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Expert Reviews Are Good
This TV received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from Cnetfrance.fr.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Sony has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.
Good Remote Control
One customer who purchased the Sony KD-55XD8599 concluded that it had a good remote control. Cluttrell mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-55XD8599 on Amazon last year “The standard remote is better in this regard”.
Good Picture Quality
One person concluded that it had good picture quality.
One customer reckoned that it was thin. Cluttrell wrote “The TV looks the business with its ultra slim surround” and scored the product 80 out of 100.
One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was well made. Cluttrell scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “It has a great built in cable management system” in their review.
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Good Product Quality
One Sony KD-55XD8599 owner thought the Sony KD-55XD8599 was good quality. Cluttrell said “It makes YouTubing so quick and easy! - Picture Quality”.
Easy to Use
One Sony KD-55XD8599 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Cluttrell wrote last year “It looks cool! - Menu options” in their review and scored this TV 4 stars.
60 Hz Display Refresh Rates Supported
This TV supports a 24 Hz|25 Hz|30 Hz|50 Hz|60 Hz display refresh rates supported, which is the most commonly supported display refresh rates supported on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Supports Smart TV
The Sony KD-55XD8599 supports smart TV, as do most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs.
We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this television and we think the KD55XD7004[pl_3904336_price], and the KD-50SD8005[pl_3777783_price] both from Sony which is cheaper is also worth considering.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to consider including the LG 65UH600[plb_3412108_price].
Has a Wi-Fi
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for the last year, the Sony KD-55XD8599 has a wi-Fi.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including cheaper televisions such as the Sony KD55XD7004[plb_3904336_price].
It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi including the 65UH600[pl_3412108_price], or the 49UW761[pl_3705774_price] both from LG.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this television is LED, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it.
2160p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 2160p supported video modes, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that have been available for the last year.
Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the KD-55XD8599 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most recently released 4K and 8K TVs have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the KD-55XD8599 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-55XD8599 is 60Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 590Hz. The KD-55XD8599 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencys (1,000 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
With a depth of only 44 millimeters, the Sony KD-55XD8599 has one of the thinner depths amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Across all the comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-55XD8599 the depths range from 35mm to 99mm.
If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Philips 55PUS6551[plb_3290582_price] (85mm), or the Samsung UE55JU6800[plb_2955156_price] (63.2mm) which is also cheaper.
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A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it was not ugly. Cluttrell wrote “The bad and the ugly below – enjoy! The Good – What I really Like! - Kodi App on Android TV works like a dream”. Cluttrell also mentioned “The Ugly – I am surprised at these - Terrestrial Tuner (Connected to Saorview”.
Poor Smart TV Features
Several Sony KD-55XD8599 owners mentioned that it did not have good apps. In January last year Cluttrell mentioned in their review on Amazon “The Bad – Well these are more just niggles really - Limited Android TV Apps” but even so they still gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Cluttrell also said “Netflix app and google apps sometimes complain of not having an internet connection when they absolutely do”.
Like most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-55XD8599, the KD-55XD8599 is not 3D.
If you would prefer a television that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic TX-50DX750[plb_3392161_price]; or the LG 55UH850[plb_3339540_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-55XD8599, the KD-55XD8599 does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-55XD8599 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other new comparable spec TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The number of video formats supported by the KD-55XD8599 is more than most latest 4K and 8K TVs. The most frequently supported video formats supported is MKV, but this video formats supported is not supported by this TV. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this Sony TV.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Running Costs Are OK
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The KD-55XD8599 has an average 5 year running cost of £169 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 389 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months.
Released Eleven Months Ago
This TV has been on the market for eleven months.
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Average High Frequency Rate
At 100 hertz, the KD-55XD8599 has a relatively standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-55XD8599.
TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE55KS7500[plb_3346919_price] (200Hz) which also has a higher rating.
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