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Sony KD55S8005CBU

£1,499.00
Sony KD-55S8005
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A very highly rated and fully featured 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
55" 4K No 99mm Jun 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD-55S8005 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony KD-55S8005 number 64 in 3D TVs, number 103 in 55 inch TVs and number 325 in 4K TVs.
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

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has great user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this television to others. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £140 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report excellent product quality, superior image quality and audio quality.
The KD-55S8005 has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Show smartphone photos in 4k with MHL
Bass reflex speaker for bigger, better bass
Listen to your photos with sound photo
Make the moment yours with photo share
Live football mode: for all football addicts
Enrich your viewing with the TV sideview app
Touch, see and share with NFC
Clear phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
Cinematic s-force front surround
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
Made to listen: clearaudio+
HDMI support
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD REC 1
Simply intuitive: the one-flick remote 4
4K
Flick, find, fast: one-flick entertainment
Google cast: plays nice with your other devices
Google play: A world of content and apps
Say what you want to see with voice search
BRAVIA meets android TV
Immerse yourself in 3d
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth
Natural curved screen
4K x-reality pro: enhance every picture up to 4k
4K processor x1: one chip changes everything
The world of 4k right in front of you
Supports Wi-Fi
3D
The wireless subwoofer made for BRAVIA

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for watching films, ranking number 538 in TVs for film. It is also good for watching sport, ranking number 540 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
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 £812.99 on eBay 22 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 71% 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.

Sony KD-55S8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

This television has an average owner rating of 88% based on 144 owner reviews. Over 84% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

12 owners agreed that the product was good quality.

Users Report Good Image Quality

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality and four people who bought it agreed that it had good colour saturation.

Users Report Great Audio Quality

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-55S8005 had good sound quality.

Users Report Excellent Design

Eight people who reviewed it thought it was good looking and two customers who reviewed the product considered that it was well designed.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners said in their reviews that the Sony KD-55S8005 was well made.

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,350 owner and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Two customers who bought the Sony KD-55S8005 agreed that it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Six people reckoned that this TV was easy to setup.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers who purchased the Sony KD-55S8005 mentioned that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,499.00 it is in the most expensive 16% of televisions.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A. The KD-55S8005 is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KD-55S8005 will cost £140 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony television was released in June 2015.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KD-55S8005's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 81% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The Sony KD-55S8005 has a maximum resolution of 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-55S8005 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KD-55S8005 is 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The KD-55S8005's thickness of 99mm is very thick compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 1% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. TVs have thicknesses of between 1.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55S8005 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Sony KD-55S8005's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is in the narrowest 8% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of TVs range from 150° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55S8005 supports Bluetooth. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-55S8005 supports HDD recording. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports parental controls. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55S8005 supports screen mirroring, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-55S8005 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 (Full HD) pixels. In addition, this Sony television supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 94% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sonybravia kd55s8005cbu, sony kd55s8005cbu

Barcodes:

00635131626371, 04548736008069, 04548736008076

Sony KD55S8005CBU

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