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Sony KD-55X9005

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A multi award winning 55 inch 4K TV with good features
55" 4K Yes No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KD-55X9005 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony KD-55X9005 number 810 across all TVs.
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34 Reviews + 6 Awards
67
Good Features
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48
$182 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
65
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has exceptional expert reviews and fantastic 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 televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has running costs of $182 over 5 years, which are in the most expensive 12% of all 3,997 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The KD-55X9005 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
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Good
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Very Good
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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

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Sony KD-55X9005 size in context

Sony KD-55X9005 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The KD-55X9005's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 25% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. Across all the televisions the display diagonals range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The KD-55X9005 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. 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 Technology

The Sony KD-55X9005 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KD-55X9005 is 3D, unlike 74% of televisions which are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The thickness of the Sony KD-55X9005 of only 39mm is in the thinnest 15% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-55X9005 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by televisions. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Local Dimming

The KD-55X9005 features local dimming. 76% of televisions do not feature local dimming.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-55X9005 supports HDD recording. 99% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

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

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55X9005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of televisions which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of televisions which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55X9005 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 89% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KD-55X9005 of 65W is in the highest 2% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

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

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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 Wi-Fi

The KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The average high frequency rate of all TVs is 260Hz, with the slowest being 20Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The KD-55X9005's high frequency rate of 800Hz is in the fastest 8% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Televisions have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KD-55X9005 of 800Hz is in the fastest 22% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

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

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55X9005 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Four Loudspeakers

Most televisions have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers, including the KD-55X9005 which has four loudspeakers.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the KD-55X9005 is $182 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 3,997 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acoustic kd55x9005c, sony kd55x9005bbaep, samsung kd55x9005c, samsung kd55x9005a, sony kd55x9005bbu, sony kd55x9005cbu
Barcodes 04548736002418, 04548736002432, 04905524932515, 04905524932522, 04905524932539, 04905524975314, 04905524975321, 04905524975338, 08427247084914

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-55X9005

81% cheaper to run
31" smaller display diagonal

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