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Sony FWD-55X8600
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Sony FWD55X8600P

£2,137.00 £874.62 Price drop in the last 68 days
55" Passive Jul 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) - four times the quality of Full HD With 16:9 4K resolution, the FWD-55X8600P produces over 8 megapixels (four times the resolution of Full HD) for an incredible level of... More
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13 Reasons For

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The highest display resolution of the FWD-55X8600 is 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This TV's display resolution (4K Ultra HD) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all TVs of a similar age and spec to the FWD-55X8600.

The worst display resolution across similar types of TV is Full HD.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

We compared this television to all the other 4K Ultra HD televisions and we think the LG 55UB850 (£999.00), and the Samsung UE55HU7200 (£1,099.00) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.

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Easy to Use

One customer thought the product was easy to use. Lrc gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote “The smart TV function is simple to use, especially the touchpad remote control (once you get used to it) which comes alongside the standard remote, which makes using the Apps”.

One Sony FWD-55X8600 owner reckoned that it was easy to setup. Lrc said in their Sony FWD-55X8600 review on Amazon in August “It is very simple to set up” and scored it 99 out of 100.

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Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Sony large TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs built by Sony.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the Sony FWD-55X8600 thought it was good quality. In August this year Lrc wrote “The 4K media they had playing in the store is mind blowing, on its clarity and just top quality to watch” in their Sony FWD-55X8600 review and rated it 99 out of 100.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that it was a good size.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed this TVs mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Sony FWD-55X8600 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Lrc said “The 3D function is also brilliant”.

Good High Def TV

One person mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. In August this year Lrc mentioned in their review of this TVs “Dancing 4K Ultra HD TV's that maybe that was the right choice for us” and gave this TVs a rating of 99 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony FWD-55X8600 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Lrc mentioned in their review of the Sony FWD-55X8600 this year “Wow it is great, superb colours”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed this TVs thought it was neat. Lrc and wrote in their review of this TVs on Amazon “It folds neatly out of the way”.

3D Compatible

The FWD-55X8600 is 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago also are 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55H7000 (£1,299.99), or the LG 55LA8609 (£1,403.22).

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 65UB950 (£1,699.00).

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the FWD-55X8600 has a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this television and we think a cheaper TV such as the LG 55LN575 (£1,149.53) or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the Samsung UE55H7000 (£1,299.99), and the LG 55LA8609 (£1,403.22) are also worth considering.

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Two Audio in Ports

The FWD-55X8600 is a two audio in port TV.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person considered that the product was not cheap. Lrc mentioned on Amazon in August “No silly flickering etc (which can't be good for your eyes), or expensive purchase of batteries, or having to charge up glasses before you can watch your movie” nonetheless rated it 5 stars.

Not Smart TV

The FWD-55X8600 is not Smart TV, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

TVs which are Smart TV that might be worth considering include the LG 55LN575 (£1,149.53) or the Samsung UE55H7000 (£1,299.99), or the LG 55LA8609 (£1,403.22).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The FWD-55X8600 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the LG 55EA980, or the Panasonic TX-60AS802 (£999.00) which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The FWD-55X8600 is in the most expensive 16% of all 225 televisions of this type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the FWD-55X8600 is £225.


Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The FWD-55X8600 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the FWD-55X8600 also do not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the 55EA980, or the 55EA970 both from LG.

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Only 480i Video Mode

This TV supports 1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720p video modes, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 200 hertz, the FWD-55X8600 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the FWD-55X8600. The motion interpolation frequencies of comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the FWD-55X8600 range from 50Hz to 2,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 560Hz.

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Fairly Thick

The thicknesses of large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the FWD-55X8600 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. At 66 millimeters, the FWD-55X8600 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55F6500 (£1,012.00) (47.2mm and higher rated), or the Panasonic TX-60AS802 (£999.00) (53mm and higher rated); or the LG 55LN575 (£1,149.53) (79.1mm and cheaper).

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Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The FWD-55X8600 has a maximum dynamic contrast ratio of 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast.

A 1000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the worst dynamic contrast ratio across all TVs of a comparable spec and age to the FWD-55X8600.

The best dynamic contrast ratio across comparable types of TV is Brilliant Contrast.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony FWD-55X8600

Released Over Two Years Ago

This large TV has been on the market for over two years.


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User Reviews

Reviewed 19 2016 by LRC

Wow, what can I say what an amazing TV. Having just down-sized into a new home, and being massive film fans we wanted a great TV. In our previous house we had a dedicated movie room with an... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £222.73
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £224.56
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony FWD-55X8600uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 29 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fwd55x8600, sony fwd55x8600p, sony fwd55x8600pa, sony fwd55x8600pag, sony sonyfwd55x8600, sony fwd55x8600pagr, sony fwd55x8600pagra, sony sonyfwd55x8600p, sony fwd55x8600pagrad, sony fwd55x8600pagrade, sony fwd55x8600pagraded, sony repackagedfwd55x8600, sony repackagedfwd55x8600p
Barcodes 04981254026496, 05013493248809, 05054484778219, 05055190152515

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