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Sony FWD55X8500P

73

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Sony FWD55X8500P

£4,131.99
Sony FWD-55X8500
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A fully featured but 4 year old 55" 4K television, with average running costs but representing only average value for money
55" 4K 59mm Yes Oct 2013
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Sony FWD-55X8500 Review

With excellent features, we have scored the Sony FWD-55X8500 as follows:
57
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
4 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£260 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has running costs of £260 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
4K
Larger than average display diagonal
3D
Supports Wi-Fi

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 9999999 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 9999999 in TVs for film as well being very good for watching sport, ranking number 9999999 in TVs for sport.
74
Watching Films
Very Good
73
Watching Sport
Very Good
78
Playing Games
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £999.94 on Amazon UK 86 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony FWD-55X8500?

The Sony FWD-55X8500 is 1,259mm wide and 740mm tall. It is 59mm thick and weighs 26.8kg.

Sony FWD-55X8500 front dimensions
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Sony FWD-55X8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,350 expert and user reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £4,131.99 it is more expensive than 78% of televisions.

Price Has Gone Up by £3,132 (76%)

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The FWD-55X8500 is one of the less economic to run TVs that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the FWD-55X8500 is £260.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since October 2013.

Features

4K

4K

The FWD-55X8500 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all TVs is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all TVs is 46", with the smallest being 13" and the largest being 110". The FWD-55X8500's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 22% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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3D

The FWD-55X8500 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Sony FWD-55X8500 of 59mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 51% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The FWD-55X8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Three USB Ports

USB port

The Sony FWD-55X8500 has more USB ports than most of the televisions. This television is a three USB port TV compared to most of the TVs which only have between one and two USB ports.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the FWD-55X8500 of 30W is in the highest 13% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Skype

Skype

The Sony FWD-55X8500 supports Skype, unlike 97% of TVs which do not support Skype.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the FWD-55X8500 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. This TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The best resolution of all TVs is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The FWD-55X8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 86% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The FWD-55X8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features Local Dimming

The FWD-55X8500 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The FWD-55X8500 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The FWD-55X8500's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is faster than 79% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Three Loudspeakers

The Sony FWD-55X8500 is a three loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

fwd55x8500p fwd55x8500p, sony fwd55x8500p

Barcodes:

05013493245631, 05711045827617

Sony FWD55X8500P

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