Sony KD55X8005CBU


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Sony KD55X8005CBU

Sony KD-55X8005
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A good spec but a little out of date 55" 4K TV, representing inferior value for money
55" 4K No No Oct 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD-55X8005 Review

Released 2 years ago and with good features, we have scored the Sony KD-55X8005 as follows:
Value for Money
Good Features
2 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 52?

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At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Enjoy greater clarity, colour and contrast with the new 4k processor x1
Whatever you re watching, watch it in our true 4k
Every colour, enhanced
All your 4k, any source
Made to listen
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Watching Films
Watching Sport
Playing Games

How Big is the Sony KD-55X8005?

The Sony KD-55X8005 is 1,362mm wide and 837mm tall.

Sony KD-55X8005 front dimensions
Sony KD-55X8005 size in context

Sony KD-55X8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

Based on 3,312 expert and owner reviews (including 1,267 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 91% 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 is under 2 years old but has average features and at £849.00 it is in the most expensive 32% of TVs.


Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since October 2015.


Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-55X8005 of 55" is larger than 73% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 13", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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The highest resolution of the Sony KD-55X8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. The best resolution of all TVs 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.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-55X8005 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD-55X8005 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The KD-55X8005 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-55X8005 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. TVs resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55X8005 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 89% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Sony KD-55X8005 has a 2D-3D converter, unlike 87% of TVs which do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-55X8005 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X8005 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55X8005 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55X8005 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of televisions which do not support Bluetooth.

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Features Voice Control

The Sony KD-55X8005 features voice control, unlike 86% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KD-55X8005 of only 10W is lower than 89% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

kd55x8005cbucr kd55x8005c, acoustic kd55x8005c, sony kd55x8005cbu, summer kd55x8005c, kd55x8005cbaep


00635131626623, 04548736008137, 04548736008144, 05056129211860

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