Sony KD-55X8505B : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?
Sony ranks among the big names in top-of-the-range televisions, and proposes with this KD-55X8505B, one of the best screens on the market tested by our Laboratory.
In its 55 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
And you must believe us it is impressive. The first question you’ll have to ask yourself will be the place where you are going to install this television.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution. It’s beautiful. It is hard to criticise such a well finished product. Elegant design and a good quality finish are the characteristics of this television .
We have examined it in detail and invite you to discover it in our review today.
The design of the Sony KD-55X8505B
The engineers at the Sony have created a real masterpiece as for the exterior appearance of this television set.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this KD-55X8505B. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
On this aspect, the manufacturer makes almost no mistake, since we are dealing with a television set that has a top-of-the-range look and whose elegance will embellish your living room.
This Sony KD-55X8505B adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With a size of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, Sony has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the KD-55X8505B, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
A TV of 55 inches, this Sony is clearly located in the top of the range of the brand. A TV with a sober and refined style.
KD-55X8505B from Sony – The screen
As this is a high-end product, the requirements in terms of image quality are naturally high. And at the very least, the Sony KD-55X8505B with a Edge-LED screen is doing remarkably well.
With this new KD-55X8505B Sony, the company makes an assumed technological choice. Although of lower quality, an Edge LED Edge-LED is used for this TV.
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. Sony presents this KD-55X8505B with a screen of 55 inches; this television is at the top of its range. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Finally, Sony has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
In conclusion on the display, the KD-55X8505B deserves to be considered at the time of purchase. It’s top-of-the-line top quality.
TV sound presentation Sony KD-55X8505B
Enhanced bass and bass tones, precise treble. With this KD-55X8505B the music comes to life thanks to a perfect reproduction of the most subtle nuances and details.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two speakers for a sound power of 10 W.
Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD-55X8505B
Despite the absence of a smart TV, which would have increased the price of the TV set, you still have the possibility to buy a TV-Box that will extend the functionality of your TV set for a reasonable price.This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.
Presentation of the connection technology of Sony KD-55X8505B
The KD-55X8505B will delight multi-device users. Indeed, the connectivity consists of many inputs and ports to allow all the possibilities in terms of home cinema or gaming.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.
It is with 12 possible connections that this KD-55X8505B is presented. The Sony KD-55X8505B allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…
You have the following connections at your disposal:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)
Technical characteristics of the Sony KD-55X8505B
Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:
|Sizes of the television without stand||123.2 cm x 74.1 cm x 6.63 cm|
|Screen size in inches||55|
|Screen resolution||Ultra HD 4K|
|Tuners available||DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C|
|Number of tuners||6|
|Number of USB ports||3|
|Number of HDMI ports||4|
|Number of audio outputs||2|
|Number of audio inputs||0|
|Component Input (YpbPr)||Yes|
|Composite Input (Video)||Yes|
|Power consumption||282 W|
To conclude on the Sony KD-55X8505B
In other words, the Sony KD-55X8505B is better than the competition. Almost perfect on everything. Whether for home cinema sessions or online game sessions, it is the TV to own.
Negative point on this KD-55X8505B is the absence of smart tv. It’s surprising in this day and age. But since we’re in a low-end product, why not.
With its Edge-LED panel, you have at your disposal a powerful display system. This device is of high quality.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.
In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the sound power.