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Sony FWD-55X8600

Sony FWD55X8600P

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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16 Reasons For

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. In October this year Lrc scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “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” in their review of the Sony FWD-55X8600.

One Sony FWD-55X8600 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup. Lrc said on Amazon this year “It is very simple to set up” in their review of this TV.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 1,507 owner and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

Good Product Quality

One Sony FWD-55X8600 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Lrc mentioned on Amazon “The 4K media they had playing in the store is mind blowing, on its clarity and just top quality to watch”.

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good size.

Good Connectivity

One person concluded that the product was able to connect to the internet.

Good High Def TV

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. In October Lrc scored the Sony FWD-55X8600 5 stars and said on Amazon “Dancing 4K Ultra HD TV's that maybe that was the right choice for us”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Sony FWD-55X8600 reviewer who purchased it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Lrc gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote a few weeks ago “The 3D function is also brilliant”.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony FWD-55X8600 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony FWD-55X8600 had good colour saturation. In October this year Lrc wrote in their Sony FWD-55X8600 review “Wow it is great, superb colours” and rated the Sony FWD-55X8600 5 stars.

Nice Design

One Sony FWD-55X8600 owner who reviewed this TV thought it was neat. Lrc mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “It folds neatly out of the way” and rated it 5 stars.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the Sony FWD-55X8600 is 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this television and we think the Samsung UE65HU8500[plb_2233906_price], and the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE65HU7500[plb_2232252_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The FWD-55X8600 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the FWD-55X8600.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE65HU8500[plb_2233906_price], and the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE65HU7500[plb_2232252_price] is also worth considering.

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2160p Video Mode

The Sony FWD-55X8600 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 1080p video mode. This television also support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode across all 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years.

A 480p video mode is the worst supported video mode amongst similar types of TV.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony FWD-55X8600 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television is a three USB 2.0 port television compared to most of the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the FWD-55X8600 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The FWD-55X8600 is a four HDMI port television.

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Two Audio in Ports

The FWD-55X8600 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the FWD-55X8600 only have one audio in port.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Sony FWD-55X8600 reviewer who bought the Sony FWD-55X8600 said that it was not cheap. Lrc mentioned in their review of the Sony FWD-55X8600 a few weeks ago “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” .

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The FWD-55X8600 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago do support smart TV features.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE65HU8500[plb_2233906_price], or the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony FWD-55X8600 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE65HU8500[plb_2233906_price], the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price], or the Sony KD-65S9005[plb_2442942_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The FWD-55X8600 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the FWD-55X8600 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with an OLED technology and we think the LG 65UC970[plb_2497188_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago have motion interpolation frequencies of between 120Hz and 3,000Hz. At only 200 hertz, the Sony FWD-55X8600 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the FWD-55X8600.

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Fairly Thick

The average thickness of TVs of this age and spec is 52mm. With a thickness of 66 millimeters, the FWD-55X8600 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE65HU7500[plb_2232252_price] (36.4mm).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony FWD-55X8600

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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

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Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the FWD-55X8600 is £225 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 116 TVs of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the FWD-55X8600.

Specification

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 19 April 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.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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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