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Sony KD-65S8505 Review
|Value for Money||
|2 Years Old|
|£237 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 54?
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It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
Whilst this TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, its running costs of £237 over 5 years are in the most expensive 11% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Does not feature OLED technology
Does not feature local dimming
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching sport, ranking number 540 in TVs for sport. It is also excellent for playing games, ranking number 318 in TVs for gaming, but mediocre for watching films, ranking number 781 in TVs for films.
Should You Buy it Now?
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How Big is the Sony KD-65S8505?
The Sony KD-65S8505 is 1,452mm wide and 845mm tall. It weighs 30.1kg.
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Sony KD-65S8505 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
We checked 3,185 user and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,549.00 it is more expensive than 83% of TVs.
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The highest resolution of the KD-65S8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. Across all TVs the worst resolution is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Fairly Large Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the KD-65S8505 of 65" is fairly large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 8% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most other TVs, the KD-65S8505 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.
The KD-65S8505 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.
The KD-65S8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.
Has a Wireless Connection
The Sony KD-65S8505 has a wireless connection. 99% of TVs do not have a wireless connection.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KD-65S8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Three USB Ports
The KD-65S8505 has more USB ports than most of the TVs. Most of the TVs only have between one and two USB ports, however this television has three USB ports.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
Televisions have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The KD-65S8505's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is quite fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 23% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
The KD-65S8505 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).
Supports Screen Mirroring
The Sony KD-65S8505 supports screen mirroring. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.
Supports a YouTube Video App
The number of video apps supported by the Sony KD-65S8505 is more than most TVs. The most commonly 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.
Has a 2D-3D Converter
The KD-65S8505 has a 2D-3D converter. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.
Does Not Feature Local Dimming
Like most other TVs, the KD-65S8505 does not feature local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most other TVs, the KD-65S8505 does not have a built-in camera. 98% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of TVs range from 150° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. The horizontal viewing angle of the KD-65S8505 of only 170° is in the narrowest 6% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
Has an Auto Volume Leveler
The KD-65S8505 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.
Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate
The high frequency rates of TVs range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The KD-65S8505's high frequency rate of 800Hz is in the fastest 9% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.
The Sony KD-65S8505 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.
The KD-65S8505 supports 24p. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the KD-65S8505 in February 2015.
Running Costs Are Very High
Whilst this Sony television is rated A for energy efficiency, the average 5 year running cost of the KD-65S8505 is £237 based on fine usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run TVs.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||sonybravia kd65s8505cbu, samsung kd65s8505cbu, sony kd65s8505cbaep, sony kd65s8505cbu, sony s8505c|
|Barcodes||00635131626197, 04548736003835, 04548736003859|