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Sony KDL-65X9005

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Based on 70 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    47
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    4

Expert reviews and ratings

By Whathifi.com on 60

For the money, the Sony KD65X9005 is a decent TV. It does well in some key areas, but it is certainly flawed – look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price.However, if you're after one of the thinnest TVs in existence, this may do...

By digitalmediaandit.com on 100

This Sony TV simply brings so much more detail, clarity, sharper edges, and far more vivid and natural colours. The picture quality is constantly breathtaking and jaw-dropping. Prior to owning this TV, I owned a very fine widescreen Sony Bravia, which...

By Home Cinema Choice on 100

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. Also available in 55in and...

By avforums.com on 90

As far as Sony are concerned it's Ultra HD 4K or bust. The Japanese giant is placing all of its eggs in one Ultra HD basket and the success or failure of the format could well decide their TV division's future. Sony are still making Full HD TVs, of...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

Rival television companies tout motion-enabled remotes and voice controlled sets, but these half-baked features are more gimmick than value add. Sony's focus on sound and picture quality has less appeal on paper, but it makes a great difference to...

By PC Advisor on 90

For its first foray into 4K, Sony bucked the trend for wimpy TV audio by introducing a panel flanked by forward-firing drivers and unapologetic amplification. See Best Smart TVs: what is the best Smart TV of 2014. For this second iteration, the Sony...

By T3 Magazine on 100

The first TV manufacturer to enthusiastically throw its weight behind 4K, Sony has expanded its UHD line with 2160p sets that embrace its signature wedge design. The 65-inch Sony KD-65X9005B featured here combines leading-edge UHD picture processing and...

By TechRadar on 100

The Sony KD-65X9005B is a thoroughly intoxicating example of leading-edge 4K tech. The UHD image quality with native content exhibits a depth and detail that's beguiling, while its 2160p upscaling talents are top notch. You can be confident that this...

By DigitalVersus on 100

This updated X9005-series Ultra HD TV is another hit for Sony. The 2014 version (X9005B) takes things even further with an excellent-quality screen, first-rate picture quality, plus exceptional sound (for a TV)—something our ears have never had the...

By CNET UK on 80

Sony's KD-65X9005B produces really stunning picture quality, not just with UltraHD video, but also with Blu-rays and HD broadcasts. Its sound quality is top notch too thanks to its meaty speakers. The chunky design, 3D performance and smart TV system...

By Pocket-lint on 100

If you're thinking about upgrading your TV and taking the 4K plunge then you'd be hard pressed to find anything nearly as good as the Sony X9005B. Although the 65-inch version's £3,600 price isn't small, it's a lot more affordable than...

By Trusted Reviews on 100

Sony has set a new and very exciting benchmark for 4K TVs. If you have the money to buy a 'high-end' TV this year, it has be to be on your list... probably at the top of it.Next, read more TV reviews or head to our best TVs...

By Expert Reviews on 100

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

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 TechRadar AU on 100

It's a strange thing to say that a major highlight on one of the first 55-inch Ultra HD TVs is, in fact, sound quality. But that's exactly what the KD-55X9005A excels at, along with searing amounts of 4K detail and a fine upscaled Blu-ray experience. We...

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 insideci.co.uk on 100

This 65-inch Sony is a jaw dropping panel with outstanding AV credentials. While it'll take some time before native 4K video becomes commonplace, be it via a new iteration of Blu-ray disc, online streaming or download, or satellite and cable, this set...

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 theregister.co.uk on 90

As a statement piece, the Sony KD-84X9005 is something else. It’s beautiful to behold and able to drop jaws to floors when graced with the right source material – and that includes vanilla 2K content. The football fraternity and Hollywood creatives...

By IT Pro Portal on 90

As we mentioned near the start of this review, 4K sources are not certain to go mainstream any time soon, or even at all. But as well as side-stepping this issue by delivering the best 3D and Blu-ray pictures we've seen, if there's one thing the 84X9005...