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Sony KD55XD8005BU

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A relatively new and very highly rated 55" 4K TV, with average running costs but representing only moderate value for money
55" 4K No 44mm Jun 2016 A
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Sony Bravia KD55XD8005 55-Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart LED TV with Triluminos Display and Google Cast (2016 Model) - Black
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Sony KD55XD8005 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony KD55XD8005 number 30 in 55 inch TVs, number 78 in best selling TVs and number 85 in 4K TVs.
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Reviews
32 Reviews
68
Value for Money
Good
71
Features
Good Features
78
Age
18 Months Old
56
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 32 reviews. Samsung TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £120 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,486 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is robust and picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
Uncover the detail with 4k HDR
4K high dynamic range
Made to match your space
A world of possibilities
Our 2016 android 4k tvs are recommended by netflix
TV how-to videos
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for watching sport, ranking number 80 in TVs for sport. It is also good for playing games, ranking number 40 in TVs for gaming as well being good for watching films, ranking number 116 in TVs for film.
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Watching Films
Good
69
Watching Sport
Good
63
Playing Games
Good

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.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony KD55XD8005?

The Sony KD55XD8005 is 1,231mm wide and 717mm tall. It is 44mm thick and weighs 14.7kg.

Sony KD55XD8005 front dimensions
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Sony KD55XD8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good User Reviews

KD55XD8005 owners on average rated this television 88%. 18 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Eight owners who bought the product concluded that it was good quality.

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,321 user and expert reviews (including 1,800 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five customers who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality, four customers who purchased it mentioned that it had good colour saturation and two people mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good contrast ratio.

  • You therefore get a much better contrast ratio and nice deep blacks compared to the larger models…
    P. C. Farrar (Amazon) - November 2016
  • It manages to create very decent black levels…
  • The picture quality is fantastic…
    SacredJon (Amazon) - December 2016
  • With dark colours it is fine.
    Robin (Amazon) - September 2016
  • Picture quality is fantastic…
  • Only minor negative is the viewing angle on the 43" which does deteriorate quite quickly…
    SamW (Amazon) - December 2016
  • The picture is wonderful with sharp detail, vibrant colors and simple adjustments…
  • The picture is crisp and bright, with vibrant colours and deep blacks…
    Adam D (Amazon) - November 2016
  • However, as mentioned by another reviewer there was a band of very bright light coming out of the bottom of the screen on one side that distorted the colours…
    ME Sykes (Amazon) - October 2016
  • The colours look very good…
    Mr C. (Amazon) - October 2016

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four people who reviewed this TV considered that it was thin.

Customers Report Superior Audio Quality

Three owners who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people who bought it concluded that it was easy to use and two people who purchased this TV agreed that it was easy to use the menus.

Value For Money

OK Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 69% of TVs, it has excellent reviews, good features and is less than 18 months old. However at £849.00 it looks like great value for money overall.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. The average running cost of the KD55XD8005 is £120 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,486 TVs.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

Sony released the KD55XD8005 in June 2016.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The KD55XD8005's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 82% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD55XD8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Across all televisions 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KD55XD8005 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the KD55XD8005 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

The thickness of the KD55XD8005 of only 44mm is thinner than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thinner than 80% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The thinnest thickness of TVs is 1.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi, as do 60% of TVs.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD55XD8005 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD55XD8005 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 frequently found resolution supported by TVs. This TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The worst resolution of all TVs is 366 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony KD55XD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 88% of televisions which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD55XD8005 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports 24p

The KD55XD8005 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD55XD8005 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features USB Recording

The KD55XD8005 features USB recording. 90% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD55XD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

116311948cr kd55xd8005, sony kd55xd8005bu

Barcodes:

04548736032019, 04548736032026, 05056129212027

Sony KD55XD8005BU

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