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Sony KDL-55HX853

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 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 really like the durability and price. The design and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and reliability. Many are critical about the tuner and remote control.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-55HX853

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Sony KDL-55HX853 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and design. The sound and usability also get good feedback. Comments about the reliability and durability are different.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 (Old model)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Bravia 55-inch KDL-55HX853 LED TV

 

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 design with bags of picture-enhancing technology and enough connectivity - both physical and...

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 (homecinemachoice.com)

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

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony KDL-55HX853 review

 

Is the Sony KDL-55HX853 the best TV money can buy?

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

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

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-55HX853 review

 

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

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

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 (reghardware.co.uk)

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 (reevoo.com)

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...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: john (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-55HX853

 

easy to use

loading of internetcoul;d be faster

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:3
Number of Speakers:3
RMS rated power:10

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:200
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:129
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):158
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):93

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:25
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:50.9 x 11.6 x 30.4
Dimensions (WxDxH):50.2 x 1.38 x 29.5
Display:LCD
HDMI: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Remote Control Type:RM-ED047
Scene modes:Sports
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Remote Control Type:RM-ED047

Packaging Data

Package depth:12.8
Package height:33.7
Package width:54.8

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3, MP4, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Parental Control: Yes
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:129
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):158
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):93

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-C2, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.38
Depth (with stand):11.6
Height:29.5
Height (with stand):30.4
Package depth:12.8
Package dimensions (WxDxH):54.8 x 12.8 x 33.7
Package height:33.7
Package width:54.8
Weight:765.4
Weight with stand:984.1
Width:50.2
Width (with stand):50.9