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Sony KD55S8005CBU

£1,499.00
A top-rated 55" 4K TV, good for watching sport on
55" 4K Yes No Jun 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-55S8005 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony KD-55S8005 number 39 in 3D TVs, number 47 in 55 inch TVs and number 113 in 4K TVs.
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19 Reviews
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Poor
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
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£185 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
69
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has exceptional user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this TV to others. Samsung televisions 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 2017.
Whilst this Sony TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, its running costs of £185 over 5 years are in the most expensive 19% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is easy to use.
The KD-55S8005 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Fairly large display diagonal
Does not feature OLED technology
Very thick

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for watching sport, ranking number 136 in TVs for sport. However mediocre for watching films, ranking number 394 in TVs for films.
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Mediocre
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Very 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 £1,029.99 at District Electricals 35 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 82% 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.
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Sony KD-55S8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 19 user reviews the average user rating of this TV is outstanding. 14 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Three customers who purchased the Sony KD-55S8005 considered that it was easy to setup.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Two owners who purchased the Sony KD-55S8005 considered that it was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,185 expert and user reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,499.00 it is more expensive than 78% of TVs.

Price Has Gone Up by £469 (31%)

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Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD-55S8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, 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.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of TVs range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the KD-55S8005 of 55" is in the largest 19% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-55S8005 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KD-55S8005 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which 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. The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-55S8005 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all televisions is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55S8005 supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55S8005 supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55S8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55S8005 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of TVs is 150°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. The Sony KD-55S8005's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is quite narrow compared to most other TVs. It is in the narrowest 8% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55S8005 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in June 2015.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency rating of this television is A, the KD-55S8005 has an average 5 year running cost of £185 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

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

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