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Sony KD-55X8509 Review
|35 Reviews + 9 Awards|
|2 Years Old|
|£190 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 79?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Sony TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
Whilst the KD-55X8509 has an efficiency rating of A, its running costs of £190 over 5 years are in the most expensive 16% of all 4,330 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
What is This TV Best Used For?
How Big is the Sony KD-55X8509?
The Sony KD-55X8509 is 1,236mm wide and 722mm tall. It is 60mm thick and weighs 19.9kg.
Sony KD-55X8509 In-Depth Analysis
Nine Industry Awards
Experts in TVs rave about this television and have given it nine awards.
The writers at websites Hdtvtest.co.uk, Audiovision.de, Flatpanels.dk, Homecinemachoice.com, Tek.no, Avforums.com and Dinside.no/data all recommend this Sony television and have given it their "Recommended" award.
One other expert review site concluded that this Sony TV was spectacularly good and gave it their highest award. This was from Rtvmaniak.pl who gave it an "Editor's Choice".
The author at one additional expert review site thought that this TV was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "5 Star".
Good Expert Reviews
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs
Based on 3,329 expert and owner reviews (including 1,818 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Very High Running Costs
Whilst the efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A, the KD-55X8509 is one of the most expensive to run TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KD-55X8509 will cost £190 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Sony TV was released in March 2015.
The Sony KD-55X8509 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found resolution. TVs HD types range from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of all TVs is 46", with the smallest being 13" and the largest being 110". The KD-55X8509's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 81% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology
Like most other TVs, the Sony KD-55X8509 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.
The KD-55X8509 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.
The thickness of the Sony KD-55X8509 of 60mm is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 50% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
The Sony KD-55X8509 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
The Sony KD-55X8509 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. This television also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The best resolution of all TVs is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.
The KD-55X8509 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.
Supports Parental Controls
The Sony KD-55X8509 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.
The KD-55X8509 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.
The KD-55X8509 supports timeshift, unlike 82% of TVs which do not support timeshift.
Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included
The KD-55X8509 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included. 86% of TVs also do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.
Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The Sony KD-55X8509 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The KD-55X8509 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The Sony KD-55X8509 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-55X8509 of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 16% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.
The KD-55X8509 supports Bluetooth, unlike 80% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KD-55X8509 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Average High Frequency Rate
The KD-55X8509's high frequency rate of 100Hz is pretty average compared to most other televisions. It is faster than 64% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
Supports HDD Recording
The Sony KD-55X8509 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.
Supports Screen Mirroring
The Sony KD-55X8509 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.
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