Sony KD-55X9305 vs Sony KD-55XD8599

Sony KD-55X9305
Sony KD-55XD8599

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
200Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a 1,200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Sony KD-55XD8599 (1,000Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

70W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 has an RMS rated power of 90W, whereas the Sony KD-55XD8599 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (70W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Six loudspeakers Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the Sony KD-55X9305 is six, but the Sony KD-55XD8599 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Two composite video in ports Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 has two composite video in ports, however the Sony KD-55XD8599 only has one composite video in port. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

User reviews are hugely better
Based on 1 user review, the Sony KD-55X9305 has an average review score of 100%, but the Sony KD-55XD8599 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 is a 143kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 87kWh lower than the Sony KD-55X9305 (143kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

46mm thinner Edit
Sony KD-55XD8599 is 44mm thick, but the Sony KD-55X9305 is a 90mm thick TV (46mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Significantly lighter Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 is a 15.1kg heavy TV. That's 22.2kg lighter than the Sony KD-55X9305 (15.1kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£120 cheaper
The Sony KD-55XD8599 costs £120.01 less than the Sony KD-55X9305.
Available from 21 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
38% cheaper to run
The Sony KD-55XD8599 only costs £168.09 to run over five years but the Sony KD-55X9305 costs £269.04 to run (60% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55XD8599 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KD-55X9305 is "B".

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
38% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a 230kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 87kWh higher than the Sony KD-55XD8599 (143kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Significantly thicker Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a 90mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-55XD8599 is a 44mm thick TV (46mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

60% heavier Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 has a weight of 37.3kg. That's 22.2kg heavier than the Sony KD-55XD8599 (15.1kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£120 more expensive
The Sony KD-55X9305 is more expensive than the Sony KD-55XD8599 by £120.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 6 retailers sells the Sony KD-55X9305, however 27 sellers sell the Sony KD-55XD8599. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Sony KD-55X9305 is older than the Sony KD-55XD8599 by 13 months.
60% higher running costs over five years
The Sony KD-55X9305 costs £269.04 to run which is £100.95 more to run than the Sony KD-55XD8599 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Sony KD-55X9305 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", but the Sony KD-55XD8599 has a rating of "A+".
5 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz slower than the Sony KD-55X9305 (1,000Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Four times lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Sony KD-55X9305 is a 90W RMS rated power TV (70W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only two loudspeakers Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 has two loudspeakers, however the Sony KD-55X9305 only has six loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Only one composite video in port Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 is a one composite video in port TV, whereas the Sony KD-55X9305 only has two composite video in ports. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

Vastly Lower user review Score
The Sony KD-55XD8599's average user rating is 80%, however the Sony KD-55X9305's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 266.00
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 269.04
Purchase price £ 999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,268.04
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 165.05
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 168.09
Purchase price £ 878.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,047.08
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.83T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.83 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 16:9
 Zoom
 14:9
Display Refresh Rate
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Display Diagonal
139cm 139cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
RMS Rated Power
90W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
6
BEST
2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Custom
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Custom
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
2
BEST
1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Photo
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CAT

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 74%

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
166W 103W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
230kWh 143kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
311W 157W
BEST
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
90mm 44mm
BEST
Weight
37.3kg 15.1kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
37.9kg 18.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
255mm
BEST
263mm
Height (with Stand)
780mm 770mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,484mm 1,231mm
BEST
Height
744mm 717mm
BEST
Width
1,484mm 1,231mm
BEST
Packaging Height
848mm 825mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
218mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,622mm 1,552mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
 Subwoofer out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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