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Sony KD65X9005CBU

£1,799.90
Digital Versus 5 Star Techradar Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy
A huge 65" 4K TV, great for watching sport on
65" 4K Yes No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-65X9005 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony KD-65X9005 number 74 in 3D TVs, number 209 in 4K TVs and number 354 across all TVs.
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73 Reviews + 23 Awards
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Poor
73
Good Features
50
3 Years Old
29
£312 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has very good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others. This TV has received 23 awards including a "Recommended" award from Flatpanels.dk plus five other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Technolabs.net plus four other sites. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions 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-65X9005 has an energy efficiency classification of B, and its running costs of £312 over 5 years are in the most expensive 5% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report good audio quality, superior product quality and that it is reasonably priced.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Very thick

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching sport, ranking number 201 in TVs for sport. It is also excellent for playing games, ranking number 128 in TVs for gaming, but good for watching films, ranking number 296 in TVs for films.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
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Sony KD-65X9005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

23 Industry Awards

This TV has received 23 awards from expert review sites.

This Sony TV was given a "Recommended" award by websites Flatpanels.dk, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, PC Advisor.co.uk, Dinside.no/data, Lydogbilde.no and Insideci.co.uk all of whom concluded that this TV was very good.

This TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites Technolabs.net, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Techradar, Trusted Reviews and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom concluded that this Sony TV was marvellous.

Review websites Avforums.com, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Ljudochbild.se all concluded that this television was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at two other expert review sites both decided that this TV was very good. Hardware.info gave this Sony TV a "Silver Award" and Uk.hardware.info gave it a "Silver" award.

This television received a "Best Buy" award from review website Expert Reviews who decided that this TV was a sensible purchase.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this TV is 88 out of 100 based on 53 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Pocket Lint. This means that television experts think this television is one of the better TVs.

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Good Owner Reviews

This TV has an average owner rating of 80% based on 20 owner reviews. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Sound Quality

Three customers who purchased the product thought it had good sound quality.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Two owners who reviewed this TV thought it was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,185 owner and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony televisions 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.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people thought this TV was good value for money.

  • It is certainly flawed – look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price…
    Whathifi.com December 2015
  • A good Quality product well worth the cost…

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,799.90 it is more expensive than 86% of TVs.

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Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The KD-65X9005's display diagonal of 65" is fairly large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 6% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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4K

4K

The KD-65X9005 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. The best resolution of all TVs 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

The KD-65X9005 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 KD-65X9005 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the KD-65X9005 of 100mm is very thick compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 1% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-65X9005 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-65X9005 supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

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

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Four Loudspeakers

The Sony KD-65X9005 is a four loudspeaker TV.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD-65X9005 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-65X9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Local Dimming

The KD-65X9005 features local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KD-65X9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of televisions which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-65X9005 has a built-in camera. 98% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-65X9005 of 800Hz is quite fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 22% of all televisions when ranked 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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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-65X9005 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-65X9005 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KD-65X9005 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 87% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-65X9005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

Televisions have high frequency rates of between 20Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The Sony KD-65X9005's high frequency rate of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 11% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-65X9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports 24p

The KD-65X9005 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KD-65X9005 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-65X9005 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony KD-65X9005 has a built-in microphone, unlike 99% of televisions which do not have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Face Detection

The Sony KD-65X9005 supports face detection, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support face detection.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KD-65X9005 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 90% of TVs which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD-65X9005 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-65X9005 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KD-65X9005 in February 2014.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

This Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of B, and the KD-65X9005 is one of the more expensive to run TVs that we have analysed for running costs. Based on passable energy prices, we estimate the KD-65X9005 will cost £312 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung kd65x9005c, sony kd65x9005cbu, sony kd65x9005bbu, sony kd65x9005a
Barcodes 04548736002449, 04548736002463, 04905524932485, 04905524932492, 04905524975345, 04905524975352, 04905524975369, 08427247084938

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