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Overall Score

Sony KD-55S8505

A 2 year old 55" 4K TV with fine features
55" 4K Yes No Jul 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KD-55S8505 Review

With average features, we have scored the Sony KD-55S8505 as follows for Summary.
59
Average Features
19
40
$147 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has running costs of $147 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 19% of all 4,020 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Fairly large display diagonal
Does not feature OLED technology
Very thick
32
Mediocre
76
Very Good
73
Very Good

Sony KD-55S8505 In-Depth Analysis

Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD-55S8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all TVs is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-55S8505 of 55" is in the largest 18% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 2", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the Sony KD-55S8505 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KD-55S8505 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The KD-55S8505's thickness of 99mm is very thick compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 1% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average thickness of all TVs is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55S8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55S8505 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

TVs have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. The KD-55S8505's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is in the narrowest 7% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-55S8505 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The KD-55S8505's RMS rated power of 20W is in the highest 23% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all televisions is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55S8505 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-55S8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD-55S8505 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all televisions the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Face Detection

The Sony KD-55S8505 supports face detection. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55S8505 supports 24p. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-55S8505 of 800Hz is in the fastest 21% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Based on passable energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-55S8505 is $147, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 4,020 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd55s8505cbu, samsung kd55s8505cbu, acoustic kd55s8505c, sony kd55s8505cbu
Barcodes 00635131626425, 04548736003804, 04548736003828

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-55S8505

A lot higher RMS rated power
$20.23 cheaper to run
7.56mm thinner
3x slower motion interpolation frequency

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