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Sony KD55X9005CBU

£749.00
£499.99 £249.01 cheaper than 25 days ago
55" 4K Ultra HD 800Hz Jul 2015
B
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £240.59 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are poor
Limited catchup TV services
Average remote
15 Reviews
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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

This television has a terrific average user rating based on 22 user reviews. Over 92% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 1,413 user and expert reviews (including 161 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Sony television received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from whathifi.com. The television expert review sites aren't convinced by this television.


Features

Good Webcam

One person who reviewed the Sony KD-55X9005 concluded that it was good for making skype calls. Kobaffo gave this TV a score of 6 stars 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”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased this TV reckoned that it had good features.

Average Remote

Two owners who bought the Sony KD-55X9005 agreed that it did not have a good remote control. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “Touchpad remote” .


Support

Discovery Bar Content Guide

One customer who bought the Sony KD-55X9005 said that it had good technical guidance. Whathifi.com mentioned “Discovery bar content guide” in their review of this TV.


Smart TV

Strong Connectivity Technologies

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 was good in terms of connectivity. Whathifi.com wrote “Strong connectivity technologies”.

Has an Internet TV Function

The KD-55X9005 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-55X9005 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support smart TV features.

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Limited Catchup TV Services

Two owners considered that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Whathifi.com wrote “Limited catchup TV services” in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005. Whathifi.com also wrote “The smart TV system lacks apps for 4oD and ITV Player” in their review.

Two people mentioned that it was not good for social networking. Whathifi.com said “Distracting Twitter app”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Speaker design might not suit all, new onscreen Social View Twitter app is somewhat antisocial” in their review.

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Benefits

Netflix I 4K P Plass

One customer who bought it thought it was great for watching Netflix. Whathifi.com mentioned “Netflix i 4K p plass” but they only rated the Sony KD-55X9005 1 stars.


Design

Solid Build Quality

Two customers concluded that the product was well made. Whathifi.com said “Excellent built, in audio” but even so they rated the product 1 stars.

Bardzo Wysoka Rozdzielczo Ekranu, Bardzo Dobre Odwzorowanie Barw, Duy Zakres Regulacji Przy Jednoczesnej Przejrzystoci Menu, Wygodna Obsuga Odtwarzacza Multimedialnego

Two people who bought this TV reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Whathifi.com wrote “Bardzo wysoka rozdzielczo ekranu, bardzo dobre odwzorowanie barw, duy zakres regulacji przy jednoczesnej przejrzystoci menu, wygodna obsuga odtwarzacza multimedialnego”. Butchersboy mentioned in their review of this TV “There are plenty of settings so their expertise was spot on in setting both picture” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. One customer said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bill mentioned “This one was, by a very comfortable margin” in his review of this TV and rated it 8 stars.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-55X9005 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The KD-55X9005 has a built-in microphone, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in microphone.

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Solid Build Quality

Thirteen people wrote that it was good quality. Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this TV “Superior picture quality” but they only scored the product 1 stars. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Impressive sound quality” in their review. Whathifi.com also wrote “Solid build quality” in their review.

Snygg Design

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 was well designed. Whathifi.com mentioned “Bold wedge design” in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005. Whathifi.com also mentioned “The set's design is imperious” in their review. Whathifi.com also said “Stunning colours with true blacks, brilliant 4K upscaling, fantastic sound, beautiful wedge design, genuinely intelligent smart features, really easy to use” in their review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this television also support Wi-Fi.

Other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Philips 49PUS6501 (£489.97), the Panasonic TX-50DX700 (£499.96), or the JVC LT-55C860 (£529.00) which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports WiFi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X9005 has a Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KD-55X9005 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Price

Attractive Price

Two owners who purchased the Sony KD-55X9005 mentioned that it was good value for money. Whathifi.com mentioned “Attractive price” however they only rated it 1 stars. Whathifi.com also said “It is certainly flawed – look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price” in their review.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-55X9005 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have an ambient light sensor.

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Features Parental Control

The KD-55X9005 features parental control. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than a year also feature parental control.

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Supports 24p Support

The KD-55X9005 supports 24p support. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also support 24p support.

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Has a Game Mode

The KD-55X9005 has a game mode. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also have a game mode.

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Features Local Dimming

The KD-55X9005 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this television also feature local dimming.

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Other Features

Has an HDD Recording

The KD-55X9005 has an HDD recording, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-and-Picture Function

The KD-55X9005 has a picture-and-picture function. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have a picture-and-picture function.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-55X9005 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The KD-55X9005 features 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Audio

Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs that are a similar age to this TV range from 10W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 26W. When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV, the RMS rated power of the KD-55X9005 of 65 Watts is one of the highest.

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Qualit Audio

Fifteen owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 had good sound quality. Two years ago Whathifi.com mentioned “Leading audio quality” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 17.6 out of 100. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Stereo magnetic fluid speakers” in their review. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Qualit audio” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

It's Really Thin

Four customers who purchased it thought it was thin. Whathifi.com wrote two years ago “It's really thin” although they only rated it 17.6 out of 100. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Its 4.9mm-thick top half is thinner th” in their review. Whathifi.com also mentioned “‘Ultra slim' Sony calls it” in their review.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Whathifi.com said two years ago “Two remotes, one of which is compact and NFCcompatible” but despite that they rated it 17.6 out of 100. One owner who reviewed it thought it was a big size. Tommy mentioned in his review of the Sony KD-55X9005 on Amazon “I could now watch the highest quality films in my king size bed (if you know what I mean) ;”.

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Display

Dfinition 4x Du Full HD

Nine customers said in their reviews that the Sony KD-55X9005 was good at displaying high definition TV. Whathifi.com said “Trs belle qualit d'image Ultra HD” in their review of this TV however despite that they only gave it a score of 17.6 out of 100. Whathifi.com also wrote “Une dfinition 4 fois suprieure celle du Full HD” in their review. Whathifi.com also wrote “Dfinition 4x du Full HD” in their review.

Rendu 3D Passif

Eight people who bought it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com said “Excellente 3D, quasi sans crosstalk (ddoublement d'image” but they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Rendu 3D passif” in their review. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Upscaling UHD 2160p efficace, en 2D et 3D” in their review.

Superb Picture Quality

Six customers who purchased the Sony KD-55X9005 agreed that it had good picture quality. Whathifi.com said “4K picture quality is insanely good”. Whathifi.com also said “Sensational image quality” in their review. Bill wrote on Amazon “This Sony TV simply brings so much more detail, clarity, sharper edges”.

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Whathifi.com said “Good colours” in their review of this TV but even so they only scored this TV 17.6 out of 100. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Pictures are top class due to their excellent contrasts, warm colours and deep black levels” in their review. A. Khatib said on Amazon four years ago “The richness of colours and sharp images is unmatched by any other TV I have seen around” and rated it 6 stars.

Three people who reviewed the product thought it had a good contrast ratio. Whathifi.com wrote “Fantastic black levels” in their review of the Sony KD-55X9005. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Contrast over 5 000 1” in their review. Whathifi.com also said “Excellent contrast 4470 1” in their review.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com mentioned “Great Bluray upscaling” in their review of this TV. One owner who reviewed it considered that it had image ghosting. Whathifi.com said “Low ghosting (good screen response time” but even so they only gave the product a score of 1 stars.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it had a flickering image.

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Low Ghosting (good Screen Response Time

One owner who reviewed it considered that it had image ghosting. Whathifi.com said “Low ghosting (good screen response time” but even so they only gave the product a score of 1 stars.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the KD-55X9005 does not feature OLED technology.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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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Average High Frequency Rate

At 800 hertz, the KD-55X9005 has a fairly standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

If you want a television with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the Samsung UE48JU7000 (£429.99) (1,000Hz), the Sony 55W809CBU (£449.00) (1,000Hz), or the Philips 49PUS6501 (£489.97) (1,800Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The efficiency rating of this Sony TV is B, and the KD-55X9005 has an average 5 year running cost of £241 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run TVs of this age and type.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KD-55X9005 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd55x9005cbaep, sony kd55x9005bbaep, samsung kd55x9005c, sony kd55x9005bbu, sony kd55x9005cbu, smart kd55x9005c
Barcodes 04548736002418, 04548736002432, 04905524932515, 04905524932522, 04905524932539, 04905524975314, 04905524975321, 04905524975338, 08427247084914

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