When you need the maximum TV diagonal for a minimum of money, and the quality of the picture does not play a role, it’s time to look in the direction of Chinese noname-brands. When reliability and image quality are important, but still not a priority, Samsung has an inexpensive 75-inch panels, but if you are not ready to compromise on the quality of the picture and the diagonal, welcome to Sony, but immediately prepare $ 2500.
With the price it is clear. The Japanese electronics can’t be cheap. But will the Sony KD-75XH9096 be able to compete with the Samsung flagship on technical parameters?
Most likely not. This TV can be called a flagship TV, but with a big stretch. It has an HDMI 2.1 connector for fast transmission of huge amounts of information, a fast matrix, high contrast and sophisticated technologies like local dimming. But at the same time, 4K mode is limited by the refresh rate, the sound is simplest, and some competitors have higher contrast.
All other characteristics:
- Diagonal: 75 inches or 189 cm. In other words, the panel is actually on the wall;
- Resolution: 4K, 3840×2160;
- Matrix: VA;
- Backlighting: Direct LED Full Array, that is, the number of LEDs around the perimeter of the matrix is greater than with conventional Direct LED backlighting. Of course, there is a function of Local Dimming, and at Full Array backlighting it works perfectly! Of course, the OLED matrix, which doesn’t have black pixels glowing from a word at all, is still far away, but that’s something!;
- Contrast: 5000:1 is not bad, but it could have been better. TOP Samsung- and LG-panels may have a contrast of up to 6000:1 on VA-panels;
- Brightness: up to 1200 cd/m2 in HDR mode – great! Those who don’t know, it speaks about true support and ability to play video with HDR (extended dynamic range): HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Many TVs with a peak brightness of up to 400 cd/m2 play the corresponding content, but do not display the smallest details in the light and dark areas of the frames as required by HDR; Sony KD-75XH9096 – displays;
- Refresh rate: 120 Hz in Full HD or 60 Hz in 4K resolution;
- Ports: There is an HDM I2.1 to connect to PS5, but only one port. Also Smart TV have Wi-Fi ac, Ethernet port;
- Sound: 2 speakers 10W each. For such a huge diagonal, it is rather a drawback, but the speakers themselves are clean, though without the bottom. To create a full-fledged cinema it is desirable to take some good soundbar with a subwoofer.
Sony KD-75XH9096 is more expensive than Samsung and inferior to them in many respects. However, it is a brand, it is Japan, it is a TV, which gives a chic 4K-image with a true HDR, but the upscale SD content (artificial quality improvement and increased resolution) – nothing. However, take a cool Sony panel and look at it SD-video … well, such a thing for yourself.