Sony X750H TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.6
Updated Nov 05, 2020 at 08:47 am
Sony X750H Picture
6.9
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.8
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.3
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.0
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.1
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.6
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.1
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.8
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Sony X750H is a decent budget 4k TV. It's a significant shift from its predecessor, the Sony X750F, as it has a VA panel this time around to provide a significantly better dark room viewing experience. Its response time is decent and input lag is low; however, the refresh rate is limited to 60Hz, and it doesn't support variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing. Unfortunately, its narrow viewing angles make it less ideal for wide seating areas, and some screen uniformity issues can be distracting. It gets reasonably bright to fight glare, but not bright enough to make highlights pop in HDR content. On the upside, its Android TV interface is easy to use, has tons of apps, and voice control through Google Assistant.

Our Verdict

6.9 Mixed Usage

The Sony X750H is decent for most uses. It has a high contrast ratio and outstanding black uniformity, making it a great choice for watching movies and gaming in the dark. Although it gets reasonably bright for watching daytime TV, it isn't bright enough to deliver a good HDR experience. It has a decent response time, low input lag, but sadly, it doesn't support variable refresh rate technology.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
  • Decent response time.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Sub-par gray uniformity.
6.8 Movies

The Sony X750H is okay for watching movies. Its VA panel has an outstanding contrast ratio that results in deep blacks, making it a good choice for dark room viewing. It upscales lower resolution content well, and it doesn't stutter much in lower frame rate content. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a local dimming feature, and there are visible screen uniformity issues. Also, it can only remove judder from native 24p sources.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
Cons
  • Sub-par gray uniformity.
  • No local dimming.
7.3 TV Shows

The Sony X750H is decent for watching TV shows. It upscales lower resolution content from cable TV well and without causing any artifacts. It has decent reflection handling and can get bright enough for most lighting conditions, but it might not be able to handle intense glare, so visibility can be an issue if you're watching in a very bright room. Unfortunately, its VA panel has narrow viewing angles, which isn't ideal if you like watching TV while walking around doing chores.

Pros
  • No risk of permanent burn-in.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Sub-par gray uniformity.
7.0 Sports

The Sony X750H is decent for watching sports. It gets reasonably bright and has decent reflection handling, so you shouldn't have any issues with visibility unless you're in a very bright room. However, its VA panel has sub-par viewing angles and isn't ideal for watching with a large group of people. Response time is decent, but our unit has quite a bit of dirty screen effect, which can be distracting. That said, uniformity can vary between units.

Pros
  • Decent response time.
  • No risk of permanent burn-in.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Sub-par gray uniformity.
7.1 Video Games

The Sony X750H is good for gaming. It has a decent response time and exceptionally low input lag to deliver a responsive gaming experience. However, the refresh rate is limited to 60Hz, and it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing. On the bright side, it has a high contrast ratio and outstanding black uniformity, making it a great choice for dark room gaming.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
  • Low input lag.
  • Decent response time.
Cons
  • No VRR support.
6.6 HDR Movies

The Sony X750H is okay for watching HDR movies. Its VA panel has a high contrast ratio and outstanding black uniformity, making it a great option for dark rooms. It has a good HDR color gamut to produce a wide range of colors; however, it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights stand out in HDR content. Furthermore, it doesn't have a local dimming feature.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
Cons
  • Sub-par HDR peak brightness.
  • Sub-par gray uniformity.
  • No local dimming.
7.1 HDR Gaming

The Sony X750H is decent for gaming in HDR. It has incredibly low input lag and decent response time, so your actions feel responsive and fast-moving scenes look reasonably clear. It has a high contrast ratio, but there's no local dimming, and its sub-par HDR peak brightness isn't enough to make highlights pop. Additionally, it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
  • Low input lag.
  • Decent response time.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
Cons
  • No VRR support.
  • Sub-par HDR peak brightness.
  • No local dimming.
6.8 PC Monitor

The Sony X750H is okay for use as a PC monitor. It has a very low input lag and a decent response time. However, its VA panel's narrow viewing angles can make the image look washed out at the sides if you sit too close. It has decent reflection handling and gets bright enough to overcome glare in most lighting conditions. It can't display proper chroma 4:4:4 at this time due to a bug, but it should be fixed in a future firmware update.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Decent response time.
  • No risk of permanent burn-in.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • 6.9 Mixed Usage
  • 6.8 Movies
  • 7.3 TV Shows
  • 7.0 Sports
  • 7.1 Video Games
  • 6.6 HDR Movies
  • 7.1 HDR Gaming
  • 6.8 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Mar 01, 2021: Confirmed that 1440p @ 60Hz is a forced resolution.
  2. Updated Mar 01, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.6.
  3. Updated Nov 05, 2020: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  4. Updated Aug 18, 2020: We've replaced the low-resolution photos that were previously uploaded by mistake, and re-evaluated the gray and black uniformity.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The Sony X750H replaces 2018's Sony X750F. It's Sony's entry-level 4k TV for 2020, sitting below the Sony X800H. Its competitors are likely to be the Samsung TU7000, the LG UN7300, and the Vizio V Series 2020.

Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Sony X750H has an excellent design. It looks clean and simple from the front, but the bezels aren't as thin as the higher-end models such as the Sony X950H, and they protrude a bit more from the screen. The stand is also simple and doesn't stand out in any way.

Design
Stand

The feet are set at a narrower position than the Sony X750F by a few inches, which is great for those with a smaller table. The stand supports the TV well and there's almost no wobble.

Footprint of the 55" TV stand: 35.6" x 13.3"

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 200x200

The back of the TV looks a lot like the Sony X750F. The top portion is metal while the bottom portion is made of plastic. For cable management, there are two clips included in the box to tie the cables to the feet.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.63" (1.6 cm)

The Sony X750H has the same bezels as the Sony X800H. They're thicker than the higher-end 2020 Sony TVs and they protrude from the screen a bit.

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.07" (7.8 cm)

The TV is of medium thickness and just slightly thinner than the Sony X750F. It doesn't stick out much when wall-mounted unless you use the back-facing inputs. Our unit appears to lean back a bit; however, your experience may vary.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is good. There's a lot of flex in the bottom plastic portion on the back, but since it's a part of the TV that doesn't get handled a lot, it shouldn't be an issue. The whole TV feels well-built and there's almost no wobble at all.

Picture Quality
9.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
5,726 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

Unlike the Sony X750F, the Sony X750H has a VA panel with an outstanding contrast ratio, resulting in blacks that look deep in the dark. Note that the contrast ratio can vary between individual units.

6.9
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
302 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
321 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
345 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
343 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
342 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
341 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
319 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
344 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
343 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
341 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
340 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.005

The Sony X750H's SDR peak brightness is okay. Visibility should be fine in most rooms except in very bright rooms. There's a bit of frame dimming in the 2% window, but it's very subtle and shouldn't be noticeable in real content.

We measured the SDR peak brightness after calibration using the 'Custom' Picture mode, with the Gamma at '0', Brightness at maximum, and the Color Temperature set to 'Expert 1'.

If you don't mind losing image accuracy, you can make the image brighter by using the 'Custom' Picture Mode, with the Brightness at 'Max', Color at '50', and the Color Temperature set to 'Cool'. We can achieve a peak brightness of 398 cd/m² in the 10% window with these settings.

If you want a similar TV that can get brighter, take a look at the Vizio M8 Series Quantum 2020.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

The Sony X750H doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct
5.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Real Scene Highlight
328 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
371 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
371 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
371 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
371 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
371 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
370 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
370 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
370 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
370 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
370 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

Sub-par HDR peak brightness. Unlike the brightness in SDR, there's no dimming in the 2% window and is remarkably consistent across different content. It isn't really bright enough to make highlights stand out, though, so HDR content doesn't look much different from SDR content.

We measured the HDR peak brightness before calibration using the 'HDR Cinema' Picture Mode, with the Color Temperature set to 'Expert 2", Brightness at max, and Color at '50'.

If you don't mind losing image accuracy, you can make the image brighter by using the 'HDR Custom' Picture Mode, with the Color Temperature set to 'Cool', and all other image processing disabled. We can achieve a peak brightness of 407 cd/m² in the 10% window with these settings.

5.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Real Scene Highlight
331 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
374 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
380 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
380 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
380 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
379 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
374 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
379 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
379 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
379 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
378 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001
6.3
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.854%
50% DSE
0.234%
5% Std. Dev.
1.018%
5% DSE
0.126%

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed. We have also re-evaluated the gray uniformity and increased the score from 5.8 to 6.3.

Mediocre gray uniformity. There's visible vignetting at the corners and a fair amount of dirty screen effect throughout the screen. Uniformity is a little better in dark scenes, but the unevenness is still visible and is worse in person. Note that gray uniformity can vary between units.

9.1
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.610%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

08/17/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed. We have also re-evaluated the black uniformity and determined that the scoring was too high. The score has been changed from 9.5 to 9.1.

Black uniformity is outstanding; however, it's a little worse in person than what is captured in the photo. The backlight bleed on the sides and uniformity issues aren't as bad as the 5% window in the gray uniformity test, but they're still visible. Note that black uniformity can vary between units.

5.5
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
31°
Color Shift
29°
Brightness Loss
37°
Black Level Raise
13°
Gamma Shift
16°

The Sony KD55X750H has sub-par viewing angles. Black level rises almost as soon as you move off-center, followed by gamma and color shift, so it isn't ideal for wide seating arrangements. If you need wider viewing angles, check out the Sony X800H, as it has an IPS panel.

7.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
6.0%
Indirect Reflections
0.9%
Calculated Direct Reflections
5.1%

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

Decent reflection handling. The semi-gloss finish handles indirect reflections pretty well, but not direct reflections, so it's best to avoid placing it opposite bright light sources.

If you need a TV with better reflection handling, check out the LG UN7300.

6.9
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
4.90
Color dE
2.35
Gamma
2.12
Color Temperature
6,350 K
Picture Mode
Custom
Color Temp Setting
Expert 1
Gamma Setting
0

The Sony X750H's out-of-the-box color accuracy is okay. Most of the color inaccuracies are difficult to spot. However, white balance is quite off, and the color temperature is on the warm side, giving the image a slight reddish tint. Gamma is perfect in darker scenes, but brighter scenes are over-brightened. Note that color accuracy can vary between units.

9.4
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.40
Color dE
1.19
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,541 K
White Balance Calibration
10 point
Color Calibration
No

The color accuracy is exceptional after calibration. Gamma and white balance are nearly perfect, and the color temperature is much closer to our 6500K target. The remaining inaccuracies shouldn't be noticeable to the naked eye. You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

480p content is upscaled well and without any issues.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

720p content looks good and there aren't any upscaling artifacts.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

The TV upscales 1080p content, such as from Blu-rays, well.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

Native 4k content is displayed perfectly.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

The Sony X750H can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

The Sony KD55X750H has a BGR subpixel layout. It doesn't affect picture quality, but it can affect the way text is rendered when using the TV as a PC monitor, which you can read about here.

7.8
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
87.13%
DCI P3 uv
92.10%
Rec 2020 xy
63.55%
Rec 2020 uv
68.90%

Good HDR color gamut. The DCI P3 numbers are much higher than what the chart indicates because we use the Rec 2020 exterior points to measure the color gamut. The EOTF follows the PQ curve almost perfectly until the roll-off, and it's the same when in 'Game' mode, which you can see here.

If you find HDR content too dim, you can make it brighter by using the 'HDR Custom' Picture Mode, with the Color Temperature set to 'Cool', Brightness set to maximum, and Color set to '50'. These settings result in this EOTF.

6.7
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
72.3%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
31.1%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
61.1%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
26.2%

The color volume is okay. It displays dark colors well due to its high contrast ratio, but it can't display very bright colors.

7.0
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.118
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.137
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.099
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.265

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

The Sony X750H's gradient handling is decent. There's visible banding in all colors, particularly in the grays. Unfortunately, there's no way to improve it.

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%

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

There are no signs of temporary image retention, even immediately after displaying our high-contrast static test image for 10 minutes, which is great. Note that temporary image retention can vary between 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
7.3
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
4.4 ms
100% Response Time
18.8 ms

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

Decent response time. There's only a short blur trail behind fast-moving objects, but there's significant overshoot in the 0-20% transition, resulting in some motion artifacts in dark scenes.

10
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is flicker-free. The small amount of flickering at low brightness level is just noise.

5.4
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
Yes
Min Flicker For 60 fps
120 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
120 Hz

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

There's an optional Black Frame Insertion feature to help reduce motion blur. Unfortunately, it can only flicker at 120Hz, causing visible image duplication. To enable BFI, set MotionFlow to Custom and Clearness to max.

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

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

The Sony X750H is advertised as capable of interpolating lower frame rate content up to 60fps. However, it doesn't seem to be working at this time. We tried every combination of settings in different picture modes, but we couldn't spot any difference with it enabled, whether it was with our test pattern or in real content. It's likely a bug that can be fixed through a firmware update. We'll retest it once it's available.

8.2
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
22.9 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.0 ms

Due to the TV's slower response time, there's only stutter in 24fps content.

5.6
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
No

The Sony X750H can only remove judder from native 24p content, but not if it's from a 60p or 60i signal, or from native apps. Setting MotionFlow to 'Custom' and Clearness to maximum can help, but it doesn't remove the judder completely.

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 Sony X750H doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
12.1 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
145.3 ms
1440p @ 60Hz
11.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz
11.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
11.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
N/A
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
146.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
146.4 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 Sony X750H has outstanding low input lag. You only need to be in 'Game' mode to get the lowest input lag, and it's the same when using the TV as a PC monitor since changing the input label doesn't seem to have any effect.

4.2
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 120Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

Update 02/18/2021: We previously stated that the TV accepts 1440p @ 60Hz as a native resolution, but it's a forced resolution instead. The review has been updated.

The Sony X750H supports most common resolutions at 60Hz. 1080p @ 120Hz appears as an available option, but it skips frames. At the moment, we aren't able to display a proper chroma 4:4:4 signal, and changing the input label to 'PC' doesn't seem to do anything. This may be a bug that could be fixed in a future firmware update. To get the highest possible bandwidth for the HDMI ports, set HDMI Signal Format to 'Enhanced format'.

Inputs
Advanced Console Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
No
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
Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

All the HDMI ports are advertised as being HDCP 2.3 compliant; however, this isn't something that we test for.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 1
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 3)
eARC support
No
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
No
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
Yes
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
Yes

The TV supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) on its HDMI 3 port. There's no setting for it, it's enabled automatically when a compatible device is connected.

Sound Quality
7.3
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
89.80 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.44 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.38 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.32 dB
Max
94.4 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
4.08 dB

The Sony X750H has a decent frequency response. The sound is bass-heavy but there's barely any low-bass, so it can't produce a thumping or rumbling sound. It gets very loud, though, and there isn't too much compression when playing near max volume.

4.4
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.079
Weighted THD @ Max
19.912
IMD @ 80
44.90%
IMD @ Max
97.62%

The distortion performance is bad. It isn't as noticeable at moderate volume levels, but it gets significantly worse when playing near max volume. That said, it also depends on the content.

Smart Features
7.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Android TV
Version 9.0
Ease of Use
Average
Smoothness
Average
Time Taken to Select YouTube
3 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
5 s
Advanced Options
Many

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

The Sony KD55X750H ships with Android 9.0, but it has a simpler user interface that looks more like the one on the Sony X700D. It feels a little laggy, which is why it takes longer to launch apps compared to other 2020 Sony TVs. Also, the motion interpolation feature doesn't seem to do anything. It's likely a bug that can be fixed via a firmware update; we'll retest it once it's available.

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

There's suggested content on the home screen and within the app store. We didn't see any ads during our testing; however, that can change with a future firmware update. You can opt-out of suggested content by disabling them in the settings menu.

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

08/18/2020: We previously uploaded a low-resolution photo by mistake. It has been fixed.

The Google Play Store has tons of apps available to download. It lags a bit when launching an app, but it runs smoothly once you're in the app.

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

The remote has changed a bit from the Sony X750F and is the same one that comes with other Sony 2020 TVs. There's a built-in microphone and a dedicated button to summon the Google Assistant for voice control. Content search works for the most part and it can answer general inquiries, but some settings can't be changed via voice control, such as the TV's brightness.

Smart Features
TV Controls

The controls are located on the right backside of the TV. There are three buttons, and they allow you to turn the TV On/Off, change the channel, change the input source, and adjust the volume.

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In The Box

  • User guide
  • Remote control
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • 2 x cable management clips

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Misc
Power Consumption 53 W
Power Consumption (Max) 139 W
Firmware 60105

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 55" Sony X750H (KD55X750H), and for the most part, we expect our review to be valid for the 65" (KD65X750H), and the 75" (KD75X750H). It's a model that's only available in North America, and it's sold as the Sony X75CH at Costco. There are reports that the XH70 is the EU equivalent; however, that model runs on Sony's Linux-based operating system.

Size North America Warehouse Variant
55" KD55X750H KD55X75CH
65" KD65X750H KD65X75CH 
75" KD75X750H

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Sony X750H doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests, such as the gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit of the Sony X750H was manufactured in April 2020, you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

Comparison picture

Top left: Samsung Q60/Q60R QLED (QN55Q60R). Bottom left: LG UM6900 (49UM6900PUA). Middle: Sony X750H (KD55X750H). Top right: TCL 6 Series/R625 2019 (65R625). Bottom right: Sony X900F (XBR-55X900F).

The Sony X750H is an okay budget TV. Compared to another budget TV such as the Samsung TU8000, they perform similarly overall. The X750H has a higher peak brightness in SDR and HDR, but it isn't as good for use as a PC monitor since it can't display proper chroma 4:4:4. For other options, check out our recommendations for the best TVs, the best budget TVs, and the best TVs under $500.

Samsung TU8000
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Sony X750H and the Samsung TU8000 have very similar overall performance. The Sony has a higher peak brightness in SDR and HDR, and it has a better HDR color gamut. However, the Samsung has a better Black Frame Insertion feature that can help improve motion clarity and it has better screen uniformity.

Sony X800H
43" 49" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Sony X800H is marginally better than the Sony X750H. The X800H gets much brighter in both SDR and HDR, it has wider viewing angles due to its IPS panel, and faster response time. The X800H also has better color accuracy out of the box. On the other hand, the X750H has a VA panel with a much higher contrast ratio, making it a better choice for dark rooms.

Samsung TU7000
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75" 82"

For most uses, the Sony X750H is marginally better than the Samsung TU7000. The Sony has a much higher peak brightness, better color gamut, and faster response time, resulting in less motion blur. Also, the Sony can remove judder from 24p sources and it has a flicker-free backlight. The Samsung has an optional black frame insertion feature to reduce motion blur and it has better screen uniformity, although the latter can vary per unit.

Sony X900H
55" 65" 75" 85"

The Sony X900H sits higher in the lineup than the Sony X750H, and has much better performance. The X900H delivers a better HDR experience because it gets much brighter and has a full-array local dimming feature that does a good job at improving its contrast. The X900H also has more gaming features like HDMI 2.1 support, allowing you to play 4k @ 120Hz games, which the X750H can't do.

Samsung Q60/Q60T QLED
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 75" 82" 85"

The Samsung Q60/Q60T QLED is a better budget-friendly TV than the Sony X750H. The Samsung gets brighter in both SDR and HDR, so it's a better choice for use in well-lit rooms or for watching HDR content. It also displays proper chroma 4:4:4, so it displays clear text when using it as a PC monitor. As for the Sony, it has a quicker response time and has a flicker-free backlight for smoother motion.

LG UN7300
43" 49" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75"

The Sony X750H is slightly better than the LG UN7300. The Sony has a much higher contrast ratio due to its VA panel and it gets a lot brighter in SDR content. However, the LG's IPS panel has much wider viewing angles and significantly better reflection handling.

LG UN7000
43" 49" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75"

The Sony X750H is better than the LG UN7000 for most uses, but the TVs we reviewed each have different panel types. The Sony has a VA panel, so it has a significantly better contrast ratio, making it better for watching movies in the dark. It also does a better job at displaying 4k content, and it displays a wide color gamut for HDR content. However, the LG has wider viewing angles because of its IPS panel. It also handles reflections better and gets brighter in HDR.

TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED
50" 55" 65" 75"

The TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED is better overall than the Sony X750H. The TCL has a full-array local dimming feature, which the Sony doesn't have, so it's able to display deeper blacks. The TCL is also able to remove 24p judder from any source, while the Sony can only remove it from native 24p sources. The Sony gets brighter, so it's a bit better choice for well-lit rooms.

Vizio M8 Series Quantum 2020
55" 65"

For most uses, the Vizio M8 Series Quantum 2020 is much better than the Sony X750H. The Vizio has full-array local dimming, higher peak brightness, and a significantly better HDR color gamut. It also has better color accuracy, a Black Frame Insertion feature, and variable refresh rate support. The Sony's backlight is completely flicker-free, and its Android TV platform gives access to more apps through the Google Play Store.

Samsung The Sero
43"

Even though the Samsung The Sero and the Sony X750H have similar overall performance, they're quite different TVs. The Sony has a VA panel that can produce deeper blacks, while the Samsung has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles and better color accuracy. The Samsung also has a higher peak brightness and can display proper chroma 4:4:4.

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