The ‘Smart’ in today’s televisions is a direct contradiction to the name it had gained a few years ago; ‘Idiot Box’. The television has grown up to be the big entertainer in households across India. The ‘Smart’ in today’s televisions comes from its ability to connect to the internet and deliver smart content straight into our living rooms. Everything, from entertainment to news, is literally at our fingertips. Sony has been synonymous with high-quality electronics for more than 50 years, which includes televisions. The Sony X95E is a smart television which sports a UHD resolution display. It also supports Android TV which opens up a whole new world of apps and possibilities for delivering customized content.
It features brilliant colours, exceptional contrast, and 4K HDR to deliver true-to-life immersive viewing experience. It is packaged in a sleek profile with concealed ports and clean lines. The Sony X95E is available at a price of Rs. 3, 04,900/- for the 55-inch model and Rs. 4, 04,900/- for the 65-inch model. Let us take a closer look at this television through this review.
The Sony X95E is a sleek, sophisticated looking UHD LED TV which is available in two display sizes. It is a serious piece of technology which is packed with latest display technologies to deliver the best possible viewing experience, with total disregard to the monetary costs involved. The design is so minimalistic that the top and bottom bezels are as good as non-existent. Both the sides of this television are taken up by Magnetic Fluid Speakers which run the entire height of the television. In a clever piece of engineering, the subwoofer of the audio system is built into the base stand. It features a flush-mounted swivel bracket which enables an easy access to the controls located on the back side of the television and also enables to gain the best viewing angle according to its position in a room. All the ports and cables are kept well-hidden behind the stand cover.
This gives the television a clean look from all sides making it a work of art. The ports featured on the Sony X95E are as follows; 1 RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Input, 1 (Side Hybrid with Composite) Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input, 2 (1 Side Analog Conversion + 1 Side Hybrid with Component) Composite Video Inputs, 1 (Bottom/Mini Jack) RS-232C Input, 4 (1 Side + 3 Bottom) HDMI Inputs, 1 HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) Input, 1 (Side/Hybrid with Headphone and Subwoofer Out) Headphone Out and 3 (2 Side + 1 Bottom) USB Ports. The Sony X95E weighs in at 36kg (55-inch) and 46.8kg (65-inch) with the stand, and 32.7kg (55-inch) and 43.3kg (65-inch) without it. With its clean lines and concealed IO, it makes for an impressive design review of the Sony X95E.
There are two display sizes of the Sony X95E, 55-inch and 65-inch. Both the display sizes feature the UHD resolution at 3840 x 2160 pixels. The display features Slim Backlight Drive + guides light to the part of the display where it is needed the most. It also includes 4K HDR for the ultimate brilliance in picture quality.
The TRILUMINOS display maps colours from a wider palette for a faithful reproduction of every shade and hue in a picture. It also features X-tended Dynamic Range PRO for an exceptional contrast. It means deeper blacks with up to 10 times the contrast of regular LED TVs. The display on the Sony X95E is simply among the best available in the market.
The Sony X95E is a smart TV. It is powered by Android TV which opens up a whole new world of apps, games, and movies for endless entertainment. It also supports voice-search, courtesy of Android TV. With Chromecast built-in, users can cast their favorite games and movies to the bigger UHD screen, with just the touch of a button.
The Magnetic Fluid Speakers deliver absolute audio purity with Hi-Res Audio that is capable of delivering 24-bit audio @ 96+KHz. The DSEE HX sound engine analyses sound sources and expand high frequencies and bit depth to near High-Resolution Audio quality. The Magnetic Fluid Speakers use innovative magnetic fluid instead of more traditional dampers. He enables the new speakers to remain remarkably thin while producing a full range of crisp, distortion-free sound.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Sony X95E Television
· AC Power Adapter
· AC Power Cord
· IR Blaster (With Batteries Included)
· Operating Instructions
· Quick Setup Guide
· Table Top Stand
· Voice Remote Control
ü Almost Non-existent Bezels.
ü 4K Dynamic HDR.
ü Magnetic Fluid Speakers
ü Extremely thin form factor.
ü Runs on Android TV.
ü Swivelling Wall Mounts.
The Sony X95E packs in amazing technology and features a gorgeous 4K UHD HDR display which delivers unparalleled picture quality with amazing sound quality. The smart features open up a new world of endless fun which is accessible at the touch of a single button. This review has been a series of superlatives used to describe this TV and none of it is empty praise. Even at the high price it commands, the Sony X95E is a complete value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 5 Stars.
· Value for Money: 5 Stars.