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Sony KD-55X9005

55" 800Hz May 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
Incredible 4K picture, superior sound X-tended Dynamic Range for backlit brilliance: With higher peaks and deeper blacks, the unique backlighting algorithm lets you see twice the brightness range... More
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this 4K and 8K TV rated it as outstanding.

Good Sound Quality

Some Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers who reviewed the Sony KD-55X9005 mentioned that it had good sound quality. Butchersboy mentioned on Amazon in November last year “The picture is superb and the sound from the forward facing speakers is as good as, if not better, than my soundbar could produce with my last TV” in their Sony KD-55X9005 review. Last year Mary scored the Sony KD-55X9005 very highly and he said on Amazon “Picture and sound are quite brilliant”. Whathifi.com said “Impressive sound quality” in their Sony KD-55X9005 review.

Good Picture Quality

A few Sony KD-55X9005 owners concluded that it had good colour saturation. A. Khatib wrote “The richness of colours and sharp images is unmatched by any other TV I have seen around” . Bill wrote in his review “Far more vivid and natural colours”. Whathifi.com wrote “Good colours” in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005.

A few people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this TV “Superb picture quality” but even so they rated it 3 stars. Whathifi.com also said “4K picture quality is insanely good”. Whathifi.com also said “Sensational image quality”.

One Sony KD-55X9005 owner who reviewed it thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com wrote “Great Bluray upscaling”. One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer who purchased this TV thought it had image ghosting. Whathifi.com said “Low ghosting (good screen response time”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 was good at displaying high definition TV. Bill wrote last year “So, what's the basic argument in favour of upgrading to 4K? Well, in a nutshell, 4K delivers four times more pixels than 1080p full HD” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Whathifi.com said in November last year “Resolution four times higher than Full HD”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Trs belle qualit d'image Ultra HD”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people agreed that it was good quality. Bill wrote in his review of the Sony KD-55X9005 “The best screen quality” . John King said in his review of this TV “The TV has an amazing 4K screen, plenty inputs and amazing picture quality” . Tommy wrote two years ago “I could now watch the highest quality films in my king size bed (if you know what I mean) ;”.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 was comfortable and easy to hold. Last year Bill gave the Sony KD-55X9005 a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this TV “This one was, by a very comfortable margin”.

One Sony KD-55X9005 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Butchersboy said “There are plenty of settings so their expertise was spot on in setting both picture” and gave it an excellent review.

One Sony KD-55X9005 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Whathifi.com said in their Sony KD-55X9005 review “Stunning colours with true blacks, brilliant 4K upscaling, fantastic sound, beautiful wedge design, genuinely intelligent smart features, really easy to use”.

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Nice Design

Two Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Whathifi.com mentioned in their Sony KD-55X9005 review “Bold wedge design”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Distinctive wedge design”. Some people mentioned that the Sony KD-55X9005 was good looking. Whathifi.com mentioned “Beautiful, premium design” but in spite of that they only scored this TV 60 out of 100.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com wrote “Excellent 3D with virtually no crosstalk” in their Sony KD-55X9005 review. Whathifi.com also mentioned “3D images are the best we've seen”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Flickery Active Shutter 3D”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 1,555 expert and owner reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

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Some Sony KD-55X9005 owners concluded that this TV was well made. Whathifi.com wrote in their Sony KD-55X9005 review in November last year “Solid build quality”. Whathifi.com also said “Excellent built, in audio”.

Good Size

Some Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers who purchased the Sony KD-55X9005 mentioned that it was thin. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “‘Ultra slim' Sony calls it” in their Sony KD-55X9005 review. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Its 4.9mm-thick top half is thinner th”. Whathifi.com also wrote “However, if you're after one of the thinnest TVs in existence, this may do the”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a big size. One Sony KD-55X9005 owner wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Whathifi.com said “Two remotes, one of which is compact and NFCcompatible” in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005.

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Good Webcam

One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer considered that the Sony KD-55X9005 was good for making skype calls. Kobaffo gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The internet and sony entertainment centre give you the best of everything, skype is soo clear with the sony TV camera (which can be bought Amazon) for video, facebook”.

Good Standard Def TV

One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Butchersboy said on Amazon “Even the SD picture is great” in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KD-55X9005 owner wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 had good features.

Good Connectivity

One person considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Whathifi.com said in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005 “Strong connectivity technologies” but even so they scored it 60 out of 100.

Good Smart TV Features

One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer said in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 had great smart functions.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs with a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE55JU6510, and the UE55JU6500 both from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the Sony KD-65X9005 is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Sony KD-55X9005 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this age and type are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider including the UE55JU6510, or the UE48JU7000 both from Samsung or the Sony KD-55X8507 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55X9005 also have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to consider including the UE55JU6510, or the UE60JU6800 both from Samsung or the Sony KD-55X8507 which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to consider including the UE55JU6510, or the UE60JU6800 both from Samsung or the Sony KD-55X8507 which has better reviews.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KD-55X9005, the Sony KD-55X9005's RMS rated power of 65 Watts is one of the highest. The average RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago is 25W, and the RMS rated power range from 10W to 120W.

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3 MHL Version

The KD-55X9005 supports a newer MHL version than most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year. This television supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 1.3 MHL version.

This TV's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KD-55X9005.

Amongst similar types of TV the worst supported MHL version is 1.3.

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Four Loudspeakers

Most televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KD-55X9005 have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers, including the Sony KD-55X9005 which has four loudspeakers.

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Two SCART Ports

The Sony KD-55X9005 is a two SCART port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-55X9005 only have one SCART port.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The KD-55X9005 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-55X9005 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and type to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most TVs of this spec and age have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KD-55X9005 which has four HDMI ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The KD-55X9005 supports an 802.11n WiFi standard which is newer than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it. Most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it support an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this television support an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best supported WiFi standard across all TVs that have been around for more than a year.

Across similar types of television the worst supported WiFi standard is 802.11a.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KD-55X9005 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of this age and spec. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Features One App

features one app

The KD-55X9005 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55X9005.

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Has Three Sound Modes

The KD-55X9005 has a greater number of sound modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KD-55X9005. The sound modes "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KD-55X9005 is more than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-55X9005. The smart modes "Cinema", "Sports" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This Sony television received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from whathifi.com. If all the TVs of a comparable age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this television is in the bottom 2%.

Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The KD-55X9005 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this type and age. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KD-55X9005 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this age and type. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-55X9005. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-55X9005 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-55X9005 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KD-55X9005 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs that were released more than a year ago. The video formats "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Low Subwoofer RMS Power

When compared to other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KD-55X9005 that we have assessed the subwoofer RMS power of, the Sony KD-55X9005's subwoofer RMS power of only 15 Watts is one of the lowest. The average subwoofer RMS power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-55X9005 is 22W, and the subwoofer RMS power range from 10W to 40W.

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Only One RF Port

Most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55X9005 have between one and three RF ports, including the KD-55X9005 which has one RF port.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year range from 61kWh to 500kWh. At 215 kilowatt hours, the KD-55X9005 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-55X9005.

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Heavy

Across all the televisions of a similar age and type to the KD-55X9005 the weights range from 1.1kg to 82kg, and the average weight is 20kg. The KD-55X9005 is fairly heavy (33.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55X9005.

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Very Thick

With a thickness of 100 millimeters, the KD-55X9005 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-55X9005 the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 61mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X9005

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KD-55X9005.

Average Refresh Rate

The KD-55X9005 has a fairly standard refresh rate (800 hertz) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago.

If you want a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to consider the TX-55CR730 (1,000Hz and higher rated), or the TX-40CX802 (1,600Hz and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE48JU7000 (1,000Hz and higher rated).

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Specification

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Video Mode
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TV Tuner
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Smart TV
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Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
MHL Version
Networking
Internet Browser
WiFi Standard
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
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Cable Included
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Other Features

Expert Reviews

(2)
7 December 2015

For the money, the Sony KD65X9005 is a decent TV. It does well in some key areas, but it is certainly flawed ? look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price.However, if you're...

It's really thin
Crisp picture
Good colours
Superior picture quality
Leading audio quality
Patchy, bleeding backlight
Needs better contrast
UHD support remains weak
Limited catchup TV services
Distracting Twitter app
29 December 2015

Zusammen mit Sony suchen wir einen Leser, der den 4K-Fernseher Sony BRAVIA X90C für uns testet. Nach dem Test dürft ihr den 55 Zoll großen, ultraflachen und rund 2.500 Euro teuren Fernseher mit... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Butchersboy

This TV is simply stunning. The picture is superb and the sound from the forward facing speakers is as good as, if not better, than my soundbar could produce with my last TV.
We have a fairly... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2015 by John King "John"

Purchased this Sony X9 from our local Fenwick store in Newcastle upon Tyne.
All I can say is 'Mind Blowing', the TV has an amazing 4K screen, plenty inputs and amazing picture quality.Read more…

Reviewed 16 March 2015 by Mary "Mary"

WOW. This wonderful TV has to not only be seen but heard as well. Picture and sound are quite brilliant. Have ditched my soundbase as its now obsolite!

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by William Mason

My partner and I finally took the plunge and very recently bought this absolutely amazing Sony 4K TV from our local Currys/PC World store.
We looked very closely at several 4K sets in store,... Read more…

My partner and I finally took the plunge and very recently bought this absolutely amazing Sony 4K TV from our local Currys/PC World store.
We looked very closely at several 4K sets in store,... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $193.63
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 32 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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