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Sony FWD-55X8500

Sony FWD-55X8500

55" Active Oct 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
With 16:9 4K resolution, the FWD-55X8500P produces over 8 megapixels (four times the resolution of Full HD) for an incredible level of depth, quality and realism. Ideal for business, retail and... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 1,507 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other brands.

3D Compatible

The FWD-55X8500 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the FWD-55X8500.

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this television and we think the Sharp LC-60UD20[plb_2449248_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the FWD-55X8500, the Sony FWD-55X8500 has a WiFi connection.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The FWD-55X8500 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the televisions of a comparable age and spec to the FWD-55X8500. Most of the TVs of this spec and age only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Features One App

features one app

The Sony FWD-55X8500 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on TVs of a comparable age and type to the FWD-55X8500.

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Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the FWD-55X8500 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this Sony TV.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The FWD-55X8500 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the FWD-55X8500 which support smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-65AXW804[plb_2315311_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony FWD-55X8500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the FWD-55X8500 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the 65PUS9109[pl_2452813_price], or the 65PUS9809[pl_2436937_price] both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-65AXW804[plb_2315311_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the FWD-55X8500, the FWD-55X8500 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE55HU7200[plb_2432088_price] which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony FWD-55X8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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OK Running Costs

The FWD-55X8500 has an average 5 year running cost of £264 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 116 TVs of this type and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the FWD-55X8500.

Average Thickness

The FWD-55X8500 has a fairly typical thickness (59 millimeters) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
File System
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Included Power Cord
USB Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £261.19
Electricity cost when on standby £2.44
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Total running cost over 5 years £263.63
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony FWD-55X8500uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fwd55x8500, sony fwd55x8500p
Barcodes 05013493245631, 05711045827617

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