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Sony FWD-55X8600

55" 4K Ultra HD Passive Jun 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £224.56 Electricity cost over 5 years
Easy to use
Sony has good reviews for its TVs
Good size
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 2,295 expert and owner reviews (including 163 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. In October this year Lrc scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The smart TV function is simple to use, especially the touchpad remote control (once you get used to it) which comes alongside the standard remote, which makes using the Apps” in their review of the Sony FWD-55X8600.

One Sony FWD-55X8600 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup. Lrc said on Amazon this year “It is very simple to set up” in their review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

One Sony FWD-55X8600 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Lrc mentioned on Amazon “The 4K media they had playing in the store is mind blowing, on its clarity and just top quality to watch”.

Nice Design

One Sony FWD-55X8600 owner who reviewed this TV thought it was neat. Lrc mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “It folds neatly out of the way” and rated it 5 stars.


Price

A Bit Expensive

One Sony FWD-55X8600 reviewer who bought the Sony FWD-55X8600 said that it was not cheap. Lrc mentioned in their review of the Sony FWD-55X8600 a few weeks ago “No silly flickering etc (which can't be good for your eyes), or expensive purchase of batteries, or having to charge up glasses before you can watch your movie” .


Display

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that have been around for more than two years. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Good High Def TV

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. In October Lrc scored the Sony FWD-55X8600 5 stars and said on Amazon “Dancing 4K Ultra HD TV's that maybe that was the right choice for us”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Sony FWD-55X8600 reviewer who purchased it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Lrc gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote a few weeks ago “The 3D function is also brilliant”.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony FWD-55X8600 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony FWD-55X8600 had good colour saturation. In October this year Lrc wrote in their Sony FWD-55X8600 review “Wow it is great, superb colours” and rated the Sony FWD-55X8600 5 stars.

Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago range from 100Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 860Hz. At only 200 hertz, the Sony FWD-55X8600 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inches television.

We compared this television to all the other 55" TVs and we think because of their better review scores, the UE55HU7500 (£529.99), and the UE55HU8500 (£649.99) both from Samsung or the LG 55LA970 are also worth considering.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the LG 60UF850 (£1,588.27) (60") which is also higher rated.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good size.

Average Depth

With a depth of 66 millimeters, the FWD-55X8600 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Energy

Average Running Costs

The FWD-55X8600 is typical compared to the other 314 TVs of this age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the FWD-55X8600 is £225.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the FWD-55X8600 in June 2014.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person concluded that the product was able to connect to the internet.

Does Not Support Smart TV

The Sony FWD-55X8600 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television which support Smart TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The FWD-55X8600 supports internet TV, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The FWD-55X8600 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UE65JS9090 is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony FWD-55X8600 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The FWD-55X8600 has an ethernet port. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony FWD-55X8600 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony FWD-55X8600 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The FWD-55X8600 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also have an ambient light sensor.

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Features Local Dimming

The FWD-55X8600 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sonyfwd55x8600p, sony fwd55x8600pa
Barcodes 05013493248809, 05054484778219

Sony FWD-55X8600 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony FWD-55X8600 review we compared this TV to 4,701 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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