Sony KD-55XH8096 : a TV set mid-range

KD-55XH8096 from Sony – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

The firm Sony is deciding today to launch a new mid-range model with its KD-55XH8096.
In addition this Sony displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
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.

TV design presentation Sony KD-55XH8096

The Sony KD-55XH8096 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
In conclusion, Sony has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this KD-55XH8096 to have a beautiful object in your living room.

KD-55XH8096 from Sony – The screen

The designers of Sony have made this new TV set KD-55XH8096. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.
With this new model, Sony confirms one of its technological choices. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 50 Hz, the fluidity of the images displayed on the television set is not exceptional. In some cases there may even be image shift problems. This also explains why it is placed in the entry-level of its range at Sony.
Finally, Sony has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

TV sound presentation Sony KD-55XH8096

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-55XH8096 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two loudspeakers and provides a sound power of 10 W.

The sound of this TV is in a word immersive, and you feel like being in a small movie theater.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

KD-55XH8096 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KD-55XH8096 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-55XH8096 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

KD-55XH8096 from Sony – Its connectivity

This television Sony KD-55XH8096 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

This model has a total of 13 connections, not too bad. The Sony KD-55XH8096 is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

KD-55XH8096 from Sony – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 71
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 50
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 158 W

Our conclusion on the Sony KD-55XH8096

With the intention of making a difference this new KD-55XH8096 Sony intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
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.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the display frequency, the sound power, the depth of the colours.