Sony BRAVIA KD55XE8596 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV Freeview HD

Sony BRAVIA KD55XE8596

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

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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.

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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

Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

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

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
*Get £150 off the Sony HTZF9 soundbar when bought with this TV, and a further £100 off the Sony SAZ9R wireless rear speakers. Click here for more 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.

3D TV No
Analogue Tuner Yes
ARC - Audio Return Channel Yes
BBC iPlayer Yes
Component Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes - Optical
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD (mm) 1232 x 717 x 57
Dimensions including stand WxHxD (mm) 1232 x 772 x 252
DLNA Compliant Yes
Dual Core Processor Yes
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Freesat HD Yes
Freetime No
Freeview Yes
Freeview HD Yes
Full Web Browser Yes
HDMI 4
HDMI 2.0 Yes
HDR Yes
HDR Format HDR10, HLG
Headphone Socket Yes
LED Backlight Edge LED
Local Dimming No
Maximum Stand Width (mm) 519
Motion Processing Motionflow XR 1000Hz
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 1
Quad Core Processor No
Remote Control yes
Scart Sockets No
Screen Size 55
App Control Yes
Speakers Yes
Stand Yes - Fixed
Twin Tuners Yes
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) 20
Wireless Connection Yes
YouView Yes
Brand Sony
4K Ultra HD Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Spec UHD TV I have had this TV for a week now and am really impressed with the picture quality and features on it. I am using it for gaming on my PS4 Pro God of War and the graphics are awesome.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great picture Good picture and plenty of tweaks available to suit individual viewing. Sound is not bad, but as with all flat screens you really need an independent sound system. My one real gripe is that I can't find a schematic for the remote control and found it quite difficult to use, trial and error seems the way to go.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s exactly what I wanted and I’m delighted I bought this a couple of weeks ago after visiting the Hull store where everything was explained very clearly to me.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tv This was a replacement for a faulty Sony we had. The picture is outstanding and it’s just an all round amazing tv. Very happy with it
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Picture great on hd channels and nomal Had this TV three weeks after my 50inch plasma got screen burn and so far very happy
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Confusing Android menu spoils good tv I bought this TV let month and I'm generally pretty pleased. We're yet to test the 4k but the 1080p picture is pretty good. One disappointment is the Android operating system which is to slow and often confusing.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Store, Great Staff, Great Service !! I purchased a Sony Bravia 55 inch TV and it arrived in time for the World Cup !!
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great service I bought the Sony Kd55xe8596 tv about a week ago. First off, the service and communication I received was excellent. Kept up-to-date with delivery and fitted the times around me. Can not complain at all. The TV as yet I am still getting used to it's been a while since I bought a new TV and I'm away alot so not getting to play with it as much as I'd like. I did notice when I switched on my Xbox and set it up it showed there were a few features missing to gain the full 4k experience but what can I expect from a low end price scale. Saying that I'm happy with the product, it's a definite upgrade from what I had so as yet I can't really complain. If I notice any flaws or good points I feel need mentioned I will update later.
Date published: 2018-07-05
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Sony 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV Freeview HD is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51.
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6 Year Guarantee included

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

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

Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

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

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge