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Sony KD-65X9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Sony KD-65X9005. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the price and sound are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the black level and tuner are mixed, while many are negative 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-65X9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KD-65X9005

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KD-65X9005 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound. The image quality is also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KD65X9005B 65' 4K ultra HD 800HzSony KD65X9005B 65' 4K ultra HD 800Hz

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B Review: A High End, Highly Anticipated 4K TV

 

The Sony KD-65X9005B starts off the manufacturer's second generation of 4K TVs by offering a huge list of features and exquisite image quality at a fairly reasonable price as far as 4K HD TVs go. Measuring in at 65 diagonal screen inches and partially...

Some seriously awesome and highly advanced speakers ; 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution ; Beautiful and very subtle color rendering thanks to the Triluminous Display ; Comes with Smart TV ; Access to the Sony Entertainment Network ; Comprehensive...

Too expensive for what it offers ; 4K and Triluminous display fails with regular DVD ; Too bulky, thick and heavy ; Motion rendering is lacking ; Needs improvements on DVD resolution

The KD-65 is one hell of a fine purchase as far as 4K TVs go. However, in terms of overall value per dollar spent, you’re probably better off going for something like the Samsung UN65F9000, which offers better motion rendering, slightly better...

Jun, 2014

hcc best buy

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B review

 

Whatever angle you take, Sony's KD-65X9005B is a formidable 4K proposition. With its mould-breaking design, pixel-pushing picture processing and audiophile pretensions, it sees Sony's TV division at its most confident in years.

Superb image definition; deep blacks and great dynamic range; excellent audio performance; dramatic design; One-flick Discovery bar user interface

Active Shutter 3D at its best only in a dark room; not a full compliment of catch-up

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Steve May (t3.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B review

 

The wedge-shaped Sony KD-65X9005B category-defining Ultra HD Smart TV

Bold wedge design ; Superb image performance ; Stereo magnetic fluid speakers

Limited catch-up TV services ; Distracting Twitter app ; It's huge!

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B review

 

Sony's sensational wedge TV delivers top 4K results

Sensational image quality ; Best in class audio performance ; Discovery bar content guide ; Distinctive wedge design

Flickery Active Shutter 3D ; Lacks key catch-up services ; Distracting social view function ; It's huge

Ratings in depth Sony's 65-inch KD-65X9005B (£3600) is a statement television in every sense.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Sony KD-65X9005B 65-inch 4K TV review - Pocket-lint

 

The future of TV is 4K, and judging by Sony's latest X9005B telly it's already arrived. In addition to finally becoming more realistically affordable,

Stunning colours with true blacks, brilliant 4K upscaling, fantastic sound, beautiful wedge design, genuinely intelligent smart features, really easy to use

Speaker design might not suit all, new onscreen Social View Twitter app is somewhat antisocial, 3D isn't perfect - but who wants that anyway?

If you're thinking about upgrading your TV and taking the 4K plunge then you'd be hard pressed to find anything nearly as good as the Sony X9005B.

Jun, 2014

hcc best buy

Expert review by: John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony KD-65X9005A review

 

I've heard a startling amount of rubbish spouted about 4K/Ultra HD TVs in recent months. ‘Nobody cares about more pixels'. ‘The human eye can't perceive the difference between normal HD and 4K resolutions'. ‘Forget UHD – what we need is OLED.' ‘4K is...

Unbelievable Ultra HD pictures; supreme design and build; effective upscaling; astonishing sound quality

Black levels could be a touch better; there are sleeker Smart interfaces around; integrated speakers make the set bigger than you might imagine

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (t3.com)

Sony KD-65X9005A review

 

The 65-inch Sony KD-65X9005A finally brings Ultra High definition 4K TV to the home

Incredible image definition ; Superb upscaling ; High-fidelity sound system

There's no native 4K content ; Just one tuner ; Limited catch-up TV services

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony KD-65X9005A review

 

This Sony 65-inch flatscreen is the first 4K Ultra HD TV that genuinely has an eye on your living space.

Awesome 4K picture quality ; Highly effective upscaling ; Best in class 3D ; Drop dead gorgeous design ; Superb audio system ; Solid Smart TV

Expensive ; Cheapo remote control ; Single tuner

The Sony KD-65X9005A is more than just another svelte Internet-enabled TV. Along with the lookalike 55-inch KD-55X9005A, this 65-inch flatscreen is the first 4K Ultra HD format TV that genuinely has an eye on your living space.

Jun, 2013

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

Sony KD-65X9005C review

 

More style than substance for this super-slim Sony TV...

It’s really thin Crisp picture Good colours

Patchy, bleeding backlight Needs better contrast

For the money, the Sony KD65X9005 is a decent TV. It does well in some key areas, but it is certainly flawed – look elsewhere if you’re after the best performance at this price. However, if you’re after one of the thinnest TVs in existence, this may do...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony 65X9005C

 

Hands-on: Sony's new TV takes ultra-slim to a new level

Sadly we weren’t able to watch any darker content on the 65X9005Cs or hear any audio from them – two areas where the set’s exceptional slimness could potentially cause headaches. If the 65X9005C turns out to be decent in these two key areas, though,...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion:No / Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD)
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
HDTV: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Design

Peak luminance ratio:70

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown / VESA 400 X 300

Display

4K Upscaling: Yes
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED Backlight:Edge LED / Yes
LED Technology:Edge LED
OLED technology: No
Screen shape:Curved / Flat

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9

Performance

Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display, Sony X-Reality PRO, Sony X-tended Dynamic Range

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype
Screen mirroring: Yes

Technical Details

Power save mode: Yes