The XBR-X900H is the best-performing midpriced Sony TV I’ve tested in years, with excellent contrast and brightness, accurate color and plenty of punch with. Add to that a solid smart TV system, sleek styling and cutting-edge features and you’ve got a great television for anyone who values Sony’s brand but doesn’t want to pony up for one of its .
- Excellent overall image quality
- Best-in-class connectivity
- Available in an 85-inch size
- More affordable than equivalent Samsung
- More expensive than competing TVs with similar picture quality
The key to this TV’s image quality, as with allsets that perform well in my side-by-side tests, is well implemented . It improves black levels and contrast by illuminating different areas of the screen separately as needed. In some crucial ways, such as reducing stray illumination with HDR, the X900H beat the similarly equipped in those tests, but in other ways the TCL won out, with superior brightness and contrast overall. The Sony also costs more than the TCL, so it’s not my top recommendation for people who want the best image quality for the money.
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