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Sony has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.
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.”.
The Sony KD-55S8505 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year are not 3D compatible.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including the UE65JU7500, the UE55JU7500, or the UE48JU7500 all from Samsung which has better reviews.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-55S8505, the KD-55S8505 supports smart TV features.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the UE65JU7500, the UE55JU7500, or the UE48JU7500 all from Samsung which has better reviews.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KD-55S8505 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the KD-55S8505 also have a WiFi connection.
There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including the UE65JU7500, the UE55JU7500, or the UE48JU7500 all from Samsung which has better reviews.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on similar spec televisions that have been available for more than a year.
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2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of this spec and age.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.
Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a four HDMI port television.
Two Audio in Ports
The KD-55S8505 has more audio in ports than most of the TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KD-55S8505. This television is a two audio in port television compared to most of the TVs that were released one year ago which only have one audio in port.
Has Eight Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the Sony KD-55S8505 is more than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-55S8505. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Custom", "Graphics", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KD-55S8505 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55S8505 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most televisions that have been available for more than a year do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KD-55S8505 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports One Video Format
The KD-55S8505 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. 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 TV.
Only One RF Port
Most comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-55S8505 have between one and three RF ports, including the KD-55S8505 which has one RF port.
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The average thickness of TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-55S8505 is 62mm, and the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-55S8505 that we have assessed, the Sony KD-55S8505's thickness of 99 millimeters is one of the thickest.
Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the UE48JU7000 (67.4mm), the UE55JU7000 (67.4mm), or the UE48JS8500 (92.9mm) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it. 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 a Year Ago
This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market for over a year.
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