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Sony KD65XD9305

£1,349.00
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A massive 65" 4K TV, great for playing games on
65" 4K Yes No Feb 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-65XD9305 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony KD-65XD9305 number 12 in 3D TVs, number 19 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 42 in 4K TVs.
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270 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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18 Months Old
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£271 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
78
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others. This TV has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Flatpanels.dk plus one other site and more industry awards from Altomdata.dk plus two other sites. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £271 over 5 years are in the most expensive 7% of all 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report picture quality, superior product quality and good technical features.
This Sony TV has some great features:
4K
Quite large display diagonal
3D
Quite thin

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KD-65XD9305 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for playing games, ranking number 16 in TVs for gaming. It is also excellent for watching sport, ranking number 35 in TVs for sport, but good for watching films, ranking number 103 in TVs for films.
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Sony KD-65XD9305 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony KD-65XD9305?

The Sony KD-65XD9305 is 1,458mm wide and 839mm tall. It is 36mm thick and weighs 28.9kg.

Sony KD-65XD9305 front dimensions
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Sony KD-65XD9305 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Experts in televisions rave about this Sony television and have given it nine awards.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Flatpanels.dk and Hdtvtest.co.uk, both of which decided that this television was very good.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all concluded that this Sony TV was very good. This television received a "Test Winner" award from Altomdata.dk, it received a "Safe Buy" award from Tweak.dk and it received a "Highlight Award" from Audiovision.de.

Three other expert review sites all decided that this television was very good. This TV received a "Best in Test" award from both Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award.

The expert at one more expert review site said that this TV was very good. This was from Areadvd.de who gave it an "Reference Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 30 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint and altomdata.dk this TV has an average expert rating of 82%.

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Good User Reviews

Based on 240 user reviews this television has an average user rating of 84 out of 100. 80 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Excellent Picture Quality

16 customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

19 owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five customers who bought it concluded that it had good features.

Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

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

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers thought the Sony KD-65XD9305 was thin and two owners said in their reviews that the product was compact.

Users Report Nice Design

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well designed.

Customers Report That it is Great for Watching Sport

Two people who reviewed this TV thought it was great for watching football.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made.

  • Questionable build quality / software - significant delay between pressing a remote button…
  • For the retail price it is expected to fetch, this should have a far more reliable and stable operating system in it…
  • The built in wall hanging bracket is great just no where to run the cables…
  • Have been using this product for several months and it has been a pleasure quality of build and design is superb…
    Steyr (Johnlewis.com) - November 2016

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

14 customers thought the Sony KD-65XD9305 had good sound quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use, four people agreed that the product was easy to use the menus and three people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to setup. two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £1,150.00 it is more expensive than 75% of TVs.

Price Has Gone Down by £199 (15%)

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Features

4K

4K

The KD-65XD9305 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. TVs HD types range from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Sony KD-65XD9305's display diagonal of 65" is quite large compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 6% of all TVs when sorted 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-65XD9305 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KD-65XD9305 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The thickness of the Sony KD-65XD9305 of only 36mm is in the thinnest 13% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-65XD9305 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony KD-65XD9305 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 91% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-65XD9305 supports screen mirroring. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Features Voice Control

The KD-65XD9305 features voice control, unlike 85% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The number of video apps supported by the Sony KD-65XD9305 is more than most TVs. This Sony TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this television.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KD-65XD9305 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Four Loudspeakers

The Sony KD-65XD9305 is a four loudspeaker television. Most of the other televisions have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-65XD9305 of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 11% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KD-65XD9305 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 24p

The KD-65XD9305 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-65XD9305 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-65XD9305 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The Sony KD-65XD9305's RMS rated power of 30W is quite high compared to most other televisions. It is in the highest 12% 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 Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-65XD9305 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

TVs have high frequency rates of between 20Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The KD-65XD9305's high frequency rate of 1,000Hz is quite fast compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 5% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This Sony TV was released in February 2016.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency rating of B, and based on satisfactory energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-65XD9305 is £271, which makes it one of the more expensive to run TVs.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00000068759322, 00635131626043, 04548736023277, 04548736023284

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