Sony BRAVIA KD55XE8596

55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV Freeview HD

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£879 RRP £1,299

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*Free Google Play content bundle via redemption with this TV. Claim 1 free 4K movie from a large range on Google Play, get 3 months of Google play music with access to 40 million songs ad-free and enjoy a special booster pack from ER’s Real Racing 3 game. Offer ends 31/12/18. Click here for more info.

With a powerful X1 processor at its heart, the Sony KD55XE8596 maximises picture quality.


X1 processor for sublime picture quality - whatever the source

We're now firmly in the era of 4K UHD but Sony realise that not all 4K signals are equal. A RAW 4K UHD signal from a 4K UHD player requires different processing than a Netflix 4K signal or a USB video signal. Sony's X1 processor analyses every signal and optimises it for the best performance possible. Thanks to Sony's X-Reality PRO 4K technology, standard FHD images can be upscaled to near UHD quality, giving the sharpest detail possible from your Blu-rays and other FHD sources.

4K UHD for sublime picture quality
With its UHD screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, the Sony KD55XE8596 is equipped for the 4K UHD revolution. Four times more detailed than Full HD, 4K UHD gives awesome levels of realism are awesome - even when you're sitting close to the TV. Thanks to Sony's 4K X-Reality PRO technology, standard FHD images can be upscaled to near UHD quality, giving the sharpest detail possible from your Blu-rays and other FHD sources.

HDR - High Dynamic Range for stunning contrast
Taking 4K UHD one stage further, the Sony KD55XE8596 is also compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range). This extends the range of colours for enhanced realism. It also delivers brighter whites and darker blacks, helping to give this TV stunning levels of contrast.

Triluminos display
As well as 4K, this Sony TV also boasts a Triluminos display; developed to produce truer, deeper and more natural shades of colour, with skin shades appearing far more natural.

Motionflow XR 1000Hz from a native 100Hz screen for smooth motion
This Sony is also fitted with a native 100 Hz screen for faster refresh rates. Combined with Sony's Motionflow XR 1000Hz, this screen gives the Sony super-smooth motion, that's both crisp and steady. Whether you're watching a fast-moving action movie or sports event, the Sony KD55XE8596 remains rock steady.

Android TV
Offering the slick interaction of the best smartphones, Android TV is one of the smartest content managers and providers to date. Boasting features such as GoogleCast, Google Play and Voice Search, this Sony 55" TV is part TV and part giant smartphone.

Voice Search and Content Bar for effortless searching
Even with such a massive range of content, finding what you want is always easy. Voice Search means you simply say what you're looking for and let Android TV find it for you. The unobtrusive content bar quickly lets you find the movie, TV show or video you're after. Call up the Content bar and you can keep watching, while you scan through live TV, on demand, downloaded TV shows and more.

Be immersed by the bigger picture, with the Sony KD55XE8596.

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

*Free Google Play content bundle via redemption with this TV. Claim 1 free 4K movie from a large range on Google Play, get 3 months of Google play music with access to 40 million songs ad-free and enjoy a special booster pack from ER’s Real Racing 3 game. Offer ends 31/12/18. Click here for more info.

With a powerful X1 processor at its heart, the Sony KD55XE8596 maximises picture quality.


X1 processor for sublime picture quality - whatever the source

We're now firmly in the era of 4K UHD but Sony realise that not all 4K signals are equal. A RAW 4K UHD signal from a 4K UHD player requires different processing than a Netflix 4K signal or a USB video signal. Sony's X1 processor analyses every signal and optimises it for the best performance possible. Thanks to Sony's X-Reality PRO 4K technology, standard FHD images can be upscaled to near UHD quality, giving the sharpest detail possible from your Blu-rays and other FHD sources.

4K UHD for sublime picture quality
With its UHD screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, the Sony KD55XE8596 is equipped for the 4K UHD revolution. Four times more detailed than Full HD, 4K UHD gives awesome levels of realism are awesome - even when you're sitting close to the TV. Thanks to Sony's 4K X-Reality PRO technology, standard FHD images can be upscaled to near UHD quality, giving the sharpest detail possible from your Blu-rays and other FHD sources.

HDR - High Dynamic Range for stunning contrast
Taking 4K UHD one stage further, the Sony KD55XE8596 is also compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range). This extends the range of colours for enhanced realism. It also delivers brighter whites and darker blacks, helping to give this TV stunning levels of contrast.

Triluminos display
As well as 4K, this Sony TV also boasts a Triluminos display; developed to produce truer, deeper and more natural shades of colour, with skin shades appearing far more natural.

Motionflow XR 1000Hz from a native 100Hz screen for smooth motion
This Sony is also fitted with a native 100 Hz screen for faster refresh rates. Combined with Sony's Motionflow XR 1000Hz, this screen gives the Sony super-smooth motion, that's both crisp and steady. Whether you're watching a fast-moving action movie or sports event, the Sony KD55XE8596 remains rock steady.

Android TV
Offering the slick interaction of the best smartphones, Android TV is one of the smartest content managers and providers to date. Boasting features such as GoogleCast, Google Play and Voice Search, this Sony 55" TV is part TV and part giant smartphone.

Voice Search and Content Bar for effortless searching
Even with such a massive range of content, finding what you want is always easy. Voice Search means you simply say what you're looking for and let Android TV find it for you. The unobtrusive content bar quickly lets you find the movie, TV show or video you're after. Call up the Content bar and you can keep watching, while you scan through live TV, on demand, downloaded TV shows and more.

Be immersed by the bigger picture, with the Sony KD55XE8596.

More Information
3D TV No
ARC - Audio Return Channel Yes
Component Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes - Optical
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD 1232 x 717 x 57
Dimensions including stand WxHxD 1232 x 772 x 252
DLNA Compliant Yes
Dual Core Processor Yes
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Freetime No
Full Web Browser Yes
HDMI 4
HDMI 2.0 Yes
HDR Format HDR10, HLG
Headphone Socket Yes
LED Backlight Edge LED
Local Dimming No
Maximum Stand Width (mm) 519
Netflix 4K Streaming Yes
Packaging Dimensions WxHxD 1332 x 823 x 164
Panel Bit Depth 10 bit (8 bit + FRC)
Panel Frequency (Hz) 100 Hz
Pixel Resolution 3840 x 2160
Power Consumption - Annual 139
Power Consumption- Normal Use 100
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Quad Core Processor No
Remote Control Yes
Scart Sockets No
Screen Size 55
App Control Yes
Speakers Yes
Stand Yes - Fixed
Twin Tuners No
USB 3
USB Recording Yes
USB Video Playback Yes
Voice Activated TV Yes
Wall Mount Required VESA 200 X 200
Web Applications Yes
Weight (KG) 19.5
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Sony
Freeview Yes
Freeview HD Yes
BBC iPlayer Yes
YouView Yes
4K Ultra HD Yes
HDR Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent picture, slow response re apps I bought this after Christmas taking advice from the R S staff. I had been quite geeky and researched the best TV for my price range and this ticked the box. In short, I am really pleased with my purchase. The picture quality is brilliant, I'm mainly using Sky Q but have watched using Freeview and online content and the picture doesn't fail to impress. I can't comment on the sound as I'm hooked up to a Sonos playbar. As for the Smart side of it. I do find the TV slow to respond to the remote. I find myself repeatedly pressing buttons as if it hasn't worked but the TV is just slow. I've also got a 4k LG and I find this much easier to navigate around and the settings menu is much simpler to use. I was a little bit disappointed to find the BBC iPlayer is yet to be upgraded to Ultra High Definition on this Sony model but I'm assured it will be ASAP. I can currently watch the iPlayer on my LG in Ultra HD. I watch most of my TV through Sky and wanted to upgrade so I can use the Smart functions. I think if I was solely using the TV through Freeview and Smart functions, I'd get quite frustrated.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing TV I brought the Sony 55" smart tv on Boxing Day to upgrade to 4K tv and I can't recommend this enough. Allows you to adds apps and very easy to use, the picture quality is second to none. we had a technical problem as our sky q wasnt playing on the TV, after checking we had to change the HDMI lead to 2.1 then it worked fine as it was then compatible with 4K.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good picture quality. I bought this Sony television 10days ago. I am very happy with it, because it has good specifications and good value for money.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good picture, awful interface speed. Bought at a good price & was impressed with the picture quality. I still am! Bad points? Android OS interface is a complete joke due to severe delays on the simplest of button presses. Have reset so many times with no change to performance. Changing volume or channels via YouView can be between 2 to 30 seconds, which is not fit for purpose. HDMI ARC seems hit & miss too. Q Acoustics M3 yields no sound on ALL HD channels and a selection of other freeview ones too. Very random! Good picture, looks good but awful OS.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great looking TV with fatal flaws. I have spent the best part of 2 days playing with all the settings on this TV, perhaps the most complicated and frustrating TVs I have ever used. It is full of Sony bloatware that requires hours of your time to cut through that and make it usable - it is excruciatingly slow to respond out of the box - I would go as far as to say it is not fit for purpose. Contrary to the specification, it cannot record when set to Youview mode, and you cannot access iPlayer when using the standard Freeview EPG. I mean, come on! I want to be able to record and use iPlayer. I want to just use the standard EPG and use iPlayer just like the cheap TV this is meant to be replacing - I do not care about Youview! It is mentioned that it can control an AVR via an IR blaster - the reality is that the control is inconsistent, and the (incorrect) volume is still displayed on the TV itself. Being an Android TV you can run Kodi - unfortunatelty Sony will not let the latest Kodi app output multi-channel audio, so yet another tick against this otherwise handsome TV. I shall return this TV and go with the Samsung UE55MU7000.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant purchase Bought 3 weeks ago , looks fantastic , brilliant picture , sound is very good , I am currently listening through a home theatre system, sound bar might be better, all the apps are great and easy to use , when hooked up with your andrion device, it really does become on giant smart phone , so happy with this product
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tv well worth the money Really pleased with the 8596 55"tv looks great on the wall , well equipped and the picture is amazing on hd or 4K , smart side of it is easy to set up and use . Great service from Richer sounds why go anywhere else ?
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant 4K TV - 10/10 Hi after reading lots of reviews on sets in this price range i made my purchase and must say am extremely happy. 1, The Sony upscales standard Sky broadcasts to what looks above 1080p quality. Watch a 4K ultra hdr film on the built in Netflix and the tv moves to another level. A very natural picture. 2. Hook a PS4 Pro for gaming and the picture and lag time are fantastic. No motion blur what so ever on WW2. Which I believe is down to the power of the X1 processor. 3. The set with its Black aluminium frame just looks excellent. I was very easy to setup. The infra red blaster that comes with the tv to control your other components like Sky HD and cinema Amp works really well. Even detecting my Denon Amp and turning off the TV speakers when in use and allowing the tv remote to control the volume. All in all very very happy with this TV which I have now had for a couple of weeks. Also the free 6 year Richard Sounds warranty are very good, my sons tv packed up after 3 years took into the Cheltenham store who sent it off in under a week the service centre said it couldn’t be fixed and we pickup a brand new TV to the same spec all free of charge.
Date published: 2017-12-24
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Buy in-store Call store to order. Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details