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Sony KD-55SD8505 vs Thomson 55UA9806

Sony KD-55SD8505 vs Thomson 55UA9806

Sony KD-55SD8505
Thomson 55UA9806

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55SD8505 is "A", however the rating of the Thomson 55UA9806 is "A".
5 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Thomson 55UA9806 is 3D, whereas the Sony KD-55SD8505 is not. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Marginally wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Thomson 55UA9806 is 178° horizontal viewing angle, but the Sony KD-55SD8505 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle TV (8° narrower).
40% thinner Edit
Thomson 55UA9806 is 60mm thick. That's 24mm thinner than the Sony KD-55SD8505 (60mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

1% cheaper to run
Over five years the Thomson 55UA9806 is £1.27 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-55SD8505. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Thomson 55UA9806 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Sony KD-55SD8505 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is not 3D, however the Thomson 55UA9806 is. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

5% narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Sony KD-55SD8505 is only 170° horizontal viewing angle. That's 8° narrower than the Thomson 55UA9806 (178°).
24mm thicker Edit
Sony KD-55SD8505 is 84mm thick, but the Thomson 55UA9806 is a 60mm thick TV (24mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

More expensive to run over five years by 1%
The Sony KD-55SD8505 costs £182.51 to run which is £1.27 more to run than the Thomson 55UA9806 over five years. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
Not currently available
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Older by nine months
The Thomson 55UA9806 is nine months older than the Sony KD-55SD8505.

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

13 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 179.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 182.51
Purchase price £ 939.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,122.50
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 179.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.77
Total running cost £ 181.24

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.9T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rate Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
138.8cm 140cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
170° 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Audio System
S-Master Unknown - Click to provide data
Equalizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Equalizer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
77% Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
112W 112W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.29W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
155kWh
BEST
164kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
Power Consumption (max)
175W
BEST
250W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C

Performance

Parental Controls
 Parental controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
RMF-TX200E Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
84mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
21.4kg
BEST
25.9kg
Weight With Stand
24.7kg
BEST
26.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
262mm
BEST
310mm
Height (with Stand)
772mm
BEST
840mm
Width (with Stand)
1,238mm
BEST
1,245mm
Height
718mm 790mm
Width
1,238mm 1,245mm
Package Height
873mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
211mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,561mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 2
BEST
SCART Port
1 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Power Save Mode
 Power save mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
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