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Sony KD55X9005C

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Sony KD-55X9005
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A fully featured and multi award winning 55" 4K television, with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites and 4 further awards from other expert sites
55" 4K No 39mm Feb 2015 B
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Sony KD-55X9005 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony KD-55X9005 number 360 across all TVs.
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Reviews
34 Reviews + 6 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
3 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has terrific expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%, based on 34 reviews. This TV has received six awards including a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Techradar plus one other site. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Sony TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
The KD-55X9005 has an efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £170 over 5 years are in the most expensive 18% of all 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
3D
Thinner than average

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for watching films.
60
Watching Films
Good
79
Watching Sport
Very Good
76
Playing Games
Very Good

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How Big is the Sony KD-55X9005?

The Sony KD-55X9005 is 1,493mm wide and 752mm tall. It is 39mm thick and weighs 17.3kg.

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Sony KD-55X9005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Six Industry Awards

This Sony TV is one of the most awarded by TV experts of all the TVs.

The writers at two expert review sites both said that this TV was very good. This was from Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com who gave it an "Best Buy".

This Sony TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review websites Techradar and Techradar.com/au/, both of which thought that this TV was astoundingly good.

Two additional expert review sites both liked this TV. This Sony television received a Hardware.info "Silver Award" and it received a "Recommended" award from website Theregister.co.uk.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This TV has an average expert rating of 91 out of 100 based on 12 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, whathifi.com and tech.uk.msn.com. This puts this Sony television in the top 8% of all the TVs when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 22 owner reviews this television has a marvellous overall owner rating. Over 92% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,350 expert and owner reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

This television has an efficiency rating of B. The KD-55X9005 is in the most expensive 18% of all 4,306 TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-55X9005 is £170.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since February 2015.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KD-55X9005 of 55" is larger than 79% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-55X9005 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The KD-55X9005 is 3D, unlike 75% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

The thickness of the KD-55X9005 of only 39mm is in the thinnest 16% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The thinnest thickness of TVs is 1.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The KD-55X9005 has a built-in microphone. 99% of TVs do not have a built-in microphone.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-55X9005 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55X9005 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 92% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KD-55X9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 86% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55X9005 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The average high frequency rate of all TVs is 260Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The high frequency rate of the KD-55X9005 of 800Hz is faster than 91% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KD-55X9005's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is faster than 76% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 450Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The Sony KD-55X9005's RMS rated power of 65W is higher than 98% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The RMS rated powers of TVs range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Four Loudspeakers

Most TVs have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the Sony KD-55X9005 which has four loudspeakers.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55X9005 supports parental controls. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KD-55X9005 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KD-55X9005 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Features Local Dimming

The Sony KD-55X9005 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Bluetooth, unlike 80% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55X9005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Sony KD-55X9005 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. This Sony television also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acoustic kd55x9005c, sony kd55x9005bbaep, samsung kd55x9005c, samsung kd55x9005a, sony kd55x9005bbu, sony kd55x9005cbu

Barcodes:

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

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