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9 Reasons For
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many latest large TVs. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
There are a number of alternative 4K Ultra HD TVs currently available that you might also want to look at including the 60UH850 (£1,499.00), or the 65UH661 (£1,399.00) both from LG which is cheaper; or the LG 65UH950 (£1,750.00) which has a better Rating.
Sony is one of the better rated television brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its large TVs.
Just Released Five Months Ago
As one of the newer TVs, this television is likely to use more advanced technology.
60 Hz Display Refresh Rate
This TV supports a 24 Hz|25 Hz|30 Hz|50 Hz|60 Hz display refresh rate, which is the most commonly supported display refresh rate on TVs that were released in the last year.
The KD-65SD8505 is Smart TV, as are most of the other large TVs that were released in the last 12 months.
We compared this television to all the other Smart TVs and we think a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE65KU6680 (£1,549.00) or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the LG OLED55B6 (£1,600.00), and the Samsung UE65KS7500 (£1,775.00) are also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KD-65SD8505 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-65SD8505.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think a cheaper TV such as the Samsung UE65KU6680 (£1,549.00) or you might consider a higher Rating TV such as the LG OLED55B6 (£1,600.00), and the Samsung UE65KS7500 (£1,775.00) are also worth considering.
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Four HDMI Ports
The KD-65SD8505 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other recently released large TVs have between one and four HDMI ports.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most TVs that were released in the last year have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the KD-65SD8505 which has three USB 2.0 ports.
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 480i|480p|576i|576p|720p|1080i|1080p|2160p video mode, which is typical of many latest large TVs.
9 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KD-65SD8505 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that were released in the last year are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Philips 55PUS8700 (£1,538.18) which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most latest similar spec TVs do not have a built-in camera. The KD-65SD8505 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Expensive Compared to Other New Similar Spec TVs
We thought that this TV looks expensive for a similar spec TV that came out in the last 12 months. The price range of new similar spec TVs is from £77 to £5,999.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-65SD8505 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-65SD8505 also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the OLED55B6 (£1,600.00), or the 55EF950 (£1,699.00) both from LG which also has a higher Rating is also worth considering.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The KD-65SD8505 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most large TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most commonly found screen format adjustment found on latest large TVs.
Only One RF Port
Most recently released large TVs have between one and two RF ports, including the Sony KD-65SD8505 which has one RF port.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
New comparable spec TVs have annual energy consumptions of between 59kWh and 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 150kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 171 kilowatt hours, the Sony KD-65SD8505 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst large TVs of this age.
The lightest TV that is a comparable age to the KD-65SD8505 is 1.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 44kg. At 29.4 kilograms, the KD-65SD8505 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-65SD8505.
The thicknesses of recently released similar spec TVs range from 17mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. With a thickness of 93 millimeters, the KD-65SD8505 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst similar spec televisions of this age.
If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the LG 65UF6809 (£1,140.00) (28.5mm and cheaper), or the Philips 55PUS8700 (£1,538.18) (97mm and cheaper).
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Running Costs Are OK
This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-65SD8505 is £201, which is typical compared to the other 236 large TVs that have been around for the last year.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.99 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 26 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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