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Sony Has Good Television Reviews
Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.
60 Hz Display Refresh Rates Supported
This TV supports a 24 Hz|25 Hz|30 Hz|50 Hz|60 Hz display refresh rates supported, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months.
Supports Smart TV
Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55SD8505, the Sony KD-55SD8505 supports smart TV.
Other televisions which also support smart TV that you might also want to look at include the LG 65UH600[plb_3412108_price], the Samsung UE65JU6400[plb_2804978_price], or the LOEWE Art 40[plb_3747476_price].
Has a Wi-Fi
The Sony KD-55SD8505 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-55SD8505.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the LG 65UH600[plb_3412108_price], the Samsung UE65JU6400[plb_2804978_price], or the LOEWE Art 40[plb_3747476_price] is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.
2160p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 480i|480p|576i|576p|720p|1080p|2160p supported video modes, which is typical of many recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55SD8505 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the KD-55SD8505 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55SD8505 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the KD-55SD8505 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.
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Price Increase of £85.00
In the last 24 days the price of the KD-55SD8505 has increased by £85.00.
The KD-55SD8505 is not 3D. Most of the other recently released TVs are also not 3D.
TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the 55UH950[pl_3415207_price], or the 55UH850[pl_3339540_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-55SD8505 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other new similar spec TVs also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-55SD8505 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-55SD8505 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KD-55SD8505 is more than most new TVs. This Sony television supports a H.265 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for the last year.
With a depth of 84 millimeters, the KD-55SD8505 has one of the thicker depths amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The average depth of latest TVs is 63mm, and the depths range from 35mm to 99mm.
If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55JU6800[plb_2955156_price] (63.2mm), or the Philips 55PUS6551[plb_3290582_price] (85mm) which is also cheaper.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on recently released 4K and 8K TVs. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Twelve Months Ago
It was twelve months ago when Sony released the KD-55SD8505.
Average Running Costs
This 4K and 8K TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The KD-55SD8505 is typical compared to the other 391 latest 4K and 8K TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-55SD8505 is £183.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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