Sony Bravia KD55XD9305BU Review


Sony Bravia KD55XD9305BU
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Spectacular
£1999

  • Sony Bravia KD55XD9305BU
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  • Last modified: October 14, 2016
  • Picture Quality
    Editor: 97%
  • Sound Quality
    Editor: 89%
  • Features
    Editor: 92%
  • Connectivity
    Editor: 95%
  • Design
    Editor: 93%
  • Value
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

If you want a 55-inch TV that goes big in just about every way, then the Sony Bravia KD55XD9305BUis a model that can meet your needs. The viewing experience on this 4k resolution set is outstanding and it is hits the new HDR standard. Beyond the great picture quality, you also have great features like 3D viewing and a Smart TV experiences that will provide a vast array of entertainment options.

For the ultimate in high definition entertainment, you need a TV with 4k picture resolution and the Sony Bravia KD55XD9305BU is one of the best in this class so far. With this model, you get the UHD screen for an awesome picture quality, Smart TV features powered by Android and a bunch of great features that help to make this one of the most impressive TVs that you will find on the current market.

The picture quality on this 55-inch TV is phenomenal. It has a screen with 4k resolution and it meets the new standards for high dynamic range technology. With a TV that has HDR, you get the widest selection of colours and a contrast ratio that ensures deep blacks and high brightness. Great detail, great colour reproduction and image processing that can deliver smooth motion for any scene.

Unlike many of the modern HD TVs, this model provides a sound experience that is pretty good. It has four 7.5W speakers that deliver a good amount of volume and the sound has nice range and depth for an onboard system. Of course, you could do better with an external speaker system, but the need isn’t nearly as pressing with this model. Additionally, this TV is compatible with Sony’s wireless subwoofer, so you can add some serious punch to the audio experience without having to install an entire sound system.

The KD55XD9305BU is truly remarkable when it comes to the features. The screen offers active 3D viewing and it comes with a ton of options for entertainment. It has dual built-in tuners with the Freeview HD and the YouView already included. Then you have the Android TV setup for a Smart TV experience that is extremely versatile. In addition to this, you have playback and record from USB and you can screen mirror from phones and tablets through Google Cast.

Using the Android operating system, the Sony KD55XD9305BU comes with great Smart features. It has a custom homepage, TV catch-up for all of the most popular channels, 4k streaming through Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, a full internet browser and access to a wide selection of apps through the Google Play Store.

When it comes to connectivity, this model scores really well. To start, you have 4 HDMI ports. This should be more than enough for connecting all of your components. In addition to that, you have connections for component input, composite input, 3 USB ports, a digital audio out, a SCART plug and an output for headphones. For internet connectivity, the user has the choice of connecting through the provided Ethernet port or connecting wirelessly to their home network.

For the most part, this TV is easy to use and easy to install. However, it is a rather sophisticated piece of electronics and it will take some users a little time to get familiar with all of the features. After you have spent some time with it, there will be no problems, but there is a lot of stuff that the user has to get used to managing.

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Pros

4k Ultra HD viewing
HDR compatible
Dynamic backlight control
4k X-Reality Pro picture engine
Motionflow XR 1000 Hz
Active 3D viewing
4k Upscaling
Smart TV with Android
Voice controls
Google Cast for screen mirroring
USB playback and record
4 HDMI ports (one with ARC)
3 USB ports
Freeview HD tuner
YouView tuner
Electronic programme guide
Dolby Digital Sound and DTS
Comes with Smart remote
Compatible with TV SideView remote app

Cons

Does not come with the 3D glasses

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