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Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, based on 134 owner reviews this Sony television has an overall owner rating of 87%.
Good Product Quality
A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 “The picture quality is excellent, really good black levels” and rated this TV 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Brilliant picture quality - a fantastic all rounder”. Amazon Customer also said “Sound quality is pretty good for such a thin TV, bass.”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
A few people who purchased it mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “I have actually been most impressed with the 3D”. Declan wrote “So I would steer clear of ANY 3D TV's from Sony until they have committed to fix the problem” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review. In October Elderberry22 mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 on Amazon “The picture brilliant in 4K and the 3D is very impressive”.
Good Picture Quality
Some customers who reviewed this TV thought it had good picture quality. Last year Anonymo said “The picture quality is very rich” in their review. David B. mentioned in his review of the Sony KD-65S8005 “Hey ! Picture quality and sound awesome and easy to connect to wifi”. David B. also mentioned “I'm nearly the BIG 50 " and sound perfect and picture quality wow”.
A few Sony KD-65S8005 owners who bought it thought it had good colour saturation. Elgato mentioned “The picture quality is quite simply stunning, rich colours, no judders (which in itself is amazing given all the data processing that is going on), just gorgeous”. Ignas wrote “Visual quality and colours are spot on, I'd say there's small to none different between 55" BRAVIA TV”. Just William mentioned “The colours are impressive” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review.
One Sony KD-65S8005 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a wide viewing angle. Baneesh Chopra mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 “Gives a great viewing angle; i have found i can now sit more to the side which surprised me! Very good for casting things straight from your phone too” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Good Smart TV
A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good apps. Bro.duck wrote in October “That just causes much frustration when you want to use the android side of the TV you are confined to apps they have pre chosen for you”. Bro.duck also mentioned “Only useful apps where Amazon and Netflix both which I have access on other set tops so on this one TV I now have three inputs for Amazon”. David B. wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “Apps may work out cheaper than sky rent”.
Several customers agreed that the product was good for watching on demand TV. A few weeks ago Dr. A. K. Agrawal mentioned on Amazon “TV has preinstalled netflix, amazon, google play (all needs subscription), you tube etc which is handy to see videos” and scored this TV very highly. N.langford wrote in their review “The response for opening apps / streaming amazon prime videos streaming is instant with no crashing or reboots needed like some” and scored the Sony KD-65S8005 very highly. P. Holloway gave the Sony KD-65S8005 a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review a few weeks ago “I only watch my movies or what is on Amazon prime and don't watch any normal telly”.
Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had great smart functions. This year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “This television is great as a display and the smart functions are good” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005.
Some Sony KD-65S8005 owners who bought the Sony KD-65S8005 concluded that it was good for watching YouTube on. In October this year G Singh mentioned on Amazon “At the moment theres not a lot of 4K content (movies etc) unless you are a youtube junkie Hope this helps all the potential buyers for this product!”. S. Herbertson said this month “4K content on YouTube is instantly impressive” .
One Sony KD-65S8005 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Just William said “The TV viewing has been joyous, iPlayer and YouTube a doddle compared to the way I had to join my laptop with a cable in the past” in their review of this TV and rated it as very good.
Easy to Use
A few people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. A. Lucas rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Whatever the reason, I find this one simple to use”. Anonymo said on Amazon “The image quality is superb and if it would only allow me to use my media properly” in their review of this TV. David B. mentioned last year “Very pleased how easy to use You Tube”.
A number of Sony KD-65S8005 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer said “Android TV is quite a nice experience” and scored the product very highly. Deacon said on Amazon “I'm sure it'll be an experience to remember! Pleased with the desgin over all 10/10 from me” in their review of this TV. Mr. C. J. Thorpe scored this TV 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon last year “Sleek, Elegant and a beautiful immersive experience”.
Some Sony KD-65S8005 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Last year David B. said in his review on Amazon “Perfect packaging and easy to set up after ( two people needed to unpack”. Elgato said on Amazon in October last year “Quick and simple to set up out of the box the TV quickly integrated itself with the Sony blu ray player, sound bar” in their review. Mr. C. J. Thorpe wrote in their review “SETUP Once turned on it is relatively easy to setup” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had a good interface. S. Herbertson wrote “The interface is great and it's an absolute beauty” in their review.
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Some Sony KD-65S8005 reviewers wrote that the product was well made. Ignas mentioned “It's really a solid piece of product”. Just William wrote “It feels as though something this expensive could do with a remote that feels a little more solid” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review and rated the Sony KD-65S8005 5 stars. Mister R wrote “The Amazon and Netflix apps built in to the TV can stream 4K content” .
One customer said in their reviews that this TV was strong and durable. Last year Mr. C. J. Thorpe said in their review “UNPACKING This arrives in a sturdy box with styrofoam packing”.
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Last year A. Lucas wrote “The colours beautiful”. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon this year “Beautiful to! Love it!”. Anonymo mentioned on Amazon “The rep at the store did a pretty decent demo of some of the functionality so i was persuaded”.
Several Sony KD-65S8005 owners considered that it was neat. Anonymo wrote in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 in October last year “They all sit neatly in main and sub folders on the drive”. One customer reckoned that the product was a good design.
A few people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Last year Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 on Amazon “Great price great item”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Fantastic TV and great price”. Dr. A. K. Agrawal rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “So Price 5 star”.
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was cheap. Ghost said in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 on Amazon this month “The 3D works with cheaper 3D party glasses from the few 3D movies out there, don't bother with the expensive Sony ones” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
One Sony KD-65S8005 owner reckoned that this TV was a bargain for the price. David B. said on Amazon “Happy Days Black Friday Deal bagged for £925” in his review of this TV.
Good Sound Quality
Some Sony KD-65S8005 owners who bought the Sony KD-65S8005 wrote that it had good sound quality. Bro.duck wrote in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 a few weeks ago “And lots of pic settings to keep setting adjustments people happy for hours Sound” but they only gave this TV a rating of 3 stars. This year Dr. A. K. Agrawal said on Amazon “Internal speakers are the only sound deliver system unless you go for add on woofer”. Ignas mentioned on Amazon “Sound is really clear and nice even without any sound bar systems”.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was wifi compatible. David B. said on Amazon “Sound awesome and easy to connect to wifi and smart phone for you tube etc” in his review and gave it an excellent review. In October this year Dr. A. K. Agrawal scored the Sony KD-65S8005 very highly and said “Has Wi-fi link, 4 HDMI ports etc (I think this is standard for most TVs now”.
Two people who bought the Sony KD-65S8005 agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Just William said on Amazon in October last year “There are 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB, SCART” and rated it 5 stars. Mr. C. J. Thorpe gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV “This has 4 HDMI ports so even with my Virgin Media, AppleTV, Playstation 3”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Mr. C. J. Thorpe wrote “It also has three USB slots which can be used to insert a memory stick to view content placed on it or record live television” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Good High Def TV
Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-65S8005 was good at displaying high definition TV. Cassie said in her review of the Sony KD-65S8005 on Amazon in October “The HD picture is excellent buit i cant see where it is four times better”. Deacon gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in the same month “The picture quality is second to none, I was amazed how different the graphics look on my PS4 compared to my previous full HD 1080 sony TV” in their review. Last year Just William scored it very highly and mentioned “Stunning in HD, impressive elsewhere” in their review of this TV.
Good Technical Features
Several customers thought it had good features. In October Baneesh Chopra scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review on Amazon “It has a fantastic picture quality, very good sound for inbuilt speakers and a good selection of smart features”. This year Dr. A. K. Agrawal said on Amazon “Remote is good with all features” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review. Mister R rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Smart TV features - it has android built in, so there's a wide variety of apps”.
Good Remote Control
A number of people who reviewed the Sony KD-65S8005 considered that it had a good remote control. David B. mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Realised no flick remote included and dreadful customer services when complaining about the deliver date ! Not an experience I ever won't to experience again” and rated it as excellent. Elgato mentioned “Amplifier that we already have (a real bonus as the TV controller also controls the blu ray”.
Three customers thought it was thin. G Singh wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon in October “The sound it good considering the slim line TV Although I have connected external speakers for Bass”. Just William said “What I mean by that is that the body of the TV is amazingly thin, far thinner than the Samsung that this replaced” in their review.
One customer who bought it reckoned that it was a good weight. Amazon Customer wrote “It's so light (well, in comparison to my old Phillips which is about a tonne in weight!) it was dead simple to wall mount” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005.
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good stand. A few weeks ago G Singh mentioned “Id hold out for the glasses right not, Although seems to me 3D is dying out AGAIN Setting ups the stand was fairly simple” in their review of this TV. Mr. C. J. Thorpe gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The stand looks sleek and stylish”. This month S. Herbertson scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “I recommend the Alphason Lithium stand with Universal bracket for the TV” in their review of this TV.
Good for Wall Mounting
A number of Sony KD-65S8005 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good for wall mounting. P. Shepherd mentioned in their review this year “It looks fantastic (wall mounted) and the picture quality is brilliant” .
Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews
On average Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs manufactured by Sony.
Unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-65S8005 which are not 3D compatible, the Sony KD-65S8005 is 3D compatible.
We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think cheaper TVs such as the LG 55UF860[plb_2834087_price], and the Sony KD-55X8509[plb_2796456_price] is also worth considering.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-40CX802[plb_2839948_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-65S8005, the Sony KD-65S8005 has a WiFi connection.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55JU6400[plb_2804976_price], and the LG 55UF770[plb_2840079_price] is also worth considering.
We compared this television to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE40S9[plb_2983972_price] is also worth considering.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other televisions of this spec and age, the KD-65S8005 supports smart TV features.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55JU6400[plb_2804976_price], and the LG 55UF770[plb_2840079_price] is also worth considering.
There are a number of other televisions which also support smart TV features which you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE40S9[plb_2983972_price].
Two Composite Video in Ports
The KD-65S8005 has more composite video in ports than most of the TVs of this type and age. This television is a two composite video in port television compared to most of the 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-65S8005 which only have one composite video in port.
2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 480i|1080i|480p|1080p|2160p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KD-65S8005 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-65S8005 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.
Four HDMI Ports
Most TVs of this type and age have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Sony KD-65S8005 which has four HDMI ports.
3 MHL Version
The KD-65S8005 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
A 3 MHL version is in fact the best supported MHL version across all 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-65S8005.
The worst supported MHL version across comparable types of television is 1.3.
Has Six Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the Sony KD-65S8005 is more than most televisions that came out more than a year ago. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-65S8005. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
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Unacceptable Noise Level
One Sony KD-65S8005 reviewer concluded that this TV was not quiet. Clive Colbert said in October “Think the picture not quiet has good has the 46 inch Samsung we had” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-65S8005, the Sony KD-65S8005 does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE55JU6500[plb_2830306_price].
Very High Running Costs
The KD-65S8005 has an average running cost of £237 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 435 TVs of this age and spec.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KD-65S8005 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-65S8005 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Only One RF Port
Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-65S8005 have between one and three RF ports, including the KD-65S8005 which has one RF port.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of televisions that have been around for more than a year is 61kWh and the highest is 550kWh. At 203 kilowatt hours, the KD-65S8005 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-65S8005.
TVs of this age and spec have weights of between 1.1kg and 98kg, and the average weight is 20kg. The Sony KD-65S8005 is quite heavy (30.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 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.
Released Over a Year Ago
This television was released over a year ago.
4K Ultra HD
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
480i, 1080i, 480p, 1080p, 2160p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160
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