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Sony KD-55X9305 vs Sony KD-55XD8599

Sony KD-55X9305 vs Sony KD-55XD8599

Sony KD-55X9305
Sony KD-55XD8599

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a 3D TV, however the Sony KD-55XD8599 is not 3D. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

200Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a 1,200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Sony KD-55XD8599 (1,000Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

70W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 has an RMS rated power of 90W, whereas the Sony KD-55XD8599 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (70W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Six loudspeakers Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the Sony KD-55X9305 is six, but the Sony KD-55XD8599 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

User reviews are hugely better
Based on 1 user review, the Sony KD-55X9305 has an average review score of 100%, but the Sony KD-55XD8599 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons For
46mm thinner Edit
Sony KD-55XD8599 is 44mm thick, but the Sony KD-55X9305 is a 90mm thick TV (46mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

£549 cheaper
The Sony KD-55XD8599 costs £549.01 less than the Sony KD-55X9305.
Available from 20 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
38% cheaper to run
The Sony KD-55XD8599 only costs £168.09 to run over five years but the Sony KD-55X9305 costs £269.04 to run (60% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55XD8599 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KD-55X9305 is "B".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Significantly thicker Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a 90mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-55XD8599 is a 44mm thick TV (46mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

£549 more expensive
The Sony KD-55X9305 is more expensive than the Sony KD-55XD8599 by £549.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Sony KD-55X9305, however 21 shops sell the Sony KD-55XD8599. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Eleven months older
The Sony KD-55X9305 is older than the Sony KD-55XD8599 by eleven months.
60% higher running costs over five years
The Sony KD-55X9305 costs £269.04 to run which is £100.95 more to run than the Sony KD-55XD8599 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Sony KD-55X9305 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", but the Sony KD-55XD8599 has a rating of "A+".
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 is not 3D, however the Sony KD-55X9305 is. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz slower than the Sony KD-55X9305 (1,000Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Four times lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Sony KD-55X9305 is a 90W RMS rated power TV (70W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only two loudspeakers Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8599 has two loudspeakers, however the Sony KD-55X9305 only has six loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Vastly Lower user review Score
The Sony KD-55XD8599's average user rating is 80%, however the Sony KD-55X9305's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 266.00
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 269.04
Purchase price £ 999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,268.04
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 165.05
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 168.09
Purchase price £ 449.99
Total cost of ownership £ 618.08
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.83T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.83 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Refresh Rate Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 16:9
 Zoom
 14:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm 139cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
90W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
6
BEST
2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Custom
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Custom
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Google Apps
 Twitter
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
News Apps
 BBC
 BBC
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 74%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
166W 103W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
230kWh 143kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
311W 157W
BEST
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
24p
 24p
 24p
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphones being used as a remote
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Photo
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 29

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
90mm 44mm
BEST
Weight
37.3kg 15.1kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
37.9kg 18.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
255mm
BEST
263mm
Height (with Stand)
780mm 770mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,484mm 1,231mm
BEST
Height
744mm 717mm
Width
1,484mm 1,231mm
Package Height
848mm 825mm
BEST
Package Depth
218mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,622mm 1,552mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
2
BEST
1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Port
4 4
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0

Special Features

X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4K X-Reality Pro

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
 Subwoofer out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Light sensor
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