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Sony KP V85 Series TV (48", 53", 61")

Sony KP V85 Series TV (48", 53", 61")
alaScore 79

20 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and design are generally positive. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KP V85 Series TV (48", 53", 61") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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The BEST non-HD BIG SCREEN I have ever seen

 

Color, Sound, Screen Size, Clarity, GREAT Technology for non-hd, affordable

Not many. Still a bit bigger than a new DLP, but 1/5th the price!

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I LOVE THIS TV

 

I searched long and hard before plunking down my hard earned money for a big-screen TV. I went to stores, read reviews online, asked everyone I know and basically researched this like a crazed madman. I know that all my research has paid off every...

Great picture, wheel casters make moving an ease, easy on screen menu, easy set up

None

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Don't Sweat it. Buy this Sony

 

Picture and Sound Quality period

Absolutely Nothing!!

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Don't Sweat it. Buy this Sony

 

This is probably the only or last review you need to read. I'm not trying to be a pompous, arrogant jackass. Just that I knocked my head against just about every projection tv out there in this size and larger, and I want to save you the scars of...

Picture and Sound Quality period

Absolutely Nothing!!

Consumer review by:

Sony KP-53V85 -- Not This TV, Not Now

 

Picture-and-Picture

Overpriced

Consumer review by:

Sony KP-53V85 -- Not This TV, Not Now

 

If a friend asked me about buying the Sony KP-53V85 TV, I'd advise against it. The street price ($2,200) of the 53V85 is too close to high-def sets of similar size to make this set a good value. High-def broadcasting, and programming, is within reach...

Picture-and-Picture

Overpriced

Consumer review by:

Big Bang For The Buck KP-53V85

 

Clear picture from most angles, crisp sound, easy to use menu

No complaints yet

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Big Bang For The Buck KP-53V85

 

My friend bought the "other manufacturers" set....and now he is paying the price (price of regret). I love this unit. I can see football scores all the way across the house. The picture is crystal clear (better than you would expect from a projection...

Clear picture from most angles, crisp sound, easy to use menu

No complaints yet

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Daddy's old television

 

They are the best great picture and you really feel like your in the theater.

Nothing bad a bit loud sometimes but nothing else.

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Going to the movies..... In your basement !!!!

 

My family bought this television about a two years ago. We are very big movie people and love the best quality products for our buck. This projection screen television is the best I have seen for the price. The viewing area of this tv is amazing. ...

EVERYTHING!!!

Can perfection be bettered??????

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Product Specifications

There is a HUGE difference between this set and all the others. Sony's KP-53V85 53-inch Big Screen Projection Television has big features to go with the size of its screen. Features include Express Tuning, Virtual Dolby Surround Sound, MTS Stereo with noise reduction, Program Presets for Movies and Sports, PIP Direct Tuning, and Color Temperature Adjustment. Also featuring V-Chip Parental Control, this Big Screen has it all. Unlike many projection TVs, which require the electron beam to pass through the front surface of the mirror twice, Sony's First Surface Mirror incorporated in this TV, means the beam reflects off only the front surface. This results in improved resolution, brightness and color. Vertical rib diffusers spread light from the Fresnel screen, increasing the horizontal viewing angle. In Sony's fine-pitch design, the ribs are extremely narrow and packed together to maintain extraordinarily high resolution. 3D Digital Comb Filter automatically processes the incoming signal with digital circuitry for best possible picture with minimum dot-crawl distortion. Magnetic Quadra Pole reduces beam spot distortion and improves corner-to-corner focus, as well as picture sharpness. This TV also features MICROFOCUS picture tubes and lenses, Advanced Video Processor, Dynamic Picture processor, Dynamic Focus circuitry and Trinitone color temperature adjustment. DAC Speaker System provides resonance bass response while midrange sounds are pumped forward to ensure clear dialog reproduction. Separate tweeters aimed to the front balance out the sound. Video Label is a handy feature that shows which component is connected to each video input. Channel Fix automatically sets TV to specific channel (i.e., 3) for cable box control, allowing viewer to control cable box via the TV remote control. Channel Caption allows you to program up to 12 channels with their call letters for on-screen display. This television also features 2 tuners Picture-in-Picture mode that allows you to monitor what's on the other channel while you keep watching your favorite program.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:24.9in
Height:55.9in
Weight:167.5lbs
Width:48in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:53V85
Product Line:Sony KP

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

CRT Type:MICROFOCUS
Diagonal Size:53in
Diagonal Size (cm):135cm
Digital Television Certification:Not certified
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Technology:Projection
Type:Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:130 degrees

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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