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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 442 reviews of Sony KD-55XE9005. 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. People are impressed by the price and size. The sound and usability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency, and there are some mixed comments about the remote control.

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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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Best in Class 2017

Expert review by : Steve May (techradar.com)

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.

Nov, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Steve May (trustedreviews.com)

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 (richersounds.com)

Good features

 

Still getting to grips with everything that's why only four star so far. Only had broadband fitted 3 days ago

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Top class for picture and features

 

Picture is outstanding can't comment on sound as I use a onkyo receiver for Atmos. I would recommend this tv anyone. A big thank you goes to the bath shop.

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Quality Quality Quality

 

About a month in and this is a great TV. Not cheap but great value. This is our second Sony Bravia, the last one provided great service for 12 years. Hope this one will be as good.

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Brilliant!

 

This is as good and better than we had hoped. For us, it is such a treat to have the extra screen size, but it also has numerous extra abilities, which we have not had before. A successful purchase for us!

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Brilliant TV

 

Fantastic picture quality, great design, highly recommended

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Excellent picture

 

We used to buy Sony more or less exclusively, but stopped after a few disappointing products. After getting recommendations from a couple of people and reading some good reviews, we decided to take a chance on this TV. So far, we have not had reason to...

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great TV!

 

Quick and Easy setup, picture is second to none, sound is great and didn't suffer from volume differences between HD and SD content which my previous set did. Took some working out for my Logitech Harmony remote, word of advice, only use IR, don't use...

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Very pleased!

 

This TV is a great purchase, incredible picture quality weather its watching Netflix or playing on my PS4 pro! As a bonus I can also control my Samsung surround sound system with the TV remote, it switches on and off with the TV and changes the volume...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

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

Display

3D:N
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

Ergonomics

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

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVCTP,HID,HOGP,SPP / 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 802.11ac,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
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

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
Luminance:78
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
Video formats supported:3GPP,ASF,AVC,AVCHD,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG2-PS,MPEG2-TS,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WEBM,WMV,XVID
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
HDCP:Y
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub):N
RF ports quantity:1

Power

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:60
Depth (with stand):259
Height :707
Height (with stand):772
Package depth:196
Package height:831
Package weight:27
Package width:1334
Weight:16.9
Weight with stand:18.1
Width:1228
Width (with stand):1228