Sony KDL-55W808C: mid-range with high spirit

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The manufacturer strives and in this Sony KDL-55W808C we can see that a mid-range does not have to be limited in image, sound or even design. This model offers us thanks to the Sony processor X-Reality PRO an image clean of imperfections and scaled to Full HD and together with his Motionflow XR exaggeratedly good image fluency with its 1,000 Hz. In addition, its sound for such a slim model is not at all negligible and its minimalist design makes this model one of the mid-range but with an almost high-end body and soul.

Technical characteristics of the Sony KDL-55W808C

We just go to see the complete specifications table of this Sony model in which we can see its high image frequency, its tuners of all kinds, its low weight, its many connectors and its low power consumption with energy class A + and a consumption of only 119W. for their 55 ″ of screen.

specs
Make model Sony KDL-55W808C
Size 55 (139 cm)
Resolution Full HD (1,920 x 1080p)
Aspect ratio 16: 9
Frequency 200 Hz (Motionflow XR 1,000 Hz)
Backlighting Edge LED
Smart tv Yes, Android 5.0
Integrated Wifi Yes
Bluetooth Yes, with HID
3D Yes, Active
USB Recorder Yes
Tuner Analog, DVB-T / T2, DVB-S / S2, DVB-C
Sound 20 W (10W x 2), S-FORCE Front Surround
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 715 x 1230 x 61 mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 753 x 1230 x 210 mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 17 kg / 18 kg
VESA compatibility Yes
HDMI ports 4
USB ports 3
Other connectors LAN, Digital audio out, Headphone / subwoofer hybrid out, Composite video in, Component / composite hybrid in, RF, Scart (without SmartLink), MHL
CI + Integrated Yes
Energy Class Category A + (119W)
Contents / Accessories Remote control (RTM-TX100D), batteries (R03), power cord (with adapter), user guide, quick guide

Other formats: Sony KDL-43W808C / Sony KDL-50W808C

Design and connectivity

Sony for this KDL-55W808C has dedicated a slim aluminum design with minimal bezels along with a chrome cylindrical base that makes it a mid-range television but with a typical high-end design. That original colored LED that Sony has given to this model gives it a differential touch from the rest and is not at all annoying or intense color that later bothers our eyes during the enjoyment of this Sony KDL-55W808C turned on.

Its design, according to its creator, provides the advantage that the main character is the image on the screen and that it goes unnoticed in the living room. Of course, in profile its frame is very thin although at its bottom it widens too much to the advantage of a good cooling of the panel and a very good acoustics that we will detail later.

Sony KDL-55W808C layout

Regarding its connectivity, we see in the table in the previous section that the Sony KDL-55W808C works very well in terms of connections, but these connections also have additional functions such as the Wifi Direct which is also capable of creating a home network to share all kinds of multimedia content. It also has a special HDMI to connect the PC with which it improves the experience with our computer and its port USB is recorder being able to do Time Shift.

Don’t forget your connections NFC and MHL and his 3D active with which we will enjoy images with a more natural depth of field and we will immerse ourselves in our favorite sport, movie or game.

Sony KDL-55W808C: Image quality and general functions

Sony KDL-55W808C

Image of the Sony KDL-55W808C

The image processor X-Reality PRO that has this Sony KDL-55W808C avoids noise in the images of analog signals and even in digital ones and analyzes, cleans and refines the images from any source and resolution for greater sharpness and contrast. his Motionflow XR creates and inserts frames between the originals of the image we are viewing and even inserts black frames to make the image appear more focused and more cinematic. With this he gets multiply the actual 200 Hz by 1,000 Hz.

As for the sound (2 of 10 Watts power) the brand assures us in this Sony KDL-55W808C will allow us to enjoy a more than good experience because the speakers have a little more space despite being a very fine model as few lines ago we have described. This SmartTV offers us ClearAudio + with which it improves the surround experience and the clarity and separation of sounds, S-FORCE Front Surround that simulates natural sound fields for the human ear creating three-dimensionality achieving high fidelity sound and a wider listening area and its Clear Phase works smooth and balanced frequencies achieving a pure and native sound.

Software analysis / SmartTV

Sony KDL-55W808C

AndroidTV on the Sony KDL-55W808C

The Sony KDL-55W808C has Android TV; an operating system that has the advantages of being simple, fluid (especially when navigating through the menus) and that we can transmit content between devices more easily from our device (whether it is tablet, PC or Android or IOS smartphone), all within of a material design already common in its mobile versions. We also have a Content bar fully customizable to have access to all the services we use most frequently.

This operating system offers us functions such as Google Cast (a Chromecast integrated into the TV) to be able to transfer multimedia content to the TV. Also if we install the app TV Side View We can also search by voice, record, manage our smartphone as a remote control, set alarms to our programs or movies that we do not want to miss and tweet about them (that is, watch TV in the most social way than ever).

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TV KDL-55W808C: Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Design and quality of materials
  • Android TV: fast and intuitive
CONS:
  • USB with few playable formats
  • Few apps on Smart Tv
7.7 Total score

Picture quality
7
Connectivity
8.5
Sound
7.5
System / SmartTV
7.5
Design
8
Price / quality ratio
7.5

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