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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 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. Reviewers really like the durability and glare. The sound and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the remote control.

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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 99/100 = 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.

Nov, 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: Bazzadan1 (

Bravia model 49 inch


Excellent tv but finding it difficult to set remote with my BT account.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Tom6969 (

Excellent tv easy to use


I unboxed and set up this tv by myself with no problems.Instructions are easy to follow.I have connected an xbox one x and the picture is great.I have connected a sennheuser rs 175 headphones to the optical audio out and the sound is brilliant.Playback...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: jofromnewbury (

Very pleased indeed


I've had a B&O tv before & I think this is actually better. It set itself up really easily & the picture is superb. It's not iPad compatible though which is disappointing. That said I'd highly recommend it

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Ksho (

Really beautiful picture


I used to own a Sony 40" HDTV but wanted a larger screen and the latest 4k HDTVs. Read lots of online reviews which were possitive about the picture quality on the Sony Bravia KD49XE9005 LED HDR TV, being one of the best LED tv's, so I bought it. I was...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Trebor01 (

Great TV


Excellent smart television, easy to set up and use. Looks great in the living room too. Picture crisp with exceptional colours, sound quality way above average for a flat panel TV. Great product from Sony.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: HappyShopperPP (

Android capability is not what it's cracked up to be


This is a brilliant TV. I cannot fault the image or quality. We chose this model over the Samsung, which we have been very happy with, because it had all of the TV catch up applications and we were sold on being able to keep these and any new apps up...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Jonafan (

Another Excellent Sony TV


Another Exceptional TV from Sony, great picture and sound quality.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Ash042 (

Amazing quality video displays.


Bought it last week from well customer caring Richer Sound, Chiswick.. This TV handling local broadcast to 4k videos details by details. Helpful android function. Watch many 4k movies from Netflix. Acceptable sound for LED panel. Remote is bit fiddly.

Feb, 2018

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