Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV – So glad I bought it!

For many years i have been with samsung. Due to samsung’s pricing and lacking features i carefully picked out this sony tv. Firstly the picture with hd and 4k input is impressive and the sd upscaling is for the most part good with the occasional program being lower quality than i would have liked. (not sure any tv could do much better)the sound is not good. This tv needs and i expect was designed to have a sound bar. With the stock speakers i found myself turing it up more and more to hear programs just to find out that the rest of the house could hear better than i could. Now the worst thing about this tv is the android os. I have used android phones for many years and much prefer over i phone. However this implementation is poor. It is slow, laggy, and requires a reboot two or three times a week.

Have had bravia tvs over the years none have disappointed. Picture crystal clear and sharp. Smart tv feature is great, sound quality is top notch. Other than that this bravia is great. One issue was the poor quality remotes they now produce which does not always work unless directly aimed at tv.

Took delivery of this a few days ago. The picture quality is absolutley stunning and the sound quality is good once set up correctly. The design is top notch as you would expect from sony and i can’t fault the android system – i’ve had no speed issues as some have mentioned. What is really frustrating is the limitations of the inbuilt youview system. You have a choice of either disabling youview and being able to record channels onto hdd, but not being able to access itv player or all 4. Or enabling youview and being able to access them, but losing the ability to recordit seems like a major oversight/design flaw, and is not mentioned anywhere before you buy. Except in online support forums which you would only find when searching for the problem specificallyoverall a great tv, just not without annoying issues.

Ok, so i own this tv less then a week but its obvious this is a top notch set. Fantastic picture in hd, never mind uhd. Ive seen bits of uhd content and it looks great. There are a lot of adjustments you can make to the picture to get it just right for you. I’m still tweaking away after a week. I cant really find anything to fault it apart from the power supply brick. No issue for me as i have the tv on a table top, but i can see that it could be a problem if you are wall mounting it. I have this paired with skyq and use a panasonic sound bar giving great audio. As this is a new model prices havent much negotiating room.

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This is just a gorgeous tv, very easy to setup, literally packed with features (already put netflix 4k, amazon prime, disneylife and youtube on it), the picture is stunning (very saturated but i like it), it’s very quick, loads of connections, slim and just overall i can’t knock it all. I’ve even connected it to my alexa device to i can control it through that. Quite simply a stunning tv that i cannot criticise in anyway.

Would highly recommend buying this tv.

When the delivery came through from arrow xl, they had not made sure that the tv was a) stored the right way up and b) protected against water damage. The van flooded during transit from heavy rain which soaked the whole end of the box, which it had been stood on. I opened the box and tested the tv, thankfully the tv was deep in the box which meant that the antistatic film was dry and the tv was undamaged. I loaded it up and the image was fine, no dead pixels so i let the delivery guy go. The tv itself is fantastic, great image and great to watch. Really happy with it and the os is great. The blacks aren’t quite as deep as some might like, but that is a minor issue compared to the overall package. Great colours, speed of image, presentation and i have suffered none of the os issues i’ve heard about. I’m in a new house so the internet is being connected today, so i may add to this report once i’ve streamed 4k footage through it.

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  • ASIN: B07BSRJF1P

4K HDR – Immerse yourself in the brilliance of 4K HDR –

We love this television from sony. It came well packaged and was easily attached to the floor stand. The electrical flex is about 2 metres long so adequate for most people. We eventually decided to attach it to the wall and purchased a wall bracket which was all fairly easy to do. You can connect it to the internet via wifi and copy your google account onto the tv. This process took ages, if fact after an hour the screen still said copying google account and data and i got fed up with waiting for it and pressed back and it had in fact copied everything across,so why it said it was still copying i’ve no idea. It found services and channels fairly quickly and talks you through every step on screen which is just as well as there really isn’t a good instruction book with it although you can get all the instructions and anything else you might want to know online on the sony website. It was a really good clear picture and the sound is great, we only have it on volume 12 which is plenty loud enough without a sound bar. , although you can connect one if you wish. You can marry your phone or tablet to the tv so that you can continue watch youtube etc on the tv instead of the phone.

Having bought a 50” sony android tv back in 2015 from amazon and being impressed with it the only tv i want to own now are the sony android t. This is a good upgrade for me having the 55” with 4k and hdr, the difference is remarkable. I use netflix and amazon prime and having the content now available in ultra hd and hdr is brilliant. I also use a ps4 pro but never had the advantages of using it with a 4k tv but i do now and it’s joyous. If you have never had a android tv i fully recommend you try one as once you have had one anything else is just not as much fun, well for me anyway.

Great tv, lovely picture, plenty of settings, very pleased with it, only problem it seems to take a while to respond to commands sometimes, fantastic tv though.

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The first tv was damaged in shipment. The second one worked for three days before the picture went out. The third and current tv seems to be working fine so far. It has a great picture quality with decent sound but could have even better sound with a sony sound bar. This tv is very “state of the art” high tech tv. It really has it all and it is truly great when it works. I might have had a lemon the first time because so far this last tv is working well – i have no complaints with it. Crossing my fingers that it stays that way.

Best tv i have ever bought for the price.

Fantastic tv, easy to set up, works well with my other sony devices. Only downside is the android operating system is a bit clunky at times but barely use that really as i have virgin tv etc. Great bit of kit and looks great in out living room.

4K X-Reality PRO – Every detail re-imagined –

Superb, glad i bought it in the sale.

I didn’t think i would, as i never thought i’d own such a large screen. We’ve always been a bit sniffy about people with big screen tvs, but i’m a convert. We even had to rearrange the furniture to accommodate it, but it was worth all the effort. It’s just so coolokay, so why is it so cool?. Well, for a start it was so simple to set up. Tvs are never easy to set up, but this one was pretty simple straight out of the box and it comes with a handy link to netflix on the controller. Admittedly if you don’t have, or want netflix, this could be a pain, but we do and it’s just so useful. Not only that, but you can search for programmes etc via a very accurate voice command button on the controller, so if you can’t be bothered to go through the process of doing a controller search, then just hold the mic button in and ask the tv to search for you, easy.Also the screen definition and appearance is sumptuous.

First of all unlike some of the reviews on here i really like the android tv layout, the features it brings, and don’t feel anyone should be out off by it. I purchased a 2015 bravia a couple years ago for a similar price and was extremely happy with the purchase. This prompted me to go sony the second time around. I did plenty of research before my second purchase and with the help of prime day i opted for this model. Albeit i purchased at just over £650, this tv is not worth £1000 or anywhere near this. The varying information online don’t clearly show this is is a 50hz or 400hz tv, just to clear up for people it’s 50hz and for that reason this tv really suffers for sport such as football. Motionflow does nothing to rectify. I’m streaming so i dread to see it’s performance in hd or even uhd. The tv also is very thick for a 2018 mid-range model (actually thicker than my older model made 3 years ago) and the stand is very flimsy. Overall in my opinion, not fit for purpose and most definitely not worth the retail price.

Replaced a old sony bravia full hd tv for this one and the pciture is amazing with 4k and hdr, great for gaming a must have.

Powerful surround sound thanks to S-Force front surround and bass reflex unit

Fantastic picture quality both hd and 4k, easy set up. Sound quality good but when used with a sony sound bar it’s brilliant. Highly recommend that you put this on your list when choosing a new tv.

Good sound and clear picture as i had expected.

Dont enable youview though, it grinds to a halt. Leave it off and the tv is responsive. Good picuture for the price.

Simple connectivity: one easy HDMI connection to TV and instant music listening from your mobile device via Bluetooth or USB

Coming from an old sony hd tv (one of the first hd tvs to come out 720p 32″) and over 10 years old but still worked as well as the day i got it which is why i decided to stick with sony and i’m so glad i did the 4k picture is unreal so sharp and the colours so bright and being an android tv takes it to a totally different level i’ve seen other makes that have there own app stores with only there own apps and couldn’t get on with them but this is just like using your phone/tablet and i don’t know how i’ve gone this long with out one had heard stories that the sound on these new slim bezel tvs isn’t that good and to be honest it could be better but it’s still as good as any other tv i’ve owned was a little worried about it being 4k as i thought i’d have to buy a 4k bly ray player or subscribe to some over priced satellite package but was really surprised as you can buy and download or stream the newest films out infact with the purchase it lets you pick out two films to keep for good to start your collection and in 4k and also being an amazon prime and netflix subscriber there’s a good collection of content in 4k to pick from too so all in all i’m so happy i picked this tv and i don’t think you could tempt me with any other one out there in this price range so if your thinking of going for this one don’t think anymore just go ahead and get it oh and one more thing i also picked this one to work with an amazon echo plus and had a few teething problems at first but now it turns it on and over and the volume up and down and changes the hdmi channels too.

This tv offers rich and vibrant colours and very fluid motion. Definition and detail are stunning and when watching 4k uhd content it is remarkably good for the price. The tv runs on android and has excellent smart tv functionality. The viewing angle is wide and it can be viewed from quite oblique angles and still looks good. The sound is very good for built in sound, for watching movies you may want a separate sound system with a sub-woofer but for normal tv i think the built in sound is perfectly adequate and even for movies it is ok (albeit it is not in the same league as a decent surround sound system). I got the 43″ screen for the bed room and it is incredible just what quality is available for a relatively modest budget these days, its not that long ago that a top of the line set costing £££££££’s wouldn’t get near to this. It feels a lot nicer than the cheaper entry level sets but you’re not getting high end premium materials and feel. That said, it doesn’t feel cheap or low rent.

Thanks to one of amazon’s many amazing offers, i managed to upgrade my 10 year model of sony bravia to this fabulous tv. The quality of picture & sound is amazing and it was easy to set up even for a technophobe like me. I like the built-in hub too, so much for so good a price.

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  1. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    Fantastic all round tv, i have a nvidia shield android box and amp plugged into it and it runs great. The only apps that i use on the tv are bbc iplayer, itv hub and all4 and they run great. I stream a lot though my nvidia shield onto this tv and the picture quality is incredible. I bought a 4k av receiver to go with it and i have been watching football, boxing, snooker and films on it and it handles it perfectly, don’t know why people say it goes pixelated because i haven’t had any problems.
    1. Fantastic all round tv, i have a nvidia shield android box and amp plugged into it and it runs great. The only apps that i use on the tv are bbc iplayer, itv hub and all4 and they run great. I stream a lot though my nvidia shield onto this tv and the picture quality is incredible. I bought a 4k av receiver to go with it and i have been watching football, boxing, snooker and films on it and it handles it perfectly, don’t know why people say it goes pixelated because i haven’t had any problems.
      1. It will not retain tv channels i have to re-tune the channels each time i want to watch tv amazon should not sell products like this.
  2. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    It will not retain tv channels i have to re-tune the channels each time i want to watch tv amazon should not sell products like this.
    1. The tv came damaged (see the frame bend and the light bleeding as a result of that fault) and i had to return it. Menus are very confusing and non-intuitive. I’m by a long shot a very techie person but i couldn’t figure out easily where all the settings are. I’m only giving this tv two stars for the design which is really nice. The remote looks similar to the one of my 10 years old panasonic i’ve got in the other room. Can’t say i was blown away by the picture quality as the back-light bleeding was quite significant. Noticed some lag at set-up and especially when launching netflix. Now i sent the tv back to amazon but the refund process takes ages (this is the third return of a tv back to amazon) and this is the reason i would refrain from buying tvs from amazon if i were you. All my returns stretched nearly the 2 weeks limit as the carrier, hermes, delayed the delivery of the tv a lot. Unfortunately i’m locked with my money to amazon as i was dumb enough to request the previous purchase to be refunded to my amazon account rather to the original method of payment.
  3. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    The tv came damaged (see the frame bend and the light bleeding as a result of that fault) and i had to return it. Menus are very confusing and non-intuitive. I’m by a long shot a very techie person but i couldn’t figure out easily where all the settings are. I’m only giving this tv two stars for the design which is really nice. The remote looks similar to the one of my 10 years old panasonic i’ve got in the other room. Can’t say i was blown away by the picture quality as the back-light bleeding was quite significant. Noticed some lag at set-up and especially when launching netflix. Now i sent the tv back to amazon but the refund process takes ages (this is the third return of a tv back to amazon) and this is the reason i would refrain from buying tvs from amazon if i were you. All my returns stretched nearly the 2 weeks limit as the carrier, hermes, delayed the delivery of the tv a lot. Unfortunately i’m locked with my money to amazon as i was dumb enough to request the previous purchase to be refunded to my amazon account rather to the original method of payment.
    1. The sound is appalling: speech is inaudible while gunshots, sound fx etc are earth shaterringly loud. Was continually turning the volume up and down throughout films until i thought ‘hey, this has bluetooth, i’ll pair some headphones’. Except after several frustrating attempts to pair them, i discover it doesn’t support headphone or speaker pairing.
      1. The sound is appalling: speech is inaudible while gunshots, sound fx etc are earth shaterringly loud. Was continually turning the volume up and down throughout films until i thought ‘hey, this has bluetooth, i’ll pair some headphones’. Except after several frustrating attempts to pair them, i discover it doesn’t support headphone or speaker pairing.
  4. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    Tv itself good value for money and picture quality good but only after a month of purchase the motherbord needs replacing. Apparently this tv is renowed for external devices not being recognised, especially an amazon fire stick. Avoid if using a lot of gadgets, ideal if only use the you view.
    1. Tv itself good value for money and picture quality good but only after a month of purchase the motherbord needs replacing. Apparently this tv is renowed for external devices not being recognised, especially an amazon fire stick. Avoid if using a lot of gadgets, ideal if only use the you view.
      1. I’m not really an expert on image quality and tvs but moving from my old 32″ samsung to this has definitely felt like an upgrade in every aspect. The 4k hdr content i’ve watched on this tv looks crisp, vivid and overall spot-on. Sound is alright but don’t expect anything amazing from a built-in tv speaker. Pleasantly impressed by the thin bezel and how thin the tv is. The only downside is that the menu navigation is a bit sluggish on the default settings. I’m a big fan of android tvs but their settings out-of-the-box can be a bit too much so tv settings required some tweaking. Once this was done though, browsing through the tv menus is snappy and comfortable. Perhaps the only not so great aspect is the built-in chromecast. Sometimes it doesn’t stream content correctly and it’s not discoverable by other devices in my home network. But 90% of the time it works just fine.
  5. I’m not really an expert on image quality and tvs but moving from my old 32″ samsung to this has definitely felt like an upgrade in every aspect. The 4k hdr content i’ve watched on this tv looks crisp, vivid and overall spot-on. Sound is alright but don’t expect anything amazing from a built-in tv speaker. Pleasantly impressed by the thin bezel and how thin the tv is. The only downside is that the menu navigation is a bit sluggish on the default settings. I’m a big fan of android tvs but their settings out-of-the-box can be a bit too much so tv settings required some tweaking. Once this was done though, browsing through the tv menus is snappy and comfortable. Perhaps the only not so great aspect is the built-in chromecast. Sometimes it doesn’t stream content correctly and it’s not discoverable by other devices in my home network. But 90% of the time it works just fine.
    1. Incredibly slow android tv software. I think i will return it and buy a non-android version. I was silly to not consider to buy android tv box separately fron the beginning.
  6. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    Incredibly slow android tv software. I think i will return it and buy a non-android version. I was silly to not consider to buy android tv box separately fron the beginning.
    1. Ok i’ll start with the good things. The picture and sound are great. Dark blacks, even greys, bright colours. Bad: the software is very disappointing. Google sony android wifi drop outs to get an idea. I’ve had to buy extra kit to extend my ethernet to the tv because the wifi is so unreliable. The tv takes several seconds to do basic things like switch to live tv, log into apps etc. Very bad: the first model they sent had a huge black mark in the lcd. Amazon were great at sending a replacement but how did it leave sony like that?.
  7. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    Ok i’ll start with the good things. The picture and sound are great. Dark blacks, even greys, bright colours. Bad: the software is very disappointing. Google sony android wifi drop outs to get an idea. I’ve had to buy extra kit to extend my ethernet to the tv because the wifi is so unreliable. The tv takes several seconds to do basic things like switch to live tv, log into apps etc. Very bad: the first model they sent had a huge black mark in the lcd. Amazon were great at sending a replacement but how did it leave sony like that?.
  8. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    Update after a few weeks usevery disappointed. Poor software makes this tv almost unusable at times. It takes 30-40 seconds for the youview guide to populate when switching from a hdmi input to the tv itself. 4k playback from netflix is slow and stuttery (i have 80mbits/s bandwidth at the tv set), and any audio output to a soundbar from either hdmi or optical slowly goes out of synch. Sony support is poor and unconvincing. Excellent picture quality but the software is dreadfully slow and, at times, makes it unusable. I’ve had delays of up to 2 minutes to access the youview channel guide and change channel. The problems go away if you disable youview but if you do that you cant access the itv and c4 ondemand services. Enable youview and then you can’t use the hdd recording facility. Disappointing and sony should make this clear in their sales material.
    1. Update after a few weeks usevery disappointed. Poor software makes this tv almost unusable at times. It takes 30-40 seconds for the youview guide to populate when switching from a hdmi input to the tv itself. 4k playback from netflix is slow and stuttery (i have 80mbits/s bandwidth at the tv set), and any audio output to a soundbar from either hdmi or optical slowly goes out of synch. Sony support is poor and unconvincing. Excellent picture quality but the software is dreadfully slow and, at times, makes it unusable. I’ve had delays of up to 2 minutes to access the youview channel guide and change channel. The problems go away if you disable youview but if you do that you cant access the itv and c4 ondemand services. Enable youview and then you can’t use the hdd recording facility. Disappointing and sony should make this clear in their sales material.
  9. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    Bought this tv for the alexa interface function (disabled relative needs voice control)so this review is more about the alexa to tv interface. You will require an android device and google account to set up for alexa. . The youview limit’s the voice control to channel up or down onlyvolume up or down,tv on or off. Disable youview function and you get better alexa interfaceyou can choose your channels by name (limited) or by number (say channel 101). Sony recommend using internet time rather than broadcasting time. The real issue which cannot be resolved atm is once the tv is powered off for a length of time. . Alexa loses some or all of the voice control/command functions. You then have to delete the sony skill and tv from the alexa app and reinstall all over again. Reinstall can be a bit hit and miss .
    1. Bought this tv for the alexa interface function (disabled relative needs voice control)so this review is more about the alexa to tv interface. You will require an android device and google account to set up for alexa. . The youview limit’s the voice control to channel up or down onlyvolume up or down,tv on or off. Disable youview function and you get better alexa interfaceyou can choose your channels by name (limited) or by number (say channel 101). Sony recommend using internet time rather than broadcasting time. The real issue which cannot be resolved atm is once the tv is powered off for a length of time. . Alexa loses some or all of the voice control/command functions. You then have to delete the sony skill and tv from the alexa app and reinstall all over again. Reinstall can be a bit hit and miss .
  10. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    Sharp picture with great black levels. Sound has improved greatly on previous sony models.
    1. Sharp picture with great black levels. Sound has improved greatly on previous sony models.
      1. It didn’t work out of the box. Googled it and found multiple people with the same issue.
  11. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    It didn’t work out of the box. Googled it and found multiple people with the same issue.
    1. The built quality of this tv is good, although there are times that i wonder if the picture resolution is as good as it is claimed to be. In addition the sound quality is barely adequate and adding the sound bar makes it marginally better. To give you an example i get a better sound from my iphone or macbook pro that are no comparison to this tv. This tv is let down big time by the android operating system that is best described as chaotic making the navigation a nightmare with parts of programme feeling like a dead trap, hard to navigate and at times and hard to find a way out. There are 3 buttons on tv’s remote that supposed to get you back: “exit”, “back” and “tv” but in parts none could get you back out. The manual is over 300 pages but in 19 languages so all you get is 16 pages in english that deals with the basics and nothing about the whole operation. To learn or resolve the issues with the os / programme management you need to do online and ask your questions and good luck to you finding the answersmy biggest disappointments are in the following areas:-) programme listing: for youview, you need internet connection to see programme listing and for freeview you need to keep tuning the channels in order to see the listing- ) bluetooth the bluetooth on this tv is not a2dp compliant. I was unable to pair my bose headphone with the tv. This was confirmed by sony technician saying “it’s not designed to be used for audio” yet sony website lists sony headphone as compatible headphones.I know sony doing badly with their headphones but this is pushing it too far- ) tv channels broadcast / viewing: this tv has both youview and freeview.
  12. This review is from : Sony BRAVIA KD55XF8096 55 Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV with Voice Remote/YouView and Freeview HD, Black + HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    The built quality of this tv is good, although there are times that i wonder if the picture resolution is as good as it is claimed to be. In addition the sound quality is barely adequate and adding the sound bar makes it marginally better. To give you an example i get a better sound from my iphone or macbook pro that are no comparison to this tv. This tv is let down big time by the android operating system that is best described as chaotic making the navigation a nightmare with parts of programme feeling like a dead trap, hard to navigate and at times and hard to find a way out. There are 3 buttons on tv’s remote that supposed to get you back: “exit”, “back” and “tv” but in parts none could get you back out. The manual is over 300 pages but in 19 languages so all you get is 16 pages in english that deals with the basics and nothing about the whole operation. To learn or resolve the issues with the os / programme management you need to do online and ask your questions and good luck to you finding the answersmy biggest disappointments are in the following areas:-) programme listing: for youview, you need internet connection to see programme listing and for freeview you need to keep tuning the channels in order to see the listing- ) bluetooth the bluetooth on this tv is not a2dp compliant. I was unable to pair my bose headphone with the tv. This was confirmed by sony technician saying “it’s not designed to be used for audio” yet sony website lists sony headphone as compatible headphones.I know sony doing badly with their headphones but this is pushing it too far- ) tv channels broadcast / viewing: this tv has both youview and freeview.