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Sony KD-55X8505

01net.com 5 Star homecinemachoice.com Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Recommended
A multi award winning 55" 4K TV with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
55" 4K Yes No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KD-55X8505 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have scored the Sony KD-55X8505 as follows for Summary.
85
35 Reviews + 9 Awards
69
Good Features
63
2 Years Old
34
£225 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%, based on 35 reviews. This TV has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk plus six other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Rtvmaniak.pl. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Sony TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The KD-55X8505 has running costs of £225 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 12% of all 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
3D
Does not feature OLED technology

Sony KD-55X8505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Experts really like this television and have given it nine awards.

This TV received a "Recommended" award from websites Hdtvtest.co.uk, Audiovision.de, Flatpanels.dk, Homecinemachoice.com, Tek.no, Avforums.com and Dinside.no/data all of whom concluded that this Sony TV was very good.

This television received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Rtvmaniak.pl who concluded that this TV was superb.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this Sony TV was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 35 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this TV is 80%.

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Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

Based on 3,185 owner and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

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. Across all TVs the resolution 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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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-55X8505 of 55" is relatively standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 72% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the KD-55X8505 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KD-55X8505 is 3D, unlike 74% of televisions which are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KD-55X8505 of 800Hz is in the fastest 19% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55X8505 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X8505 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55X8505 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The KD-55X8505's high frequency rate of 100Hz is pretty standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 52% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55X8505 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KD-55X8505 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of TVs which 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 televisions which do not have a built-in camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-55X8505 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 pixels. TVs resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. 74% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

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

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55X8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports Picture-in-Picture, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

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

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

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

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in March 2015.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The KD-55X8505 is in the most expensive 12% of all 4,025 TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KD-55X8505 will cost £225 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

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

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