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Sony KD-55X8505
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Sony KD-55X8505

55" 100Hz Nov 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

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

60 Hz Display Refresh Rate

This TV supports a 24 Hz|25 Hz|30 Hz|50 Hz|60 Hz display refresh rate, which is the most commonly supported display refresh rate on televisions that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55X8505 do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years, the KD-55X8505 is 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including the Panasonic TX-65CX410 which is cheaper; or the Panasonic TX-50AX802, or the LG 55UC970 which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

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.

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Has a WiFi Connection

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.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic TX-50AX802, or the Samsung UE55HU7200 which has better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-65CX410 which is cheaper.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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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.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

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.

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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.

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Features One App

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.

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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.

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Supports Seven Video Formats

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.

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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.

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Analog Tuner

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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6 Reasons Against

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).

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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.

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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.

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Quite Thick

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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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X8505

4K Ultra HD HD Type

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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this 4K and 8K TV was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Refresh Rate
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Operating System Version
Operating System
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
MHL Version
Audio Out Port
Networking
Internet Browser
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
File System
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Technical Details
Power Save Mode
Other Features
Picture Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
29 December 2015

Sony 55X8505 tilbyder mange gode funktioner til en overkommelig pris. Dets store styrke er den gode opskalering, der sikrer, at selv middelm├ądigt HD-materiale ser rigtig godt ud i stort format....

Outstanding 4K clarity, great HD upscaling, integrated YouView platform with rollback catchup TV on the way
Great contrast
Good colours
Super scaling of lower definition content, Android offers lots of choice
HDMI 2.0a coming
Average audio, Android Smart TV platform is a chore, no HDR support
Some poor UI design choices
Unusable dimming system
Occasional system crashes
Needs stronger contrast, Android TV needs work

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Electricity cost when switched on $173.48
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $174.90
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 29 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony x85, kd55x8505, sony x85c, 185871111, sony x8505, kd55x8505b, kd55x8505a, kd55x8505c, sony x8505c, sony p222446, sony p222446p, sony kd55x8507, sony kd55x8505, sony kdl55w805, sony kdl55w805c, sony kd55x8505c, sony kd55x8507c, sony kd55x8505b, sony kd55x8505cb, sony kd55x8505bb, sony kdl55w805cb, sony kd55x8505bbu, sony kdl55w805cbu, sony kd55x8505cbu, kd55x8505 kd55x8505
Barcodes 04548736002197, 04905524975437, 04905524975444, 04905524975451
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