l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two solutions – TCL 49S405 vs Sony XBR55A1E. A noticeable difference when comparing the two models is the screen size, which is 49 inches for the 49S405 and 55 inches for the XBR55A1E. The 49S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series A1E. The series TCL 49S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of XBR55A1E only 55, 65, 77 diagonals are possible.
Both devices support playback of 4K/UHD video. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 49S405 has LCD display, while the XBR55A1E has OLED display. The 49S405 screen has 60 refresh rate, versus the 120 refresh rate in the XBR55A1E. Also the HDR feature is realized in both units. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.
The stereo audio format is available on 49S405, whille XBR55A1E works with the surround format. Speakers with a power of 16W are installed in 49S405, but in 49S405 has speakers with a power of 50W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.
The TCL 49S405 has a width of 111/43.7 cm/in, compared with a width of 122.8/48.34 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E. The TCL 49S405 has a height of 69.34/27.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 71.1/27.99 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E. The TCL 49S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 8.6/3.38 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E.
The 49S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the XBR55A1E has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 49S405, but Sony XBR55A1E has 3 USB ports. Models in this comparison have Internet access via Wi-Fi. However, Wi-Fi module in the TCL 49S405 can operate at 5 GHz.
VESA wall mount options are different and are 200 x 200 vs 400 x 200, respectively considered model.
Users can watch Netflix movies and series on these TVs. It is possible to watch content from Hulu streaming service on these compared models. And of course, you can use HBO on the each of rivals.
Each compared model can be positioned by manufacturers as Smart TV. A voice control via Amazon Alexa is implemented in Sony XBR55A1E. Besides, each manufacturer provides a mobile application to monitor each of rivals TVs.
The TCL 49S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 49S405 price