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Sony KD-55XD8599

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 189 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 90/100. The average review date is Nov 25, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 1568312 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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With built-in YouView support - the only one of big brands to offer it - the Sony KD55XD8599BU might peak your interest. But with Panasonic and LG offering similar integration of catch-up apps and live TV with the Freeview Play, this Sony is up against...

Jun, 2016

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Picture quality and design.


Aug, 2017

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Good quality picture

Sound not very clear

Jul, 2017

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Excellent picture quality

Can't swivel the screen

Jul, 2017

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Amazing picture and clubbed with the RT-3 sound system you get a real cinematic experience

Jun, 2017

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Picture quality, game mode, HDR mode for PS4.

Android OS too slow. Response time sometimes takes too long. Voice all over the place. Will need to buy sound bar for it.

Jun, 2017

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Jun, 2017

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Brilliant picture. Average sound as per most flat screens. Android TV so Google apps can be loaded from Google play account. Relatively easy to setup for a complex bit of tech.

None so far.

Jun, 2017

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Great visuals and 4k looks awesome. PS4 Pro is stunning and HDR has to be seen to be believed. YouTube, Netflix & Amazon are 4K HDR. Solid Stand.

Not 3D

Jun, 2017

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Great picture quality. Sound better than I expected having read reviews

Remote control response slow - not keen on you view either - tv menu / schedule poor

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse / Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pulse
Audio system:S-Master
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS, Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Custom, Game, Music, Sports, Standard


Color of product:Black
Peak luminance ratio:74


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:54.6 / 55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.6 / 54.7
Display refresh rates supported:24 Hz,25 Hz,30 Hz,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
Screen format adjustments:14:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:143
Energy efficiency compliance:A / A+
Power consumption (max):157
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):103


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

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:27
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CAT, DAN, DUT, ENG, EST, FIN, HUN, ITA, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Bluetooth: Yes
Browser supported:Opera
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.17
Package height:32.5
Package weight:59.5
Package width:61.1


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Parental Control: Yes
Video compression format:H.265
Video formats supported:H.265

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


Annual Energy Consumption:143
Energy efficiency class:A / A+
Power consumption (max):157
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):103

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Light sensor: Yes
Power save mode:Y

TV Tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.4
Height (with stand):30.3
Package depth:7.17
Package height:32.5
Package weight:59.5
Package width:61.1
Weight:3.33 / 33.3
Weight with stand:41
Width (with stand):48.5