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Sony KDL-55W800B Review – 55-inch LED HDTV

Originally Reviewed on May 29th, 2014

Up for Review: Sony KDL-55W800B LED HDTV.

The Sony KDL-55W800B was released in March 2014 and delivers a top notch 1080p resolution in a standard 55 inch screen. While this product accompanies the rich colors and the amazing sound features of Sony’s recent releases, the KDL-55W800B is especially becoming popular as a gaming TV. It is one of the few TV with such a low input lag and also accompanies a new Impulse Mode that benefits gamers. The only major drawback that one could really find with this model is the decrease in saturation in side angle viewing. Other than that, this is a high quality product in the budget under $1,500. Several customary Sony technologies have made a valuable addition in the KDL-55W800B. Suited both for average households and office spaces, there are few reasons that you would choose an alternative in this price range.

Sony KDL-55W800B Features and Specifications

  • Display Screen Type: LED
  • Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • X-Reality Pro Picture
  • Motionflow XR 480
  • ClearAudio+ Digital
  • Active 3D (2 pairs of glasses in the box)
  • Impulse Mode
  • HDMI Ports Quantity: 4

Sony has yet again proved its prowess over other manufacturers with the picture quality of this 55 inch KDL-55W800B. Accompanied by a powerful X-Reality Pro Engine, this TV makes broadcasting more lifelike. Crisper, detailed and more natural colors and contrasts make up for a perfect home entertainment experience. This is one of the few TVs where the picture seems to be over saturated and overdone. It’s like watching the movie live, on the sets as it is rendered. Sporting events on this TV can easily replace the experience of a live match from the stadiums! Other that great picture quality, Sony has also made quite an effort to maintain the quality of broadcasting. Motionflow XR 480 and backlighting technologies ensure that there is minimal judder in the image and the video is received as broadcasted.

Another new technology that makes its mark with the Sony KDL-55W800B is Impulse mode. This accompanies the gaming mode, making the platform more real and dynamic. The Battlefield on Sony KDL-55W800B is like fighting for real blood! A 55 inch is a huge enough screen and if there are teenagers in the house, they would like to spend little time doing other things! Color rendition is equally complimented by the impressive sound quality.

As the backbone of several futuristic technologies is the X-Reality Pro Engine that gives enormous power to the device. Sony Entertainment Network too gets an enhanced platform in the TV and meets the demands for customers looking for a smart option in this budget. With 4 HDMI ports, the TV can really become the center of all forms of home entertainment. Weather you choose to browse through the photos of the recent birthday celebration or record a household movie, this TV can be connected to the camera and a 55 inch screen handles the entertainment quotient. Other than cameras, the KDL-55W800B is compatible with a range of other devices. gives Sony KDL-55W800B 4/5 stars.

4 / 5 stars     

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