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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Sony KD-55XE9005. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the glare and design. The sound and usability also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the price. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and remote control.

image quality, usability, sound, design, glare

reliability, remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-55XE9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Best in Class 2017

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony Bravia XBR-55X900E review


This is the HDR flatscreen we've all been waiting for

Direct LED with local dimming ; Excellent motion handling ; Unfussy but elegant design ; Surprisingly good audio

HDR is a bit dim ; Rubbery remote ; Power brick is inconvenient ; No 3D support

It may not offer the same peak brightness as Sony’s flagship UHD sets, the X930E and X940E, but this 4K direct LED backlit screen is still a brilliant buy.

Mar, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony KD-55XE9005


It may look like just another cookie-cutter UHD TV, all ultra-slim bezel and tricked out HDMI inputs, but Sony's XE90 line offers buyers something a little special: direct LED backlighting with local dimming.

Ultra-crisp imagery with uniform black-level performance and watchable HDR, make this an unquestionably superior Sony TV offering.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: GrahamEvans (

Out of this world!


A fantastic smart TV. Straight forward to set up, especially if you already have a Google account, I did it via my phone! The quality of picture is excellent and it passes DD 5.1 straight through to my Sonos sound system - what a difference! I've...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: discoken (

Good tv - but...


Easy to setup and a very nice looking tv. Very good picture. The iffy bits are - Poor remote. Freeview play is very poor. Very slow and not possible to hide channels with the latest upgrade. I recommend that one disables the app and use the built in...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Emcg (



Same great Sony quality as our old TV as you'd expect. 4K is amazing! Paper instructions don't offer much but it's all on the tv when it's on. We've wall mounted ours and it looks stunning! Would recommend. Great service in store too to help us decide...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

HD is good but smart TV features let it down


I feel like this TV is over priced compared to its competitors. Yes the picture quality is excellent when watching super HD content but is very average with anything else. I liked that it had Google Chromecast integrated but what annoyed me with the TV...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Swanny01 (

Excellent picture


I had a pioneer plasma TV and was reluctant to buy an LED TV until I saw the picture quality of the KD-55XE9005. Excellent black levels and perfect motion handling makes this a superb TV at this price range. I don't like the remote bit cheap looking,...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Lynchy (

Best tv I have owned


Stunning tv, with an even more stunning picture. Came from a Samsung JS9000 and its more or less better in every way. Better motion, screen uniformity and no DSE. Great black levels also. PS4 pro looks amazing with HDR gaming. Little niggle... Android...

stunning picture , no dse , no banding , no clouding , has great motion

lag in menu system

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: BruceC (

Great value and quality


Freeview HD picture is excellent depending on the broadcast quality, the scaling is very good. Even some better SD content is OK. Both will obviously be better on the 49" than the larger models, one of the reasons I chose it as HD will form most of my...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: TallGaz (

Somewhat overpriced


This TV does some things well and others not so well, which is disappointing given the price. I use it primarily with a Virgin TIVO V6 and I think the HD picture is less sharp than on the Panasonic plasma set I owned before. Full-HD Netflix looks...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


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


Wi-Fi certified:Y


Colour of product:Black, Silver
Heavy metals free:Pb (lead)
Peak luminance ratio:78


Display diagonal:138.7 / 139.7
Display diagonal (metric):138.8
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


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

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 / Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


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

Other features

Stand width:50

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 / FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,UF
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:151
Energy efficiency class:A
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):189
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):109

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y
User memory:16

Technical Details

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

TV tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of Tuners:3
Supported TV bands:UHF,VHF
Triple tuner:Y
Tuner type:Analog & Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):259
Height :707
Height (with stand):772
Package depth:196
Package height:831
Package weight:27
Package width:1334
Weight with stand:18.1
Width (with stand):1228