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Sony KD-55X9005

Sony KD-55X9005
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A fully featured and multi award winning 55" 4K television, with low running costs
55" 4K No 39mm Feb 2015 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD-55X9005 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony KD-55X9005 number 843 across all TVs.
98
Reviews
34 Reviews + 6 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has brilliant expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%, based on 34 reviews.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
This Sony TV has running costs of $140 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 4,388 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The KD-55X9005 has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
3D
Thinner than average

What is This TV Best Used For?

60
Watching Films
Good
79
Watching Sport
Very Good
76
Playing Games
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KD-55X9005?

The Sony KD-55X9005 is 1,493mm wide and 752mm tall. It is 39mm thick and weighs 17.3kg.

Sony KD-55X9005 front dimensions
Sony KD-55X9005 size in context

Sony KD-55X9005 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The KD-55X9005 is one of the least economic to run televisions that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-55X9005 is $140.

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Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of televisions is 13", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the Sony KD-55X9005 of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 25% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-55X9005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. The worst resolution of all televisions is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-55X9005 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The KD-55X9005 is 3D, unlike 75% of televisions which are not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

Across all the televisions the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The Sony KD-55X9005's thickness of only 39mm is thinner than 84% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The KD-55X9005 has a built-in microphone, unlike 99% of televisions which do not have a built-in microphone.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KD-55X9005 of 800Hz is in the fastest 26% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). 94% of televisions do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD-55X9005 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. In addition, this TV supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Televisions resolutions range from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Features Local Dimming

The Sony KD-55X9005 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KD-55X9005 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 90% of televisions which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KD-55X9005 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions is 2W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the Sony KD-55X9005 of 65W is in the highest 2% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Four Loudspeakers

The KD-55X9005 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 98% of TVs which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports 24p

The KD-55X9005 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of televisions which do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X9005 supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

Televisions have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 250Hz. The high frequency rate of the Sony KD-55X9005 of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other televisions. It is faster than 89% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 92% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-55X9005 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of televisions which do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55X9005 supports screen mirroring. 84% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 86% of TVs which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

04548736002418, 04548736002432, 04905524932515, 04905524932522, 04905524932539, 04905524975314, 04905524975321, 04905524975338, 08427247084914

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-55X9005

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