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Overall Score

Sony FWD-55X8500

A 4 year old 55" 4K TV with good features but high running costs
55" 4K Yes Edge-LED Oct 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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Sony FWD-55X8500 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony FWD-55X8500 as follows for Summary.
71
Good Features
41
3 Years Old
25
£264 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 50?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
This TV has running costs of £264 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 8% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
3D

Sony FWD-55X8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 3,185 expert and user reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the FWD-55X8500 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. Across all TVs the best resolution is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 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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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the FWD-55X8500 of 55" is pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 71% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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3D

The FWD-55X8500 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The FWD-55X8500's thickness of 59mm is pretty typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 50% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony FWD-55X8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The FWD-55X8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The FWD-55X8500 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the FWD-55X8500 of 800Hz is quite fast compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 18% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W. The RMS rated power of the Sony FWD-55X8500 of 30W is in the highest 13% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Three Loudspeakers

The FWD-55X8500 is a three loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The FWD-55X8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Skype

Skype

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

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Features Local Dimming

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

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The FWD-55X8500 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Three USB Ports

USB port

The FWD-55X8500 is a three USB port TV.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since October 2013.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The FWD-55X8500 has an average running cost of £264 over 5 years based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fwd55x8500p
Barcodes 05013493245631, 05711045827617

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