Sony BRAVIA KD55XE8577 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV (5Y Warranty) - £729 @ Hughes
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Sony BRAVIA KD55XE8577 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV (5Y Warranty) - £729 @ Hughes

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Refreshed 29th Jun (Posted 29th Jun)Edited by:"northie_1980"
***Update*** Black Version KD55XE8596 now £719 at Hughes.

£779 at Hughes but discounted to £729 with the code Summer50.

Series of discount codes available on the site for different price points, but this deal looked good and I couldn't find any HUKD history of it dropping to this price previously.

Its a 2017 model and from what I can see online it's specs are the same as the 8596, so I am not sure what the differences are.

Has a 5 year warranty too!

In stock and available for delivery at the mo, but no indication as to how many they have.
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roll_me_some5 m ago

https://kagoo.co.uk/tvs/compare/sony-kd-55xe8577-vs-sony-kd-55xe8596


Not sure what you're showing me. There is a single ex-display model available at £699 from SevenOaks Nottingham or that user reviews are slightly higher for the 8577 vs the 8596???
After a little more digging the specification for the 8596 and the 8577 are exactly the same apart from the 8596 is brushed black alluminium around the bezel and stand and the 8577 is silver.
northie_198029 m ago

Not sure what you're showing me. There is a single ex-display model …Not sure what you're showing me. There is a single ex-display model available at £699 from SevenOaks Nottingham or that user reviews are slightly higher for the 8577 vs the 8596???


its a comparison for differences...look at resolution diagnal screen size etc.
roll_me_some6 m ago

its a comparison for differences...look at resolution diagnal screen size …its a comparison for differences...look at resolution diagnal screen size etc.


Ok thanks, I saw that further down, but much of the information they hold particularly for the 8577 is wrong. There is no difference between the two other than colour, oh and the largest screen size isn't available in Silver according to an RGB Direct video I saw on YouTube.

RGB Direct Salesmans Video
northie_198010 m ago

Ok thanks, I saw that further down, but much of the information they hold …Ok thanks, I saw that further down, but much of the information they hold particularly for the 8577 is wrong. There is no difference between the two other than colour, oh and the largest screen size isn't available in Silver according to an RGB Direct video I saw on YouTube.RGB Direct Salesmans Video


sounds good...personally i would got the XE90 as the android TV runs slow on this - perfect player etc crashed a lot
roll_me_some9 m ago

sounds good...personally i would got the XE90 as the android TV runs slow …sounds good...personally i would got the XE90 as the android TV runs slow on this - perfect player etc crashed a lot


The XE90 is around at about £1,000 and I would really like one, but can't really justify the outlay. I already have a W829 50" in the living room, which is hooked up to Sky HD and a 1080p Apple TV, so does an adequate job. I'm looking for the 55" to go in the kids room for Xbox One and so I can slink away to watch the footy (which apparently is now in 4k on BBC iPlayer) without incurring the wrath of the wife.

Had the black version of the XE85 demonstrated to me in Currys last week and the Android user interface seemed ok. Salesman also said there is a firmware update coming which removes some of the personalised suggested content from the homepage, which is apparently partially responsible for it's sluggishness.

Have you got the XE90?
Looked at some of the cheaper 55" sets like the HN5500 and HN6800 from Hisense, the MU6120 and MU6400 from Samsung and the Panasonic 700B - But once I'd seen the Samsung MU7070 and the Sony XE85 I just couldn't do it.

Of the cheaper ones the Panasonic seemed easily the best, and of the £700-£800 models I was swayed by the picture on the Sony.
I bought this TV in easter time, its a great TV. you may need to tweak the settings yourself, but plenty of information on internet
northie_19802 h, 2 m ago

The XE90 is around at about £1,000 and I would really like one, but can't …The XE90 is around at about £1,000 and I would really like one, but can't really justify the outlay. I already have a W829 50" in the living room, which is hooked up to Sky HD and a 1080p Apple TV, so does an adequate job. I'm looking for the 55" to go in the kids room for Xbox One and so I can slink away to watch the footy (which apparently is now in 4k on BBC iPlayer) without incurring the wrath of the wife.Had the black version of the XE85 demonstrated to me in Currys last week and the Android user interface seemed ok. Salesman also said there is a firmware update coming which removes some of the personalised suggested content from the homepage, which is apparently partially responsible for it's sluggishness.Have you got the XE90?


no i know someone who has that and it lagged after installing a few apks... i ordered the POS9002 which was posted couple weeks ago
Nice!
Great TV, but would avoid if you watch sports and game a lot. Has playback issues with 50 Hz content, and while a workaround has just been found (and not by Sony), it introduces significant input lag.

I own one, and because I don't watch sports, it's perfect. Excellent for 120Hz @ 1080P too.
northie_19808 h, 3 m ago

Looked at some of the cheaper 55" sets like the HN5500 and HN6800 from …Looked at some of the cheaper 55" sets like the HN5500 and HN6800 from Hisense, the MU6120 and MU6400 from Samsung and the Panasonic 700B - But once I'd seen the Samsung MU7070 and the Sony XE85 I just couldn't do it.Of the cheaper ones the Panasonic seemed easily the best, and of the £700-£800 models I was swayed by the picture on the Sony.


What did you end up with?
Cameron58318 m ago

Great TV, but would avoid if you watch sports and game a lot. Has playback …Great TV, but would avoid if you watch sports and game a lot. Has playback issues with 50 Hz content, and while a workaround has just been found (and not by Sony), it introduces significant input lag.I own one, and because I don't watch sports, it's perfect. Excellent for 120Hz @ 1080P too.


Can you or anyone recommend a set for sports? I did buy the OLED B7 but had to send it back due to interpolation issues. Was driving me nuts, although apart from that it was excellent.
Godsenseuk20 m ago

What did you end up with?


Haven’t taken the plunge yet, though I am looking for something for the Xbox one primarily and to try out the new 4K service on BBC iPlayer for the World Cup matches.

Not sure on this one now due to the comment about being no good for gaming.
Cameron58340 m ago

Great TV, but would avoid if you watch sports and game a lot. Has playback …Great TV, but would avoid if you watch sports and game a lot. Has playback issues with 50 Hz content, and while a workaround has just been found (and not by Sony), it introduces significant input lag.I own one, and because I don't watch sports, it's perfect. Excellent for 120Hz @ 1080P too.


Thanks for this, don’t suppose you can link to any articles about this so I can have a read up can you?
northie_19803 h, 23 m ago

Thanks for this, don’t suppose you can link to any articles about this so I …Thanks for this, don’t suppose you can link to any articles about this so I can have a read up can you?


There's a large thread over on AVForums
DavidBowsher3 h, 47 m ago

Can you or anyone recommend a set for sports? I did buy the OLED B7 but …Can you or anyone recommend a set for sports? I did buy the OLED B7 but had to send it back due to interpolation issues. Was driving me nuts, although apart from that it was excellent.


The XE93 is a great set for football - the X1 Extreme processor doesn't suffer the same issue.
northie_19808 h, 39 m ago

Haven’t taken the plunge yet, though I am looking for something for the X …Haven’t taken the plunge yet, though I am looking for something for the Xbox one primarily and to try out the new 4K service on BBC iPlayer for the World Cup matches.Not sure on this one now due to the comment about being no good for gaming.


It would seem 2017 Sony Android sets are not compatible playing 4k content on iPlayer as of yet. I couldn't stream any world cup football matches in UHD using iPlayer with my XE9005 and the KD55XE8577 doesn't seem to be on the compatibility list either.

See compatibility list for supported devices here
bbc.co.uk/ipl…uhd

and a large informative thread with owners of these sets here
community.sony.co.uk/t5/…125



I'd wait and see if Sony and the BBC resolve this issue as there are a lot of unhappy customers regarding the issue.
northie_198017 h, 45 m ago

Looked at some of the cheaper 55" sets like the HN5500 and HN6800 from …Looked at some of the cheaper 55" sets like the HN5500 and HN6800 from Hisense, the MU6120 and MU6400 from Samsung and the Panasonic 700B - But once I'd seen the Samsung MU7070 and the Sony XE85 I just couldn't do it.Of the cheaper ones the Panasonic seemed easily the best, and of the £700-£800 models I was swayed by the picture on the Sony.


Similar boat but I ended up getting the 58” Panasonic 700b. It does perform better once set up with the recommended settings from AV Forums.

The Panasonic is not for you if you want good HDR performance - it looks ok but not as bright / images lack that “pop” or wow factor
Great TV I have the xd8005 55 inch TV and a 49 xe 8004, best picture I have seen on any TV love the android TV os, and mine just got updated to Google assistant, all 2016 and 2017 sony android tvs are getting the free Google assistant update. This TV has the x1 processor and trimllious display at this price its a bargain
I’m replacing a 40” Samsung EH5000 - am I overthinking this, would I be happy with any of the sets mentioned?

Source will be Xbox One (not the S or X) and I’d be using the in built smart features for 4k.

We’ve the 40” MU6400 in the bedroom and been happy with that although I read a lot about it being an IPS panel and not an especially great performer.

Found the 55” MU6400 for around £450.
Cameron58317 h, 9 m ago

Great TV, but would avoid if you watch sports and game a lot. Has playback …Great TV, but would avoid if you watch sports and game a lot. Has playback issues with 50 Hz content, and while a workaround has just been found (and not by Sony), it introduces significant input lag.I own one, and because I don't watch sports, it's perfect. Excellent for 120Hz @ 1080P too.


I have the xe 8004 which is lower model to this, and watch footy all the time, watch sky sports on sky Q in 4k never had any issues worth motion, I always watch bt sport via casting from my phone to. SONY are one the best when comes to motion handling, if not the best
nice so many tellies and still not got a clue lol
northie_19803 h, 13 m ago

I’m replacing a 40” Samsung EH5000 - am I overthinking this, would I be hap …I’m replacing a 40” Samsung EH5000 - am I overthinking this, would I be happy with any of the sets mentioned?Source will be Xbox One (not the S or X) and I’d be using the in built smart features for 4k.We’ve the 40” MU6400 in the bedroom and been happy with that although I read a lot about it being an IPS panel and not an especially great performer.Found the 55” MU6400 for around £450.


You will be happy with this TV, especially the picture its better then your mu600, this has the x1 processor and trimllious display, watching YouTube 4k is the best or if you have Netflix. Android os is slow to start up when 1st turned on, but after that it's quite fluid, the added bonus is all there 2016, 2017 range have been updated to Google voice assistant. The people who complain about lag are the one that sideload unofficial apps or apk that are not designed for the android TV os, just stick the official play store and you be OK
Edited by: "Bavy" 30th Jun
Bavy5 h, 55 m ago

I have the xe 8004 which is lower model to this, and watch footy all the …I have the xe 8004 which is lower model to this, and watch footy all the time, watch sky sports on sky Q in 4k never had any issues worth motion, I always watch bt sport via casting from my phone to. SONY are one the best when comes to motion handling, if not the best


The XE80 isn't the XE85, so I'm not sure what you're implying?
What I'm implying is that the xe80 and x85 share the same panel, the only difference is that the x85 has the better picture processor, IE: x1 processor that's used also on the the xe90 so your comment about motion issues regarding football is false., I also have a xd 8005 2016 model, and did have a x830 2015 android TV non had motion issues. I also couldn't find any motion problems reported regarding this issue on the net or any tech magazine review.
Bavy30th Jun

What I'm implying is that the xe80 and x85 share the same panel, the only …What I'm implying is that the xe80 and x85 share the same panel, the only difference is that the x85 has the better picture processor, IE: x1 processor that's used also on the the xe90 so your comment about motion issues regarding football is false., I also have a xd 8005 2016 model, and did have a x830 2015 android TV non had motion issues. I also couldn't find any motion problems reported regarding this issue on the net or any tech magazine review.



the xe80 has 50/60hz native panel, the xe85 and above have 100hz panel. I looked closely at both when i was in the market for TV recently. The xe85 and above have perfect motion handling as it has 100hz panel, even for 24fps it does 5:4 pulldown with no telesinic (sp) judder. The xe80 is a good set no doubt, but it does not handle motion as well as the xe85 and it is not perfect for 24frame content. If you are a blueray move fanatic then the xe85 is the much better choice.
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