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55" Active Jun 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 19 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony television is 89%.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

On average Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all televisions manufactured by Sony.

3D Compatible

The KD-55S8005 is 3D compatible. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55S8005 are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price], or the UE55JS8000[pl_3021523_price] both from Samsung.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the LG 55UX960[plb_3386981_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price], or the UE55JS8000[pl_3021523_price] both from Samsung.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE48JU6740[plb_2858230_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-55S8005, the KD-55S8005 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE55JS8000[pl_3021523_price], or the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price] both from Samsung.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE48JU6740[plb_2858230_price] is also worth considering.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 480i|1080i|480p|1080p|2160p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Sony KD-55S8005 is a two composite video in port TV.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The KD-55S8005 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-55S8005 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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3 MHL Version

The KD-55S8005 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most televisions of this age and type.

This TV's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55S8005.

A 1.3 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version amongst comparable types of TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KD-55S8005 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than a year. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55S8005, the Sony KD-55S8005 does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE55JU6510[plb_2827581_price]; or the Samsung UE55JS8500[plb_2828885_price].

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year, the KD-55S8005 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Features One App

The KD-55S8005 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV features a Samsung Smart View app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55S8005.

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Only One RF Port

Most TVs of this spec and age have between one and three RF ports, including the KD-55S8005 which has one RF port.

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Very Thick

The thicknesses of similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-55S8005 range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. The thickness of the KD-55S8005 of 99 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55S8005.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Sony KD-65X8509[plb_2796451_price] (78mm and cheaper); or the Sony KD-55X9305[plb_2834289_price] (90mm and higher rated), or the Samsung UE55JS8500[plb_2828885_price] (91.5mm and higher rated).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55S8005

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 TVs of this age and spec. 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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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KD-55S8005.

OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the KD-55S8005 has an average 5 year running cost of £185 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 435 televisions of this type and age.

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Specification

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HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
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Motion Interpolation Technology
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Video Mode
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Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
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TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Operating System
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Parental Controls
24p Playback
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Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Manual
Quick Installation Guide
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 2 January 2016 by Chris
Chris would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

It is perfect quality design sound five stars all round...

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

Good TV to by Sony Curved screen 4K, Android TV money more...

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Kaf59Kevin
Kaf59Kevin would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

Nice curved TV great brillent picture & sound & nice 3D picture plus you have twin tuners & sat...

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by Bigdish
Bigdish would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

Awesome piece of kit, simple set up, wonderful pictures, looks great even when it;s switched off, I love it...

Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Sam777
Sam777 would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

I bought this month ago still happy with the purchase...

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Patsy1
Patsy1 would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

The picture quality is fantastic,and it is very easy to set up...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Learner
Learner would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

All working fine. A bit complicated but we will get used to it...

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Aik1

No doubt a beautiful TV, love the gentle curve and picture quality. The kids are also enjoying the built in games. BUT I had higher expectations. Initially I was delighted it had built in FreeSat... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Electcetra
Electcetra would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

I can't find fault in the TV. Lives up to all expectations and then some. What let's it down is there is no manual to explain all the optional settings. Online help is available and indeed helpful... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Wozzle
Wozzle would recommend the Sony KD55S8005C

I have had this tv for about a month now and am sooooo impressed with everything. I am not a techno expert but I know what I like. The aesthetics of the tv are lovely (and so pleases my partner... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £181.07
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £184.11
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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