Sony A90J (OLED)

Sony A90J (65" OLED)

Sony A90J (OLED)

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BEST RATING
Movies & TV shows:
4.8
PICTURE QUALITY: Very Good8.7/10
MOVIES & TV: Excellent9.1/10
GAMING: Very Good8.8/10
SPORTS: Excellent9.2/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.5/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.9/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.3/10

The Sony A90J is a high-end OLED TV known for its excellent overall picture quality, making it a perfect fit for movie enthusiasts and those who enjoy watching sports. It also has a very good dark room performance due to its perfect black levels, but keep in mind that it might not be as bright in a sunny room compared to TVs with better brightness capabilities. For gamers, the A90J offers very good features such as 4k at 120Hz support, ensuring smooth gameplay. It includes great speakers and supports advanced audio formats like Dolby Atmos, enhancing the viewing experience with rich sound. However, this TV comes at a higher price point, so it’s a consideration if you’re looking for premium quality and are willing to invest more. If using it as a computer monitor is important to you, the A90J performs very well in this respect. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Excellent dark room performance
  • Very good overall picture quality
  • Good for sports content
  • Very good viewing angles
  • Effective reflection handling
Cons
  • Bright room performance is only good
  • No support for HDR10+
  • Good but not top-tier brightness for HDR
  • Chromas very good but not best

Ratings by Category

Movies & TV shows:
4.8
The Sony A90J OLED TV is excellent for watching movies and cinematic TV because it offers perfect black levels with high contrast and uniformity, key for deep, immersive scenes, and it also provides vibrant, true-to-life colors with wide viewing angles that maintain the picture quality for multiple viewers.
Sports:
4.8
The Sony A90J is excellent for watching sports because it exhibits outstanding motion handling, ensuring that fast-moving scenes are clear and fluid, and it also has a wide viewing angle which maintains picture quality even when viewed from the side.
Gaming:
4.7
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.7
PerfectRec’s news, talk, & other TV score prioritizes upscaling, brightness, contrast, out of the box color accuracy, and screen uniformity. This is because almost all news and talk shows are created in Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) with lower resolutions, such as 720P and 1080P. The purpose of this prioritization is to ensure that lower resolution content looks good on a 4K display and to help you identify which TV will perform best when watching live TV via Cable, Satellite, or Antenna.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.6
The Sony A90J excels in displaying cartoons and animation due to its 'Very Good' performance in colors straight out of the box, ensuring vibrant and accurate hues without the need for calibration. Additionally, its OLED panel provides a 'Good' color gamut for a wide range of colors, enhancing the lively and varied palettes typically found in animated content.
Overall Picture:
4.6
The Sony A90J boasts exceptional picture quality mainly because of its perfect contrast and flawless black uniformity, characteristic of OLED displays, providing deep and true blacks that enhance HDR content. Additionally, the TV has very good colors out of the box, which, along with a good color volume, ensures a vibrant and accurate image without the need for immediate professional calibration.
Bright Room:
4.1
The Sony A90J has a good SDR brightness and excellent reflection handling, making it suitable for bright rooms; it also boasts an OLED screen that delivers high contrast and vivid colors, enhancing the overall viewing experience in various lighting conditions.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$3,000
Brand
Sony
Release Date
March 2, 2021
Full name
XR-65A90J
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TV
Sound Quality Score
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8.9/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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8.8/10
Bright Room Score
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7.3/10
Gaming Score
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8.9/10
Movies & TV Score
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9.2/10
Sports Score
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9.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.8" x 1.6"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
32.8" x 59.1"
Weight without Stand
49.6 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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10/10
Local Dimming
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10/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2
Speaker Power
60 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
Up to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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Simon Lucas | June 2021
"In every meaningful department – motion control, contrast, edge definition, detail levels, you name it the A90J puts in a memorably accomplished shift. In fact, the Sony proves outstanding at handling on-screen motion of any and every kind. By the standards of television audio systems, the A90J is a notably punchy and genuinely dynamic performer."

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