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Sony KD-55S8505
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Sony KD-55S8505

55" Active Jul 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

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.”.

3D Compatible

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.

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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.

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Has a WiFi Connection

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.

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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.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KD-55S8505 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KD-55S8505 is a four HDMI port television.

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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.

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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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5 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Very Thick

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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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55S8505

4K Ultra HD HD Type

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.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Operating System Installed
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Face Detection
Clock Function
Deep Colour Support
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Type
Remote Control Type
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $136.68
Electricity cost when on standby $2.30
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Total running cost over 5 years $138.98
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Energy Rating
0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony s8505, KD-55S8505C, sony s8505c, sony p226850, sony p226850p, sony kd55s8505, sony kd55s8505c, sony kd55s8505cb, sony kd55s8505cbu, acoustic kd55s8505, acoustic kd55s8505c, sonybravia kd55s8505, sonybravia kd55s8505c, sonybravia kd55s8505cb, sonybravia kd55s8505cbu
Barcodes 00635131626425, 04548736003804, 04548736003828
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