The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 55S405 vs Sony XBR49X800E that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 55 and 49 inches respectively. The 55S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Sony XBR49X800E - X800E. The TCL 55S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and XBR49X800E boasts 43, 49, 55 inches diagonals.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 55S405 has the LCD display, while XBR49X800E has the IPS display. The screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the leader can not be selected here. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 55S405 is 16W, versus 20W of the Sony XBR49X800E. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 55S405 is 124.7/49.1 cm/in, and for the XBR49X800E it is 109.6/43.14 cm/inches. The height of TCL 55S405 is 72.39/28.5 cm/in, Sony XBR49X800E of height 64/25.19 cm/inches. A depth 55S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the XBR49X800E has 5.7/2.44 cm/in depth.
The 55S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the XBR49X800E. As for USB, the 55S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the XBR49X800E. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 55S405 and in XBR49X800E.
VESA mount is a standardized bracket system for mounting your TV to a wall. Contemplated TVs have the same size and of anchorages 200 x 200.
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 55S405 and XBR49X800E.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. Local Dimming technology is available in each model. Voice control is not available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 55S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 55S405 price