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Sony KD-55X8505

55" 4K Ultra HD Passive May 2014
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £224.56 Electricity cost over 5 years
Nine industry awards
Poor contrast
Average audio, Android Smart TV platform is a chore, no HDR support

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of a comparable age and type, this 4K and 8K TV is one of the most highly awarded.

This television received a "Recommended" from Homecinemachoice.com, Hdtvtest.co.uk, Dinside.no/data, Audiovision.de, Flatpanels.dk, Avforums.com and Tek.no all of whom thought that this 4K and 8K TV was good.

The editor of Rtvmaniak.pl decided that this Sony TV was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

One other expert review site thought that this 4K and 8K TV was good. This Sony TV received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Thirty-five experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk have rated this TV on average 80 out of 100.

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,413 user and expert reviews (including 161 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range. 88% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good quality.

Solid Og Flott Konstruksjon

One customer said in their reviews that it was well made. Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this TV “Solid og flott konstruksjon” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV also have a built-in camera.

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Prachtig Design

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Three years ago Digital Versus wrote in their review of this TV “Elegancki design” however despite that they only rated this TV 3 stars out of 5. Also three years ago Whathifi.com rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-55X8505 “Ottima qualit delle immagini, connettivit completa, design elegante, sottile, upscale efficace”. Techradar said two years ago “Skinny frame design” in their review of this TV.

Three people who purchased it thought it was good looking. Whathifi.com said “Lovely styling”. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “It doesn't have its bigger brothers' massive built-in speakers or the aesthetically pleasing (yet stable) wedg” in their review of this TV. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this TV on Digital Versus “The other features are pretty standard Sony”.

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Menu System is Tiresome

Two owners who purchased this TV agreed that it was not easy to use the menus. Digital Versus mentioned three years ago “Menu system is tiresome”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Wolno dziaajce menu, mniej aplikacji internetowych ni u konkurencji, stosunkowo jasna czer i niski kontrast, do maa liczba odtwarzanych plikw multimedialnych” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good interface. Whathifi.com said “Smart interface is not as comprehensive as rivals” in their review of this TV.

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Display

Good High Def TV

Two people mentioned that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV.

One Strip of LEDsrisk of Clouding

Two people who reviewed this TV concluded that it had clouding visible in the picture. Three years ago Digital Versus gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and said “Une seule barre de LED, risque de clouding”. Digital Versus also said “One strip of LEDsrisk of clouding” in their review.

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Poor Contrast

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good contrast ratio. Three years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this TV “Significant contrast shortcomings” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Digital Versus said in their Sony KD-55X8505 review “Matig contrast”. Techradar said “Clumsy adaptive contrast” in their review of this TV.

Two people who reviewed this TV concluded that it had clouding visible in the picture. Three years ago Digital Versus gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and said “Une seule barre de LED, risque de clouding”. Digital Versus also said “One strip of LEDsrisk of clouding” in their review.

One person who reviewed it thought it did not have a sharp image. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Techradar “A couple of surprising - given the Sony branding - backlight and excessive sharpness issues together with merely average audio performance, uninspiring 3D” but even so they rated it 80 out of 100.

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Uninspiring 3D

Five owners said that the Sony KD-55X8505 did not have a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus rated it 3 stars out of 5 and wrote “3D looks low res”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Tng phn hn ch, khng c mt s dch v trc tuyn ph bin, hnh nh 3D cha tt” in their review.

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. 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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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Techradar mentioned “Good connectivity” .

Outstanding 4K Clarity, Great HD Upscaling, Integrated YouView Platform With Rollback Catchup TV On the Way

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for watching on demand TV. Homecinemachoice.com wrote two years ago “Outstanding 4K clarity, great HD upscaling, integrated YouView platform with rollback catchup TV on the way” .


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed this TV considered that it had good features. Expert website Whathifi.com wrote “It's an attractive TV with a good set of features and an enjoyable performance”.


Price

Cheap for 55in of 4K Goodness

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their Sony KD-55X8505 review “Good price for a wellspecced 4K TV” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100. Stuff.tv mentioned “Cheap for 55in of 4K goodness” and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago expert website Avforums.com wrote in their review of this TV “Many will be looking to make the entry into the Ultra HD market with something more affordable”.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was expensive. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “Image quality is spectacular – in fact it performs better than the slimmer, more expensive X90C” .

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who bought this TV agreed that it was thin. Expert website Liveatpc.com mentioned “One of the best slim 4K HDTV's currently out there” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “The design is conventionally thin, with a sl” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

One customer considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Liveatpc.com wrote last year “Gone are the days of the bulky and obsolete CRT”.

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Audio

Average Audio, Android Smart TV Platform is a Chore, No HDR Support

Three owners who bought it concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Average audio, Android Smart TV platform is a chore, no HDR support” in their review of the Sony KD-55X8505.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the KD-55X8505.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd55x8505 kd55x8505, sony kdl55w805cbu, sony kd55x8505bbu, sony kd55x8505cbu, kd55x8505bbaep, sony x8505c, kd55x8505a, 185871111, sony x85c
Barcodes 04548736002197, 04905524975437, 04905524975444, 04905524975451

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