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Sony KDL-55HX853

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews of Sony KDL-55HX853. 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 are impressed by the durability and price. The design and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the remote control, while there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and tuner.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-55HX853 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Sony KDL-55HX853 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and durability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL55HX853 55-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p SMART 3D Dynamic LED Television with Built-in Home Cinema System Stand (Old model)Sony KDL55HX853 55-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p SMART 3D Dynamic LED Television with Built-in Home Cinema System Stand (New for 2012) Sony KDL55HX853 55-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p SMART 3D Dynamic LED Television with Built-in Home Cinema System Stand (Old model)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Sony Bravia 55-inch KDL-55HX853 LED TV - Pocket-lint


The Sony Bravia KDL-55HX853 is the second telly from the company's dynamic edge-LED range that's made its way into Pocket-lint towers. It's a mix of unusual

Decent picture quality, good uniformity of picture from an edge-LED set, decent price at time of writing, attractive "art object" design, full of connectivity including Skype and catch-up services,

Slanted design won't suit all and is exaggerated in 55-inch model, corner filtration "vignettes" in bright scenes, dark scenes show some inevitable edge-LED light, default sound needs tweaking, SEN access is too slow, Homeshare needs a rework

One thing we've not yet touched upon is the KDL-55HX853's price. A handful of months is a long time in tech, and this big ole Bravia beastie doesn't have as big a price tag as you might imagine. Well, not any more anyway. The current sub-£1,450 price...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony KDL-55HX853 review


It's no exaggeration to say that Sony enjoyed a bumpy 2011. Quite apart from its well documented financial ills, the brand's sprawling TV range was wildly inconsistent, with not even top-flight models escaping criticism.

Outstanding image processing; artefact-free frame-rate frippery; stylish Monolith design; content-packed entertainment portal

Crosstalk still an issue with 3D content; thin, nasal sonics; no support for MKV

Aug, 2012

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Sony KDL-55HX853 review


Sony gets its picture quality groove back with the high-performing 55inch Sony KDL-55HX853, a 3D LED Smart TV with a dose of X-Reality Pro

Pristine HD images ; Outstanding motion resolution ; Catch & throw’ DLNA sharing

Slight crosstalk on 3D ; Thin, uninvolving sound ; Multimedia support limited

The KDL-55HX853 isn’t big on gimmicks, but if you’re looking for a flatscreen with excellent image quality, a content-rich net portal and luscious design, then it’s a must-see.

May, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony KDL-55HX853


Is this the best 55in LCD TV we've ever seen?

Outstanding picture quality ; Superb value for money ; Excellent online service

Could be easier to use in some areas ; SEN loads slowly ; Occasional 3D crosstalk

May, 2012

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Sony BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 3D LED TV review


Like the HX925 the BRAVIA HX850 is a ‘Monolithic Design' Sony TV, with no visible bezels or disruptive design cues. We tested the HX850 with its optional stand, which includes more powerful speakers and a six-degree backwards tilt, but the bundled...

Sony's new HX850 has good picture quality for its price, performing better than similarly-priced LG and Samsung models in its default and calibrated settings. Apart from some minor issues with detail in dark areas, the HX850 handles both standard and...

May, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KDL-55HX853


Looks, build, finish, superb black tonality and detail, great motion-processing, remarkable sound

Whites could punch harder, not the leading upscaler of DVDs

Best 55in TV, Awards 2012

May, 2012

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Sony KDL-55HX853 smart TV


Sony's bid to take over your living room certainly is a tasty one. This 55-inch slice of nice is just about as connected as they get: it pipes Sony's internet TV service straight to the big screen, but unlike many rivals, it packs Wi-Fi so you won't...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony KDL-55HX853 55in 3D LED TV


Review The 55inch KDL-HX853 is currently the highest ranked of Sony's 2012 TVs. It heads up a new Spartan range from the brand intended to rebuild its TV fortunes. Interestingly, it doesn't come laden with features seemingly pulled at random from a...

Sony's 2012 flagship 55in set throws the spotlight back on TV picture quality.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Jacob (

Sony KDL-55HX853


One of the best picture quality I have ever experienced. The brightness and contrast is just perfect, unlike the 2013 model KDL-55W905A. No color bleeding at all, unlike 55W905A, which seem to bleed a lot. 3D experience is great, even though there is a...

Unable to rename the input sources to friendly names like Samsung TVs. for e.g. cannot rename HDMI1 to Cable. Also there seems to be a software lag before the input click on the remote is registered when you turn the TV on and we can see that the TV...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: stephen (

Sony KDL-55HX853


Excellent image and 3d is great

We have not been able to access the gadgets such as games Netflix iplayer etc and more importantly we have not been able to find anyone who can help us from Sony as he local shop closed down. Also we don't like the Imanual and would like to have...

May, 2013

Product Specifications


HD type:Full HD

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype