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Sony KD55XD8005BU

£739.00
A best selling 55" 4K TV, good for watching sport on
55" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 19.9%.
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£1,000.71 £27.80* Go to Store
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 19.9%. An additional fee of £29.00 is payable if you settle the loan early.
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 19.9%.
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£1,092.12 £22.75* Go to Store
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Purchase price £929.00. APR 29.9%.
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£1,245.48 £51.90* Go to Store
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Purchase price £929.00. APR 29.9%.
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£1,417.92 £39.39* Go to Store
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Purchase price £929.00. APR 29.9%.
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£1,602.99 £33.40* Go to Store
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 19.9%.
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£832.17 £69.35* Go to Store
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 19.9%.
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£914.03 £38.08* Go to Store
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Purchase price £929.00. APR 0%.
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£929.00 £154.83* Go to Store

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Sony KD55XD8005 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony KD55XD8005 number 2 in best selling TVs, number 6 in 55 inch TVs and number 9 in 4K TVs.
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32 Reviews
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Very Good
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Good Features
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16 Months Old
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£153 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
83
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 32 reviews. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions 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 £153 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It is one of the best selling TVs currently on the market. View best selling TVs July 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is robust and good image quality.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Quite thin
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KD55XD8005 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for watching sport, ranking number 13 in TVs for sport. However good for playing games, ranking number 12 in TVs for gaming as well being good for watching films, ranking number 26 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. There was a cheaper price of £629.10 on Amazon UK 41 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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.
Tesco Outlet £739.00 Go to Store
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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

User Reviews Are Good

This TV has an average user rating of 88% based on 32 user reviews. 18 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Good Product Quality

Eight customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Top Seller

The KD55XD8005 is a popular choice of TV.

Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

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

Users Report That it is Robust

Two owners considered that it was well made.

Customers Report Excellent Image Quality

Five owners said in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality, four people thought it had good colour saturation and two people said in their reviews that the product 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…
  • The picture is wonderful with sharp detail, vibrant colors and simple adjustments…
  • Only minor negative is the viewing angle on the 43" which does deteriorate quite quickly…
    SamW (Amazon) - December 2016
  • 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 owners concluded that this TV was thin.

Users Report Superior Sound Quality

Three people thought it had good sound quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two owners thought the product was easy to use and two people thought it was easy to use the menus.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £739.00 it is more expensive than 59% of TVs.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KD55XD8005's display diagonal of 55" is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 69% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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4K

4K

The KD55XD8005 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found 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 Technology

The KD55XD8005 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD55XD8005 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The Sony KD55XD8005's thickness of only 44mm is in the thinnest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average thickness of all TVs is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD55XD8005 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony KD55XD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 91% of TVs which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD55XD8005 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. TVs resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features USB Recording

The KD55XD8005 features USB recording. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD55XD8005 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD55XD8005 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD55XD8005 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD55XD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

This TV was released in April 2016.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This Sony TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. The KD55XD8005 is typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on fine usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD55XD8005 is £153.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd55xd8005bu
Barcodes 04548736032019, 04548736032026

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