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Sony KD-55XE8596

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Sony KD-55XE8596. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the remote control and durability.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

durability, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KD-55XE8596 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony KD-55XE8596

 

The 55XE8596 is a new 55-inch TV from the middle of Sony's latest 4K range. It still supports HDR despite only costing £1,290, uses edge LED lighting with whole frame dimming, and deploys a combination of YouView and Android TV for its smart features.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-55XE8596 review

 

A pretty affordable 55in 4K TV, but the HDR performance needs to be better

Natural, neutral, balanced pictures ; Handles motion well ; Good detail, particularly in blacks ; Easy to use

Dull HDR performance ; Upscaler isn’t particularly impressive

A solid Sony but lacks the dynamism to do HDR justice.

Jul, 2017

Techradar Great Value 2017

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony BRAVIA X850E (XBR-65X850E) review

 

A 4K HDR TV that doesn't destroy your bank account

Great value ; Good HDR pictures ; Excellent SDR pictures

HDR isn’t very bright ; Android TV is frustrating ; Slightly flimsy build quality

Considering it costs well under two grand, the 65X850E manages to cling on to a startling amount of relatively high-end features - including, most notably, Sony’s excellent X1 picture processing system. This joins a much-improved backlight system in...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Vincent Teoh (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Bravia XE85 (KD-55XE8596) review: Good but not great

 

An excellent TV with great black level response and superb motion handling but it isn't great at HDR

Deep black for an LED LCD TV ; Accurate colours ; Smooth motion handling

Limited viewing angle ; Low peak brightness for HDR

That wouldn’t be a huge problem if the Sony Bravia XE85 was cheaper, but at the time of writing this TV will set you back £1,000 and that puts it in an awkward place. For only £200 more you can get the Sony Bravia 55XE90 which has a full-array...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

great picture

 

Good picture and plenty of tweaks available to suit individual viewing. Sound is not bad, but as with all flat screens you really need an independent sound system. My one real gripe is that I can't find a schematic for the remote control and found it...

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

It’s exactly what I wanted and I’m delighted

 

I bought this a couple of weeks ago after visiting the Hull store where everything was explained very clearly to me.

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great tv

 

This was a replacement for a faulty Sony we had. The picture is outstanding and it's just an all round amazing tv. Very happy with it

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Picture great on hd channels and nomal

 

Had this TV three weeks after my 50inch plasma got screen burn and so far very happy

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Confusing Android menu spoils good tv

 

I bought this TV let month and I'm generally pretty pleased. We're yet to test the 4k but the 1080p picture is pretty good. One disappointment is the Android operating system which is to slow and often confusing.

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great Store, Great Staff, Great Service !!

 

I purchased a Sony Bravia 55 inch TV and it arrived in time for the World Cup !!

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:ClearAudio+
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
Heavy metals free:Hg (mercury)
Peak luminance ratio:80
Year of production:2017

Display

3D:N
Display Diagonal:54.6
Display Diagonal (metric):54.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:100
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1000
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p

Ergonomics

On/Off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Number of OSD languages:31
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep Timer:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Browser supported:Opera
Browsing:Y
Ethernet LAN:Y
Miracast:Y
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Stand width:20.4

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.46
Package height:32.4
Package weight:57.3
Package width:52.4

Performance

24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,MP3,MP4,WAV,WMA
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPEG XR
Subtitles function:Y
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y
USB recording:Y
Video formats supported:3GPP,ASF,AVC,AVCHD,AVI,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG2-PS,MPEG2-TS,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WEBM,WMV,XVID
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDCP:Y
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:139
Energy efficiency class:A
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):180
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):100

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y
User memory:16

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play
LED backlight:Y
Light sensor:Y

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.24
Depth (with stand):9.92
Height:28.2
Height (with stand):30.4
Package depth:6.46
Package height:32.4
Package weight:57.3
Package width:52.4
Stand width:20.4
Weight:41
Weight with stand:43
Width:48.5
Width (with stand):48.5