Sony KD-55XE7096 (UK version)

SCORE:
83
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10 support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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Overview

Sony KD-55XE7096 was introduced in 2017. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10.

We give Sony KD-55XE7096 TV 83 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
65
CONNECTIVITY
83
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
83

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony KD-55XE7096.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   DSEE
👍   Clear Phase
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
CONS
👎   Edge LED
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No HLG
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No Dolby Atmos

Selected Features

VA Panel

Sony KD-55XE7096 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

HDR10

Sony KD-55XE7096 supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony KD-55XE7096.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUK
SeriesXE70
ModelKD-55XE7096
Release Year2017
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6" (138.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Color
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage53%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage75%
Brightness350 nits
Contrast Ratio3300∶1
Input Lag21 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processor
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency400 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker TypeOpen Baffle Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pulse
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
Smartphone ConnectivityScreen mirroring (Miracast™)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs3
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
Storage4 GB
Operating SystemLinux
Internet BrowserOpera
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Opera Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+
FM Radio
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA+
Power Supply220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Models with supplied AC adapter: 19.5 V DC
Power Consumption (Typical)147 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1238 mm x 722 mm x 58 mm
48-3/4" x 28-1/2" x 2-3/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1238 mm x 775 mm x 252 mm
48-3/4" x 30-5/8" x 10"
Stand SizeWidth: 519 mm / 20-1/2"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1330 mm x 824 mm x 168 mm
52-3/8" x 32-1/2" x 6-5/8"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
11-7/8" x 7-7/8"
Weight Without Stand17.7 kg (39.0 lbs)
Weight With Stand18.6 kg (41 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)26 kg (57.3 lbs)
Warranty1 Year
ACCESSORIES
Optional AccessoriesWall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)

Successor

The 2017 XE70 series has a successor - 2018 XF70 series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Sony KD-55XF7096 vs Sony KD-55XE7096
LED Type Direct LED vs Edge LED
Higher Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage 55% vs 53%
Lower Input Lag 17 ms vs 21 ms
HLG vs
Dolby AC-4 vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
USB 3.0 Ports 1 vs
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) vs

DOWNGRADES Sony KD-55XF7096 vs Sony KD-55XE7096
Lower DCI P3 Color Space Coverage 70% vs 75%
Lower Brightness 300 nits vs 350 nits
Lower Contrast Ratio 3000∶1 vs 3300∶1
Less Storage vs 4 GB
Lower Energy Efficiency Class A vs A+

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model KD-55XF7096. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony KD-55XE7096 vs Sony KD-55XF7096 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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