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Sony KD-55X8505

73

Overall Score

Sony KD-55X8505

Sony KD-55X8505
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An astoundingly thin thickness and fully featured 55" 4K television, with low running costs
55" 4K No 6.6mm Mar 2015 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD-55X8505 Review

With excellent features, we have scored the Sony KD-55X8505 as follows:
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has running costs of $120 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,388 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Colours that come alive
Sony entertainment network
More than A stadium surround experience
For all football addicts
Share the moment with the world
Watch together from miles apart
One-Flick entertainment
Long duct speaker
Clear highs, deep lows
Voice zoom
Clear phase
S-Force front surround
ClearAudio+
Made to listen
Stunning detail from whatever you re watching
Enhance everything up to 4k quality
4K
Show smartphone photos in 4k
Smoother 4k/60p action
Accommodates future 4k format
4K video
4K photos
4K movies
There's no need to wait to start enjoying 4k it's here now
The world of 4k right in front of you
Sit closer, see more, miss nothing
Forget you're watching TV
Real-life clarity from the unique sony 4k processing
Four times the detail of full HD
3D
Thinner than average
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What is This TV Best Used For?

74
Watching Films
Very Good
73
Watching Sport
Very Good
78
Playing Games
Very Good

Sony KD-55X8505 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the KD-55X8505 is $120 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,388 TVs.

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Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The KD-55X8505's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 77% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-55X8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all televisions the resolution 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

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

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Thinner Than Average

The thicknesses of televisions range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the Sony KD-55X8505 of only 6.6mm is thinner than 99% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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3D

The Sony KD-55X8505 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of televisions are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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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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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-55X8505 of 800Hz is faster than 74% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of televisions which do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55X8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KD-55X8505 of 100Hz is relatively average compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 36% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 24p

The KD-55X8505 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-55X8505 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 television, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by televisions. In addition, this television supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The worst resolution of all televisions is 366 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55X8505 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-55X8505 supports Picture-in-Picture, which is unusual. 78% of televisions do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Parental Controls

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

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KD-55X8505 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of televisions which do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. 71% of televisions do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KD-55X8505 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 92% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi.

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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. 86% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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

Barcodes:

04548736002197, 04905524975437, 04905524975444, 04905524975451

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