Sony KD-75XF9005 User Review

  • euclid
    Nice picture, slow platfrom
    Review of Sony KD-75XF9005 LED LCD TV by euclid, May 20, 2018.
    Bought to replace my plasma Panasonic TX-PR50VT20 and do not regret.
    Picture quality is great and no doubt is better. 4k vs 2k at the same distance but larger screen
    Still higher pixel density. Very good upscaling algorithms make me recheck some sources resolution :)
    Native 4k content is very clear. Difference between HDR and SDR is significant.
    Thanks to FALD, some light sources is hard to keep eye on them, like candle or fire, especially when watched in dark room. But we pay for that - you will see noticeable halo around any lit object in dark environment. Subtitles on dark scenes will illuminate big area around.
    Viewing angle is another my concern. My viewing distance is 3 meters, and I clearly see, that corners are darker when screen rendered by some uniform color background. Thought is matrix defect but when I move to reduce angle, respective corner becomes normal. It's hardly noticeable during normal watch but still.
    Now worst part - the platform. Sony didn't upgrade SOC and it is very old. One say it is 2012 or something! It has 100mbit network card and only 1 ports is USB3.0 which is only port supporting VCR function. Some 4k HDR high bitrate demos and movies go above 150mbit and you won`t be able to watch them using onboard players if VCR HDR is connected. WiFi is still option if you able to connect
    to 802.11ac access point at high stable speed.
    And the last but not least - THERE IS NO HDR support by Youtube and NO DOLBY VISION SUPPORT nor by builtin applications neither by HDMI
    This item was purchased from Sony online store in 2018. The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • FALD
    • Upscaling
    • Design
    • Colors

    Cons

    • Outdated SOC
    • Viewing angles
    • No Dolby Vision as promised
    • Light halo
    • Sound
    • Stand design

    Contrast/Dynamic Range/Black Level

    10

    Screen Uniformity

    10

    Colour Accuracy

    10

    Greyscale Accuracy

    10

    Video Processing

    10

    Picture Quality

    10

    SDR Picture Quality

    10

    HDR Picture Quality

    8

    Picture Quality Out-Of-The-Box

    9

    Sound Quality

    3

    Smart Features

    4

    Build Quality

    10

    Ease Of Use

    10

    Value for Money

    8

    Verdict

    7
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