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Sony KD55X8509C

£549.00
£429.99 £119.01 cheaper than 27 days ago
55" 4K Ultra HD 100Hz Feb 2016
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £187.31 Electricity cost over 5 years
Nine industry awards
Reasonably priced
Inferior sound quality
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Audio

Inferior Sound Quality

Two customers said that it did not have good sound quality. Two years ago expert review site Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this TV “A couple of surprising - given the Sony branding - backlight and excessive sharpness issues together with merely average audio performance, uninspiring 3D”.


Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than a year, this TV is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

The authors at seven expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this television. Homecinemachoice.com, Hdtvtest.co.uk, Dinside.no/data, Audiovision.de, Avforums.com and Tek.no all gave this TV a "Recommended" award and it received a "Top Recommendation" award from Flatpanels.dk.

The expert at websites Rtvmaniak.pl wrote that this 4K and 8K TV was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This TV received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This television has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Good Brand

Based on 2,295 expert and user reviews (including 163 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its televisions. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £119.01 (22%)

The price has dropped from £549 to £429.99 in the last 27 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 53% chance that the price will go back up. However the future is never certain and there remains a 47% chance that the price will actually go down further.

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Reasonably Priced

Three customers who bought this TV concluded that it was good value for money. Expert website Avforums.com said in their review of this TV “Many will be looking to make the entry into the Ultra HD market with something more affordable” . Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote two years ago “The 55-inch X8505C reviewed here is one of its most affordable models –” in their review of the Sony KD-55X8509. Expert review site Whathifi.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “This KD-55X8505B is one of the more affordable 4K TVs around” in their review of this TV.

Two customers agreed that this TV was expensive. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV “Image quality is spectacular – in fact it performs better than the slimmer, more expensive X90C” and rated this TV 80 out of 100.

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Design

Lovely Styling

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Website Whathifi.com said in their review of the Sony KD-55X8509 “Lovely styling”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this TV “The other features are pretty standard Sony” but despite that they rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Three years ago expert website Stuff.tv said “It doesn't have its bigger brothers' massive built-in speakers or the aesthetically pleasing (yet stable) wedg” in their review of this TV.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was February 2016 when Sony released the KD-55X8509.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-55X8509 is £188, which is typical compared to the other 460 TVs of this type and age.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who bought the Sony KD-55X8509 reckoned that it was thin. Expert review site Liveatpc.com mentioned “One of the best slim 4K HDTV's currently out there” in their review of this TV and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Expert review site Homecinemachoice.com said “The design is conventionally thin, with a sl”.

Average Depth

At 60 millimeters, the Sony KD-55X8509 has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-55X8509 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE48JU7000 (£429.99) which has better reviews; or the Hisense H49M3000 (£369) which is cheaper.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-55X8509 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55X8509 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X8509 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-55X8509 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-55X8509 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year which have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-55X8509 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-55X8509 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55X8509 supports 24p, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KD-55X8509 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X8509 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-55X8509 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The Sony KD-55X8509 supports timeshift. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The KD-55X8509 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KD-55X8509 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KD-55X8509 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television.

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Display

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type. 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 High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 100 hertz, the KD-55X8509 has a pretty typical high frequency rate compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

If you are looking for a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48JU7000 (£429.99) (1,000Hz) which is also higher rated.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

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Lovely Colours

Four people wrote that this TV had good colour saturation. Digital Versus wrote “Almost perfect colours” in their review of this TV. They also said “Accurate colours” in their review. Website Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Oodles of detail, brilliant colours and contrast”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung kd55x8509c, sony kd55x8509cbu, sony x8509c
Barcodes 04548736002241, 04548736002258

Sony KD-55X8509 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-55X8509 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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