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31 Reasons For
Expert Reviews Are Average
The average expert rating of this Sony TV is 70 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including whathifi.com and product-test.ru.
Good Product Quality
A number of Sony KD-65X9005 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was good quality. Whathifi.com said “Superb picture quality” in their Sony KD-65X9005 review. Whathifi.com also said “Impressive sound quality”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Solid build quality”.
Good Picture Quality
Some Sony KD-65X9005 owners who bought the Sony KD-65X9005 considered that it had good picture quality. Whathifi.com said in their review of this TV “Sensational image quality” however despite that they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Whathifi.com also wrote “Spectacular 2D picture quality”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “4K picture quality is insanely good”.
A number of Sony KD-65X9005 owners considered that this TV had good colour saturation. Whathifi.com mentioned “Good colours” . Whathifi.com also wrote “Pictures are top class due to their excellent contrasts, warm colours and deep black levels”.
One Sony KD-65X9005 owner reckoned that this TV had image ghosting. In December last year Whathifi.com mentioned “Low ghosting (good screen response time” however they only scored it 60 out of 100. One Sony KD-65X9005 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com said “Great Bluray upscaling” but in spite of that they only rated the product 3 stars.
Good Sound Quality
Several Sony KD-65X9005 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. In December last year Whathifi.com said “Best in class audio performance” however they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Whathifi.com also wrote “Audio quality worthy of a”. Whathifi.com also wrote “The set also produces wonderfully fullbodied sound from its massive speakers”.
Good High Def TV
Six customers who reviewed this TV wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Whathifi.com said in December last year “Ultra HD resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Ultra HD content is still hard to come by”. Whathifi.com also said “Trs belle qualit d'image Ultra HD”.
Two Sony KD-65X9005 reviewers thought it was a good design. Whathifi.com mentioned “Bold wedge design” in their review of the Sony KD-65X9005. Whathifi.com also wrote “Distinctive wedge design”.
A number of Sony KD-65X9005 reviewers considered that this TV was good looking. Whathifi.com wrote in their review “Stunning colours with true blacks, brilliant 4K upscaling, fantastic sound, beautiful wedge design, genuinely intelligent smart features, really easy to use”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Beautiful, premium design”.
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Three customers who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good value for money. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “It is certainly flawed – look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price” nonetheless they rated this TV 60 out of 100. Whathifi.com also said “Attractive price”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Great value by 4K standards”.
Based on 1,507 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.
Good 3D Picture Quality
Three Sony KD-65X9005 reviewers agreed that the Sony KD-65X9005 had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Flickery Active Shutter 3D”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Excellent 3D mode with hardly any crosstalk”. Whathifi.com also said “3D images are the best we've seen”.
Easy to Use
One person who reviewed the Sony KD-65X9005 thought it was easy to use.
Good Technical Features
One person considered that it had good features.
One Sony KD-65X9005 reviewer considered that the Sony KD-65X9005 was good in terms of connectivity. In December last year Whathifi.com wrote “Strong connectivity technologies” in their review of the Sony KD-65X9005.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.
Good Smart TV Features
One person said that the product had great smart functions.
Three Sony KD-65X9005 owners reckoned that this TV was thin. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “‘Ultra slim' Sony calls it” in their review of the Sony KD-65X9005 nonetheless they scored the Sony KD-65X9005 60 out of 100. Whathifi.com also said “Its 4.9mm-thick top half is thinner th”. Whathifi.com also wrote “However, if you're after one of the thinnest TVs in existence, this may do the”.
Has a Built-In Camera
The KD-65X9005 has a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not have a built-in camera.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions with a built-in camera currently available including the UE55JU6510[pl_2827581_price], or the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KD-55X9005[plb_1549954_price] which has better reviews.
The KD-65X9005 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-65X9005 are not 3D compatible.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including the TX-55CR852[pl_2911004_price], or the TX-43CXW754[pl_2932699_price] both from Panasonic or the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price] which has better reviews.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the KD-65X9005, the Sony KD-65X9005 has a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the 49UF7787[pl_3452092_price], or the 60UF695[pl_2828902_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE65JU6000[plb_2988292_price].
Supports Smart TV Features
The KD-65X9005 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-65X9005.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the 49UF7787[pl_3452092_price], or the 60UF695[pl_2828902_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE65JU6000[plb_2988292_price] which has better reviews.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The Sony KD-65X9005 supports an 802.11n WiFi standard which is newer than the 802.11a WiFi standard supported by most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This television also support an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.
An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best supported WiFi standard across all TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-65X9005.
The worst supported WiFi standard across comparable types of TV is 802.11a.
3 MHL Version
The Sony KD-65X9005 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most TVs of this type and age.
A 3 MHL version is in fact the best supported MHL version amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-65X9005.
A 1.3 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version amongst similar types of TV.
Four HDMI Ports
Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KD-65X9005 which has four HDMI ports.
2 HDMI Version
This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on TVs of a comparable age and type to it.
Two SCART Ports
The Sony KD-65X9005 is a two SCART port television.
Most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-65X9005 have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers, including the KD-65X9005 which has four loudspeakers.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-65X9005 is 10W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 25W. When compared to other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-65X9005 that we have assessed, the RMS rated power of the Sony KD-65X9005 of 65 Watts is one of the highest.
Supports Four Audio Formats
The KD-65X9005 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions that were released around the same time as the KD-65X9005. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.
Features One App
The KD-65X9005 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on TVs of this age and spec.
Has Seven Smart Modes
The Sony KD-65X9005 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The smart modes "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
10 Reasons Against
High Running Costs
This TV is rated B for energy efficiency, and the KD-65X9005 has an average running cost of £291 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 8% of all 435 TVs of a comparable spec and age.
Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems
The KD-65X9005 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this television.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The KD-65X9005 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-65X9005. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KD-65X9005 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.
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Only Supports Eight Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KD-65X9005 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago. The video formats "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.
Very Low Subwoofer RMS Power
Comparable spec TVs that came out more than a year ago have subwoofer RMS power of between 10W and 40W. At only 15 Watts, the KD-65X9005 has a fairly low subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-65X9005.
Only One RF Port
The Sony KD-65X9005 is a one RF port television.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The Sony KD-65X9005 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (268 kilowatt hours) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The annual energy consumptions of 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-65X9005 range from 61kWh to 550kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh.
The average weight of TVs that are a similar age to the KD-65X9005 is 20kg. With a weight of 45.9 kilograms, the KD-65X9005 is one of the heavier 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-65X9005 amongst televisions of this age.
The thicknesses of TVs that have been around for more than a year range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At 99 millimeters, the Sony KD-65X9005 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-65X9005.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 99mm thick TVs currently available including the Sony KD-55X9005[plb_1549954_price] which has better reviews.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Over a Year Ago
Sony released the KD-65X9005 over a year ago.
Average Refresh Rate
With a refresh rate of 800 hertz, the KD-65X9005 has a pretty typical refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-65X9005.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 800Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Sony KD-55X9005[plb_1549954_price] which has better reviews.
If you would prefer a faster refresh rate then you might also want to look at the TX-55CR730[pl_2839971_price] (1,000Hz), or the TX-55CX802[pl_2839951_price] (1,600Hz) both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE48JU7000[plb_2823161_price] (1,000Hz) which also has a higher rating.
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