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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
On average Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Sony.
Supports Smart TV
The KD-55X8509 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support smart TV.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including the Samsung UE40JU6510[plb_2827582_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE48JU6510[plb_2827592_price] which is cheaper.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE48JU6740[plb_2858230_price].
Has a Wi-Fi
The KD-55X8509 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE48JU6510[plb_2827592_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE40JU6510[plb_2827582_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
Alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE48JU6740[plb_2858230_price].
Two Composite Video Ins
The Sony KD-55X8509 is a two composite video in TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KD-55X8509 only have one composite video in.
Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The KD-55X8509 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television.
2 HDMI Version
This television has a 2 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The Sony KD-55X8509 is a four HDMI ports quantity television.
3 MHL Version
The KD-55X8509 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it. Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 1.3 MHL version.
This TV's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version across all TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-55X8509.
The worst supported MHL version across similar types of TV is 1.3.
Has Four Sound Modess
The number of sound modes found on the KD-55X8509 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on televisions of this type and age. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.
Has Five Smart Modess
The KD-55X8509 has a greater number of smart modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago. The most frequently found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this TV. The smart modess Movie, Personal, Photo, Standard and Vivid are also found on this Sony TV.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KD-55X8509 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow High Frequency Rate
The Sony KD-55X8509 has one of the slower high frequency rates (only 100 hertz) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55X8509 the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.
TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE40JU6400[plb_2804977_price] (200Hz) which also has a higher rating.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The KD-55X8509 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this spec and age. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-55X8509, the KD-55X8509 does not feature OLED technology.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age. 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
Sony released the KD-55X8509 over a year ago.
Running Costs Are Average
This TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The KD-55X8509 has an average running cost of £188 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 465 TVs that have been available for more than a year.
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With a depth of 60 millimeters, the KD-55X8509 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55X8509.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Philips 43PUS7100/12[plb_2783435_price] (37mm), or the Sony KD-49X8307[plb_2796458_price] (60mm).
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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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