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8 Reasons For
A Best Selling TV
According to Amazon sales data, the KD-55XD8005 is a popular choice amongst customers who bought TVs in the last 3 months.
Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.
Just Released Six Months Ago
The KD-55XD8005 was only relased by Sony six months ago. Newer televisions like this one are likely to use better technology.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Sony KD-55XD8005 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for the last year also support smart TV features.
There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE49KU6670[plb_3406104_price], the LG 55UH668[plb_3349686_price], or the Sony KD-49XD7004[plb_3904337_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs, the Sony KD-55XD8005 has a WiFi connection.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the UE55KU6510[pl_3495170_price], or the UE49KU6670[pl_3406104_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KD-49XD7004[plb_3904337_price] is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many latest 4K and 8K TVs.
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2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
With a thickness of only 44 millimeters, the Sony KD-55XD8005 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-55XD8005. 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55XD8005 have thicknesses of between 30mm and 99mm.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 44mm thick TVs currently available including cheaper televisions such as the KD-49XD8088[pl_3772191_price], or the KD-49XD8005[pl_3758730_price] both from Sony.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KD-55XD8577[plb_3323804_price] (44mm).
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the KD-55XD8005, the KD-55XD8005 is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-50DX750[plb_3392161_price], or the LG 49UH850[plb_3348276_price]; or the LG 55UH850[plb_3339540_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-55XD8005 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55XD8005 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55XD8005, the KD-55XD8005 does not feature OLED technology.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were released 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.
Average Running Costs
This Sony television has an energy efficiency rating of A. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-55XD8005 is £153, which is typical compared to the other 388 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year.
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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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