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Sony KD-55X9005

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A multi award winning 55" 4K TV with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites
55" 4K Yes No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-55X9005 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features,
95
34 Reviews + 6 Awards
76
Good Features
64
2 Years Old
37
£227 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
70
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has exceptional expert reviews and terrific 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. Samsung televisions 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 TVs 2017.
The KD-55X9005 has an energy efficiency classification of B, and its running costs of £227 over 5 years are in the most expensive 12% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
3D
Does not feature OLED technology
60
Good
79
Very Good
76
Very Good

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.

Sony KD-55X9005 front dimensions

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Sony KD-55X9005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

Amongst TVs, this television is one of the most highly awarded.

This TV received a "Best Buy" award from both websites Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com, both of which concluded that this television would make a great purchase.

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

The writers at two additional expert review sites liked this TV. The author at website Hardware.info concluded that this Sony TV was great and gave it a "Silver Award" and it received a "Recommended" award from website Theregister.co.uk, confirming their endorsement.

Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this TV is 91 out of 100 based on 12 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, whathifi.com and tech.uk.msn.com. TV experts think this television is one of the very best TVs.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this television as fantastic on average. Over 92% of reviewers gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Sony Has Very Good Television Reviews

Based on 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Display Diagonal

The KD-55X9005's display diagonal of 55" is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 73% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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4K

4K

The KD-55X9005 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. The best resolution of all televisions is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 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 Technology

Like most other TVs, the KD-55X9005 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KD-55X9005 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The KD-55X9005's thickness of only 39mm is in the thinnest 15% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The KD-55X9005's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is in the fastest 22% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 91% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

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

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-55X9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports HDD recording. 99% of televisions do not support HDD recording.

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Features Local Dimming

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

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KD-55X9005 of 800Hz is in the fastest 11% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average high frequency rate of all TVs is 260Hz, with the slowest being 20Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-55X9005 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all TVs is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Camera

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

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-55X9005 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Four Loudspeakers

The Sony KD-55X9005 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The KD-55X9005's RMS rated power of 65W is in the highest 2% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X9005 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55X9005 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55X9005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

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

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-55X9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since February 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of B, and the KD-55X9005 has an average 5 year running cost of £227 based on passable usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 4,025 TVs.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-55X9005

25% higher subwoofer RMS power
Larger display diagonal
799Hz slower motion interpolation frequency
Three more awards
50% faster high frequency rate
A lot higher RMS rated power
Significantly slower motion interpolation frequency
74% cheaper to run
55W lower RMS rated power
43% cheaper to run
Lower RMS rated power
Cheaper to run by £37.08
Larger display diagonal
25W lower RMS rated power

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