Sony KD-55XH8196 : a television of 54.6 inches

What is the new Sony KD-55XH8196 worth ?

The firm Sony is deciding today to launch a new mid-range model with its KD-55XH8196.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 54.6 inches.
Its size is quite a good representation of the average screen : we are face to a standard screen.
In addition this Sony displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 54.6 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Why can we consider this KD-55XH8196 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

TV design presentation Sony KD-55XH8196

Sober but in line with current trends. Sony has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
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 short, the Sony has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Sony KD-55XH8196 is revealed.

TV screen presentation Sony KD-55XH8196

The Sony could hardly do better than this KD-55XH8196 with a Direct LED screen.
With this new model, Sony confirms one of its technological choices. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 54.6 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is positioned in the range of models, in the average.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Designed with a frequency of 50 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

KD-55XH8196 from Sony – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two loudspeakers for a sound power of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-55XH8196 up, it is the word perfection that stands out.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-55XH8196 Sony, it is the word correct that comes out.

KD-55XH8196 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the KD-55XH8196 Sony has an 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-55XH8196 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?

The connection system of the Sony KD-55XH8196

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-55XH8196, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

It is with 13 possible connections that this KD-55XH8196 is presented. The Sony KD-55XH8196 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony KD-55XH8196

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 size in inches 54.6
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 DVB-C 
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

KD-55XH8196 from Sony – The conclusion

In conclusion, the Sony KD-55XH8196 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
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.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.

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