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65" 800Hz Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Nice Design

One person who purchased this TV mentioned that it was a good design. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review “Stellar colour performance, outstanding native 4K and upscaled detail, attractive design, good connectivity”. One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-65S8505 was good looking.

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote that this TV had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One Sony KD-65S8505 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Beautiful colour handling” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their Sony KD-65S8505 review “Frequently spectacular native 4K picture quality”.

Supports Smart TV

The KD-65S8505 supports smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-65S8505 also support smart TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Samsung UE65JU6500[plb_2830311_price] or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the Hisense LTDN65K720[plb_3118120_price].

Other televisions which also support smart TV that you might want to look at include the LOEWE Art 48 UHD[plb_2892139_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KD-65S8505 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including cheaper TVs such as the LG 55UH5B[plb_3158685_price], or the Samsung UE65JU6500[plb_2830311_price].

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the LOEWE Art 48 UHD[plb_2892139_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Two Composite Video Ins

The KD-65S8505 is a two composite video in television. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age only have one composite video in.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The Sony KD-65S8505 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

three USB 3.0 ports

Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year only have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, however the KD-65S8505 has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The Sony KD-65S8505 is a four HDMI ports quantity television.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Four Sound Modess

The number of sound modes found on the Sony KD-65S8505 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-65S8505. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Has Eight Smart Modess

The Sony KD-65S8505 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-65S8505. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Custom", "Graphics", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Two customers agreed that it was not cheap. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review “More expensive than similarly specified flatscreens, occasionally clumsy dynamic contrast, lack of smart TV customisation”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Expensive versus equivalent flatscreen TVs”.

Price Has Increased by £249.01

In the last month the KD-65S8505 has increased in price by £249.01.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KD-65S8505 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.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UE60JU6400[plb_2894934_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Running Costs

Whilst this television is rated A for energy efficiency, the KD-65S8505 is in the most expensive 14% of all 465 televisions of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-65S8505 is £237.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-65S8505 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the KD-65S8505 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported

The number of video formats supported by the KD-65S8505 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, 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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Only One RF Ports Quantity

Most TVs that are a similar age to the KD-65S8505 have between one and three RF ports quantitys, including the Sony KD-65S8505 which has one RF ports quantity.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

At 203 kilowatt hours, the Sony KD-65S8505 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The lowest annual energy consumption of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-65S8505 is 61kWh, the highest is 550kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh.

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Heavy

4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-65S8505 have weights of between 1.1kg and 98kg. With a weight of 30.1 kilograms, the Sony KD-65S8505 is one of the heavier 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago amongst televisions of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-65S8505

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. 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

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KD-65S8505.

Average High Frequency Rate

At 800 hertz, the Sony KD-65S8505 has a fairly average high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-65S8505.

Alternative 800Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-55CX700[plb_2798530_price].

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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
2D-3D Converter
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Video Apps
Operating System Installed
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Wireless Connection
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (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
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Local Dimming
Google Application
Social Network Service
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Type
Remote Control Type
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
VGA (D-Sub) Input Ports
Other Features
Built-In WiFi
Wireless Technology
Other Features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Backlight Type
Sound Enhancement Technology
HDMI 1
Speakers
Picture Enhancement
Backlight
USB Ports Quantity
Weight
HDMI 2
Smart TV Applications
SCART Input (without Smartlink)
VGA Input Port
Wireless Connection
USB Port
HDMI in
AC Adapter Included

1 Award

homecinemachoice.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(2)
17 December 2015

Homecinemachoice.com

While some love the look of curved TVs, others worry about the impact curved screens can have on the viewing experience in the form of issues like viewing angles, onscreen reflections and... Read more…

Stellar colour performance, outstanding native 4K and upscaled detail, attractive design, good connectivity
Colour performance is spectacular
Its curvature is subtle
Excellent 4K detailing
Fair value
More expensive than similarly specified flatscreens, occasionally clumsy dynamic contrast, lack of smart TV customisation
Issues with dark scenes
Reflective screen, Android system is cumbersome
Sluggish operating system
Messy dynamic backlight system, Android TV feels clunky and lacks customisation options
26 October 2015

Lancé en juillet dernier, le téléviseur Sony KD65S8505 capte forcément l'attention avec son design incurv&#233, sa finesse, sa grande taille d'écran et son ouverture aux contenus Ultra HD...

La qualit d'image, Android 5.0, les possibilits multimdias, la restitution sonore convaincante, la connectivit
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £233.95
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £236.99
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Energy Rating
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 31 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers no xr800, sony s85, kd65s8505, sony s85c, no xr800h, sony xr800, no xr800hz, kd65s8505c, sony s8505, KD-65S8505C, sony s8505c, sony xr800h, sony xr800hz, sony p226852, no kd65s8505, sony p226852p, no kd65s8505c, no kd65s8505cb, sony kd65s8505, no kd65s8505cbu, sony kd65s8505c, sony kd65s8505cb, sonytv kd65s8505, sonytv kd65s8505c, sony kd65s8505cba, sony kd65s8505cbu, sony kd65s8505cbae, sonytv kd65s8505cb, sonytv kd65s8505cbu, sony kd65s8505cbaep
Barcodes 00635131626197, 04548736003835, 04548736003859

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