Updated 12 Oct 2016

Sony

KD65X8500D

Bottom line: This 164-cm TV is OK for watching HD content, OK for watching SD content, and its sound is ok.

KD65X8500D
Consumer score
66
Avg price

$3998

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Test results

Overall score
OK
66
SD picture
OK
6.5/10
HD picture
OK
6.7/10
Ease of use
OK
6.2/10
User interface
OK
6.5/10
Sound
OK
6.0/10

Good points

  • OK HD picture quality.
  • OK SD picture quality.
  • OK sound.
  • OK to use.
  • Good energy efficiency.
  • Very good SmartTV.
  • OK DVR.
  • Good EPG.
  • Supports DLNA.
  • 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 (50%)
SD picture (10%)
Ease of use (10%)
User interface (5%)
Remote (5%)
Sound (10%)
Smart TV (10%)

Find out more about how we test TVs.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$3998

More test results (/10)

Energy efficiency
7.6
Remote
5.7
DVR
6.7
Electronic program guide
7.0
Smart TV
8.1
DLNA
8.0

Specifications

Display type
LCD
Screen size
164cm
Resolution
3840 x 2160
HxWxD (cm)
89.5 x 145.5 x 28
Weight (kg)
23.9

Features

4K/UHD
HDR
3D
No
Bluetooth
WiFi built in
Internet browser
Smart TV features
Can record to USB

Connections/ports

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

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Brand reliability

In our 2016 appliance-reliability survey this brand of TV was 96% reliable (the average for TVs was 95%).

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