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Sony KD65X9005

Sony KD65X9005
alaScore 100

50 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and color. The sound and image quality also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the value for money. Views are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD65X9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

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, proper 4K content is now available from Netflix. And it's amazing.

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

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Sony KD-65X9005A review

 

The Sony KD-65X9005A 4K Ultra HD TV offers four times the resolution of Full HD TV. Get set to be blown away by the future of TV

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

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

Sony has long hankered to puts its TV business back in pole position, and with the X9 it's done just that. The set's audio visual performance is groundbreaking and the set's design is ingenious.

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Sony KD-65X9005A 65-inch 4K TV review

 

Nothing less than the herald for a new era of TV technology, Sony's glossy 65-inch Ultra HD KD-65X9005A plays Silver Surfer to the Galactus that is 4K. For those who haven't been paying attention, Ultra HD offers four times the resolution of today's...

Incredible definition for the price, fantastic design, image quality, 3D performance is unbeatable, great sound, great internet connectivity

The price is high, dual tuners would be nice, HDMI 1.4 is provided but the 2.0 standard is on the horizon, no 60Hz 4K support (30Hz only)

If the Sony KD-65X9005A is genuinely the harbinger of a new era of UHD TV, then we're all in for an exhilarating time over the next couple of years. This television sets new standards both in terms of raw picture performance and design, and perhaps the...

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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 KD-65X9005A is flat-out the most exciting big-screen TV released this year. With stunning design and advanced picture processing, this 4K debutant impresses with photographic-like image quality, the best consumer 3D we've ever experienced and a top...

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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

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Sony KD-65X9005B 4K smart TV review

 

For this second iteration, the Sony KD-65X9005B, Sony has similarly snubbed cookie-cutter flatness, using its new signature wedge cabinet to enhance audio. The result is unquestionably the best sounding flatscreen we've ever heard.

Overall, the KD-65X8005B is a barnstormer of a 4K bigscreen television. We've seen some great Ultra HD performers this year, but none are so comprehensively satisfying as this new X9, and our caveats remain minor. From design to AV performance, the...

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Sony KDL-65X9005B

 

Editor's Choice: Sony sets a new standard for 4K TVs

Spectacular 2D picture quality ; Best audio ever heard from a flat TV ; Great value by 4K standards ; Supports 4K Netflix streams ; HDMI 2.0 supported

3D not as good as 2D ; No 4OD or ITV Player ; Dynamic Contrast engine can go too far with some presets

Also, slightly ironically given the comments we made about the Cinema 2 mode earlier, we feel you might prefer to use the Cinema 1 preset for watching at least those films that have a lot of dark content. Again, we’ll cover our reasons for saying this...

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Sony KD 65X9005A review

 

Produces stunning Ultra HD images and unparalleled upscaling for lower resolutions; it's superb

The X9 is also available as a cheaper 55in model, but at £3,299 it’s still prohibitively expensive for many people. However, if you want a Ultra HD TV we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Sony X9. Superb 1080p upscaling, unparalleled Ultra HD detail...

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Sony KD-65X9005 review

 

The Sony KD-65X9005 is an excellent TV that produces some of the best pictures we've seen on an LED set. It also has fantastic Full HD passive 3D support and speakers that really do produce excellent audio. It's very expensive though, and the benefits...

Impressive 3D performance ; Good line up of smart TV apps ; Fantastic sound quality

Design looks somewhat dated ; HDMI ports won't be upgraded to V2.0 until later in the year ; Not much benefit to 4K resolution at this screen size ; Hugely expensive

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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: 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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown / VESA 400 X 300

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
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