the thin bezel and the overall design of the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  This tv is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this TV - after many hours of researching, reading countless reviews I settled on the XBR65X900E.  ...  "
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" ...  Only OLED TVs look better.  ...  "
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" ...  To my eyes, viewing this TV from a wide angel actually offered a better experience than that of the OLEDs.  ...  "
Color
 90
picture, blacks, contrast, brightness, hdr
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Colors pop, black is very dark.  ...  "
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" ...  I have always liked the color better for SONY TVs.  ...  "
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" ...  5 Stars for great video resolution & color.  ...  "
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" ...  No lag, HDR is awesome, colors and brightness make games more immersive.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is uniform, can get very bright/colorful across the entire screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Great tv have had it for about 1 week now and after some calibrations the picture quality is good colors are vibrant.  ...  "
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" ...  Colors are bright and crisp, contrast and black levels are amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is amazing and I have had zero issues with the tv.  ...  "
Apps
 83
android, google, android tv, netflix, os
+54%
-46%
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" ...  Other apps like Amazon video and Netflix are also built in options but others are available from the play store.  ...  "
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" ...  The YouTube app was the same.  ...  "
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" ...  Plenty of pre-installed apps.  ...  "
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" ...  Scroll all the way to the bottom, past the apps and games and click on settings cog icon  ...  "
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" ...  I don't really understand why some criticize Android TV, as it's easy to use and provides all the major apps you'd need.  ...  "
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" ...  The built-in Chromecast also works well, though it doesn't currently integrate completely with the Google home (you can't play Netflix from the home, for example).  ...  "
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" ...  This way you can immediately start using the built-in Google Chromecast which is lightning fast and has an amazing Google Assistant feature.  ...  "
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" ...  - The Android TV functions are great  ...  "
Product Reliability
 78
sony, weeks, years, got, x900e
+49%
-51%
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" ...  I bought this TV for $1,198.00 and 25 days later it dropped to $998.00, a $200.00 difference in under a month, and well within my  ...  "
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" ...  I installed the Sony tv for a customer on a dedicated surge protected circuit and it didn't last 2 months.  ...  "
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" ...  Died less than 30 days after I bought it.  ...  "
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" ...  but the most recent update has ruined it for me. ... This has affected every 2017 model in the lineup and has not been solved after several weeks, and still there is no ETA from Sony on an update.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish it never broke down after 9 years. ... I'm not the only one out there with theses problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish it never broke down after 9 years. ... I'm not the only one out there with theses problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Died less than 30 days after I bought it.  ...  "
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" ...  Couple of weeks in, I have not found it yet.  ...  "
Price
 76
great tv, sony, oled, picture, price range
+87%
-13%
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" ...  You honestly can't beat it for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an amazing TV and now a great value. ... You will not find a better performance/$ than this one and the newer x900f offers very slight improvements but at a much higher cost.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great TV for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are searching for a TV at this price point you probably already know the reason it's priced as it is, and I promise you it outperforms expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are searching for a TV at this price point you probably already know the reason it's priced as it is, and I promise you it outperforms expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  Best TV on the market for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The Sony is worth the extra cost.  ...  "
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" ...  For just a couple of hundred dollars more.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 65
speakers, sound quality, picture, sound bar, receiver
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Great picture, I wish the sound was more crisp  ...  "
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" ...  But connected to my home theatre system bypasses that and sounds pretty wonderful.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture and sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound from the tv has an echo effect to it when mounted.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful picture but the sound system is a negative as it doesn't produce the quality sound as our 2009 40 inch Brava.  ...  "
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" ...  I will need to buy an additional sound bar to improve the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful picture but the sound system is a negative as it doesn't produce the quality sound as our 2009 40 inch Brava.  ...  "
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" ...  I can even turn off the picture without disabling sound.  ...  "
Video Playback
 62
movies, watching, 4k, streaming, netflix
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I love that it has Full Array Local Dimming, so it’s an amazing set for gaming and movies.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't matter once you are actually watching a movie or other programming, but setting up the set initially and navigating to different sources is slow, awkward, non-intuitive, and generally cumbersome.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is AMAZING for movies. ... But for top tier movies, great sports, and decent gaming proformance you can't really go wrong with this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I can truly see the difference in watching digital movies because of the clarity and crystal clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for 4K gaming, movies, and streaming TV, all to great success.  ...  "
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" ...  Have also watched a few 4k movies on it and was just as happy with that as well. ... Make sure to look up some youtube videos or a guide how properly set up the TV to start, especially if its for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  But for our needs, watching movies and television, it's ideal.  ...  "
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" ...  Movies are Theater quality.  ...  "
Marketplace
 56
amazon, delivery, amazing, x900e, replacement
+80%
-20%
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" ...  So, it could have been done differently to get it to me, (the customer) sooner.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is ridiculous.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, great picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is also usually darker than normal.  ...  "
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" ...  But the picture is good .  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is definitely brighter on the 900E.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it on sale.  ...  "
Remote
 53
control, sony, remotes, tv, receiver
+49%
-51%
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" ...  1 Star for ridiculously bad placement of the Sleep timer function (you can't simply do it from the remote, & you have to exit what you are watching to get to the timer, then go back into what you were watching).  ...  "
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" ...  Only problem seems to be there is a lag time with the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the remote is very ordinary but functional.  ...  "
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" ...  So I have to use my Sudden Link remote to change channels and to access saved programs on the DVR. ... I have to use the Sony remote to turn the set on, and to do everything else, what a pain. ... There is lag time when using the remote control.  ...  "
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" ...  Only problem seems to be there is a lag time with the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  After updating the last version, the remote is not longer compatible with tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Way too many buttons on the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  Guess what, the TV remote stopped working already.  ...  "
Setup
 47
instructions, sony, easy to set, response, support person
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Mounting was remarkably easy.  ...  "
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" ...  The stand is put together in a GENIUS manner, making setup time about 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I've tried to plug in, including my MacBook Pro is true plug-and-play, it just works.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome TV easy setup and configuring. ... Easy instructions and crystal clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging was great & setup took minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome TV easy setup and configuring. ... Easy instructions and crystal clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The stand is put together in a GENIUS manner, making setup time about 5 minutes.  ...  "
Delivery
 42
box, shipping, delivered, delivery service, received
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Delivered on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, as part of the purchase, Amazon arranges to have the TV delivered and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  For the shipping, I had the tv inside of an Amazon shipping box and in bubble wrap so it was secure.  ...  "
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" ...  That saves you buying a box  ...  "
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" ...  Bought the tv Thursday morning and it was delivered around noon Friday.  ...  "
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" ...  The first major difference I found just by taking it out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Great delivery service from Amazon and the TV is truly amazing.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 41
easy to use, setup, user interface, difficult, unintuitive
+85%
-15%
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" ...  3: Ease of use - it's a fairly simple system to use once you get used to it.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're not familiar with it, you'll have to learn as you go.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  The smart features are easy to use as well and very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup could be a bit easier.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the stand which is sturdy and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy user interface.  ...  "
Design
 37
bezel, picture, looks amazing, black levels, unprocessed
+92%
-8%
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" ...  The design is excellent, slim and very high quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The black levels are also very good. ... It really looks impressive.  ...  "
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" ...  See my suggested settings in this review for a clean, unprocessed look.  ...  "
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" ...  The aesthetics are beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the thin bezel and the overall design of the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  But it’s slick!  ...  "
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" ...  Build quality is very high and the bezels nearly disappear.  ...  "
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" ...  the design is simplistic but elegant.  ...  "
Product As Described
 36
amazing, picture is great, stunning, ridiculous, adjustments
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The picture looks great right out of the box and with a few adjustments it looks amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture looks great right out of the box and with a few adjustments it looks amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I went from a 46" to this 65" and it has great colors and picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is definitely brighter on the 900E.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also much lighter than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is excellent as many other customers have expressed.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is also usually darker than normal.  ...  "
Gaming
 33
gaming, xbox one, ps4 pro, input lag, game
+100%
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" ...  I use it almost exclusively for gaming with an Xbox One X and it has made a yuuuge difference, like bigly. ... Playing games like AC:O will mesmerize you!  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this TV primarily for gaming, and it does not disappoint. ... Having a PS4 Pro, as well as a gaming PC, means I can take advantage of checkerboard rendering, upscaled 4K, and native 4K, which leads to four times the visual crispness.  ...  "
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" ...  Unbelievable picture on it and great for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  A must have for any gamer.  ...  "
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" ...  For gaming, this TV really makes a difference. ... The input lag was really smooth and I didn't get any jittering when playing certain games like Horizon Zero Dawn.  ...  "
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" ...  Best tv so far everyone always wants to come over here to see the games now so much clearer then any tv I have ever owned  ...  "
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" ...  Its fast enough to use for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Great visuals and awesome gameplay for my Xbox.  ...  "
Controls
 32
remote, press, menu, sony, settings
+34%
-66%
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" ...  netflix button doesn't work right  ...  "
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" ...  This is a known problem since October I now learn.  ...  "
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" ...  do you want the TV menu or the Cable menu) so you're likely not going to get the menu or controls you're actually looking for and will still end up using multiple remotes, or using a different remote as the universal.  ...  "
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" ...  Some buttons just do not work.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish there was a way to disable that.  ...  "
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" ...  Way too many buttons on the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  I cant get it to do the simplest of commands like turn on to the same input every time powering on and off.  ...  "
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" ...  netflix button doesn't work right  ...  "
Ports
 31
4k, inputs, tv, outputs, hdmi ports
+71%
-29%
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" ...  4: Plenty of inputs/outputs ... 5: Side-mounted inputs/outputs.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I've tried to plug in, including my MacBook Pro is true plug-and-play, it just works.  ...  "
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" ...  I use direct Ethernet cables for most devices I connect to the TV but the Roku and Sony DVD player worked fine with my wireless AC router. ... I upgraded all cables using the reasonably priced Amazon Basic 4k HDMI type to be safe. ... I wouldn't risk compromising pictur quality by using older HDMI cables with a TV in this price range. ... Side connected cables work fine.  ...  "
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" ...  HDMI Video Range - auto  ...  "
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" ...  4: Plenty of inputs/outputs ... 5: Side-mounted inputs/outputs.  ...  "
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" ...  It has 4 HDMI inputs. ... I'm hooked up to cable, appletv and xbox.  ...  "
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" ...  It has 4 HDMI inputs. ... I'm hooked up to cable, appletv and xbox.  ...  "
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" ...  So I put in my first Blu-ray LIS disc, in my standard Blu-ray player, with the same 1080p HDMI cable, and I thought I was seeing things. ... And then when I start getting 4K devices and 4K cables?  ...  "
Cables
 23
4k, upconvert, tv, remote, reconnecting the cable
+57%
-43%
comment
" ...  And then when I start getting 4K devices and 4K cables?  ...  "
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" ...  My cable company internet speed seemed OK at 50 Mbps but my plan was 250 Gb data at that speed.  ...  "
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" ...  In spite of our outdated cable wiring, the picture is great.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgraded all cables using the reasonably priced Amazon Basic 4k HDMI type to be safe. ... I wouldn't risk compromising pictur quality by using older HDMI cables with a TV in this price range. ... Side connected cables work fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent wire hiding bracket.  ...  "
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" ...  It is bigger than our cable remote, long, thick and rectangular.  ...  "
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" ...  There's an occasional issue with audio sync, especially from external sources like cable or Blu-ray but, so far, it's been easy to compensate using the sync adjustments in the TV, the speaker bar, or the blu-ray player.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought an optical cable from KabelDirekt to run into the sound bar and the sound was much better.  ...  "
Features
 23
auto, local dimming, smart features, settings, mode
+96%
-4%
comment
" ...  I found most of the standard factory default settings worked fine for me.  ...  "
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" ...  The local dimming feature is a must if you want those deep blacks. ... The smart features are great and everything feels pretty quick.  ...  "
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" ...  The features work according to the service provider you have as they have a list of providers to choose from.  ...  "
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" ...  The smart features are easy to use as well and very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice features included.  ...  "
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" ...  More importantly, supported resolutions and features.  ...  "
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" ...  Changing settings mentioned above minimizes this.  ...  "
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" ...  There are apparently some settings that others recommend vs out of the box configs.  ...  "
Returns
 22
replacement, returned, sony tv, get a replacement, amazon
+9%
-91%
comment
" ...  My return policy expired.  ...  "
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" ...  So, at least, I can return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully I can get a replacement  ...  "
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" ...  If I can return this Sony TV & go back to Samsung, I will.  ...  "
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" ...  So, at least, I can return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd return it if it wasn't such a hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  I am hoping that I will experience no further problems once I receive the replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  I called Amazon to return TV.  ...  "
Network
 22
network, range, mid range, loses, x900e
+64%
-36%
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" ...  The signal seems much stronger with this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  This IS the top mid range set for 2017.  ...  "
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" ...  I looked at the MU8000, but a lot of sites recommended the X900E over most models in the medium budget range. ... If you have an Xbox One X, I recommend this TV over most in the range.  ...  "
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" ...  It was simpler for me to plug my Roku back in and leave the Sony disconnected from the network.  ...  "
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" ...  This IS the top mid range set for 2017.  ...  "
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" ...  I looked at the MU8000, but a lot of sites recommended the X900E over most models in the medium budget range. ... If you have an Xbox One X, I recommend this TV over most in the range.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted something mid range and affordable.  ...  "
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" ...  Found a work around and all is good in the house again.  ...  "
Device Stand
 18
mounted, stand, mounting, mount, brick
+100%
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" ...  Mounted this on the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV stand is robust and I like the way it mounts so easily to the TV  ...  "
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" ...  Even mounted above my fireplace like the previous TV I had in its place.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd say if I had it on a wall mount and had a slight downward angle it would be better though.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted additional height that a normal TV stand could not give me.  ...  "
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" ...  I had an Amazon installer bracket the tv to my living room wall. ... Make sure you buy a good bracket.  ...  "
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" ...  This was one of the very few with a center stand. ... If you want your TV close to the wall .  ...  "
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" ...  This was one of the very few with a center stand. ... If you want your TV close to the wall .  ...  "
Capacity
 17
living, trivia, temporarily, nine, feet away
+100%
comment
" ...  I wanted the same tv for another room but decided to upgrade to the 900 series.  ...  "
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" ...  Just the right size for our large living area.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I want to get a smaller size for another room.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted the same tv for another room but decided to upgrade to the 900 series.  ...  "
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" ...  Just the right size for our large living area.  ...  "
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" ...  I chose the Sony X900E knowing how great a picture I had on it's older sibling in my living room.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this new addition to the living room!  ...  "
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" ...  In fact I am going to order another one for the rec room.  ...  "
Wifi
 16
wifi, tv, connection, loses, disconnected
+38%
-63%
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" ...  The TV randomly disconnects from the internet and takes a few minutes to recognize my router again.  ...  "
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" ...  Wired directly from the router but always gets disconnected and takes you to the network setting to reconnect.  ...  "
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" ...  Wired directly from the router but always gets disconnected and takes you to the network setting to reconnect.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It doesn't work half the time, it times out, loses network connectivity via both wired and wirelessly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It doesn't work half the time, it times out, loses network connectivity via both wired and wirelessly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The device closes it's network connection whenever the TV is shut off.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The device closes it's network connection whenever the TV is shut off.  ...  "
Build Quality
 16
stand legs, build quality, materials, legs, knocking
+69%
-31%
comment
" ...  Build quality is very high and the bezels nearly disappear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The build of the TV is also very chic, providing a very minimal bezel, a sturdy and stylish stand, with an overall size that's relatively easy to carry.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Some of the larger TV that are super thin feel flimsy, but this one is just thick enough to feel solid and stable .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Everything securely locks into place and gives the owner confidence. ... 8: The cords can be routed through the stand legs, hiding them if you desire.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Only time will tell if we made a wise investment, but I feel fairly confident that we did.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The stand felt a bit flimsy, however it is very solid.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Only time will tell if we made a wise investment, but I feel fairly confident that we did.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Everything securely locks into place and gives the owner confidence. ... 8: The cords can be routed through the stand legs, hiding them if you desire.  ...  "
Comfort
 14
unless you research, specs like brightness, research online specs, online specs like, local best buy
+64%
-36%
comment
" ...  It was easy to put this all together by myself despite disabilities in my hands.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Hands down, the best set I've ever owned for the $$.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great TV and the price keeps falling.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great TV and the price keeps falling.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Hands down the best TV for the money.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It fits perfectly even exactly into the custom cabinet and the reprogramming of my Logitec Harmony all-in-one was swift and easy.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sucks spending over $1,000 on a TV to have to put up with this BS, doesn't really feel like mine, feels like I'm borrowing it from Sony.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Hands down, the best set I've ever owned for the $$.  ...  "
ISP
 13
upscaling, providers, introduced, internet, glitchy
+62%
-38%
comment
" ...  USE THE ARC connection if you are able to.  ...  "
comment
" ...  In order to get full benefit of my internet plan I had to get a new modem to match the speed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is the 'fix' that has worked for me:  ...  "
comment
" ...  I expect that this will be available in the future, just as we had to wait a bit for providers to update their equipment to provide uhd, just as we had to wait when hd was introduced.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I expect that this will be available in the future, just as we had to wait a bit for providers to update their equipment to provide uhd, just as we had to wait when hd was introduced.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'm a Verizon Fios user.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'm a Verizon Fios user.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have Comcast. ... Which Comcast is.  ...  "
Lagging
 12
seconds, xbox one, x900e, sony tv, returned
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  IT IS VERY SLOW !  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's slow, clunky and just flat out unresponsive at times.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After a week it starts to shut itself off.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Slow response happens way too often with this TV, but not all the time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The only issue is system resets. ... The times I've caught it I noticed the set was doing a reboot.  ...  "
As Gift
 9
bought, gift, early, came
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought in December after Christmas.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So far so good, been enjoying it since Christmas.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Bought for my dad for Christmas  ...  "
comment
" ...  This was a retirement gift for a co-worker.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Christmas came early.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I purchased this last year as a Christmas gift for family.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Christmas came early.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought myself an excellent Christmas present!!  ...  "
Overall performance
 9
tasks, ram, quad core, native, launching
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Works great so far.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Smooth Gradation - low  ...  "
comment
" ...  With a quad-core ARMv7 and 2GB of RAM, I had assumed that the TV would be able to handle simple tasks like showing a menu or launching an app quickly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With a quad-core ARMv7 and 2GB of RAM, I had assumed that the TV would be able to handle simple tasks like showing a menu or launching an app quickly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It upscales very well (unlike the LG we tried), and at 120 hz native, it is fast.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It upscales very well (unlike the LG we tried), and at 120 hz native, it is fast.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 9
received, model, defective, transit, perfect condition
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The part was ordered.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Just received/installed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nothing could damage this thing in transit.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nothing could damage this thing in transit.  ...  "
Storage
 9
50, box, hdr, competition, closest
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  I was looking for a HDR TV that wasn’t bigger then 50” for a smaller space.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was looking for a HDR TV that wasn’t bigger then 50” for a smaller space.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Color Space - auto  ...  "
comment
" ...  I think the closest competition in the "small" 4K space (<55”) is Samsung.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I think the closest competition in the "small" 4K space (<55”) is Samsung.  ...  "
comment
" ...  That saves you buying a box  ...  "
comment
" ...  That saves you buying a box  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has plenty of adjustments for those who like to tweak and I think it looks great with the settings out of the box.  ...  "
Firmware
 8
update, patch, updates, fixed, android
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  I decided to connect the TV to the internet to install whatever firmware updates it needed (seems like it didn't even support HDR until it updated) and then disconnected it from the net and went to work disabling as many of the smart features as possible to speed the TV up and paired it with a Roku Ultra for streaming instead.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sony needs a firmware, and Android patch to fix these problems, but they won't even admit that there is a software bug.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sony needs a firmware, and Android patch to fix these problems, but they won't even admit that there is a software bug.  ...  "
Wash Programs
 7
different, specify, situations, hdr, happens
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  Changing settings mentioned above minimizes this.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Every review I have read says to put all the video options (last option under advanced) on "auto".  ...  "
comment
" ...  I found most of the standard factory default settings worked fine for me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  HDR Mode - auto  ...  "
comment
" ...  The only time HDR will turn on is when the HDR setting is switched specifically to ON.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 7
dark, cracked, bottom, edges, corner
+29%
-71%
comment
" ...  The screen already cracked and no longer works.  ...  "
comment
" ...  First one was defective, right side 1/3 of the screen was black. ... This time same 1/3 of screen had vertical lines .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Second one came, the screen was cracked.  ...  "
comment
" ...  THREE dead pixels and loose glue on the top right corner which I found when cleaning the screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Earlier I had horrible ghosting on just half the screen.  ...  "
USB
 7
hdmi, inputs, external, subsection, select
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Plenty of HDMI ports, USB, SPDIF, etc.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I removed my USB thumb drive.  ...  "
comment
" ...  There's an occasional issue with audio sync, especially from external sources like cable or Blu-ray but, so far, it's been easy to compensate using the sync adjustments in the TV, the speaker bar, or the blu-ray player.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Select 'External Inputs' under the TV subsection  ...  "
comment
" ...  Select 'External Inputs' under the TV subsection  ...  "
comment
" ...  But what really fixed my situation is this: Run the HDMI directly from the 4K Player to the HDMI "1" slot in the back of the TV.  ...  "
Fit
 7
unpacking, standing, removable, lifted, damn
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  However, being an IT professional, I built a mount that can hold this power supply with no issues.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Even mounted above my fireplace like the previous TV I had in its place.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great TV and the price keeps falling.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great TV and the price keeps falling.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The unpacking is very well thought out with removable clips at the bottom of the box so that the box could be easily lifted off leaving the TV standing in the base of the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The unpacking is very well thought out with removable clips at the bottom of the box so that the box could be easily lifted off leaving the TV standing in the base of the box.  ...  "
HDR
 6
hdr, would especially recommend, uhd, tv for hdr, recommend this tv
+100%
comment
" ...  I have been looking at 4k sets for a long time and I think this TV is the best one you can buy at the $1500 price point.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have an xbox one x and can finally see what the hype is with 4k gaming.  ...  "
comment
" ...  UHD+HDR is a game-changer for me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  UHD+HDR is a game-changer for me.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 6
surge, storm, cause
-100%
comment
" ...  I had to call in to get a new power adapter for it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I checked all connections and power outlets . ... This set has an external power conversion box to covert 110V AC to 24V DC .  ...  "
comment
" ...  and it would just power itself off after a few minutes, a total nightmare.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, now, the tv will not power on .  ...  "
comment
" ...  The TV also would not power on, there was not storm or nothing that would cause a power surge, it just would not turn on and I didn't even have it a month.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The TV also would not power on, there was not storm or nothing that would cause a power surge, it just would not turn on and I didn't even have it a month.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 6
blu ray, blu ray player, x900e, skews, scaling
+100%
comment
" ...  The TV is so easy for me to use to watch dvd’s  ...  "
comment
" ...  Even my old DVD's, played through a Blu-Ray player, never looked better.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Even my old DVD's, played through a Blu-Ray player, never looked better.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's better integrated with the Bravia enabled devices (DVD/Blu Ray player, sound box, etc.)  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's better integrated with the Bravia enabled devices (DVD/Blu Ray player, sound box, etc.)  ...  "
comment
" ...  Blu ray and tv programs are great.  ...  "
Display Size
 6
55, x900e, wish, upgraded, sony
+100%
comment
" ...  Upgraded to the SONY X900E 55 inch!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Upgraded to the SONY X900E 55 inch!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Now I wish I had gone with a lot bigger screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Now I wish I had gone with a lot bigger screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I chose the 55 inch.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I chose the 55 inch.  ...  "
Cleaning
 6
unprocessed, suggested, settings, review, look
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The soap opera effect is on by default, you you'll have to deal with that.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Clean and sleek design to TV (bezel, stand, etc).  ...  "
comment
" ...  See my suggested settings in this review for a clean, unprocessed look.  ...  "
comment
" ...  See my suggested settings in this review for a clean, unprocessed look.  ...  "
Battery Life
 6
universal, sh, retired, per, oem
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  No, it's not the batteries either.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have spent fruitless hours trying to get this thing to work as it's supposed to, but I am done.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have spent fruitless hours trying to get this thing to work as it's supposed to, but I am done.  ...  "
Memory
 5
wipe, tasks, ram, quad core, os
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  I removed my USB thumb drive.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With a quad-core ARMv7 and 2GB of RAM, I had assumed that the TV would be able to handle simple tasks like showing a menu or launching an app quickly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With a quad-core ARMv7 and 2GB of RAM, I had assumed that the TV would be able to handle simple tasks like showing a menu or launching an app quickly.  ...  "
Size
 5
slimmer, setting, longer, lighter, fact
+100%
comment
" ...  We thought it might be too big, but it's just the right size.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Add this to your cart now.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Slimmer and lighter?  ...  "
comment
" ...  Slimmer and lighter?  ...  "
Bass
 4
sound quality, par, 2, sound, sony
+100%
comment
" ...  2: The sound quality is par/sub-par.  ...  "
comment
" ...  2: The sound quality is par/sub-par.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wife wanted more Bass than the Sony produced so we purchased the Sony sound bar and it's all good now.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Deep rich blacks, plenty of mid tones and excellent highlights.  ...  "
Refresh Rate
 4
rate, wanted, upscaling, hdr, full
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Refresh rate is amazing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wanted a full array and 120Hz refresh rate and upscaling and HDR.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wanted a full array and 120Hz refresh rate and upscaling and HDR.  ...  "
Clarity
 4
settings, gradation, clear, clarity
+100%
comment
" ...  Clarity: All settings off, or smooth gradation only  ...  "
comment
" ...  Clarity: All settings off, or smooth gradation only  ...  "
Night Photography
 4
bright, picture, light, day
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The picture is crystal clear and looks great in dark or bright lighting conditions.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Much better quality in bright daylight conditions.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The image is very good day and night.  ...  "
Camera
 4
900e, pictures, picture
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The Images on the 900E are 4 times better.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Images on the 900E are 4 times better.  ...  "
User Manual
 3
translated, manual, mandarin, follow, difficult
-100%
comment
" ...  The manual I think was translated from Mandarin Chinese and can be difficult to follow.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The manual I think was translated from Mandarin Chinese and can be difficult to follow.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This should have been in the instructions.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
son, jealous, christmas
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought for my dad for Christmas  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought this for my son and I am so jealous.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought this for my son and I am so jealous.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 3
noise reduction auto, noise, headset, cancelling, bluetooth
+100%
comment
" ...  I tested Bluetooth with my noise cancelling headset.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I tested Bluetooth with my noise cancelling headset.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Digital Noise Reduction - auto  ...  "
Packing
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Very happy with the whole package.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As part of the setup you can get the packaging removed.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
regular, listen, complaint
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I called them and spent on my fist attempt 40 minutes on the phone talking to people in other countries that work for ... answer was NO, we cannot do anything for you sir, we're really sorry. ... So I called again, and again on this 2nd phone call with people that I could hardly understand and after 53 infuriating minutes  ...  "
comment
" ...  Another call to support.  ...  "
Weight
 3
slimmer
+100%
comment
" ...  but still thin and lighter weight the older TVs.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Slimmer and lighter?  ...  "
comment
" ...  Slimmer and lighter?  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K 
Refresh Rate:  120 Hz
4K
RESOLUTION
120 Hz
REFRESH RATE
Yes
HDMI