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Overall Score

Sony KD-65S9005

Trusted Reviews Recommended tek.no Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy areadvd.de Reference Award
A multi award winning 65" 4K TV with a Best Buy award from one expert review website
65" 4K Yes No Nov 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KD-65S9005 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Sony KD-65S9005 as follows for Summary.
91
13 Reviews + 4 Awards
74
Good Features
60
2 Years Old
31
£291 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
67
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 13 reviews. This TV has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus one other site and a "Best Buy" award from Homecinemachoice.com. 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-65S9005 has an energy efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £291 over 5 years are in the most expensive 6% 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:
Quite large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Quite narrow horizontal viewing angle

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Sony KD-65S9005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Amongst TVs, this Sony TV is one of the most awarded.

The authors at review websites Trusted Reviews and Tek.no both concluded that they would recommend this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The expert at one more expert review site decided that this television was very good. This was from Homecinemachoice.com who gave it an "Best Buy".

One other expert review site thought that this Sony TV was very good. This was from Areadvd.de who gave it an "Reference Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, erenumerique.fr, tek.no and 01net.com this TV has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100.

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Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

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


Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Sony KD-65S9005's display diagonal of 65" is in the largest 8% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all TVs is 46", with the smallest being 2" and the largest being 110".

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4K

4K

The Sony KD-65S9005 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. The worst resolution of all TVs is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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

The KD-65S9005 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KD-65S9005 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-65S9005 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KD-65S9005's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is in the fastest 20% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-65S9005 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of TVs which do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a Camera Included

The KD-65S9005 has a camera included, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not have a camera included.

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Features Local Dimming

The KD-65S9005 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-65S9005 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-65S9005 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KD-65S9005 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 90% of TVs which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Face Detection

The Sony KD-65S9005 supports face detection. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KD-65S9005's RMS rated power of 40W is in the highest 7% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-65S9005 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports 24p

The KD-65S9005 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of televisions is 150°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. The horizontal viewing angle of the KD-65S9005 of only 176° is in the narrowest 19% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-65S9005 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-65S9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of televisions do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Four Loudspeakers

The KD-65S9005 is a four loudspeaker television.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-65S9005 supports screen mirroring. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-65S9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of TVs which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS powers of TVs range from 1W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 18W. The subwoofer RMS power of the KD-65S9005 of 20W is quite high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 15% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-65S9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market since November 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is B, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the KD-65S9005 will cost £291 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd65s9005bbu
Barcodes 04905524986495, 04905524986501, 04905524986518
Cheaper to run by £152.62
2% wider horizontal viewing angle
Vastly lower subwoofer RMS power
£231.29 cheaper to run
Smaller display diagonal
83% cheaper to run
Significantly smaller display diagonal

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