Seem’s a good tv although it runs a bit slower (seems to be a lag in pressing controller button to action being taken) than my old panasonic.
Great picture and easy to setup.
Watched a 1080p movie from netflix and it looks so much better on this tv, then any other tv i have. 4k content looks unreal, best purchase i’ve made in a long time. Only bad thing i don’t like is the ‘discover’ button on the remote i find my self accidentally hitting it alot.
I’d like to start this review by mentioning that i am no television expert – i have very little knowledge of how tv’s work and will keep this review simple. I decided to purchase myself the sony bravia kd49xd7005 as an early christmas treat to myself and so far i am fairly pleased. The quality of the picture is really nice, i will be forever glad that i am able to watch the new planet earth 2 episodes on the ‘big screen’. I have noticed that the tv can often lag whilst loading netflix or even turning down the volume, this can sometimes be a 5-6 second delay in actually reacting to the button press. I am unsure as to why this is as my internet connection is fairly stable and adjusting the volume would require an internet connecting – right?setting up the television was pretty easy as i had a pair of hands to help me, however, the instruction manual was more complicated than it needed to be. I also found it fairly frustrating to set up the freeview tv channels – i swapped this tv with a samsung 32′ smart tv and set up the tv channels in seconds. The sony bravia took me a couple of days to fully set up the tv channels and i couldn’t tell you how i done it as i was hitting every button and hoping for the best. (again, i am not the most tech savvy guy)if you are looking for a christmas treat or simply upgrading i would recommend this product. It has a lovely picture quality for the price tag and it’s also a very nice and sleek design. Drawbacks would be the lag and the unnecessary complications of the set up manual.
I rarely leave reviews but i’m so impressed with this tv it’s worth it. I’ve had a few smart tv’s up until now (namely samsung) but i think android is the way to go. The way sony have integrated it into this tv is damn near perfect for my usage. Out of the box it’s functional and pretty much has everything you need installed and ready to go. But with a few tweaks, with kodi, plex, twitch and other apps easily installed it’s like a 49′ pc/phone, but with added 4k goodness. The screen image is crisp and clear and the sound is very good, so much so that no (for me anyway) additional speaker out is needed. It’s bassy and background sounds are clear but not loud that it drowns out the speech/voices. I would highly recommend this tv for the money.
A great tv at a great price. Standard definition programming looks relatively poor due to the size of the screen, but hd material is wonderful and 4k stuff is just eye-popping. Audio is functional but the set deserves to be paired with an external sound system to do the picture justice. We have a simple stereo amp and speakers hooked up and it results in a great audio-visual experience. We can hardly believe we got so much telly for this price.
- Good value TV has great picture but poor black levels
- Seem’s a good TV although it runs a bit slower (seems to
- Five Stars
Great tv, very happy with it.
Except for the very poor users manual. However, i had fun setting it up myself although this took a couple of hours. The only slight downside is the sound is not brilliant but perfectly adequate for a modern flat screen. A sound bar should be considered. I now see its £50 cheaper than the £599 i paid for it.
Fantastic picture quality and acceptable sound, let down by dreadful software. The tv is advertised as being able to record to an external hard disk, but this functionality is disabled if you use the supplied youview software. Disable that and you can record, but then you can’t access channel 4 and 5 on-demand services. Someone is asleep at the wheel at sony. And the mains lead is too short for wall mounting and is not removable. A real shame as this is otherwise a great tv.
For those of you struggling to enable the 4k setting on the tv click the ‘home’ button on the remote control, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the ‘settings’ tab. Once in that screen go to ‘external inputs’. From there scroll down to ‘hdmi signal format’. Once in this screen you need to do two things, select ‘enhanced format’ but you will notice this option is only available in hdmi ports 2 & 3, i now suggest you switch off your ps4 pro device or other device you have connected to the tv. Using a 4k hdr cable plug in to hdmi ports 2 or 3 on your tv and then plug in to your device. Switch on both devices and you should now have 4k support on your tv.
Features of Sony Bravia KD65XD7505 65-Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart LED TV with Youview, Freeview HD (2016 Model) – Black
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- Android TV: All the personalisation, intelligence and entertainment of your smartphone on the big screen
- The clean and simple stand design adds class to any living space whilst hiding cables from view
- 4K High Dynamic Range: Enhanced contrast, real-life colours and high quality 4K detail
- 4K X-Reality Pro upscale every pixel for remarkable clarity With Sony 4K, everything you watch is amazingly realistic.
- Dynamic Contrast Enhancer – helps to create a vibrant picture with a wider range of peaks and darks.
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Discover the amazing world of Sony 4K
It’s the complete home entertainment experience. Discover brilliant Sony 4K picture quality plus a world of movies, TV shows, apps and more with Android TV.
The world of 4K right in front of you
Take your viewing experience to the next level. 4K images contain over eight million individual pixels – that’s four times more detail than Full HD. Immerse yourself in 4K movies and dramas from a huge choice of 4K content. And since the 4K BRAVIA series is also compatible with future 4K standards, you are ready for any new changes too.
4K X-Reality PRO: enhance every picture up to 4K
Discover a thrilling world of extraordinary clarity. Every single pixel is enhanced beautifully by Sony’s most powerful 4K picture processing technology ever. Individual parts of each scene are analysed and matched with a special image database that independently addresses texture, contrast, colour and edges. The difference is clear with supremely lifelike detail, whatever you’re watching.
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth (800Hz)
Enjoy smooth and sharp details even in fast-moving sequences with Motionflow XR. This innovative technology creates and inserts extra frames between the original ones. It compares key visual factors on successive frames, then calculates the split second of missing action in the sequences. Some models also include black-frame insertion for a blur-free and truly cinematic look.
BRAVIA meets Android TV
Your smart TV just got smarter. Think of all the stuff you love doing on your smartphone or tablet on the big, beautiful BRAVIA screen. The Sony Android TV lets you connect and enjoy any content, from apps to movies, between different Android devices – the simplest and easiest way ever.
Slim design for easier wall mounting
Slimline styling blends effortlessly into a living room, enabling easier mounting on a wall. The screen has a narrow frame, accented with aluminium and minimal bezels, so you can focus on your entertainment with near edge-to-edge pictures. It’s an ideal blend of form and function for an immersive entertainment experience.
Google Play: A world of content and apps
Discover movies and TV shows, games and much more from Google Play. Enjoy a huge and ever-growing choice of apps on your TV.
Google Cast: Plays nice with your other devices
BRAVIA is Google Cast ready so you can easily cast your favourite entertainment like YouTube from your personal device on to the stunning BRAVIA screen3. You can cast from Android, iOS, or your laptop.
Content Bar: find everything fast
The unobtrusive content bar quickly lets you find the movie, TV show or video you’re looking for. Call up the Content bar and you can keep watching, while you scan through live TV, videos on demand, downloaded TV shows and much more. You can even customise the content bar to show you the content you go to most often.
Made to listen: ClearAudio+
Make your listening as lifelike as your viewing. ClearAudio+ fine-tunes TV sound for an immersive experience that seems to surround you. Hear music, dialogue and surround effects with greater clarity and separation, whatever you’re watching.
Experience the best in 4K UHD picture quality
Sony’s range of 4K UHD TVs deliver stunning picture quality and are compatible with the Digital Europe UHD requirements.
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
Low-resolution Internet video, catch-up TV and other heavily compressed audio files don’t always sound so great. A large amount of information gets thrown away when digital audio is compressed. With Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology, lost frequency components (especially high frequencies) are restored for natural sound with a more spacious feel.
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I purchased sony kd-55xd7004 tv on a special offer, and would like to share my experiences with would be buyers. Designfirstly, the design is very good , almost consisting of having no bezel and the full screen is visible. The bezel is made of black plastic surround looking almost aluminium giving it a premium appearance. Picture qualitywhen comparing the picture quality i will compare this tvs picture to my previous tv a sony ex524 which it replaces, and also a w705 and 48wd653 which are currently in use. Please note i already own a sony x830 4k tv which i have reviewed and is very similar to the xd7004. The picture has a lot more definition and clarity than my ex524 very vibrant, but the colours look more realistic and definitely sharper. Standard definition upscaling is very good, some tv broadcasts such a bbc1 almost looks hd. When comparing to the w705 and w605 there is not much difference in sd , but in hd there is lot more detail and noticeable clarity. This tv has the new 4k x reality processor and it seems to improve on the previous x reality pro chip, that sony has been using for the last 3 years. In terms of picture quality this tv sets the bar quite high.
This is a stunning tv, and well-worth the mark-up over similar sized models from lesser brands, because of the build, and image quality. The colours are vibrant, with deep, solid blacks, and the image is as crisp as you would expect. There is enough connectivity for a console, apple tv or similar and external player, and the remote control is easy to use. Of course the sound from tv’s like this isn’t exactly rich or powerful, but it isn’t the worst sound i’ve heard from a tv of this size, and more than adequate for normal tv/movie watching. Those requiring an immersive experience should look to add a sound bar or similar.
Great television and good picture from hd and 4k source.
This is agreat tv which i am happy to recommend.
Great tv, only cons found yet is the system sometimes performs slow.
Just wish it reacted a bit faster. Very hard to channel hop and switch inputs.
Android TV: All the personalisation, intelligence and entertainment of your smartphone on the big screen
Simply the best tv everylook no further, thats why amerzon have sold outlook no furtherthats why amazon have sold out of this sony model and there is a waiting listits speaks for its selfwhy spend more?simply the best tv value ever.
The inclusion of android makes it giant 55′ tablet with all features of android available at the click of a button. Picture quality is superb as it is sony after all.
I am very happy with this television my grandson give me a helping hand to set it up.
This tv is a well-specified big-screen budget tv. It has a lovely picture (once you dial-down the factory settings and turn some of the more intrusive digital smoothing controls off). It is full 4k with hdr and is very impressive whether watching source material in 4k or hd. It does a really good job of up-scaling hd – i noticed pin-sharp resolution on the edges of the black letterbox bars at the top and bottom of a 1:2. 35 widescreen blu-ray, a real improvement that is clearly visible. In fact it’s very difficult to detect whether you are watching hd or 4k, although a particularly well shot scene or close-up may really pop, alerting you to the fact you are watching 4k (and, of course, it depends upon how close to the tv you are sitting). The big let-down here are the black levels which is clearly where the money has been saved. Compared to my five-year-old mid-range sony tv, i immediately noticed that black levels are not as good causing immediate disappointment. There is a digital control you can use to improve blacks which works well but this feature produces a very annoying affect where the picture struggles for a split second to find the right level when cutting from a very light to very dark image. This is exaggerated when watching subtitles which often has bright white text against a dark background and makes the tv unwatchable.
Fantastic addition to our boardroom here at work, cant fault the product at all.
Was going to purchase this tv, either the 55′ or the 65′ and decided to do some digging about this 2 models and explain some concepts that are misleading for the consumer in all the tv brands nowadays, that requires research to fully understand this concepts, putting it somewhat resumed;main thing people need to be aware nowadays is the wrong publicity of what is hdr and if the tv accurately reproduces its content, just so you know, for a tv to display hdr content correctly, the minimum requirement that a tv needs to have are:1. Peak brightness above 500 nits for an ok to good hdr experience or peak brightness around 1000 nits for a full hdr content;2. Colour gamut of at least a 8 bit colour display with frc (frc is a technology that allows a 8 bit colour display to emulate a 10 bit colour display), or even better a real 10 bit or 12 bit colour display (but lets ignore those because their prices are for someone who have a really good wallet, and are the ones that should give you full hdr content);note: 8 bit colour: 16,777,216 colours (24 bits: 8 red, 8 green, 8 blue). Note: 8 bit + frc and 10 bit colours: 1,073,741,824 colours (30 bits: 10 red, 10 green, 10 blue). I’m just explaining this because most of the cheapest models of the tv brands say they have hdr, just really don’t have it, which i believe its false advertising for the consumer and a really set back when you think you are really buying a good tv with all the goodies for a good price. Putting this way, you think you bought a ferrari, but you were given a fiat with the looks of a ferrari. So basically, if you buy a 8 bit tv that says it reproduces hdr, this is a lie and you don’t even need to care about brightness in that tv, simple because it doesn’t have a display that can reproduce all the hdr colours. Example: 55′ samsung ue55ku6400 or any 6000 samsung (2016 tv series). Now lets go to the brightness, although to have a full hdr experience, the tv display needs at least 1000 nits of peak brightness, you can still enjoy a good hdr experience if the tv display reaches half that value, 500 nits, off course you wont have the full hdr experience, but the price difference between the models are something to take in consideration. Bellow 450 nits of peak brightness in a tv, the hdr experience isn’t going to be noticeable at all and will come blurred and with fake colours in the display.
The clean and simple stand design adds class to any living space whilst hiding cables from view
Arrived before expect and was very excited receiving the tv, was hard to get out off the box as it was my 1st tv i’d ever brought for myself and set up. However it was easy to apply the stand and looks great in my bedroom. Only troubles ive had with the tv are occasionally when i’m playing xbox or something for a while the tv will change channel and show me a advert for a movie from google not sure how to stop this?. But it’s annoying i don’t want ads on my tv let alone through playing games. Had some trouble with my ariel as well and receiving channels but i think that’s a problem with in the ariel. Over all a great tv the picture is vibrant and beautiful and i got everything i wanted within a sony tv for a cheap price.
Sony appear to have stopped making the 55′ model, when you check their website for details about when they will be adding hdr there is no information in regards to this, i have a sony bravo full hd tv that i purchased 3 years ago and the picture on the older television is far superior, very disappointed, contacted sony about hdr and got no reply. I have today 10/11/2016 received an email from sony stating the following: – thank you for contacting sony support regarding the hdr feature on your sony kd-55xd7005. With reference to your enquiry, please note that your sony tv is not within the hdr supported models. Also, please note that the hdr feature is not released through firmware update. With reference to the compensation, on this occasion and in view of your particular case, based on the supplied information, sadly we are unable to offer goodwill. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reply to this email. Yours sincerely,mennasony supportupdate from sony 11/11/2016 thank you for your recent email. Please accept our sincere apologies for the unintended inconvenience. Please disregard the previous email.
**** overview ****setting the scene. Well, being a man of tech, and recently moving homes with the girlfriend i had a strange empty feeling when sitting in my living room when watching my 32′ lg lcd tv. A feeling that something was missing, that the room was feeling too big and the wall too bare. The girlfriend mentions something about buying lamps or maybe a picture for the wall to fill it up, but i knew deep down there was only one thing which was going to do the job. but seeing as people now look at others strange when they buy tvs which aren’t smart and at least 49′ inches then i felt i had to conform to the new popular way of thinking. When i arrived at pc world, i was having a toss up in my brain between the sony or samsung, and when i compared the two tvs next to each other it was clear the sony was the superior tv, also bought a sony sound bar because let’s be fair. In for a penny, in for a pound. **** pros ***** initial set up of the tv is pretty easy, it’s basically a computer with a huge screen, takes a short while to boot up and then the android system kicks in and you’re away. * i bought the 49′ version of this tv, in hindsight i wish i had the 55′. I think this is down to greed, because my girlfriend has still managed to squeeze a lamp to the side of the tv, so clearly didn’t buy a big enough tv. We installed the premium version of netflix which shows 4k content and the picture shows up fantastic. * the android system is very easy to navigate, it also have sports setting so football doesn’t get jittery, different viewing modes for cinema and normal tv.
4K High Dynamic Range: Enhanced contrast, real-life colours and high quality 4K detail
4K X-Reality Pro upscale every pixel for remarkable clarity With Sony 4K, everything you watch is amazingly realistic.