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Expert Reviews Are Good
This Sony TV received an expert rating of 80% from Cnetfrance.fr.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
Based on 1,507 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.
Good Remote Control
One Sony KD-55XD8599 owner thought the Sony KD-55XD8599 had a good remote control. Cluttrell mentioned on Amazon in October “The standard remote is better in this regard”.
Good Picture Quality
One Sony KD-55XD8599 reviewer who bought the Sony KD-55XD8599 reckoned that it had good picture quality.
One Sony KD-55XD8599 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Cluttrell wrote in their Sony KD-55XD8599 review “The TV looks the business with its ultra slim surround”.
One person wrote that it was well made. This year Cluttrell wrote on Amazon “It has a great built in cable management system” and rated the Sony KD-55XD8599 80 out of 100.
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Good Product Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-55XD8599 was good quality. Cluttrell said on Amazon in October this year “It makes YouTubing so quick and easy! - Picture Quality” in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8599.
Easy to Use
One Sony KD-55XD8599 owner who bought this TV reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Cluttrell mentioned on Amazon “It looks cool! - Menu options” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
60 Hz Display Refresh Rate
This TV supports a 24 Hz|25 Hz|30 Hz|50 Hz|60 Hz display refresh rate, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KD-55XD8599 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other latest TVs.
We compared all the other televisions which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the LG 55UH6157[plb_3862809_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to look at include the Sony KD-55XD8577[plb_3323804_price], or the Samsung UN55KU6500[plb_3445819_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KD-55XD8599 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including cheaper televisions such as the LG 55UH6157[plb_3862809_price].
We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UN55KU6500[plb_3445819_price], or the Sony KD-55XD8577[plb_3323804_price].
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to it.
2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most of the other recently released TVs only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the KD-55XD8599 has three USB 2.0 ports.
Has Five Sound Modes
The number of sound modes found on the Sony KD-55XD8599 is more than most similar spec TVs that were released in the last year. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. The sound modes "Custom", "Game", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55XD8599 is 60Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 570Hz. The Sony KD-55XD8599 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55XD8599.
Across all the recently released 4K and 8K TVs the thicknesses range from 30mm to 99mm. At only 44 millimeters, the KD-55XD8599 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KD-55XD8599.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Philips 55PUS6551[plb_3290582_price] (85mm and cheaper).
5 Reasons Against
A few people said in their reviews that it was not ugly. Cluttrell wrote “The bad and the ugly below – enjoy! The Good – What I really Like! - Kodi App on Android TV works like a dream” in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8599. Cluttrell also said “The Ugly – I am surprised at these - Terrestrial Tuner (Connected to Saorview”.
Poor Smart TV Features
A number of Sony KD-55XD8599 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it did not have good apps. Cluttrell mentioned in their review of this TV this year “The Bad – Well these are more just niggles really - Limited Android TV Apps”. Cluttrell also wrote “Netflix app and google apps sometimes complain of not having an internet connection when they absolutely do”.
Not 3D Compatible
Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-55XD8599 are not 3D compatible. The KD-55XD8599 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
The KD-55XD8599 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-55XD8599 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-55XD8599, the KD-55XD8599 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 the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age 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.
Released Ten Months Ago
This television was released ten months ago.
Running Costs Are OK
The efficiency rating of this 4K and 8K TV is A+. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the KD-55XD8599 will cost £169 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 388 similar spec TVs that came out in the last year.
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Average Refresh Rate
At 100 hertz, the KD-55XD8599 has a pretty typical refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-55XD8599.
If this Sony television refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE55KS7500[plb_3346919_price] (200Hz and higher rated); or the Panasonic TX-49DX650[plb_3406081_price] (1,000Hz and cheaper), or the Philips 49PUS6501[plb_3305115_price] (1,800Hz and cheaper).
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