4K and 8K TVs built by Sony have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.
Supports Smart TV
Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the Sony KD-55X8508 supports smart TV.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available including the UE48JS8502, or the UE48JU6485 both from Samsung or the LG 43UF7727 which has better reviews.
Has a Wi-Fi
The KD-55X8508 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a wi-Fi.
The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it.
Two Composite Video Ins
The Sony KD-55X8508 is a two composite video in television.
Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most TVs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the KD-55X8508 which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
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Has Four Sound Modess
The number of sound modes found on the KD-55X8508 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-55X8508. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.
Has Five Smart Modess
The Sony KD-55X8508 has a greater number of smart modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this television. The smart modess Movie, Personal, Photo, Standard and Vivid are also found on this Sony television.
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Expert Reviews Are Average
TV expert review site ljudochbild.se scored this 4K and 8K TV 67 out of 100.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-55X8508 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55X8508 also do not have a built-in camera.
The Sony KD-55X8508 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider including the 55EG9609, the 65EG9609, or the 65EF9509 all from LG which also has a higher rating.
Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The number of video formats supported by the KD-55X8508 is more than most TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this television. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this TV.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs that are a similar age 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.
Released Over a Year Ago
This TV has been on the market for over a year.
Running Costs Are OK
This television has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the KD-55X8508 is typical compared to the other 465 TVs of this spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KD-55X8508 will cost £188 over 5 years to run.
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At 60 millimeters, the KD-55X8508 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago.
We compared this television to all the other 60mm thick TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the KD-49X8309 (£449.00), the KD-55X8509 (£599.99), and the KD-49X8308 all from Sony is also worth considering.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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