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Sony KD-55X8508

55" Active Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of the this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age. 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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Good Brand

Large TVs manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which are not 3D compatible, the KD-55X8508 is 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the 55PFK6510, or the 50PFK6510 both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-55CR850.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the KD-55X8508 has a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-55W755 (£599.99) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the Grundig 55 VLX 8481, or the Samsung UE55J6200 (£624.17) is also worth considering.

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Smart TV

The Sony KD-55X8508 is Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-55X8508 also are Smart TV.

If you want a TV that is Smart TV then you might also want to consider the UE60J6250 (£1,069.27), or the UE55J5570 both from Samsung or the Grundig 55 VLX 8481.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The KD-55X8508 is a two composite video in port TV.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,000 hertz, the KD-55X8508 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than a year. The motion interpolation frequencies of comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55X8508 range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Has One Screen Format Adjustment

The KD-55X8508 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most TVs of this type and age. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9 are also found on this TV.

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Has One Sound Mode

The KD-55X8508 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this Sony TV.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KD-55X8508 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE55JS8500 (£1,088.99).

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-55X8508 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KD-55X8508 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to consider including the LG 55EA975 (£1,120.00).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X8508

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KD-55X8508.

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this TV is A. The average 5 year running cost of the KD-55X8508 is £188 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 288 televisions of this age and spec.

Average Thickness

The KD-55X8508 has a fairly average thickness (60 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the TX-65CS620 (£595.00) (62mm), or the TX-65CX700 (£1,390.00) (61mm) both from Panasonic.

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Operating System Version
Operating System
Screen Mirroring
RMS Rated Power
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
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
Audio Out Port
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Video Format
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Wide Color Enhancer
Ambient Light Sensor
Face Detection
Screen Saving Function
Picture Processing Technology
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

Después de un tiempo utilizando la televisión Sony Bravia KD-55X8508C puedo decir que como pantalla 4K y sistema Android TV cumple sobradamente, la calidad de imagen y todas las posibilidades...

Rozdzielczo Ultra HD
Technologia Triluminos
Dodatkowy procesor obrazu ( 1)
Bardzo dobra jako obrazu
System dwiku ClearAudio
Dostpny w niewielu sklepach
Brak okularw 3D w zestawie
Wysoka cena
SoCsin aceleracin grfica en KODI
An no est disponible la opcin de grabacin por USB

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £184.27
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £187.31
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd55x8508, kd55x8508c, sony kd55x8508, sony kd55x8508c, sony kd55x8508cb, sony kd55x8508cba, sony kd55x8508cbae, sony kd55x8508cbaep
Barcodes 04548736002227

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