Sony KD-55X8505B User Review

  • Apollo11
    Creat value for money!
    Review of Sony KD-55X8505B LED LCD TV by Apollo11, Jan 1, 2017.
    I had the 49" version of this tv and wasn't quite large enough (am a PS4 fan) so I sold it and purchased the 55". To me I think for the cost (£1300) this is a very good tv, I remember a few years ago paying a lot more than that for a 720P 37" set - how things have changed!! I love the versatile inputs including 1 arc enabled which is critical to me and also the built in freesat tuner works very well - once you've got it tuned in which is a bit of a faff. The in built recording works well and I just use a 128 GB memory stick -Still can't get used to modern tech as am 46 so remember the days of vhs / betamax etc. I do worry about how long the led backlight will last but is not that concerning as I'll just buy another (Sony) if it dies and does come with a 5 year warranty. The 4K performance is to me excellent - am sure there are those that will say is not that good but is certainly good enough for me. I used to use a video projector with an r f input so believe me, it looks damn good to me! Yes the menus are a bit slow and confusing but all in all, an excellent televison, the sound quality of the inbuilt speakers isn't brilliant but better than some and I wold think most people would use this with a decent surround system anyway.

    I'll definitely buy another Sony when I upgrade to 65" which am hoping to soon.
    This item was purchased for £1300 from Currys in 2015. The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • Good size screen
    • Picture quality
    • Sensible inputs (arc etc)

    Cons

    • no HDR

    Contrast/Dynamic Range/Black Level

    9

    Screen Uniformity

    9

    Colour Accuracy

    9

    Greyscale Accuracy

    9

    Video Processing

    9

    2D Picture Quality

    9

    3D Picture Quality

    7

    Picture Quality Out-Of-The-Box

    7

    Picture Quality Calibrated

    9

    Sound Quality

    7

    Smart Features

    8

    Build Quality

    10

    Ease Of Use

    8

    Value for Money

    10

    Verdict

    10
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