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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 442 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. Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the energy efficiency. There are some mixed views 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

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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

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Good features


Still getting to grips with everything that's why only four star so far. Only had broadband fitted 3 days ago

Apr, 2018

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Top class for picture and features


Picture is outstanding can't comment on sound as I use a onkyo receiver for Atmos. I would recommend this tv anyone. A big thank you goes to the bath shop.

Apr, 2018

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Quality Quality Quality


About a month in and this is a great TV. Not cheap but great value. This is our second Sony Bravia, the last one provided great service for 12 years. Hope this one will be as good.

Apr, 2018

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This is as good and better than we had hoped. For us, it is such a treat to have the extra screen size, but it also has numerous extra abilities, which we have not had before. A successful purchase for us!

Mar, 2018

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Brilliant TV


Fantastic picture quality, great design, highly recommended

Mar, 2018

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Excellent picture


We used to buy Sony more or less exclusively, but stopped after a few disappointing products. After getting recommendations from a couple of people and reading some good reviews, we decided to take a chance on this TV. So far, we have not had reason to...

Mar, 2018

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Great TV!


Quick and Easy setup, picture is second to none, sound is great and didn't suffer from volume differences between HD and SD content which my previous set did. Took some working out for my Logitech Harmony remote, word of advice, only use IR, don't use...

Mar, 2018

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Very pleased!


This TV is a great purchase, incredible picture quality weather its watching Netflix or playing on my PS4 pro! As a bonus I can also control my Samsung surround sound system with the TV remote, it switches on and off with the TV and changes the volume...

Mar, 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