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. MAKE THING
The Sony KD65X75K is well put together. Most of it is made of plastic, but the back has a few metal panels. The bigger panels bend a little, but it’s not a big deal. The side and top bezels are a lot more flexible and don’t feel as if they are completely attached to the TV.
2. HOW THE PICTURE LOOK
The contrast on this TV isn’t very good, so dark parts of the screen look gray and a little washed out, even in a completely dark room. There is no local dimming to improve the black levels, which is a shame.
Because this TV doesn’t have a local dimming feature, there is no blooming around bright objects in scenes that are mostly dark. Since the whole backlight is always on at the same level of brightness and there isn’t much contrast, dark scenes still look washed out. This TV doesn’t have a local dimming feature. The whole backlight is always on at the same brightness, so there’s no annoying flickering or changes in brightness as bright highlights move across the screen.
2.1 PRE CALIBRATION
This TV is very accurate in SDR right out of the box and with only a few tweaks. The saturation of reds is a little off, and bright scenes are a little too bright, but there are no other problems that stand out. The temperature of the colors is a bit cool, but it’s not bad.
2.2 THE NEXT STEP
The TV’s calibration system isn’t perfect, and it wasn’t possible to get everything just right because it doesn’t have a color calibration system and the white balance calibration system is a bit sensitive. It still looks great, though, because it was so accurate before it was calibrated.
The Sony X75response K’s time is good for a TV. Most transitions have very little overshoot, but the total response time is a bit slow, so fast-moving objects are blurry behind them.
At any backlight level, the Sony KD65X75K doesn’t flicker at all, which is great because flicker can cause headaches and eye strain.This TV has an option called “black frame insertion,” which makes motion look better by strobing the backlight. It can only flicker at 120Hz, though, so images that are 60 fps will be duplicated.
This TV has a feature called “motion interpolation” that can be turned on or off to make low frame rate content look more like it is moving. It looks good in scenes where the camera moves slowly, but it has trouble making action scenes and scenes where the camera moves quickly look smooth.Because the response time is pretty slow, there isn’t much stutter. It’s still a little noticeable when the camera moves slowly, but overall it’s good.
This TV only has a fixed refresh rate of 60Hz and doesn’t support features like FreeSync that let you change the refresh rate.
This TV’s input lag is very low, which makes it great for gaming, but only in the “Game” Picture Mode. Unfortunately, the only picture mode that also supports chroma 4:4:4 for clear text from a PC also has incredibly high input lag, so mouse movements feel sluggish.
The Sony X75K works well with a variety of resolutions. Chroma 4:4:4 is shown correctly with 1080p and 4k signals, but only in the “Graphics” Picture Mode. The TV can’t show some complicated patterns on the right side of the screen unless it’s in graphics mode. It doesn’t show up in most normal content outside of a desktop PC, and “Graphics” mode works fine on a PC. Some examples of the pixel inversion problem are shown below.
The Sony X75K isn’t part of Sony’s “Perfect for PS5” line like the Sony X90K, and it doesn’t have the Auto HDR Tone Mapping or Auto Genre Picture Mode features. This means that when you want to play a game with low input lag, you’ll have to manually switch to the “Game” Picture Mode.
This TV doesn’t have many gaming features, so the Xbox Series S|X can’t be used to its full potential. It doesn’t have an Auto Low Latency Mode, so if you want to play games with low input lag, you’ll have to switch to the “Game” Picture Mode yourself.
This TV is different from most new ones because it has a full-sized composite input that doesn’t need an adapter. This is great if you have older devices, like some older game consoles.
Even though this TV supports eARC, it doesn’t support any DTS formats, which is a shame because Blu-ray movies often use DTS as the main audio track.
The frequency response of the Sony X75K is good. The sound is well-balanced, so it’s easy to hear and understand what’s being said. It gets very loud, but at full volume, you can hear compression, especially in the highs. Like most TVs, its bass doesn’t have much thump or rumble.
This TV doesn’t distort all that badly. At normal listening levels, distortion is hard to hear, but it gets a lot worse when the volume is turned all the way up.
The Sony X75K has the same interface for Google TV as other Sony TVs. It’s very easy to move through the menus.
Like the vast majority of TVs on the market, the interface is full of ads, which is a shame. You can choose not to see personalized ads, but that won’t change the number of ads you see. It will just change the kind of ads you see.
This will definitely be one of the best-selling 55-inch Sony 4K TVs in 2022.