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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    After buying 2 budget TVs, third time's the charm

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Color, Picture, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Brightness, Dark rooms, Dim

    I would consider myself about as average of viewer as there is. I've got this TV in a smallish 14 ft x 16 ft room with a couple of windows but it isn't too bright, and lit with a couple of lamps at night. I watch all of the standard streaming services, Netflix, Amazon, HBO, some sports (hockey) and a lot of over the air TV. I am by no means a home theater enthusiast. This TV replaced a 10-year-old plasma, which in it's day had a pretty respectable picture. I actually went the budget route at first, and bought a TCL TV, which was pretty good but developed a problem with it's panel roughly 6 weeks after I bought it. I returned that TV and spent a little more on a Vizio M series, which had a really good looking demo, but was otherwise dead out of the box. So, based on recommendations from friends, and previously owning Sony's CRT TVs back in the day, I returned that Vizio M series, and ponied up the extra money for the 55" 800H. After I bought the Sony, before I set it up, I made the mistake of reading Reddit recommendations and watching some YouTube reviews about this TV. I thought I had made a mistake, according to the so-called experts, this TV is a washed out, dim, trash, peasant TV. If you've seen the same reviews, take them with a grain of salt. After spending some time with this Sony, and comparing it to the TCL and Vizio TVs I owned for a short time before, I find those reviews to be completely inaccurate. So, what do you get for an extra couple hundred bucks compared to the budget brands. Well, for one this TV in the 55-in and larger features an IPS panel rather than a VA panel. This gives you better, wider viewing angles, but does not produce the deep blacks that the VA panels are capable of, nor the contrast. Honestly, this is not very noticeable, not to me anyway. I would not recommend this TV for a completely dark room, but any amount of light, and blacks look black, contrast is fine. The wide color gamut that the Sony can display is great, and the presets are fantastic. That's one place the Sony stands out, I didn't have to fiddle with the picture much at all, the presets are very, very good. Compared to the budget TVs, the Sony has great motion handling. This is one thing that really bothered me with the TCL, the jittery, skippy motion in slow panning shots, and the distortion around fast moving objects. Coming from a plasma this was very noticeable, not so much on the Sony. Everything is smooth, without the soap opera effect. Brightness is great as well, a better TV will get even brighter, but the 800H is bright enough that I have to avert my eyes during some scenes. In HDR, it's not a huge boost in brightness, and that's one place where I think an even better TV would shine, but HDR programming on this TV is definitely noticeable compared to SDR content. Dolby Vision content is even better. Going back to the "expert" reviews, the Android TV operating system is supposedly a slow, clunky, buggy mess. Again, I found this not to be true. Everything moves as fast as I can push the buttons, streaming apps launch in a matter of two or three seconds. Not much to complain about, the Roku operating system of the TCL was a little nicer, but I'm not running out to buy a Roku streaming stick just to use it over this Android system. If you watch a lot of over-the-air TV like I do, the Sony's rolling guide is great. Once you scan in your channels, it pulls in programming information from the internet, going out several days. Upscaling is about as good as it's going to get, even signals down to 480i are watchable. I just realized I haven't even mentioned the sound, but really, it's pretty unremarkable. I mean, it sounds okay, dialogue is nice and clear, but like any TV's built in speakers, there's no bass. It does sound better than both the TCL, and the Vizio. So, to summarize this long-winded, and very untechnical review, the Sony has turned out to be a great TV. Yes, the Sony is more expensive, and when it comes to things like local dimming, on paper, it has less features with it's direct lit panel in the 55-inch size (edge lit in smaller sizes). But after comparing it, in the same room, to the budget brand TVs that do have these features, the Sony 800H stands pretty tall. I think some of the extra cost in this TV is the Sony name, but it also has superior processing, better motion handling, and better upscaling. I see zero of the dirty screen effect, important to someone like me who watches a lot of hockey, and I did see the dirty screen, along with some banding in both the Vizio and the TCL TVs. If you want a TV that's going to pop with super bright colors, this is not the TV for you, it seems to produce more natural and lifelike colors. It's also not a TV I would put into a dedicated home theater room without any other light. But for sports, over the air TV, and watching in your average room, for the price, I think the 800H is a pretty good buy. After owning what are supposed to be better, more feature-packed TVs from TCL and Vizio, even though I had to spend the extra money, I'm completely satisfied with the 800H. There are some things that the phrase "you get what you pay for" rings true, and in this case, I believe that phrase applies. I'm going to add a few photos to this review. One showing the OTA guide, one showing broadcast TV upscaled, and I'll try and capture a darker scene from a film showing some HDR "pop". Thanks for reading, if you made it this far that is.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice upscaling

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture, Sound quality

    This tv doesn't disappoint. Great picture and sound. Your standard Sony options menu. Runs smoothly. This is a good purchase. 4k HDR is amazing.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Legs to far apart

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Price

    The Sony we replaced had 1 rectangular stand. Much more convenient for better design. The TV is great the price was fair the service was great

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sony Entertainment Not Easy to Configure

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have always loved Sony products. Normally they all fit together easily. This combination of tv, sound system, 4K Blue ray player, game system, and Apple TV 4K did not communicate easily. So much for Sony Sync. All in all though, good system for most viewing.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful picture

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Color, Picture, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Brightness

    I have had this TV a little less than 2 weeks. I am not a gamer or a tech person. So I can't be really detailed about the review. I mainly buy a TV for the picture quality. My older TV was Sony XBRr55 850D purchased in 2017. I liked that TV. I thought it had a nice picture. It suddenly stopped working in May 2020. Luckily it was under warranty. I know some people say not to bother buying a warranty because warranties usually run out before the item stops working. Well, in my case, I was so happy it was still under warranty. I would not have been able to purchase another tv that nice and that size. I called Best Buy and they sent a person out to check the old TV. It couldn't be repaired. They replaced it with this Sony xbr 800H 55". I was hoping it would be a nice tv. Wow! It is so much brighter than the 850D. The picture quality is amazing. In the spec's it says it has a 4K HDR processor x1 for 4K images, detail and texture. The details are so much clearer on this tv. The color is beautiful. I have it on Custom and seems pretty accurate. Looks like most settings are really good except for Vivid, which seems way too bright and saturated in my opinion. It's suppose to have Dolby digital and Dolby Atmos, but I have not got anything hooked up to try that yet. Backlight, it doesn't have local dimming but is direct lit. I thought the movement was a little jerky and I tried to make it better, but couldn't get the right setting. I saw someone online say to try Motionflow on Custom, smoothness 0, and Clearness 1, and I like that so far. The remote does not have a back light. I haven't had any problem with apps freezing. Haven't had any problems with you tube freezing which happened occasionally on old TV. I didn't want Alexa or to use mic on remote. I'm old fashioned. Don't want all that stuff. It has 4 HDMI and 2 USB on the side of the TV. HDMI 3 is ARC. The sound on the TV is good enough for me. I don't like the legs on the new TV's. I guess the TV manufacturers assume most people want it wall mounted. I can't put it on a wall. I think they should have the width and depth of the feet/legs first thing in their spec's instead of having to dig for the info. The width of the feet on this 55" TV are approximately 38 1/2" and the depth is approximately 13 1/2". Just fit on my 44" wide and 15" depth stand with not much to spare. That's about as technical as I can get. It's everything I want in a TV. I recommend a Geek Squad warranty. They were very helpful.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony makes a quality TV

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have a PS4 pro and I had a TV with no HDR. Now that I have this TV, I feel like I’m actually getting the enhanced visuals the Pro is capable of. Recommendable.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi DrArkham, We're very pleased to hear you're enjoying your X800H TV. Our X800H is powered by our X1 processors reproduces more colors than a conventional television. It analyzes and processes data in every image to make colors even more natural and precise so pictures are closer than ever to real life. -Sam Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV at 60 hz

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I was concerned about the 60 hz refresh rate as I will only buy 120 native hz. I took a chance on this one. After personal prefereces made in picture, this is not an issue at all. I have 3 other sonys running native 120, so if this is your only concern, as was mine, don't worry. It looks great on all types of programming, sports included. Buy it. You won't regret it. Don't buy a TV cause it's cheaper with the same so called specs. This is a winner. Sony TVs are rhe best.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great picture with vibrant colors

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Great picture with vibrant colors. The black and white are very good. Have not had any motion blur on my XBOX, PS4 or watching sports. TV needed little adjustment after set up. Most of the factory settings pretty much are good for my viewing. TV even makes my older console games look really good. I also connected a Sony receiver to this set and they work flawlessly together. Great TV, very happy with the picture quality.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    First 4K

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Replaced a still working very well, 10-12 year old 40in LCD with this tv. So far very satisfied. Using a Sony Blue Ray player, to new to upscale to 4K player yet, but picture is incredible with it even with standard DVDs. Spectrum Cable picture very good and streaming is solid, being a Prime subscriber, have opption of some 4k streaming, picture with that is absolutely fantastic! Sound is crystal clear and solid, but you will need to add a sound system if you desire booming bass!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This is our 4th Sony TV. Great picture quality. Because this is our 4th Sony TV we are already familiar with remote so it’s easy to use. Best part our Google & this Sony are compatible so we have to learn the voice commands.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice TV

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    So far so good. I really like the features like not needing a separate ROKU box to access Netflix, Amazon, etc. It turns on really fast compared to our old Toshiba. I think we will be sticking with all Sony equipment from now on. Just less trouble with them.

    Features

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    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My first UHD TV and it's fantastic!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I actually started with another brand and model 4K TV, that set just didn't look good. I returned it within a week and bought this Sony after researching it more. I couldn't be happier taking the leap into UHD with this Sony, and the sale price made it a no-brainer!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems To Work Very Well

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I’ve only had this TV for about a month, but I am happy with it. It is part of my entertainment system, and has integrated well - interfacing with a DVD player and a juke box CD player. The smart TV features work well too. I would recommend this TV.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Picture and Sound Quality

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This television provides pellucid picture quality and sonorous depth. Whether you’re watching a sports event, gripping tv drama, or epochal war film this television is worth every solid penny.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent TV.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    great TV. easy to setup and easy to use. i love Android TV. you can download a lot of apps and games from Google play store and connect a bluetooth controller.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I like this TV

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have a similar Sony TV (950) series and the picture is noticeably better than in the 800H series. Having said that, this is a very good TV for the price. Since this is not our main set, it was a good choice for the application.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Hector, Awesome! We're thrilled to hear you're loving the X800H TV. With X800H, you’ll experience your content as it was intended with the power of our X1 4K HDR processor, as well as enjoy rich and accurate color with our TRILUMINOS Display. We hope you will also notice the upgraded responsiveness of the smart Android TV platform that allows apps to open up to 3x faster. Thanks for sharing your feedback. Jay Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Can I say amazing?

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Yes, yes I can. This TV is amazing! I love how well it brings all my favorite shows to life. It’s even better with my PS4 and I just can’t believe I went so long without upgrading my tv.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great picture & value

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have as looking to replace my 10 year old Sony Bravia. This new model is larger & has a great, crisp picture. Definitely recommend.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Beautiful picture. Easy set up. We live in an area of not great internet so unfortunately we cannot use some of the features.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great picture and sound

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Very good picture. The picture has very good cotlor and the remote is very user friendly. I am satisfied with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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