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Sony A75L OLED TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Reviewed Nov 24, 2023 at 09:15 am
Sony A75L OLED Picture
8.8
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: LG C3 OLED
8.4
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: LG C3 OLED
8.6
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: LG B2 OLED
9.1
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: LG B2 OLED
8.9
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: LG C3 OLED
8.9
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: TCL QM8/QM850G QLED
9.0
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: LG B2 OLED

The Sony A75L OLED is a new entry-level OLED TV released in 2023, sitting below the Sony A80L/A80CL OLED. Despite its entry-level market position, it's a well-equipped TV with a slew of gaming features, including 4k @ 120Hz support and VRR. The TV has Sony's latest Cognitive Processor XR, which powers the TV's image processing and upscaling capabilities. It runs the Google TV smart platform, with a great selection of streaming apps in an easy-to-use interface. It also supports Sony's S-Center speaker input, which can turn the TV into a center speaker channel when a Sony soundbar is connected, and an ATSC 3.0 tuner for up to 4k over-the-air broadcast support. It's only available in 55" and 65" sizes, though, which is a bit limited for some users.

Our Verdict

8.8 Mixed Usage

The Sony A75L OLED is an excellent TV overall. Like all OLEDs, it looks best in a dark room, where its nearly infinite contrast ratio delivers an amazing movie-watching experience. Although it's not the brightest TV on the market, HDR still looks amazing, and bright highlights stand out well. Thanks to its fantastic reflection handling, it's also a great TV for watching sports or shows in a bright room. Finally, it's a fantastic TV for gamers thanks to its nearly instantaneous response time, low input lag, and plethora of gaming features, including 4k @ 120Hz support on two inputs and VRR support to reduce screen tearing.

Pros
  • Perfect black uniformity.
  • Near-infinite contrast ratio for deep inky blacks.
  • Upscales low-resolution content well.
  • Fantastic reflection handling.
  • Incredibly wide viewing angle.
Cons
  • Decent SDR brightness, but still lower than its competition.
8.4 TV Shows

The Sony A75L is a great TV for watching shows. Though its peak brightness is just decent, glare isn't an issue in a bright room thanks to its fantastic reflection handling. Its nearly perfect viewing angle also allows you to move around the room with the TV on and enjoy a consistent viewing experience from any angle. Even though it's an entry-level model, it's powered by the same image processing as more expensive Sony models, which is great for watching low-resolution or low-quality streaming content.

Pros
  • Upscales low-resolution content well.
  • Fantastic reflection handling.
  • Incredibly wide viewing angle.
Cons
  • Decent SDR brightness, but still lower than its competition.
8.6 Sports

The Sony A75L is an excellent TV for watching sports. Thanks to its fantastic reflection handling, glare isn't an issue in a bright room. It also has an incredibly wide viewing angle, so you don't have to fight over the best seat if you're watching the big game with a large group of friends or in a large seating area. Its nearly instantaneous response time delivers incredibly clear motion with no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. Finally, cable sports channels are upscaled incredibly well thanks to Sony's industry-leading image processing.

Pros
  • Upscales low-resolution content well.
  • Fantastic reflection handling.
  • Incredibly wide viewing angle.
  • Crystal clear motion with minimal motion blur.
Cons
  • Decent SDR brightness, but still lower than its competition.
9.1 Video Games

The Sony A75L is a fantastic TV for gaming. Its nearly instantaneous response time delivers fantastic motion handling with no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. It also offers incredibly low input lag, ensuring an incredibly responsive gaming experience. Even though it's a budget model in Sony's lineup, it still features an incredible selection of gaming features, including VRR support and 4k @ 120Hz gaming on two of its inputs.

Pros
  • Upscales low-resolution content well.
  • Crystal clear motion with minimal motion blur.
  • VRR support and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for up to 4k @ 120Hz gaming.
  • Very low input lag.
Cons
  • Has only two HDMI 2.1 ports, one of which is the eARC port.
  • Decent SDR brightness, but still lower than its competition.
8.9 HDR Movies

The Sony A75L is a truly amazing TV for watching movies in a dark room. Like all OLED displays, it has a nearly infinite contrast ratio, resulting in crystal clear, inky blacks with no distracting blooming or haloing around bright objects. Although it's not as bright as higher-end OLED displays, most HDR content looks great, and bright specular highlights stand out well. It's also good for people who care about an accurate image. It tracks the PQ EOTF nearly perfectly and has good accuracy before calibration.

Pros
  • Perfect black uniformity.
  • Near-infinite contrast ratio for deep inky blacks.
  • Removes 24p judder from any source.
  • Wide color gamut.
Cons
  • Stutter due to near-instantaneous response time.
8.9 HDR Gaming

The Sony A75L is an amazing TV for gaming in HDR. It delivers a fantastic gaming experience in general, thanks to its nearly instantaneous response time, low input lag, and plethora of gaming features. HDR looks amazing thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio, delivering an incredible dark room experience with perfect inky blacks. Bright highlights stand out incredibly well, even in bright scenes, so your games look stunning.

Pros
  • Perfect black uniformity.
  • Near-infinite contrast ratio for deep inky blacks.
  • Crystal clear motion with minimal motion blur.
  • VRR support and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for up to 4k @ 120Hz gaming.
  • Very low input lag.
  • Wide color gamut.
Cons
  • Limited HDR peak brightness in Game Mode.
  • Has only two HDMI 2.1 ports, one of which is the eARC port.
9.0 PC Monitor

The Sony A75L is a great TV for use as a PC monitor, but there are a few caveats. It displays chroma 4:4:4 properly, which is essential for clear text from a PC, but there are still some text rendering issues due to its unusual pixel structure. On the other hand, it has an incredibly wide viewing angle, so the sides of the screen remain uniform even if you're sitting close to it. It delivers a responsive desktop experience thanks to its low input lag, so there's very little delay in your cursor movements, and motion is sharp and crisp thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio.

Pros
  • Fantastic reflection handling.
  • Incredibly wide viewing angle.
  • Crystal clear motion with minimal motion blur.
  • VRR support and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for up to 4k @ 120Hz gaming.
  • Very low input lag.
  • Wide color gamut.
Cons
  • Limited HDR peak brightness in Game Mode.
  • Has only two HDMI 2.1 ports, one of which is the eARC port.
  • Decent SDR brightness, but still lower than its competition.
  • 8.8 Mixed Usage
  • 8.4 TV Shows
  • 8.6 Sports
  • 9.1 Video Games
  • 8.9 HDR Movies
  • 8.9 HDR Gaming
  • 9.0 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Nov 24, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 22, 2023: Early access published.
  3. Updated Nov 15, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Nov 08, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Oct 16, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We bought and tested the 65-inch Sony A75L, and the results are also valid for the 55-inch model. There are no other variants of this model.

Size Model 
55" Sony XR-55A75L
65" Sony XR-65A75L

Our unit was manufactured in September 2023; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Sony A75L is a great choice for beginners looking to upgrade to an OLED TV but who don't want to spend a small fortune. Available at relatively budget prices, it offers similar picture quality to higher-end, far more expensive models like the LG C3 OLED, while offering better processing than other entry-level OLEDs like the LG B3 OLED. It even comes with almost all of the same great gaming features you'll find on higher-end models like the Sony A95L OLED.

See our recommendations for the best smart TVs, the best TVs for movies, and the best OLED TVs.

LG C3 OLED
42" 48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C3 OLED is better than the Sony A75L OLED for most users. The LG gets brighter, so bright highlights in HDR stand out better and it can overcome more glare in a bright room. The LG is also a bit more versatile, with four HDMI 2.1-bandwidth ports, so you can use it with multiple consoles or gaming PCs. On the other hand, if you care more about creative intent, the Sony is slightly better, as it offers better picture processing and a more accurate image overall.

Sony A80L/A80CL OLED
55" 65" 77" 83"

The Sony A80L/A80CL OLED and the Sony A75L OLED offer nearly identical picture quality and overall performance. The main difference is the design, as the A80L has a slightly more premium build. The A80L has metal feet that offer multiple setup positions, whereas the A75L has plastic feet that can only be installed one way. The A80L also offers hands-free voice control, whereas the A75L only supports voice control through the remote.

LG B3 OLED
55" 65" 77"

The LG B3 OLED and the Sony A75L OLED offer very similar picture quality overall, but the Sony is slightly better. The Sony gets slightly brighter, and it's powered by Sony's industry-leading picture processing, which delivers better upscaling and low-quality content smoothing.

Samsung S90C OLED
55" 65" 77" 83"

The Samsung S90C OLED is slightly better than the Sony A75L OLED. The Samsung TV uses a different type of OLED panel known as QD-OLED. This panel delivers a similar dark room experience, so both TVs deliver deep, inky blacks with perfect uniformity. The big difference between them is colors, as the Samsung delivers much brighter, purer colors and a wider color gamut. If you care more about creative intent, the Sony is a better choice, but if you enjoy punchy, vibrant colors, go with the Samsung instead.

Samsung S89C OLED
77"

The Samsung S89C OLED is slightly better than the Sony A75L OLED. The Samsung TV uses a different type of OLED panel known as QD-OLED. This panel delivers a similar dark room experience, so both TVs deliver deep, inky blacks with perfect uniformity. The big difference is colors, as the Samsung delivers much brighter, purer colors and a wider color gamut. If you care more about creative intent, the Sony is a better choice, but if you enjoy punchy, vibrant colors, go with the Samsung instead.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Sony A75L has a design nearly identical to that of higher-end Sony models like the Sony A80L OLED. The stand has a simpler design that's more typically found on budget or mid-range models.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A
Design
Stand

The stand consists of two V-shaped feet that are located close to each end of the TV. They take up a lot of space but support the TV well, as it doesn't wobble easily or for long. Stepping down from the higher-end Sony TVs like the Sony A80L OLED, there's no alternative stand position for narrower cabinets. The feet lift the TV high enough that any soundbar fits in front of it without blocking the screen.

Footprint of the 65-inch TV: 38.3" x 13.1" x 3.7".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 300x300

The back of the TV features a textured plastic with a checkerboard pattern that's typical of Sony TVs. The inputs are close to the side of the TV and easy to reach if you wall-mount it. There's a cover to hide the inputs, and the TV comes with clips for the feed to help with cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.31" (0.8 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.05" (5.2 cm)
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Sony A75L OLED has excellent build quality. It's very similar to higher-end Sony TVs, including the Sony A80L OLED, but the stand is made of plastic and feels a bit cheaper overall. Other than that, there are no noticeable issues with the overall assembly.

Picture Quality
10
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
Inf : 1
Native Contrast
Inf : 1

The Sony A75L has a near-infinite contrast ratio. This allows it to display perfect blacks even immediately next to the brightest highlights.

10
Picture Quality
Blooming

Since pixels can be completely turned off next to pixels that are lit up to their maximum brightness, the blacks surrounding bright elements are perfect and don't have any blooming.

10
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
No Backlight
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
8,294,400

As with other OLED TVs, this TV doesn't have a backlight, but its self-emissive pixels give it the equivalent of a perfect local dimming feature with no zone transitions. We still film the zone transition video on the TV so you can see how the screen performs and compare it with a TV that has local dimming.

9.5
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

There's no difference in dark scene behavior between the calibrated picture modes and Game Mode.

7.5
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
623 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
403 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
264 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
685 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
638 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
503 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
300 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
149 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
669 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
624 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
494 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
299 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
147 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.092

The Sony A75L has good peak brightness in HDR. Although the brightest scenes in HDR aren't very bright, most content is displayed well, and it delivers an impactful HDR experience overall. Its near-infinite contrast ratio allows it to display small bright highlights well, even in already bright scenes.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Custom
  • Brightness: 100
  • Contrast: 90
  • HDR Tone Mapping: Gradation Preferred
  • Peak Luminance: High

If you prefer a brighter image in HDR, switching the HDR Tone Mapping setting to 'Brightness Preferred' increases the brightness of midtones, but reduces gradation in bright scenes, so some bright highlights blend together.

These are the real scene brightness measurements with HDR Tone Mapping set to 'Brightness Preferred':

  • Hallway Lights: 576.0 cd/m²
  • Yellow Skyscraper: 428.3 cd/m²
  • Landscape Pool: 206.0 cd/m²

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
366 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
394 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
192 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
703 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
615 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
455 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
282 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
172 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
676 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
601 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
453 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
282 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
170 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.084

The Sony A75L is slightly dimmer in the Game mode than the calibrated picture modes. It's odd, but the Sony A80L OLED and Sony A95L OLED both exhibit the same behavior.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point, with all eco settings disabled, with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Standard (Game)
  • Brightness: 100
  • Contrast: 90
  • HDR Tone Mapping: Gradation Preferred
  • Peak Luminance: High

If you prefer a brighter image in HDR, switching the HDR Tone Mapping setting to 'Brightness Preferred' increases the brightness of mid-tones, but reduces gradation in bright scenes, so some bright highlights blend together.

These are the real scene brightness measurements with HDR Tone Mapping set to 'Brightness Preferred':

  • Hallway Lights: 366.2 cd/m²
  • Yellow Skyscraper: 461 cd/m²
  • Landscape Pool: 206.0 cd/m²

9.6
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0018
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0017
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0057

The PQ EOTF tracking on this TV is fantastic, and most scenes are displayed at exactly the brightness level the content creator intended.

The HDR Tone Mapping setting has a significant impact on the PQ EOTF tracking on this TV. Setting it to 'Gradation Preferred' delivers the most accurate results and preserves fine details in the brightest scenes. If you prefer a brighter image, setting it to 'Brightness Preferred' instead increases the brightness of most scenes but results in a slightly sharper cutoff near the TV's peak brightness, resulting in a loss of gradation in bright scenes, as you can see in this EOTF graph. Setting it to 'Off' disables tone mapping entirely, so almost all scenes are too dim. Bright scenes are a bit brighter overall, though, as the TV isn't tone mapping in scenes close to its peak brightness as shown in this EOTF graph.

7.3
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
368 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
390 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
389 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
389 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
335 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
161 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
385 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
385 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
386 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
331 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
159 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.058

The Sony A75L has decent peak brightness in SDR. It's bright enough to handle a moderate amount of glare, and it looks good in a bright room, but it's not as bright as higher-end OLED models like the LG C3 OLED or the Samsung S90C OLED.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Custom
  • Brightness: 100
  • Contrast: 90
  • Color Temperature: Expert 2
  • Peak Luminance: High
  • Gamma: 0

8.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
98.76%
DCI P3 uv
99.65%
Rec 2020 xy
72.36%
Rec 2020 uv
76.18%

The Sony A75L has an excellent HDR color gamut. It displays most of the DCI-P3 color space used by most HDR content. The tone mapping is a bit off in duller shades, which tend to be closer to white than they should be. It has decent coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space, but the tone mapping is worse, and saturated green and cyan are noticeably off.

7.9
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
75.0%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
33.8%
White Luminance
730 cd/m²
Red Luminance
97 cd/m²
Green Luminance
331 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
28 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
355 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
122 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
427 cd/m²

The Sony A75L has great color volume. As with all OLEDs, it displays dark colors well due to its perfect blacks and near-infinite contrast ratio, but colors don't get very bright in part due to the A75L's relatively low peak brightness but also due to its WOLED panel.

7.6
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
4.04
Color dE
1.76
Gamma
2.15
Color Temperature
6,751 K
Picture Mode
Custom
Color Temp Setting
Expert 1
Gamma Setting
0

The Sony A75L has good accuracy in SDR with the best settings out-of-the-box. The white balance is the most noticeable issue, as there's too much red and blue in brighter shades, and gamma is over-brightened in bright scenes. The color accuracy is excellent, with just a few slight issues in colors close to white.

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.18
Color dE
1.02
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,506 K
White Balance Calibration
10 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The white balance is very easy to calibrate on this TV, and the results after calibration are fantastic. The color calibration system isn't very useful, though, as any adjustments made to the TV made the overall accuracy worse.

You can see the full calibration settings used here

8.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
1.186%
50% DSE
0.133%
5% Std. Dev.
0.421%
5% DSE
0.103%

The gray uniformity of this TV is excellent. Bright scenes with uniform colors look incredible, with very little dirty screen effect in the center. Dim scenes look great, but in near-black scenes, there's some noticeable vertical banding.

10
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
0.128%

The Sony A75L has perfect black uniformity, with no cloudiness or bright patches.

9.3
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
66°
Color Shift
29°
Brightness Loss
70°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
70°

The Sony A75L has a fantastic viewing angle. This is great for a wide seating arrangement, as everyone will enjoy a consistent image even if they're sitting to the side.

9.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
2.0%
Indirect Reflections
0.2%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.8%

The reflection handling on this TV is fantastic. The semi-gloss anti-reflective coating significantly reduces the intensity of direct reflections without adding any rainbow smear.

7.8
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
6.0
50% Gray to 100% White
8.0
100% Black to 50% Red
10
50% Red to 100% Red
8.0
100% Black to 50% Green
8.0
50% Green to 100% Green
6.0
100% Black to 50% Blue
10
50% Blue to 100% Blue
6.0

Gradients are displayed very well, with just a few noticeable issues in certain shades.

8.4
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
8.5
Detail Preservation
8.0

As is typical of Sony, the low-quality content smoothing on this TV is great. It's almost free of macro-blocking in dark scenes, and fine details are preserved very well.

9.0
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

As is typical of Sony TVs, the Sony A75L has remarkable sharpness processing capabilities. Low-resolution content is upscaled well, and lines are sharp with very little over-sharpening. Fine details in busy scenes are easy to make out, and hardcoded text looks great.

These results are with the following processing settings:

  • Sharpness: 55
  • Reality Creation: 20

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
RWBG
Type OLED
Sub-Type
WOLED

The TV uses an RWBG panel, or WOLED, with four subpixels. While it doesn't affect picture quality, it's still important for users wanting to use the TV as a PC monitor, as Windows ClearType still can't fully compensate for non-RGB subpixel layouts, negatively affecting text clarity. You can read more about it here.

Motion
9.8
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
0.2 ms
100% Response Time
3.4 ms

The Sony A75L has a near-instantaneous response time, resulting in almost no motion blur behind fast-moving objects. However, due to the sample-and-hold nature of OLEDs, there's still some persistence blur.

10
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The TV is not quite flicker-free, as there's a very small dip in brightness every 8 ms, corresponding to the TV's refresh rate. You won't notice it, however, and it's not the same as pulse width modulation (PWM) on LED TVs, as it isn't a full-screen on-and-off cycle.

Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
Yes
Min Flicker For 60 fps
60 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
Yes
120Hz For 120 fps
No
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
60 Hz

The TV has an optional black frame insertion feature to reduce persistence blur. Unfortunately, it only works with 60 fps content, so you can't use it with 120 fps video games.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Yes

The TV has a motion interpolation feature to bring 30 and 60 fps content up to 120 fps. It does a good job with real content, especially in panning shots and slower dialog scenes. However, as is typical of motion interpolation, once the action ramps up, there are more noticeable artifacts, and in really busy scenes, it even stops interpolating entirely. This sudden change creates a jarring effect and is quite distracting due to the sudden significant change in frame rate.

5.2
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
38.3 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
13.3 ms

Like all OLED TVs, there's noticeable stutter due to the TV's nearly instantaneous response time. It's especially noticeable in slow-panning shots.

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

The TV removes 24p judder from any source, including 60p sources that don't have a Match Frame Rate feature, like a cable box.

9.4
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDMI Forum VRR
Yes
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
Yes
4k VRR Maximum
120 Hz
4k VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1080p VRR Maximum
120 Hz
1080p VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
N/A
VRR + Local Dimming No Local Dimming

The TV supports variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing. HDMI Forum VRR and G-SYNC compatibility work over the entire refresh rate range.

Inputs
9.2
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
17.1 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
168.8 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
8.9 ms
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
17.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
17.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
17.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
152.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
144.0 ms
4k @ 120Hz
9.2 ms
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The TV has low input lag as long as you're in Game Mode. Although it's a bit higher than most other OLEDs from competing manufacturers, like the LG B3 OLED, it's still good enough for a responsive gaming feel.

8.6
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The TV supports most common resolutions—except 1440p at any refresh rate—up to 4k @ 120Hz with HDMI ports 3 and 4 or 4k @ 60Hz on HDMI 1 and 2. It displays chroma 4:4:4 with all of its supported resolutions, which is essential for clear text when using the TV with a PC.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

This TV supports almost everything the PS5 offers through HDMI ports 3 and 4, which are the TV's two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports, except for 1440p. It has a few PS5-specific features like Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), with the latter working automatically on the PS5 without needing to enable it first.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The TV works well with the Xbox Series X|S as long as it's connected to ports 3 or 4, which are the TV's two full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports. It has Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) support, although you need to set it to 'On' before it can work with the Xbox, and then it only switches into Game Mode when a game launches. The TV only supports Dolby Vision up to 4k @ 60Hz from the Xbox, as unlike the Sony A95L OLED, this TV doesn't support Dolby Vision with 4k @ 120Hz signals. Unfortunately, this TV doesn't support 1440p.

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

The TV supports full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on HDMI ports 3 and 4, while HDMI ports 1 and 2 are limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. As HDMI 3 is also the eARC port, you lose an HDMI 2.1 slot if you connect a receiver to it, which means that you can't use multiple HDMI 2.1 devices simultaneously when an audio receiver or soundbar is connected to the eARC port unless the receiver has HDMI 2.1 ports with pass through. The tuner supports ATSC 3.0, allowing you to stream over-the-air 4k channels.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 1 (adapter required, not incl.)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 1
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC/eARC Port
eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT
Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD MA
Yes
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1
Yes

As is typical of Sony TVs, the Sony A75L supports a wide range of advanced audio formats through eARC. The TV supports every major audio format, so you don't have to worry about it being compatible with different external sources.

Sound Quality
6.6
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
84.76 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
2.56 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.34 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
6.22 dB
Max
86.0 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
4.81 dB

The frequency response of this TV is just okay. It's well-balanced at moderate volume levels, but there's an odd dip in the mid-treble range, so some dialogue sounds a bit muddy. Like most TVs, there's very little bass, with no thumb or rumble. Sadly, it can't get very loud, and there's significant compression at max volume.

5.9
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
1.624
Weighted THD @ Max
1.905
IMD @ 80
5.84%
IMD @ Max
9.84%

Unfortunately, there's noticeable distortion even at moderate volume levels. It increases a bit at max volume, but since it's not very loud anyway, it's not a significant difference.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Google TV
Version 10
Ease of Use
Average
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
2 s
Advanced Options
Many

Oddly, the Sony A75L runs an older version of the Google TV smart interface. The differences are minor, though; it still comes with the same great selection of streaming apps. It's powered by the MT5895 chipset, which is a few years old. You can see the internal specs here.

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

Unfortunately, like most TVs, ads are throughout the interface, and you can't fully opt-out.

9.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Very Smooth
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The Google Play Store has tons of apps available to download, and they run very smoothly. It also has Google Chromecast built-in, so you can cast content easily from your phone.

8.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App Android TV

The included remote is small and has a built-in microphone, and there's also one in the TV, so you can use Google Assistant through both. The assistant works well; you can ask it to change the TV's inputs, search for content within apps, and even change the TV's brightness.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button underneath the center of the TV that you can use to turn it on or off and change channels, the volume, and the inputs.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote control
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • 4x VESA adapters
  • Cable management clips
  • Power cable
  • User guides

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 101 W
Power Consumption (Max) 209 W
Firmware PKG6.7283.0829NAA