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Sony KD55XD8599

£859.00
£479.99 £379.01 cheaper than 42 days ago
55" 4K 1,000Hz Edge-LED Mar 2016
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date £168.09 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Nice design
Poor smart TV features
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Price Has Gone Down by £379.01 (44%)

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website Cnetfrance.fr scored this TV 80%.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 2,235 expert and owner reviews (including 164 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed this TV agreed that it was ugly. Cluttrell mentioned “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 this TV and rated it 80 out of 100. They also wrote “The Ugly – I am surprised at these - Terrestrial Tuner (Connected to Saorview” in their review.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This Sony television has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the KD-55XD8599 is typical compared to the other 473 TVs that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-55XD8599 is £169.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony television has been on the market since March 2016.


Smart TV

Poor Smart TV Features

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it did not have good apps. Cluttrell said “The Bad – Well these are more just niggles really - Limited Android TV Apps” in their review of this TV. They also mentioned “Netflix app and google apps sometimes complain of not having an internet connection when they absolutely do” in their review.

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55XD8599 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Smart TV

The KD-55XD8599 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support Smart TV.

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Supports Three Video Apps

The KD-55XD8599 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV. The video apps "NetFlix" is also supported by this television.

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Performance

Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-55XD8599 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television also support 24p.

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Display

Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 1,000 hertz, the Sony KD-55XD8599 has a fairly fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV. The slowest high frequency rate of TVs of this age and spec is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 520Hz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1,000Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including the Samsung UE48JU7000 (£429.99) which has better reviews.

If this TV high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Philips 49PUS6501 (£489.97) (1,800Hz).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year, the Sony KD-55XD8599 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48JU7000 (£429.99); or the 55W809CBU (£449), or the KD-55X8509 (£429.99) both from Sony.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

There are a number of alternative 55" TVs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper televisions such as the Sony KD-55X8509 (£429.99).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think the Sony 55W809CBU (£449), and the Samsung UE40JU6410 (£449) both of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE55JU6472 (£449.99) is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-55XD8599 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television also support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55XD8599 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KD-55XD8599 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KD-55XD8599 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KD-55XD8599 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KD-55XD8599 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-55XD8599 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other televisions that have been available for more than a year.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

At only 44 millimeters, the KD-55XD8599 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television. The depths of 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this television range from 17mm to 100mm.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the UE40JU6410 (£449) (49.5mm and cheaper), or the UE40JU6000 (£379) (49.5mm and cheaper) both from Samsung.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sonledkd55xd8599bubk, warranty kd55xd8599bu, samsung kd55xd8599bu, sony kd55xd8599black, sony sonkd55xd8599bu, acoustic kd55xd8599, sony kd55xd8599baep, sony kd55xd8599bu, sony xr1000hz
Barcodes 00635131626265, 04548736023239, 04548736024953

Sony KD-55XD8599 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-55XD8599 review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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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