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Sony KD65X9005CBU

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65" 4K Ultra HD 800Hz Jul 2015
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £290.26 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twenty-four industry awards
Captures 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p video
Cheapo remote control
97 Reviews + 24 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Techradar Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Twenty-Four Industry Awards

Amongst 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year, this TV is one of the most awarded by experts.

This television was given a "Recommended" award by PC Advisor.co.uk, Dinside.no/data, Lydogbilde.no, Flatpanels.dk, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Insideci.co.uk all of whom thought that this 4K and 8K TV was good.

The experts at five other expert review sites all concluded that this TV was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This television received an "Editor's Choice" award from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Techradar.com/au/ and Technolabs.net.

Three other expert review sites all said that this Sony TV was great. This TV received a "Highly Recommended - Best in Class" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from Avforums.com.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this television has an average expert rating of 88%. This puts this Sony television in the top 19% of all the TVs of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good User Reviews

Based on 19 user reviews the average user rating of this Sony TV is 80%. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

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

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Display

Captures 1920 X 1080 Full HD 60p Video

Twenty-eight customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Itproportal.com mentioned “Captures 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p video” in their review of this TV. Digital Versus wrote three years ago “Ultra HD resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels”. Expert website Insideci.co.uk said “It's first and foremost a 65-inch 4K Ultra High Definition TV, potentially the harbinger of a new era of TV image quality”.

Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as this television range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 450Hz. The Sony KD-65X9005 has one of the faster high frequency rates (800 hertz) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Best in Class 3D

Ten owners said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Excellent 3D mode with hardly any crosstalk” in their review of this TV. Techradar said in their review of the Sony KD-65X9005 “Best in class 3D” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Cnet.co.uk said four years ago “Impressive 3D performance”.

Superb Picture Quality

Fourteen owners who reviewed this TV wrote that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the Sony KD-65X9005 “Spectacular 2D picture quality”. Tech.uk.msn.com wrote four years ago “4K picture quality is insanely good”. Digitalmediaandit.com gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “This Sony TV simply brings so much more detail, clarity, sharper edges”.

Five customers concluded that it had good colour saturation. Cnet.co.uk wrote “Pictures are top class due to their excellent contrasts, warm colours and deep black levels” in their review of this TV. Whathifi.com said three years ago “Subtle and natural colours”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Good colours” in their review.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus said “Excellent contrast 4470 1”. Avforums.com said “Fantastic black levels”. Avforums.com also mentioned “Excellent black levels and contrast ratio” in their review.

Two owners who purchased the product concluded that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Four years ago Whathifi.com said “Good Bluray picture and decent broadcast performance”. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned five years ago “As well as side-stepping this issue by delivering the best 3D and Blu-ray pictures we've seen, if there's one thing the 84X9005” .

One owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it had image ghosting. Digital Versus wrote “Low ghosting (good screen response time” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Low Ghosting (good Screen Response Time

One owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it had image ghosting. Digital Versus wrote “Low ghosting (good screen response time” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KD-65X9005 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also do not feature OLED technology.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many televisions of a similar age and type to it. 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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Features

Good for Wall Mounting

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for wall mounting. Two years ago Shai rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Remember it virtually has no frame so once wall mounted it looks perfect”.

Good Connectivity and Features

Four people said in their reviews that this TV had good features. Whathifi.com said “Smart features and interface are intuitive”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Good connectivity and features” in their review. Shai mentioned on Johnlewis.com “Great TV with awesome features” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Cheapo Remote Control

Three owners thought it did not have a good remote control. Techradar said four years ago “Cheapo remote control”. Three years ago Whathifi.com mentioned “Touchpad remote feels cheap”. Itproportal.com wrote “Remote only works with Sony products”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person wrote that the Sony KD-65X9005 was quick to charge. Dan9100 mentioned in their review of this TV on Walmart.com “They fit comfortably on my head, easy to charge”.


Benefits

Great for Films

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was great for watching Netflix.


Design

Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-65X9005 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV which do not have a built-in camera.

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Solid Smart TV

Seven people said that it was well made. Techradar mentioned in their review of this TV “Solid Smart TV” . Whathifi.com wrote “Stylish finish and excellent build quality” in their review of this TV. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Unbelievable Ultra HD pictures, supreme design and build, effective upscaling, astonishing sound quality”.

One person said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “The attractive and robust bodywork used to make the screens feel sturdy despite their slimness is created by externalising the bonding system that h”.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony KD-65X9005 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in microphone.

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Easy to Use

Six people who bought the Sony KD-65X9005 agreed that it was easy to use. Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Remote can also control TV and BD Player”. Pocket Lint wrote “Stunning colours with true blacks, brilliant 4K upscaling, fantastic sound, beautiful wedge design, genuinely intelligent smart features, really easy to use”. Itproportal.com also mentioned “Fairly easy to use” in their review.

Two owners thought the product was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Itproportal.com mentioned “Configurable settings” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. An anonymous author said on Johnlewis.com “Fantastic display and I believe some settings needs to be configured manually for Sharp clear picture” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner who bought it considered that it was easy to handle. Four years ago Avforums.com said in their review of this TV “Very good motion handling”. One owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good interface. Bircho10 said on Johnlewis.com “Otherwise interface is fast”.

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Bold Wedge Design

Twelve customers reckoned that the Sony KD-65X9005 was well designed. Itproportal.com wrote in their review of this TV “Sleek and efficient design” and scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars. Techradar wrote “Distinctive wedge design” in their review of this TV and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Four years ago Tech.uk.msn.com wrote in their review of this TV “The set's design is imperious”.

Seven people who purchased it thought it was good looking. Expert website Stuff.tv said “In fact, we do love the KD-55X9005A – it looks gorgeous”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “The Sony Bravia KD-65X9005A is a beautifully engineered, ultra-ambitious”. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “There's plenty we like about the Sony KD-65X9005B, from its stylish build to its intuitive smart features” .

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Seems Well Made

Twenty-four owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their Sony KD-65X9005 review three years ago “Superior picture quality”. Techradar mentioned in their review of this TV in the same month “Sensational image quality”. Itproportal.com said in their review of this TV “Seems well made” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity and Features

Three customers reckoned that the Sony KD-65X9005 was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago Pocket Lint mentioned “3D performance is unbeatable, great sound, great internet connectivity”. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV “Strong connectivity technologies” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Supports Screen Mirroring Function

The KD-65X9005 supports screen mirroring function. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year also support screen mirroring function.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The KD-65X9005 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-65X9005 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Supports 4K Netflix Streams

Two people who reviewed this TV thought it had great smart functions. Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for watching on demand TV. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the Sony KD-65X9005 “Supports 4K Netflix streams”.

One person who bought this TV concluded that it had good apps. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “Good line up of smart TV apps”.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-65X9005 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the UE55JS9000 (£849.99), the UE48JS9000 (£749.00), or the UE48JS8500 (£999.00) all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-65X9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports WiFi

The KD-65X9005 supports WiFi. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year also support WiFi.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-65X9005 has a Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also have a Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-65X9005 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Support

Discovery Bar Content Guide

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this TV had good technical guidance. Techradar wrote “Discovery bar content guide”. Almostthere wrote last year “Instructions clear” in their review of this TV.


Management Features

Has a Picture-and-Picture Function

The KD-65X9005 has a picture-and-picture function. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also have a picture-and-picture function.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KD-65X9005 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Performance

Features Face Detection

The Sony KD-65X9005 features face detection. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than a year do not feature face detection.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-65X9005 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV also have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports 24p Support

The KD-65X9005 supports 24p support. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also support 24p support.

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Features Parental Control

The KD-65X9005 features parental control. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago also feature parental control.

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Has a Game Mode

The KD-65X9005 has a game mode. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a game mode.

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Features Local Dimming

The KD-65X9005 features local dimming, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The KD-65X9005 features 3D glasses included, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Used As a Remote

The KD-65X9005 supports smartphones used as a remote, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The KD-65X9005 has an HDCP, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Audio

Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the KD-65X9005 of 65 Watts is one of the highest amongst comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV. The RMS rated powers of TVs that are a similar age to this TV range from 10W to 120W.

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Sounds Great

Twenty-eight customers considered that it had good sound quality. Three years ago Digital Versus scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Audio quality worthy of a” in their review of this TV. Techradar gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote also three years ago “Best in class audio performance”. Tech.uk.msn.com said in their review of this TV “The sound quality is the best we've heard from a TV”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One owner who purchased this TV wrote that it was noisy. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “They do at least sound superb; Sony’s magnetic fluid speaker drivers are able to pump out loud and clear audio that does justice to music, sports” in their review of this TV but they still scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

It's Really Thin

Seven customers reckoned that it was thin. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “It's really thin” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-65X9005 “The TV itself is slim and stylish, with a minimal silver stand that gives the im” . Whathifi.com also wrote “However, if you're after one of the thinnest TVs in existence, this may do the” in their review.

Two owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Itproportal.com wrote five years ago “Good highs and lows, with heavy bass available if you want it” . Cnet.co.uk said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The chunky design, 3D performance”.

One customer considered that the product was compact. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Techradar four years ago “The Sony KD-65X9005A is more than just another svelte Internet-enabled TV”.

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Good Highs and Lows, With Heavy Bass Available If You Want it

Two owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Itproportal.com wrote five years ago “Good highs and lows, with heavy bass available if you want it” .

Cnet.co.uk said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The chunky design, 3D performance”.


Price

Attractive Price

Fourteen people who reviewed the product said that it was good value for money. Pocket Lint wrote in their review of this TV “Incredible definition for the price, fantastic design, image quality” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Trusted Reviews said “Groundbreaking 4K price” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “Great value by 4K standards” in their review.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it was expensive. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “It's very expensive though”.

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Price Has Gone Down by £650.01 (43%)

The price has dropped from £1,500 to £849.99 in the last 24 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 67% chance that the price will go back up. However the future is never certain and there remains a 33% chance that the price will actually go down further. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The energy efficiency rating of this 4K and 8K TV is B. The KD-65X9005 is one of the more expensive to run televisions of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-65X9005 is £291.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the KD-65X9005.

Product Identifiers

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

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