The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 49S405 vs Sony XBR55X810C that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 49 and 55 inches respectively. The 49S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Sony XBR55X810C - X810C. The TCL 49S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and XBR55X810C boasts 55, 65 inches diagonals.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 49S405 has the LCD display, while XBR55X810C has the VA display. The Sony XBR55X810C works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 49S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 49S405 is 16W, versus 20W of the Sony XBR55X810C. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 49S405 is 111/43.7 cm/in, and for the XBR55X810C it is 124.5/49 cm/inches. The height of TCL 49S405 is 69.34/27.3 cm/in, Sony XBR55X810C of height 73/28.74 cm/inches. A depth 49S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the XBR55X810C has 8.1/3.14 cm/in depth.
The 49S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the XBR55X810C. As for USB, the 49S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the XBR55X810C. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 49S405 and in XBR55X810C.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 300 x 300 for the Sony XBR55X810C.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on each of the TVs. Hulu is available at each of the competitors. It is possible to use the HBO service on both 49S405 and XBR55X810C.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 49S405 has Local Dimming technology. Voice control is not available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 49S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 49S405 price