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Sony KD55XD8599BU

£999.00
Sony KD-55XD8599
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A highly rated and fully featured 55" 4K TV, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
55" 4K No 44mm Mar 2016 A+
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Sony KD-55XD8599 55"4K HDR LED Television with Android TV
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Sony KD55XD8599 55inch 4K HDR LED SMART TV Freeview HD Android Black
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16.9% APR for 12 Months
Purchase price £1,187.18. APR 16.9%.
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£1,298.64
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7.9% APR for 48 Months
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16.9% APR for 24 Months
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£1,407.36
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Sony KD-55XD8599 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony KD-55XD8599 number 102 in 55 inch TVs, number 138 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 347 in best selling TVs.
82
Reviews
2 Reviews
67
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
70
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 64%. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £130 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
Thinner than average
Supports Wi-Fi
4K high dynamic range
Adding 4k magic into every scene
4K clarity
4K colour
4K contrast

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 310 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 536 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 543 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Sony KD-55XD8599 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony KD-55XD8599?

The Sony KD-55XD8599 is 1,231mm wide and 717mm tall. It is 44mm thick and weighs 15.1kg.

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Sony KD-55XD8599 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

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

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Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

Based on 3,350 expert and user reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is under 2 years old, however at £999.00 it is more expensive than 76% of televisions.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-55XD8599 is £130, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KD-55XD8599 in March 2016.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KD-55XD8599's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The KD-55XD8599 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all TVs ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-55XD8599 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KD-55XD8599 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

The Sony KD-55XD8599's thickness of only 44mm is thinner than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 20% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KD-55XD8599 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 87% of televisions do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-55XD8599 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 87% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-55XD8599 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The KD-55XD8599 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This television supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this Sony television.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-55XD8599 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-55XD8599 of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 16% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-55XD8599 supports Bluetooth, unlike 80% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-55XD8599 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

Televisions have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The high frequency rate of the Sony KD-55XD8599 of 1,000Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 5% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-55XD8599 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. In addition, this television supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The resolution of all TVs ranges from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports 24p

The KD-55XD8599 supports 24p. 85% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

00635131626265, 04548736023239, 04548736024953

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