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Sony Bravia KDL-Z5800 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and usability. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the value for money. There are some less positive views about the remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-Z5800 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-Z5800 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia KDL40Z5800U 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freesat (Installation Recommend)Sony Bravia KDL40Z5800U 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freesat (Installation Recommend) and 3 Year WarrantySony Bravia KDL52Z5800U 52-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freesat (Installation Recommend)

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Sony KDL-52 Z 5800


The Sony KDL-52 Z 5800 TV is a Full HD, 52-inch LCD TV. It's also Sony's first TV with a universal multituner, but that's just one of many selling points — not least of which is the outstanding picture quality. Sony lists the new model, released in...

Sharp, bright picture ; Excellent depth and colours ; Accurate 24p reproduction (even from 60-hertz signals) ; High motion clarity in video-based material ; Universal tuner for analogue TV, DVB-T (Freeview), DVB-C, and DVB-S2 (freesat, also in HD)

Poor motion clarity in film-based material ; Lack of format-switching for up-scaled 4:3 pictures ; Awkward DVB-S navigation

Wow! Sony’s new 52-incher offers an extensive set of features, enormously bright pictures, and highly accurate colours. Admittedly, 2,500 pounds isn’t exactly cheap for a TV, but the Sony is worth every penny, even despite weaknesses such as its...

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Sony Bravia KDL-46Z5800 review


A brilliant 46" LCD TV with built-in Freesat tuner

Superb picture performance ; An excellent use of 200Hz technology ; Good multimedia prowess

Plain design ; CCFL-backlight ; Limited net interactivity


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Sony Bravia KDL-40Z5800 LCD TV review


Sony's first 40-inch LCD TV with built-in Freesat tuner is a stunner

Superb picture quality ; Freesat integrates nicely ; Neat and space-saving design ; 200Hz is very effective

Presets not the best ; Viewing angle a bit limited

Despite carrying a slightly high price tag that inevitably forces us to look more keenly at its failings, the 40Z5500 remains overall a really terrific TV thanks to the way it combines the clutter-busting appeal of the built-in Freesat tuner with a...


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Sony Bravia KDL-40Z5800 40in LCD TV


John reviews the 40in Sony Bravia KDL-40Z5800 LCD TV - the brand's first set with a built-in Freesat tuner.

While the 40Z5800's audio shortcomings and, come to think of it, a slightly steep-looking price stop Sony's new Freesat posterboy from achieving 10 out of 10 greatness, the neatness of its Freesat integration and, above all, some outstanding picture...

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Sony Bravia Z5800 (KDL-40Z5800) review


It may have taken Sony longer than expected to catch up with LG and Panasonic on the freesat-tuner front, but it's been worth the wait. The Bravia KDL-40Z5800 is one of the company's finest TVs yet, with the relative affordability of some rivals being...

Mostly brilliant picture quality ; Plenty of features and connections ; Freesat tuner does what it says on the tin

Pictures don't hold up too well if watched from an angle ; More expensive than we'd like

Conclusion Sony's Bravia KDL-40Z5800 has the picture quality, cool design and high-level features needed to become a real Christmas hit. The only obstacle in its way is its price -- it's conspicuously more expensive than similarly sized rivals from...

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Sony Bravia KDL-52Z5800 TV review


People love the phrase ‘built-in'. It's right up there with ‘free of charge' on the list of things we want to hear. So when we tell you that Sony's KDL-52Z5800 LCD TV comes with built-in Freesat, getting you hi-def channels free of charge, you know...

Scintillating hi-def pictures and shedloads of features

Expensive and AppliCast has limited appeal

Built-in Freesat is just the tip of the iceberg – this superb set is packed with other goodies and delivers killer picture quality

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Sony KDL-46Z5800


Great picture, especially in HD. No ghosting or 'ball trails' Can switch easily between Freeview and Freesat, (many reviews say you cannot do this, trust me, you can). Using Ethernet cable can play music and display pictures from your PC. Shortly will...

Sound is OK, but lacks a bit of depth. So I have connected mine through my HiFi with a simple cable for better sound quality

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
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


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100 / 200
Frequency:200 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD