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9 Reasons For
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
Sony has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range.
60 Hz Display Refresh Rate
This TV supports a 24 Hz|25 Hz|30 Hz|50 Hz|60 Hz display refresh rate, which is the most commonly supported display refresh rate on new 4K and 8K TVs.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Sony KD-55XD8577 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other new comparable spec televisions.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the LG 55UH6157[plb_3862809_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony KD-55XD8599[plb_3301859_price] which has better reviews.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UN55KU6500[plb_3445819_price] is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55XD8577, the Sony KD-55XD8577 has a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Sony KD-55XD8599[plb_3301859_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 55UH6157[plb_3862809_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UN55KU6500[plb_3445819_price].
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for the last year.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KD-55XD8577 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-55XD8577. Most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55XD8577 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.
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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The KD-55XD8577 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (1,000 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. Across all the latest 4K and 8K TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 60Hz to 3,000Hz.
Has Five Sound Modes
The KD-55XD8577 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs that were launched in the last year. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the KD-55XD8577. The sound modes "Custom", "Game", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.
At only 44 millimeters, the KD-55XD8577 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs. Latest TVs have thicknesses of between 30mm and 99mm.
We compared all the other 44mm thick TVs to this television and we think the Sony KD-55XD8599[plb_3301859_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Philips 49PUS6501[plb_3305115_price] (79mm) which is also cheaper.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-55XD8577 are not 3D compatible. The KD-55XD8577 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55XD8577 do not have a built-in camera. The KD-55XD8577 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most recently released 4K and 8K TVs do not feature OLED technology. The KD-55XD8577 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Ten Months Ago
This 4K and 8K TV was released ten months ago.
Average Running Costs
This 4K and 8K TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the KD-55XD8577 is typical compared to the other 388 new 4K and 8K TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KD-55XD8577 will cost £169 over 5 years to run.
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