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Review: Sony BRAVIA KD55XH9005BU Smart LED Android TV YouView

Enjoy the cinematic high contrast and details with the Sony BRAVIA BRAVIA KD-55XH9005BU Full array LED TV.

The full array LED backlighting with X-Tended Dynamic Range offers a cinematic contrast
The Sony Bravia KD-55XH9005BU uses a full array LED backlight with ultra-dens structure for a bright and even backlight This maximum level of brightness control increases contrast levels, giving deeper blacks, dazzling whites and a truer color between. X-Tended Dynamic Range controls brightness and contrast within areas, giving optimal realism and a realistic image.

Get the best out of Netflix with Netflix’s calibrated mode
If you’re a movie fan and are using Netflix, you’ll love Netflix’s calibrated mode. This setting ignores many of the TV processors, offering an image much closer to how the director was originally expected.

Softer images with X-Motion Clarity
The clarity of Sony’s X motion with a 100Hz native panel uses the LED panel’s full matrix attenuation technology to provide smoother, brighter images. By controlling the backlight more accurately, this 55-inch Sony TV offers more realism, especially with action movies and fast-moving sports.Sony BRAVIA KD-55XH9005BU Full-Array LED TV

X1 processor – the power behind the image
Sony’s X1 processor is your premium processor, designed to get the best out of all images. The processor helps to increase contrast, detail and color. Every aspect of the image relies on this powerful processor for a more natural and attractive image.

HDR support, including Dolby Vision
HDR maximizes image quality, bringing details to the darker areas of the image, as well as making the overall image more realistic than ever. In addition to THE HDR10 and HLG formats, Sony also supports Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision optimizes HDR to simply provide the sharpest and most accurate images possible. Largely an industry standard, Dolby Vision continually adjusts the image for the most remarkable realism.

Smart Android TV
Sony’s Android system, which brings together photos, music, movies, the Internet and apps, makes it easy to access a wide range of entertainment. The Android platform brings more apps than any other smart TV platform, which means you have the widest selection of smart TVs possible.

TV voice control
With the built-in Google Assistant, this Sony Bravia KD-55XH9005BU TV effortlessly becomes part of your home Google/Android network. If you prefer to use a different platform, Sony is also supported. Apple AirPlay and Homekit support lets you integrate with your Apple system. Support for Amazon Alexa devices also means that you can voice control through your existing Alexa device.

YouView and Freesat make your TV subscription easier
YouView is a perfect innovation that brings together live and on-demand television in a simple and intuitive way. The simple menu page allows you to easily find live or catch up programs, without having to open separate applications. Freesat also offers an easy-access subscription-free TV. The difference with Freesat is that it uses a satellite dish instead of a conventional antenna, so it’s ideal for anyone who already has a dish. (Freesat expires at the end of 2020 through the software update).Sony BRAVIA KD-55XH9005BU Full-Array LED TV

Stylish Sony style
With its thin aluminum bezel, this Sony Bravia KD-55XH9005BU TV looks as stylish and timeless as you’d expect from a BRAVIA design. Elegant legs not only provide stable support, but also have convenient integrated cable management.Photo:Sony

Tune in to a more natural image and full array LED backlighting with the Sony BRAVIA KD-55XH9005BU.

Brand Sony
4K Ultra HD Yes
HDR Yes
BBC iPlayer Yes
Screen Size 55
Motion Processing X-Motion Clarity
LED Backlight LED – Full Array
Power Consumption- Normal Use 116
Stand Yes – Fixed
Wall Mount Required VESA – 300 x 300
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Local Dimming Yes – Full Array
Camera No
Gesture Control No
Packaging Dimensions WxHxD 1348 x 833 x 160
Netflix 4K Streaming Yes
Power Consumption – Annual 161
Maximum Stand Width (mm) 1053
Panel Bit Depth 10 bit
HDR Format Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Analogue Tuner Yes
USB Video Playback Yes
USB Recording Yes (Not compatible with YouView)
Headphone Socket Yes
Wireless Connection Yes
Full Web Browser Yes
Power Consumption – Standby 0.5
ARC – Audio Return Channel Yes – eARC
Touch Screen No
Voice Activated TV Yes
Quad Core Processor Yes
Twin Tuners Yes
HDMI 2.0 Yes
Screen Resolution 4k_ultra_hd
Panel Frequency (Hz) 100Hz
Digital Audio Output Yes – Optical
USB 3
Weight (KG) 16.5/17.5 (Without/With Stand)
Component No
Remote Control yes
Smartphone control Yes
HDMI 4_HDCP2_2_4
Pixel Resolution 3840 x 2160
Scart Sockets No
Speakers Yes
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD (mm) 1231 x 710 x 70
Dimensions including stand WxHxD (mm) 1231 x 780 x 338
Price:£999