Sony KD-65X9005A

  • Sony KD-65X9005A
90
Based on 42 scores, 63 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    29
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Beautiful, premium design.
  • 4K looks flipping fantastic.
  • Great sound.

Cons:

  • Almost no 4K content to watch.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 100

Produces stunning Ultra HD images and unparalleled upscaling for lower resolutions; it’s...

By HDTV Reviews on

This article contains a fair amount of technical discussion, so let us summarise in an easy-to-understand manner. The Bravia KD-55X9005A is a good effort from Sony to bring an affordable, high-quality 4K UHDTV to the masses. Available to buy for around...

By digitalspy.co.uk on 80

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. Not that many people have 4K sets, so there simply...

By howtospendit.ft.com on

With four times HD's definition, 4K is simply extraordinary – so sharp it takes your breath away. This is not the TV for anyone hoping to watch less television; you will watch far more. In my opinion, 4K is a much more significant development than 3D...

By TechRadar on 100

With only slightly less wow factor than its big sibling, the far pricier KD-65X9005A, the KD-55X9005A is currently the best value Ultra HD telly around. But it's not just the pin-sharp performance with (as yet non-existent) 4K sources that blew us away....

By Trusted Reviews on 90

What is the Sony KDL-55X9005A? The Sony 55X9005A is a 55-inch TV with a native 4K/UHD resolution. Which makes it, tellingly, the third 4K video display we've tested in less than a week and an increasing sign that manufacturers continue to push a 4K...

By Stuff.tv on 80

We want to love the KD-55X9005A. In fact, we do love the KD-55X9005A – it looks gorgeous, it sounds superb, and it's capable of absolutely blowing your socks off with its picture quality. But we probably wouldn't buy one unless we'd just come into a...

By CNET UK on 80

The Sony KD-65X9005 is an excellent TV that produces some of the best pictures we've seen on an LED set. It also has fantastic Full HD passive 3D support and speakers that really do produce excellent audio. It's very expensive though, and the benefits of...

By Whathifi.com on 80

Make no mistake, 4K content on this Sony TV looks stunning. But arguably – and surprisingly – the TV's sound quality almost steals the show. The new speaker design must have been a big gamble, but it's paid off and raises the sound bar (pardon the pun)...

By Home Cinema Choice on 90

I've heard a startling amount of rubbish spouted about 4K/Ultra HD TVs in recent months. ‘Nobody cares about more pixels'. ‘The human eye can't perceive the difference between normal HD and 4K resolutions'. ‘Forget UHD – what we need is OLED.' ‘4K is...

By FlatpanelsHD on

Sony's X9 offers the same Sony Entertainment Network platform as other 2013 Sony TVs with TV apps and access to streaming services. Besides our usual complaints of sluggishness and a suboptimal user experience there is one significant shortcoming. There...

By PCAdvisor on 90

Even without native 4k content to play with, it's difficult not to become a little infatuated by the KD-65X9005A – it really is an outstanding television. Indeed, it may well be the best the brand has ever made. From design to usability, audio to video, it's just a treat to use. If this model is anything to go by, the super-large TV scene...

By PC Advisor on 90

There's a revolution in resolutions happening in the world of television. The now ubiquitous full-HD standard of 1920 x 1080 pixels, once the cutting edge of clarity, is being superseded by what's been termed 4k or ultra HD, able to deliver four times...

By uk.hardware.info on

The Sony KD-55X9005 is the first relatively affordable UHD television. The new 55-inch 55X9005 costs £3,999. That's still a lot of money, you can buy two Full HD TVs of the same size for the same money. The picture quality of the 55X9005 is...

By avforums.com on 90

When we reviewed LG's £23,000 84-inch 4K TV last year, we said that prices would be dropping fast but even we didn't realise quite how fast! A mere seven months later, we have 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs being released by Sony, Samsung and LG and the pricing...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Sony Bravia KD-55X9005A is hands-down the best TV we've ever reviewed, with or without the Ultra HD resolution! It combines sky-high contrast with perfectly faithful colours, virtually impeccable 3D rendering and amazing sound quality. Now all you...

By T3 on 100

Sure it'll be a while before native 4K becomes available, be it via Blu-ray disc, streaming or broadcast TV, but this screen does such an outstanding job upscaling Full HD (and looks so beautiful) we have no hesitation in brandishing two thumbs skyward. One day all TVs will look this great.

By tech.uk.msn.com on 100

The 65X9005A is a hugely significant TV. It proves that 4K-resolution pictures don't need 80-inch or more screens to look amazing, that 4K TVs don't have to cost five figures, and that you really can get amazing sound out of an integrated TV audio...

By Pocket-lint on 100

If the Sony KD-65X9005A is genuinely the harbinger of a new era of UHD TV, then we're all in for an exhilarating time over the next couple of years. This television sets new standards both in terms of raw picture performance and design, and...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

What is the Sony KD-65X9005A? The Sony KD-65X9005A is basically the point where 4K resolution (aka Ultra HD) gets serious. Not because the other 4K TVs we've seen to date haven't already dazzled us with their 4K capabilities, but because with...