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Sony KD-65XE8596

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony KD-65XE8596. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and size. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the durability and sound, and some have doubts about the price.

usability, image quality, size, color


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KD-65XE8596 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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The colour the picture and sound are amazing


I have had my new tv for 2 weeks now and, and I am still amazed with the quality this tv produces with colour,sound,and overall quality.

Jun, 2018

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stunning picture super smooth too.


I upgraded to this after my previous hisense TV developed a fault - thankfully the Richer sounds guarantee covered me. I asked if i could upgrade and this was fine. Sony are still best as far as i am concerned. This model has met all my expectations...

Jun, 2018

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Great TV for the price.


Great TV for the price, vibrant colour, excellent sound and easy setup.

May, 2018

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Good for the price


Pros: Overall detail, motion handling and SDR colours are excellent. Having Chromecast built in is very useful. Lots of inputs including some legacy ones (although only hdmi 2 and 3 support 4k 60hz inputs). Intuative remote that works well with my bt...

May, 2018

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Great tv


I brought this tv a month ago and have been very impressed with the quality, picture and sound. The android menu can be a bit slow but as I've other android TVs this is not unusual Picture quality is outstanding, fantastic colour and screen definition...

May, 2018

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Awesome picture.


I brought this with some expert advise and I'm glad that all the staff are so knowledgeable when it comes comes to all aspects of tv and hi fi.... Thanks guys once again.

May, 2018

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Lovely picture quality and good sound for flat scr


Very happy with the purchase look forward to viewing great movies on it

Apr, 2018

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Great product, great service


Hassle free purchase, delivery as expect. Great service

Apr, 2018

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Fantastic bar one thing..


After using this TV for the last 3 months I love the picture. Superb colours, very deep blacks. But the android OS can be frustrating.. It can be very laggy which is frustrating when you've spent £1500 on a tv.

Mar, 2018

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SONY BRAVIA KD65XE8596 65" Smart 4K Ultra HD TV & 4K Ultra HD 3D Blu-ray Player Bundle


Its a very good picture quality

expensive tv, also the HDMI cable is way too expensive, if I buy an expensive tv I expect the hdmi cable to come with it!

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


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


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Energy Star certified:Y
Wi-Fi certified:Y


Cable management:Y
Color of product:Black
Heavy metals free:Hg (mercury)
LED Indicators:Power
On/Off switch:Y
Peak luminance ratio:80
Product color:Black
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300
Year of production:2017


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color Depth:10
Display Diagonal:65
Display Diagonal (metric):64.6
Display refresh rates supported:50 Hz,60 Hz
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
Peak luminance ratio:80
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 13:9, 14:9, 15:9, 16:9, Auto
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080),3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720i,720p,1080i,1080p


On/Off switch:Y
Smartphone remote support:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

Auto power off:Y
Cable management:Y
ECO mode:Y
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Firmware upgradeable:Y
Hotel mode:Y
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BOS, BUL, Cat, CRO, CZE, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, Finnish, French, GRE, HEB, HUN, Italian, KAZ, LAT, LAV, LIT, MAC, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, SER, SLK, SLV, Swedish, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep Timer:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
Soundbar compatibility:Y
Voice control:Y


Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HID,HOGP,SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
H.Browser compatibility: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

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:37.4
Package height:7.72
Package type:Box
Package weight:68.3
Package width:61.8


Adaptive Dimming Backlight:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,MP3,MP4
Auto Depth Enhancer:Y
Child lock:Y
ConnectShare (HDD):Y
ConnectShare (USB):Y
Game mode:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Light sensor:Y
Picture processing technology:Sony Dynamic Contrast Enhancer,Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Plug and Play:Y
Processor cores:4
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible:Y
Screen saving functions:Y
Smartphone remote support:Y
Software clock:Y
Soundbar compatibility:Y
Subtitles function:Y
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y
USB cloning:Y
USB recording:Y
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVC,AVI,HEVC,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface (CI):N
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
PC in (D-Sub):N
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:158
Energy efficiency class:A+
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):195
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):114

Smart TV

App store:Google Play Store
Internet TV:Y
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
my Home Screen:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
Smart TV:Y
User memory:16
Video apps:NetFlix,YouTube
Welcome message:Y

Technical Details

Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
LED backlight:Y
Light sensor:Y
Power save mode:Y

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL,PAL BG,PAL DK,PAL I,SECAM,SECAM B/G,SECAM D/K
Auto channel search:Y
Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of tuners:2
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible:Y
Supported TV bands:UHF,VHF
Triple tuner:Y
Tuner Type:Analog & digital
Twin tuner:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.5
Height (with stand):35.6
Stand width:20
Weight with stand:48.7
Width (with stand):57.2