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Sony KD-65X9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Sony KD-65X9005. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and sound. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the black level. The tuner and remote control get mixed reviews.

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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-65X9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Stephen (

Sony KD-65X9005B Review: A High End, Highly Anticipated 4K TV


The Sony KD-65X9005B starts off the manufacturer's second generation of 4K TVs by offering a huge list of features and exquisite image quality at a fairly reasonable price as far as 4K HD TVs go. Measuring in at 65 diagonal screen inches and partially...

Some seriously awesome and highly advanced speakers ; 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution ; Beautiful and very subtle color rendering thanks to the Triluminous Display ; Comes with Smart TV ; Access to the Sony Entertainment Network ; Comprehensive...

Too expensive for what it offers ; 4K and Triluminous display fails with regular DVD ; Too bulky, thick and heavy ; Motion rendering is lacking ; Needs improvements on DVD resolution

The KD-65 is one hell of a fine purchase as far as 4K TVs go. However, in terms of overall value per dollar spent, you’re probably better off going for something like the Samsung UN65F9000, which offers better motion rendering, slightly better...

Jun, 2014

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


Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony Bravia KD-65X9005A


Say hello to the first (almost affordable) major brand 4K TV

4K pictures make you drool ; Sound quality is outstanding ; Groundbreaking 4K price

Some black level flaws ; Uncertainties over future HDMI standards ; 4K sources currently rare

Other picture fine tuners not directly related to 4k include a system for smoothing colour gradations, a separate detail enhancer, an (eminently avoidable) edge enhancer, dynamic contrast controls, controls for the dot and noise reduction systems,...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KD-65X9005C review


More style than substance for this super-slim Sony TV...

It’s really thin ; Crisp picture ; Good colours

Patchy, bleeding backlight ; Needs better contrast

This super-slim TV has more style than substance

Dec, 2015

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Sony KD-65X9005A review


The 65-inch Sony KD-65X9005A finally brings Ultra High definition 4K TV to the home

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

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

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Sony KD-65X9005B review


The wedge-shaped Sony KD-65X9005B category-defining Ultra HD Smart TV

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

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

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Sony KD-65X9005B


The Sony TV has its issues with upscaled content, but it's a gorgeous set that looks great in 4K

Subtle and natural colours ; Crisp, bright picture ; Superb 4K detail ; Rich, open and detailed sound quality ; Smart features and interface are intuitive ; Stylish finish and excellent build quality ; Easy to use ; Latest 4K tech

DVD and standard definition could be better ; Blacks could go deeper ; Slight graininess on upscaled picture ; Motion could be smoother ; Touchpad remote feels cheap and unintuitive ; Lack of 4K content

There’s plenty we like about the Sony KD-65X9005B, from its stylish build to its intuitive smart features.

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Sony KD-65X9005A


The Sony's a good-looking, great-sounding TV, but it needs some 4K content to make the most of the extra resolution and justify that price

Amazing picture with 4K content ; Good Blu-ray picture and decent broadcast performance ; Great 3D picture ; Impressive sound ; Good connectivity and features

Blacks could be deeper and colours a bit more natural

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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

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse / Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pulse
Audio system:ClearAudio+ / NICAM/A2
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2 / 4
Number of Speakers:2 / 4
RMS rated power:15 / 20 / 65
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard / Movie, Music, Standard / Music, Standard
Subwoofer RMS power:15


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes


Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch:Y
Peak luminance ratio:70
Product color:Black
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:65
Display Diagonal (metric):64.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:800
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow / Motionflow XR
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Zoom / 4:3, 14:9, 16:9, 16:10, Zoom
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1024 x 576 (WSVGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 800 x 480 (WVGA) / 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:170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:203 / 218 / 250 / 268
Energy efficiency compliance:A / B
Power consumption (max):339 / 349
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.4 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):146 / 157 / 180 / 193


On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300 / 400 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:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Animation, Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Animation, Cinema, Game, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Music, Sports / Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WLAN-ready: 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 / 4
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.83 / 8.58 / 8.74
Package height:38.3 / 38.4 / 38.5
Package width:62.6 / 71.4 / 77.7


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, LPCM, MP3, WMA / LPCM, MP3, WMA / MP3, WAV, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Clock function: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Digital Video Recorder (DVR): Yes
Face detection: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, MPO / JPG, RAW
Local dimming: Yes
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO,Sony X-tended Dynamic Range
Supported file systems:exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1 / 2
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
HDMI version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:203 / 218 / 250 / 268
Energy efficiency class:A / B
Power consumption (max):339 / 349
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.4 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):146 / 157 / 180 / 193

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps / Skype
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Game, Sports, Standard, Vivid
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y
LED backlight: Yes
Light sensor: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Power save mode:Y
Subwoofer out: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM / NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-C2, DVB-S2, DVB-T2 / DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.54 / 3.9 / 3.94 / 4.25
Depth (with stand):10.1 / 10.8 / 12.6 / 15.9
Height:32.9 / 33.3 / 34.4 / 34.6
Height (with stand):35.2 / 35.3 / 35.6 / 36.1
Package depth:7.83 / 8.58 / 8.74
Package height:38.3 / 38.4 / 38.5
Package width:62.6 / 71.4 / 77.7
Weight:101.2 / 50 / 66.4 / 99.2
Weight with stand:102.3 / 102.7 / 51.6 / 71.2
Width:57.1 / 57.2 / 66.2 / 67.5
Width (with stand):57.1 / 57.2 / 66.2 / 67.6