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Sony KD55XD8005BU

£779.99
55" 4K Ultra HD Edge-LED Flat Jun 2016
A
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £152.06 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good user reviews
Good size
Good quality
33 Reviews
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Reviews

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this TV rated it as 88 out of 100. Over 87% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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


Design

Good Quality

Sixteen people who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8005 “Good build quality” . Adam D gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in April last year “A high quality TV packed with features”. P. C. Farrar mentioned “Build quality is excellent (much better than the cheap Samsungs” in their review of this TV and scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nice Design

Seven people wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. In April last year Rob A. said on expert review site Amazon “A computer left on! The google OS is pretty good, not what I expected, which was like using my phone.” in his review of this TV. Mykeyreviews wrote on expert review site Amazon “I definitely say this TV has a very smart appearance”. Samw mentioned “If you don't believe me then just check the various TV review sites who have already verified that the input lag is pretty low”.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed.

Two owners mentioned that this TV was neat. Last year Mykeyreviews said on expert website Amazon “The rear of the stand (55" model) has a panel which can effectively tidy up the cables by them all meeting in the middle” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Stephen M S scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in April last year “I have managed to take out several boxes and associated cables to leave just the TV - very tidy” in his review of this TV.

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Robust

Ten owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Nik mentioned “Very impressed considering its all built in to the TV” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Last year Stephen M S wrote on expert review site Amazon “The stand is understated and perfectly solid in my opinion” in his review of this TV. Amazon Customer rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV “Packed full of features and apps with Android TV built in”.

Easy to Use

Five people who purchased this TV considered that it was easy to use. Last year Stephen M S said in his review of this TV on expert website Amazon “The interface is very easy to use and very clear”. Al wrote in his review of this TV “Watching films on this TV is great adjust the controls accordingly for the best results”. Mr Martin gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “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” in his review of this TV.

Four customers concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Stephen M S scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Changing the settings to your preferred colour palette is a doddle”. He also wrote “The menu system is very fast” in his review. Charles Knightly mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Settings> Network> Advanced settings> IPv6 setup” and gave the Sony KD-55XD8005 a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Nik mentioned in April last year “Overall pleased, I did prefer the YouView interface.” . They also wrote “I liked the you view interface” in their review.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Nine customers reckoned that this TV had good features. Pa1410 mentioned on expert website Ao.com “This 4K HDR TV continues SONY's dedicated pursuit of the ultimate HDR experience with its many outstanding features and powerful colour technologies” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “It has more impressive features than I could ever imagine” in their review, and also wrote “Finally for a TV that offers so many cutting edge features and so much "next generation potential”.

Nice Stand

Four people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good stand. Sacredjon wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “The stand is strong.”.


Price

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Good Value for Money

Nine owners who reviewed the Sony KD-55XD8005 considered that it was good value for money. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Value for money” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. P. A. Bosomworth said “Good TV for the price”. Sacredjon mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It's the only thing which has cost me to not give this TV five stars” in their review of this TV.

Four owners who purchased it concluded that it was expensive. P. C. Farrar mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “That is significantly more expensive”. Robin he said in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Light bleed' problem and overpriced”. P. C. Farrar also mentioned “The fact that this TV outperforms quite a few much more expensive models with 10 bit panels means that it doesn't really matter either way” in their review.

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Other

A Top Selling Television

The KD-55XD8005 is one the fastest selling TV currently available for sale.

Released Eleven Months Ago

Sony released the KD-55XD8005 in June 2016.


Benefits

Great for Films

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was great for watching Netflix.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

This Sony TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The KD-55XD8005 is typical compared to the other 409 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for the last year that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-55XD8005 is £153.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Nine owners who purchased it thought it had good colour saturation. Rob A. gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “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.”. Last year Robin wrote on expert review site Amazon “With dark colours it is fine.” in his review of this TV. Nik mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Used Amazon Prime video app and the 4K HDR content looked amazing sharp, crisp and the colours just pop out” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Eight people who reviewed this TV thought it had good picture quality. Mykeyreviews wrote “Delivers outstanding 4K picture quality” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. P. A. Bosomworth rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Picture quality is stunning” in their review of this TV. Last year Sacredjon wrote on expert website Amazon “The picture quality is fantastic”.

Three owners concluded that the product had a good contrast ratio. P. C. Farrar gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “You therefore get a much better contrast ratio and nice deep blacks compared to the larger models” in their review of this TV. G. Woodruff said on expert review site Amazon “This will have superior contrast and far deeper blacks than the larger model which apparently uses an IPS panel instead”. Camazon Wustomer mentioned in their review of this TV “It manages to create very decent black levels”.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on latest comparable spec TVs. 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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Good High Def TV

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Last year Camazon Wustomer mentioned in their review of this TV “Model Reviewed *Sony Bravia KD49XD8077 49-Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV* I really like this TV”. Adam D wrote on expert website Amazon “The difference between HD and 4K is incredible, with a level of detail that is difficult to describe” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Camazon Wustomer also said “I've watched it drop about a frame or 2 on full 4k hd video in stats” in their review.

Not 3D

The Sony KD-55XD8005 is not 3D. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-58DX750 (£1,039.99).

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

Alternative 55" TVs currently available which you might want to consider include the Samsung UE55KS700 (£649.99) which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE55KU6000 (£659), or the Philips 55PUS6031 (£668.74) both of which are cheaper.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-58DX750 (£1,039.99) (58" and cheaper), or the LG 60UH605 (£739) (60" and cheaper); or the Panasonic TX-58DX700 (£739.99) (58" and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight customers who reviewed the Sony KD-55XD8005 thought it was thin. Rob A. rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he said “It is very thin, very smart to look at imho” in his review of this TV. Sacredjon mentioned on expert website Amazon “It's as slim as my phone is at the edges”. In April last year Pa1410 wrote “The actual slim design is an attractive addition to any home whether placed on a stand or wall mounted”.

Two customers reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Rob A. mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The remote is chunky”. He also wrote “Well aside from the chunky power supply brick.” in his review.

Two people who purchased the product thought it was compact. Chappers mentioned “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” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Very Thin

Across all the new 4K and 8K TVs the depths range from 25mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 65mm. With a depth of only 44 millimeters, the KD-55XD8005 has one of the thinner depths amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KD-49XD8005 (£799) (44mm).

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Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

Four people who reviewed this TV considered that it was good for watching on demand TV. Adam D said on expert website Amazon in April last year “Includes a good range of built in apps for Netflix, Amazon, Plex etc”. Camazon Wustomer mentioned in their review of this TV “Netflix looks outstanding in any res” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mr Martin gave the Sony KD-55XD8005 a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote “In theory this would be great for watching catchup TV you've missed in a similar way to iPlayer”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good apps. Stephen M S rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon “Android is working seamlessly and I have installed a few of my favourite movie Apps already”. Sacredjon rated this TV 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “It's let down by a lack of proper TV streaming apps such as NowTV, ITV C4”.

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Good Connectivity

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pa1410 wrote “The connectivity is strong too, thanks to its highlights of four HDMI's” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Sacredjon mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It has more than enough connectivity too” in their review of this TV. Amazon Customer wrote “Wifi and Google Cast make connectivity very easy” .

Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-55XD8005 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other recently released TVs also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KD-55XD8005 supports Smart TV. Most of the other latest comparable spec TVs also support Smart TV.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Nine people who bought it concluded that it had good sound quality. Rob A. mentioned in his review of the Sony KD-55XD8005 on expert website Amazon “Great sound”. He also said “Sound is also very good for a system of this thickness, with i think downward facing speakers and some impressive surround effects” in his review. Normw wrote in April last year “The speakers are fine” .

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the KD-55XD8005 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst similar spec TVs of this age. Recently released TVs have RMS rated powers of between 6W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 28W.

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Performance

Features USB Recording

The KD-55XD8005 features USB recording, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last 12 months.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-55XD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV also feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports 24p

The KD-55XD8005 supports 24p. Most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs also support 24p.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55XD8005 supports parental controls, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other latest televisions.

There are a number of other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including the LG 55UH600T (£779.95), the Panasonic TX-58DX750 (£1,039.99), or the Samsung UE49MU6500 (£775) all of which are cheaper.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55XD8005 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other latest TVs also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-55XD8005 has an ethernet port, 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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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55XD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KD-55XD8005 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KD-55XD8005 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd55xd8005baep, sony kd55xd8005bu, smart kd55xd8005, sony 55xd8005, sony kuy7r
Barcodes 04548736032019, 04548736032026

Sony KD-55XD8005 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-55XD8005 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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