The Sony X75K is a cheap 4k TV that came out in 2022. It’s a lower-end TV than the Sony X80K and mostly competes with the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED, the Hisense U6H, and the Samsung Q60/Q60B QLED. As a basic TV, it doesn’t have many extra features, but it has the same great Google TV smart interface as Sony’s more expensive TVs. It runs on Sony’s entry-level 4K Processor X1, and its 4K X-Reality PRO processor powers a few features that improve the way things move.
1. Mixed Usage
In general, the Sony Bravia X75K is a good TV. It looks best in a room with a moderate amount of light, since its low contrast ratio and average black uniformity make it look bad in the dark. It has a wide viewing angle, so it’s a good choice for a big room with lots of seats, since the image looks the same from all sides. It’s good for gaming because it responds quickly and has low input lag, but it doesn’t have any advanced gaming features. It’s too bad that it can’t be used as a desktop PC monitor because the only mode that supports chroma 4:4:4 has a high input lag, and some content has a distracting pixel inversion problem.
Sony has been one of the most famous names in TV for a long time. There are a lot of things that have led to this, but the main one is that the company is able to make high-quality TVs year after year that have great audio and video. In 2022, the company will release a new line of TVs with big screens and interesting specifications. We’ve had the model at the bottom of the line-up, the X75K, for a few days now. This has given us a chance to learn more about what it has to offer and decide if it’s worth the money Sony is asking for it.
2. SONY X75K REVIEW: DISPLAY AND PERFORMANCE
Sony’s X75K series of TVs come with screens of different sizes, from 43 inches all the way up to 75 inches. Our test unit has a 55-inch Direct LED screen and Sony’s top-of-the-line 4K X1 processor. The TV does not have local dimming on the panel, though. Instead, it has frame dimming. Some of the time, this does make the visual experience better, but there are also many times, especially in darker scenes, when it makes the visual experience a little less exciting. Sony also put its own technology into the X75K, like 4K X-Reality PRO, Live Color Technology, and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. All of these technologies work together to make immersive visual experiences that, for the most part, would be at home on a high-end TV. Even though there is no support for Dolby Vision or HDR10+, we were able to play HDR10 content well. But there were a few things we noticed while we were watching TV.
Setting the X75K to the Cinema Home profile and telling it to play HDR10 content made it bright enough for scenes with enough light. Using Calman Ultimate, VideoForge Pro, and Spectracal C6 Colorometer to test the panel, we found that it peaked at 326 nits. We also got a very good low luminance of 0.2 nits by using frame dimming. But the Sony X75K isn’t perfect in every way. This high-end TV’s panel didn’t handle some colors as well as we’d hoped, and scenes with a lot of color contrast showed how it can’t compete with more advanced OLED panel TVs, some of which are sold at the same price as the Sony X75K. When we talked about how the colors were handled, we found that the blue and red tones on the TV were not strong enough. The results of the Calman tests of the panel show that this affects the overall color accuracy of the content being shown on screen. In the ColorChecker Analysis, the Sony X75K had an average deltaE of 6.8 and a maximum deltaE of 10.6 at @Point 8G, which is a shade of brown.
Most of the time, it’s hard to spot a mistake in the way the colors are shown. However, there are some scenes where a washed-out frame or poorly done skin tone will show the mistakes in the panel. But the worst thing about the Sony X75screen K’s is that it doesn’t do well in low light. There is noticeable blooming in these scenes, which again causes skin tones to be wrong and also causes the frame to lose detail. This is partly because the X75K doesn’t have local dimming and only has frame dimming.
3. SONY X75K REVIEW: BUILD, DESIGN AND AUDIO
The X75K is made in a way that is very similar to what Sony has done in the past with their high-end TVs. It has two feet for use on a table if you don’t want to mount it on the wall. The ports are also placed in a standard way. All of them are on the right side of the TV with their faces turned outward. We have an ethernet port, two USB ports, optical audio out, three HDMI ports, and two USB ports.
There are also two speakers at the bottom, which fit nicely into the device’s body. This 20W (10W+10W) Open Baffle Speaker set does make good sound. Even though the TV’s speakers aren’t the clearest, loudest, or bassiest, they do a good job of handling dialogue in a movie or playing music that isn’t too bass-heavy. The device’s remote is also a high-quality piece of hardware, which helps the Sony X75K feel more expensive. Along with basic playback controls, it also has OTT hotkeys for Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube. Overall, the remote is well made, does what it’s supposed to do, and works well.
So, let’s get to the most important question: Should you buy the Sony X75K? Well, it really depends on what you want your next smart TV to do. The X75K is a high-end device that looks like it belongs there. So, if you want a premium-segment TV that will make your living room look better and can handle a well-lit room because it has high brightness levels, this could be the one for you. It also has mostly good SDR and HDR performance, which makes it a good choice for watching movies and TV shows. But when it comes to the premium segment, decent is not good enough. Because of its price, it’s not easy to recommend the Sony X75K. It’s up against some really great TVs, like the Xiaomi OLED Vision and even the Sony X80J, which costs about the same. Both of these TVs have better color quality and how they handle dark scenes. At this price, you can also get the 55-inch version of the LG A1, which is the company’s entry-level OLED TV. Even this TV from LG has a better picture than the Sony X75K, just like the other options we listed above. But, besides the Xiaomi OLED Vision, the other two TVs are a year old and don’t have Sony’s logo on them.