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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and price are generally positive. The sound and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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 products in the same category the Sony KD-55XE9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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

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Sony KD55XE9005BU review

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If you're looking for a new TV, this high-end Sony is a pricey but premium option. The Sony KD55XE9005BU offers a 4K HDR screen and Android TV - the Google-designed smart TV platform. But is it worth the money? Find out in our expert Sony KD55XE9005BU...

Apr, 2017

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Superb Sony product


I purchased a 49 inch version in February and needed a replacement set for an 8 year old Sony in the other room, I initially due to price purchased a 50 inch Panasonic tx750eb, this faulted on day one , returned it to branch and after a few days...

Jul, 2018

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Sony 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR TV


Purchased this TV two weeks ago, after seeking advice to find the best image quality for my budget. It was a great buy, fantastic picture, reasonable sound quality, a bit fiddley to get used to the menu and I probably have still not realised all the...

Jul, 2018

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Fantastic picture


We have only had this TV for a week and so far we are very pleased, the delivery guys were prompt and very caring.

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (

Great picture


I bought this tv about 3 weeks ago the picture is amaizing especially with the ps4 pro. The android tv platform is a bit slow but hopefully with updates this will improve.

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (

apps never work


i bought this a few days ago. the guys in the shop were helpful and i'm pretty happy with the screen. however.... When i bought my previous tv i was told the apps would "just work" they didn't. so i specifically asked if the apps would work on this tv,...

Jul, 2018

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All Good


Looks good, sounds good and picture is great, probably does a lot more than I know about but all is good so far

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (

Excellent TV


I've had this a couple of weeks and the picture quality is superb. It was very easy to set up and I was watching the tv within 20 minutes of opening the box. Good service from RS as usual would have no hesitation in recommending this tv

Jul, 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
Product color:Black, Silver
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300


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
Peak luminance ratio:78
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
Voice control:Y


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
Light sensor:Y
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

Google applications:Google Play
Internet TV: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Movie, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
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
Triple tuner:Y
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

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