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Sony KD-55XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 427 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 TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The sound and usability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the remote control. There are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-55XE9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.


Recommended by TR

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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.


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Great TV!


Quick and Easy setup, picture is second to none, sound is great and didn't suffer from volume differences between HD and SD content which my previous set did. Took some working out for my Logitech Harmony remote, word of advice, only use IR, don't use...


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Very pleased!


This TV is a great purchase, incredible picture quality weather its watching Netflix or playing on my PS4 pro! As a bonus I can also control my Samsung surround sound system with the TV remote, it switches on and off with the TV and changes the volume...


Consumer review (

Perfect all-rounder!


4K footage looks stunning on this bright, well designed HDR TV. Perfect!


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Great picture but poor TV guide


We love the quality of the picture, particularly when watching natural history or fast moving sports. One big downside is the TV Guide - this only shows title and time of programme and it is difficult to find the information that we used to get on our...


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Superb picture quality


The picture quality is outstanding on SD, HD & HDR 4K. Build quality up to the usual Sony standard.


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Sony XE9005 TV


I have had this television for 4 weeks now and find after tweaking the colour, contrast etc to my personal liking I find the picture is brilliant. The only downside is the response when changing channels is a little slow. The internet and Tv players...


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buy this not an OLED!


This TV is fabulous! brilliant picture go see it in store get the salesman to put the OLED demo on this TV and save yourselves thousands on buying a OLED. I have me connected to Sky ultra HD and the TV is Just Stunning!!!


Consumer review (

Excellent Sony


This is a cracking addition to my man cave. I have the larger 65” version too. I brought this on the strength of that, and the unrivalled service from JL .Smashing


Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
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


Colour of product:Black, Silver
Heavy metals free:Pb (lead)
Peak luminance ratio:78


Display diagonal:138.7 / 139.7
Display diagonal (metric):138.8
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
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080p


On/off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
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
Sleep timer:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Movie, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Web Browser:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Stand width:50

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Quick start guide:Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,ASF,FLAC,MP3,MP4,WAV,WMA
Hard Drive Capacity:16
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Local Dimming:Y
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Subtitles function:Y
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT / FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,UF
Teletext function:Y
USB Recording:Y
Video compression formats:HEVC
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub):N
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

Internet TV:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y
User memory:16

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play
LED Backlight:Y
Light sensor:Y
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):259
Height :707
Height (with stand):772
Package depth:196
Package height:831
Package weight:27
Package width:1334
Weight with stand:18.1
Width (with stand):1228