Sony X80K TV Review


Sony X80K TV Review

Type LED
Resolution 4k

The Sony X80K is an entry-level TV in Sony's 2022 lineup. It replaces the Sony X80J and sits below the Sony X85K. Compared to the higher-end models, it's pretty bare in terms of features as it lacks any variable refresh rate (VRR) support and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and it's limited to a 60Hz panel. Still, it comes with the same Google TV interface that has a ton of apps you can download, and it's compatible with Sony's proprietary TV webcam, so you can use it to make video calls or for hands-free gestures. It also comes with Sony's redesigned remote, which still has a built-in mic for voice control, letting you use various voice commands.

The Sony X80K is okay overall. It's a good TV for watching sports or TV shows in wide seating areas because it has a wide viewing angle and the image looks the same from the sides. It also has decent reflection handling and SDR peak brightness, so it's fine for rooms with a few lights around. However, it isn't good for watching movies or gaming in dark rooms because it has a low contrast ratio and lacks a local dimming feature. Its HDR performance is also sub-par as it has low HDR peak brightness.

  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Wide viewing angle.
  • Fine for rooms with a few lights around.
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
  • Not bright enough to fight intense glare from bright windows.
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