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Sony X90J review: robust in image and connections

“The smart screen of the Japanese brand makes it feel like you don’t need anything else to provide a complete entertainment experience, both in terms of image and sound.”

Pros

  • Well defined images

  • Vivid and accurate colors

  • High frame rate

  • Compatible with the best standards

  • Wireless playback from Apple computers

Cons

  • High contrast is indistinguishable on the main interface

What would be the main reason for acquiring a smart screen without counting the fact that we want to view our favorite series and movies with the best quality? Make it a central part of the smart home? Interconnect with other teams for a more diverse experience? The Sony X90J 55-inch went through our analysis table, so we tell you everything that makes it an ideal candidate to replace your old screen.

Regarding its design – if you decide to put it on a piece of furniture as was done for this review – the support leaves enough space to add a sound bar like the Sonos Beam 2, which is designed for Smart TVs smaller than 50 inches .

The ports and inputs were placed in the widest space on the back of the panel, on its left side, and are enough to connect up to four devices via HDMI and two USB flash drives, or link the TV directly to the network via Ethernet medium, among other possibilities.

The Sonos Beam 2 requires the only HDMI eARC input on the screen, especially to take advantage of the two devices’ Dolby Atmos support, the surround sound technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.

In general, the television looks good in the space where you decide to put, although it also gives the alternative of mounting it on the wall. The lower bezel shows that it is a Sony TV, one that is prepared to be more than interactive.

Quick start

The Sony X90J integrates Google TV as an operating system, which means that setup is made easy by using the app of Google Home, which works as a kind of hub of the different devices designed for the smart home.

Sony X90J

Once in the home interface, people can start voice searches through the button that activates the Google Assistant on the remote control, view the services of streaming installed in the configuration, find and install new platforms in different categories and go to your library, where purchases, rentals and content are stored for later viewing.

The remote control stands out for being easy to handle and for having direct shortcuts to YouTube, Netflix, Disney Plus and Prime Video.

When it comes time to log into an audio and video application, there are no problems either: the process can be carried out with the browser on your phone or computer. Then, it is possible that, in a short time, the user will have a screen ready to give play to your favorite shows and series.

In other words, Google TV makes things very easy by showing a simple interface, quickly accessing any subscription and classifying that content to play later. Of course, the experience is enriched if people have several services of streaming hired, however, it is not impossible to have fun with little money.

Image and sound performance

Sony boasts that its X90J is a smart display packed with technology. It integrates developments that allow “ultra-realistic” images (Full Array LED panel), wider color gamut with an improved range of hue and saturation (Cognitive Processor XR), brightness adjustment to increase light peaks and offer deeper blacks in shadows (XR Contrast Booster 5), 2K signal conversion to four times the quality of Full HD (4K XR), immersive sound experience via sound positioning tweeters on the back of the TV, and 120 frame frame rate per second in related content. That’s not counting its IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos support.

Sony X90J

But how is it that all these advances are translated into the experience of simply viewing a film or chapter of a series? Contents not optimized in 4K or with Dolby Atmos do present an improvement in both definition and color. They even come considerably close to those that are of recent production.

In the picture modes, which can be chosen in the settings, it is possible to choose one of the following options: vivid, standard, cinema, IMAX Enhanced, and custom. The first “highlights” the colors in a conspicuous way, while IMAX Enhanced seeks the best balance in graphics and audio, for example.

Regarding Ultra HD content and with some technology from Dolby Laboratories, increasingly coming from platforms such as Apple TV Plus, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Prime Video and Netflix, the Sony panel brings out the best of itself. A proposal like Ted lasso displays optimal contrast, detailed graphics and fluid images.

The picture modes that can be chosen in optimized productions are: Vivid, Dolby Vision Bright, and Dolby Vision Dark. The second seems the most balanced almost for everything. Either way, in the settings it is also possible to quickly change the brightness level.

In the recently launched LG televisions, that style of image stands out that reveals even the pores of the skin of the characters. On the other hand, Sony’s go more in that way that reinforces that what people are watching is a fiction, a high-quality one at least in terms of production. Choosing between one and the other will depend on the tastes of each person.

Lastly, when it comes to audio, it’s powerful and clear even at its highest level. It is true that the experience improves with the Sonos Beam 2, but if you cannot purchase this or the other, the result offered by the sound system of the television is satisfactory.

Wireless connectivity

The Sony X90J stands out for its considerable number of ports and inputs, but what about its wireless capabilities? The fact that it works with Google TV does not mean that it does not accept the AirPlay standard or Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant.

Sony X90J

Depending on the “technological ecosystem” of each person, they could request with their voice some content (programs for children, for example), see the image of the smart camera from outside or play a playlist Apple Music, all on the TV without the need for any cables.

The panel also has Chromecast integrated, which allows you to display your personal photos and videos in Google Photos to control the slide show of a presentation only with your cell phone.

Thus, the option of the Japanese brand is more than equipped to respond to different consumer profiles, to the needs of those who are Apple lovers and those who decided to build their home with the full range of devices prepared for the Google Assistant. .

Conclusions

The X90J is also available in 65 and 75 inches. The one that served our tests (55 inches) is large enough to “fill” a large room or room with entertainment.

If you want to integrate a sound bar in front of the panel, the recommendation is to opt for one that is not taller than 6.5 centimeters; you run the risk of locking the screen if you pass this measure.

However, the TV makes you feel like you don’t need anything else to provide a full picture and sound entertainment experience. The only thing that could perhaps be claimed is that its contrast level is reduced when navigating through the main interface.

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