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Sony KD-55X8508
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Sony KD-55X8508

55" Active Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
Enter a world of 4K entertainment The world of 4K right in front of you: Take your viewing into an exciting new era. 4K images contain over 8 million individual pixels - that's four times more... More
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

On average Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs manufactured by Sony.

3D Compatible

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

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible televisions and we think because of it's better review score, the UE55JU7502[pl_2841301_price], the UE65JS9502[pl_2841304_price], and the UE65JU7090[pl_2835404_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year, the KD-55X8508 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the UE40JU6580[pl_3113045_price], or the UE55JU7502[pl_2841301_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-50CXW684[plb_2965714_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-55X8508 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions that were released more than a year ago also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55JU6770[plb_2854888_price], the Grundig 55 VLX 8481[plb_2865483_price], and the Thomson 55UA6406[plb_3090701_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year only have one composite video in port, however the KD-55X8508 has two composite video in ports.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KD-55X8508 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Movie, Personal, Photo, Standard and Vivid are also found on this television.

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4 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This television received a score of 67% from TV expert review site

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-55X8508, the KD-55X8508 does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the LG 105UC9[plb_2828825_price], or the Samsung UE55JU7580[plb_3029503_price].

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-55X8508 do not feature OLED technology. The KD-55X8508 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EG9609[pl_2899573_price], the 65EG9609[pl_2938944_price], or the 65EF9509[pl_3048925_price] all from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The KD-55X8508 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X8508

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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-55X8508.

Average Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the KD-55X8508 is typical compared to the other 435 TVs of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KD-55X8508 will cost £188 over 5 years to run.


Average Thickness

At 60 millimeters, the KD-55X8508 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-55X8508.

There are a number of alternative 60mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to look at including the KD-49X8309[pl_2805016_price], the KD-49X8305[pl_2796114_price], or the KD-49X8308[pl_2805013_price] all from Sony which has better reviews.

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
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
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

17 November 2015

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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Energy Rating
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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