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Sony KD55X9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews of Sony KD55X9005. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and design. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and black level. There are some mixed reviews 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 KD55X9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Sony KD55X9005 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the usability and glare. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY KD55X9005 TVC LCD 55 LED 4K 3D 800HZ SMARTSONY KD55X9005 TVC LCD 55 LED 4K 3D 800HZ SMART

Dec, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KDL-55X9005A


Another day, another sublime 4K TV, and the prices keep coming down, too.

Stunning UHD and upscaled picture quality ; Class-leading audio ; Fair price for what's on offer

Needs care to get good contrast ; Very little native 4K content at time of writing ; Doesn't carry true HDMI 2.0 inputs

The last really key 55X9005A picture set up tools you should definitely get involved with are its contrast controls. For reasons we’ll discuss in the performance section, you need to be quite careful with the set’s various contrast boosting tools. Our...

Nov, 2013

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Sony KD-55X9005A 4K TV review


Sony's 4K TV is a thing of beauty and brilliance – it's just a shame there's nothing to watch on it

Beautiful, premium design ; 4K looks flipping fantastic ; The best-sounding TV we’ve tested

Almost no 4K content to watch

The TV of the future, but there’s not enough content for it to be the TV of right now

Oct, 2013

Techradar Editor's Choice 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Sony KD-55X9005A review


Awesome 4K and great Blu-ray upscaling, but it's audio and 3D that make this 4K TV shine

Pin-sharp 4K pictures ; Great Blu-ray upscaling ; Clearer passive 3D ; Excellent built-in audio

Wide footprint ; Some motion blur ; Average remote ; SD upscaling struggles

One of the best performers with Blu-ray, let alone 4K, the KD-55X9005A is a standout winner with 3D, too.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (

Sony KD-55X9005A review: The first truly affordable 4K television


It's a shame that Sony opted to stick to tradition with the naming of its latest 4K set. It's such a special thing that giving it as generic a name as KD-55X9005A is actually fairly irritating.

You need to look at Sony's X9 in a certain way to really appreciate how good it is. This is a TV right at the cutting edge of what you can get at home right now, but with that comes its own problems.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia X9 KD-55X9005


Love the Android TV, but needed a large update. Apps are well laid out and easy to use. Image quality is stunning with a 4k feed.

Sound is average as seems to be the norm for such a thin TV. Mine is linked to a Sonos playbar, and works seamlessly automatically selecting the playbar when the TV is turned on.

Oct, 2016

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Sony Bravia X9 KD-55X9005


In general this tv was a very good purchase with it being a android tv it's always updating so keeps it up to date at all times and has so many features that I can list but would take to long

No bad points

Sep, 2016

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Sony Bravia X9 KD-55X9005


Nice thin good looking tv but that's about it !

The picture quality was awful ! Bad clouding all over screen ! Sound quality is pants ! I took this tv back and hot a Panasonic which is by far a much better tv ! People steer clear of Sony TVs!

Sep, 2016

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Sony Bravia X9 KD-55X9005


Looks good

Nothing works

Sep, 2016

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Sony Bravia X9 KD-55X9005


This TV has so many extras, including Kodi it is perfect as a focal viewing platform.

Purchase your own wall bracket, supplied bracket when cables plugged in points tv at the ceiling, ridiculous!

Sep, 2016

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Sony Bravia X9 KD-55X9005


Awesome picture

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


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:4 / 6
Number of Speakers:4 / 6
RMS rated power:65
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Standard / Music, Sports, Standard


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.7
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:207
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Power consumption (max):285
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):140 / 149


On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Browser supported:Opera
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Other Features

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
HDD recording: Yes
Illumination LED:Y
On-screen display for external input:Y
Screen mirroring:Y
USB playback:Y

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:8.7
Package height:33.5
Package width:62.6


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3, WMA
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Supported file systems:exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Video compression format:3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


Annual Energy Consumption:207
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):285
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):140 / 149

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y
LED backlight: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-C2, DVB-S2, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):12.6
Height (with stand):31.1
Package depth:8.7
Package height:33.5
Package width:62.6
Weight with stand:81.8 / 84
Width (with stand):58.8