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Sony KD65X8505

£1,599.99
Sony KD-65X8505
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areadvd.de Outstanding hdtvtest.co.uk Recommended
A giant and fully featured 4K 66mm thick TV, with alright running costs but representing only moderate value for money
65" 4K No 66mm May 2014 A
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Sony KD-65X8505 Review

With excellent features and very good reviews, we have ranked the Sony KD-65X8505 number 618 in 4K TVs.
78
Reviews
8 Reviews + 2 Awards
55
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 56%. This TV has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk and an industry award from Areadvd.de. Hisense televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
Whilst this Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, its running costs of £180 over 5 years are in the most expensive 17% of all 4,318 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The KD-65X8505 has some great features:
4K
Larger than average display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports HDD recording

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 544 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 944 in TVs for film as well being very good for watching sport, ranking number 936 in TVs for sport.
73
Watching Films
Very Good
73
Watching Sport
Very Good
76
Playing Games
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KD-65X8505?

The Sony KD-65X8505 is 1,448mm wide and 865mm tall. It is 66mm thick and weighs 24.1kg.

Sony KD-65X8505 front dimensions
Sony KD-65X8505 size in context

Sony KD-65X8505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

The author at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this TV. This was from Hdtvtest.co.uk who gave it an "Recommended".

The editor of one other expert review site decided that this television was very good. This was from Areadvd.de who gave it an "Outstanding".

Average Expert Reviews

This TV has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, erenumerique.fr, hifitest.de and tu.no.

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Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,322 expert and owner reviews (including 1,904 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony television 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 £1,599.99 it is in the most expensive 13% of televisions.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this television is A, the KD-65X8505 is one of the least economic to run televisions that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-65X8505 is £180.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since May 2014.

Features

4K

4K

The KD-65X8505 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. 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.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KD-65X8505 of 65" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 8% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all televisions is 46", with the smallest being 13" and the largest being 110".

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-65X8505 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD-65X8505 is not 3D, although this is within the context that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Sony KD-65X8505 of 66mm is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 35% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-65X8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-65X8505 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of televisions which do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-65X8505 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-65X8505 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The Sony KD-65X8505's motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 15% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-65X8505 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-65X8505 supports Picture-in-Picture. 78% of televisions do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-65X8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-65X8505 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 TV, which is the most common resolution supported by televisions. This TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all televisions the worst resolution is 366 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-65X8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-65X8505 supports Picture-In-Picture. 94% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-65X8505 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The KD-65X8505 has a built-in microphone, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-65X8505 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KD-65X8505 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-65X8505 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of televisions which do not have a built-in camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

kd65x8505bbi kd65x8505b, kd65x8505 kd65x8505, sony kd65x8505c, kd65x8505a

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04548736002296, 04905524975468, 04905524975475, 04905524975482

Sony KD65X8505

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