The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 49S405 vs Sony XBR55X900E 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 XBR55X900E - X900E. The TCL 49S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and XBR55X900E boasts 49, 55, 65, 75 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 XBR55X900E has the VA display. The Sony XBR55X900E works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 49S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 49S405 is 16W, versus 20W of the Sony XBR55X900E. 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 XBR55X900E it is 122.8/48.34 cm/inches. The height of TCL 49S405 is 69.34/27.3 cm/in, Sony XBR55X900E of height 70.7/27.83 cm/inches. A depth 49S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the XBR55X900E has 6.1/2.36 cm/in depth.
The 49S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the XBR55X900E. As for USB, the 49S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the XBR55X900E. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 49S405 and in XBR55X900E.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 300 x 300 for the Sony XBR55X900E.
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 XBR55X900E.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. Local Dimming technology is available in each model. Voice assistant Amazon Alexa is implemented only on XBR55X900E. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 49S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 49S405 price