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Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the FWD-55X8500 in October 2013.
Average Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the FWD-55X8500 is £264 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 320 televisions of this spec and age.
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The FWD-55X8500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Wi-Fi.
We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this television and we think the Toshiba 58L9363 which has better reviews is also worth considering.
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Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The FWD-55X8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.
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Has an Ethernet Port
The Sony FWD-55X8500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an ethernet port.
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The FWD-55X8500 supports Skype, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included
The FWD-55X8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.
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Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The FWD-55X8500 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.
Features Local Dimming
The FWD-55X8500 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.
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Most TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the Sony FWD-55X8500 which has three loudspeakers.
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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The average horizontal viewing angle of televisions that came out around the same time as this TV is 180°. The FWD-55X8500 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
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55 Inches Display Diagonal
This is a 55 inch TV.
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Weight & Dimensions
With a depth of 59 millimeters, the FWD-55X8500 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.
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