Sony KD-55XG8196 55" LED UHD 4K Smart Television (Discontinued)


  • Product code: KD55XG8196B
  • Frame Colour - Black
  • Visible Screen Size (Inches) - 55
  • Ultra HD 4k
  • Android TV
  • Smart TV - Allows you to stream music and videos, browse the internet and view photos
  • Amazon Alexa - Interact with your TV through an Alexa device and use your voice to control your viewing experience.
  • Google Assistant - Quickly find and play your favourite shows using just your voice.
  • Triluminos Display - Purer and more distinct colours with a heightened sense of depth
  • Sony Entertainment Network - Offers you the latest catch-up tv, movies, music and apps
  • Excellent for Gaming (34.5ms input lag)
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You'll benefit from a direct backlighting system when watching the Sony KD55XG8196BU 55 inch LCD UHD 4K Smart Television.

Anything above 49 inches in the XG81 series is direct rather than edge lit, with the LED light sources placed straight behind the screen they are to illuminate.

They shine through the liquid crystal display to provide brightness that is saturated by colour purifiers and controlled by frame dimming.

Through the latter method, the whole frame of the screen changes, as one, in luminous intensity rather focussing on a specific region.

Some of Sony's trademark features help to make this contrast stand out such as the Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, which can change brightness frame by frame.

Sublime attention to detail is provided by 4K X-Reality Pro, which helps to produce images that are sharp, clear and true to life.

The same can be said of live colour technology and the Triluminos display, which delivers an authentic and natural-looking composition for every scene.

Reds, greens, blues and even skin tones come across as realistic and compatibility with HDR 10 and HLG allows for further improvements during reproduction.

Sound processing makes the most of two 10-watt bass reflex speakers, with responsive output through Clear Audio Plus, which selects a suitable format.

Dolby Audio and DTS Digital are both compatible, with sound simulation through S-Force Front Surround. Different modes include standard, dialog, cinema, music and sports.

Picture modes can add to this with cinema pro, animation and various photo options, along with a game setting boasting low input lags.

The Android 7.0 Nougat operating system has been developed in conjunction with Google, so the Play Store, Chromecast and Google Assistant can all be used.

The television has 16GB of storage capacity and provides access to plenty of streaming apps including YouTube and Netflix.

More benefits of the Sony KD55XG8196BU 55 inch LCD UHD 4K TV

  • This TV has voice control capabilities, so you can say what you want to access.
  • Keep your cables concealed in the holder, so that the wires are neat and tidy.
  • Correct inaccuracies in any audio output with Clear Phase frequency sampling.
  • Store your favourite shows on a USB HDD, using the digital recorder feature.
  • The Infra Red Blaster remote control can also operate your external devices.

Product Specification

Type 55" LED UHD 4K Smart Television
Brand Sony
Model KD-55XG8196
Also known as: KD55XG8196B
Frame Colour Black
Visible Screen Size (Inches) 55
VESA Compatible Yes
VESA Size (mm) 200 x 200
Stand Colour Dark Silver
Stand Width (mm) 986
Smart TV Yes
Parental Lock Yes
Display Type LED
Resolution 4k (3840 x 2160)
HDR Format HDR10
Image Processing Live Colour Technology, 24p True Cinema
Backlight Type Direct LED (Frame Dimming)
Clarity Enhancement 4K X-Reality PRO
Colour Enhancer Yes
Contrast Enhancer Dynamic
Motion Enhancer Motionflow XR 400Hz (Native 50Hz)
Picture Modes Animation, CineMotion, Film Mode, Cinema Drive, Wide, Normal, Zoom, Vivid, Standard, Custom, Sports, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Custom, Game, Graphics, HDR Vivid, HDR Video
Ambient Sensor Yes
Viewing Angle (degrees) 178
On/Off Timer On/Off, Sleep
OSD Language 32 Languages
Sound Processing DTS Digital Surround
Sound Modes Standard, Dialog, Cinema, Music, Sports
Dolby Audio Format Dolby Audio (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus)
Speaker Type Bass Reflex Speaker
Speaker Position Down Firing
Speaker Output (w) 10 + 10
Surround Type S-Force Front Surround
Clear Voice Clear Audio, Clear Phase
Automatic Volume Control Yes
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
HEVC Support Yes
Processor Type DVB
Number of Tuners 1
Digital Tuner Yes
USB HDD Recording Yes
WiFiMore Information... Yes
WiFi Direct Yes
HDMI Ports 2 (Side) 2 (Rear)
HDCP2.3 Yes
USB Ports 3 (Side)
Ethernet 1 (Bottom)
Composite Video Input(s) 1 (Bottom)
Digital Audio Output (Optical) 1 (Rear)
Headphone Jack Yes
RF (Terrestrial/Cable) 1 (Side)
CI Slot 1 (Top)
IF (Satellite) Input(s) 1 (Side)
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Web Browser VEWD
Application Store Google Play Store
Screen Mirroring Miracast
Electronic Programme Guide Yes
Voice Control Yes
YouTube Yes
Netflix Yes
Amazon Yes
Hulu Yes
Pandora Yes
Crackle Yes
Vudu Yes
Slacker Radio Yes
Yupp TV Yes
Energy Efficiency Rating A
On-mode Power Consumption (w) 115
Standby Power Consumption (w) 0.50
Annual Energy Consumption (kwh) 160
Power Saving Mode Yes
Remote Control Yes
Manual Yes
Weight (kg) 24
Height (mm) 721
Width (mm) 1241
Depth (mm) 10.7
Height (mm) 784
Width (mm) 1241
Depth (mm) 337
The extra technology on modern TVs can cause input lag. This is a noticeable delay from the movement of a games controller or mouse, to the action on screen, which reduces the gaming experience. This TV has been recommended as a great choice for gamers. Based on tests, it is graded and rated highly when it comes to a low input lag.
Amazon Alexa can tune to a specific channel number and/or channel name, control video playback for live and on-demand content, search for movies, TV shows, and other programming by title, actor, genre, or category and start playback from search results just using your voice.
Find and play your favourite shows and movies. Search by genre, year or actor with just your voice.
A Triluminos display reproduces true, natural shades of colours, making them purer, more distinct and with a heightened sense of depth. Thanks to intelligent backlight technology, a Triluminos display reproduces more tones and textures than standard LED backlighting -for colours you've never seen before on a screen.
Sony Entertainment Network offers you the latest catch-up TV, movies, music and apps. Browse the thousands of movies on Netflix, LOVEFiLM and Video Unlimited. Connect to Music Unlimited and explore millions of songs, plus dozens of ad-free radio channels. Share your favourite videos on YouTube, catch up with friends on Facebook, update your Twitter status and make video or voice calls on Skype.
Android TV provides fast, easy streaming of video and comes with Cast, which lets you search for content on the web, then send it over to your TV to view. As it's a TV service, you get access to NetFlix, YouTube and Google Play. You can also take advantage of the thousands of Android-based games out there with Android TV and, for the hardcore gamers among you, there's even a separate games controller available to really help you master the action.
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