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Sony KD55SD8505BU

£899.89
A relatively new but only passable value for money 55" 4K television, great for playing games
55" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-55SD8505 Review

Released 1 year ago but with good features, we have ranked the Sony KD-55SD8505 number 107 in 55 inch TVs, number 124 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 283 in 4K TVs.
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£183 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
61
Good

Why Has it Scored 61?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £183 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,373 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for playing games, ranking number 106 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching sport, ranking number 224 in TVs for sport, but good for watching films, ranking number 278 in TVs for films.
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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 £894.99 at Co-op Electrical 18 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 46% 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-55SD8505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,175 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has average features but at £899.89 it is cheaper than 33% of TVs.

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Features

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the televisions the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The Sony KD-55SD8505's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 23% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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4K

4K

The Sony KD-55SD8505 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Across all televisions the worst resolution 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-55SD8505 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KD-55SD8505 is not 3D. 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Quite Thick

The thickness of the KD-55SD8505 of 84mm is in the thickest 11% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

TVs have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. The Sony KD-55SD8505's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is in the narrowest 7% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55SD8505 supports screen mirroring, unlike 86% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-55SD8505 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 91% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The KD-55SD8505 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This TV supports Netflix, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by televisions. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of televisions which do not support Bluetooth.

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Features Voice Control

The Sony KD-55SD8505 features voice control, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD-55SD8505 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55SD8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-55SD8505 of 1,000Hz is quite fast compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 15% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of TVs range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The high frequency rate of the KD-55SD8505 of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 7% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports parental controls. 88% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KD-55SD8505 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market since April 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the KD-55SD8505 has an average running cost of £183 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony sonledkd55sd8505bubk, sonybravia kd55sd8505bu, warranty kd55sd8505bu, sony kd55sd8505cbu, sony kd55sd8505bu

Barcodes:

00635131626173, 04548736024328, 04548736024335

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