The Sony KD55XF9005 : what is this mid-range worth ?

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Sony KD55XF9005

Sony KD55XF9005 : the new Ultra HD 4K

A good mid-range television. This is how we can introduce the Sony KD55XF9005.
First, the size : 55 inches on this device.
We are looking at a very imposing television. You won’t move it every now and then.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

KD55XF9005 from Sony – Design

The Sony KD55XF9005 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this KD55XF9005. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
The Sony KD55XF9005 is quite standard, flat.
With its screen surface of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, Sony has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the KD55XF9005, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The charm of the KD55XF9005 is undoubtedly its technology Slim Metal Design.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

TV screen presentation Sony KD55XF9005

The display of this KD55XF9005 is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
Sony remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image.
This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. Sony presents this KD55XF9005 with a screen of 55 inches; this television is positioned in the segment of large models. In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Designed with a frequency of 120 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
In addition, Sony has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the KD55XF9005 Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

The sound of the Sony KD55XF9005

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however Sony has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles with 10 W at output.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

The Intelligent aspect of the Sony KD55XF9005

On the software side, the Sony KD55XF9005 is equipped with the operating system Android 7.0 Nougat; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV KD55XF9005 is communicating.

The connection system of the Sony KD55XF9005

This television Sony KD55XF9005 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

It is with 11 possible connections that this KD55XF9005 is presented. The Sony KD55XF9005 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

KD55XF9005 from Sony – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 122.8 cm x 70.6 cm x 6.9 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 120
Sound power 10
Smart TV Android 7.0 Nougat
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 246 W

KD55XF9005 from Sony – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
The choice of Sony to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the KD55XF9005, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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