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Sony XBR-49X900E 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV Review (2017 Model)

January 22, 2018 by  
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Sony XBR-49X900E 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED UHDTV

Sony XBR-49X900E 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (with High Dynamic Range)

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*New for 2017. The top rated Sony XBR-49X900E X900E series is one of Sony’s best 49-inch 4K Ultra HD LED backlit TVs for 2017. The big theme at CES 2017 was High Dynamic Range (HDR), and the Sony X900E Series is a one of the models implementing this technology. HDR allows for brighter more vivid colors that pop, and a wider range from dark to light. 4K TVs have four times the resolution of Full HD (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). 4K is about the same resolution as a movie movie theater, only now you can view it at home. The XBR-49X900E has the new 4K X-Reality Pro™ Image Processor, 4K HDR Processor X1 , and TRILUMINOS™ Panel (Sony’s version of Quantum Dots ), and High Dynamic Range (4K HDR) which will provide for best picture quality. This premium TV has Full Array Local Dimming. Sony is a leader in 4K TV technology, and has Sony 4K Projectors installed at most movie theaters. MotionFlow XR960 Features include: Full Array Dimming, 24p True Cinema®, Sony’s 120Hz with Sony’s Motionflow® XR 960 high framerate technology will increase the framerate for a sharper and smoother image compared to regular 60Hz hdtvs for Sports and fast moving action. Sony’s new Android TV Operating System includes Google Cast, voice search & Play Store apps, TV shows, online videos, games. Content includes Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube, Facebook, HuluPlus, Twitter, news, sports, weather and more. Access the internet with an ethernet cable, or by using the upgraded Built-in WiFi adapter Dual Band (a/b/g/n/ac), the latest standard. The XBR-49X900E offers Ultra HD 4K resolution (3840×2160). Plug in up to 4 HDMI devices (HDMI 2.0). Google Cast-Ready & Miracast Mirroring.

4K X-Reality™ Pro

Sony's 4K image processor upscales HD to 4K Ultra HD

Sony XBR-49X900E Features: Sony’s best 4K X-Reality Pro Processor upconverts standard HD to 4K. Upscaling is one of the most important features on a 4K TV. Sony’s 4K HDR will improve black levels and colors will be more lifelike. Sound is provided by Two speakers with a total output of 20 watts. The Sony XBR-49X900E will allow you to share content, and screen mirroring to your smartphone or tablet. Android TV™ with Chromecast Built-in. 16GB of onboard storage. Three USB 2.0 ports to connect USB drives to view videos and pictures, or listen to music. Sleep Timer. DLNA Certified connectivity to your PC. ENERGY STAR® compliant. Wi-Fi Direct (connect to your smartphone/tablet directly to the TV), MHL, Screen Mirroring, Headphone Jack. On/off timer, sleep timer. The 55X900E includes a multi function remote with voice control.

4K Ultra HD Latest 4K TV Standards: The Sony XBR-X900E Series has the latest 4K standards including 4K HDR. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This technology will give you a great picture with colors that pop, and brighter whites, and deeper blacks. Sony’s HDR is compatible with the latest HDR10 standard. This is the direction that TVs are going in for 2017. One of the best features on this TV for picture quality is X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™ which provides up to 5x the brightness range of conventional TVs. The 10-bit panel can display over one billion colors. The X900E also has a HEVC (H.265) decoder. HEVC is the latest compression technology which allows streaming video and 4K video to fit in a much narrower bandwidth, allowing for higher framerates (up to 60fps). This will allow Netflix and other providers to give you 4K quality video using current systems. This model also has the latest HDMI 2.0 standard, which can also support the highest frame rates in 4K. This will allow action movies, 4K camcorder video, and sports to operate at the higher 60fps for smoother image quality. DIRECTV 4K Ready. This set was upgraded with the latest Dual Band WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz) a/b/g/n/ac for the fastest wireless streaming of 4K content.

Dimensions: 43.1 x 27.0 x 9.4″ (30.4 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 43.1 x 24.9 x 2.5″ (27.8 lbs.) without stand

Available Sizes: 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch

Best of 2017Smart-Review Commentary: For 2017, Sony’s top rated 49-Inch 4K XBR X900E Series is one of the best LED TVs made by Sony. Sony is going all out on HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology. The HDR makes the colors pop, and the higher dynamic range greatly improves the picture. The X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™ which is one of our favorite features, allows for increased brightness, which enhances the HDR effect. The X900E is HDR10 compatible. This 4K TV will give you 4 times more pixels than normal HD TVs (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). This allows you to sit much closer to the TV without seeing the individual pixels. By sitting closer, you will have an immersive movie theater experience. Sony has over 10 years of experience with 4K cinema 4K Projectors, as most theaters today have a Sony 4K projector installed. We previewed the X900E series at CES 2017, and the picture was outstanding (see video below). It has the latest Dual Band WiFi standards for fast 4K video streaming and Smart TV function, Android TV, a TRILUMINOS™ Display (Sony’s version of Quantum Dots ) , and Motionflow® XR960 to achieve a smooth picture for fast moving action.

X-tended Dynamic Range Pro The 4K X-Reality™ Pro engine can upconvert all of your regular HD up to near 4K quality. The new Android TV interface provides internet content such as Netflix®, Amazon Prime, YouTube™, Pandora, Facebook, Skype, and a browser. You can also install Apps from Google Play. The TV comes with a multi-function Voice Controlled Remote (RMF-TX300U) for Smart TV and Web browsing functions. Netflix, Amazon, Dish, DirecTV and others have 4K content available in 2017, and this TV is ready with its built-in HEVC (H.265) decoder. As usual, Sony has produced a very striking and stylish set, along with a very strong feature set. This set has HDMI 2.0 (the latest standard), which will allow the highest frame-rates of 4K video. It is future ready and supports next generation 4K players and services. The 4K HDR really makes a difference, as we have previewed this feature at CES. Quantum Dots, and High Dynamic Range (4K HDR) will provide for best picture quality. Full Array Local Dimming is a premium feature on this TV. The XBR-49X900E is an exceptional 49 inch 4K TV and is not only a Smart-Review top pick, but has won our BEST OF 2017 award.

Sony XBR X900E 4K Ultra HD TV Series 49-inch
    HDTV Features

  • *New 2017 Model
  • 4K Ultra HD TV
  • High Dynamic Range (4K HDR)
  • 4K Processor X1™ engine
  • X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™
  • Smart TV w/Voice Control
  • Android TV™ with Chromecast Built-in
  • 2160p (3840×2160)
  • 178 degree viewing angles
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • Four HDMI 2.0 Connections
  • HEVC (H.265) Decoder
  • 20 Watt Sound System
  • Android TV System
  • Latest Wi-Fi Standards
  • Motionflow® XR 960
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • 4K X-Reality™ Pro

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