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Sony KD-55X8505
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Sony KD-55X8505

55" Passive May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

60 Hz Display Refresh Rate

The KD-55X8505 supports a faster display refresh rate than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports a 60 Hz display refresh rate, whereas most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 24 Hz display refresh rate. In addition, this TV support 25 Hz and 30 Hz and 50 Hz display refresh rates. Across all 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-55X8505 the best display refresh rate is 120 Hz and the worst is 24 Hz.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the KD-55X8505 do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative televisions with a built-in camera currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the UE55JU7580, or the UN88JS9500 ($12,499.00) both from Samsung or the LG 105UC9.

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3D Compatible

The KD-55X8505 is 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KD-55X8505 are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including the UE55JU7502, the UE65JS9502, or the UE65JU7090 all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the Sony KD-55X8505 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the UE48JU6580, or the UE55JU7502 both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-50CXW684 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55JU6770, the Grundig 55 VLX 8481, and the Hisense LTDN58K700 is also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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3 MHL Version

The KD-55X8505 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.

A 3 MHL version is actually the best supported MHL version across all TVs of this age and type.

Across similar types of TV the worst supported MHL version is 1.3.

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Features One App

features one app

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The KD-55X8505 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-55X8505. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Nine Smart Modes

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions that have been available for more than a year. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs that were released more than a year ago. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Custom", "Graphics", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

TV expert review site lydogbillede.dk scored this TV 67%.

Very Slow Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of only 100 hertz, the KD-55X8505 has one of the slower refresh rates amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The slowest refresh rate of televisions that came out more than a year ago is 50Hz, the fastest is 2,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 540Hz.

If this TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the 55UX340 ($993.97) (120Hz), or the 49UF850 (200Hz) both from LG or the Cello C75238 (120Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony KD-55X8505 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-55X8505. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The KD-55X8505 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the 55EG9609, the 65EG9609, or the 65EF9509 all from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The KD-55X8505 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently 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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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-55X8505

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 televisions of this age and spec. 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

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KD-55X8505.

Average Thickness

At 60 millimeters, the KD-55X8505 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-55X8505.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Sony KD-55X9005 (99mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
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 With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(1)
29 December 2015

Sony 55X8505 tilbyder mange gode funktioner til en overkommelig pris. Dets store styrke er den gode opskalering, der sikrer, at selv middelmådigt HD-materiale ser rigtig godt ud i stort format....

Outstanding 4K clarity, great HD upscaling, integrated YouView platform with rollback catchup TV on the way
Great contrast
Good colours
Super scaling of lower definition content, Android offers lots of choice
HDMI 2.0a coming
Average audio, Android Smart TV platform is a chore, no HDR support
Some poor UI design choices
Unusable dimming system
Occasional system crashes
Needs stronger contrast, Android TV needs work

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony x85, kd55x8505, sony x85c, 185871111, sony x8505, kd55x8505a, sony x8505c, sony p222446, sony p222446p, sony kdl55w805, sony kd55x8505, sony kd55x8507, sony kd55x8507c, sony kdl55w805c, sony kd55x8505c, sony kd55x8505b, sony kdl55w805cb, sony kd55x8505cb, sony kd55x8505bb, sony kd55x8505bbu, sony kdl55w805cbu, sony kd55x8505cbu, kd55x8505 kd55x8505
Barcodes 04548736002197, 04905524975437, 04905524975444, 04905524975451
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