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Sony KDL-55HX823

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Sony KDL-55HX823. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and color. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the size, while there are some negative views about the remote control and durability.

usability, image quality, design, color, connectivity

sound, price, durability, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-55HX823 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jason Denwood (

Sony KDL-55HX823 3DTV - Pocket-lint


Excellent 3D, useful upscaling of web sources and an engaging online dimension. Better pictures can be got for less from a plasma though.

Sharpness, blur-free, 3D, online video choices, upscaling, user interface, Freeview HD

High price, lacks MKV playback, black levels not convincing

Sony’s latest is for perfectionists who want a super-slim 3D screen. Slightly better pictures can be got for less if you head for a top-end (and slightly plumper) plasma. But there’s a lot here to get excited about, including superb upscaling of dodgy...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Sony KDL-55HX823 review


This slim 3D LED TV is an awesome all-rounder

27mm thinness ; BBC iPlayer ; YouTube upscaling ; Smooth, no blur ; Clean and comfortable 3D

High price ; Black levels ; Crowded user interface

High up in Sony's "Cinematic" HX Series and just 27mm deep, this Edge LED-backlit LCD TV is a high-end choice indeed.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KDL-55HX823 review


Elegant design and fantastic motion handling, but 3D images lack  punch

Elegant design ; fantastic motion handling ; Freeview HD picture ; Smart functionality

3D glasses cost extra ; detail in blacks can be bettered ; 3D images lack punch

Features and motion-handling to die for. Good, but not necessarily great image quality

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: honey (

Sony KDL-55HX823 / KDL55HX820


It's looks good, light weight and easy to fit in on wall

It's broken after 1 and half year. Warranty is only for a year. Repair cost s £900! Can't believe it. I always thought that Sony s one of the best quality products. Well not any more. How could it be possible? £900 to fix a quality now television

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Kevin (

Sony KDL-55HX823 / KDL55HX820


Good overall design. Looks very pleasant to the eye. Has a plethora of adjustments, tweaks you can make with the added bonus of being able to connect to SEN (Sony Entertainment Network) which is an added bonus, although saying that it tends to load a...

Sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. Sounds quite 'tinny' with little bass response. However, I have a separate sound system hooked up which compensates for this ; Additionally I had a Sony KDL-40X2000 which had the facility to display the time in...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Brian (

Sony KDL-55HX823 / KDL55HX820


Fantastic picture

Awful sound.Need seperate sound system

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Fergus (

Sony KDL-55HX823 / KDL55HX820


I'm very happy with tv. Looks great and Blu ray, tv and 3D all great. I use surround sound do can't comment on its sound really

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (

Sony KDL-55HX823 / KDL55HX820


As a fan and user of Sony products for almost 30 years, this TV is another masterpiece in the Bravia lineup - a true flagship product. I do not agree with some reviews lamenting the somewhat 'dark' picture. The reason for this is that the Sony TV is...

Compared to the smaller 38 inch model in our bedroom (also the same monolithic style) this TV is slightly more flimsy, putting it up on the wall some of the back panels started to bend and flex. The user interface is slightly more complicated than it...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Waqar (

Sony KDL-55HX823 / KDL55HX820


good design and good picture quality with HD, but not so good with non-HD channels

Sound quality not so good

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Lee (

Sony KDL-55HX823 / KDL55HX820


excellent picture and quality sound

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


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


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: No
Headphone Output: No
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:400
Frequency:200 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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