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User Reviews Are Good
This TV has an average user rating of 87% based on 30 user reviews.
Good Sound Quality
Six customers said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. In January last year G. Woodruff said on Amazon “The built-in speakers sounded par for the course”. Rob A. scored the Sony KD-55XD8005 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon “Great sound”. Rob A. also said “Sound is also very good for a system of this thickness, with i think downward facing speakers and some impressive surround effects”.
Good Picture Quality
A few people who bought this TV said that it had good picture quality. Mr. David Vardy wrote in his review on Amazon “Picture quality is fantastic”. Mr. Dean A. Lewis mentioned “What a shame, this tv looks stunning and the picture quality is stunning.” in his review of the Sony KD-55XD8005. Mykeyreviews gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Delivers outstanding 4K picture quality” in their review.
Seven Sony KD-55XD8005 owners who reviewed this TV wrote that it had good colour saturation. Adam D wrote in his review of the Sony KD-55XD8005 on Amazon in January last year “The picture is crisp and bright, with vibrant colours and deep blacks”. Chappers mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8005 on Amazon “Picture-quality wise, Sony’s have always been able to produce nice natural colours, without going for over-saturated punch (unless you want it to)”. Macdigital mentioned on Amazon “First of all picture is stunning in 4k, bright colors and decent motion” in their review but despite that they gave the Sony KD-55XD8005 a rating of 60 out of 100.
One person who purchased it reckoned that it had clouding visible in the picture. Mr C. mentioned in his review of the Sony KD-55XD8005 on Amazon in January last year “While there isn't any clouding visible, this is because the whole screen is a bit of a milky grey colour, certainly not a deep black”.
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. In January last year P. C. Farrar mentioned on Amazon “You therefore get a much better contrast ratio and nice deep blacks compared to the larger models” in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review and scored the product very highly.
One person who purchased this TV thought it was good for playing games on. P. C. Farrar mentioned on Amazon “This model has a wide colour gamut, low input lag for gaming 33ms and works well with the Xbox One on HDR games” in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review.
Good Smart TV
Four Sony KD-55XD8005 owners who purchased it mentioned that it had good apps. Sacredjon wrote “It's let down by a lack of proper TV streaming apps such as NowTV, ITV C4” . Stephen M S wrote in his review “I have installed a few of my favourite movie Apps already”.
Two Sony KD-55XD8005 reviewers considered that the Sony KD-55XD8005 was good for watching TV catchup services. Mr Martin wrote on Amazon “In theory this would be great for watching catchup TV you've missed in a similar way to iPlayer” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Mr Martin also mentioned “I was able to watch a full Grand Prix on 4OD and the wife watched a few cookery programs”.
One person who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching on demand TV. Camazon Wustomer mentioned in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review on Amazon “Netflix looks outstanding in any res”.
One person who purchased it considered that it was good for watching YouTube on. Rob A. rated it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this TV “At this price point some things you need to leave behind the picture is lovely, vibrant colours and awesome with some (youtube) 4k content being shown.”.
One Sony KD-55XD8005 owner said in their reviews that the Sony KD-55XD8005 was good for recording TV. Sacredjon said on Amazon “The native TV guide and recording functions are excellent, even though it's only capable of recording one channel at once”.
Easy to Use
Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Al wrote in his review “Watching films on this TV is great adjust the controls accordingly for the best results” . Mr C. wrote in his Sony KD-55XD8005 review on Amazon “It is fairly intuitive to use, Not So Good As with any new product these days”. Stephen M S wrote in his Sony KD-55XD8005 review “The interface is very easy to use and very clear” and rated the product 5 stars.
Four customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. In January last year Hunter_4k scored it very highly and said in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8005 on Amazon “This is only my preference though) Like if you agree with this settings or has helped you”. Stephen M S mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Changing the settings to your preferred colour palette is a doddle”. Stephen M S also wrote “The menu system is very fast”.
A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good interface. Nik said in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review on Amazon “I liked the you view interface”. Nik also wrote “Overall pleased, I did prefer the YouView interface.”.
One customer considered that the product had a good experience.
Some Sony KD-55XD8005 owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it was thin. Me Sykes wrote on Amazon “Very slim bezel and lovely picture” in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review nonetheless they only rated it 3 stars. Mr C. he mentioned on Amazon last year “Due to the very slim frame and compact footprint it's an ideal size” in his review. Mr. David Vardy rated it 5 stars and he mentioned “Sound quality is actually quite impressive for such a thin TV” in his review of this TV.
A few people who bought this TV reckoned that it was compact. One Sony KD-55XD8005 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Mykeyreviews mentioned in January last year “It still has a bit of weight to it and can be awkward to hold” in their review of this TV.
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Good Product Quality
Fifteen Sony KD-55XD8005 owners who purchased this TV thought it was good quality. Adam D scored it very highly and he mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “The difference in quality is incredible”. Amazon Customer mentioned “A high quality TV as you come to expect from Sony” in their review. Macdigital said in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review on Amazon “Build quality is amazing however, you ultra thin” however they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
A number of Sony KD-55XD8005 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Last year Hunter_4k wrote in their review “In gameplay it is absolutely gorgeous” and rated it as very good. In the same month Macdigital wrote on Amazon “It's pretty quick and easy to use”. Majigga wrote in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review on Amazon in January last year “I'm glad I did because it performs beautifully will the ps4 pro”.
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a good design. Chappers said “Svelte sophisticated design Great picture quality Android TV platform with loads of apps Potentially good value (compared to slightly more expensive models) What’s not so good” in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8005.
A number of customers considered that it was neat. Mykeyreviews said in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review last year “The rear of the stand (55" model) has a panel which can effectively tidy up the cables by them all meeting in the middle” . Stephen M S wrote on Amazon “Associated cables to leave just the TV - very tidy”.
One customer who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Mr C. said on Amazon “Putting the motion effects up a touch helped smooth these out without making giving them the soap opera effect” in his review of this TV.
Several Sony KD-55XD8005 reviewers who purchased this TV concluded that it was well made. Adam D said “The built in speakers are ok - much better than on a lot of TVs this thin” in his review of the Sony KD-55XD8005 and rated the Sony KD-55XD8005 5 stars. Adam D also mentioned “Includes a good range of built in apps for Netflix, Amazon, Plex etc”. Amazon Customer said “Packed full of features and apps with Android TV built in” and scored this TV very highly.
One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was reliable. Mr Martin mentioned on Amazon “Connected my trusty old Humax HB-1000S by HDMI” in his Sony KD-55XD8005 review. One Sony KD-55XD8005 owner who purchased it said that it was strong and durable.
The KD-55XD8005 is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased televisions in the last 3 months.
Several Sony KD-55XD8005 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Adam D said in his review of this TV on Amazon “It has a good selection of connectivity, including 4 HDMI ports, so no need for a separate HDMI switch to connect multiple sources” and scored it very highly. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in January last year “Wifi and Google Cast make connectivity very easy” in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8005. Also in January last year Sacredjon mentioned “It has more than enough connectivity too” in their review of this TV.
One Sony KD-55XD8005 reviewer who purchased the Sony KD-55XD8005 concluded that it had network functionality. Charles Knightly he said in his review of this TV “Settings> Network> Advanced settings> IPv6 setup”. One person reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. G. Woodruff wrote in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review “Turned on an enhanced HDMI” .
One customer who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Last year Nik said “Much better as it was easy to format the USB hard drive and use to record live TV - Which works really well” in their review.
Good High Def TV
A few Sony KD-55XD8005 owners who reviewed the Sony KD-55XD8005 thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Adam D wrote last year “The difference between HD and 4K is incredible, with a level of detail that is difficult to describe” in his Sony KD-55XD8005 review. Camazon Wustomer mentioned also last year “Model Reviewed *Sony Bravia KD49XD8077 49-Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV* I really like this TV”. Camazon Wustomer also wrote “I've watched it drop about a frame or 2 on full 4k hd video in stats”.
Several people agreed that the Sony KD-55XD8005 was good value for money. Adam D scored the Sony KD-55XD8005 very highly and he wrote “It does offer excellent value - this is a big TV packed with features”. Camazon Wustomer said in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8005 on Amazon “A Very nice tv in this price band”. Majigga mentioned on Amazon in January last year “I would definitely recommend this TV to anyone the is struggling to find an affordable ultra 4k tv for there ps4 pro” and rated the product 5 stars.
One person who reviewed it wrote that it was a bargain for the price. P. C. Farrar said on Amazon “Build quality is excellent (much better than the cheap Samsungs” in their review of this TV and gave it an excellent review score.
Good Technical Features
Some customers who bought it considered that it had good features. Adam D gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “A high quality TV packed with features”. Al said on Amazon “One of the BEST features is the Netflixs button, taking you straight to it”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon last year “Great picture, full of features”.
Several Sony KD-55XD8005 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good stand. Chappers wrote “Sophisticated design (no potentially ‘vulgar’ shiny chrome bits on this set), with Sony’s very nice angled stand (the 43””. Sacredjon wrote “The stand is strong.” in their Sony KD-55XD8005 review. Stephen M S gave this TV an excellent rating and he said in his review “The stand is understated and perfectly solid in my opinion”.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
On average Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs built by Sony.
One Sony KD-55XD8005 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Mr Martin mentioned in his review on Amazon last year “The guide on there works perfectly - the only issue is having to use 2 remote controllers! Another strange "feature" with this TV is the App - YouView”.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
This television was released just seven months ago, so it is likely to use better technology than some of the older TVs.
Supports Smart TV
The Sony KD-55XD8005 supports smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year also support smart TV.
We compared this television to all the other televisions which support smart TV and we think the LG 49UH668[plb_3349688_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Other TVs which also support smart TV that you might also want to consider include the 55UH650[pl_3355973_price], or the 55UH625[pl_3384921_price] both from LG.
Has a Wi-Fi
The KD-55XD8005 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 49UH668[plb_3349688_price] is also worth considering.
It is worth considering alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the 55UH650[pl_3355973_price], or the 55UH625[pl_3384921_price] both from LG.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on new similar spec TVs.
Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The KD-55XD8005 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The Sony KD-55XD8005 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most recently released 4K and 8K TVs. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony TV. The analog signal format systems Not supported are also supported by this TV.
2160p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 2160p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on TVs that are a comparable age to it.
With a depth of only 44 millimeters, the Sony KD-55XD8005 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year. The average depth of recently released 4K and 8K TVs is 63mm, and the depths range from 35mm to 99mm.
There are a number of alternative 44mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to look at including the KD-49XD8088[pl_3772191_price], or the KD-49XD8077[pl_3769237_price] both from Sony which is cheaper.
Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55KS700[plb_3498260_price] (44.3mm).
5 Reasons Against
Inferior Remote Control
One person who reviewed this TV thought it did not have a good remote control. Rob A. wrote “The remote is chunky” in his review of this TV.
Like most of the other TVs that were launched in the last 12 months, the KD-55XD8005 is not 3D.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might also want to look at the LG 49UH850[plb_3348276_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-55XD8005 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the KD-55XD8005 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-55XD8005 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-55XD8005 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KD-55XD8005 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is MKV, but this video formats supported is not supported by this television. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this TV.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions that have been around for the last year. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency classification of this 4K and 8K TV is A, and the KD-55XD8005 is typical compared to the other 389 televisions that came out in the last year that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the KD-55XD8005 will cost £153 over 5 years to run.
I'm really happy with my new Tv, picture, android, looks all good. One star down due 1st Tv development a fault black line on the screen but Amazon customer service was amazing sort everything for... Read more…
Reviewed 11 December 2016 by MacDigital | 44 Comments
First of all picture is stunning in 4k, bright colors and decent motion, the Android operating system also works much better with this TV than my previous Sony, it's pretty quick and easy to... Read more…
I was so excited to receive my new TV, and the first thing I noticed was the clever packaging. It has these clever little plastic clips at the bottom which keep it all together when it needs to... Read more…
I did loads of research into the smaller 4k TV with HDR as my living room just isn't big enough for a full sized TV.
I'm glad I went for this one. It's really highlighted how out of date... Read more…
Paid £615 so very happy picture out of the box is fantastic so I'm expecting it to be even better when I've played around with the settings. Not had any light bleed problem's or WiFi problem's.... Read more…
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