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Sony KD-55XH8196BU review

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Key features
  • 55-inches
  • LCD
  • 4K Ultra-HD
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Sony’s brand name still holds some sway. Many still associate it with stunning TVs, and while it does still make some, its cheaper models tend to struggle. The 55-inch 4K KD-55XH8196BU TV (sometimes called the KD55XH8196BU) is one of its cheapest models, so does it have a chance of being one of Sony’s top scorers? Let’s find out.

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  2. 63%
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  3. 83%
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