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.