Excerpt: The standout features of the 55X900B are 1) the X-tended Dynamic Range feature which allows for more active zone control of the LED backlighting and 2) the Side Mounted speakers eliminate the need for a surround sound system.
Excerpt: The XBR-55X900B is the smallest set in Sony’s X900B series, which also includes the 65-inch XBR-65X900B ($5,000) and the 79-inch XBR-79X900B ($9,000). Fifty-five inches is a relatively small size for achieving the maximum benefits of 4K resolution.
Conclusion: We’re astonished the X900B isn’t Sony’s flagship television … it certainly looks and sounds the part. That this television is able to achieve such excellent black levels and avoid so many edge-lighting pitfalls is a testament to Sony’s engineering chops.
Pros: Best-in-class picture approaches plasma goodness, Excellent black levels, Rich, vivid color
Cons: Built-in speakers make for polarizing look, Ho-hum Smart TV interface, Stand (legs) doesn’t feel stable, Pricey
Sony XBR-55X900B Review – 55-inch 4K Ultra LED HDTV
30 May 2014
Excerpt: Sony has designed this 4K UHD TV using the innovative Wedge Design. Here, the display screen is thin at the top and gradually thickens towards the bottom creating enough depth for the side-mounted speaker system. This makes a perfect shape to save space in the room.