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Sony KD55X8505

£1,190.00
Sony KD-55X8505
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A stunningly thin thickness and fully featured 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
55" 4K No 6.6mm Mar 2015 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD-55X8505 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony KD-55X8505 number 8 in ultra thin TVs, number 124 in 3D TVs and number 171 in 55 inch TVs.
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Value for Money
Average
88
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an efficiency rating of B, 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 televisions.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Colours that come alive
Sony entertainment network
More than A stadium surround experience
For all football addicts
Share the moment with the world
Watch together from miles apart
One-Flick entertainment
Long duct speaker
Clear highs, deep lows
Voice zoom
Clear phase
S-Force front surround
ClearAudio+
Made to listen
Stunning detail from whatever you re watching
Enhance everything up to 4k quality
4K
Show smartphone photos in 4k
Smoother 4k/60p action
Accommodates future 4k format
4K video
4K photos
4K movies
There's no need to wait to start enjoying 4k it's here now
The world of 4k right in front of you
Sit closer, see more, miss nothing
Forget you're watching TV
Real-life clarity from the unique sony 4k processing
Four times the detail of full HD
3D
Thinner than average
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What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 495 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 865 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 857 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony KD-55X8505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

We checked 3,350 user and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 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 very good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,190.00 it is more expensive than 79% of televisions.

Price Has Gone Up by £343 (29%)

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this television is B, and the KD-55X8505 has an average 5 year running cost of £140 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony television was released in March 2015.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-55X8505 of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 82% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-55X8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. The resolution of all TVs 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.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-55X8505 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Thinner Than Average

The KD-55X8505's thickness of only 6.6mm is in the thinnest 1% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Televisions have thicknesses of between 1.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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3D

The KD-55X8505 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-55X8505 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Sony KD-55X8505 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 83% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 86% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-55X8505 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of TVs which do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55X8505 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The KD-55X8505 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. 70% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-55X8505 of 800Hz is in the fastest 24% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 79% of televisions which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55X8505 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Sony KD-55X8505 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. This television also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-55X8505 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average High Frequency Rate

The Sony KD-55X8505's high frequency rate of 100Hz is relatively standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 37% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55X8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X8505 supports Picture-In-Picture. 94% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kd55x8505bbu, kd55x8505 kd55x8505, sony kd55x8505cbu, kd55x8505a, 185871111, sony x85c

Barcodes:

04548736002197, 04905524975437, 04905524975444, 04905524975451

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