Sony KD-55S8005 vs Sony KD-55SD8505
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Sony KD-55S8005vsSony KD-55SD8505

Sony KD-55S8005

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony KD-55S8005

£1,499.00
Our Verdict:
A very highly rated and fully featured 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
94
Reviews
144 Reviews
54
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 99mm Jun 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 99mm
Release Date Jun 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55SD8505

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD-55SD8505

£899.89
£49.11
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 55" 4K television, good for playing games
66
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 84mm Feb 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 84mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55S8005

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony KD-55S8005

£1,499.00
Our Verdict:
A very highly rated and fully featured 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
94
Reviews
144 Reviews
54
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 99mm Jun 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 99mm
Release Date Jun 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55SD8505

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD-55SD8505

£899.89
£49.11
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 55" 4K television, good for playing games
66
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
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68
Running Costs
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76
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 84mm Feb 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 84mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

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£1,499.00
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Reasons For

Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
1 Reason For
3D
The Sony KD-55S8005 is a 3D TV, however the Sony KD-55SD8505 is not 3D.

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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

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4 Reasons For
Thinner
Sony KD-55SD8505 is 84mm thick. That's 15mm thinner than the Sony KD-55S8005 (99mm).

The thickness of a 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.

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Cheaper by £599
The Sony KD-55SD8505 costs £599.11 less than the Sony KD-55S8005.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
1% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Sony KD-55SD8505 only costs £139 to run but the Sony KD-55S8005 costs £141 to run (1% more).
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Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Best
5 stars
83 reviews
4 stars
18 reviews
3 stars
12 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
4 reviews
No reviews found

Date Released

Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
32 months old 24 months old Best

What are They Best Used For

Watching Films

When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!

Compare the best TVs for film.

Watching Sport

When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.

Compare the best TVs for sport.

Key Features

3D

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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

Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Best
Yes
No

Thickness

The thickness of a 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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Sony KD-55S8005
Sony
KD-55S8005
18 trees 0.7 tonnes CO2
Sony KD-55SD8505
Sony
KD-55SD8505
18 trees 0.69 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Display Diagonal 55" 55"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 1,000Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 1,000Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170° 170°
Supported Video Mode
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
480i 480p
576i 576p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 576i
 576p
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
480i 480p
576i 576p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 576i
 576p
Display Refresh Rate Supported
60 Hz 50 Hz
30 Hz 25 Hz
24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
60 Hz 50 Hz
30 Hz 25 Hz
24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 139cm
BEST
138.8cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° 178°
 
 
 
Audio Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Samsung Smart View Samsung Smart Vi
Google Apps Twitter
Google
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart Vi
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Google
Samsung Smart View Samsung Smart Vi
Google Apps Twitter
Google
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart Vi
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Google
 
 
 
Other Features Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Sound Enhancement Technology Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Design Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 77%
 
 
 
Power Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 113W 112W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 157kWh 155kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 175W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Network Streaming Service
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Video Formats Supported
H.265
 H.265
H.265
 H.265
Google Application
YouTube Google Play
Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
YouTube Google Play
Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
Social Network Service
Twitter Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Twitter Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Smart Modes
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Animation
Custom Graphics
Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Photo
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Animation
Custom Graphics
Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Photo
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 30
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Thickness 99mm 84mm
BEST
Weight 22.9kg 21.4kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 24.4kg
BEST
24.7kg
Depth (with Stand) 286mm 262mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 767mm 772mm
Width (with Stand) 1,234mm
BEST
1,238mm
Height 719mm 718mm
Width 1,234mm 1,238mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 1
SCART Port 1 1
Composite Video in 2
BEST
1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 3 3
HDMI Port 4 4
VGA (D-Sub) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data Sony KD-55S8005 Sony KD-55SD8505
Package Height 869mm
BEST
873mm
Package Depth 218mm 211mm
BEST
Package Width 1,351mm
BEST
1,561mm

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