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Amazon Fire TV Omni Series TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.6
Reviewed Nov 23, 2021 at 10:27 am
Amazon Fire TV Omni Series Picture
6.8
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.7
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED
7.2
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED
6.8
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.0
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U7G
6.5
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.9
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U7G
6.6
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Sony X80J
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is a very basic, entry-level 4k TV. Along with the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series, it's one of the first Amazon-branded TVs. It improves on the 4-Series marginally, with Dolby Vision support on the larger sizes and better build quality. It's great for a dark room, with excellent contrast and good black uniformity. It's bright enough to handle glare in most rooms, as long as you don't have a lot of natural light. It has a great selection of streaming apps, and it can remove judder from any source, which is uncommon for a 60Hz TV. The remove has built-in voice controls, and there are microphones on the TV for hands-free control. Unfortunately, it also has many of the same flaws as the 4-Series; it has disappointing accuracy out of the box, and there are no calibration settings, so you're stuck with the color and white balance issues. It also has a slow response time, resulting in noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects.

Our Verdict

6.8 Mixed Usage

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is an okay TV overall. It's alright for watching movies in a dark room, as it has excellent contrast. It's a decent choice for watching TV shows in a bright room, but it's not ideal for sports or video games due to the slow response time. Sadly, HDR adds almost nothing to movies or games, as it can't get very bright in HDR, and it can't display a wide color gamut. Finally, it's not recommended for PC use, as text looks blurry.

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Slow response time.
  • Disappointing accuracy and no calibration settings.
  • Image degrades at an angle.
6.7 Movies

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is an alright TV for watching movies in a dark room. It has excellent contrast, resulting in deep blacks in a dark room. It can remove judder from any source, which is uncommon for 60Hz TVs, and it has a great selection of streaming apps. Sadly, there's no local dimming feature, and it has disappointing accuracy, so colors look off.

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Can remove judder from any source.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Disappointing accuracy and no calibration settings.
  • 480p and 720p content isn't upscaled properly.
7.2 TV Shows

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is a decent TV for watching shows during the day. It has decent peak brightness and decent reflection handling, meaning it can overcome glare in most rooms. It also has a great selection of streaming apps, so you're sure to find your favorite streaming service. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, so it's not the best for a wide seating arrangement, and it can't upscale 480p and 720p content properly, which is disappointing if you have a lot of shows on DVD.

Pros
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Disappointing accuracy and no calibration settings.
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • 480p and 720p content isn't upscaled properly.
6.8 Sports

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is a fair TV for watching sports in a bright room. It has decent reflection handling, and it's bright enough to overcome glare in most rooms. It also has a great selection of streaming apps, including most sports channels. Unfortunately, it has a slow response time, so fast-moving objects, like players, looks blurry. It also has narrow viewing angles, so it's not the best choice for a wide seating arrangement. It also can't upscale 720p content properly, which can be an issue with some cable TV channels.

Pros
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Slow response time.
  • Disappointing accuracy and no calibration settings.
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • 480p and 720p content isn't upscaled properly.
7.0 Video Games

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is decent for playing games. It has fantastic low input lag, resulting in a responsive gaming experience. It also has excellent contrast, resulting in deep blacks when gaming in a dark room. Sadly, it has a slow response time, so there's more noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects, and it doesn't support any advanced gaming features like HDMI 2.1 or variable refresh rates.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
  • Excellent contrast.
Cons
  • Slow response time.
  • No VRR support.
  • Disappointing accuracy and no calibration settings.
6.5 HDR Movies

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is passable for watching HDR movies in a dark room. It has excellent contrast, and it can remove judder from any source. It has a great selection of streaming apps, so you're sure to find the latest streaming movies. On the other hand, it has no local dimming feature, it's not very bright in HDR, and it can't display a wide color gamut, so HDR adds very little overall.

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Can remove judder from any source.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Disappointing accuracy and no calibration settings.
  • Only the 65" and 75" models support Dolby Vision.
6.9 HDR Gaming

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is alright for playing games in HDR. It has fantastic low input lag, resulting in a responsive gaming experience, but it has a slow response time, resulting in more noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. On the other hand, it has no local dimming feature, it's not very bright in HDR, and it can't display a wide color gamut, so HDR adds very little overall. It also doesn't support any advanced gaming features like HDMI 2.1 or VRR.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
  • Excellent contrast.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Slow response time.
  • No VRR support.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Disappointing accuracy and no calibration settings.
6.6 PC Monitor

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is okay for use as a PC monitor, but there are a few limitations. It has fantastic low input lag, so mouse movements feel smooth. Unfortunately, it has a slow response time, so there's significant blur behind fast-moving objects. The biggest issue is that it can't display 4:4:4 chroma properly in any supported resolution, so text looks blurry. There are ways around this limitation, and not everyone will notice it, but it's not ideal.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • It can't display 4:4:4 chroma properly.
  • Slow response time.
  • Disappointing accuracy and no calibration settings.
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • 6.8 Mixed Usage
  • 6.7 Movies
  • 7.2 TV Shows
  • 6.8 Sports
  • 7.0 Video Games
  • 6.5 HDR Movies
  • 6.9 HDR Gaming
  • 6.6 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Nov 23, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 19, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series sits alongside the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series as Amazon's first two branded TVs. It's an entry-level 4k model, similar to other budget models, including the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021, the Hisense A6G, and the Vizio V5 Series 2021.

Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The 65 inch and 75 inch models of the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series have a more premium design than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series, with a metallic silver finish and very thin bezels. The smaller sizes have a less-premium black plastic finish, but they have the same thin bezels as the 65 inch unit we bought.

Design
Stand

The stand is basic but supports the TV well. The 65" and 75" models have a more premium finish than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series. The smaller sizes have a similar stand, but with a glossy black finish.

Footprint of the 65" stand: 49.3" x 13.9". The feet raise the TV about 2.5" from the table to the bottom of the IR receiver, or about 3.5" to the bottom of the screen, so you can place most soundbars in front of it without blocking the screen.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x200

The back is plain, but the inputs face to the side and are very easy to access when the TV is wall-mounted. There's no cable management, which is a bit disappointing.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.47" (1.2 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.95" (7.5 cm)

The bottom half of the screen houses all the electronics and inputs, and it's quite a bit thicker than the top half. The thicker section prevents the TV from sitting completely flush against the wall if it's wall-mounted.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has decent built quality overall. The stand feels quite sturdy, and it supports the TV well. The back metal panels are solid, with very little flex, but the plastic portions around the inputs and VESA mounts aren't as solid. Overall, it feels better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series, with more premium materials and better construction.

Picture Quality
8.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
5,190 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has an excellent contrast ratio, resulting in deep blacks in a dark room. Contrast can vary between individual units, but these results are typical for a VA panel. Sadly, there's no local dimming feature that could improve contrast.

7.0
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
314 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
329 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
327 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
325 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
324 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
323 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
327 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
326 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
325 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
324 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
323 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has decent peak brightness in SDR. There's very little variation in brightness with different scenes, which is great, and it's bright enough to overcome glare in most rooms.

We tested the SDR peak brightness with the most accurate settings out-of-the-box, in the 'Movie' Picture Mode with the Backlight at its max, Contrast at '50', Gamma at '1', Color Saturation at '45' and the Color Temperature set to 'Warm'. Normally we measure peak brightness after calibration, but this TV doesn't have any calibration settings. Setting Gamma to '2' with the 'Standard' Picture Mode results in a slightly brighter, but less accurate image. We measured a peak of 389 cd/m² with a 10% window with those settings.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

Unfortunately, this TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the TV, though, so you can see how the backlight performs and compare it with a TV that has local dimming.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

Unfortunately, this TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the TV, though, so you can see how the backlight performs and compare it with a TV that has local dimming.

5.4
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Real Scene Highlight
305 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
320 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
320 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
320 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
320 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
320 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
319 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
320 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
320 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
319 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
319 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has poor peak brightness in HDR. It's nowhere near bright enough to deliver an impactful HDR experience. Dark scenes are over-brightened a bit, but most scenes are displayed at the correct brightness levels. Unfortunately, there's a sharp cutoff at the TV's peak brightness, causing a loss of fine details in bright scenes. There's very little variation in peak brightness with different scenes, which is great.

We measured the HDR peak brightness in the 'Movie' Picture Mode with the Backlight at its max, Contrast at '50', and the Color Temperature set to 'Warm'. Setting the Color Temperature to 'Standard' instead results in a slightly brighter image overall, as shown in this EOTF, but the overall peak brightness is still about the same. If you don't care as much about accuracy, the 'Standard' Picture Mode with the 'Standard' Color Temperature is slightly brighter, with a peak of 390 cd/m² with a 25% window.

5.4
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Real Scene Highlight
304 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
319 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
319 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
319 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
318 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
319 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
318 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
319 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
319 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
318 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
319 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

There's no difference in HDR peak brightness in 'Game' Mode, but it tracks the EOTF slightly worse, as near-dark scenes are a bit too bright. It's not really noticeable, though.

6.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.428%
50% DSE
0.205%
5% Std. Dev.
0.808%
5% DSE
0.115%

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has okay gray uniformity. The brightness varies a bit across the screen, and the sides are considerably darker than the center. There's also a fair amount of dirty screen effect in the center, which can be distracting when watching sports. Near-dark scenes look a lot better, but there's some light leakage along the top and bottom bezels. Gray uniformity can vary between individual units.

7.8
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.940%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has very good black uniformity. There's some noticeable backlight bleed, causing the image to appear a bit blue. Unfortunately, there's no local dimming feature to improve the contrast and black uniformity. Note that like gray uniformity, black uniformity can vary between individual units.

5.5
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
27°
Color Shift
42°
Brightness Loss
30°
Black Level Raise
12°
Gamma Shift
17°

Unfortunately, as expected for a VA panel, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has disappointing viewing angles. It usually isn't an issue if your seating arrangement is directly in front of the TV, but if you have side seating or a wide living room, the image appears washed out to anyone sitting to the sides of the TV. If you want something with wide viewing angles, the 65 inch version of the TCL 4 Series/S446 2021 has an IPS panel.

7.1
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.8%
Indirect Reflections
1.2%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.6%

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has decent reflection handling. The semi-gloss finish reduces the intensity of direct reflections but causes some smearing across the display. It's bright enough that glare won't be an issue for most people, though.

5.8
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
5.87
Color dE
3.64
Gamma
2.15
Color Temperature
6,572 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm
Gamma Setting
0

Unfortunately, even though it's much better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has disappointing accuracy out of the box. The white balance is bad, but colors are okay overall. The color temperature is excellent, and the blue tint we noticed on the 4-Series isn't an issue with this TV. Gamma is close to the 2.2 target we use for a dark room, but most scenes are slightly too bright. Note that this can vary between individual units.

5.8
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
5.75
Color dE
3.76
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,527 K
White Balance Calibration
No
Color Calibration
No

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series doesn't have any white balance or color calibration settings. The pre-calibration settings we chose are already the most accurate, and nothing else can be done to improve the image accuracy on this TV.

You can see our recommended settings here.

7.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

Like the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series does a decent job upscaling 480p content. Unfortunately, there's a slight issue with 480p and 720p content, though, as the image is cut slightly and then stretched to fill the screen. None of the upscaling settings were able to correct this issue.

7.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series does a decent job upscaling cable TV channels and other 720p content, but like with 480p content, it cuts the image slightly and expands it to fill the screen.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content, including Blu-ray movies, is upscaled well. The aspect ratio issue with 480p and 720p content isn't an issue with 1080p content.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

4k content is displayed perfectly, with no subpixel dithering.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV; it can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels

Like most TVs on the market with VA panels, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series uses a BGR (Blue-Green-Red) subpixel layout instead of the traditional Red-Green-Blue layout. It doesn't cause any issues for video content, but if you plan to use this TV as a PC monitor, it might be an issue for text clarity. You can read more about this here.

6.8
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
75.64%
DCI P3 uv
81.61%
Rec 2020 xy
54.55%
Rec 2020 uv
60.42%

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has just an alright color gamut. It can't display a wide color gamut, which is needed for a vivid HDR experience. Tone mapping is a bit better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series

5.9
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
67.4%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
27.5%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
50.4%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
20.5%

Unfortunately, due to the narrow color gamut, this TV has sub-par color volume. It can't display bright colors very well, and it can't fill out the color gamut.

6.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.179
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.209
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.121
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.134

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has just okay gradient handling. There's noticeable banding in all shades, especially in darker colors. There's also noticeable 8-bit banding, which is very unusual, as this display can accept and display 10-bit signals. We discovered that this issue only occurs when the TV is sent a 1080p signal. When sending a 4k signal, gradients look much better, and we measured the following std. dev.:

  • Red: 0.089
  • Green: 0.092
  • Blue: 0.076
  • Gray: 0.081
  • Overall score: 8.8

For consistency with our other reviews, the posted results are with a 1080p signal. You can see a photo of the 4k gradient results here.

10
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00%

There are no signs of temporary image retention on our unit, but this can vary between individual units.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.

Motion
7.0
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
6.7 ms
100% Response Time
15.2 ms

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has a decent response time. Like most VA TVs, transitions to and from near-dark colors are significantly slower, causing a longer trail behind fast-moving objects. It's commonly known as black smearing.

6.3
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
300 Hz

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series uses pulse-width modulation to dim the backlight, and there's noticeable flicker at all backlight levels below the maximum. This flicker frequency is low enough to bother some people, and it causes duplications in motion.

3.9
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
300 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
300 Hz

This TV doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion, but there's flicker at all backlight levels below the maximum, and it can't be disabled.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has an optional motion interpolation feature, which can improve the appearance of low frame rate content. It's okay overall, but it can't handle fast-moving content well. There are noticeable artifacts and haloing around some content, and it's choppy at times when the camera is moving.

7.7
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
26.4 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
1.4 ms

Thanks to the relatively slow response time, this TV has very little stutter when watching movies.

10
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

Unlike most 60Hz TVs on the market, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series can remove judder from any source.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR support

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has a basic 60Hz panel, and it doesn't support any advanced gaming features like a variable refresh rate.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.7 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
118.5 ms
1440p @ 60Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
10.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
110.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
117.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
131.6 ms
8k @ 60Hz
N/A
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1440p with VRR
N/A
4k with VRR
N/A
8k with VRR
N/A

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has fantastic low input lag, but only in the 'Game' Picture Mode. Outside of 'Game' Mode, including in 'PC' Mode, the input lag is unusably high.

3.3
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 120Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series can't display proper 4:4:4 chroma with any supported resolution, even in 'PC' Mode, so text appears blurry from a PC.

Inputs
Advanced Console Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
PS5, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, Variable Refresh Rate
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
Xbox Series X, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, Variable Refresh Rate
No

This TV only supports the basic 4k @ 60Hz formats with both of the new consoles. It doesn't support any advanced gaming features, but it automatically switches to 'Game' Mode when you start playing a game from a supported source.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
Yes (Only 65" and 75")
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Amazon advertises the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series as supporting HDMI 2.1, but the ports don't support bandwidth beyond HDMI 2.0. It does support eARC, which is an HDMI 2.1 feature, but doesn't require any extra bandwidth over HDMI 2.0.

Note: only the 65" and 75" models support Dolby Vision. The smaller sizes only support HDR10.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 1
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0

There's also an IR output, which allows you to program the TV to control an external cable box or receiver using the including IR blaster cable.

Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 4)
eARC support
Yes
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
Yes
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
No

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series supports eARC, and it can passthrough some high-quality audio formats, including Dolby Atmos via TrueHD.

Sound Quality
6.3
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
151.02 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.00 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.22 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.08 dB
Max
88.7 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.35 dB

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series has a mediocre frequency response. It has a very high low-frequency extension (LFE), resulting in almost no bass response, with no thump or rumble. Above the LFE, it has a fairly balanced sound profile, so most dialogue sounds clear. It gets fairly loud, but there's a bit of compression at max volume.

6.4
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.044
Weighted THD @ Max
0.271
IMD @ 80
8.44%
IMD @ Max
43.40%

Unfortunately, this TV has mediocre distortion performance. There's significantly more distortion at max volume than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series, and it's noticeable and doesn't sound good. It's not too bad at moderate listening level, and not everyone will hear this.

Smart Features
7.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Fire TV
Version 6331062.1
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
4 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
4 s
Advanced Options
Some

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series runs a slightly more recent Fire TV interface than the previous non-Amazon branded Fire TVs, including the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021. The interface is smooth and easy to use. We encountered a minor bug with the interface. When pressing the 'Settings' button, the on-screen menu would flicker on and off. Pressing the 'Settings' button again corrected the issue.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Unfortunately, like almost every TV on the market, there are ads throughout the home interface and content store, and you can't disable them.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The app store has a great selection of additional apps to download, and you can also cast content from your mobile device.

8.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App Fire TV

The remote is nearly identical to the one included with previous Fire TVs, including the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021. It has built-in voice controls that can be used to change inputs, launch apps, or search for content, but it can't change settings on the TV. The TV also has a built-in microphone that you can use for hands-free voice control.

Note: Our unit was purchased in Canada, as we weren't able to get one quickly enough from the U.S. The quick access buttons at the bottom of the remote are slightly different on U.S. models.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button located in the middle of the TV below the Fire TV logo. There's also a physical switch that allows you to disable the microphones used for voice control.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Power cable
  • Remote
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • IR emitter cable
  • User manual

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 63 W
Power Consumption (Max) 157 W
Firmware Fire OS 7.2.5.4 (PS7254/2449)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 65 inch Amazon Fire TV Omni Series, and we also expect most of our results to be valid for the 43 inch, 50 inch, 55 inch, and 75 inch models. There are some differences between them, which are listed below.

Size SKU number (U.S.) SKU number (Canada) Dolby Vision Finish
43" 4K43M600A 4K43M600C No Black
50" 4K50M600A 4K50M600C No Black
55" 4K55M600A 4K55M600C No Black
65" 4K65M600A 4K65M600C Yes Metallic silver
75" 4K75M600A 4K75M600C Yes Metallic silver

If someone comes across a different type of panel or their Amazon Fire TV Omni Series doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between units.

You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is a very basic entry-level TV. Most budget models offered by competing brands, including TCL and Hisense, deliver much better picture quality and have better features. There are much better TVs available if you're willing to spend a bit more.

See our recommendations for the best budget TVs, the best smart TVs, and the best small TVs.

Hisense U6G
50" 55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6G is significantly better than the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series. The Hisense has a full array local dimming feature, much better reflection handling, and it's significantly brighter. The Hisense also has better black uniformity, much better accuracy, and it can be fully calibrated.

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series
43" 50" 55"

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series. The Omni has better accuracy out of the box (but still no full calibration system), and it's a bit brighter. The Omni also has a slightly faster response time, and the unit we bought has better black uniformity. Finally, the 65" and 75" models of the Omni have a more premium design, with hands-free voice control, and those sizes support Dolby Vision.

Hisense A6G
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The 65" Hisense A6G and the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series use different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses, but the Amazon is better overall for most people. The Amazon TV has much better contrast, better black uniformity, and it's a bit brighter. The Amazon TV can remove judder from any source. On the other hand, the Hisense has much better accuracy, even after calibration, as the Amazon TV has no calibration settings. The Hisense also has better viewing angles. Note that there are some variants of the A6G that use VA panels; we expect them to perform closer to the Amazon TV.

Toshiba Fire TV 2020
43" 50" 55"

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is better than the Toshiba Fire TV 2020 overall, but the Toshiba might be a better choice for some people. The Amazon can remove judder from any source, and it's brighter. The Toshiba has better black uniformity and much better accuracy after calibration, as it has a full calibration system. The Toshiba also has a faster response time and slightly better reflection handling.

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