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Sony KD-49XE9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 512 reviews of Sony KD-49XE9005. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the tuner and energy efficiency get negative comments.

image quality, usability, sound, price, size

reliability, energy, tuner

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KD-49XE9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KD-49XE9005 review


Spend a bit of time getting the set-up right, and you'll be rewarded with a 4K gem that excels at any resolution...

Vivid colours ; Sharp detail ; Dynamic sound ; Range of streaming services

Nothing of note

Sony’s audio-visual prowess comes forth once again with this 4K HDR television

Mar, 2017

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Sony Bravia KD-49XE9005 review


Can't stretch to an OLED? This 4K Sony is the answer

Great picture quality ; Bombastic sound ; Tidy design

Android TV is so-so

An awesome 4K TV and the best OLED alternative that you can buy

Jul, 2017

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Sony KD49XE9005BU review

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The high-end Sony KD49XE9005BU comes kitted out with a 49-inch 4K Ultra-HD and High Dynamic Range screen and Android TV, the smart TV platform developed by Google. Promising an 'amazingly lifelike picture', is the Sony all that it says it is? Find out...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

Great gaming TV


I got this to replace a nearly 10 year old LCD TV. Picture quality, HDR and gaming input lag/responsiveness all great. Works very well with PS4 Pro. Also very good for TV / movies. My only complaint is the Android OS which is fairly sluggish at times.

Apr, 2018

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Stunning picture and sound


Brilliant picture from HD and even SD is acceptable. The sound is also excellent. Just be aware that you cannot tune in to Satellite channels as well as Youview channels. You have to disable YouView first. Something to do with YouView T&Cs. The Sony...

Apr, 2018

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Super Sony


I have been using this for 4 weeks now and am impressed. We went from a 12 year old 32 inch Bravia to this so we would expect to impressed but it has exceeded expectation with its picture quality. The sound is even pretty good and I am not rushing out...

Apr, 2018

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Excellent Tv for gaming/PS Pro


This is a great tv. It's especially good for gaming. It works great with the ps pro and the HDR effects are truly great, Shadow of the Colossus looks amazing! However, the settings to enable the full resolution are a bit difficult to find in the menus....

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Good TV with a few niggles


Bought this model having read good reviews online. Buying Experience: Though advertised by at PC World at £100 cheaper and available to buy online, they had no stock in store so the Richer Sounds staff would not match the price. They had offered...

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Great picture quality


Television looks great ,smart stand not to big to fit on cabinet

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Everything you could want from a tv!


Great service from Richer Sounds. Beautiful TV, easy to set up and a stunning picture!

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus / DTS Digital Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Game, Movie, Music, Sports


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Energy Star certified:Y
Wi-Fi certified:Y


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Heavy metals free:Pb (lead)


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:124.5
Display diagonal (metric):123
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Direct-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1000
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080p


On/off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200

Management features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BOS, BUL, Cat, CRO, CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, FIN, French, GRE, HEB, HUN, Italian, KAZ, LAT, LIT, MAC, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWA, SWE, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep timer:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Movie, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HID,HOGP,SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Web Browser:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Quick start guide:Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,ASF,FLAC,MP3,MP4,WAV,WMA
Hard Drive Capacity:16
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Light sensor:Y
Local Dimming:Y
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Subtitles function:Y
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y
USB Recording:Y
Video compression formats:HEVC
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface (CI):N
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1 / 2
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub):N
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual energy consumption:141
Energy efficiency class:B
Energy saving mode:Y
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):102

Smart TV

App store:Google Play Store
Internet TV:N / Y
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y
Video apps:NetFlix,YouTube

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play
LED Backlight:Y
Light sensor:Y
Power save mode:Y

TV tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL BG,PAL DK,PAL I,SECAM B/G
Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of Tuners:3
Triple tuner:Y
Tuner type:Analog & Digital
Twin Tuner:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):236
Height :631
Height (with stand):685
Package weight:20
Weight with stand:13.8
Width (with stand):1093