Great tv, perfect for android users. I have had this tv for a couple of months now and have to say i am thoroughly enjoying iti know it is towards the lower end of the sony 4k line-up but i have to say for the average user this is plenty good enough. It has a fantastic picture quality, very good sound for inbuilt speakers and a good selection of smart features. With it having android built in, you are able to download apps from the play store or even able to load apk’s (note i have found it easiest using the remote manager feature within ‘es file explorer’, which sets the tv up as an ftp so you can easily transfer files from your pc or phone. )the tv is not too curved, but gives a great viewing angle; i have found i can now sit more to the side which surprised me. Very good for casting things straight from your phone too. Overall a great tv and android does work very well.
Now fixed: there is a significant problem with sony 4k tv 3d playback:. Final update: sony have now patched this tv enough for most of the bugs to have finally been ironed out. It’s still flaky at times (freeezing crashes etc) but i don’t regret the purchases. So up to four stars for me, but i cant in all conscience give it five due to all of the problem this tv suffered from for so long. I fervently hope that sony’s 2016 tv’s are released in a better state. Update 3: now fixed, the february firmware update has fixed many of the problems this tv had, so i’m bumping up my score. Android tv is still buggy though, so three stars only at the moment. Update 1: there was a update to the android firmware in the first week of december, but it hasn’t fixed the problem. The problem has also spread to the us, with american customers also complaining it, so this may force sony into taking it more seriously. Sony say their next update will be on 24th december, so fingers crossed.
Sony S8005C Series 55 inch 4k Ultra HD, 3D Curved screen with Android – Black
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- 4K PROCESSOR X1: Enjoy movies and TV shows boosted to near 4K Ultra HD clarity, with greater colour and contrast
- ANDROID TV: All the personalization, intelligence and entertainment of your smartphone, on the big screen.
- THE PERFECT CURVE: Whatever you watch is now more immersive and more natural. The gentle curve means the whole family can sit and be entertained.
- Motionflow XR 800Hz: Reduced blur and judder. Smoother images, whatever you watch.
- TWIN TUNER: Watch one TV show and record another at the same time onto a separate USB hard drive.
Think the picture not quiet has good has the 46 inch samsung we had. To use the tv for the max capability. One needs un limited broad band. The remote takes some getting used to. Purchased the thing for the 55 inch screen, that fitted our base unit stand. Which doubt we will ever use. Plus the glasses and head aches. Think the picture not quiet has good has the 46 inch samsung we had.
The response for opening apps / streaming amazon prime videos streaming is instant with no crashing or reboots needed like some. Managed to pick this up on a amazon lightening deal at £925 last week and that was the cheapest price on the net. Wow what a tv plugged in a ethernet cable switched it on and the tv set itself up automatically within 20 minutes. Make sure you have a google mail set up before hand as this is needed for the android app side of the tv. The response for opening apps / streaming amazon prime videos streaming is instant with no crashing or reboots needed like some of the older models running android i have read reviews on so its seems sony have got around this definately with this model. Assembley wise you will need 2 people to sit the tv on the stand as its heavy but once on its solid. Only niggles are the sound is not that good compared to our old panasonic plasma with bass levels pretty much non existent so a soundbar is a must after purchase. Shame no 3d glasses are included too but again non sony ones can be picked up at a reasonable price. Picture wise you’ll find it hard to get a better panel at this time for the money.
An overall good buy, i’m glad i purchased this tv. The picture quality is second to none, i was amazed how different the graphics look on my ps4 compared to my previous full hd 1080 sony tv. If you play games on the ps4 you’ll definitely notice the difference in the quality of color’s and detail and overall smoothness of the refresh rate. 4k content such as netflix 4k is what it’s expected to be, i was watching breaking bad in 4k and looked at walter’s mustache and could see every single little hair and the color of each one. The curve of the screen is well balanced and isn’t a problem when watching from a different anglei haven’t tried the 3d feature yet as it doesn’t come with glasses and my previous sony one’s don’t work, but i’m sure it’ll be an experience to rememberpleased with the desgin over all 10/10 from me.
Sony S8005C Series 55 inch 4k Ultra HD, 3D Curved screen with Android – Black : Fantastic tv husband and i love it got on black friday so glad we did.