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Sony KD-55X8508

55" 4K Active Mar 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £187.31 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
3D
Supports Wi-Fi

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 2,235 expert and owner reviews (including 164 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its televisions. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the KD-55X8508 has an average running cost of £188 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 320 televisions of a similar age and type.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when this television was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X8508 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this television and we think the Toshiba 58L9363 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X8508 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-55X8508 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-55X8508 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports Face Detection

The KD-55X8508 supports face detection, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-55X8508 supports 24p, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-55X8508 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The Sony KD-55X8508 has a mounting kit. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KD-55X8508 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55X8508 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-55X8508 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-55X8508 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55X8508 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The KD-55X8508 supports internet TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The KD-55X8508 supports Smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Display

Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television is 180°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 160° to 180°. The KD-55X8508 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The KD-55X8508 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 55" TVs and we think because of their better review scores, the LG 55UF850 (£579), the Panasonic TX-55AX630 (£951.39), and the Sony FWD-55X8600 (£2,137.26) are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the LG 60UF850 (£1,588.27) (60" and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

With a depth of 60 millimeters, the KD-55X8508 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the Sony KD-49X8309 (£449) (60mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd55x8508cbaep
Barcodes 04548736002227

Sony KD-55X8508 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-55X8508 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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