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Sony KDL-40HX853

  • Sony KDL-40HX853
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By Home Cinema Choice on 100

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. So the company has rationalised...

By Pocket-lint on 90

Even a year on from its unveiling the Sony Bravia KDL-55HX853 still proves its worth. Great picture quality and uniformity from this edge-LED LCD set that's only really let down by slow Sony Entertainment Network access and that slanted design which...

By Computeractive on

Like the similar KDL-40HX753, the Sony Bravia KDL-40HX853 comes with a stand that angles the set slightly backwards. In this case, though, it's much broader and chunkier as it not only supports the TV but also contains speakers. Sadly these speakers...

By 5FWD on 60

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...

By HDTV Reviews on

After a brief stint with Sony’s gargantuan 4K TV and stunning new VPL-HW50ES home cinema projector, it’s back to more bread-and-butter displays for us here at HDTVTest. Today we’re taking a look at the KDL40HX853 which is a 40-inch, full HD 1080p...

By CNET UK on 90

Thanks to its superb 2D and 3D picture quality, great sound and top-notch support for online TV services, the Sony 40HX853 is a great all-round package. There are a few niggles -- not everyone will like the design and support for video files could be...

By Whathifi.com on 100

The stands out from its rivals, not least because of its distinctive design. Like the excellent 46in and 55in screens in the HX series we’ve tested, the KDL-40HX853 uses the tough Gorilla Glass screen that’s used widely in smartphones.The 40in screen...

By Trusted Reviews on

More Photos 10/10 Awesome picture quality Excellent online system Powerful audio system Confusing onscreen menu system Very rare light blocking artefacts Minor 3D crosstalk Review Price £969.00 : 40in LCD TV with edge LED lighting; Sony...

By Stuff.tv on 100

verdict In some ways (particularly its supernatural ability with blacks, and the stability of its 3D images) the Sony KDL-46HX853 is the best LCD TV we've seen – it's undoubtedly the best flatscreen TV we've heard. Add in a raft of on-line features and...

By Whathifi.com on 100

When we tested the larger version of this set, the , we speculated that Sony had rediscovered its TV mojo after a year or two in, relatively speaking, the doldrums.After sampling the cheaper and this , that’s an impression that’s only...

By PC Advisor on 90

Any quibbles relating to the KDL-46HX853’s file playback limitations or undernourished audio are quickly silenced by the storming image quality. This can be considered a top-class performer for both HD sports and movies. Throw in a huge selection of...

By HDTV Reviews on

Time for a 2012 Sony HDTV to pass through our test room! Today we’re reviewing the 55-inch version of the Bravia HX853 series, which is the Japanese manufacturer’s highest-specced LED LCD TV for 2012. The Sony KDL-55HX853 is an edge-lit LCD...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A fantastic high-end TV, with plenty of features and excellent image quality...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Sony Bravia HX853 delivers excellent picture quality in 2D and 3D, with high contrast, accurate colours, a near-perfect gamma and great responsiveness. However, even though the dynamic backlighting improves clouding (light patches leaking through...

By IT Pro Portal on 100

The 46HX853 is an absolutely stunning LED set that truly lives up to its flagship status. That's primarily due to its extraordinary picture quality, with the sort of black depth, colour vibrancy and sharpness that you don't always get from LED sets. The...

By evogadget.com on

In essence, the Sony KDL-46HX853 is a TV that will leave you with a strong...

By evogadget.com on

As an overall conclusion, the Sony KDL-55HX853 TV set certainly cannot be overlooked if you want something that won't bail on you half way...

By Trusted Reviews on

55in LCD TV Active 3D playback Online features MotionFlow XR800Hz Multimedia playback/DLNA A couple of weeks ago something really rather startling happened. We found ourselves not just really enjoying testing one of Sony’s high end TVs, but...

By theregister.co.uk on 85


In some respects, this next-gen Sony is not significantly different from the models launched during 2011. It offers from the same mediocre multimedia file support and suffers from crosstalk-addled 3D. But the brand has made a big step forward when...

By avforums.com on 90

We think it would be fair to say that for the last few years Sony have been producing a lot of TVs that didn't quite live up to their billing and, perhaps more crucially, their price-tags. It's not that they've been making bad televisions, just that they...