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55" 800Hz Jul 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
Incredible 4K picture, superior sound X-tended Dynamic Range for backlit brilliance: With higher peaks and deeper blacks, the unique backlighting algorithm lets you see twice the brightness range... More
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29 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 22 user reviews this TV has an exceptional average user rating.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed the Sony KD-55X9005 thought it had good colour saturation. A. Khatib wrote four years ago “The richness of colours and sharp images is unmatched by any other TV I have seen around”. Bill wrote in his review of the Sony KD-55X9005 two years ago “Far more vivid and natural colours”. Whathifi.com said “Good colours” in their Sony KD-55X9005 review.

A few Sony KD-55X9005 owners who bought this TV thought it had good picture quality. Whathifi.com mentioned “Superb picture quality” in their review but even so they rated the product 3 stars. Whathifi.com also wrote “4K picture quality is insanely good”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Sensational image quality”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com wrote “Great Bluray upscaling” in their review of this TV. One person who purchased it mentioned that it had image ghosting. Whathifi.com said in their Sony KD-55X9005 review “Low ghosting (good screen response time” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

Eleven people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good sound quality. Butchersboy said in their review on Amazon “The picture is superb and the sound from the forward facing speakers is as good as, if not better, than my soundbar could produce with my last TV” and rated it 5 stars. Mary mentioned in his Sony KD-55X9005 review on Amazon “Picture and sound are quite brilliant”. Two years ago Whathifi.com said “Impressive sound quality” in their Sony KD-55X9005 review.

Good High Def TV

A few people agreed that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Bill mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “So, what's the basic argument in favour of upgrading to 4K? Well, in a nutshell, 4K delivers four times more pixels than 1080p full HD” and rated it 5 stars. Also two years ago Whathifi.com mentioned in their Sony KD-55X9005 review “Resolution four times higher than Full HD”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Trs belle qualit d'image Ultra HD”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers thought this TV was good quality. Bill mentioned in his review on Amazon “The best screen quality”. John King rated the product as excellent and he mentioned in his review “The TV has an amazing 4K screen, plenty inputs and amazing picture quality”. Tommy said on Amazon “I could now watch the highest quality films in my king size bed (if you know what I mean) ;” in his review.

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that the Sony KD-55X9005 was comfortable and easy to hold. Bill rated it 5 stars and he mentioned “This one was, by a very comfortable margin”.

One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Butchersboy scored the product very highly and said in their review “There are plenty of settings so their expertise was spot on in setting both picture”.

One person who reviewed this TV said that it was easy to use. Whathifi.com wrote two years ago “Stunning colours with true blacks, brilliant 4K upscaling, fantastic sound, beautiful wedge design, genuinely intelligent smart features, really easy to use” .

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Nice Design

Some Sony KD-55X9005 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 was a good design. Whathifi.com wrote two years ago “Bold wedge design”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Distinctive wedge design”. Several people who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Whathifi.com said “Beautiful, premium design”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers who reviewed this TV considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “Excellent 3D with virtually no crosstalk” . Whathifi.com also said “3D images are the best we've seen”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Flickery Active Shutter 3D”.

Reasonably Priced

Three Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers concluded that this TV was good value for money. Kobaffo said in their Sony KD-55X9005 review “If you have the money I recommend you choose this over the others in the market; though I bought mine at”. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “It is certainly flawed – look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price” but despite that they only gave this TV a rating of 60 out of 100. Whathifi.com also said “Attractive price”.

Robust

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 was well made. Two years ago Whathifi.com wrote in their Sony KD-55X9005 review “Solid build quality”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Excellent built, in audio”.

Good Size

Several Sony KD-55X9005 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “‘Ultra slim' Sony calls it” however they only gave the Sony KD-55X9005 a rating of 60 out of 100. Whathifi.com also wrote “Its 4.9mm-thick top half is thinner th”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “However, if you're after one of the thinnest TVs in existence, this may do the”.

One person who reviewed it said that it was a big size. One person concluded that this TV was compact. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Two remotes, one of which is compact and NFCcompatible” but in spite of that they scored it 60 out of 100.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony televisions and also specifically for Sony 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Webcam

One person who purchased it thought it was good for making skype calls. Three years ago Kobaffo gave it a very good rating and said “The internet and sony entertainment centre give you the best of everything, skype is soo clear with the sony TV camera (which can be bought Amazon) for video, facebook” in their review.

Good Standard Def TV

One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Butchersboy mentioned on Amazon “Even the SD picture is great” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KD-55X9005 reviewer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One Sony KD-55X9005 owner who reviewed the Sony KD-55X9005 considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Whathifi.com said “Strong connectivity technologies” in their review of this TV.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One customer said in their reviews that it had great smart functions.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE50HU6900[plb_2268258_price] or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the Panasonic TX-55AX630[plb_2507781_price], or the LG 49UB850[plb_2254678_price].

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Supports Smart TV

The KD-55X9005 supports smart TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-55X9005.

Other TVs which support smart TV currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE50HU6900[plb_2268258_price] which is cheaper; or the Panasonic TX-55AX630[plb_2507781_price], or the LG 49UB850[plb_2254678_price] which has better reviews.

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Two SCART Ports Quantitys

The KD-55X9005 is a two SCART ports quantity TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years only have one SCART ports quantity.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55X9005 is 8W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 31W. The KD-55X9005 has a quite high RMS rated power (65 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-55X9005.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KD-55X9005 is a four HDMI ports quantity television.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The KD-55X9005 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KD-55X9005. This television is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television compared to most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55X9005 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Six Number of Loudspeakerss

Most TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-55X9005 have between 2 and 19 number of loudspeakerss, including the KD-55X9005 which has six number of loudspeakerss.

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Features One Lifestyle Apps

features one lifestyle apps

The KD-55X9005 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago. This TV features a Skype lifestyle apps, which is the most frequently featured lifestyle apps featured on TVs of this type and age.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The KD-55X9005 has a greater number of audio formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Has Four Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KD-55X9005 is more than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55X9005. The smart modess "Cinema", "Sports" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

TV expert review website whathifi.com scored this TV 60%. If all the 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this 4K and 8K TV is in the bottom 4%.

Price Has Increased by £49.00

In the last 48 days the price of the KD-55X9005 has increased by £49.00.

Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the KD-55X9005 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55X9005. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years, the KD-55X9005 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55HU7200[plb_2432088_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the KD-55X9005 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by televisions of this age and type. The video formats supporteds "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

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Heavy

At 37.4 kilograms, the KD-55X9005 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55X9005. The lightest TV of a comparable age and type to the KD-55X9005 is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 120kg.

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Very Thick

With a depth of 99 millimeters, the KD-55X9005's depth is one of the thickest amongst 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55X9005. The average depth of 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago is 53mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X9005

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

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Running Costs Are OK

This Sony TV is rated B for energy efficiency. The KD-55X9005 has an average running cost of £227 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 116 TVs of this age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this TV was released.

Average High Frequency Rate

The KD-55X9005 has a relatively standard high frequency rate (800 hertz) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55X9005.

If this TV high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-55AX630[plb_2507781_price] (1,200Hz and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Deep Colour Support
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording

Expert Reviews

(3)
7 December 2015

For the money, the Sony KD65X9005 is a decent TV. It does well in some key areas, but it is certainly flawed ? look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price.However, if you're...

It's really thin
Crisp picture
Good colours
Superior picture quality
Leading audio quality
Patchy, bleeding backlight
Needs better contrast
UHD support remains weak
Limited catchup TV services
Distracting Twitter app
12 November 2015

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Superior picture quality
Leading audio quality
Strong connectivity technologies
Sensational image quality
Best in class audio performance
UHD support remains weak
Flickery Active Shutter 3D
Lacks key catch, up services
Distracting social view function
It's huge
29 December 2015

Zusammen mit Sony suchen wir einen Leser, der den 4K-Fernseher Sony BRAVIA X90C für uns testet. Nach dem Test dürft ihr den 55 Zoll großen, ultraflachen und rund 2.500 Euro teuren Fernseher mit... Read more…

User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Butchersboy

This TV is simply stunning. The picture is superb and the sound from the forward facing speakers is as good as, if not better, than my soundbar could produce with my last TV.
We have a fairly... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2015 by John King "John"

Purchased this Sony X9 from our local Fenwick store in Newcastle upon Tyne.
All I can say is 'Mind Blowing', the TV has an amazing 4K screen, plenty inputs and amazing picture quality.Read more…

Reviewed 16 March 2015 by Mary "Mary"

WOW. This wonderful TV has to not only be seen but heard as well. Picture and sound are quite brilliant. Have ditched my soundbase as its now obsolite!

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by William Mason

My partner and I finally took the plunge and very recently bought this absolutely amazing Sony 4K TV from our local Currys/PC World store.
We looked very closely at several 4K sets in store,... Read more…

My partner and I finally took the plunge and very recently bought this absolutely amazing Sony 4K TV from our local Currys/PC World store.
We looked very closely at several 4K sets in store,... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £224.33
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £226.16
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 29 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00632983021415, 04548736002418, 04548736002432, 04905524932515, 04905524932522, 04905524932539, 04905524975314, 04905524975321, 04905524975338, 08427247084914

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