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Sony KD-55S8505
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Sony KD-55S8505

55" Active Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the superior brands.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Sony KD-55S8505 owner considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV. This month M. Denis Fry gave this TV a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “No freesat at all, still not got sat to work, worked perfect on my panasonic, freeview is amazing, just like sky with preview.”.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other televisions of this spec and age which are not 3D compatible, the Sony KD-55S8505 is 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include the UE55JU7500[pl_2817750_price], or the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Sony KD-55X8507[plb_2796460_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-55S8505 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-55S8505.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE55JU7500[pl_2817750_price], or the UE50JU6800[pl_2955154_price] both from Samsung.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Sony KD-55X8507[plb_2796460_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-55S8505, the Sony KD-55S8505 has a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider include the UE55JU7500[pl_2817750_price], or the UE50JU6800[pl_2955154_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KD-55X8507[plb_2796460_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on televisions of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2160p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The KD-55S8505 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KD-55S8505 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Sony KD-55S8505 has more audio in ports than most of the similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-55S8505. This TV is a two audio in port TV compared to most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55S8505 which only have one audio in port.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The Sony KD-55S8505 has a greater number of sound modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-55S8505. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Has Eight Smart Modes

The KD-55S8505 has a greater number of smart modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions that have been around for a similar time to the KD-55S8505. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Custom", "Graphics", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KD-55S8505 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-55S8505 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55S8505, the KD-55S8505 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The KD-55S8505 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only One RF Port

The KD-55S8505 is a one RF port television. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-55S8505 have between one and three RF ports.

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Very Thick

The thicknesses of similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55S8505 range from 11mm to 100mm. When compared to other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KD-55S8505 that we have assessed, the KD-55S8505's thickness of 99 millimeters is one of the thickest.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price] (67.4mm), the UE48JS8500[pl_2828861_price] (92.9mm), or the UE48JS9000[pl_2817727_price] (94.4mm) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55S8505

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

Specification

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Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
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Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 by M. Denis Fry

The android is amazing , just speak ,,say punta cana 4K, and you get 4k from you tube etc , BUT no freesat at all ,still not got sat to work ,,worked perfect on my panasonic , freeview is amazing... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $141.03
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $142.45
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Energy Rating
0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00635131626425, 04548736003804, 04548736003828
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