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Sony KD-55X9005

55" 800Hz Jul 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency 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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32 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 22 owner reviews this TV has a superb overall owner rating.

Good Sound Quality

Eleven people who bought it concluded that it had good sound quality. Last year Butchersboy wrote on Amazon “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. Mary wrote “Picture and sound are quite brilliant” in his Sony KD-55X9005 review. In December last year Whathifi.com mentioned “Best in class audio performance”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Sony KD-55X9005 owners who bought it thought it had good colour saturation. A. Khatib mentioned in their review of this TV “The richness of colours and sharp images is unmatched by any other TV I have seen around” and rated it 5 stars. Bill said “Far more vivid and natural colours” in his review of the Sony KD-55X9005. In December last year Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005 “Good colours”.

Five customers thought this TV had good picture quality. Whathifi.com said in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005 in December last year “Superior picture quality” . Whathifi.com also said “Sensational image quality”. Whathifi.com also said “4K picture quality is insanely good”.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had image ghosting. Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005 “Low ghosting (good screen response time” . One person who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com mentioned “Great Bluray upscaling”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Sony KD-55X9005 owners who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Bill mentioned on Amazon “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”. Whathifi.com wrote in December last year “Ultra HD resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels” in their Sony KD-55X9005 review. Whathifi.com also wrote “Ultra HD content is still hard to come by”.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Bill scored the product very highly and he mentioned in his Sony KD-55X9005 review on Amazon “The best screen quality”. John King mentioned in December last year “The TV has an amazing 4K screen, plenty inputs and amazing picture quality” . Tommy mentioned on Amazon “I could now watch the highest quality films in my king size bed (if you know what I mean) ;” and rated it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 was comfortable and easy to hold. Bill scored the product 5 stars and he said “This one was, by a very comfortable margin” in his review of this TV. One customer who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Butchersboy rated it 5 stars and said in their Sony KD-55X9005 review “There are plenty of settings so their expertise was spot on in setting both picture”.

One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.

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Nice Design

Two Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Whathifi.com said “Bold wedge design”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Distinctive wedge design”.

Several Sony KD-55X9005 owners who reviewed the Sony KD-55X9005 mentioned that it was good looking. Whathifi.com said “Stunning colours with true blacks, brilliant 4K upscaling, fantastic sound, beautiful wedge design, genuinely intelligent smart features, really easy to use”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Beautiful, premium design”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people considered that the Sony KD-55X9005 had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com mentioned last year “Flickery Active Shutter 3D” but they scored it 60 out of 100. Whathifi.com also wrote “Excellent 3D mode with hardly any crosstalk”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “3D images are the best we've seen”.

Good Brand

Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the superior brands.

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Robust

Several Sony KD-55X9005 owners said in their reviews that the product was well made. Whathifi.com wrote “Solid build quality” yet they gave the product a score of 3 stars. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Excellent built, in audio”.

Good Size

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

One Sony KD-55X9005 owner who bought the product thought it was a big size. One Sony KD-55X9005 owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it was compact. Whathifi.com said in December last year “Two remotes, one of which is compact and NFCcompatible” .

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Good Webcam

One Sony KD-55X9005 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for making skype calls. Kobaffo wrote 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 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV. Butchersboy mentioned in their Sony KD-55X9005 review on Amazon “Even the SD picture is great”.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One Sony KD-55X9005 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of connectivity. Whathifi.com mentioned “Strong connectivity technologies”.

Good Smart TV

One person who bought it reckoned that it had great smart functions.

Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-55X9005 has a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the KD-55X9005 do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the UE55JU6510[pl_2827581_price], the UE55JU6500[pl_2830306_price], or the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price] all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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3D Compatible

The KD-55X9005 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-55X9005 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE55JU6510[pl_2827581_price], or the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-55CX802[plb_2839951_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-55X9005 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE55JU6670[pl_2942177_price], and the UE48JU6440[pl_2858280_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-55CX802[plb_2839951_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

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

Alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the UE55JU6670[pl_2942177_price], or the UE48JU6440[pl_2858280_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-55CX802[plb_2839951_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on televisions of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55X9005 the RMS rated power range from 10W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 25W. At 65 Watts, the KD-55X9005 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-55X9005.

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Six Loudspeakers

The KD-55X9005 is a six loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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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 have been around for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as it support an 802.11a WiFi standard. This TV also support an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best supported WiFi standard across all TVs of this age and spec.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst supported WiFi standard across similar types of TV.

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Two SCART Ports

The KD-55X9005 is a two SCART port television.

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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 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar 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 the most frequently found HDMI version on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KD-55X9005 which has four HDMI ports.

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3 MHL Version

The KD-55X9005 supports a newer MHL version than most TVs that came out more than a year ago. This Sony television supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 1.3 MHL version.

A 3 MHL version is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-55X9005.

A 1.3 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version amongst similar types of television.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that came out more than a year ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55X9005. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Features One App

features one app

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55X9005.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a greater number of smart modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-55X9005. The smart modes "Cinema", "Sports" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site whathifi.com scored this TV 60 out of 100. TV experts aren't convinced by this television.

Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KD-55X9005 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KD-55X9005 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-55X9005. The video formats "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "WMV" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Quite Low Subwoofer RMS Power

When compared to other TVs of this age and spec, the Sony KD-55X9005's subwoofer RMS power of only 15 Watts is one of the lowest. The subwoofer RMS power of TVs of this age and type range from 10W to 40W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 22W.

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Only One RF Port

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year have between one and three RF ports, including the Sony KD-55X9005 which has one RF port.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-55X9005 is 140kWh. At 207 kilowatt hours, the KD-55X9005 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the KD-55X9005.

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Heavy

With a weight of 37.4 kilograms, the Sony KD-55X9005 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KD-55X9005. Across all the comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55X9005 the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg, and the average weight is 20kg.

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Very Thick

With a thickness of 99 millimeters, the Sony KD-55X9005 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-55X9005. The average thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55X9005 is 62mm, and the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm.

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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 television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age. 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

This television was released over a year ago.

Average Refresh Rate

At 800 hertz, the KD-55X9005 has a fairly typical refresh rate compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55X9005.

If this TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the TX-55CR730[pl_2839971_price] (1,000Hz), or the TX-40CX802[pl_2839948_price] (1,600Hz) both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE48JU7000[plb_2823161_price] (1,000Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Supported File Systems
Deep Colour Support
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording

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
Superb picture quality
Very accurate images
Patchy, bleeding backlight
Needs better contrast
Design might not appeal to everyone
Merest hint of banding
Input lag a bit high for some
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 $169.87
Electricity cost when on standby $1.38
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Total running cost over 5 years $171.25
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 29 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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