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Amazon Fire TV Omni Series Review

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The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series offers 4K resolution, high contrast ratio, and black levels, making it a great option for casual users looking for a TV on a strict budget. But enthusiasts will be disappointed by its poor upscaling and lack of local dimming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

First released back in late 2021, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is a budget-level 4K HDR model that boasts a VA panel for providing deep black levels and high contrast. Unlike some of the best TVs available in the market today, it only features a 60Hz non-VRR panel.

And when it comes to ports, unlike the best 4K TVs available on the market today, it only has four HDMI 2.0 ports with an eARC and doesn’t have HDMI 2.1 for better compatibility with current-gen consoles and newer graphics cards. Other ports include a 3.5 mm and an optical audio jack.

All models of the Fire TV Omni Series support HDR 10 and HLG, but only the 65/75-inch models support Dolby Vision IQ. And it features two 8-watt speakers for providing a convincing stereo effect. However, for an FHD TV, check our Hisense A4 TV review.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series models are a great option for users looking for a budget 4K TV if you don’t need a high peak brightness.

It sports four HDMI 2.0 ports and has a VA panel with excellent black levels, thanks to a high 7140:1 native contrast ratio. It handles reflections fairly well.

HDR adds nothing for movies or games, as it can’t get very bright and lacks a wide color gamut. It lacks local dimming for boosting HDR and black levels.

And it does not upscale lower resolution content well. The Omni Series models also have a tested 15.2 ms to avoid ghosting, which is on the low end in the market.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Relatively high contrast ratio
    • The TV delivers great nighttime viewing with rich, deep blacks thanks to its 7140:1 native contrast ratio, which is among the best tested. However, the absence of a local dimming feature keeps the backlight consistently on, adversely impacting contrast.

  • Average refresh rate
    • Its 60Hz refresh rate is adequate for administrative tasks and browsing the net but falls short for competitive gameplay. Moreover, there are no advanced gaming features like VRR support for tear-free screens.

  • Good input lag
    • Casual gamers will appreciate its smooth 10.7 ms (4K at 60Hz) input lag, which ranks in the top third of our tested TVs. However, competitive gamers will fare better with an even lower input lag.

Reason to Avoid

  • Below-par picture quality and low peak brightness
    • Haloing is visible around some content, and it struggles to display lifelike images since its color gamut is limited to only 75.64% coverage on DCI P3 xy. Although bright enough to reduce glare, its 342 nits peak brightness, testing higher than just 30% of our tested TVs, is mediocre for a truly immersive HDR experience.

  • Slow response time
    • Fast-moving visuals may display prominent black smearing, which is a distracting, elongated tail behind swiftly moving objects, attributed to its comparatively sluggish 15.2 ms response time.

  • Poor off-center viewing
    • Even a slight shift off-center while watching movies results in faded image quality as colors wash out at a mere 27°, making it challenging to enjoy family movie gatherings.

Amazon Fire TV Omni Series Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size43", 50", 55", 65", 75"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformFire TV
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRNo

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)85.32
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)81.61
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)54.55
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)60.42
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)96
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)5,087
SDR Brightness (nits)452
HDR Brightness (nits)410
Input Lag (ms)8.6
Response Time (ms)15.2
Color Washout (Degrees)27
Color Shift (Degrees)42
Brightness Loss (Degrees)30
Reflections (%)5.8
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)151.02
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.22
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.044
Intermodulation Distortion @80db8.44
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.01
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0101
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0101

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Market Context

First released back in late 2021, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is a budget-level 4K HDR model that boasts a VA panel for providing…

First released back in late 2021, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is a budget-level 4K HDR model that boasts a VA panel for providing deep black levels and high contrast. Unlike some of the best TVs available in the market today, it only features a 60Hz non-VRR panel.

And when it comes to ports, unlike the best 4K TVs available on the market today, it only has four HDMI 2.0 ports with an eARC and doesn’t have HDMI 2.1 for better compatibility with current-gen consoles and newer graphics cards. Other ports include a 3.5 mm and an optical audio jack.

All models of the Fire TV Omni Series support HDR 10 and HLG, but only the 65/75-inch models support Dolby Vision IQ. And it features two 8-watt speakers for providing a convincing stereo effect. However, for an FHD TV, check our Hisense A4 TV review.

While the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series models only have a peak brightness of around 288 nits, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series models feature a…

While the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series models only have a peak brightness of around 288 nits, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series models feature a much better 342 nits peak brightness along with an adaptive brightness mode. It features a significantly better native contrast ratio of 7140:1 in comparison to the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series’ 6075:1 contrast. In addition, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series units offer 65-inch and 75-inch models, while the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series caps out at 55 inches. And those larger versions of the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series also support Dolby Vision IQ HDR, which is lacking on the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series models. If you want to know about the compared model, then make sure to take a look at our Amazon Fire TV 4-Series review.

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series sports a VA LCD panel, whereas the Samsung S90C TV has a significantly better QD OLED panel. As a…

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series sports a VA LCD panel, whereas the Samsung S90C TV has a significantly better QD OLED panel. As a result, the Samsung S90C TV has a near-perfect black level and contrast, which is significantly better than the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series. It has a much brighter 1058 nits of peak brightness than the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series’ 342 nits panel. The Samsung S90C TV also has HDMI 2.1 support and VRR for the latest-gen gaming consoles, but the Omni Series does not. However, if you are looking for Vizio-branded TVs with VRR, then make sure to visit our list of the best Vizio TVs.

The Toshiba M550 TV supports the HDR 10+ format, but the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series does not, despite both offering the same Amazon Fire…

The Toshiba M550 TV supports the HDR 10+ format, but the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series does not, despite both offering the same Amazon Fire TV user interface. And the Toshiba M550 TV does a significantly better job of upscaling lower-resolution content compared to the Toshiba M550 TV. On the other hand, the Toshiba M550 TV only comes with three HDMI 2.0 ports, while the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports. However, if you want a TV with VRR and HDMI 2.1 support, then make sure to take a look at our Hisense U6GR TV review.

Backlight Type

Direct Lit

Direct Lit

n/a

Full-Array

Display Type

LED

LED

OLED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

4

4

4

HDR Format

HDR10

HDR10, HLG

HDR10+, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+

LED Panel Type

LED

LED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

5120 x 2160

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

60 Hz

120 Hz, 144 Hz

120 Hz

Screen size

43", 50", 55", 65", 75"

43", 50", 55"

55", 65", 75", 83"

55", 65", 75"

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  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is a good TV overall. It’s good for watching… Read More

    By:

    Kelsey Linhares
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Amazon’s first attempt at making its own television, the Fire TV Omni offers an impressive… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Amazon Fire TV Omni is a big deal for Amazon, and Fire TV has… Read More

    By:

    Brian Westover
  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    TV that doesn’t quite fulfil its potential, but puts in an entertaining performance, nonetheless. Some… Read More

    By:

    Kob Monney
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series might be missing a few specs compared to big-name… Read More

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • Business Insider
    61.2

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Pros: Built-in Alexa support with hands-free voice control, video call feature when paired with a… Read More

    By:

    Steven Cohen

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