Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H are both introduced as 55-Inch 4K LED TV from Sony’s 2020 TV lineup. They are two 4K LED TV models from Sony that come with Full Array LED Backlight. From their model number, we can guess that Sony XBR55X950H is the model that positioned higher than Sony XBR55X900H. What is the reason to choose Sony XBR55X950H that positioned higher? In order to know the reason to choose Sony XBR55X950H as the higher model, we will talk more about similarities and differences between Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H in this article.
What are Their Similarities?
We can find that there are a number of similarities between Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H as they both come as 55-Inch 4K LED TV from Sony’s 2020 TV lineup. Let’s take a look at their similar specs and features in the table below, before we talk more about their similarities.
|Sony XBR55X950H||Sony XBR55X900H|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Backlight Technology||Full Array LED||Full Array LED|
|Dimming Technology||Local Dimming||Local Dimming|
|Picture Engine||4K X-Reality Pro||4K X-Reality Pro|
|Motion Technology||X-Motion Clarity (120Hz Native)||X-Motion Clarity (120Hz Native)|
|Smart TV Platform||Sony Android TV||Sony Android TV|
|Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa||Supported||Supported|
|Remote Control||Voice Remote Control||Voice Remote Control|
|Speaker Output||10 W + 10 W||10 W + 10 W|
We can talk more about the differences between Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H after we look at their similar specs and features in the table above.
1. Full Array Local Dimming Backlight with 4K X-Reality Pro
The LED display of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H come with Full Array Local Dimming Backlight. Full Array Local Dimming Backlight is able to provides better contrast vibrancy between the brightest and darkest part of the screen. We can also find that both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H come with 4K X-Reality Pro picture engine that can bring excellent picture clarity from both of original 4K and non 4K contents since It can upscale non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality.
2. Object-Based HDR Remaster with Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
We can find Object-based HDR Remaster and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer are installed in both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H. Object-based HDR Remaster is able to reproduced greater depth and textures on the screen of those two TVs, while Dynamic Contrast Enhancer is able to optimized the contrast frame by frame to match what’s happening on the screen.
3. Triluminos Display with Super bit Mapping HDR and Live Color Technology
Both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H already come with Triluminos display. Triluminos display is able to deliver rich color details on the screen of those two TVs. Super bit Mapping HDR and Live Color Technology also can be found on those two TVs to improved their color quality. Super bit Mapping HDR is able to deliver smoother and more natural color details while Live Color Technology can brings more lively color details.
4. HDR Support
We can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources on the screen of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H since they both already support HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision.
5. Motion Technology
The motion enhancer technology of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H are similar. They come with X-Motion Clarity that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. X-Motion Clarity can bring smooth motion images from our favorite action movies and sports. X-Motion Clarity also allows us to enjoy non lagging gaming experience when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor.
6. Smart TV Platform & Remote Control
To enjoy wide range of entertainment from our favorite content providers, both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H come with Sony Android TV as their Smart TV platform. It’s combined with 802.11ac wireless that brings fast and stable internet connection. We can also run wide range of additional smart apps on those two TVs since Sony Android TV is already connected to PlayStore. Voice Remote Control is included with both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H to help you control those two TVs conveniently with your voice. You can also control them with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa since they are both already supported.
7. Speaker Output
The audio power output of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H are similar. They come with 10 W + 10 W audio output. It’s indeed a basic speaker output but we can still enjoy good sound quality with Dolby Atmos that integrated with those two TVs. It’s indeed easy to bring more powerful surround sound to this TV by attaching additional soundbar to them.
What are Their Differences?
As two different TV models, we can surely find that there are few differences between Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H. The different specs and features between those two 55-Inch 4K LED TVs can be found in the table below.
|Sony XBR55X950H||Sony XBR55X900H|
|X Wide Angle||YES||NO|
|X-Tended Dynamic Range Version||X-Tended Dynamic Range Pro||X-Tended Dynamic Range|
|Dual Database Processing||YES||NO|
|Object-based Super Resolution||YES||NO|
|Precision Color Mapping||YES||NO|
|Picture Processor||X1 Ultimate||X1|
|Speaker Type||Acoustic Multi Audio||Bass Reflex Speaker|
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The table above tells us that there are few differences between Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H. I’m sure that it’s a good idea for us to talk more about those differences.
1. X-Wide Angle
We can find that X-Wide Angle is integrated with Sony XBR55X950H while It can’t be found in Sony XBR55X900H. X-Wide Angle is able to bring accurate color details from any angle you are watching the TV.
2. X-Tended Dynamic Range Version
While both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H come with X-Tended Dynamic Range, we can find that they are different in version. Sony XBR55X950H comes with X-Tended Dynamic Range Pro while Sony XBR55X900H comes with standard X-Tended Dynamic Range. X-Tended Dynamic Range Pro is able to deliver more vibrant contrast since It can bring higher peak brightness and deeper blacks than what standard X-Tended Dynamic Range can do.
3. Dual Database Processing
Both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H come with 4K X-Reality Pro that can upscale non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality. But we can also find that Sony XBR55X950H is also completed with Dual Database Processing that can reduce on-screen noise so that we can enjoy better picture clarity on Sony XBR55X950H especially from upscaled non 4K contents.
4. Object-Based Super Resolution
Object-Based Super Resolution is another clarity technology that we can find in Sony XBR55X950H. Object-Based Super Resolution is able to detects individual objects and optimized their resolution so that we can enjoy more natural clarity. Sony XBR55X900H doesn’t come with Object-based Super Resolution.
5. Precision Color Mapping
While we can find TRILUMINOS Display, Super bit mapping HDR and Live Color Technology are already installed on both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H, Sony XBR55X950H is additionally completed with Precision Color Mapping. Precision Color Mapping is able to optimizes and enhances color individually for richer and more natural color result.
6. Picture Processor
We can find that the picture processor that installed on Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H are different. Sony XBR55X950H comes with X1 Ultimate, while Sony XBR55X900H comes with 4K HDR Processor X1. X1 Ultimate is more advanced picture processor than 4K HDR Processor X1 that can brings better optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the TV screen.
7. Speaker Type
Although both of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H come with 2CH 20W speaker system and powered by Dolby Atmos, we can find that they are indeed different in speaker type. Sony XBR55X950H comes with Acoustic Multi Audio while Sony XBR55X900H only comes with standard Bass Reflex Speaker. Acoustic is designed to follow the action so that you can enjoy more immersive sound experience than the traditional Bass Reflex Speaker.
From the price perspective, Sony XBR55X950H is usually offered at the higher price than Sony XBR55X900H. It’s important for us to check the price of Sony XBR55X950H and XBR55X900H before we can find their latest price difference since TV prices often change over time.
What is the Reason to Choose Sony XBR55X950H?
While they both come as 55-Inch Full Array Local Dimming 4K LED from Sony’s 2020 TV lineup, Sony XBR55X950H is the model that positioned higher than Sony XBR55X900H. What is the reason to choose Sony XBR55X950H? From our discussion above, we can find that Sony XBR55X950H is able to deliver better picture quality (X-Wide Angle, X-tended Dynamic Range Pro, Dual-Database Processing, Object-Based Super Resolution, Precision Color Mapping and X1 Ultimate Picture Processor). We can also get more immersive sound quality as a bonus with Acoustic Multi Audio speaker. If you don’t mind to spend higher for better picture quality and sound, then Sony XBR55X950H is the model that you should choose.
Sony XBR55X900H comes as the more affordable option of Sony XBR55X950H. It comes with less advanced picture technology as well as less advanced picture processor. Although It comes with less advanced picture technology, Sony XBR55X900H is still able to deliver good picture quality since It comes with Full Array LED Backlight that completed with Triluminos display, Object-based HDR Remaster and X-Motion Clarity. We can also find that Sony XBR55X900H is also already able to deliver enhanced details and expanded contrast from our favorite HDR content sources. If you have more limited budget for your 55-Inch Sony 4K LED TV, then I’m sure that you have the reason to choose Sony XBR55X900H.