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Sony KDL-HX800 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 55")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Sony KDL-HX800 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 55"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-HX800 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 55") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KDL-HX800 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 55") from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Views about the sound and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and reliability. Comments are divided on the remote control.

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This summary is based on the products: SONY KDL55HX800 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTV and Sony PS3 160GB System BundleSONY KDL55HX800 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTV and Sony PS3 160GB System Bundle

May, 2018

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Sony Bravia 40HX800 40-Inch LCD TV HDTV Review - PCWorld


The Hitachi Ultra Vision LE42S704 delivers decent picture quality and great audio at a good price if you're not set on Internet or robust multimedia support.

Oct, 2010

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Sony KDL-46HX800


Preview of the Sony KDL-46HX800.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Sony KDL-40HX800


Preview of the Sony KDL-40HX800.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Sony Bravia KDL-55HX800


The 55-inch LED-backlit Bravia KDL-55HX800 delivers solid 3D imagery, and an even-better 2D picture. Features are plentiful, but you'll pay dearly for this cutting-edge HDTV.

3D-ready. Very good 3D and 2D picture quality. Attractive cabinet. Plenty of Web apps.

Expensive. 3D glasses and transmitter cost extra. Some minor backlight blooming. Glasses are heavy and can become a bit uncomfortable when worn for long periods.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : David Kender (

Sony KDL-46HX800 3D LED LCD HDTV Review - Intro


The Sony KDL-46HX800 ($2699 MSRP) is a 3D-ready TV. What does 3D ready mean, you ask. In short, it means you have to buy more accessories. Not just the glasses, which run $150 a pop. You also have a buy a "3D Sync Transmitter" for $50, which sits on...

The Sony KDL-46HX800 ($2699 MSRP) is a very good 2D TV that insists on milking every last dollar from your pocket to make it a 3D TV. It's incredibly frustrating. Prior to June 2010, Sony already had approximately 26 new televisions on the market, many...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tony Leotta (

Sony BRAVIA KDL-55HX800 3D HDTV Preview


Embark on a new dimension of home entertainment with the BRAVIA HX800 Series 3D TV.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tony Leotta (

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40HX800 LED 40" Preview


The Sony BRAVIA KDL-40HX800 is a high definition television that's basic yet has a few features that helps it create a detailed picture.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Review: Sony Bravia KDL-46HX800 46-Inch LCD TV


Sony's HX800 series TVs are expensive, but the picture quality and surround sound are good enough that the prices aren't outrageous.

The Sony Bravia HX800 series is a family of 3D-enabled, 1080p LED HDTVs with a 240Hz refresh rate and a slew of Web apps

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Sony KDL-55HX800 3D LED LCD HDTV Reviewed


With Peyton Manning and Justin Timberlake pushing their 3D efforts, Sony is back in the game with a powerful LED HDTV that is very capable in the 2D space as well as with 3D content possibly even fed from a Sony Playstation 3. ...

The KDL-55HX800 is 3D-ready

You must purchase the necessary 3D glasses and 3D sync transmitter separately ; Edge-lit LED-based LCD TVs can suffer from brightness-uniformityissues. We have not yet tested the DynamicEdge technology to see if itactually improves black-level...

The KDL-55HX800 has an MSRP of $3,399.99, but it's now being soldthrough and other outlets for around $2,800, which iscompetitive with similarly equipped models from Samsung and LG that arealso 3D-ready. Keep in mind that you will pay...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : David Kender (

Sony KDL-46HX800


The Sony KDL-46HX800 ($2699) is a 46-inch LED-backlit LCD television, and among the first Sony TVs to offer 3D display. Don't get too excited yet, though. The HX800 series is merely 3D-ready, which means several more purchases until you're actually...

for another $50. It's hard to fault Sony for wanting to squeeze customers for glasses - all the manufacturers are doing that. But charging for the 3D sync transmitter just feels like a shakedown, as Samsung, Panasonic, and LG have the transmitter built...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The Sony KDL-HX800 Series LCD TV is the lowest-cost option of Sony's three lines of HD compatible TVs released in 2010. The HX800 features edge LED backlighting, which provides power savings and very high contrast ratios. Contrast ratios are one of the most important factors of good pictures, and the LEDs really make a noticeable difference. This TV can connect to the internet and access a full suite of features, including content from Netflix, Yahoo Widgets, Amazon video on demand, NPR, and several other services. This is a great way to get lots of on-demand content to your TV quickly and easily, and a built-in Wi-Fi connection eliminates the need for wires. The 240 Hz refresh rate is one of the better ones on the market today, and contributes to the great picture offered by the HX800. This TV is definitely worth considering, as it is one of the cheapest and best 3D HD TVs available today.


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby, Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:40 / 46 / 54.6 / 55
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:200 / 240
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: No
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178 / 89
Viewing angle, vertical:178 / 89
Visible diagonal screen size:40.157 / 46.1

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Input frequency:60
Input Voltage:110 - 240
Power consumption (max):167
Power consumption (standby):0.12 / 0.2
Power consumption (typical):102 / 132 / 14 / 149 / 167 / 88


Swivel angle range:-20 - 20 / 20 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 11.8 / 300 x 300 / 400 x 300

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Sleep/On/Off / Y
Remote Control Type:RM-YD040
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Energy saving, Game, Standard, Vivid


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Backlight: Yes
Battery Type:AAA / AAA x2
Cable type:AC
Package dimensions (WxDxH):40.9 x 7.17 x 26.4 / 51.6 x 7.17 x 29.1 / 60.4 x 9.33 x 33.1
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:110 - 240V, 50/60Hz / AC 120V / AC110-240V; 50/60Hz
Stand-by LED: Yes
Zoom capability:Zoom/Wide Zoom

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.17
Package height:26.4
Package width:40.9


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:MP3
Child lock:No / Yes
Game mode:No / Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Teletext function:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 4
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Composite video in:1 / 2
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in:No / Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC (power) in:Y
AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Power consumption (max):167
Power consumption (standby):0.12 / 0.2
Power consumption (typical):102 / 132 / 14 / 149 / 167 / 88

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:135
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.87 / 2.91 / 2.913
Depth (with stand):0.984 / 10.2 / 13.8 / 9.84
Height:22.874 / 22.9 / 25.8 / 30.1
Height (with stand):2.413 / 24.1 / 27.1 / 31.4
Package dimensions (WxDxH):40.866 x 7.165 x 26.378 / 51.6 x 7.17 x 29.1 / 60.4 x 9.33 x 33.1
Weight:31.3 / 31.306 / 37.3 / 49.8 / 596.1 / 797.2
Weight with stand:36.156 / 36.2 / 42.3 / 59.3 / 677.3 / 948.9
Width:37.480 / 37.5 / 42.7 / 50.3
Width (with stand):37.480 / 37.5 / 42.7 / 50.3