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Sony Bravia KD-65ZD9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Sony Bravia KD-65ZD9. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The color and image quality also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the price. Many are negative about the sound and remote control.

design, image quality, color, durability, usability

reliability, remote control, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Bravia KD-65ZD9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Steve May (t3.com)

Sony ZD9 KD-65ZD9 review: a TV that goes big, goes bright and offers true luxury

 

The ZD9 is Sony's star HDR performer – no other model offers the same level of 4K dazzle

Sensational picture performance ; Premium build quality ; Wide HDR support

Tacky remote control ; Only two HDMIs support 4K 60Hz

Nov, 2018

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

Sony KD-65ZD9BU review

 

Sony has produced a dazzling flagship 4K TV, but not quite the perfection we expect for £4000

Stunning 4K picture ; Clean, crisp detail ; Good colour balance ; Gorgeous design ; Easy to use ; Excellent features ; 3D

Rivals offer better black depth and finer subtle detail ; Motion isn’t stable ; Thin sound

It’s not perfect, but this gorgeous premium Sony TV dazzles with 4K pictures

Aug, 2016

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Expert review by : Vincent Teoh (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Bravia KD-65ZD9 review: The brightest and best HDR yet

 

Sony's 65-inch giant serves up class-leading HDR performance – but little niggles leave it a whisker away from perfection

Class-leading HDR performance ; Exemplary video processing ; Dolby Vision support coming soon

Flickery 3D ; Android TV feels clunky ; Limited viewing angles

In summary, the Bravia KD-65ZD9 is a sensational HDR TV. And if you’re waiting for Sony’s recently announced A1 OLED TVs, then you might want to reconsider: going by what Sony told us at CES, the LCD-screened ZD9 still has the performance edge for HDR...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by (hifichoice.co.uk)

AVTech Awards 2016/2017

 

The Z series stands proud at the very top of Sony's TV line, and deserves its flagship status thanks to a masterful performance with HDR sources. This direct-backlit 4K set has the brightness level and light-handling skills to dig out the subtleties of...

EISA HOME THEATRE TV 2017-2018

Expert review by (eisa.eu)

Sony KD-65ZD9

 

Sony's 4K flagship delivers an outstanding home theatre experience, with excellent colour reproduction and best-in-class contrast, plus the option of 3D playback and support of all major HDR formats (including a scheduled upgrade for Dolby Vision). Key...

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Sony BRAVIA ZD9 (KD-65ZD9) UHD 4K TV Review

 

Sony's new ZD9 Ultra HD TV includes their new Backlight Master Drive and X1 Extreme Processor for superior HDR and an improved 4K performance.

Impressive local dimming ; Accurate greyscale and colour gamut ; Excellent performance with SDR and HDR ; Good motion handling ; Great set of features ; Surprisingly energy efficient ; Attractive design and good build quality

Limited viewing angles ; Some crosstalk with 3D ; Input lag could be lower ; Expensive compared to competition

The Sony ZD9 is certainly a contender for one of the best TVs of the year, with more local dimming zones and a higher peak brightness than any other model. It has a minimalist but elegant design, with some nice stylish touches and a clever series of...

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great telly

 

This is the finishing touch to my home cinema setup and I'm happy I went with the zd. The size of the tv at 65” is well enough for giving my movies a good cinematic experience and the picture is outstanding. Ultra hd discs are amazing to watch but your...

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Stunning

 

The first content we watched was 'Given' on NetFlix. This 4K documentary film was an excellent way to experience the quality of the TV.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Bravia KD65ZD9BU

 

superb quality, great design, brilliant picture

nothing yet only had it 1 week

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great picture, avarage 3D.

 

The picture quality is stunning, one of the best among today's LED TVs. Crisp picture, deep blacks! The only 2 downsides for me are: Android TV system and annoying issues with ghosting while watching 3D :( Overall I'm very happy with the purchase.

Dec, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Gold
LED Indicators: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:65 / 75
Display Diagonal (metric):64.6 / 74.4
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Full-Array
Luminance:74
Motion interpolation frequency:1200
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:291 / 359
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Power consumption (max):347 / 453
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):210 / 259

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:Multi
On/Off timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:RMF TX201E
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:9.33
Package height:38.2
Package width:66.9

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Face detection: Yes
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Light sensor:Y
Luminance:74 / 78
Parental Control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display
Processor cores:2
USB recording:Y

Ports & interfaces

Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:291 / 359
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):347 / 453
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):210 / 259

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
Smart TV: Yes
Video apps:Netflix

Technical Details

Languages support:Multi
Light sensor: Yes

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.07
Depth (with stand):10.6
Height:33.3
Height (with stand):36.2
Package depth:9.33
Package height:38.2
Package width:66.9
Weight:70.5
Weight with stand:78.7
Width:57.6
Width (with stand):57.6