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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sony KD-55XE9005. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the glare and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the price. The energy efficiency and remote control get critical views.

image quality, usability, sound, design, glare

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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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: BruceC (

Great value and quality


Freeview HD picture is excellent depending on the broadcast quality, the scaling is very good. Even some better SD content is OK. Both will obviously be better on the 49" than the larger models, one of the reasons I chose it as HD will form most of my...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: TallGaz (

Somewhat overpriced


This TV does some things well and others not so well, which is disappointing given the price. I use it primarily with a Virgin TIVO V6 and I think the HD picture is less sharp than on the Panasonic plasma set I owned before. Full-HD Netflix looks...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Jive21 (

Stunning picture quality


Easy to set up and get going. Takes a while longer to get around and understand all the features. Need to ensure you have a fast broadband speed to get best use of its internet connectivity.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Pau10 (

Huge disappointment!!!


Built in apps keep crashing or say loading then crashes and it has a very slow remote control response, sometimes not responding at all. It will freeze from time to time. Youview doesn't work, every time I tried to watch something few days back it...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Nik66 (



Amazing tv with HD and 4K content but absolutely awful with SD content unfortunately most terrestrial tv is still SD. I have returned the tv..

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Kashy (

All round Superb!


Quite simply the best in its range. So much bang for your buck and everywhere I looked it had rave reviews.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Very Pleased


I did a bit of research as it was a good 10 years or more since we bought a new TV and technology has moved on a lot in that time. We've had Sony before and as Pioneer no longer make TVs, we decided to buy a Sony again. I have had no regrets. The only...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Woots (

Great Picture, but Bravia link failed and could no


I owned the tv for 9 days having owned a Panasonic plasma previously. It took about 5 days and a lot of of changes to the picture settings until I was happy and the picture was amazing. I would suggest turning all of the settings off and take it from...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports


Peak luminance ratio:78


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Screen shape:Flat


VESA mounting: Yes


Miracast: Yes
Web Browser: Yes


High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
USB Recording: Yes
Voice Control: Yes

Smart TV

Screen mirroring: Yes
User memory:16

Technical Details

Power save mode: Yes

TV tuner

Triple tuner: Yes