This review of the Sony XBR65X900E and XBR75X940D looks at two entry to mid-range 4K UHD Smart TVs from Sony. These are both very solid pieces of kit with some high-quality specs. There are quite a few differences between the two Smart TVs, as we will explore. This includes their color enhancing technology, sizes available and contrast technology. s you will see when you read this article, the 900E is a newer Smart TV with more options and notable upgrades from the 750D.
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An immediate and very noticeable difference between these two series of smart TV is the size available. There are many size variations with the XBR65X900E, which is the 65-inch option out of a total four in the series. The XBR65X750D, however, just has the one size available. Here is a list to compare this:
- 49 Inch: XBR49X900E
- 55 Inch: XBR55X900E
- 65 Inch: XBR65X900E & XBR65X750D
- 75 Inch: XBR75X900E
This is certainly one consideration to think about when comparing the two as the 750D series offers much less flexibility. However, if you have looked up these specific models then the chances are you have already taken this into account.
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2.Design, Dimensions & Weight
This section is for more as a point of reference rather than something that should inform your decision. The below dimensions exclude the stand but the weight includes it. These Smart TVs are bothe flat screen too.
- 49 Inch: 43.1″ x 24.9″ x 2.5″ & 41 lbs
- 55 Inch: 48.4″ x 27.9″ x 2.4″ & 53 lbs
- 65 Inch: 57″ x 32.8″ x 2.4″ & 77.16 lbs
- 75 inch: 66″ x 37.9″ x 2.6″ & 98.6 lbs
- 65 Inch: 62″ x 8.66″ x 38.13″ & 50.9 lbs
The 900E and 750D are both LED 4K Ultra High Definition TVs. Sony uses their 4K X-Reality Pro to master and provides video which can be either native 4K or upscaled 4K from a lower resolution. The main resolution displayed is 3840 x 2160p, although it supports the following:
- 1080p (60)
- 1080i (60)
- 720p (60)
- 4096 x 2160p (24, 60 Hz),
- 3840 x 2160p (24, 30, 60 Hz),
- 1080p (30, 60 Hz),
- 1080/24p, 1080i (60 Hz),
- 720p (30, 60 Hz),
4.Light & Contrast
The backlighting and contrasting technology of the XBR65X900E and XBR65X750D are similar, although the former has some better specs. Both of these models use direct LED Backlight and use a Dynamic Contrast Enhancer which provides texture, energy, bright highlights, and deep blacks. The 900E has X-tended Dynamic Range PRO technology which enhances the brightness width to build upon the Dynamic Contrast Enhancer.
The technology used to deliver color rich and well-contrasted footage is different between the 900E and 750D. The technology in the newer 900E undoubtedly allows it to take the lead over the older 750D.
Colors of 900E
The 900E TV has TRILUMINOS Display to enhance colors for a more realistic viewing. A wider palette of colors come across and there is a wider color gamut. TRILUMINOS particularly succeeds in reproducing the highest quality reds, greens, and blues, which are some of the hardest colors to get right. This also allows skin tones to be sleekly displayed thanks to the more precise color gradiation. The 900E comes with a 4K HDR Processor X1 which has Object-based HDR remaster and Super Bit Mapping. This gives purer colors at higher brightness levels. Precision Color Mapping is a technology that optimizes each color uniquely in real time. This gives a rich saturating look to each and every color.
Colors of 750D
The 750D certainly has a lower quality of color display and less tech for it compared to the 900E. It uses the same Precision Color Mapping for optimizing colors in each scene but lacks the newer processor and TRILUMINOS tech that so profoundly crafts a beautiful picture in the 900E.
Much of the tech that we have referred to so far that is found in the XBR65X900E better at displaying black lighting. This includes the X-tended Dynamic Range Pro and other contrast and lighting technology.
The technology implemented into both the 900E and XBR65X750D is the Motionflow XR 960. The flow and smoothness of footage played on each of these TVs is equal at a refresh rate ov120Hz.
The XBR65X900E and XBR65X750D both have a 2.0 channel 20 Watt sound system comprised of two 10 Watt speakers. High-resolution 24-bit audio is played from their Bass Reflex Speaker. This gives bunch bass to suit every occasion without interfering with the quality. This has a Built-in subwoofer to engage the lowest bass frequencies so the impact of the cinematic and music experiences from the TV is more profound. Many customers do not think that the TV speakers are up to scratch, so it is highly recommended you buy or use your own. The X900E and X750D typically have the option to purchase a soundbar as a package with the TV.
Sony has adopted Googles Android TV as its go Smart TV OS. The XBR65X900E and XBR65X750D have this built in to their hardware and have the same features and entertainment options available. From here there is a range of apps accessible such as:
- Youtube Kids
- Google Play
- & many. many more
There is also an inbuilt Chromecast which allows users to stream media wirelessly from their devices directly to the TV in no time at all.
What is especially neat about Android TV is the built in Google Assistant. Using the phrase “OK Google” you can command functions, making the TV essentially a smart hub. You could even control Philips Hue Lighting or other smart devices with it.
The wireless and wired connectivity and compatibility is the same across the two TVs and are as follows:
- 4 HDMI,
- 2 USB 2.0
- 1 USB 3.0
- 1 Component/Composite Hybrid
- 1 Composite
- Google Assistant
When it comes down to comparing the most important features of the XBR65X900E and XBR65X750D, the former is clearly better. Superior contrasting and color technology reflects how the 900E series is an upgraded version of the 750D. This technology is ultimately responsible for a higher quality of video played back on the screen.
Beyond this, there aren’t too many other notable differences between these two other than the 900E series having multiple size options. The smart TV features are the same as is the audio quality.
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