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Sony KD-55S8505 Review
|3 Years Old|
|£140 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 74?
It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Hisense televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £140 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,318 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report good smart TV features.
This Sony TV has some great features:
Sony KD-55S8505 In-Depth Analysis
Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews
We checked 3,322 user and expert reviews (including 1,904 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report Good Smart TV Features
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.”.
Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency classification of this television is A, and the average running cost of the KD-55S8505 is £140 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,318 televisions.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the KD-55S8505 in February 2015.
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
The Sony KD-55S8505's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 76% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all televisions is 46", with the smallest being 13" and the largest being 110".
The highest resolution of the KD-55S8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. Across all televisions 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.
Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology
Like most other televisions, the KD-55S8505 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED/QLED technology.
The KD-55S8505 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of televisions are not 3D.
Across all the televisions the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The Sony KD-55S8505's thickness of 99mm is very thick compared to most other televisions. It is thicker than 99% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.
The KD-55S8505 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.
Supports Face Detection
The Sony KD-55S8505 supports face detection, unlike 98% of televisions which do not support face detection.
Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The KD-55S8505's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other televisions. It is faster than 74% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Supports Parental Controls
The Sony KD-55S8505 supports parental controls. 87% of televisions do not support parental controls.
The Sony KD-55S8505 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
The Sony KD-55S8505 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 TV supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all televisions the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Sony KD-55S8505 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KD-55S8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
The KD-55S8505 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 94% of televisions which do not support Picture-In-Picture.
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