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Sony KD55SD8505BU

£899.00
55" 4K 1,000Hz Edge-LED Apr 2016
A
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date £182.51 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has good reviews for its TVs
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Quite fast high frequency rate
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 164 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2016 when Sony released the KD-55SD8505.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This Sony television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the KD-55SD8505 is £183 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 473 comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year.


Performance

Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-55SD8505 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KD-55SD8505 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55SD8505 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also support 24p.

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Features Voice Control

The Sony KD-55SD8505 features voice control, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55SD8505 supports parental controls. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support parental controls.

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Display

Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 1,000 hertz, the KD-55SD8505 has one of the faster high frequency rates amongst TVs of this age. The high frequency rates of TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1,000Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including the Sony KD-55XD8577 (£869.90) which is cheaper.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the Sony KD-55SD8505 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48JS8500 (£999); or the Panasonic TX-50DX802B (£899), or the LG 55UX960 (£899).

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of TVs of this spec and age is 170° and the widest is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Sony KD-55SD8505 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst TVs of this age.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We compared all the other 55" televisions to this TV and we think cheaper TVs such as the Sony KD-55XD8577 (£869.90), the Hisense LTDN55K720 (£930.35), and the Philips 55PUS6551 (£749) are also worth considering.

Televisions with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-58DX700 (£739.99) (58") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television also support Wi-Fi.

Other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include the Hisense LTDN55K720 (£930.35) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic TX-58DX700 (£739.99) which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the LG 49UF7787 (£944.41).

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55SD8505 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-55SD8505 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55SD8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KD-55SD8505 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than a year also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KD-55SD8505 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-55SD8505 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55SD8505 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Internet TV

The KD-55SD8505 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-55SD8505 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Supports Three Video Apps

The number of video apps supported by the Sony KD-55SD8505 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This TV supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by televisions that have been available for more than a year. The video apps "NetFlix" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The depths of TVs of this spec and age range from 17mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. With a depth of 84 millimeters, the KD-55SD8505 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the 50PUK6400 (77mm and cheaper), or the 55PUS6551 (£749) (85mm and cheaper) both from Philips.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sonledkd55sd8505bubk, sonybravia kd55sd8505bu, warranty kd55sd8505bu, sony sonkd55sd8505bu, sony kd55sd8505cbu, sony kd55sd8505bu
Barcodes 00635131626173, 04548736024328, 04548736024335

Sony KD-55SD8505 Review Sources

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