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Sony KD-55SD8505 Review
|2 Years Old|
|£140 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 76?
Hisense TVs 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At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 2018.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £140 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some great features:
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 402 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 697 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 698 in TVs for sport.
Should You Buy it Now?
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Sony KD-55SD8505 In-Depth Analysis
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs
Based on 3,350 user and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
The product has good features and is under 2 years old but at £899.89 it is in the most expensive 26% of televisions.
Price Has Gone Down by £49 (5%)
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Running Costs Are Average
This television has an energy efficiency classification of A. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KD-55SD8505 will cost £140 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the KD-55SD8505 in February 2016.
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
The KD-55SD8505's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".
The KD-55SD8505 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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
The KD-55SD8505 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.
Thicker Than Average
The thinnest thickness of TVs is 1.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The Sony KD-55SD8505's thickness of 84mm is thicker than average when compared to most other televisions. It is thicker than 88% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
The KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.
Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)
The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).
Supports Screen Mirroring
The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports screen mirroring. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.
Features Voice Control
The KD-55SD8505 features voice control. 86% of TVs do not feature voice control.
Supports Netflix and YouTube
The KD-55SD8505 has a greater number of video apps than most televisions. This Sony television supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this television.
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The KD-55SD8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Supports Parental Controls
The KD-55SD8505 supports parental controls. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.
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 common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. In addition, this television supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 366 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.
The KD-55SD8505 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.
Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angle of the KD-55SD8505 of only 170° is narrower than 95% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average horizontal viewing angle of all TVs is 180°, with the narrowest being 150° and the widest being 180°.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate
The average high frequency rate of all TVs is 260Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The high frequency rate of the KD-55SD8505 of 1,000Hz is faster than 95% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
The KD-55SD8505 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
The KD-55SD8505 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).
Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-55SD8505 of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 15% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
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