Updated 23 Jan 2018

Sony

KD-55X8500E

Snapshot: The Sony KD-55X8500E is a 54" (138cm) HDR TV with WiFi. How good is the picture?

KD-55X8500E
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2450

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Test results

Overall score
65
HD picture
?/10
SD picture
?/10
Sound
?/10
Usability
?/10

Good points

  • OK HD picture quality.
  • Good SD picture quality.
  • OK sound.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good energy efficiency.
  • Very good SmartTV.
  • Very good DVR.
  • Very good EPG.
  • HDR.
  • Ultra-HD TV.
  • Has WiFi.
  • Supports bluetooth.
  • Can record to USB.
  • Has 4 HDMI ports that are easily accessible.
  • Has 2 USB ports and a USB 3.0 port that are easily accessible.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test TVs

Overall score includes:

HD picture (55%)
SD picture (10%)
Sound quality (10%)
Usability (25%), made up of User Interface, Remote, and Smart TV scores

Prices are based on August and November 2017 surveys.

Find out more about how we test TVs.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2450

More test results (/10)

User interface
8.4
Remote
7.0
SmartTV
8.1
Energy efficiency
7.2
DVR
8.7
Electronic Program Guide
8.0

Specifications

Display type
LCD
Screen Size
138cm
Size
54inches
Resolution
3840 x 2160
HxWxD (cm)
78 x 124 x 26
Weight (kg)
18.1

Features

HDR
Yes
4K/UHD
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
WiFi built in
Yes
Internet browser
Yes
Smart TV features
Yes
Can record to USB
Yes

Connections/ports

HDMI
4
Composite RCA
Yes
Component RCA
Yes
Stereo RCA
Yes
Stereo 3.5
Yes
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
Yes
Ethernet
Yes
Toslink out
Yes
Headphones
Yes
Analogue AV in
2
HDMI (easy access)
Yes
USB (easy access)
Yes

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Brand reliability

In our 2017 appliance-reliability survey this brand of TV was 96% reliable (the average for TVs was 95%).