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Sony KD-65S8005

£1,599.99
65" 4K Edge-LED Jul 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date £236.99 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good picture quality
Good smart TV
Good product quality
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Good Product Quality

A number of Sony KD-65S8005 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent, really good black levels” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Brilliant picture quality - a fantastic all rounder”. Amazon Customer also said “Sound quality is pretty good for such a thin TV, bass.”.

Robust

Seven people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Last year Ignas mentioned “It's really a solid piece of product” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review. Just William wrote on Amazon in December last year “It feels as though something this expensive could do with a remote that feels a little more solid”. Also in December last year Mister R said “The Amazon and Netflix apps built in to the TV can stream 4K content” and scored the Sony KD-65S8005 5 stars.

One Sony KD-65S8005 reviewer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Mr. C. J. Thorpe gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “UNPACKING This arrives in a sturdy box with styrofoam packing”.

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Nice Design

Twenty people concluded that it was good looking. A. Lucas mentioned “The colours beautiful” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Beautiful to! Love it!” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005. Last year Anonymo said “The rep at the store did a pretty decent demo of some of the functionality so i was persuaded” however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars.

Some people reckoned that it was neat. Anonymo mentioned on Amazon last year “They all sit neatly in main and sub folders on the drive” in their review. One customer reckoned that it was a good design.

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Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. In December last year A. Lucas said on Amazon “Whatever the reason, I find this one simple to use” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005. Anonymo said in their review on Amazon “The image quality is superb and if it would only allow me to use my media properly”. David B. wrote last year “Very pleased how easy to use You Tube” .

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Android TV is quite a nice experience” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review. Deacon wrote on Amazon this year “I'm sure it'll be an experience to remember! Pleased with the desgin over all 10/10 from me”. Mr. C. J. Thorpe said in their Sony KD-65S8005 review “Sleek, Elegant and a beautiful immersive experience” and rated it 5 stars.

A few Sony KD-65S8005 owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to setup. David B. mentioned in his review of the Sony KD-65S8005 “Perfect packaging and easy to set up after ( two people needed to unpack” and scored the product 5 stars. Elgato mentioned on Amazon “Quick and simple to set up out of the box the TV quickly integrated itself with the Sony blu ray player, sound bar” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005. Last year Mr. C. J. Thorpe gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “SETUP Once turned on it is relatively easy to setup”.

One Sony KD-65S8005 owner concluded that the product had a good interface. S. Herbertson gave it a very good review and said in their Sony KD-65S8005 review this month “The interface is great and it's an absolute beauty”.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Several Sony KD-65S8005 reviewers thought it had good sound quality. Bro.duck mentioned “And lots of pic settings to keep setting adjustments people happy for hours Sound” in their review. This month Dr. A. K. Agrawal mentioned on Amazon “Internal speakers are the only sound deliver system unless you go for add on woofer” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005. Ignas said “Sound is really clear and nice even without any sound bar systems” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Sony KD-65S8005 reviewer considered that it was not quiet. Clive Colbert said in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 on Amazon “Think the picture not quiet has good has the 46 inch Samsung we had”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Some customers agreed that this TV had good features. Baneesh Chopra gave the product a very good review score and wrote on Amazon in December “It has a fantastic picture quality, very good sound for inbuilt speakers and a good selection of smart features”. Dr. A. K. Agrawal wrote in their Sony KD-65S8005 review on Amazon this month “Remote is good with all features”. Mister R rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their Sony KD-65S8005 review on Amazon “Smart TV features - it has android built in, so there's a wide variety of apps”.

Good Remote Control

A number of Sony KD-65S8005 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good remote control. David B. mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon in December last year “Realised no flick remote included and dreadful customer services when complaining about the deliver date ! Not an experience I ever won't to experience again” and rated it as very good. Elgato wrote on Amazon “Amplifier that we already have (a real bonus as the TV controller also controls the blu ray”.

Good Stand

Some people who reviewed the Sony KD-65S8005 agreed that it had a good stand. G Singh said this month “Id hold out for the glasses right not, Although seems to me 3D is dying out AGAIN Setting ups the stand was fairly simple” and gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100. Mr. C. J. Thorpe rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The stand looks sleek and stylish”. S. Herbertson rated it as very good and said on Amazon “I recommend the Alphason Lithium stand with Universal bracket for the TV”.

Good for Wall Mounting

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for wall mounting. P. Shepherd said “It looks fantastic (wall mounted) and the picture quality is brilliant”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three Sony KD-65S8005 reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it was thin. In December G Singh said in their review “The sound it good considering the slim line TV Although I have connected external speakers for Bass”. Just William mentioned in their Sony KD-65S8005 review “What I mean by that is that the body of the TV is amazingly thin, far thinner than the Samsung that this replaced”.

One person who purchased the Sony KD-65S8005 reckoned that it was a good weight. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in December last year “It's so light (well, in comparison to my old Phillips which is about a tonne in weight!) it was dead simple to wall mount”.

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Price

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Reasonably Priced

Some Sony KD-65S8005 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Great price great item”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Fantastic TV and great price”. Dr. A. K. Agrawal rated the product as excellent and said in their review this month “So Price 5 star”.

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was a bargain for the price. Last year David B. rated it 5 stars and he said in his Sony KD-65S8005 review “Happy Days Black Friday Deal bagged for £925”. One person who purchased it concluded that it was cheap. Ghost said “The 3D works with cheaper 3D party glasses from the few 3D movies out there, don't bother with the expensive Sony ones”.

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Expensive

The cheapeast comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year that we found costs £229 and the most expensive costs £14,899. We think that this 4K and 8K TV looks expensive for a TV of this age and spec.


Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 164 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its televisions. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Sony KD-65S8005 owners said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. This month Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I have actually been most impressed with the 3D” and rated the product 5 stars. Declan said in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 “So I would steer clear of ANY 3D TV's from Sony until they have committed to fix the problem” . In December this year Elderberry22 mentioned on Amazon “The picture brilliant in 4K and the 3D is very impressive” in their review and scored the product very highly.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers concluded that it had good picture quality. Anonymo mentioned in their review in December last year “The picture quality is very rich” . David B. said on Amazon “Hey ! Picture quality and sound awesome and easy to connect to wifi”. David B. also wrote “I'm nearly the BIG 50 " and sound perfect and picture quality wow”.

Four people who reviewed the Sony KD-65S8005 considered that it had good colour saturation. Elgato wrote “The picture quality is quite simply stunning, rich colours, no judders (which in itself is amazing given all the data processing that is going on), just gorgeous” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005. Last year Ignas wrote on Amazon “Visual quality and colours are spot on, I'd say there's small to none different between 55" BRAVIA TV” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005. Just William wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon in December last year “The colours are impressive” and rated it as excellent.

One Sony KD-65S8005 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle. Baneesh Chopra wrote on Amazon this year “Gives a great viewing angle; i have found i can now sit more to the side which surprised me! Very good for casting things straight from your phone too” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Sony KD-65S8005 owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. This month Cassie mentioned “The HD picture is excellent buit i cant see where it is four times better” in her review of the Sony KD-65S8005. Deacon wrote in their Sony KD-65S8005 review “The picture quality is second to none, I was amazed how different the graphics look on my PS4 compared to my previous full HD 1080 sony TV”. Just William mentioned “Stunning in HD, impressive elsewhere” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005.

Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV have horizontal viewing angles of between 170° and 180°. At only 170 degrees, the KD-65S8005 has a very narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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65 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 65 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 65" televisions and we think the Samsung UE65JU6500 (£1,499) which is cheaper; or the UE65JU7000 (£1,899), and the UE65JS8500 (£1,995) both from Samsung and both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Cello C75238 (£1,829.98) (75").

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Smart TV

Good Smart TV

A few customers who bought it considered that it had good apps. Bro.duck said in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 on Amazon this month “That just causes much frustration when you want to use the android side of the TV you are confined to apps they have pre chosen for you”. Bro.duck also wrote “Only useful apps where Amazon and Netflix both which I have access on other set tops so on this one TV I now have three inputs for Amazon”. David B. said on Amazon “Apps may work out cheaper than sky rent” in his review of this TV.

Six customers reckoned that the Sony KD-65S8005 was good for watching on demand TV. This month Dr. A. K. Agrawal said in their Sony KD-65S8005 review on Amazon “TV has preinstalled netflix, amazon, google play (all needs subscription), you tube etc which is handy to see videos”. N.langford mentioned on Amazon “The response for opening apps / streaming amazon prime videos streaming is instant with no crashing or reboots needed like some” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review and rated it 5 stars. In December this year P. Holloway said on Amazon “I only watch my movies or what is on Amazon prime and don't watch any normal telly” in their review.

Some people who purchased it thought it had great smart functions. Amazon Customer said “This television is great as a display and the smart functions are good” in their Sony KD-65S8005 review.

A few people said in their reviews that the product was good for watching YouTube on. G Singh wrote in their Sony KD-65S8005 review on Amazon in December this year “At the moment theres not a lot of 4K content (movies etc) unless you are a youtube junkie Hope this helps all the potential buyers for this product!”. S. Herbertson said “4K content on YouTube is instantly impressive”.

One person who reviewed the Sony KD-65S8005 wrote that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Just William gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The TV viewing has been joyous, iPlayer and YouTube a doddle compared to the way I had to join my laptop with a cable in the past” in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005.

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Good Connectivity

A few Sony KD-65S8005 owners said in their reviews that this TV was wifi compatible. David B. mentioned on Amazon “Sound awesome and easy to connect to wifi and smart phone for you tube etc”. A few weeks ago Dr. A. K. Agrawal mentioned on Amazon “Has Wi-fi link, 4 HDMI ports etc (I think this is standard for most TVs now”.

A few customers thought this TV was good in terms of HDMI connections. Just William mentioned on Amazon “There are 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB, SCART”. Mr. C. J. Thorpe wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “This has 4 HDMI ports so even with my Virgin Media, AppleTV, Playstation 3”.

One Sony KD-65S8005 reviewer concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. In December last year Mr. C. J. Thorpe rated it 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony KD-65S8005 “It also has three USB slots which can be used to insert a memory stick to view content placed on it or record live television”.

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Supports Internet TV

The KD-65S8005 supports internet TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The KD-65S8005 supports Smart TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KD-65S8005 in July 2015.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The KD-65S8005 is one of the least economic to run TVs of this spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KD-65S8005 will cost £237 over 5 years to run.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-65S8005 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

Other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE55MU7070T (£1,599), the Panasonic TX-65CX410 (£1,599), or the Hisense LTDN65XT910 (£1,599).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-65S8005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-65S8005 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-65S8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-65S8005 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-65S8005 supports parental controls. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also support parental controls.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-65S8005 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-65S8005 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd65s8005cbu, sony 65s8005c
Barcodes 04548736008045, 04548736008052

Sony KD-65S8005 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-65S8005 review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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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