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Sony KD-65S8505
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65" 800Hz Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by Homecinemachoice.com who decided that this Sony television was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Two experts from sites including homecinemachoice.com and Cnetfrance.fr have rated this TV on average 85%.

Nice Design

One customer thought it was a good design. One customer who reviewed this TV said that it was good looking. Homecinemachoice.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Sony KD-65S8505 review “Beautiful colour handling”.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

4K and 8K TVs produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Last year Homecinemachoice.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Sony KD-65S8505 review “Upscaled detail, attractive design, good connectivity”.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony KD-65S8505 reviewer who reviewed this TV thought it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One Sony KD-65S8505 owner considered that the Sony KD-65S8505 was easy to handle.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Frequently spectacular native 4K picture quality”.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £249.01

The KD-65S8505 has dropped in price by £249.01 in the last few weeks.

3D Compatible

The KD-65S8505 is 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of this age and type are not 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think the 55UF850[pl_2805517_price], and the 55EF950[pl_3059571_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-65S8505 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-65S8505 also support smart TV features.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the LG 55UF850[plb_2805517_price], or the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the LG 65UF770[plb_2844959_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-65S8505 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-65S8505 also have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 55UF850[plb_2805517_price], or the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 65UF770[plb_2844959_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The KD-65S8505 is a two composite video in port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year only have one composite video in port.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KD-65S8505 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KD-65S8505 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

three USB 3.0 ports

The KD-65S8505 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-65S8505. Most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-65S8505 only have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, however this television has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Has Eight Smart Modes

The Sony KD-65S8505 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-65S8505. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Custom", "Graphics", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several Sony KD-65S8505 owners who reviewed it considered that it was not cheap. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “More expensive than similarly specified flatscreens, occasionally clumsy dynamic contrast, lack of smart TV customisation” in their review of this TV but despite that they still scored the product 80 out of 100. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Expensive versus equivalent flatscreen TVs”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KD-65S8505 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UE55JS8500[plb_2828885_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst the energy efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A, based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KD-65S8505 will cost £237 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 435 televisions of a similar spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The KD-65S8505 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EF950[pl_3059571_price], the 55EG920[pl_3059448_price], or the 55EG960[pl_2879979_price] all from LG which is also higher rated.

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Only Features One App

The KD-65S8505 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly featured app is Skype, but this app is not featured on this TV. The apps facebook are also featured on this Sony TV.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The KD-65S8505 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this spec and age. 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 Sony television.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 203 kilowatt hours, the KD-65S8505 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-65S8505. The annual energy consumptions of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-65S8505 range from 61kWh to 550kWh.

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Heavy

With a weight of 30.1 kilograms, the Sony KD-65S8505 is one of the heavier TVs that were released more than a year ago amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The weights of 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-65S8505 range from 1.1kg to 98kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-65S8505

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions that have been on the market for a similar 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-65S8505.

Average Refresh Rate

At 800 hertz, the Sony KD-65S8505 has a pretty average refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-65S8505.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Video App
Operating System
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Wireless Connection
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Google Application
Social Network Service
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Type
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
Other Features
Built-In WiFi
VGA Input Port
Wireless Technology
Other Features
Dimension
Backlight Type
Sound Enhancement
HDMI 1 Port
Speakers
Picture Enhancement
Backlight
USB Port
Weight
HDMI 2
Smart TV Applications
SCART Input (without Smartlink)
VGA Input Port
Wireless Connection
USB Port
HDMI in Port
Included AC Adapter

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £233.95
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Annual electricity price inflation %
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £236.99
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Energy Rating
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 31 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00635131626197, 04548736003835, 04548736003859

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