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Sony KD-65X9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Sony KD-65X9005. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the price and sound. The design and usability are also appreciated. Reviews about the black level and tuner are different, and many are critical 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KD-65X9005 from 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 Reviewers really like the sound. The image quality is also mentioned favorably.

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

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

Dec, 2015

hcc best buy

Expert review by: Steve May (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (

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: Steve May (

Sony KD-65X9005B review


Sony's latest Ultra HD screen is overflowing with smart features and boasts jaw-dropping images with hi-fi sound. Read all about it in our Sony KD-65X9005B review

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

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

Sony has produced a knock-out 4K screen with the big 2014 X9. Picture quality is outstanding, with deep vibrant hues, excellent tonality and extended dynamics. Even the screen's Active Shutter 3D performance is worth a watch. Add to that cracking...

Expert review by: John Archer (

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

Editors choice

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony KD-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...

Aug, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Steve May (

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...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion:No / Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: 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


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: 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


4K Upscaling: Yes
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED / Yes
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B

General Features

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