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10 Reasons For
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large TVs that have been on the market for more than a 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.
On average Sony large TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by Sony.
Unlike most of the other large TVs that were launched more than a year ago which are not 3D compatible, the Sony KD-65S8505 is 3D compatible.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE65JU7000 (£1,449.00), or the Sony KD-65S8005 (£840.00).
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-58DX902 (£1,449.00).
Fairly Fast Refresh Rate
The KD-65S8505 has a quite fast refresh rate (800 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-65S8505 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 500Hz.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 800Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-55CX700 (£490.00).
TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the LG 65UH770 (£1,280.00) (2,500Hz and cheaper).
Has a WiFi Connection
The KD-65S8505 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other large TVs that came out more than a year ago.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Samsung UE65JU7000 (£1,449.00) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 55UH5B (£2,601.78), or the Panasonic TX-58DX902 (£1,449.00).
The Sony KD-65S8505 is Smart TV. Most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-65S8505 also are Smart TV.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Smart TVs currently available including the Samsung UE65JU7000 (£1,449.00), or the Sony KD-65S8005 (£840.00) which has a better Rating.
If you are looking for a TV that is Smart TV then you might also want to look at the Panasonic TX-58DX902 (£1,449.00).
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Features One App
The Sony KD-65S8505 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured app is Skype, but this app is not featured on this television. The apps facebook are also featured on this Sony TV.
2 HDMI Version
The KD-65S8505 has a 2 HDMI version which is newer than the 1.4 HDMI version found on most large TVs that have been around for more than a year.
A 2 HDMI version is in fact the best HDMI version across all comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-65S8505.
Across similar types of TV the worst HDMI version is 1.4.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The Sony KD-65S8505 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the large TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-65S8505. Most of the TVs of this spec and age only have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, however this Sony TV has three USB 3.0 ports.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The Sony KD-65S8505 is a two composite video in port television. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and two composite video in ports.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-65S8505 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-65S8505 also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE55HU8500 (£1,599.00), or the Sony KD-65S9005 (£1,899.00) which also has a higher rating.
Expensive for a Television of This Type and Age
We thought that this large TV looks expensive for a television of this type and age. The cheapeast televisions of this age and type that we found costs £212 and the most expensive costs £5,558.
Running Costs Are High
Whilst this TV has an efficiency rating of A, the KD-65S8505 is one of the less economic to run large TVs that have been around for more than a year that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the KD-65S8505 will cost £237 over 5 years to run.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KD-65S8505 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on televisions of a comparable type and age to the KD-65S8505.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-65S8505, the Sony KD-65S8505 does not feature OLED technology.
We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EG960 (£2,245.98), or the 55EG920 (£1,499.00) both from LG which also has a higher rating.
Only 480i Video Mode
This TV supports 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720p video modes, which is the most frequently supported video mode on similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.
Only One RF Port
The KD-65S8505 is a one RF port television.
With a weight of 30.1 kilograms, the Sony KD-65S8505 is one of the heavier similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-65S8505 amongst large TVs of this age. The lightest TV that has been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-65S8505 is 1.8kg heavy and the heaviest is 48kg.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-65S8505 is 140kWh. At 203 kilowatt hours, the KD-65S8505 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.
1 Other reason to consider the Sony KD-65S8505
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Sony released the KD-65S8505.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 31 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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