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Sony KD85XD8505BU

£7,899.00
digitallife.se Recommended benchmark.pl Good Product ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended
An award winning 4K TV with not bad features and a huge 85" display diagonal
85" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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£7,899.00
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£7,899.00
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£7,899.00
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Sony KD-85XD8505 from Hughes
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£8,675.49
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TPS
£8,799.00
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Superfi
£9,999.00
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Currys
Pay in Parts - 36 months
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 19.9%.
- £789.90 - 36
months
£10,288.05 £263.84* Go to Store
Hughes
Personal loan - 36 months
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 20%.
- No
Deposit
- 36
months
£10,567.99 £293.56* Go to Store
Currys
Buy now pay 6 months later
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 24.9%. An additional fee of £25.00 is payable if you settle the loan early.
- £789.90 6
months
36
months
£10,952.01 £282.28* Go to Store
Hughes
Personal loan - 48 months
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 20%.
- No
Deposit
- 48
months
£11,537.73 £240.37* Go to Store
Hughes
Buy now, pay 6 months later
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 20%. An additional fee of £29.00 is payable if you settle the loan early.
- No
Deposit
6
months
48
months
£11,537.73 £240.37* Go to Store
Hughes
Buy now, pay 10 months later
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 20%. An additional fee of £29.00 is payable if you settle the loan early.
- No
Deposit
10
months
48
months
£11,537.73 £240.37* Go to Store
Hughes
Buy now, pay 12 months later
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 20%. An additional fee of £29.00 is payable if you settle the loan early.
- No
Deposit
12
months
48
months
£11,537.73 £240.37* Go to Store
Hughes
Personal loan - 10 months
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 20%.
- No
Deposit
- 10
months
£8,641.02 £864.10* Go to Store
Currys
Simply 10
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 26.3%.
- £789.90 - 10
months
£8,783.79 £799.39* Go to Store
Currys
Pay in Parts - 24 months
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 19.9%.
- £789.90 - 24
months
£9,465.33 £361.48* Go to Store
Hughes
Personal loan - 24 months
Purchase price £7,899.00. APR 20%.
- No
Deposit
- 24
months
£9,648.62 £402.03* Go to Store

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Sony KD-85XD8505 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony KD-85XD8505 number 83 in Netflix recommended TVs, number 216 in 4K TVs and number 319 across all TVs.
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14 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Poor
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Good Features
77
16 Months Old
38
£194 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
65
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 78%, based on 14 reviews. This TV has received three awards including an "Especially Recommended" from Ljudochbild.se and a "Recommended" from Digitallife.se. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
Whilst it has an energy efficiency classification of A, its running costs of £194 over 5 years are in the most expensive 16% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KD-85XD8505 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching sport on, ranking number 131 in TVs for sport. It is also excellent for playing games on, ranking number 71 in TVs for gaming, but good for watching films on, ranking number 258 in TVs for films.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 82% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.
Currys £7,899.00
FREE Standard delivery
Go to Store
Sevenoaks Sound & Vision £7,899.00 Go to Store
Richer Sounds £7,899.00 Go to Store

Sony KD-85XD8505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most highly awarded by experts in TVs of all the televisions.

Two expert review sites both endorsed this television. This TV received an Ljudochbild.se "Especially Recommended" award and it received a Digitallife.se "Recommended" award.

One other expert review site decided that this Sony television was very good. This was from Benchmark.pl who gave it an "Good Product".

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 14 expert reviews from sites including hifitest.de, notebookcheck.nl, tek.no and Chip.de the average expert rating of this television is 78%.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 3,185 owner and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £7,899.00 it is more expensive than 99% of TVs.

Price Has Gone Up by £2,900 (37%)

There was a cheaper price of £4,999 at Sevenoaks Sound & Vision 70 days ago.

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£50 Off Voucher Available

There is a Hughes voucher for £50 off available. £50 Off when you spend over £650. The voucher expires on 1 Aug 2017.

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Features

Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-85XD8505 of 85" is in the largest 1% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-85XD8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. TVs HD types range 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-85XD8505 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the KD-85XD8505 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-85XD8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-85XD8505 supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-85XD8505 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-85XD8505 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-85XD8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Features Voice Control

The KD-85XD8505 features voice control. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-85XD8505 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all TVs is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD-85XD8505 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-85XD8505 of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 11% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

Across all the TVs the high frequency rates range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The high frequency rate of the Sony KD-85XD8505 of 800Hz is quite fast compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 9% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The number of video apps supported by the Sony KD-85XD8505 is more than most TVs. This Sony TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this TV.

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Supports 24p

The KD-85XD8505 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-85XD8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony KD-85XD8505 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

This television was released in April 2016.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Whilst this Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, the KD-85XD8505 is one of the least economic to run TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on fine energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KD-85XD8505 will cost £194 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd85xd8505bu, sony sonkd85xd8505bu, sony kd65xd8505baep, acoustic kd85xd8505, sony kd85xd8505bu, sony kd55xd8505
Barcodes 00635131625923, 04548736023000, 04548736023017, 04548736023062, 04548736023154

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