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Sony KD-55XE9305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sony KD-55XE9305. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and design. The sound and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the price, and comments about the reliability and size are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-55XE9305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305) review

 

Sony turns to the bright side using its Slim Backlight Drive

Blisteringly bright HDR images ; Stunningly rich colours ; Much-improved sound quality ; Superb HD upscaling

Blooming around bright objects ; Android TV is cumbersome ; Runs sluggishly at times ; Very limited viewing angle

Android TV continues to frustrate, and there’s a backlight clouding price to pay for the TV’s high brightness levels. That said, the 55XE9305 nonetheless improves on Sony’s 2016’s Slim Backlight Drive models in every way, delivering in the process some...

Mar, 2017

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Expert review by: Vincent Teoh (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Bravia KD-55XE9305 (XE93) review: A taste of the high-end for less

 

Sony's XE93 takes the HDR wizardry of the £4,000 ZD9 and transplants it into a 55in frame – the results are seriously impressive, too

Spectacular HDR presentation ; First-rate upscaling ; Triple-play HDR support (pending firmware update)

Blooming/haloing in dark scenes & inconsistent letterbox bar shading ; Limited viewing angles ; 1080p gaming responsiveness could be better

If you’ve been lusting after Sony’s £4,000 ZD9, then the XE93 could be just what your wallet (or more likely your overdraft) has been hoping for. With triple-play HDR support, spectacular HDR image quality and superlative upscaling, this is a...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-55XE9305 review

 

Sony's first 4K HDR LCD TV of the year is a resounding success...

Gorgeous 4K HDR picture quality ; Convincing black depth ; Clear and solid sound quality ; Support for Dolby Vision and HLG ; Netflix and Amazon in 4K HDR ; Excellent features and design

More black detail wouldn’t go amiss ; Interface response times could be faster

Stunning picture, great sound, and all the latest features – Sony’s first 4K HDR LCD set of the year is a resounding success

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony KD-55XE9305

 

The KD-55XE9305 is the first TV to reach us from Sony's 2017 TV line. It's a premium model that combines Sony's most powerful video-processing engine with an improved version of the brand's proprietary Slim Backlight Drive technology.

Mar, 2017

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Sony BRAVIA KD-55XE9305 HDR 4K TV Review

 

Sony's new XE93 still retains its ultra slim design but now it adds increased brightness and the X1 Extreme processor, with HLG, Dolby Vision and...

Excellent contrast performance ; Accurate greyscale & colour gamut ; Impressive HDR performance ; Great video processing ; Effective dimming system ; Good upgrade path ; Attractive design & great build quality

Limited viewing angles ; Smart platform is still buggy

We expected good things from the Sony XE93 but it still managed to surprise us in certain areas. Although the design has been tweaked, it didn't look vastly different from last year's XD93 and on paper at least the two TVs seemed very similar. In many...

Consumer review by: Jonner (johnlewis.com)

No service

 

Tv is 14 months old good tv when working the first Sony product I've had fail in 55yrs

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Will19 (johnlewis.com)

Simply the best TV ever

 

This TV is absolutely stunning, the colours are vivid and lifelike and with a true 4K HDR source (highly recommended!) the picture is like no TV I've ever owned before. Set-up was straightforward and the menu is easy to use - you can preview...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Mike 20 (johnlewis.com)

Excellent TV

 

The picture and sound quality are second to none I am so pleased I purchased this tv

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Richk21 (johnlewis.com)

Leader in Motion Handling and HDR

 

Having agonised over which new TV to choose for quite a while - I finally opted for a Samsung KS8000. I had always gone with Samsung in the past, I've loved all their TVs. The KS8000 was a nightmare in comparison. After weeks of trying everything, it...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Soulboy (johnlewis.com)

Surprised

 

Lovely television,superb picture quality and really useful information given by the Sony rep Haff to make us feel we're buying a television for the future. He explained in detail all the qualities and benefits we will get. I went into John Lewis with...

May, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
RMS rated power:50
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard

Design

Colour of product:Black
Peak luminance ratio:85

Display

3D:N
Display diagonal:138.7
Display diagonal (metric):138.8
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:60
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1000
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p

Ergonomics

On/off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management features

ECO mode:Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep timer:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HID,HOGP,SPP
Browser supported:Opera
Browsing:Y
Ethernet LAN:Y
Miracast:Y
Web Browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:ASF,FLAC,MP3,WAV,WMA
Auto Depth Enhancer:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Local Dimming:Y
Security algorithms:CAST
Subtitles function:Y
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y
Video formats supported:3GPP,ASF,AVC,AVCHD,MKV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG2-PS,MPEG2-TS,MPEG4,VP8,WEBM,XVID
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:2
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDCP:Y
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Annual energy consumption:190
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):227
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):137

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y
User memory:16

Technical Details

LED Backlight:Y
Light sensor:Y

TV tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL B,PAL D,PAL G,PAL I,SECAM B,SECAM D,SECAM G,SECAM K
Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of Tuners:3
Supported TV bands:UHF,VHF
Tuner type:Analog & Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:40
Depth (with stand):282
Height :715
Height (with stand):790
Package depth:196
Package height:876
Package weight:42
Package width:1394
Weight:28.6
Weight with stand:32.6
Width:1232
Width (with stand):1232