Compare the Sony KD-XG9505 to the KD-XG8505
- Thanks to the 4K and HDR support, you'll enjoy detailed and colorful images.
- Full array local dimming delivers deep black levels and a strong contrast.
- The X1 Ultimate processor provides an extra smooth and colorful image.
- Only the 75 and 85-inch versions have the X-Wide Angle technology that delivers a wider viewing angle.
- The 4K and HDR support guarantee detailed and colorful images.
- The TV doesn't have full array local dimming that provides deep black levels.
|Sony KD-XG9505||Sony KD-XG8505|
|Resolution||4K (UHD)||4K (UHD)|
|Color depth||10 bit (over a billion colors)||10 bit (over a billion colors)|
|Local dimming||Full array||Edge lit|
|Processor||X1 Ultimate processor||4K HDR Processor X1|
|Viewing angle||Standard, but the viewing angles of the 75 and 85-inch versions are wider||Standard|
|Smart functions||Android TV with Google Assistant||Android TV with Google Assistant|
The backlight type is one of the most important differences between the two TVs. For example, the Sony KD-XG9505 features full array local dimming, making the black levels extra deep and true to life. During a scene of a starry sky you see a deep black sky, while the stars shine brightly. With the KD-XG8505, the lights are only at the edges of the screen. This creates less accurate black levels. During the same scene of the starry sky, the stars will shine less brightly or the sky will be less dark.
The image performance of a TV is largely determined by the processor. With the 4K HDR Processor X1 of the Sony KD-XG8505 you know for sure that the image display is sharp and colorful. For example, the TV effortlessly displays HDR formats such as HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision. The X1 Ultimate processor of the KD-XG9505 is Sony's best image processor. This provides an improved analysis and optimization of images. As a result, your favorite videos look more detailed and colorful, making your viewing experience extra realistic.
The viewing angle
Both the Sony KD-XG9505 and KD-XG8505 have a VA screen, which means that the viewing angle is limited. This reduces the image quality when you sit on the side of the screen. You'll notice color distortions or a decreasing brightness. Only the 75 and 85-inch formats of the KD-XG9505 have the X-Wide Angle technology that improves the viewing angle. This is recommended when you often sit around the TV with a large group of people.