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Sony KD-65X9005

Sony KD-65X9005
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A multi award winning and enormous 4K 39mm thick TV, with an Editor's Choice award from five expert review websites and 19 further awards from other expert sites
65" 4K No 39mm Feb 2015 B
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Sony KD-65X9005 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the Sony KD-65X9005 as follows:
94
Reviews
71 Reviews + 24 Awards
89
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
3 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£190 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this television to others. This TV has received 24 awards including a "Recommended" award from Flatpanels.dk plus six other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Technolabs.net plus four other sites. Hisense TVs 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 2018.
The KD-65X9005 has an energy efficiency classification of B, and its running costs of £190 over 5 years are in the most expensive 14% of all 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report excellent audio quality, product quality and that it is reasonably priced.
It has some great features:
4K
Each purpose has A perfect shape
Front-facing speakers
Magnetic fluid
Larger speaker capacity
Made to listen
ClearAudio+
S-Force front surround
ClearPhase
Voice zoom
Wedge
Space saving
Sound that moves you
Sound perfection
Simple connection
One-Flick entertainment
Watch together from miles apart
Share the moment with the world
Built-in camera
For all football addicts
More than A stadium surround experience
Sony entertainment network
Mica-reinforced glass fibre material
Smoother on-screen movement
Larger than average display diagonal
4K photos
3D
Thinner than average
Four times the detail of full HD
Real-life clarity from the unique sony 4k processing
Forget you're watching TV
Sit closer, see more, miss nothing
The world of 4k right in front of you
There's no need to wait to start enjoying 4k it's here now
4K movies
4K video
Realistic feel, great detail
Watch it. the way you really see it
The dynamic range more closely matches what the human eye perceives
Experience new expressions of light
Enhance everything up to 4k quality
Colours that come alive
I's better in blu-ray
Play for real
Vivid streaming video
Great memories, amazing photos
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What is This TV Best Used For?

62
Watching Films
Good
82
Watching Sport
Excellent
81
Playing Games
Excellent

Sony KD-65X9005 Video Reviews

Sony KD-65X9005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

24 Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this television and have given it 24 awards.

This TV received a "Recommended" award from websites Flatpanels.dk, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, PC Advisor.co.uk, Dinside.no/data, Prohardver.hu, Lydogbilde.no and Insideci.co.uk all of whom decided that this television was very good.

The authors at five other expert review sites all decided that this Sony TV was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This was from Technolabs.net, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Techradar, Trusted Reviews and Techradar.com/au/ who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

The editors of review websites Avforums.com, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Ljudochbild.se all strongly endorse this television and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at websites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both concluded that this TV was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

This television received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews who decided that this Sony TV would make a great purchase.

Good Expert Reviews

This TV has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100 based on 53 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Pocket Lint. Experts think this television is one of the better televisions.

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Good Owner Reviews

KD-65X9005 owners on average rated this TV 80%. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Great Audio Quality

Three people who reviewed it wrote that it had good sound quality.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

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

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people wrote in their reviews that it 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…

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

This television has an energy efficiency classification of B. The average 5 year running cost of the KD-65X9005 is £190 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since February 2015.

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Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-65X9005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. 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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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the KD-65X9005 of 65" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 90% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KD-65X9005 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KD-65X9005 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

The thinnest thickness of TVs is 1.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the Sony KD-65X9005 of only 39mm is thinner than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thinner than 84% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-65X9005 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Optical Disc Player

The KD-65X9005 does not have an optical disc player, although it is worth noting that 99% of TVs also do not have an optical disc player.

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Has a Built-In Camera

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

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-65X9005 supports screen mirroring, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

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

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Supports Face Detection

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

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-65X9005 supports HDD recording. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KD-65X9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-65X9005 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 94% of televisions which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Features Local Dimming

The Sony KD-65X9005 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-65X9005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-65X9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The KD-65X9005's RMS rated power of 65W is very high compared to most other TVs. It is higher than 98% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-65X9005 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 92% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Sony KD-65X9005 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-65X9005 supports Bluetooth. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Four Loudspeakers

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

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 450Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The KD-65X9005's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 25% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

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

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-65X9005 supports parental controls. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KD-65X9005 of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other televisions. It is faster than 91% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The high frequency rates of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Supports 24p

The KD-65X9005 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-65X9005 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 (Full HD) pixels. This television also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The best resolution of all TVs is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 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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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KD-65X9005 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). 94% of televisions do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kd65x9005c, sony kd65x9005cbu, sony kd65x9005bbu

Barcodes:

04548736002449, 04548736002463, 04905524932485, 04905524932492, 04905524975345, 04905524975352, 04905524975369, 05055760736961, 08427247084938

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-65X9005

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