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Sony KD-55XE9305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Sony KD-55XE9305. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size. There are some less positive comments about the remote control and reliability.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

reliability, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-55XE9305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305) review

 

Sony turns to the bright side using its Slim Backlight Drive

Blisteringly bright HDR images ; Stunningly rich colours ; Much-improved sound quality ; Superb HD upscaling

Blooming around bright objects ; Android TV is cumbersome ; Runs sluggishly at times ; Very limited viewing angle

Android TV continues to frustrate, and there’s a backlight clouding price to pay for the TV’s high brightness levels. That said, the 55XE9305 nonetheless improves on Sony’s 2016’s Slim Backlight Drive models in every way, delivering in the process some...

Mar, 2017

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Expert review by: Vincent Teoh (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Bravia KD-55XE9305 (XE93) review: A taste of the high-end for less

 

Sony's XE93 takes the HDR wizardry of the £4,000 ZD9 and transplants it into a 55in frame – the results are seriously impressive, too

Spectacular HDR presentation ; First-rate upscaling ; Triple-play HDR support (pending firmware update)

Blooming/haloing in dark scenes & inconsistent letterbox bar shading ; Limited viewing angles ; 1080p gaming responsiveness could be better

If you’ve been lusting after Sony’s £4,000 ZD9, then the XE93 could be just what your wallet (or more likely your overdraft) has been hoping for. With triple-play HDR support, spectacular HDR image quality and superlative upscaling, this is a...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-55XE9305 review

 

Sony's first 4K HDR LCD TV of the year is a resounding success...

Gorgeous 4K HDR picture quality ; Convincing black depth ; Clear and solid sound quality ; Support for Dolby Vision and HLG ; Netflix and Amazon in 4K HDR ; Excellent features and design

More black detail wouldn’t go amiss ; Interface response times could be faster

Stunning picture, great sound, and all the latest features – Sony’s first 4K HDR LCD set of the year is a resounding success

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony KD-55XE9305

 

The KD-55XE9305 is the first TV to reach us from Sony's 2017 TV line. It's a premium model that combines Sony's most powerful video-processing engine with an improved version of the brand's proprietary Slim Backlight Drive technology.

Mar, 2017

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Sony BRAVIA KD-55XE9305 HDR 4K TV Review

 

Sony's new XE93 still retains its ultra slim design but now it adds increased brightness and the X1 Extreme processor, with HLG, Dolby Vision and...

Excellent contrast performance ; Accurate greyscale & colour gamut ; Impressive HDR performance ; Great video processing ; Effective dimming system ; Good upgrade path ; Attractive design & great build quality

Limited viewing angles ; Smart platform is still buggy

We expected good things from the Sony XE93 but it still managed to surprise us in certain areas. Although the design has been tweaked, it didn't look vastly different from last year's XD93 and on paper at least the two TVs seemed very similar. In many...

Consumer review by: Daniel (reevoo.com)

Sony KD-55XE9305

 

Brilliant Picture and Colour. Great for HDR Gaming and Movies. 4K excellence. Sound is Good, Better than my last TV though I had to tweak a few settings to give the sound a bit more "Punch" to it. Overall Fantastic TV, Great Buy for Black Friday.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Charles (reevoo.com)

Sony KD-55XE9305

 

EXCELLENT PICTURE, LOOKS QUALITY.WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

SLOW TO START UP.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: CrispyBailey (johnlewis.com)

Great Features

 

I have been using this TV mostly for gaming and watching 4k blu-rays and it does not disappoint. The HDR is amazing and creates another level of detail to anything. I have recently purchased Planet Earth 2 in 4K and HDR and the TV produces a super...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Danny888 (johnlewis.com)

Impressive picture and uniformity.

 

I purchased 2 weeks ago and am impressied with the picture, the upscaling and the surprised how good the blacks are from an LED/LCD display.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Loppan (johnlewis.com)

Great TV overall

 

I bought this TV for 2 weeks ago, which isn't that long time ago. On that short period I have a pretty good picture of the TVs functionality. First off, it's a fast and simple TV with andriod. After the installation together with your phone, the TV...

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse / DTS Digital Surround,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
RMS rated power:50
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Peak luminance ratio:85

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:54.6 / 55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:60
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1000
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p / 480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p,2160p

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:190
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Power consumption (max):227
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):137

Ergonomics

On/Off switch:Y / Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

ECO mode:Y / Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On/Off timer:Y / Yes
Sleep Timer:Y / Yes
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HID,HOGP,SPP
Browser supported:Opera
Browsing:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Miracast:Y
Web Browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.72
Package height:34.5
Package type:Box
Package weight:92.6
Package width:54.9

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:ASF,FLAC,MP3,WAV,WMA
Auto Depth Enhancer:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Local dimming:Y / Yes
Picture processing technology:Sony Dynamic Contrast Enhancer,Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Security algorithms:CAST
Subtitles function:Y / Yes
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y / Yes
Video compression format:3GPP,ASF,AVC,AVCHD,MKV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG2-PS,MPEG2-TS,MPEG4,VP8,WEBM,XVID
Video formats supported:3GPP,ASF,AVC,AVCHD,MKV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG2-PS,MPEG2-TS,MPEG4,VP8,WEBM,XVID
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
PC in (D-Sub):N
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:190
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):227
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):137

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y / Yes
User memory:16

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes
Light sensor: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL B,PAL D,PAL G,PAL I,SECAM B,SECAM D,SECAM G,SECAM K / PAL BG,PAL DK,PAL I,SECAM B/G,SECAM D/K
Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of tuners:3
Supported TV bands:UHF,VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.57
Depth (with stand):11.1
Height:28.1
Height (with stand):31.1
Package depth:7.72
Package height:34.5
Package weight:92.6
Package width:54.9
Weight:63.1
Weight with stand:71.9
Width:48.5
Width (with stand):48.5