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Sony X75K TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Reviewed Feb 24, 2023 at 09:56 am
Latest change: Test bench update Apr 28, 2023 at 09:37 am
Sony X75K Picture
6.6
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED
7.3
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED
7.5
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED
6.6
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED
5.7
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED
6.9
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED
7.7
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED

The Sony X75K is an entry-level 4k TV released in 2022. It sits below the Sony X80K, and mainly competes with other entry-level TVs like the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED, the Hisense U6H, and the Samsung Q60/Q60B QLED. As an entry-level TV, it has very few extra features, but it offers the same great Google TV smart interface as the higher-end Sony TVs. It's powered by Sony's entry-level 4K Processor X1, and it offers a few motion enhancement features powered by Sony's 4K X-Reality PRO processor.

Our Verdict

6.6 Mixed Usage

The Sony Bravia X75K is a decent TV overall. It's best for watching shows or sports in a moderately-lit room, as it doesn't look very good in the dark due to its low contrast ratio and mediocre black uniformity. It has a wide viewing angle, making it a good choice for a wide seating area, as the image remains consistent from the sides. It's good for gaming thanks to its low input lag and decent response time, but it doesn't support any advanced gaming features. Sadly, it's unsuitable for use as a desktop PC monitor, as there's high input lag in the only mode that supports chroma 4:4:4, and there's a distracting pixel inversion issue with some content.

Pros
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Image remains consistent from an angle.
  • Amazing accuracy before calibration.
  • Satisfactory reflection handling and decent peak brightness to fight glare.
Cons
  • Blacks are raised and look washed out.
  • Can't smooth out low quality content.
7.3 TV Shows

The Sony X75K is a good TV for watching shows during the day. It has decent peak brightness in SDR and satisfactory reflection handling, so it can overcome some glare in a moderately-lit room. It also has a wide viewing angle, so the image remains consistent when viewed from the sides. The Google TV smart interface has a great selection of streaming apps, so you can quickly find your favorite content.

Pros
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Image remains consistent from an angle.
  • Amazing accuracy before calibration.
  • Satisfactory reflection handling and decent peak brightness to fight glare.
Cons
  • Can't smooth out low quality content.
7.5 Sports

The Sony X75K is a decent TV for watching sports during the day. It has decent peak brightness in SDR and satisfactory reflection handling, so it can overcome some glare in a moderately-lit room. It also has a wide viewing angle, which is great for watching the big game with a group of friends, as you don't have to fight over the center seat. It has a decent response time, so fast-moving action is clear and easy to make out, and it has good gray uniformity with just a bit of dirty screen effect in the center.

Pros
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Image remains consistent from an angle.
  • Amazing accuracy before calibration.
  • Satisfactory reflection handling and decent peak brightness to fight glare.
Cons
  • Can't smooth out low quality content.
  • Backlight strobing feature can only flicker at 120Hz, causing duplications in motion.
6.6 Video Games

The Sony X75K is a good TV for playing video games. It has fantastic low input lag, ensuring a very responsive gaming experience with little delay. It also has a decent response time, so there's just a bit of motion blur and ghosting behind fast-moving objects. It doesn't support a variable refresh rate, though, and it's limited to 60Hz, so it can't take full advantage of the new-gen consoles and you'll see some screen tearing.

Pros
  • Low input lag for a responsive gaming experience.
  • Amazing accuracy before calibration.
  • Satisfactory reflection handling and decent peak brightness to fight glare.
Cons
  • No advanced gaming features like variable refresh rate support.
  • No Auto Low Latency Mode.
  • Limited 60Hz refresh rate.
5.7 HDR Movies

The Sony X75K is okay for watching HDR movies in a completely dark room. It has low contrast and mediocre black uniformity, so dark areas of the screen look washed out. It can't display a wide color gamut for HDR content, either, and it doesn't get bright enough to bring out highlight details in bright scenes. On the other hand, it tracks the content creator's intent well, and it has decent gradient handling in HDR.

Pros
  • Very little stutter in slow panning shots.
  • Excellent PQ EOTF tracking.
  • Amazing accuracy before calibration.
Cons
  • Can't remove judder from any source.
  • Blacks are raised and look washed out.
  • Low peak brightness in HDR.
6.9 HDR Gaming

The Sony X75K is a decent TV for gaming in HDR, but mainly for its gaming performance. It has fantastic low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience, and there's just a bit of motion blur behind fast-moving objects. HDR adds very little overall, as it can't display a wide color gamut and it's not bright enough to bring out bright highlights.

Pros
  • Low input lag for a responsive gaming experience.
  • Amazing accuracy before calibration.
Cons
  • No advanced gaming features like variable refresh rate support.
  • Low peak brightness in HDR.
  • No Auto Low Latency Mode.
  • Limited 60Hz refresh rate.
7.7 PC Monitor

Unfortunately, the Sony X75K is unsuitable for use as a PC monitor, but it's good for gaming on a PC. It can only display chroma 4:4:4 properly in the 'Graphics' mode, which has very high input lag so your mouse movements feel sluggish. If you choose not to use 'Graphics' mode you can get low input lag, but there's a pixel inversion issue on one side of the screen that makes it difficult to read text from a PC. If you're just gaming, it has low input lag in 'Game' mode, and its wide viewing angle ensures the sides of the screen remain uniform when you're sitting up close.

Pros
  • Image remains consistent from an angle.
  • Chroma 4:4:4 is displayed properly for clear text from a PC.
  • Amazing accuracy before calibration.
  • Satisfactory reflection handling and decent peak brightness to fight glare.
Cons
  • High input lag in 'Graphics' mode.
  • No advanced gaming features like variable refresh rate support.
  • Pixel inversion issue with certain signals from a PC.
  • 6.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.3 TV Shows
  • 7.5 Sports
  • 6.6 Video Games
  • 5.7 HDR Movies
  • 6.9 HDR Gaming
  • 7.7 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Apr 28, 2023: Converted to Test Bench 1.11. With this update, we've added a new Upscaling: Sharpness Processing test and revamped our Blooming test so the scores and picture better match the real world experience. With this change, it was necessary to remove the Black Crush test. Finally, we've updated our usage scores to better align our scores with user expectations.
  2. Updated Apr 04, 2023: We retested judder on this TV and found that, unfortunately, it can't remove judder from any source, regardless of the motion interpolation settings used.
  3. Updated Feb 24, 2023: Review published.
  4. Updated Feb 21, 2023: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We bought and tested the 65-inch Sony X75K, and these results are also valid for the 55-inch model. It's also available in a 43 and 50-inch size, but not in North America.

Size Model Number
43" KD-43X75K
50" KD-50X75K
55" KD-55X75K
65" KD-65X75K

The unit we bought and tested was manufactured in November 2022. You can see the label for it here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Sony X75K is a very basic TV that delivers disappointing picture quality for a Sony TV and offers very few extra features. It's okay if you don't care about gaming and aren't in a dark room, but you can get TVs with more features for less from other brands, including the Hisense U6H or the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED.

See our recommendations for the best smart TVs, the best TVs under $1,000, and the best 4k TVs.

Sony X80K
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Sony X80K is a bit better than the Sony X75K, although the differences are extremely minor. The Sony X80K has a much wider color gamut and better tone mapping, so HDR content looks more vivid and lifelike overall, and it can remove judder from 24p sources, while the X75K can't. There are a few issues with the X75K, including a pixel inversion issue with certain patterns, and it has high input lag in the only picture mode that can display chroma 4:4:4 signals properly, so it's unsuitable for use as a PC.

Samsung Q60/Q60B QLED
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung Q60/Q60B QLED is better than the Sony X75K, especially if you're watching in a dark room. Although they both lack a local dimming feature to improve contrast, the Samsung has a much higher native contrast ratio, so blacks are deeper and more uniform. The Samsung also gets brighter, especially in SDR, so it can handle more glare in a bright room. Finally, the Samsung has a much wider color gamut, so HDR content looks more vivid and lifelike.

Hisense U6H
50" 55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6H is better than the Sony X75K. The Hisense gets brighter, so it can handle a bit more glare in a bright room, and bright highlight details in HDR stand out better. The Hisense also has much higher contrast, so dark scenes look better. Finally, the Hisense has more advanced gaming features, including variable refresh rate support to reduce tearing.

Samsung TU7000
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 82" 85"

The Samsung TU7000 and the Sony X75K are both decent TVs, and the best one between the two really depends on your viewing environment. The TU7000 is a better choice for a dark room, as it has much better contrast and dark scenes look better. On the other hand, the Sony is better for a moderately lit room as it can get brighter to overcome glare.

TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED
50" 55" 65" 75"

The TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED is better than the Sony X75K. The TCL has a full array local dimming feature that helps it deliver a much better dark room experience, with deeper blacks and better uniformity. The TCL also gets significantly brighter, so it can handle more glare in a bright room and bright highlights in HDR stand out better. Finally, the TCL is better for gaming thanks to its faster response time and variable refresh rate support, so you'll see less blur behind fast-moving objects and less screen tearing.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Sony X75K has a very basic, dated design. The bezels are thick and stand out compared to more premium TVs. It's mostly made of plastic and looks cheap overall.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A

This TV isn't part of our 100 TV accelerated longevity test.

Design
Stand

The v-shaped feet are thin and support the TV well, allowing for just a bit of wobble forwards and backward. They're close to each end of the TV, so you'll need a wide table if you're not planning on wall-mounting the TV. Combined with the thick bezels, the feet give you about three inches between the table and the first pixels, so pretty much any soundbar will fit in front of it without blocking the screen.

Footprint of the 65-inch stand: 45.4" x 13.2".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x200

The back is very plain, with a thicker section at the bottom that houses the TV's electronics and inputs, and a thinner top half. Most of the inputs face to the side and are easily accessible.

There are clips on the feet that provide very basic cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.63" (1.6 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.35" (8.5 cm)
7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Sony KD65X75K has good build quality. It's mainly made of plastic, but there are a few metal panels on the back. There's a bit of flex to the larger panels, but it's not an issue. The side and top bezels have quite a bit more flex to them, and don't feel completely attached to the TV.

Picture Quality
3.3
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
2,263 : 1
Native Contrast
2,263 : 1

This TV has sub-par contrast, so dark areas of the screen look gray and a bit washed out, especially if you're in a completely dark room. Sadly, there's no local dimming feature to improve black levels.

10
Picture Quality
Blooming

Since this TV lacks a local dimming feature, there's no blooming around bright objects in otherwise dark scenes. Since the entire backlight is always on at the same intensity and it has a low contrast ratio, dark scenes still look washed out.

10
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
N/A

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature; the entire backlight is always on at the same intensity, so there's no distracting flicker or brightness changes as bright highlights move across the screen.

5.0
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

Switching to 'Game' mode doesn't result in any noticeable difference in dark scene performance.

6.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
260 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
309 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
154 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
398 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
399 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
400 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
400 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
400 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
399 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
399 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
399 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

Unfortunately, the Sony X75K has mediocre peak brightness in HDR. There's very little variation in brightness with different scenes, and bright flashes and highlight details don't stand out at all due to the lack of local dimming.

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

  • HDR Picture Mode: Custom
  • Backlight: Max
  • Contrast: 90
  • Color Temperature: Expert 1

6.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
253 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
316 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
151 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
398 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
399 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
400 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
400 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
400 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
399 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
399 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
399 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

There's no difference at all in brightness when switching to 'Game' mode.

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

  • HDR Picture Mode: Game
  • Backlight: Max
  • Contrast: 90
  • Color Temperature: Expert 1

8.6
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0089
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0089
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0089

The Sony 65X75K has excellent PQ EOTF tracking, ensuring that most content is displayed at the brightness intended by the content creator. Like most LCD displays with no local dimming, near-blacks are raised a bit. Midtones are displayed well, and there's a gentle curve close to the TV's peak brightness, so fine details in bright scenes are preserved. There's no difference in EOTF tracking with different mastering levels, ensuring a consistent experience regardless of how the content was created.

7.4
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
340 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
375 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
373 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
372 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
371 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
370 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
374 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
372 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
371 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
370 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
370 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

This TV gets decently bright in SDR. It's bright enough to overcome a bit of glare in a moderately-lit room and there's no noticeable variation in brightness with different scenes.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Custom
  • Backlight: Max
  • Contrast: 90
  • Color Temperature: Expert 1

6.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
75.02%
DCI P3 uv
80.30%
Rec 2020 xy
54.05%
Rec 2020 uv
59.25%

This TV has an okay color gamut. It can't display a wide color gamut for HDR content, so overall there's not much difference in color saturation between SDR and HDR. The tone mapping is really bad with content mastered at high brightness levels (75% stimulus), but it looks a lot better with content mastered at more moderate levels (50% stimulus).

6.3
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
46.2%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
20.6%
White Luminance
398 cd/m²
Red Luminance
81 cd/m²
Green Luminance
297 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
29 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
323 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
108 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
364 cd/m²

Unfortunately, this TV has just passable color volume. Colors are bright and stand out as well as pure whites, but it's limited by its narrow color gamut. It can't display dark, saturated colors either due to its low contrast ratio.

8.6
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
1.79
Color dE
1.55
Gamma
2.16
Color Temperature
6,942 K
Picture Mode
Custom
Color Temp Setting
Expert 1
Gamma Setting
0

Even out of the box with just a few adjustments, this TV has amazing accuracy in SDR. Saturated reds are a bit off, and bright scenes are a bit too bright, but other than that, there are no noticeable issues. The color temperature is a bit cool, but it's not bad.

9.4
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.39
Color dE
1.18
Gamma
2.19
Color Temperature
6,658 K
White Balance Calibration
10 point
Color Calibration
No

The calibration system on this TV is a bit limited, and it wasn't possible to fully correct everything as it lacks a color calibration system and the white balance calibration system is a bit sensitive. It still looks fantastic, though, thanks to its amazing accuracy before calibration.

You can see our full calibration settings here.

7.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.437%
50% DSE
0.170%
5% Std. Dev.
0.611%
5% DSE
0.083%

The Sony X75K has good gray uniformity. There's relatively little dirty screen effect, which is great for watching sports. The sides of the screen are significantly darker than the center, though, and this is more noticeable with regular content. The uniformity in near-black scenes is a lot better.

6.1
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
1.940%

Unfortunately, this TV has mediocre black uniformity. The entire screen looks washed out and blue due to the low contrast ratio, and there's no local dimming feature to improve it.

8.0
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
41°
Color Shift
54°
Brightness Loss
40°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
52°

The Sony X75K has a great viewing angle. It's a good choice for a wide seating arrangement or if you like to walk around with the TV on, as the image remains consistent when viewed from the sides. Colors hardly shift, but the image fades a bit at a wide angle.

7.2
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.5%
Indirect Reflections
0.5%
Calculated Direct Reflections
5.0%

The Sony X75K has decent reflection handling. The light semi-gloss coating reduces the intensity of direct reflections, without adding much of a haze to the screen.

7.0
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
4.0
50% Gray to 100% White
10
100% Black to 50% Red
8.0
50% Red to 100% Red
10
100% Black to 50% Green
4.0
50% Green to 100% Green
6.0
100% Black to 50% Blue
6.0
50% Blue to 100% Blue
8.0

Gradients in HDR look decent. The biggest issues are with dark shades of gray, green, or blue. There's noticeable banding in bright greens, too.

4.8
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
3.0
Detail Preservation
9.0

Unfortunately, there's no smooth gradation feature on this TV, so low-quality content isn't smoothed out very well. Posterization and macro blocking is very noticeable.

7.5
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing
Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
RGB
Type LED
Sub-Type
IPS

This TV has an RGB subpixel layout, which is better for PC use than BGR panels because it improves the text clarity, which you can read about here.

Motion
7.4
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
6.2 ms
100% Response Time
14.8 ms

The Sony X75K has a decent response time for a TV. There's very little overshoot in most transitions, but the total response time is a bit slow, so there's some noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects.

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

The Sony KD65X75K is completely flicker-free at all backlight levels, which is great as flicker can cause headaches and eye strain.

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

This TV has an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion, to improve the appearance of motion. It can only flicker at 120Hz, though, which causes image duplications with 60 fps content.

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

This TV has an optional motion interpolation feature to improve the appearance of motion in low frame rate content. It looks good in scenes with slow movement, but it struggles to smooth out faster camera movements and action scenes.

7.7
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
26.9 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
1.9 ms

Due to the relatively slow response time there's very little stutter. It's still a bit noticeable with slow panning shots, but it's good overall.

0
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
No

Unfortunately, this TV can't remove judder from any source, including native 24p sources like a Blu-ray player or a streaming device with a 'Match Frame Rate' feature.

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 + Local Dimming No Local Dimming

Unfortunately, this TV is limited to a fixed 60Hz refresh rate; it doesn't support any variable refresh rate features like FreeSync.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.9 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
161.3 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
10.4 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
10.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
77.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
161.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
161.2 ms
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

This TV has fantastic low input lag for a responsive gaming experience, but only in the 'Game' Picture Mode. Unfortunately, the only picture mode that also supports chroma 4:4:4 for clear text from a PC also has incredibly high input lag, so mouse movements feel sluggish.

7.1
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The Sony X75K has decent support for different resolutions. Chroma 4:4:4 is displayed properly with 1080p and 4k signals, but only in the 'Graphics' Picture Mode. Unfortunately, outside of graphics mode the TV can't display certain complicated patterns on the right side of the screen. It's not noticeable in most regular content outside of a desktop PC, and from a PC 'Graphics' mode works properly. You can see a few examples of the pixel inversion issue below.

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

Unlike higher-end Sony TVs like the Sony X90K, the Sony X75K isn't part of Sony's "Perfect for PS5" lineup, and it doesn't support Sony's Auto HDR Tone Mapping or Auto Genre Picture Mode features. This means that you'll have to manually switch to the 'Game' Picture Mode for low input lag when you start gaming.

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

This TV has very limited gaming features, so it can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series S|X. It doesn't support Auto Low Latency Mode, so you'll have to manually switch to the 'Game' Picture Mode for low input lag when you start gaming.

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)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)
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

Unlike most modern TVs, this TV has a full-sized composite input, no adapter required, which is great if you have older devices, including some older game consoles.

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
No
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
No
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
No
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1
No

Unfortunately, although this TV supports eARC, it doesn't support any DTS formats, which is disappointing as DTS is often used as the main audio track on Blu-ray movies.

Sound Quality
7.0
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
119.87 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
2.29 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
2.26 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
4.52 dB
Max
91.7 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
4.91 dB

The Sony X75K has a decent frequency response. The sound profile is well-balanced, so dialogue is clear and easy to understand. It gets very loud, but there's noticeable compression at max volume, especially in the treble range. Like most TVs there's very little thump or rumble to its bass.

6.9
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.260
Weighted THD @ Max
21.703
IMD @ 80
0.17%
IMD @ Max
2.82%

This TV has just okay distortion performance. There's very little distortion in the audible range at normal listening levels, but it increases dramatically at max volume.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Google TV
Version 11
Ease of Use
Average
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
3 s
Advanced Options
Many

The Sony X75K comes with the same Google TV interface as other Sony TVs. Navigating through the menus feels very smooth.

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

Unfortunately, like the vast majority of TVs on the market there are ads throughout the interface. You can opt-out of personalized ads, but that doesn't change how many ads you'll see, it just changes the type of ads.

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 a ton of apps you can download, so you're sure to find your favorite streaming service.

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

Sony TVs, including the Sony X75K, still come with a full sized remote, which is rare. The remote is easy to use, and it has a built-in mic for voice control. Voice controls support launching apps, searching for content, and even asking basic questions like the weather or what time it is.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button underneath the TV that you can use to turn the power on/off, switch inputs, change channels, and adjust the volume.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • Power cable
  • Manuals and user guides

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 49 W
Power Consumption (Max) 141 W
Firmware 60521000