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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony KDL-HX803 Series LCD TV (40", 46"). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The glare and design also get good feedback. The image quality and price get mixed comments, and there are some critical views about the durability.

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durability

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803 review

 

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. With a band of "3D Ready" TVs are we going to see the same confusion? The HX803 is one such set:...

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

Our final impression on 3D from the HX803 is that the ad-hoc approach using conversion from 2D to 3D leaves a lot to be desired; watching content designed for 3D makes a much better impression. Overall it is a great offering from Sony, even if it lacks...

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
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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

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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: 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: Georgia (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46HX803

 

The HD images are wonderful and clear. The internet works well, but the menu is a bit fiddly. The whole thing despite it's size is elegant and my only regret is not having the guts to go for a bigger one

It becomes harder and harder to watch Standard transmission, things llook smudged in comparison. I've jsut bought my Mother and LG HD tv for xmas and while the her HD picture is not as good as mine her stanfdard one is much better

Jun, 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
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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