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Sony KD55S8505CBU

£1,049.00
55" 4K Ultra HD Active Feb 2015
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £182.90 Electricity cost over 5 years
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4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. 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 Smart TV

One Sony KD-55S8505 owner considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV. This month M. Denis Fry gave this TV a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “No freesat at all, still not got sat to work, worked perfect on my panasonic, freeview is amazing, just like sky with preview.”.

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

4K and 8K TVs built by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Running Costs Are Average

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-55S8505 is £183, which is typical compared to the other 483 TVs of a similar type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market for over two years.

Supports Smart TV

The KD-55S8505 supports smart TV, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the KD-55S8505.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available including the Sony KD-65X8509 (£1,049.00) which has better reviews; or the [plb_3147914] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV to this TV and we think the LG 49UX960 is also worth considering.

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Features Wi-Fi

features wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KD-55S8505, the KD-55S8505 features wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which feature wi-Fi currently available including the Sony KD-65X8509 (£1,049.00) which has better reviews; or the LG 55UF6807 (£1,021.31) which is cheaper.

There are a number of other televisions which also feature wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the LG 49UX960.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KD-55S8505 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55S8505 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UE55JU6510 (£899.00) is also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The Sony KD-55S8505 is a four HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other televisions of this type and age have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Sony KD-55S8505 has more audio (L,R) ins than most of the TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-55S8505. Most of the TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55S8505 only have one audio (L,R) in, however this television has two audio (L,R) ins.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-55S8505 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-55S8505 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported

The KD-55S8505 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this television.

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Very Thick

The average depth of televisions of a similar type and age to the KD-55S8505 is 61mm, and the depths range from 11mm to 100mm. The KD-55S8505 has one of the thickest depths (99 millimeters) amongst televisions of this age.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the UE55JS8500 (£1,099.00) (91.5mm), or the UE48JS9000 (£749.00) (94.4mm) both from Samsung or the Sony KD-65X8509 (£1,049.00) (78mm) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd55s8505cbu, acoustic kd55s8505c, sony kd55s8505cbu, sony s8505c
Barcodes 00635131626425, 04548736003804, 04548736003828

Other TVs to Consider

Samsung UE48JS9000 vs Sony KD-55S8505

Samsung UE48JS9000 vs Sony KD-55S8505
Samsung UE48JS9000 Sony KD-55S8505
£ 749.00 £1,049.00
£300 Cheaper
Higher RMS Rated Power
Two RF Ports
Two More Loudspeakers
User Review Rating is Worse
Worse Energy Efficiency Rating

LG 50LF5610 vs Sony KD-55S8505

LG 50LF5610 vs Sony KD-55S8505
LG 50LF5610 Sony KD-55S8505
£ 499.98 £1,049.00
£549 Cheaper
Significantly Thinner
£78.52 Cheaper to Run
69% Lower Annual Energy Consumption
Two Less HDMI Ports
2x Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency

LG 55UF675 vs Sony KD-55S8505

LG 55UF675 vs Sony KD-55S8505
LG 55UF675 Sony KD-55S8505
£ 1,149.99 £1,049.00
75% Thinner
Two RF Ports
Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
5.1kg Lighter
£101 More Expensive
Only Two HDMI Ports
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