Sony Bravia KD55XE8596 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart + Free Sony UBPX800 Black - 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player with Integrated WiFi, Bluetooth CO-OP £839
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Sony Bravia KD55XE8596 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart + Free Sony UBPX800 Black - 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player with Integrated WiFi, Bluetooth CO-OP £839

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Edited by:"01234"Found 17th Nov
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Worth adding that the TV includes a 5 year warranty. And if you're a co-op member, you'll get a fair bit of money through their rewards spending on this purchase.

I bought this TV around 4 weeks ago and have been very pleased with it so far. The Android system actually works with stability, which is a huge upgrade over my old Sony 50W805C. I haven't yet experienced any annoying glitches or bugs. The built in chrome cast functionality of the Android system is great - I can stream boxnation and BT sport from my Android phone, which is cheaper than buying the packages for TV viewing. The WiFi on the TV is very quick too - puts my 2 year old Samsung TV to shame, despite being in a worse location from the router. I was getting enough speed to stream 4K netflix and Amazon, as well as 30-45Mbps Plex (superb app through Android) files, despite being in a tough WiFi location from the BT home hub 6 (distance and Sky Q interference).

The picture quality is superb! I have always preferred the Sony picture style as I find it tends to be a little darker and less over-saturated compared to Samsung (definitely the case compared to the Samsung 48J7000 I have downstairs). Motion clarity is good too and the live football mode is a convenient way of quickly bumping up the contrast for pitch sports viewing. I haven't tested much HDR content as I don't have a 4k bluray player yet, so can't comment on that front (Netflix and Amazon Prime 4k look good).

Sound quality is OK but the speakers are definitely quite tinny and rattly. This may be related to the TV's wobbly, cheap plastic stand which is the worst I have ever seen on any TV I've ever bought. The TV wobbles with the slightest touch as the stand is so flimsy. It doesn't feel like it's going to fall or break, though.

I think this price with the free bluray player is definitely a good price. I paid similar without the bluray player a few weeks ago and haven't regretted it.
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A better alternative to the LG SJ models for anyone after the Blu-ray UHD player too.

Can this be wall mounted?

Any ideas if this is 10 bit?

flipper11811 m ago

Can this be wall mounted?


Yes it can

Worth adding that the TV includes a 5 year warranty. And if you're a co-op member, you'll get a fair bit of money through their rewards spending on this purchase.

I bought this TV around 4 weeks ago and have been very pleased with it so far. The Android system actually works with stability, which is a huge upgrade over my old Sony 50W805C. I haven't yet experienced any annoying glitches or bugs. The built in chrome cast functionality of the Android system is great - I can stream boxnation and BT sport from my Android phone, which is cheaper than buying the packages for TV viewing. The WiFi on the TV is very quick too - puts my 2 year old Samsung TV to shame, despite being in a worse location from the router. I was getting enough speed to stream 4K netflix and Amazon, as well as 30-45Mbps Plex (superb app through Android) files, despite being in a tough WiFi location from the BT home hub 6 (distance and Sky Q interference).

The picture quality is superb! I have always preferred the Sony picture style as I find it tends to be a little darker and less over-saturated compared to Samsung (definitely the case compared to the Samsung 48J7000 I have downstairs). Motion clarity is good too and the live football mode is a convenient way of quickly bumping up the contrast for pitch sports viewing. I haven't tested much HDR content as I don't have a 4k bluray player yet, so can't comment on that front (Netflix and Amazon Prime 4k look good).

Sound quality is OK but the speakers are definitely quite tinny and rattly. This may be related to the TV's wobbly, cheap plastic stand which is the worst I have ever seen on any TV I've ever bought. The TV wobbles with the slightest touch as the stand is so flimsy. It doesn't feel like it's going to fall or break, though.

I think this price with the free bluray player is definitely a good price. I paid similar without the bluray player a few weeks ago and haven't regretted it.

gingerbenmcd1 h, 25 m ago

Any ideas if this is 10 bit?


It's wide gamut and VA, no local dimming.

is this not a bit of a bargain if you sell that bluray player on for 250?

It says it's £949. Am I missing something?

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EndlessWaves18th Nov

It's wide gamut and VA, no local dimming.

thanks mate, but that went completely over my head

gingerbenmcd59 m ago

thanks mate, but that went completely over my head


I'm assuming you're asking for HDR. 10-bit in HDR is used to specify the brightness on the 0-10,000cd/m² brightness and Rec. 2020 colour space range.

So the relevant answer to a question asking how much of the 10-bit HDR range a TV can display is the colour gamut and how much brightness range it can show (a combination of contrast and peak brightness).

Most TVs have a similar colour gamut at the moment which is why I just specified wide gamut.

For contrast I specified a VA panel and no local dimming because that gives you a good idea of the contrast (around 5000:1) and no local dimming means that peak brightness need be not much higher than an SDR TV because there's no mechanism to brighten the parts of the screen that need it beyond SDR brightness.

(at least, that's the answer for PQ-based HDR like HDR10 and Dolby Vision, HLG works a bit differently but currently isn't used as much).

Code no longer works.

Does anyone recall if the player was a redemption from Sony or did it come with it? Thanks
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