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Sony KD-55S8505

70

Overall Score

Sony KD-55S8505

Sony KD-55S8505
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A good spec but 3 year old 55" 4K TV, with average running costs
55" 4K No 99mm Feb 2015 A
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Sony KD-55S8505 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony KD-55S8505 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has superb 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 2018.
It has running costs of $120 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,333 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4K
4K processor x1 precision detail enhancer
Made to listen
All your 4k, any source
High dynamic range (hdr) compatible
Dynamic contrast enhancer 4k processor x1
Dynamic contrast enhancer improves contrast for everything you watch
Optimising brightness frame by frame
4K processor x1 precision colour mapping
A wide world of breathtakingly natural colours
Every colour breathes
Whatever you re watching, watch it in our true 4k
Larger than average display diagonal
Enhance every picture up to 4k quality
Contrast
Colour
Clarity
Enjoy greater clarity, colour and contrast with the new 4k processor x1
4K processor x1 one chip changes everything
The perfect curve
It's a revelation
TV how-to videos
Very thick
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

Sony KD-55S8505 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the KD-55S8505 is $120 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,333 televisions.

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Features

4K

4K

The Sony KD-55S8505 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. The resolution of all TVs ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The KD-55S8505's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 71% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-55S8505 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KD-55S8505 is 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The Sony KD-55S8505's thickness of 99mm is very thick compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have thicknesses of between 1.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55S8505 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Supports Face Detection

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

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-55S8505 of 800Hz is faster than 81% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55S8505 supports parental controls. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55S8505 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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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 a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. In addition, this television supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55S8505 supports Picture-In-Picture. 94% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-55S8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sonybravia kd55s8505cbu, acoustic kd55s8505c, sony kd55s8505cbu

Barcodes:

00635131626425, 04548736003804, 04548736003828, 05055760737081, 05055760737098

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