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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the energy efficiency and remote control get negative views.

image quality, usability, size, price, 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 97/100 = 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.

Mar, 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 by: SimonB13 (johnlewis.com)

Wow!

 

You will here critics of the android TV interface out there and that there is a slight time lag from the remote on commands. I am incredibly fussy with my AV setup and I can find no lag at all on the remote and although I come with an apple bias I...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Humlen (johnlewis.com)

Easy user interface

 

Nice design and picture quality. The drawback of the slow response time even if the TV is connected via ethernet to the broadband router.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: StevieB15 (johnlewis.com)

Awesome tv

 

Picture is top drawer. Android OS is a little bit sluggish. Black levels are really strong.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: paulc2167 (johnlewis.com)

Excellent!!

 

Bought this product and lives up to picture quality

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: KeithR007 (johnlewis.com)

Cracking TV

 

Overall its 5 out 5..easy Yes its not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Its build quality is excellent. So much better than my last 3 Samsung TVs. I was always a Samsung fan due to price vs quality was always balanced well. But the picture on this...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Sun70 (johnlewis.com)

Excellent TV

 

This is the first 4K TV I have had. The picture of the Sony is excellent. It makes standard HD far clearer. On 4K programmes is is stunning. I paid for John Lewis is instal the TV it was money well spent.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: MrJintheUK (johnlewis.com)

Great TV but don't forget those settings!

 

When I first bought this TV I was disappointed by how bright it was. The out-of-the-box settings were, to be fair, terrible. The whites/highlights seemed so exposed that it was like a sun lamp was blasting its rays out whenever a medium/bright sky was...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Ke00 (johnlewis.com)

New tv

 

Being as it is a Sony this makes it a bit pricey but the picture quality is fantastic and the small bevel around the edge of this tv look good either on a stand as I have it or hung on a wall

Sep, 2017

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