The Sony KD-55X8505 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55X8505.
We compared all the other televisions which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the UE55HU7200, and the UE60JU6000 both from Samsung which has better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-65CX410 which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-55X8505, the KD-55X8505 has a WiFi connection.
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.
2160p Video Mode
The Sony KD-55X8505 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony television also support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.
This TV's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best supported video mode across all TVs of this type and age.
Across comparable types of TV the worst supported video mode is 480p.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KD-55X8505 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-55X8505. This television is a three USB 2.0 port television compared to most of the TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55X8505 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
3 MHL Version
The KD-55X8505 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 2 MHL version supported by most TVs of this type and age.
This TV's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55X8505.
A 2 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version across comparable types of TV.
Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KD-55X8505 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on TVs of this age and spec.
Has Three Sound Modes
The Sony KD-55X8505 has a greater number of sound modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55X8505. The sound modes "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this television.
Supports Seven Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KD-55X8505 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55X8505. The video formats "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG4", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The KD-55X8505 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-55X8505. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a similar type and age to it.
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Expert Reviews Are Average
This TV received a rating of 67% from expert review website lydogbillede.dk.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
At only 100 hertz, the KD-55X8505 has a fairly slow refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-55X8505 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 740Hz.
Televisions with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the UE55HU7200 (800Hz and higher rated), or the UE65HU7200 (800Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-55AX630 (1,200Hz and higher rated).
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The number of image formats supported by the Sony KD-55X8505 is more than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55X8505. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-55X8505 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KD-55X8505 also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the UE55HU7200, or the UE65HU7200 both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-55X8505 is 120Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 200 hertz, the KD-55X8505 has one of the slowest motion interpolation frequencies amongst TVs of this age.
Televisions of this age and spec have thicknesses of between 10mm and 94mm. The KD-55X8505 has one of the thicker thicknesses (66 millimeters) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this 4K and 8K TV was released.
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