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Sony KD-49XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Sony KD-49XE9005. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The sound and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability and tuner. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

image quality, usability, sound, size, design

remote control, tuner, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-49XE9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (

Sony Bravia KD-49XE9005 review


Can't stretch to an OLED? This 4K Sony is the answer

Great picture quality ; Bombastic sound ; Tidy design

Android TV is so-so

An awesome 4K TV and the best OLED alternative that you can buy

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KD-49XE9005 review


Spend a bit of time getting the set-up right, and you'll be rewarded with a 4K gem that excels at any resolution...

Vivid colours ; Sharp detail ; Dynamic sound ; Range of streaming services

Nothing of note

Sony’s audio-visual prowess comes forth once again with this 4K HDR television

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: aBoijj (



I'll be honest, this is the most expensive TV I've ever bought, but I can't find a single reason to regret buying it. The picture is stunning, especially 4K content, colour is rich without being overpowering, blacks are actually black, and I've not...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Royston 1000 (

New Sony 4k TV.


Very happy with my new tv so far. The HD and 4k picture is excellent as is the sound.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Nett (



Very good sharp clear picture easy to use would recommend

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: msheratt (

Great TV if you don't want a smart TV


TV picture quality is amazing. HD looks great and 4K even better. Casting to screen from phone/tablet works really well. Despite the issues below, well worth the 4 stars if you're willing to ignore smart functions and cast from a phone/tablet. If you...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: farmorg (

Love my new TV - Superb!


I wanted to upgrade to 4K & a bigger screen. I consider myself to be a very fussy customer and I had many questions during the sales process. Sebastian at the Leicester store was fantastic. Very patient, very knowledgable and perfectly happy to spend...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Nick the whistler (

Great picture


I found the Sony KD-49XE9005 easy to install, it has a good selection of connection sockets to 'hook' everything up to. Once you have been using for a while, it is also easy to navigate through the menus and adjust any of its user settings etc. You get...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Jessandamy (

Overall most satisfied


The features are top quality and the picture superb. Connecting to other devices - existing surround sound and YouView was very challenging. Linked to the internet the features there are wonderful and well worth the investment in this TV

fantastic picture ; internet features

setting up

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: FrancisH (

Great TV


After doing some research I decided to have Richer Sounds do a home survey, mainly to get advice on the right size screen and to narrow down my choices to those which would best suit my viewing habits. Hunter from their Brighton store was extremely...

picture; features; ease of use.

it would be nice to have a manual.

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Game, Movie, Music, Sports


Wi-Fi certified:Y


Colour of product:Black, Silver
Heavy metals free:Pb (lead)


Display diagonal:124.5
Display diagonal (metric):123
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Direct-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,1080p


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200

Management features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BOS, BUL, Cat, CRO, CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, FIN, French, GRE, HEB, HUN, Italian, KAZ, LAT, LIT, MAC, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWA, SWE, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep timer:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Movie, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


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

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Quick start guide:Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,ASF,FLAC,MP3,MP4,WAV,WMA
Hard Drive Capacity:16
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Local Dimming:Y
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Subtitles function:Y
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y
USB Recording:Y
Video compression formats:HEVC
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub):N
RF ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual energy consumption:141
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (typical):102

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play
LED Backlight:Y
Light sensor:Y
Power save mode:Y

TV tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL BG,PAL DK,PAL I,SECAM B/G
Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of Tuners:3
Triple tuner:Y
Tuner type:Analog & Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):236
Height :631
Height (with stand):685
Package weight:20
Weight with stand:13.8
Width (with stand):1093