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

$3299

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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 a July 2018 survey.

Find out more about how we test TVs.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$3299

More test results (/10)

User interface
8.4
Remote
7.0
SmartTV
8.1
Energy efficiency
7.2
Ultra-HD picture
not tested
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

More Info

Brand reliability

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