Sony XBR55X800B review

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Sony XBR55X800B review

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Sony XBR55X800B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV

Join the 4K revolution with four times more clarity than HD(1). Everything you watch—sports, TV shows, movies—is upscaled to 4K Ultra HD(2), or stream 4K movies and TV shows from Netflix or Amazon Instant Video.

The 4K Ultra HD screen contains over 8 million individual pixels(1) that transform everything you watch into a life-like experience.

Suddenly, everything looks better. All of your existing HD sports, TV shows and movies are upscaled to super clear 4K quality(2). Even YouTube clips and smartphone videos are enhanced with stunning results(2). The 4K X-Reality PRO picture engine analyzes and processes every image to refine color, clarity and detail for a beautifully natural picture.

Add a Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X10, sold separately) for exclusive access to the Video Unlimited 4K service, which hosts the largest selection of feature films and TV episodes in 4K Ultra HD for the home(5). Choose to download new releases and classic films for rental or purchase(3,5). Or choose from a vast library of included 4K videos.

Sony's 2014 4K Ultra HD TVs are optimized to support new codecs that are needed for a variety of current and forthcoming 4K video services including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Video Unlimited 4K(3). There's also 500px for viewing breathtaking professional photos in 4K. Lastly, they also support the latest HDMI to connect external media players (sold separately), and 4K/60p playback for viewing 4K sports in the future.

Wirelessly stream 4K Ultra HD from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and others. Or access beautiful, HD entertainment from over 300 services such as Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora and more. Thousands of HD movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are always on tap(3).

Bring the immersive world of PlayStation directly to your TV with PlayStation Now. For the first time play select PlayStation 3 games l streamed directly to your TV. Simply connect a DUALSHOCK 3 controller to your TV, and choose from a variety of game rental periods(4).

Tired of the watching TV that can’t keep up with real life movements? Sony’s Refresh Rate Technology allows fast moving action sequences in movies and sports to be lifelike and smooth. Every movement—like seeing the football flip end to end on a kickoff—appears with true, fluid motion and minimal judder.

(2) Simulated 4K image will vary based on source content.

(3) Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for SD services, 10 Mbps for HD streaming or 4K downloads, 20 Mbps for 4K Ultra HD streaming. Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended). Skype service subject to Skype's terms and conditions.

(4) PlayStation Now service requires DUALSHOCK3 controller, sold separately, and 5Mbps Internet connection (5-12 Mbps recommended for the best quality experience). Additional purchases and registration required; service not available in all areas. See us.playstation.com/PlayStationNow for details.

(5) The Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player with Video Unlimited 4K service is exclusively compatible with Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs. Fees may apply for Video Unlimited 4K service. Largest collection for home distribution as of 2/15/14. Download times will vary and may require several hours for completion.

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Technical Details:

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: XBR55X800B
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 54.6 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09

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