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Sony KD55X8509C

55" 100Hz Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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10 Reasons For

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].

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Has a Wi-Fi

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].

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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.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The KD-55X8509 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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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

four HDMI ports quantitys

The Sony KD-55X8509 is a four HDMI ports quantity television.

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X8509

4K Ultra HD HD Type

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.

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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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Average Depth

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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Operating System Version
Operating System Installed
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
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 Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
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
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

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 sony x85, kd55x8509, sony x85c, sony x8509, kd55x8509c, sony xr1000, sony x8509c, sony p222447, sony kd55x85, sony xr1000h, sony kd55x85c, sony xr1000hz, sony p222447p, sony kd55x8509, sony kd55x8509c, sony kd55x8509cs, sony kd55x8509cb, sony kd55x8509cba, sony kd55x8509csu, sony kd55x8509cbu, sony kd55x8509cbae, sony kd55x8509cbaep
Barcodes 00635131626456, 04548736002241, 04548736002258

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