Sony X90J (LCD)

Sony X90J (65" LCD)

Sony X90J (LCD)

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BEST RATING
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.7
PICTURE QUALITY: Good7.8/10
MOVIES & TV: Good7.9/10
GAMING: Very Good8.2/10
SPORTS: Good7.1/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.3/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.9/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.6/10

The Sony X90J is an LCD TV that offers good overall picture quality and is very good for gaming, making it a suitable choice for gamers. For those who like watching movies and sports, this TV also performs well in these areas. If you tend to watch TV in a room with lots of light, you'll be pleased to know that this model has a nice bright room performance but reflections handling is not as strong, so placement away from direct light might be important. On the downside, its viewing angle is limited, which means the picture quality can degrade if you're not sitting directly in front of the TV. The TV has three stand positions to accommodate different setups, including one that allows space for a soundbar. It supports Dolby Vision and HLG for HDR content but does not support HDR10+. With a midrange price, it strikes a balance between cost and features for those looking for a quality viewing experience without breaking the bank. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall picture quality
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good in bright rooms
  • Good dark room performance
  • Excellent color accuracy out of box
Cons
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Reflections can be distracting
  • Not the brightest in HDR
  • Sound quality is good, not great

Ratings by Category

News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.7
The Sony X90J is well-suited for watching news and TV programs due to its excellent SDR Brightness, ensuring that the picture remains clear and visible even in well-lit rooms. Additionally, its strong upscaling capability improves the quality of lower-resolution content, which is common with broadcast television.
Gaming:
4.5
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.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.5
The Sony X90J excels in displaying cartoons and animation due to its excellent performance in colors straight out of the box, ensuring that the animations look vibrant and accurate without the need for additional calibration. Additionally, it has a good color gamut and volume, contributing to a wider range of colors and the ability to maintain those colors at different brightness levels, which is essential for the varied and dynamic hues often found in animated content.
Movies & TV shows:
4.4
The Sony X90J provides an immersive movie and cinematic TV experience due to its very good black uniformity, which enhances contrast and makes dark scenes look more realistic. However, the more limited viewing angles could make the picture quality appear less consistent when viewing from an off-center angle.
Bright Room:
4.3
The Sony X90J is well-suited for bright rooms because it delivers strong SDR and HDR brightness, ensuring that the picture remains visible and vibrant even when there's a lot of ambient light. Additionally, the TV handles reflections decently, minimizing the impact of stray light on the viewing experience.
Overall Picture:
4.3
The Sony X90J boasts excellent contrast and local dimming which produce deep blacks and enhance HDR performance, creating a compelling viewing experience. Additionally, its colors out of the box are rated as excellent, ensuring vibrant and accurate images without the need for immediate calibration.
Sports:
4.0
The Sony X90J is well-suited for watching sports due to its excellent motion processing capabilities, ensuring smooth action on screen. However, its handling of reflections is not as strong, which could be a concern in very bright environments.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$998
Brand
Sony
Release Date
April 3, 2021
Full name
XR-65X90J
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TV
Sound Quality Score
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7.3/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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7.8/10
Bright Room Score
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7.7/10
Gaming Score
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8.2/10
Movies & TV Score
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7.9/10
Sports Score
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7.1/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 57.2" x 2.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.6" x 57.2"
Weight without Stand
50.5 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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7.6/10
Local Dimming
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8/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
Up to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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