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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many televisions that were launched in the last year. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Alternative 4K Ultra HD televisions currently available that you might also want to look at include the UN55KU6500, or the UE55KU6510 (£899.00) both from Samsung which is cheaper.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Sony has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range.
Only Released Five Months Ago
Sony only released the KD-55SD8505 five months ago. Newer TVs like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
60 Hz Display Refresh Rate
This TV supports a 24 Hz|25 Hz|30 Hz|50 Hz|60 Hz display refresh rate, which is typical of many large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
The KD-55SD8505 is Smart TV. Most of the other latest large TVs also are Smart TV.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Smart TV televisions currently available including the Samsung UE65KU6000 (£999.97) which has a better Rating; or the LG 55UH850 (£950.00) which is cheaper.
The KD-55SD8505 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-55SD8505 also have a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 55UH850 (£950.00) which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE65KU6000 (£999.97) which has a better Rating.
Alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-58DX802B (£999.00).
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Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is a four HDMI port television.
2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 480i|480p|576i|576p|720p|1080p|2160p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most similar spec televisions that were launched in the last year have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the KD-55SD8505 which has three USB 2.0 ports.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequencies of large TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55SD8505 range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz. At 1,000 hertz, the KD-55SD8505 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55SD8505.
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Not 3D Compatible
The KD-55SD8505 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KD-55SD8505 are also not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the LG 55EG9109 or the LG 55UH850 (£950.00).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-55SD8505 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that were released in the last 12 months, the Sony KD-55SD8505 does not feature OLED technology.
Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the 55EG9109, or the 55EG910 (£1,115.00) both from LG which also has a higher rating.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KD-55SD8505 is more than most new large TVs. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most commonly found screen format adjustment found on large TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55SD8505.
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Only One RF Port
The KD-55SD8505 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55SD8505 have between one and two RF ports.
The thicknesses of latest TVs range from 17mm to 100mm. At 84 millimeters, the KD-55SD8505 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other new televisions.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the LG 55UF6807 (56.7mm and cheaper).
1 Other reason to consider the Sony KD-55SD8505
OK Running Costs
This TV has an efficiency rating of A. The average running cost of the KD-55SD8505 is £183 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 236 large TVs that have been available for the last year.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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