Sony KD-55XE8577 vs Sony KD-55XE8596
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Sony KD-55XE8577

65

Overall Score

65

Overall Score

Sony KD-55XE8577

£948.99
£130.01
Our Verdict:
A fairly new and good spec 55" 4K television, good for watching sport
58
Value for Money
Average
67
Features
Good Features
85
Age
9 Months Old
50
Running Costs
£126 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score
Good
55" 4K No No Jan 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Jan 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55XE8596

66

Overall Score

66

Overall Score

Sony KD-55XE8596

£849.99
£219.98
Our Verdict:
A fairly new but only moderate value for money 54.6" 4K TV, good for watching sport
67
Value for Money
Good
65
Features
Good Features
85
Age
9 Months Old
50
Running Costs
£126 Over 5 Years
66
Overall Score
Good
54.6" 4K No No Feb 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 54.6"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Feb 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55XE8577

65

Overall Score

65

Overall Score

Sony KD-55XE8577

£948.99
£130.01
Our Verdict:
A fairly new and good spec 55" 4K television, good for watching sport
58
Value for Money
Average
67
Features
Good Features
85
Age
9 Months Old
50
Running Costs
£126 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score
Good
55" 4K No No Jan 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Jan 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55XE8596

66

Overall Score

66

Overall Score

Sony KD-55XE8596

£849.99
£219.98
Our Verdict:
A fairly new but only moderate value for money 54.6" 4K TV, good for watching sport
67
Value for Money
Good
65
Features
Good Features
85
Age
9 Months Old
50
Running Costs
£126 Over 5 Years
66
Overall Score
Good
54.6" 4K No No Feb 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 54.6"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Feb 2017
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

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£948.99
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Sony KD55XE8577SU 55" 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart Android TV, Silver Finish
£948.99
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£948.99
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£949.00
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£949.00
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£949.00
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Sony KD55XE8577SU 55 Silver 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TV with Android and Freeview HD
£969.97
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Sony KD-55XE8577 55 -inch LCD 1000 Hz TV
£979.00
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Sony KD55XE8577SU 55 Silver 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TV with Android and Freeview HD
£995.00
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£999.99
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Co-op Electrical
£100 Off Voucher
Sony KD55XE8577SU 55"4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
Voucher
£100 Off
£100 Off any TV over £999
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£1,049.00
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Currys
55"SONY BRAVIA KD55XE8577SU Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
£1,099.00
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Sony Bravia KD55XE8577 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 55 with Freeview HD&Youview, Silver
£1,099.00
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£1,199.99
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£1,199.99
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£1,301.98
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Sony Kd55xe8596 Televisor 55" Lcd Edge Led Uhd 4k Hdr Triluminos Android Tv Wifi
£849.99
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£929.00
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Co-op Electrical
£40 Off Voucher
Sony KD55XE8596BU 55"4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
Voucher
£40 Off
£40 Off all purchases over £399
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£929.00
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PRC Direct
Sony KD55XE8596BU 55" 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart Android TV
£948.00
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BRAVIA KD55XE8596 55"Android 4K HDR Smart LED TV
£948.99
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TPS
£949.00
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Best AV Deals
Out of stock
£949.00
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John Lewis
Sony Bravia KD55XE8596 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 55 with Freeview HD&Youview, Black
£949.00
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55"SONY BRAVIA KD55XE8596BU Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
£949.00
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Sony KD55XE8596BU
£949.00
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Hills Radio
£999.99
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£1,172.60
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£1,199.99
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Vouchers

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Voucher
£100 Off
£100 Off any TV over £999
Valid 28 Sep 17 - 25 Oct 17
Voucher
£40 Off
£40 Off all purchases over £399
Offer ends tomorrow!
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Reasons For

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3 Reasons For
Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony KD-55XE8577 is a 55" TV. That's 0.4" larger than the Sony KD-55XE8596 (54.6").

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Good for Playing Games
The Sony KD-55XE8577 is better for playing games than the Sony KD-55XE8596.
When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
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1 Reason For
Cheaper by £99
The Sony KD-55XE8596 is £99 cheaper than the Sony KD-55XE8577.

Date Released

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596
9 months old 9 months old

What are They Best Used For

Watching Films

When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!

Compare the best TVs for films.

Watching Sport

When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.

Compare the best TVs for sport.

Playing Games

When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.

Compare the best TVs for gaming.

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Sony KD-55XE8577
Sony
KD-55XE8577
16 trees 0.62 tonnes CO2
Sony KD-55XE8596
Sony
KD-55XE8596
16 trees 0.62 tonnes CO2

Specification

Display

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596
Display Diagonal 55"
BEST
54.6"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 100Hz 100Hz
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 1,000Hz 1,000Hz
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
1080i 1080p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
1080i 1080p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Display Diagonal (metric) 138.8cm 138.8cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Movie
Sports Music
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
Standard Movie
Sports Music
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
Speaker 2 2

Smart TV

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Lifestyle Apps
Google Apps Google
 Google Apps
 Google
Google Apps Google
 Google Apps
 Google
User Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB

Other Features

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Stand Width Unknown - Click to provide data 519mm

Design

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Peak Luminance Ratio 80% 80%
Year of Production Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

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Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 100W 100W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 139kWh 139kWh
Maximum Power Consumption 180W 180W

TV Tuner

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Supported TV Bands
UHF VHF
 UHF
 VHF
UHF VHF
 UHF
 VHF
Analog Signal Format System
SECAM SECAM B
SECAM B/G SECAM D
SECAM D/K
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM B/G
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
SECAM SECAM B
SECAM B/G SECAM D
SECAM D/K
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM B/G
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
Tuner 2tuner(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

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Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
AVI ASF
3GP MOV
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MPEG4
AVCHD VC-1
DV TS
XVID VP8
WEBM AVC
3GPP PMP
PS MPEG2-PS
MPEG2-TS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 VC-1
 DV
 TS
 XVID
 VP8
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 PMP
 PS
 MPEG2-PS
 MPEG2-TS
MP4 WMV
AVI ASF
3GP MOV
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MPEG4
AVCHD VC-1
DV TS
XVID VP8
WEBM AVC
3GPP PMP
PS MPEG2-PS
MPEG2-TS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 VC-1
 DV
 TS
 XVID
 VP8
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 PMP
 PS
 MPEG2-PS
 MPEG2-TS
Audio Formats Supported
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
MP4 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP4
 AAC++
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
MP4 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP4
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
JPG JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Hard Drive Capacity 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC

Networking

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Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac

Management Features

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Smart Modes
Custom Graphics
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Custom Graphics
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages 32
BEST
31

Weight & Dimensions

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596
Thickness 57mm 57mm
Weight 18.6kg 18.6kg
Weight With Stand 19.5kg 19.5kg
Depth (with Stand) 252mm 252mm
Height (with Stand) 772mm 772mm
Width (with Stand) 1,232mm 1,232mm
Height 717mm 717mm
Width 1,232mm 1,232mm

Ports & Interfaces

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 1
Composite Video in 1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 3
HDMI Port 4 4

Packaging Data

Sony KD-55XE8577 Sony KD-55XE8596
Package Weight 26kg 26kg
Package Height 823mm 823mm
Package Width 1,332mm 1,332mm
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