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Sony KD-55X8509
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Sony KD-55X8509

55" 100Hz Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

We checked 1,555 owner and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

3D Compatible

The KD-55X8509 is 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55X8509 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 49UH850.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KD-55X8509 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55X8509.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the 55UH661, or the 55UH668 both from LG or the Sony KD43XD8305 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-55X8509 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months also have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the 55UH661, or the 55UH668 both from LG or the Sony KD43XD8305.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The KD-55X8509 has more composite video in ports than most of the latest comparable spec TVs. This TV is a two composite video in port TV compared to most of the TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-55X8509 which only have one composite video in port.

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3 MHL Version

The KD-55X8509 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than most similar spec TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. Most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it support a 1 MHL version.

A 3 MHL version is actually the best supported MHL version across all comparable spec televisions that have been available for the last year.

Across comparable types of TV the worst supported MHL version is 1.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec TVs that came out in the last year is 60Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 580Hz. At 1,000 hertz, the Sony KD-55X8509 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55X8509.

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5 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV received a score of 67% from TV expert review site ljudochbild.se.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KD-55X8509 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

The average refresh rate of similar spec TVs that were released in the last 12 months is 400Hz. With a refresh rate of only 100 hertz, the KD-55X8509 has one of the slower refresh rates amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

If you would prefer a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the LG 49UH770 (200Hz and higher rated), the Hisense UB50EC591 (800Hz and higher rated), or the Panasonic TX-49DX650 (1,000Hz and higher rated).

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KD-55X8509 is more than most recently released televisions. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this Sony television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-55X8509 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-55X8509 also do not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X8509

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 in the last 12 months. 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 Ten Months Ago

Sony released the KD-55X8509 ten months ago.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 60 millimeters, the KD-55X8509 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for the last year.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Operating System Version
Operating System
Audio
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
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
MHL Version
Audio Out Port
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Technical Details
Special Features

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $143.66
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $146.03
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 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 00635131626456, 04548736002241, 04548736002258
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