Sony KD XF9005 Owners and Discussion Thread

Mrhappy37

Active Member
Could you explain in more detail how this works please? I have mine plugged into a surge protected extension lead. What is a dedicated radial?
A dedicated radial circuit is wired direct from a consumer unit to a dedicated socket, using oversized cable. In my case I use 10mm twin and earth cable from a separate consumer unit into a double unswitched mk socket. This feeds my 65” xf tv and my humax pvr.

The idea was originally used for my hifi system where it gave a dramatic improvement in sound quality. It wasn’t until some time later that it occurred to me to try the tv. Im really glad I did as it had a similar effect on improving the tv performance.

Its an idea that is argued about long and hard on hifi forums, with some insisting it can’t possibly make any difference, and those like myself that have tried it and found it does make a difference.
 

LCDseeker

Well-known Member
A dedicated radial circuit is wired direct from a consumer unit to a dedicated socket, using oversized cable. In my case I use 10mm twin and earth cable from a separate consumer unit into a double unswitched mk socket. This feeds my 65” xf tv and my humax pvr.

The idea was originally used for my hifi system where it gave a dramatic improvement in sound quality. It wasn’t until some time later that it occurred to me to try the tv. Im really glad I did as it had a similar effect on improving the tv performance.

Its an idea that is argued about long and hard on hifi forums, with some insisting it can’t possibly make any difference, and those like myself that have tried it and found it does make a difference.
That's very interesting. Sadly can't afford to get that done for mine, but might try in my next house.
 

Khankat

Active Member
Hi Guys, I've looked through the thread and there is some useful info, which I think helps me, looking to perhaps take advantage of the Costco cheap deal, but concerned about a couple of things, reviews don't rate the speakers, I'm upgrading from a sony 50W829b which is known to have reviewed very very well back in the day and the speakers are fine, think the XF9005 sound would be much worse ? and the other thing has been much talked about, but I'm still not 100% sure what it means, full HDMI Ports only 2 and 3, I understand the bandwidth 60hz thing only on these 2 ports, but are we saying that SKY Q and a Fire-stick 4K, there is no advantage in putting these in Ports 2 and 3 because they wont be reaching these frame rates anyway ? 2 or 3 should be for my my PS4 Pro or PC ? But ports 1 and 4 I don't lose out on HDR or Dolby Vision or anything else? Am I upstanding this correctly ? Thanks in advance, any quick advice would be great, deal time running out I would imagine, :)
I find the sound adequate. It's perfectly legible. I have heard far worse. Some folk moan about the feet on this TV and some don't like the appearance of the back of the set. If they're staring at that, they're missing the picture!
 

Bat-man

Well-known Member
I have a Sony XF and have just got a Sony KDL-32WD751 to use as a computer monitor.
The remote control signals interfere with each other.
I have tried to find a solution but, as yet, have been unsuccessful.
Anyone got the answer please?
 

Metalex

Active Member
I have a Sony XF and have just got a Sony KDL-32WD751 to use as a computer monitor.
The remote control signals interfere with each other.
I have tried to find a solution but, as yet, have been unsuccessful.
Anyone got the answer please?
If you have a smartphone you could use the Sony remote app. It’s not as good as a real remote, but does the job.
 

Bat-man

Well-known Member
If you have a smartphone you could use the Sony remote app. It’s not as good as a real remote, but does the job.
Thanks but my partner wouldn't have a clue!
I have two Humax recorders and was able to change the transmitting 'code' so they didn't interfere with each other.
I change input on the XF and the same happens on the WD.
 

sehde2012

Standard Member
Hi LCDseeker

The pulse motion is slow like every two or three seconds. I spoke to Sony and they gave me instructions to reset my TV to default which I did. When I went to watch the Netflix program the pulse was not there. Last night it appeared again watching the same program (Iron Fist in Dolby Vision). Also, it said Dolby Atmos but my Pioneer 303 receiver only showed 5.1??? Any ideas. My receiver and TV are connected via HDMI with SYNC off on TV(HDMI 3, settings set to HDMI enhanced) and ARC enabled on receiver.
 

007L2Kill

Well-known Member
That's very interesting. Sadly can't afford to get that done for mine, but might try in my next house.
To add to this as some of you may know I have a electronic engineering background and I started as manly an electrician and I have the same as mrhappy37, 10mm wire to separate customer unit, the idea behind this is to stop interference from other sources and to lower resistance as I fitted mine some 20 years ago with 6 earth spikes to the back garden, this is for my home cinema system where most of my time I spend is tweaking etc…

Sadly, and not to disagree with mrhappy where there was a massive upgrade to audio I can’t say I noticed much on my Sony XF on picture, but I do have a custom built balanced transformer feeding my system and that did bring a slight improvement to the Sony, not night and day like for audio, but a nice little upgrade in less noise on the picture manly from the balanced mains rejecting RF incoming on the mains signals.

But after all that said, if you have 20/20 vision it may be different like most things in life, its best to try everything yourself:smashin:.
 

LCDseeker

Well-known Member
Hi LCDseeker

The pulse motion is slow like every two or three seconds. I spoke to Sony and they gave me instructions to reset my TV to default which I did. When I went to watch the Netflix program the pulse was not there. Last night it appeared again watching the same program (Iron Fist in Dolby Vision). Also, it said Dolby Atmos but my Pioneer 303 receiver only showed 5.1??? Any ideas. My receiver and TV are connected via HDMI with SYNC off on TV(HDMI 3, settings set to HDMI enhanced) and ARC enabled on receiver.
No idea sorry. I'll try and find time to watch some of it tomorrow and see if I can see it.
 

michaelgordon

Active Member
No problem.

If you want to improve the picture even more, try setting motionflow to custom, smoothness to 2 or 3, clearness 1 and film mode high.

Also are you connected to hdmi 2 or 3 with enhanced hdmi enabled? And also do you have 2160p output enabled on the Virgin V6 box?

Cheers.
I think i already have all that set. Cant be certain on the film mode, never really played with that setting much. I generally have this motion setting at 2 for everything except UHD Blu Ray playback which i have True Cinema. Never tried 3, does this not turn off the processing that i cant recall its name if not at 2 & 1?

All my V6 setting were right, enhanced on the TV, and even checked in the AV receiver thats why i was stumped and finally asked for help, in my head i had everything right.
 

Mallett94

Active Member
I think i already have all that set. Cant be certain on the film mode, never really played with that setting much. I generally have this motion setting at 2 for everything except UHD Blu Ray playback which i have True Cinema. Never tried 3, does this not turn off the processing that i cant recall its name if not at 2 & 1?

All my V6 setting were right, enhanced on the TV, and even checked in the AV receiver thats why i was stumped and finally asked for help, in my head i had everything right.
It's clearness on 1 which is the setting which activates X-motion Clarity.

I would leave Film mode on high at all times.

How do you find the BT Sport Ultimate channel vs the same match when on a regular BT Sport Hd channel? I've yet to actually see the BT Sport 4K channel on a 4K tv with my own eyes yet :(
 

Harry1986

Active Member
Hi been offered the Sony 49xg9005 for my faulty replacement TV. Is this worse than the xf9005? Looks like the 9505 has the better specs this year. The xg seems to only be 8.2bit but compared to the 10bit on xf also the contrast t isn't as good. Don't what know to do now.
 

LCDseeker

Well-known Member
Hi been offered the Sony 49xg9005 for my faulty replacement TV. Is this worse than the xf9005? Looks like the 9505 has the better specs this year. The xg seems to only be 8.2bit but compared to the 10bit on xf also the contrast t isn't as good. Don't what know to do now.
I'm not 100% on the differences. I thought they were very similar sets. If you're not happy with the exchange then I would politely push them for a full store credit and you can then go back and put it towards a new set.
 

Harry1986

Active Member
I'm not 100% on the differences. I thought they were very similar sets. If you're not happy with the exchange then I would politely push them for a full store credit and you can then go back and put it towards a new set.
Hi lcdseeker. Yeah I'm just worried I will notice the step backs from the xf9005 the xg has been reviewed in hardly any places. Even the engineer came to do the swap said he wasn't keen on it saying the colour is not as good and overall its a bit of step back. I guess store credit would be where I originally got it from? Also do they take into account I got an offer at the time? I'm also limited to options with a 49inch set.
 

michaelgordon

Active Member
It's clearness on 1 which is the setting which activates X-motion Clarity.

I would leave Film mode on high at all times.

How do you find the BT Sport Ultimate channel vs the same match when on a regular BT Sport Hd channel? I've yet to actually see the BT Sport 4K channel on a 4K tv with my own eyes yet :(
I am on film mode high same for my calibrated cinema pro (for me, my room by professional) settings. Put smooth on 3 for the match tonight will see how that looks.

For BT 4K I like it, seems brighter, sharper and that little bit better. Seems better than the 4k offerings from Netflix / Amazon but that just could be as its so colourful and bright on the sports pic, looks very similar using Cinema pro which is my viewing for everything not Football.
 

Mallett94

Active Member
I am on film mode high same for my calibrated cinema pro (for me, my room by professional) settings. Put smooth on 3 for the match tonight will see how that looks.

For BT 4K I like it, seems brighter, sharper and that little bit better. Seems better than the 4k offerings from Netflix / Amazon but that just could be as its so colourful and bright on the sports pic, looks very similar using Cinema pro which is my viewing for everything not Football.
How did you find having smoothness on 3 with clearness 1 film mode high in combination with a true 50fps source in the BT Sport Ultimate channel?

I reckon that must be the smoothest looking football match you have ever seen on a TV?! :D
 

LCDseeker

Well-known Member
Hi lcdseeker. Yeah I'm just worried I will notice the step backs from the xf9005 the xg has been reviewed in hardly any places. Even the engineer came to do the swap said he wasn't keen on it saying the colour is not as good and overall its a bit of step back. I guess store credit would be where I originally got it from? Also do they take into account I got an offer at the time? I'm also limited to options with a 49inch set.
I wouldn't trust a word some engineers say. The last one that visited me spouted all sorts of rubbish telling me Samsung's had the best motion and accurate colours etc etc.

You are limited if it has to be a 49" set. With a faulty Sony I had last year I was offered the latest model which was a step down so I asked for a store credit for the full amount. It does have to be the store you got your set from though. Ironically after spending a few weeks deciding I eventually bought a brand new set but the same as I would have got from Sony. But at least my 5 year warranty began again. If I were buying now I'd get a 55 LG C9. I'm all out of love for Sony as I'm on my fourth panel is just over 3 years.
 

Harry1986

Active Member
I wouldn't trust a word some engineers say. The last one that visited me spouted all sorts of rubbish telling me Samsung's had the best motion and accurate colours etc etc.

You are limited if it has to be a 49" set. With a faulty Sony I had last year I was offered the latest model which was a step down so I asked for a store credit for the full amount. It does have to be the store you got your set from though. Ironically after spending a few weeks deciding I eventually bought a brand new set but the same as I would have got from Sony. But at least my 5 year warranty began again. If I were buying now I'd get a 55 LG C9. I'm all out of love for Sony as I'm on my fourth panel is just over 3 years.
Thanks for the advice I think I'm gonna just risk the swap to the 49xg as I can't really get a different model only possible alternative would be the Samsung but that's only 60hz and is well overpriced. Fourth set ahh thats not good! Yeah the LG c9 looks great I just can't get a 55 inch in here will have eye strain lol
 

LCDseeker

Well-known Member
Thanks for the advice I think I'm gonna just risk the swap to the 49xg as I can't really get a different model only possible alternative would be the Samsung but that's only 60hz and is well overpriced. Fourth set ahh thats not good! Yeah the LG c9 looks great I just can't get a 55 inch in here will have eye strain lol
I'm confident you'll like the XG, and you are making a wise decision considering your options. I use to think the same as you about the 55" but couldn't go back to a smaller panel now. First world problems eh! lol
 

Mallett94

Active Member
Thanks for the advice I think I'm gonna just risk the swap to the 49xg as I can't really get a different model only possible alternative would be the Samsung but that's only 60hz and is well overpriced. Fourth set ahh thats not good! Yeah the LG c9 looks great I just can't get a 55 inch in here will have eye strain lol
I think you'll be absolutely fine with the 49XG :)
 

Harry1986

Active Member
I'm confident you'll like the XG, and you are making a wise decision considering your options. I use to think the same as you about the 55" but couldn't go back to a smaller panel now. First world problems eh! lol
yeah I'm still not 100 % with the choice.. I can dispute and say I'm not happy just if I get the store credit back will be the hassle with the delivery again of a new unit too. I'm also assuming the xg will be be a new unit compared to refurbished one I got sent. I am 6 feet away from the TV so 55 would be a over kill.. How far are you?
 

TwoJs

Distinguished Member
I wouldn't trust a word some engineers say. The last one that visited me spouted all sorts of rubbish telling me Samsung's had the best motion and accurate colours etc etc.

You are limited if it has to be a 49" set. With a faulty Sony I had last year I was offered the latest model which was a step down so I asked for a store credit for the full amount. It does have to be the store you got your set from though. Ironically after spending a few weeks deciding I eventually bought a brand new set but the same as I would have got from Sony. But at least my 5 year warranty began again. If I were buying now I'd get a 55 LG C9. I'm all out of love for Sony as I'm on my fourth panel is just over 3 years.
I was going to get a new set and had the 55XF9005 firmly in my head, your saying I should not bother and go with an OLED.
It does sound abit unlucky on having that many problems with a panel, I have a 55CX680B Panasonic currently had nearly 5 years and it's rock solid, just lacks HDR etc that's why I want a new TV lol
 

Mrhappy37

Active Member
yeah I'm still not 100 % with the choice.. I can dispute and say I'm not happy just if I get the store credit back will be the hassle with the delivery again of a new unit too. I'm also assuming the xg will be be a new unit compared to refurbished one I got sent. I am 6 feet away from the TV so 55 would be a over kill.. How far are you?
A friend of mine had a 49 and changed it for the 55. He sits around 6 foot from it and it looks awesome (no eye strain). In his room the 49 looked ok size wise but not really very impressive hence swapping out for a 55 within the 14 day return period. The 55 looks great in the room, its not too big and there are no problems watching it so close. Ive sat and watched it many times with him.
 

Harry1986

Active Member
A friend of mine had a 49 and changed it for the 55. He sits around 6 foot from it and it looks awesome (no eye strain). In his room the 49 looked ok size wise but not really very impressive hence swapping out for a 55 within the 14 day return period. The 55 looks great in the room, its not too big and there are no problems watching it so close. Ive sat and watched it many times with him.
Hi yeah I did have a old Samsung 55inch when I first moved in and just couldn't get use to it. Plus not sure if Sony would let me upgrade the size I mean the Sony xf9005 is still available to buy.. I think I'll just take the 49xg9005 and hope for the best.
 

Mallett94

Active Member
Hi yeah I did have a old Samsung 55inch when I first moved in and just couldn't get use to it. Plus not sure if Sony would let me upgrade the size I mean the Sony xf9005 is still available to buy.. I think I'll just take the 49xg9005 and hope for the best.
Remember that a 55 inch tv today wont look as big as a 55inch tv from back in the day because the bezels on decent tvs these days are so much smaller than in the past!
 

Trum

Novice Member
Good afternoon

I have revently purchased a Sony xf9005 to replace a Samsung ue48h6400 and upgraded Netflix to 4k.

I watched Annihilation again last night through the tv Netflix app and it looked terrible. Very dull, colours all washed out and muted. The TV switched to Dolby Vision automatically which changed the settings from standard and it instantly looked really poor.
I tried it on the old Samsung which is 1080p and it looks amazing real pop to the colours, bright without being too garish.
Ive tried adjusting various setting but the only thing that makes a difference is turning the colour up to 75 or above....
This is the same on the movie "Bright".

Any help would be much appreciated.

Tris
 

Mallett94

Active Member
I was going to get a new set and had the 55XF9005 firmly in my head, your saying I should not bother and go with an OLED.
It does sound abit unlucky on having that many problems with a panel, I have a 55CX680B Panasonic currently had nearly 5 years and it's rock solid, just lacks HDR etc that's why I want a new TV lol
The XF90 is still a quality TV if you can get your hands on one brand new with 5/6 year warranty. If not then may as well plump for the XG9505 instead.
 

Mallett94

Active Member
Good afternoon

I have revently purchased a Sony xf9005 to replace a Samsung ue48h6400 and upgraded Netflix to 4k.

I watched Annihilation again last night through the tv Netflix app and it looked terrible. Very dull, colours all washed out and muted. The TV switched to Dolby Vision automatically which changed the settings from standard and it instantly looked really poor.
I tried it on the old Samsung which is 1080p and it looks amazing real pop to the colours, bright without being too garish.
Ive tried adjusting various setting but the only thing that makes a difference is turning the colour up to 75 or above....
This is the same on the movie "Bright".

Any help would be much appreciated.

Tris
Find attached some base settings to start with and then of course you can adjust to your preference => Sony KD XF9005 Owners and Discussion Thread

Bear in mind that many people on this forum aim to get their settings done in such a way as to view content 'as the director intended'. There is a very real possibility here that on your previous TV you don't have you picture settings set up in this way, potentially you have them set more along the lines of Vivid as you would see in a TV shop.

Perhaps you like these Vivid type settings and have become used to that being 'normal' and this is what you like, however the settings in the post linked above are aimed at getting the TV to reproduce images in the most faithful way possible.

Also check you have updated the TV to the latest firmware and that your built-in netflix app has been updated to the latest version too.

Hope this helps somewhat.
 

Harry1986

Active Member
The XF90 is still a quality TV if you can get your hands on one brand new with 5/6 year warranty. If not then may as well plump for the XG9505 instead.
Yeah true I just don't know what Sony will say. Surely if I don't take the 49xg9005 and they say I can't get the xf9005 55 inch or pay some more for the 9505xg I could go bk to the 49xg can they offer me worse quality...
 

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