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Sony KD55S8005CBU

£1,499.00
55" 4K Ultra HD Active Jun 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £184.11 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Easy to use
Poor smart TV features
19 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This 4K and 8K TV has a superb average owner rating based on 19 owner reviews. Over 73% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 2,295 user and expert reviews (including 163 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Five Sony KD-55S8005 owners who reviewed the product thought it had good sound quality. Pies said on Argos.co.uk “Very good pic and sound good too look very nice” in their Sony KD-55S8005 review. Kaf59kevin wrote “Nice curved TV great brillent picture & sound & nice 3D picture plus you have twin tuners & sat” in their Sony KD-55S8005 review. Wozzle rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Argos.co.uk “I have hooked it up to a sound bar to enhance the sound” in their Sony KD-55S8005 review.


Design

Easy to Use

Three Sony KD-55S8005 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Patsy1 mentioned “It is very easy to set up” . Two years ago Wozzle wrote on Argos.co.uk “Easy to set up and use for the whole family” and rated the Sony KD-55S8005 8 stars. Ako 1 wrote in their Sony KD-55S8005 review on Argos.co.uk “Picture excellent, easy to set up” and scored the Sony KD-55S8005 8 stars.

One person concluded that it was easy to use. Wozzle said “The functions are easy to use and navigate and the most important thing is that the colours” and rated it 8 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Four Sony KD-55S8005 owners who bought the Sony KD-55S8005 reckoned that it was good quality. Aik1 wrote in their review of the Sony KD-55S8005 on Argos.co.uk “No doubt a beautiful TV, love the gentle curve and picture quality” and scored it 4 stars. Mac3029 said on Argos.co.uk “Outstanding picture and sound quality from this.T.V” and scored the product 7 stars. Patsy1 said on Argos.co.uk two years ago “The picture quality is fantastic”.

Robust

Two people mentioned that this TV was well made. Aik1 said on Argos.co.uk “The kids are also enjoying the built in games.”. Aik1 also said “Initially I was delighted it had built in FreeSat” in their review.

Nice Design

Two customers concluded that the Sony KD-55S8005 was good looking. Pies mentioned “Very nice looking t'v”. Aik1 said on Argos.co.uk “I also haven't figured out to set better parental controls for the kids and what they can access - at the moment, they are pretty free to find anything” in their review of the Sony KD-55S8005.

One Sony KD-55S8005 owner considered that the Sony KD-55S8005 was well designed. Chris wrote in his review of the Sony KD-55S8005 on Argos.co.uk “It is perfect quality design sound five stars all round” and gave the product a score of 8 stars.

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Price

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Not Cheap

We checked 181 TVs of this type and age and they range in price from £229 to £14,899. We think that this 4K and 8K TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of this type and age.


Display

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. 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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Good High Def TV

Three Sony KD-55S8005 reviewers who bought this TV reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Pukkajim mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Bought this tv two weeks ago and the picture is a dream, upgraded from a full hd 47" lg led”. Stuart_e wrote in their review of this TV “Standard HD is incredible, let alone Ultra HD” . Stuart_e also mentioned “With limited videos available in ultra HD, we've kinda relied on YouTube videos” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

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

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Sony KD-55S8005 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV the viewing angle, horizontals range from 170° to 180°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the KD-55S8005 has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 55" TVs currently available including the Panasonic TX-55CR852 (£1,149.90) which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-58DX902 (58" and cheaper) or the Panasonic TX-58DX800 (£1,780.10) (58" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was June 2015 when this TV was released.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A. The KD-55S8005 has an average running cost of £185 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 460 TVs that came out more than a year ago.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two people who reviewed the Sony KD-55S8005 agreed that it had good technical guidance. Electcetra wrote in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Online help is available and indeed helpful”. Electcetra also said “A full indents user manual pdf file would be nice” in their review.


Smart TV

Poor Smart TV Features

One Sony KD-55S8005 owner mentioned that the product did not have good apps. Wiz1uk said on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Not impressed with the apps most of them are foreign, apart from that great tv” in their Sony KD-55S8005 review.

Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Internet TV

The KD-55S8005 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-55S8005 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think the LG 55EG920 (£1,499) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the UE65JU6500 (£1,499), or the UE55MU7000T (£1,499) both from Samsung.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-55S8005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-55S8005 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KD-55S8005 supports HDD recording, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55S8005 supports parental controls. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55S8005 supports 24p, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55S8005 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-55S8005 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than a year ago also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Thick

With a depth of 99 millimeters, the KD-55S8005's depth is one of the thickest amongst TVs that were released more than a year ago. The average depth of TVs that were released around the same time as this television is 61mm.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the LG 65EG960V (£1,199.99) (49.9mm) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd55s8005cbu, refurbished kd55s8005c, sony kd55s8005cbu, quick kd55s8005c
Barcodes 00635131626371, 04548736008069, 04548736008076

Sony KD-55S8005 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-55S8005 review we compared this TV to 4,701 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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