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Sony KD-55X8508
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Sony KD-55X8508

55" Active Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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.

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Has a Wi-Fi

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.

There are a number of other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-55CR850, the Grundig 48 CLX 8585, or the LG 49UF7767.

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LED Display Technology

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.

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Two Composite Video Ins

The Sony KD-55X8508 is a two composite video in television.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the Panasonic TX-55AX900, the Samsung UN65JS9500, or the LG 105UC9 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

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.

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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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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X8508

4K Ultra HD HD Type

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.

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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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Average Depth

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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Operating System Version
Operating System Installed
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Parental Control
24p Support
Wide Color Enhancer
Ambient Light Sensor
Face Detection
Screen Saving Functions
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(2)
23 December 2015

Sony fortsätter att leverera TV-apparater med ganska så ?clean, no nonsense design?. Den mörka, tunna ramen och en stilig sockel i mörk krom förstärker det minimalistiska uttrycket. En... Read more…

Outstanding 4K clarity, great HD upscaling, integrated YouView platform with rollback catchup TV on the way
Excellent contrast and colour
Very sharp 4KHD pictures
Skinny frame design
Good connectivity
Average audio, Android Smart TV platform is a chore, no HDR support
Clumsy adaptive contrast
Over, eager upscaling engine, Android TV is marmite
Uninspiring 3D
Backlight "flaring"
17 November 2015

Después de un tiempo utilizando la televisión Sony Bravia KD-55X8508C puedo decir que como pantalla 4K y sistema Android TV cumple sobradamente, la calidad de imagen y todas las posibilidades...

Rozdzielczo Ultra HD
Technologia Triluminos
Dodatkowy procesor obrazu ( 1)
Bardzo dobra jako obrazu
System dwiku ClearAudio
Dostpny w niewielu sklepach
Brak okularw 3D w zestawie
Wysoka cena
SoCsin aceleracin grfica en KODI
An no est disponible la opcin de grabacin por USB

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £184.27
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £187.31
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Energy Rating
0.93T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd55x8508, kd55x8508c, sony kd55x8508, sony kd55x8508c, sony kd55x8508cb, sony kd55x8508cba, sony kd55x8508cbae, sony kd55x8508cbaep
Barcodes 04548736002227

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