sony: Sony Bravia X90K review: Checks most boxes

The Sony Bravia X90K runs the Google TV operating system with some Sony customizations. Setting up the TV is very easy. Just download the Google Home app, which will automatically detect the TV. All you have to do is follow the instructions to set up the TV. That’s it.

The TV comes preloaded with a range of OTT apps including Netflix, Prime Video etc. More apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store which also comes preloaded.

Speaking of UI design and overall performance. The TV offers smooth operation and there is no lag or lag when navigating the apps and menu. Opening and closing the apps is fast enough.

The UI is mainly Google TV with a layered UI that displays apps and recommended shows from movies from different OTT platforms and is also customizable. In terms of settings and UI, Sony has added a minimal layer that shows all settings options including sound settings, display settings and more.

Speaking of audio quality, the TV’s four-speaker setup produces loud and clear output. The bass reproduction is also outstanding for TV standards. However, what surprised us is the surround sound and dynamic range. Thanks to Dolby Audio, the sound wanders from one direction to the other. Although it’s not as good as the Dolby soundbar or speaker. But the TV does a compensable job of producing sound effects, vocals and bass effects.

Voices are loud and clear, and thanks to the tweeters, they feel like the TV screen is a speaker itself. Which changes the entire viewing experience.

Speaking of panel quality, the TV has deep blacks, a best-in-class contrast ratio and impressive dynamic range. The colors are bold and bold. The TV event does not disappoint in terms of offering details.

The icing on the cake is that the TV offers a range of picture presets that can be changed to customize the display quality based on the content you’re watching. If that wasn’t enough, the TV also has custom controls that allow you to adjust everything from brightness, contrast, and so on. The same goes for the sound, the TV has a special custom equalizer. The TV also supports 360 Spatial Sound and works with the SRS-NS7 portable speaker with Bravia XR to deliver a Dolby Atmos experience with a WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter.

Thanks to the built-in upscaling technology, even non-4K content is a breeze on the Sony X90K. The TV is also a good choice for gamers as it offers a 120Hz refresh rate with variable refresh rates.

In addition, the TV has built-in Alexa and Google Assistant. There is support for Chromecast, Apple HomeKit and AirPlay.

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