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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sony KD-55XE9005. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the glare and design are overall positive. The usability and sound also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and price.

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remote control, price, 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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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: Nik66 (johnlewis.com)

Dissapointed

 

Amazing tv with HD and 4K content but absolutely awful with SD content unfortunately most terrestrial tv is still SD. I have returned the tv..

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Kashy (johnlewis.com)

All round Superb!

 

Quite simply the best in its range. So much bang for your buck and everywhere I looked it had rave reviews.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (johnlewis.com)

Very Pleased

 

I did a bit of research as it was a good 10 years or more since we bought a new TV and technology has moved on a lot in that time. We've had Sony before and as Pioneer no longer make TVs, we decided to buy a Sony again. I have had no regrets. The only...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Woots (johnlewis.com)

Great Picture, but Bravia link failed and could no

 

I owned the tv for 9 days having owned a Panasonic plasma previously. It took about 5 days and a lot of of changes to the picture settings until I was happy and the picture was amazing. I would suggest turning all of the settings off and take it from...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: RFW000 (johnlewis.com)

Excellent picture

 

The picture quality out of the box was good, but after I carefully calibrated the picture parameters and turned off all the noise reduction and motion smoothing it was excellent - the local dimming of the backlights isn't for the most part detectable...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: LPJP (johnlewis.com)

A beautifully sophisticated image.

 

This TV does take a while to setup but once it's ready the picture is something to behold. The depth of the image is brilliant, giving it an almost 3D feel and handles subtle detailing and colours distinctly. Due to the way the back lighting works the...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Bob742 (johnlewis.com)

Must buy

 

I have been a fan of Sony for years and I must say this tv lives up to my expectations, picture quality fantastic, a great buy.

May, 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