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Sony Bravia KD-65S8505C Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony Bravia KD-65S8505C Series. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the color and design. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the black level. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Bravia KD-65S8505C Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KD-65S8505C


The KD-65S8505C is Sony's second-generation curved TV. It's a 65-inch model boasting a native 4K UHD resolution, Sony's latest X1 4K video-processing system, the company's Triluminos wide-colour gamut technology, and the new Android TV smart OS.

Frequently spectacular native 4K picture quality ; Beautiful colour handling ; Exceptionally powerful 4K upscaling

Messy dynamic backlight system ; Android TV feels clunky and lacks customisation options ; Expensive versus equivalent flat-screen TVs

Sep, 2015

hcc recommended

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KD-65S8505C review


While some love the look of curved TVs, others worry about the impact curved screens can have on the viewing experience in the form of issues like viewing angles, onscreen reflections and distorted geometry. Cue the Sony KD-65S8505C: a 65in TV that...

Stellar colour performance; outstanding native 4K and upscaled detail; attractive design; good connectivity

More expensive than similarly specified flatscreens; occasionally clumsy dynamic contrast; lack of smart TV customisation

The 65S8505C is expensive relative to Sony’s similarly-specc'd flat TVs (though its upcoming HDR support softens the price blow), and some clumsiness in its dynamic contrast system and initially over-enthusiastic upscaling undermines its otherwise...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KD-65S8505C review


Sony boards the 4K curved screen bandwagon

Colour performance is spectacular ; Its curvature is subtle ; Excellent 4K detailing ; Fair value

Issues with dark scenes ; Reflective screen ; Android system is cumbersome ; Sluggish operating system

While a slightly average black level response and some clumsy dynamic contrast controls on the 65S8505C seem a little odd given Sony's previous prowess in such areas, the fact is that for much of the time the 65S8505C's pictures are actually...

Oct, 2015

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Sony KD65S8505CBU


It's a lot more than just a tv

Can be very slow turning on

Sep, 2016

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Sony KD65S8505CBU


Looks nice

Picture is not worth the money

Jul, 2016

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Sony KD65S8505CBU


Excellent picture quality

Slightly complex to operate

Jul, 2016

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Sony KD65S8505CBU


Everything about it are my favourite bits! Couldnt imagine life without it!

Yeah, sound isnt great but connect some speakers and its fantastic!

Jul, 2016

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Sony KD65S8505CBU


Great picture n sound looks good too. Got Sonos sound at and surround speakers making the experience perfect


Jul, 2016

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Sony KD65S8505CBU


very slow to change to another station remote is poor sound is very poor over priced

Jul, 2016

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Sony KD65S8505CBU


One of the best TV we have owned! Sleek design, easy to use and just amazing.

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard


Color of product:Black
On/Off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
2D-3D converter: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:65
Display Diagonal (metric):64.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED Plus
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Curved
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:203
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):285
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):146


On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Bluetooth: Yes
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Other Features

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y
HDD recording: Yes
Illumination LED:Y
On-screen display for external input:Y
Screen mirroring:Y
USB playback:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery Type:R03
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:RMT-TX100D

Packaging Data

Package depth:8.58
Package height:39.2
Package width:61.8


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Local dimming: No
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:H.265
Video formats supported:H.265

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


Annual Energy Consumption:203
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):285
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):146

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Sports, Standard, Vivid
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.8
Height (with stand):35.2
Package depth:8.58
Package height:39.2
Package width:61.8
Weight with stand:71.2
Width (with stand):57.2