Sony KD-55X9000E 4K HDR Android Smart LED LCD TV
Whenever it comes to launching the best quality TV set that has been designed with an updated version of the technology, Sony has always come out as the ‘King’ in this respect. The launch of their new Sony KD55X9000E 55″ 4K HDR Android Smart LED LCD TV is pretty damn impressive. In addition to offering a beautiful display, the smart technology with which the TV has been designed is a complete game changer when it comes to the user experience.
KD55X9000E 55″ 4K HDR Android Smart LED LCD TV from the house of Sony which might not prove to be pocket-friendly for the majority. However, the question arises whether the product is worth the money? So today we are set to review this product and put our final thoughts on the TV.
- 55 (139cm) Screen Size
- Ultra HD & 3840 x 2160
- Dolby Digital Plus Sound
- 4 x HDMI & 3 x USB
- Bass Reflex Speaker HDR compatibility
Well, as far the design is concerned, Sony KD55X9000E 55″ is not only sleek but can be termed as a super sleek TV which adds an essence of sophistication to the interiors of your home. The TV has a narrow aluminium frame which makes the TV look slim and allows the eyes to focus on the large screen.
Its unique stand will give you a cable-free front with which you can hide all the wires from the set-top box or Blu ray players at the back of the stand.
Also, the TV has been designed in such a way that all the cables are hidden at the back of the TV which restores the elegance of the device. Thus, we personally feel that design wise the TV is quite elegant that will help your home look classier.
You may find experts arguing on the fact that OLED is way more superior when it comes to picture quality of a TV, Sony KD55X9000E has a stunning picture quality. With a screen size of 55-inches along with a resolution of 3840×2160 and ultra HD screen resolution, the picture quality can be compared with nothing less than ‘coming alive’.
The 4K HDR Processor X1 with Object-based HDR and Super Bit Mapping showcases a picture quality with pure colour when the brightness is adjusted to a higher level. When we did a picture quality test, we actually had to increase the brightness a bit for a more natural picture with better detail and clarity. Also, when we played a video, we did not see any blurring or glitch and the video played pretty smoothly. Not to forget, the quality and the colour were supremely flawless when we compared the same video by playing it in other TV.
Another feature which adds to the stunning picture quality of this set is the TRILUMINOS Display. It has a specially developed backlight which has been created with a wider palette of colour so that the subtle colours do not become oversaturated. Thus, we were quite impressed by the stunning picture and video quality as we were able to detect the smallest of the details owing to its extraordinary clarity for a better experience.
Next, we decided to test the sound quality of the TV and we were quite impressed by the audio quality as well. The Sony KD-55X9000E is infused with ClearAudio+ fine-tunes TV sound for an extraordinary sound experience that will wrap or surround you from all the sides. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology is responsible to restore the natural sound of low-resolution internet videos, catch up TV and other heavily compressed files which most of the time does not sound good. Other features like Clear Phase and Cinematic S-Force Front Surround doubles up the game of sound for this TV set. Overall, the audio version of this TV is pretty good compared to other 4K TVs available in the market and the audio quality should be sounding great even in a large room. Thus, you can hear music, dialogue or surrounding effects with greater precision and separation.
Well, with all that being said we are finally heading towards the features of Sony KD-55X9000E.
X-tended Dynamic Range PRO:
A unique backlighting algorithm constantly reflects a far wider brightness range than a conventional LED TV for the most dazzling lights and deepest blacks.
The 4K HDR Processor X1:
with Object-based HDR remaster and Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR technology gives true colours at higher brightness levels for truly natural pictures.
A High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible TV will transform the way you look at the TV. Coupled with 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, colour and contrast.
A TRILUMINOS™ Display with its specially-developed backlight selectively maps colours across a wider range and ensuring complex colours do not become oversaturated and unnatural.
4K X-Reality PRO:
It allows you discover a magnificent world of extraordinary clarity with every single pixel enhanced beautifully.
It just makes your smart TV a tad smarter. You can now enjoy many of your favourite smartphone and tablet experiences on a big, beautiful BRAVIA screen. Android TV with advanced voice control lets you connect and access content, from movies and TV shows to thousands of apps, simply by talking.
Motion flow XR:
keeps the action smooth even in fast-moving sequences by creating and inserting extra frames between the original ones. It analyses the fundamental visual factors on successive frames and then calculates the split second of missing action in the sequences.
Super Bit Mappin 4K HDR:
It is responsible for creating a smoother, more natural picture by minimising its colour banding. With 14-bit powerful signal processing, it splits up the solid bands of colour of an 8-bit or 10-bit source, up-converting to 14-bit equivalent gradation, with 64 times more colour levels. It delivers exquisite photography of faces, sunsets and other areas of complex colour scale.
Google Voice Search:
Say what you want to see with voice search by which you can spend less time browsing and more time watching. Voice search on Android TV provides you with the capability of Google search, allowing you to find content across different services without the trouble of time-consuming text entry.
The humble content bar quickly lets you find the movie, TV show or video you’re looking for. Call up the Content bar and you can keep watching, while you browse through live TV, videos on demand, downloaded TV shows and much more
Digital recorder USB HDD REC:
Now you can store your favourite TV shows on an external USB hard disk drive to enjoy whenever you want. USB HDD REC allows one-touch and timer recording of a digital broadcast onto any USB HDD device up to 2TB in capacity. While viewing the show, press REC to start recording and it will automatically stop at the end of the programme.
HDR gaming with PlayStation:
Sony’s 4K HDR televisions are perfect companions for PlayStation4 and PlayStation4 Pro consoles. Thus, engage yourself in an active, fun-filled gaming experience with vivid textures and profoundly vibrant colours.
Now, this TV takes the crown when we focussed on the connectivity issue. This Android TV brings great content to you, like Google Play so you can spend less time browsing and more time watching. It’s even simpler now with remote powered voice search and Chromecast built-in – a feature that allows you to surrender content from your mobile device to your TV in full quality. Thus, experience an endless entertainment with YouTube and Netflix at the press of a button with Sony’s new remote.
BRAVIA is Chromecast built-in ready so you can easily experience your favourite entertainment like YouTube or Netflix from your own device on to the stunning BRAVIA screen. You can cast it from Android, iOS, or your laptop. Plus, the Google Voice Search feature has made things all the more simple as you will be able to skip the work of typing on the search bar which can be done with your voice.
Apart from that, you can now record your favourite show with the use of USB HDD REC feature which allows one-touch and timer recording of a digital broadcast onto any USB HDD device up to 2TB in capacity. While we tested the connectivity, we did not find any disturbance with the connecting issue and things went on quite smoothly.
Warranty and Support
Warranty Period: 1year
Price and availability:
This Sony KD-55X9000E 4K HDR Android Smart LED LCD TV is priced at Rs. 204,900/- (MRP).
With its enhanced video processing, unique features, far more strong sound and a huge leap in HDR-friendly brightness, the 55X9000E is a major improvement over its predecessor. In fact, it delivers one of the most impressive HDR experience. Thus, if you are ready to spend a handsome amount of money to get the best television experience, we will tell you to purchase Sony 55X9000E without any second thought for an unforgettable user experience.