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The Sony XBR55X900F Design is a great 4k TV with impressive picture quality, especially in a dark room due to the high native contrast ratio and full array local dimming support. The TV excels at HDR as it can produce bright, vivid highlights. Motion handling is also excellent due to the fast response time and ability to flicker the backlight to clear up motion.
The design of the Sony 2018 X900F is great. It is quite different to the ‘traditional’ Sony aesthetics from the last few years, such as the X900E. There is basic cable management similar to the X900E down the back of the stand, but it isn’t as good as the X930E which includes routing through the back panel. The build quality is very good and the TV feels solid.
The stand is much wider than most other Sony TVs, as it leaves space for a soundbar between the two legs. It supports the TV well and feels secure. It also provides a channel at the rear of the legs to route cables through, which is good. Footprint of the 55″ TV stand: 39.2″ x 10.6″
The rear of the TV is quite basic, and is very similar to last year’s model. There are two groups of inputs on the rear of the TV. One is inset and directed down, and can be difficult to access if the TV is placed close to the wall. The second group is directed out the side of the TV and provides easier access.
The borders of the TV are quite thin, and look good. They look almost identical to other Sony TVs.
The TV has an average thickness when viewed from the side. It will stick out from the wall a bit more than some other TVs such as the X930E, but this isn’t too much of an issue.
The X900F runs fairly cool, thanks to its local dimming saving power where peak brightness isn’t needed. The TV has vents along the bottom edge and on the back near the top, which likely won’t be blocked when the TV is wall mounted, which is good.
The build quality of the X900F is good, and although the TV is almost entirely plastic, it does feel well constructed and solid.