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90
Global
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Summary

Critics are calling the Bravia X900 series "the best TV we've ever tested" (TrustedReviews) and "the best TV ever made" (TechRadar), which should help explain why we've given it a score of 90. Why, then, have we also tagged it with a "Wait to Buy" status? Quite simply because, at a price of $5,000 and up, it's still much more expensive than virtually all other current TVs, including plenty that are nearly as good. Plus, since most of that higher price is due to the fact that the X900 is an Ultra HD TV series, and there's very little Ultra HD programming currently available, we recommend waiting a while before buying any UHDTV. Prices will come down as they become more common, and some cheaper ones may well be the next "best TVs" tested by the experts -- though if you have $25,000 to spare, and you pick up the 84-inch version of the X900, we know where we'll be going for our next "Game of Thrones" marathon.

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AdrianAlexis
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Model

Key Specs

Type
LCD (84 inches)
Native resolution
Other

General

Type
LCD (LED backlight) (84 inches)
Native resolution
Other (3840, 2160)

Video modes

Video formats
2160p [4K UHDTV], 1080p
3D support
yes

Media and connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Remote

Remote (included)
yes (Programmable)
RS-232 control
yes

Inputs

Video inputs (rear)
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite (1 inputs) (2 inputs) (v1.4) (1 inputs)

Audio

Integrated speakers
Virtual surround
Model
XBR-55X900A

Key Specs

Type
LCD (55 inches)
Native resolution
3840 x 2160

General

Type
LCD (LED backlight) (55 inches)
Native resolution
3840 x 2160

Video modes

Video formats
2160p [4K UHDTV], 1080p
3D support
yes

Media and connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Remote

Remote (included)
yes (Programmable)
RS-232 control
yes

Inputs

Video inputs (rear)
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite (1 inputs) (2 inputs) (v1.4) (1 inputs)

Audio

Integrated speakers
Virtual surround
Model
XBR-65X900A

Key Specs

Type
LCD (65 inches)
Native resolution
Other

General

Type
LCD (LED backlight) (65 inches)
Native resolution
Other (3840, 2160)

Video modes

Video formats
1080p
3D support
yes

Media and connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Remote

Remote (included)
yes (Programmable)
RS-232 control
yes

Inputs

Video inputs (rear)
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite (1 inputs) (2 inputs) (v1.4) (1 inputs)

Audio

Integrated speakers
Virtual surround
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