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11 Reasons For
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs that were released around the same time as 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.
We compared this television to all the other 4K Ultra HD TVs and we think the LG 55UF8509 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Only Released Three Months Ago
This TV is one of the most recent televisions to be released.
Sony Has Good Television Reviews
Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sony also has good reviews for its large TVs.
Like most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55XD8005, the Sony KD-55XD8005 is Smart TV.
We compared all the other Smart TVs to this TV and we think cheaper televisions such as the Salora 55UHC9202 is also worth considering.
Televisions which are Smart TV that might also be worth looking at include the 60UH625 (£999.00), or the 60UH650 (£999.00) both from LG.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other similar spec televisions that were released in the last year, the KD-55XD8005 has a WiFi connection.
There are a number of alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper TVs such as the Salora 55UHC9202.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the 60UH625 (£999.00), or the 60UH650 (£999.00) both from LG is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this TV are LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.
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2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on recently released TVs.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KD-55XD8005 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.
Has One Smart Mode
The Sony KD-55XD8005 has a greater number of smart modes than most comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Animation|Cinema|Custom|Game|Graphics|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this TV.
The average weight of televisions that came out in the last 12 months is 21kg, and the weights range from 1.2kg to 44kg. The KD-55XD8005 is one of the lighter latest comparable spec TVs (only 14.7 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age.
With a thickness of only 44 millimeters, the Sony KD-55XD8005 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that came out in the last 12 months. Across all the TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55XD8005 the thicknesses range from 17mm to 100mm.
Other televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-58DX750 (£999.00) (41mm and cheaper).
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Most new large TVs are not 3D compatible. The Sony KD-55XD8005 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KD-55XD8005, the Sony KD-55XD8005 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55XD8005 do not feature OLED technology. The KD-55XD8005 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the 55EG910 (£1,115.00), the 55UF8509, or the 55EG9109 all from LG which also has a higher Rating.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The KD-55XD8005 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most latest large TVs. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9|Zoom are also found on this Sony television.
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Only One RF Port
The KD-55XD8005 is a one RF port television.
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Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A, and the KD-55XD8005 has an average 5 year running cost of £153 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 236 recently released large TVs.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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