The brand new XBR-X900E model from Sony includes a few minor display quality downgrades from the XBR- X930E above it in Sony’s 2017/2018 lineup. It includes a different yet new processor included the 4K HDR X1 engine, which includes been redesigned with upgrading content to look similar to HDR content at heart. Video signal processing is a specific strength of Sony and has been for a long time. It has full array local dimming, one of the better features an LED/LCD TV can have when done right (that your X900E does). The last new feature I’ll mention this is actually the X-tended Dynamic Range Pro 5X, that is a contrast enhancement booster mechanism, rather than one of the best features, due the actual fact that it usually makes little difference to the viewer and will add flicker to the picture. All three of the features are slightly scaled down when compared to X930E, but remain very robust.

Other features included certainly are a Triluminous display, widened color gamut for HDR, Motionflow XR technology, and 4K X-reality Pro, are good technologies left from last year.

How does the Sony X900E equate to an LG or Sony 4K OLED TV? We love OLED technology, so for a 4K UHD signal we provide a strong edge to the LG OLED. But we believe Sony gets the best processing and outer panel of the 4K TVs, so for 1080p and lower signals we believe this TV outperforms the LG 4K OLED.

Strengths
Black Levels and Contrast
Excellent Processing of standard definition content
Great Fast motion playback from 120Hz Panel
Color Accuracy and Realistic Rendition
Local Dimming is effective
HDR performance
Brightness
Appearance
Dark Shadow Detail
Good Collection of Preset Picture Mode
Android Smart TV procedure is fast, quality, and voice search is effective
Weaknesses
Side Angle Viewing
Sound Quality

DISPLAY QUALITY (Rating 93/100)
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
The focus TV feature for 2017/2018 is HDR. HDR extends the number that a pixel within an TELEVISION can show. This pertains to the brightness and luminosity of images. Contrast is increased by increased brightness instead of deeper blacks. Instead of just improve the brightness of the picture overall though, the true reason for HDR is to improve contrast in a variety of image regions of the picture. It boosts the presentation in the brighter elements of the picture which creates more contrast with surrounding darker elements of the picture. Since picture contrast is probably the primary features in bettering perceived depth, HDR is known as a major display quality improvement though it might not improve the overall contrast of the panel a whole lot. Bright colors receive increased purity. An excellent HDR image will show better shadow detail, and the scenes that you’ll notice the the majority are people that have light illuminating images, especially outside sunlight effects, or an area that has sunlight to arrive through a window and illuminating elements of the area. HDR content is and you will be in short supply for some time. However, Sony isn’t waiting on HDR content to try and demonstrate an HDR quality picture. The X900E has enough processing firepower to improve color and light so concerning somewhat mimic content that was formerly produced in HDR. That is the goal with the brand new technologies full array backlight and X1 processor anyway.

Sony’s backlight manipulation is a lttle bit less conspicuous than that of Samsung, that i like.

Triluminous Display – Color Rendition – Contrast
This wide-gamut color technology has been fantastic for Sony for a couple years. It produces a lot more realism and true-to-life color renditions than almost all of Sony’s competitors, and on the whole takes less calibration effort to secure a proper picture solution. The HDR contrast enhancement technology is effective with the Triluminous display to supply incredible light flow through colors and enhance regions of the on-screen picture which are lit by windows or lighting. This all results in a more 3-dimensional display quality depth despite having HD signals. This is exactly what we’re looking for. The colors aren’t over saturated because they are with some, nonetheless they still have a lot of pop and so are beautiful. The outer panel on the X900E is what really sets it in addition to the more affordable 4K Sony’s. It is also what adds so much to the price. It generates the depth, richness, and vibrant colors and contrast that produce this TV so desirable.

Up-Conversion of HD to 4K
Up-scaling and conversion is the main facet of any 4K UHD TV for 2017/2018 because of the dearth of 4K content, and Sony is the greatest at it in my own view. The reasons will be the excellent combo of the 4K X-Reality PRO up-scaling Algorithm technology used in combination with the brand new 4K Processor X1 engine. On the X900E panel an excellent HD signal just looks incredible. Movies are also excellent and we recommend an area light condition of moderate to low light because of this TV to unleash its full capabilities.

Side Angle Viewing
The old Achilles heal of LED backlit TVs can’t be fully remedied, despite having an outer panel this absorbent. Color saturation and contrast get started degrading at around 15 degrees off center. On the bright side, it generally does not degrade severely, nor does it get much worse the further off center you view it.

Features (Rating 91/100)
Design/Appearance
Sony does not seem to be smitten by the curved screen craze from Samsung. I trust them. It’s hardly ever really appealed if you ask me. Sony’s design factors are simple and straightforward but very attractive. This TV will appeal to interior designers. Even the trunk of the TV includes a nice contour and patterned design in order that it looks good irrespective of where it is positioned in the area. The X900E includes a very thin black ribbon inside outer panel so there is absolutely no indention for the frame. If you choose the accompanying Sony mount, it mounts practically flush to a wall.