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Sony FWD-55X8500 Review
|4 Years Old|
|£260 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 73?
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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:
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.
Should You Buy it Now?
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 In-Depth Analysis
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.
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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.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This TV has been on the market since October 2013.
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.
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.
The FWD-55X8500 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.
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.
The FWD-55X8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.
Three USB Ports
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.
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.
The Sony FWD-55X8500 supports Skype, unlike 97% of TVs which do not support Skype.
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.
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.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The FWD-55X8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Features Local Dimming
The FWD-55X8500 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.
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.
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.
The Sony FWD-55X8500 is a three loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.
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