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Expert Reviews Are Good
Television expert review site Cnetfrance.fr scored this Sony TV 80 out of 100.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on new large TVs. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
We compared this TV to all the other 4K Ultra HD TVs and we think a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE55KU6510[plb_3495170_price] or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the LG 55UF8509[plb_3537337_price] are also worth considering.
Large TVs built by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.
Good Remote Control
One person who bought it concluded that it had a good remote control. Cluttrell said in their review of this TVs in August this year “The standard remote is better in this regard” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. This month Cluttrell wrote in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8599 on Amazon “It makes YouTubing so quick and easy! - Picture Quality”.
One Sony KD-55XD8599 reviewer concluded that it was thin. In August Cluttrell said on Amazon “The TV looks the business with its ultra slim surround” in their review.
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One customer who purchased the product considered that it was well made. In August this year Cluttrell rated it 4 stars and wrote “It has a great built in cable management system” in their review.
Good Product Quality
One Sony KD-55XD8599 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Cluttrell wrote in their Sony KD-55XD8599 review in August “It makes YouTubing so quick and easy! - Picture Quality” and scored it 80 out of 100.
Easy to Use
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KD-55XD8599 was easy to use the menus. Cluttrell said in August “It looks cool! - Menu options”.
Just Released Six Months Ago
This Sony television was only released six months ago.
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 similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-55XD8599, the KD-55XD8599 is Smart TV.
Other Smart TVs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Hisense H65M7000[plb_3682763_price], or the Samsung UE55KU6510[plb_3495170_price] which is cheaper.
TVs which are Smart TV that might be worth looking at include the Sony KD-55XD8577[plb_3323804_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The KD-55XD8599 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55XD8599.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think cheaper televisions such as the Hisense H65M7000[plb_3682763_price] is also worth considering.
It is worth considering other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KD-55XD8577[plb_3323804_price], or the LG 55UW761[plb_3705775_price].
2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KD-55XD8599 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55XD8599 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KD-55XD8599 is more than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|Zoom are also found on this Sony TV.
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Several customers considered that it was not ugly. This year Cluttrell said in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8599 “The bad and the ugly below – enjoy! The Good – What I really Like! - Kodi App on Android TV works like a dream” nonetheless gave it a score of 4 stars. Cluttrell also mentioned “The Ugly – I am surprised at these - Terrestrial Tuner (Connected to Saorview”.
Poor Smart TV Features
Several people concluded that the product did not have good apps. A few weeks ago Cluttrell said in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8599 on Amazon “The Bad – Well these are more just niggles really - Limited Android TV Apps”. Cluttrell also said “Netflix app and google apps sometimes complain of not having an internet connection when they absolutely do”.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other new large TVs, the Sony KD-55XD8599 is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Salora 55UHC9202[plb_3327188_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most large TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55XD8599 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KD-55XD8599 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for the last year, the KD-55XD8599 does not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at including the 55EG910[pl_3056188_price], or the 55UF8509[pl_3537337_price] both from LG which also has a higher Rating.
Only One RF Port
The KD-55XD8599 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the KD-55XD8599 have between one and two RF ports.
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Running Costs Are Average
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the KD-55XD8599 is typical compared to the other 236 new televisions that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KD-55XD8599 will cost £169 over 5 years to run.
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