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Sony KD65S8505CBU

£1,549.00
Sony KD-65S8505
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An award winning and gigantic 4K television, good for watching films
65" 4K No Yes Feb 2015 A
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Sony KD-65S8505 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony KD-65S8505 number 83 in 3D TVs, number 382 in 4K TVs and number 588 across all TVs.
89
Reviews
2 Reviews + 1 Award
54
Value for Money
Average
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
3 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%. This TV has received a "Recommended" award from Homecinemachoice.com. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Sony TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
The KD-65S8505 has an efficiency rating of A, however its running costs of £180 over 5 years are in the most expensive 17% of all 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
4K
Larger than average display diagonal
3D
Supports Wi-Fi

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 402 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 690 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 688 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KD-65S8505?

The Sony KD-65S8505 is 1,452mm wide and 845mm tall. It weighs 30.1kg.

Sony KD-65S8505 front dimensions
Sony KD-65S8505 size in context

Sony KD-65S8505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The author at review site Homecinemachoice.com concluded that they would recommend this Sony TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Cnetfrance.fr and homecinemachoice.com this Sony TV has an average expert rating of 85%.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 3,350 owner and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs 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.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,549.00 it is more expensive than 86% of televisions.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

This Sony television is rated A for energy efficiency, however based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-65S8505 is £180, which makes it one of the most expensive to run TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since February 2015.

Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD-65S8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. Across all TVs the resolution 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 diagonal of the KD-65S8505 of 65" is larger than 92% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-65S8505 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The KD-65S8505 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-65S8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-65S8505 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels television, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. This Sony television also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all televisions the resolution ranges from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports 24p

The KD-65S8505 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The Sony KD-65S8505 does not feature local dimming. 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KD-65S8505 of 800Hz is faster than 90% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the Sony KD-65S8505 of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other televisions. It is narrower than 92% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. TVs have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-65S8505 supports Bluetooth. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-65S8505 supports screen mirroring, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KD-65S8505 does not have a built-in camera. 98% of televisions also do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-65S8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports a YouTube Video App

The number of video apps supported by the Sony KD-65S8505 is more than most TVs. The most frequently supported video app is Netflix, but this video app is not supported by this Sony TV. The video apps YouTube are also supported by this TV.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The KD-65S8505 has a 2D-3D converter. 87% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KD-65S8505 of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is faster than 76% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Three USB Ports

USB port

The Sony KD-65S8505 is a three USB port TV.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The Sony KD-65S8505 has a wireless connection, unlike 99% of TVs which do not have a wireless connection.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KD-65S8505 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of televisions do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-65S8505 supports parental controls. 87% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-65S8505 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-65S8505 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sonybravia kd65s8505cbu, samsung kd65s8505cbu, sony kd65s8505cbaep, sony kd65s8505cbu

Barcodes:

00635131626197, 04548736003835, 04548736003859

Sony KD65S8505CBU

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