Sony KD-55XG8096 : the best television set Direct LED ?

Presentation of the Sony KD-55XG8096

Recently Sony has released information about its new model of television . It is the KD-55XG8096.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
In its 55 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
We are faced to a rather large screen.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 55 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

The design of the Sony KD-55XG8096

The Sony KD-55XG8096 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this KD-55XG8096. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
The KD-55XG8096 is simply flat.
With its glass surface of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
The interest of the KD-55XG8096 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Sony has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

The screen of the Sony KD-55XG8096

The Sony could hardly do better than this KD-55XG8096 with a Direct LED screen.
With this new model, Sony confirms one of its technological choices. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. This resolution is clearly better than what is generally done.
With a screen size of 55 inches, this KD-55XG8096 is among the greatest. Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
With a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
Thus, the Sony KD-55XG8096 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

TV sound presentation Sony KD-55XG8096

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the KD-55XG8096 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two loudspeakers for a sound power of 10 W.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

KD-55XG8096 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

On the software side, the Sony KD-55XG8096 is equipped with the operating system Android 8.0 Oreo installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV KD-55XG8096 is communicating.

Presentation of the connection technology of Sony KD-55XG8096

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-55XG8096, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 11 connections, not too bad. The Sony KD-55XG8096 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the Sony KD-55XG8096

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 120.97 cm x 68.04 cm x 7.9 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV Android 8.0 Oreo
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 115 W

To conclude on the Sony KD-55XG8096

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
The choice of Sony to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the KD-55XG8096, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

From this new Sony we can retain 3 positive points:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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