The Sony X750H is a budget 4k TV that performs reasonably well for most uses. 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. Response time is decent and it has low input lag; however, it doesn't support variable refresh rate to reduce screen tearing when gaming. Unfortunately, its narrow viewing angles make it less ideal for wide seating arrangements, and there are some screen uniformity issues that can be rather distracting. It gets reasonably bright to fight glare in well-lit environments, but not bright enough to make highlights pop in HDR content. On the upside, its Android TV platform has plenty of apps available, which is great for those who get their content through streaming services.
The Sony X750H is an okay TV 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 decent response time, low input lag, but sadly, it doesn't support variable refresh rate technology.
The Sony X750H is okay for watching movies. Its VA panel has an outstanding contrast ratio that results in deep and inky blacks, which is great for dark room viewing. It upscales lower resolution content well and there's very little stutter in low frame rate content. Unfortunately, it doesn't have local dimming, it can only remove judder from 24p sources, and it has visible screen uniformity issues.
The Sony X750H is decent for watching TV shows. It has an okay SDR peak brightness and it handles reflections decently well, but visibility can be an issue if you're watching in a very bright room with a lot of light sources. It upscales lower resolution content from cable TV well, but unfortunately, its VA panel has narrow viewing angles, so it isn't the best choice if you like watching TV while walking around doing chores.
The Sony X750H is okay for watching sports. It gets reasonably bright and it 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, making it less ideal for watching with a large group of people. Response time is decent, but sadly, there's quite a bit of dirty screen effect, which can be distracting.
The Sony X750H is a good TV for gaming. It has decent response time, low input lag, and it can upscale lower resolution games well. Its high contrast ratio and outstanding black uniformity make it a great choice for dark room gaming. Unfortunately, its refresh rate is limited to 60Hz and it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies.
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 room viewing. However, it doesn't have a local dimming feature and it can't get bright enough to make highlights stand out in HDR content.
The Sony X750H is a decent TV for gaming in HDR. Its input lag is extremely low and its decent response time results in only a small blur trail behind fast-moving objects. 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 technologies to reduce screen tearing.
The Sony X750H is an okay TV to use as a PC monitor. It has low input lag and decent response time. However, its VA panel has sub-par viewing angles, making the image look washed out on the sides if you sit too close. 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.
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.
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"
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.
The TV is of medium thickness and just slightly thinner than the Sony X750F. It won't stick out from the wall much unless you use the back-facing inputs. Our unit appears to lean back a bit; however, your experience may vary.
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.
Unlike the Sony X750F, the Sony X750H has a VA panel with an outstanding contrast ratio, resulting in blacks that look deep and inky in the dark.
The Sony X750H doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.
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 were able to reach a brightness of 398 nits in the 10% window using these settings.
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 were able to reach a brightness of 407 nits in the 10% window using these settings.
Sub-par 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.
The Sony X750H has sub-par viewing angles. The 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.
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.
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.
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. Gamma is perfect in darker scenes, but brighter scenes are over-brightened.
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.
The Sony X750H 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.
Good HDR color gamut. The DCI P3 numbers are much higher than what the chart indicates because we used 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.
The color volume is okay. It displays dark colors well due to its high contrast ratio, but it can't display very bright colors.
Gradient handling is okay. There's visible banding in all colors, particularly in the grays. Unfortunately, there's no way to improve it.
The Sony X750H doesn't exhibit any signs of temporary image retention.
We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.
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.
The backlight is flicker-free. The small amount of flickering is just noise.
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.
This TV 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.
Due to the TV's slower response time, there's only stutter in 24fps content.
This TV can only remove judder from 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 won't remove the judder completely.
The Sony X750H doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies.
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.
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 is likely a bug that'll be fixed in a future firmware update. We'll retest it once the update is available. To get the highest possible bandwidth for the HDMI ports, set HDMI Signal Format to 'Enhanced format'.