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Sony KD65SD8505BU

£1,479.99
A relatively new 65" 4K television with good features and one of the largest display diagonals available
65" 4K No No Feb 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD65SD8505 Review

Released 1 year ago but with good features, we have ranked the Sony KD65SD8505 number 206 in Netflix recommended TVs, number 451 in 4K TVs and number 891 across all TVs.
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Poor
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Good Features
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18 Months Old
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£201 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%. Samsung televisions 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At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 efficiency rating of A+, however its running costs of £201 over 5 years are in the most expensive 15% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Fairly large display diagonal
Does not feature OLED 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 excellent for playing games, ranking number 216 in TVs for gaming. It is also excellent for watching sport, ranking number 401 in TVs for sport, but mediocre for watching films, ranking number 664 in TVs for films.
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Sony KD65SD8505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

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


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has average features and at £1,479.99 it is more expensive than 82% of TVs.

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Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD65SD8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. 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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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of televisions is 2", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The Sony KD65SD8505's display diagonal of 65" is quite large compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 6% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KD65SD8505 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

The KD65SD8505 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Very Thick

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The KD65SD8505's thickness of 93mm is in the thickest 5% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD65SD8505 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the TVs the horizontal viewing angles range from 150° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. The Sony KD65SD8505's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is in the narrowest 4% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Features Voice Control

The Sony KD65SD8505 features voice control, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KD65SD8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD65SD8505 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD65SD8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD65SD8505 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD65SD8505 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The KD65SD8505's high frequency rate of 1,000Hz is quite fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 5% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the high frequency rates range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Sony KD65SD8505 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by televisions. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The number of video apps supported by the KD65SD8505 is more than most TVs. This television 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 Sony television.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The Sony KD65SD8505's motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 11% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD65SD8505 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD65SD8505 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This Sony TV was released in February 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

This TV has an efficiency rating of A+, however the KD65SD8505 is in the most expensive 15% of all 4,025 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD65SD8505 is £201.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sonledkd65sd8505bubk, sonybravia kd65sd8505bu, samsung kd65sd8505bu, product kd65sd8505bu, acoustic kd65sd8505, sony kd65sd8505cbu, sony kd65sd8505bu, sony c8s2za00, sony c8s2zs00
Barcodes 00635131626074, 04548736024250, 04548736024267

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD65SD8505

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99Hz faster high frequency rate
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