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Sony KDL-HX803 Series LCD TV (40", 46")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and glare are overall positive. The usability and design also get good opinions, but many are critical about the durability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-HX803 Series LCD TV (40", 46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-HX803 Series LCD TV (40", 46")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony KDL-HX803 Series LCD TV (40", 46") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803 - Pocket-lint

 

When we first heard that there were going to be "3D Ready" TVs coming from Sony we audibly groaned. "HD Ready" caused plenty of confusion a few years ago.

Excellent handling of HD and SD content, XMB, Bravia Internet Video

2D to 3D conversion isn't great, viewing angle not great, price when you consider you have to buy the accessories

The Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803 packs in more than just 3D credentials, and outside of 3D the set mostly shines. But it does so at a price that makes 3D look rather expensive, considering you can get one of their excellent TVs of lower specs (but still...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803 review

 

Sony's entry-level 3D TV and prudent Blu-ray player have been designed to save you money

BD deck is brilliant value for money ; 3D upgrade is a sensible option ; Solid HD performance

Screen is clearly built to a budget ; Motion blur evident ; 2D-to- 3D conversion unconvincing

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803

 

As a 2D LED LCD television, it's excellent, but if you're interested in 3D, this 40in set becomes a more considered purchase.

We do understand Sony’s idea with this, to be fair. For it helps keep the 40HX803’s up-front price down, allowing people to add 3D later as their finances allow. But there’s no getting round the fact that once you’ve 3Ded it up, the 40HX803 hits a...

May, 2011

Expert review by: David Ludlow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony KDL-40HX803 review

 

An excellent 2D TV with an amazing internet portal, but 3D suffers from crosstalk.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803 review

 

While the majority of 3D TVs you can buy come with the transmitter that synchronises the active shutter glasses integrated into the TV, with the KDL-40HX803 you get a separate transmitter unit. This plugs into the rear of the TV and sticks on top of...

An excellent 2D TV with an amazing internet portal, but 3D suffers from crosstalk.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-40HX803 review

 

Yes, it's a 3D television, but it's certainly the best one we've seen to date and a class-leading performer in 2D too

Exemplary 2D performance, whether from off-air or disc ; good looks and fine ergonomics ; stable 3D

But 3D images expose patchy backlighting ; viewing 3D requires more outlay, too

In 2D, it boasts performance to rival the class-leaders – it's a shame the 3D backlight issue spoils matters

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Sony KDL-46HX803

 

Sony have produced a decent all round TV which has one of the best LCD implementations of 3D technology to date ..

Picture quality, one of the better LCD 3D implementations

3D 'Crosstalk

Sony are just about managing to keep up with the likes of Samsung when it comes to well performing competitively priced LCD TVs across the range.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Graham (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46HX803

 

Great picture

Doesn't have ability to utilise Sony home cinema surround sound effevcts

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Ram (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46HX803

 

Display, Sound Quality

Less Apps , especially YUPP Tv App is missing which brings many Indian TV Channles onto TV via Internet

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Tom (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46HX803

 

Excellent HD picture quality, good black levels and natural colour. very slim design for a 46" tv

suffers from 3D crosstalk. Remote control design poor. SD picture quality could be better

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG2)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300

Display

4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200
Frequency:200 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D:3D READY
3D Ready:3D READY
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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