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Sony KD-55X8505

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A multi award winning 55 inch 4K TV with good features
55" 4K Yes No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KD-55X8505 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have scored the Sony KD-55X8505 as follows for Summary.
88
35 Reviews + 9 Awards
65
Good Features
30
44
$180 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
60
Good

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%, based on 35 reviews.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has running costs of $180 over 5 years, which are in the most expensive 12% of all 3,997 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The KD-55X8505 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Fairly large display diagonal
Does not feature OLED technology

Sony KD-55X8505 In-Depth Analysis

Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD-55X8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, 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 Sony KD-55X8505 of 55" is fairly large compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 21% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Televisions have display diagonals of between 2" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-55X8505 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KD-55X8505 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55X8505 supports 24p, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support 24p.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KD-55X8505 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-55X8505 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of televisions which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KD-55X8505 of 800Hz is quite fast compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 18% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55X8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X8505 supports Picture-in-Picture. 76% of televisions do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. 74% of televisions do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-55X8505 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports parental controls, unlike 89% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-55X8505 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels television, which is the most common resolution supported by televisions. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KD-55X8505 of 100Hz is pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X8505 supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55X8505 supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55X8505 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of televisions which do not support Bluetooth.

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Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The KD-55X8505 has an average running cost of $180 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kd55x8505bbu, kd55x8505 kd55x8505, sony kd55x8505bbu, sony kdl55w805cbu, sony kd55x8505cbu, sony x8505c, kd55x8505a, sony x85c, 185871111

Barcodes:

04548736002197, 04905524975437, 04905524975444, 04905524975451

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