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Sony KD55XD8005BU

£770.00
Sony KD55XD8005
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A very popular and top-rated 55" 4K television, with satisfactory running costs and good features
55" 4K No No Jun 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
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*Sony KD55XD8005BU 55Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV #122743 (Brand new, unopened) - on
£770.00
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Sony KD-55XD8005 55"4K HDR Television with Android TV
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£799.00
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£849.00
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K.K. Electronics
£999.99
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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
£1,099.00
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Used - Sony Bravia KD55XD8005 55-Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart LED TV with Triluminos Display and Google Cast (2016 Model) - Black
£666.61
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Refurbished - Sony Bravia KD55XD8005 55inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with TRILUMINOS Display, PlayStation Now and Google Cast (2016 Model) - Black (Certified Refurbished)
£1,036.80
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Refurbished - Sony KD55XD8005BU 55Inch SMART 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV Freeview HD USB Record (Refurbished) - on
£764.00
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£799.00
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16.9% APR for 12 Months
Purchase price £1,099.00. APR 16.9%.
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£1,202.18
£100.18*
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7.9% APR for 48 Months
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£1,285.36
£26.78*
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16.9% APR for 24 Months
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£1,302.82
£54.28*
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Sony KD55XD8005 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony KD55XD8005 number 59 in 55 inch TVs, number 71 in best selling TVs and number 171 in 4K TVs.
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Reviews
32 Reviews
42
Value for Money
Average
71
Features
Good Features
78
Age
17 Months Old
55
Running Costs
£117 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good 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 TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £117 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,449 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It is one of the best selling TVs currently on the market. View best selling TVs October 2017.
Customers report good product quality, that it is robust and good picture quality.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KD55XD8005 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for watching sport, ranking number 223 in TVs for sport. It is also good for playing games, ranking number 116 in TVs for gaming as well being good for watching films, ranking number 229 in TVs for films.
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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. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 90% 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.

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 Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this television rated it as 88 out of 100. 18 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

Eight owners who reviewed this TV considered that it was good quality.

Popular Choice

The KD55XD8005 is a popular choice of TV according to Amazon sales data.

Very Good Brand

We checked 3,350 expert and owner reviews (including 1,294 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made.

Users Report Superior Picture Quality

Five owners who purchased this TV said that it had good picture quality, four customers who bought the product concluded that it had good colour saturation and two owners wrote in their reviews that it 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

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was thin.

Customers Report Excellent Sound Quality

Three people who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good sound quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to use and two people said that it was easy to use the menus.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £770.00 it is in the most expensive 33% of TVs.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A, and the KD55XD8005 is typical compared to the other 4,449 televisions that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KD55XD8005 will cost £117 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This Sony TV was released in June 2016.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the Sony KD55XD8005 of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 81% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD55XD8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all TVs 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

The KD55XD8005 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

TVs have thicknesses of between 3mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The KD55XD8005's thickness of only 44mm is thinner than 80% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD55XD8005 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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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 (Full HD) pixels. 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 Screen Mirroring

The KD55XD8005 supports screen mirroring. 85% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony KD55XD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 88% of TVs 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 Sony KD55XD8005 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Features USB Recording

The KD55XD8005 features USB recording, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD55XD8005 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

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

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KD55XD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 79% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

kd55xd8005bu kd55xd8005, 116311948cr kd55xd8005, sony kd55xd8005baep, sony kd55xd8005bu, sony dvbt2s2

Barcodes:

04548736032019, 04548736032026, 05056129212027

Sony KD55XD8005BU

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