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Sony KD-65X9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Sony KD-65X9005. 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 price and sound are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the black level and remote control. Reviews are divided on the tuner.

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remote control, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-65X9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KD-65X9005

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KD-65X9005 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the sound. The image quality also gets good feedback.

image quality, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KD65X9005B 65' 4K ultra HD 800HzSony KD65X9005B 65' 4K ultra HD 800Hz

Feb, 2017

hcc best buy

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B review

 

Whatever angle you take, Sony's KD-65X9005B is a formidable 4K proposition. With its mould-breaking design, pixel-pushing picture processing and audiophile pretensions, it sees Sony's TV division at its most confident in years.

Superb image definition; deep blacks and great dynamic range; excellent audio performance; dramatic design; One-flick Discovery bar user interface

Active Shutter 3D at its best only in a dark room; not a full compliment of catch-up

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B review

 

Sony's sensational wedge TV delivers top 4K results

Sensational image quality ; Best in class audio performance ; Discovery bar content guide ; Distinctive wedge design

Flickery Active Shutter 3D ; Lacks key catch-up services ; Distracting social view function ; It's huge

Ratings in depth Sony's 65-inch KD-65X9005B (£3600) is a statement television in every sense.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B 65-inch 4K TV review

 

The future of TV is 4K, and judging by Sony's latest X9005B telly it's already arrived. In addition to finally becoming more realistically affordable, proper 4K content is now available from Netflix. And it's amazing.

Stunning colours with true blacks, brilliant 4K upscaling, fantastic sound, beautiful wedge design, genuinely intelligent smart features, really easy to use

Speaker design might not suit all, new onscreen Social View Twitter app is somewhat antisocial, 3D isn't perfect - but who wants that anyway?

If you're thinking about upgrading your TV and taking the 4K plunge then you'd be hard pressed to find anything nearly as good as the Sony X9005B.

Jun, 2014

hcc best buy

Expert review by: John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony KD-65X9005A review

 

I've heard a startling amount of rubbish spouted about 4K/Ultra HD TVs in recent months. ‘Nobody cares about more pixels'. ‘The human eye can't perceive the difference between normal HD and 4K resolutions'. ‘Forget UHD – what we need is OLED.' ‘4K is...

Unbelievable Ultra HD pictures; supreme design and build; effective upscaling; astonishing sound quality

Black levels could be a touch better; there are sleeker Smart interfaces around; integrated speakers make the set bigger than you might imagine

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony KD-65X9005A review

 

This Sony 65-inch flatscreen is the first 4K Ultra HD TV that genuinely has an eye on your living space.

Awesome 4K picture quality ; Highly effective upscaling ; Best in class 3D ; Drop dead gorgeous design ; Superb audio system ; Solid Smart TV

Expensive ; Cheapo remote control ; Single tuner

The Sony KD-65X9005A is more than just another svelte Internet-enabled TV. Along with the lookalike 55-inch KD-55X9005A, this 65-inch flatscreen is the first 4K Ultra HD format TV that genuinely has an eye on your living space.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony KD-65X9005A review

 

The 65-inch Sony KD-65X9005A finally brings Ultra High definition 4K TV to the home

Incredible image definition ; Superb upscaling ; High-fidelity sound system

There's no native 4K content ; Just one tuner ; Limited catch-up TV services

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B review

 

The wedge-shaped Sony KD-65X9005B category-defining Ultra HD Smart TV

Bold wedge design ; Superb image performance ; Stereo magnetic fluid speakers

Limited catch-up TV services ; Distracting Twitter app ; It's huge!

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-65X9005C review

 

More style than substance for this super-slim Sony TV...

It’s really thin ; Crisp picture ; Good colours

Patchy, bleeding backlight ; Needs better contrast

This super-slim TV has more style than substance

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony 65X9005C

 

Hands-on: Sony's new TV takes ultra-slim to a new level

Sadly we weren’t able to watch any darker content on the 65X9005Cs or hear any audio from them – two areas where the set’s exceptional slimness could potentially cause headaches. If the 65X9005C turns out to be decent in these two key areas, though,...

Jan, 2015

Editors choice

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B

 

Editor's Choice: Sony sets a new standard for 4K TVs

Spectacular 2D picture quality ; Best audio ever heard from a flat TV ; Great value by 4K standards ; Supports 4K Netflix streams ; HDMI 2.0 supported

3D not as good as 2D ; No 4OD or ITV Player ; Dynamic Contrast engine can go too far with some presets

Also, slightly ironically given the comments we made about the Cinema 2 mode earlier, we feel you might prefer to use the Cinema 1 preset for watching at least those films that have a lot of dark content. Again, we’ll cover our reasons for saying this...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse / Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Audio system:NICAM/A2
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:4
RMS rated power:65
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Standard / Music, Standard

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:No / Yes

Design

Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Display

3D: Yes
3D Type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display diagonal:165.1
Display diagonal (metric):164
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:800
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow / Motionflow XR
Noise Reduction: Yes
OLED technology: No
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9, 16:10, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1024 x 576 (WSVGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 800 x 480 (WVGA) / 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Ergonomics

On/off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting: Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 300

Management features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Music, Sports / Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2 / 4
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

24p support: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Clock function: Yes
Deep colour support: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, MPO
Local Dimming: Yes
Optical disc player type:Not included
Panorama: Yes
Parental control: Yes
Video formats supported:AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID / AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Annual energy consumption:268
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):339 / 349
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3 / 0.4
Power consumption (typical):180 / 193

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

LED Backlight: Yes

TV tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner type:Analog & Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.9
Depth (with stand):32 / 40.5
Height :87.5 / 87.8
Height (with stand):90.3 / 91.6
Package depth:21.8 / 22.2
Package height:97.4 / 97.6
Package width:181.3 / 197.4
Weight:45 / 45.9
Weight with stand:46.4 / 46.6
Width:168.2 / 171.5
Width (with stand):168.2 / 171.6