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Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV

November 10, 2014 by  
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Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED UHDTV

Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV

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*New for 2014. The top rated Sony XBR-55X900B X900B series is Sony’s premium 4K Ultra HD 55-inch 3D LED backlit TV. 4K TVs have four times the resolution of Full HD (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). 4K is the same resolution as a movie movie theater, only now you can view it at home. Its new 4K X-Reality Pro™ Image Processor and TRILUMINOS™ panel provide for best picture. Sony is a leader in 4K TV technology, and has Sony 4K projectors installed at most movie theaters. Features include 3D ready capability, Edge lit (local dimming), 24p True Cinema®, Sony’s Motionflow® XR 960 high framerate technology which increases the framerate for a sharper and smoother image compared to regular 60Hz hdtvs. Access to Sony’s Entertainment Network (TV shows, online videos, games), as well as (Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, HuluPlus, Twitter, Skype Ready, news, sports, weather and more ) on your internet ready TV through an ethernet cable, or by using the Built-in WiFi adapter (b/g/n). 2D to 3D Conversion. 3D content from cable, satellite, games, and Blu-ray disc can be viewed with Active 3D glasses (2 pairs included). The XBR55X900B offers Ultra HD 4K resolution (3840×2160). Plug in up to 4 HDMI devices (HDMI 2.0). Enjoy the convenience of a sleep timer. Includes NTSC, ATSC HD, and QAM tuners.

Sony 4K X-Reality Pro Chip

Sony's 4K image processor

Sony’s best 4K X-Reality Pro Processor upconverts standard HD to 4K. Premium sound system with large speakers and subwoofers (65 watts of power). Presence Sensor, can turn off the picture when you leave the room. Ambient sensor adjusts brightness according to brightness of the room. 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), Skype Ready, MHL, Screen Mirroring, Headphone Jack. The 55X900B includes Two Remote Controls.

Latest 4K TV Standards: The Sony XBR-X900B Series has the latest 4K standards including the HEVC (H.265) decoder. HEVC is the latest compression technology which allows streaming video and 4K video content 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 framerates in 4K. This will allow action movies, 4K camcorder video, and sports to operate at the higher 60fps for smoother image quality.

Dimensions: 58.9″ x 31.3″ x 12.6″ (84.0 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 58.9″ x 29.6″ x 4.7″ (82.4 lbs.) without stand

Available Sizes: 65-inch, 55-inch

Smart-Review Commentary: For 2014, Sony’s top rated XBR55X900B 55-Inch 4K TV Sony’s best edge lit LED 4K TV. The new model has a wedge shape, which allows for much larger speakers and sound quality. 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 10 years experience with 4K projectors, as most theaters today have a Sony projector installed. We previewed the X900B Series at CES 2014, and the picture was outstanding, and the sound system was great, having 350% more power (65 watts) than typical HDTVs. This TV is also a 3D TV and includes 2 pairs of 3D Active glasses (same as the movie theater). It has a Built-in WiFi adapter for wireless communication with your home network, , Triluminos Display, Motionflow® XR960, and Sony’s 4K X-Reality™ Pro Engine. The X-Reality pro engine can upconvert all of your regular HD up to near 4K quality.

This 4K TV has a new technology called X-tended Dynamic Range, for whiter whites, and deeper blacks. The picture and colors really pop with this technology and presents one of the best pictures in 4K that we have seen. You can access the Sony Entertainment Network which provides internet content such as Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube™, Pandora, Facebook, Skype, and a browser. The TV comes with 2 remotes. A regular remote, and a Touchpad Remote for Smart TV and Web browsing functions. Netflix has announced 4K content will be available in 2014, and this TV is ready with its built-in HEVC (H.265) decoder. The X900B series is one of the few TVs to have the Triluminous panel which is only available on Sony’s high end TVs. The Dynamic Edge LED backlighting provides local dimming for best contrast. These upgrades provide exceptional colors, higher contrast and unformity, as well as energy savings. As usual, Sony has produced a very striking and stylish set, huge speakers, along with a very strong feature set. This set has HDMI 2.0 (the latest standard), which will allow the highest framerates of 4K video. It is future ready and supports next generation 4K players and services. See our coverage of the Sony XBR55X900B in the video below. The XBR-55X900B is an exceptional TV and is a Smart-Review top pick for 2014 for 4K TVs.

Sony XBR X900B 4K Ultra HD Series 55-inch
X900B Series 4K TV
X900B Series 4K TV
    4K TV Features

  • *New 2014 Model
  • 4K Ultra HD TV
  • 3D Ready TV
  • Smart TV w/Touchpad Remote
  • Includes 3D Glasses
  • 1080p (1920×1080)
  • X-tended Dynamic Range
  • Triluminos™ Display
  • Four HDMI 2.0 Connections
  • HEVC (H.265) Decoder
  • 65 Watt Sound System
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • Wi-Fi Adapter Built-in
  • Infinite Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • Motionflow® XR 960
  • DLNA Certified
  • 4K X-Reality™ Pro

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Sony’s XBR X900B Series 4K Ultra HD TVs – at CES 2014

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