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Sony KD55XD8005BU

£770.00
Sony KD-55XD8005
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A fully featured and very highly rated 55" 4K TV, good for playing games
55" 4K No 44mm Apr 2016 A
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*Sony KD55XD8005BU 55Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV #124825 (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Sony - 55Inch - KD55XD8005BU - 4K HDR Ultra HD - Smart TV ? Black.
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Sony Bravia 55XD8005 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Android TV, 55 With Youview/Freeview HD&Silver Slate Design
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Sony Bravia KD55XD8005 55-Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart LED TV with Triluminos Display and Google Cast (2016 Model) - Black
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Sony KD-55XD8005 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony KD-55XD8005 number 34 in 55 inch TVs, number 101 in 4K TVs and number 127 across all TVs.
94
Reviews
32 Reviews
75
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 32 reviews. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £120 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is robust and good picture quality.
It has some great features:
4K
Google play: A world of content and apps
Experience the best in 4k UHD picture quality
Enrich your viewing with the TV sideview app
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD REC
Clear phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
Made to listen: clearaudio+
Cinematic s-force front surround
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
Content bar: find everything fast
Say what you want to see with voice search
Larger than average display diagonal
BRAVIA meets android TV
Google cast: plays nice with your other devices
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth
Cable management
TRILUMINOS display
4K x-reality pro: enhance every picture up to 4k
4K hdr: the next generation of picture quality
Supports Wi-Fi
Thinner than average
Stream playstation games straight to your TV

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 89 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 175 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 173 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KD-55XD8005?

The Sony KD-55XD8005 is 1,231mm wide and 717mm tall. It is 44mm thick and weighs 14.7kg.

Sony KD-55XD8005 front dimensions
Sony KD-55XD8005 size in context

Sony KD-55XD8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this TV rated it as 88%. 18 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

Eight people wrote in their reviews that this TV was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 3,350 expert and user reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two customers agreed that it was well made.

Customers Report Good Image Quality

Five owners who reviewed this TV thought it had good picture quality, four people reckoned that this TV had good colour saturation and two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio.

  • You therefore get a much better contrast ratio and nice deep blacks compared to the larger models…
    P. C. Farrar (Amazon) - November 2016
  • It manages to create very decent black levels…
  • The picture quality is fantastic…
    SacredJon (Amazon) - December 2016
  • With dark colours it is fine.
    Robin (Amazon) - September 2016
  • Picture quality is fantastic…
  • Only minor negative is the viewing angle on the 43" which does deteriorate quite quickly…
    SamW (Amazon) - December 2016
  • The picture is wonderful with sharp detail, vibrant colors and simple adjustments…
  • The picture is crisp and bright, with vibrant colours and deep blacks…
    Adam D (Amazon) - November 2016
  • However, as mentioned by another reviewer there was a band of very bright light coming out of the bottom of the screen on one side that distorted the colours…
    ME Sykes (Amazon) - October 2016
  • The colours look very good…
    Mr C. (Amazon) - October 2016

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was thin.

Users Report Good Sound Quality

Three people who reviewed this TV said that it had good sound quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two customers agreed that the product was easy to use and two owners who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is under 2 years old, however at £770.00 it is in the most expensive 28% of televisions.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this television is A. The average 5 year running cost of the KD-55XD8005 is £120 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This TV was released in April 2016.

Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-55XD8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all TVs ranges 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.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the KD-55XD8005 of 55" is larger than 77% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-55XD8005 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KD-55XD8005 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

The average thickness of all televisions is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm. The Sony KD-55XD8005's thickness of only 44mm is thinner than 79% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55XD8005 supports screen mirroring. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Sony KD-55XD8005 is 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 Sony TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 366 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-55XD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 87% of televisions which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55XD8005 supports Bluetooth. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55XD8005 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features USB Recording

The KD-55XD8005 features USB recording, unlike 90% of TVs which do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55XD8005 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55XD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

kd55xd8005bu kd55xd8005, 116311948cr kd55xd8005, sony kd55xd8005bu, sony 55xd8005

Barcodes:

04548736032019, 04548736032026, 05056129212027

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-55XD8005

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