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Sony KD-55XE8596

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Sony KD-55XE8596. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the remote control and durability, while there are some mixed reviews about the sound.

image quality, usability, price, design, reliability

durability, remote control

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

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Techradar Great Value 2017

Expert review by : John Archer (

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

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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

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : John Archer (

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

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Another excellent Sony TV


Bought this to replace existing nine year old 40 inch Sony Jaw droppingly better Picture quality is superb and I haven't even tried the UltraHD yet !!

Apr, 2018

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Sony 55" Batavia 4k ultra smart tv


Very happy with my purchase staff where very helpful will tell family and friends of this

Apr, 2018

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Stunning picture, feels like a cinema!


This 55" beast fits snug in my room, it feels like a cinema! The picture quality is tremendous, the colours are gorgeous and watching my favourite films like Mad Max Fury Road, Lucy and Prometheus in glorious 4K Ultra HD is a blast. Movies look like...

Mar, 2018

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Great overall tv experience at a great price


Bought this to replace a different make that was faulty but after fantastic service from the Richer Sounds staff I was soon up and running with this great tv

Mar, 2018

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Stunning picture quality


I went in with a budget and a few requirements and this hit them all! Its good looking when off, no gloss parts reflecting sunlight while watching. The picture quality is by far the best I have seen on a screen this size. The interface is fast and easy...

Feb, 2018

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Fantastic picture


Treated myself to this huge television, and It was well worth it fabulous colour and picture , very easy to set up , everything you could want on a television is on it , highly recommended .

Feb, 2018

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Great TV - Busy Store!!


Great TV with great features, first big screen TV I've bought and I love it!

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications


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


Wi-Fi certified:Y


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


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


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


Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Web browser: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
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

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


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
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
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


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 (with stand):9.92
Height (with stand):30.4
Package depth:6.46
Package height:32.4
Package weight:57.3
Package width:52.4
Weight with stand:43
Width (with stand):48.5