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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews of Sony KD-55XE9005. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and remote control.

image quality, usability, size, price, reliability

remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-55XE9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Best in Class 2017

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony Bravia XBR-55X900E review


This is the HDR flatscreen we've all been waiting for

Direct LED with local dimming ; Excellent motion handling ; Unfussy but elegant design ; Surprisingly good audio

HDR is a bit dim ; Rubbery remote ; Power brick is inconvenient ; No 3D support

It may not offer the same peak brightness as Sony’s flagship UHD sets, the X930E and X940E, but this 4K direct LED backlit screen is still a brilliant buy.

Mar, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony KD-55XE9005


It may look like just another cookie-cutter UHD TV, all ultra-slim bezel and tricked out HDMI inputs, but Sony's XE90 line offers buyers something a little special: direct LED backlighting with local dimming.

Ultra-crisp imagery with uniform black-level performance and watchable HDR, make this an unquestionably superior Sony TV offering.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Teamscoop (

Superb quality


The first upscale TV I've purchased. Superb performance especially 4K from SKY Q, Netflix and Amazon. Optical output for surround amp if you have that equipment. Easy to set up and to operate and looks great. Apps seem to work well. A great item and...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: DarklordVic (

Amazing picture quality


Unbelievably sharp and colourful screen quality , full range of supplied tv services - Amazon , Netflix, ITV, 4on demand, 5,etc. Very good navigation through the remote, fast and responsive. Amazing, worth it .

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Billbasher (

Excellent picture quality


I bought this TV to replace one that was years old. The difference in picture quality is remarkable. The TV was easy to set up. I am still finding my way around everything, but it is quite easy to operate. The You tube guide is also quite good. Much...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Reb12 (

Technology Dinosaur


I know! I have seen and used other products over the years. I love Sony and its products last well beyond their attractiveness, but I am loyal devotee. All good things come to an end however and my beloved 20 year old TV went to the angels via the...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: SteveKC (

Great Quality Picture


Really happy with purchase - visitors seeing it for the first time all comment that it is like being at the cinema such is the quality of the picture.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Hartley (

Good picture with HD


Recently bought this tv. Really easy to set up. Picture is amazing with HD I had to upgrade my sky package to get sports in HD as the football was very blurry. Would have given 5 stars but there's a few little niggles. Sometimes the tv takes ages to...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Bobby liv (

Picked the right one.


Still coming to terms with the superb quality of image and colour and the 55 was the correct choice for room.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Tricia53 (

Sony XE9005, 49”


I bought this to replace an 8 year old Sony, so I hope it has the same reliability. The picture is superb, it was pretty good straight out of the box but I went into the setup and adjusted it to my liking easily. The only issue I had was with getting...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Game, Movie, Music, Sports / Movie, Music, Sports


Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Silver
Heavy metals free:Pb (lead)
Peak luminance ratio:78


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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:151
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Energy saving mode: Yes
Power consumption (max):189
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):109


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

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BOS, BUL, Cat, CRO, CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, FIN, French, GRE, HEB, HUN, Italian, KAZ, LAT, LIT, MAC, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWA, SWE, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer:Y / Yes
Sleep Timer:Y / Yes
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Movie, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Web Browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Stand width:19.7

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.72
Package height:32.7
Package weight:59.5
Package width:52.5


Audio formats supported:AAC,ASF,FLAC,MP3,MP4,WAV,WMA
Hard Drive Capacity:16
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming:Y / Yes
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Subtitles function:Y / Yes
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT / FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,UF
Teletext function:Y / Yes
USB Recording:Y
Video compression formats:HEVC
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in: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
PC in (D-Sub):N / No
RF ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:151
Energy efficiency class:A
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):189
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):109

Smart TV

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

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Light sensor:Y / Yes
Power save mode:Y

TV Tuner

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

TV tuner

Triple tuner:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.2
Height (with stand):30.4
Package depth:7.72
Package height:32.7
Package weight:59.5
Package width:52.5
Weight with stand:39.9
Width (with stand):48.3