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Sony KD-55X8505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 reviews of Sony KD-55X8505. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The size and usability are also appreciated, but the tuner and sound get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-55X8505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KD-55X8505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony KD-55X8505 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and sound. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the size. There are some mixed comments about the design.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KD55X8505BBI 55 LED 4K SONYKD55X8505BBI 55 LED 4K SONY

Sep, 2017

hcc recommended

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony KD-55X8505C review

 

The 55in KD-55X8505C is the honey trap for Sony's 2015 4K UHD models. Priced considerably below the ultra-slim X90C and the hi-res audio-capable X93C/X94C behemoths, this is UHD for the brand-buying mainstream.

Outstanding 4K clarity; great HD upscaling; integrated YouView platform with rollback catch-up TV on the way

Average audio; Android Smart TV platform is a chore; no HDR support

That said, picture quality on the X85C is superior to that of the much more expensive, ultra-thin X90C. Its images are punchier, boosted by a superior black level performance. So core Sony AV values remain strong, but with strong competition,...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Steve May (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony KD-55X8505C review

 

It might not be a budget option but the Sony X8505C is one of the firm's more affordable 4K TVs and comes with Android.

This UHD screen is quite the charmer. It's well specified, with a strong connected proposition thanks to that integrated YouView roll-back EPG, and image quality is spectacular – in fact it performs better than the slimmer, more expensive X90C. All...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony KD-55X8505B 4K TV review

 

Sony's entry-level 4K TV isn't the best, but it's still pretty darn good and that price tag makes it a bit of a bargain

Good picture ; Good specs ; Adjustable feet ; Cheap for 55in of 4K goodness

Rivals have better picture performance. And features.

It’s a little less brilliant than the most brilliant 4K telly, but it’s a little less expensive, too

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony KD-55X8505

 

Sony's 'entry level' 4K TV falls short of its flagship sibling

Pictures sometimes look sublime, Space-saving design, Good price for a well-specced 4K TV

Significant contrast shortcomings, Missing a few key video streaming services, 3D looks a little soft

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-55X8505B

 

Sharp picture across the board, Lovely colours, Plenty of subtlety

Blacks could be better, Smart interface is not as comprehensive as rivals

Sony shows that you don’t need to pay a fortune to get a good 4K TV

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-55X8505B review

 

Sharp picture across the board ; Lovely colours ; Plenty of subtlety

Blacks could be better ; Smart interface is not as comprehensive as rivals

Sony shows that you don’t need to pay a fortune to get a good 4K TV

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: AVForums (avforums.com)

Sony KD-55X8505B

 

Very natural looking pictures, Excellent scaling, Almost perfect colours, Adjustable feet are a good idea, Sound is decent (and very good with the subwoofer), Lots of VoD Services, Decent blacks for IPS, Great screen uniformity

3D looks low res, Menu system is tiresome

The 55X8505 is another superbly well engineered TV from Sony, carrying the usual understated elegance. The versatility of placement that the adjustable feet brings is also a great bit of thinking and there are enough connections around the back and...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Sony Bravia KD-55X8505

 

Clear good visual effect

No

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Saska (reevoo.com)

Sony Bravia KD-55X8505

 

it's a sony nothing more to say

poorly designed

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Helen (reevoo.com)

Sony Bravia KD-55X8505

 

great picture and sound

non

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:ClearAudio+
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Game, Movie, Music, Sports, Standard / Movie, Music, Standard / Music, Standard

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Peak luminance ratio:78

Display

24p support: Yes
3D: Yes
3D Type:Active / Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display diagonal:139.7
Display diagonal (metric):139
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:100
LED backlighting type:Dynamic Edge-LED / Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200 / 800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Noise Reduction: Yes
OLED technology: No
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom / 14:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178 / 89
Viewing angle, vertical:178 / 89

Ergonomics

On/off switch: Yes
VESA mounting: Yes

Management features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CAT, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAT, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR / BUL, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep timer: Yes
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Music, Photo, Sports

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Browser supported:Opera
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other features

Advanced contrast enhancer: Yes
Apps: Yes
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
HDD recording: Yes
HDMI In:4
i-Manual: Yes
Illumination LED: Yes
On-screen display for external input: Yes
Picture features:4K X-Reality PRO, Face Area Detection (2K only),Super resolution for Game Mode, Triluminos Display
Screen mirroring: Yes
USB playback: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote control type:RMT-TX100D
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:838
Package height:169
Package width:1330

Performance

24p support: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3, WMA / MP3, WMA
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Panorama: Yes
Parental control: Yes
Supported file systems:FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT
Video formats supported:3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, WEBM, WMV / AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / H.265

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

Annual energy consumption:160 / 193
Energy efficiency class:A / B
Power consumption (max):229 / 282
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):115 / 139

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0
Screen mirroring: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode: Yes
Clear Phase technology: Yes
LED Backlight: Yes
Power save mode: Yes
Subwoofer out: Yes

TV tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-C2, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner type:Analog & Digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6 / 6.6
Depth (with stand):2.85 / 22.2 / 28.5
Height :7.41 / 72.2 / 74.1
Height (with stand):7.85 / 75.8 / 75.9
Package depth:19.8 / 83.8
Package height:16.9 / 82.9
Package width:132.9 / 133
Weight:19.9
Weight with stand:21 / 24.1
Width:12.3 / 123.2 / 123.6
Width (with stand):12.3 / 123.2 / 123.6