Sony XBR-55X800E (USA version)

SCORE:
85
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10 support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

Sony XBR-55X800E was introduced in 2017. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10. Its powerful X1™ picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Sony XBR-55X800E TV 85 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
87
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
85

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-55X800E.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   DSEE
👍   Clear Phase
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
CONS
👎   Edge LED
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No HLG
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Selected Features

IPS Panel

Sony XBR-55X800E has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.

HDR10

Sony XBR-55X800E supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony XBR-55X800E.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUSA
SeriesX800E
ModelXBR-55X800E
Release Year2017
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6" (138.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorX1™
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker TypeBass Reflex Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pulse
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs1 (hybrid with Composite)
Composite Inputs2 (1 via A/V 3.5mm input/1 hybrid with Component)
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1
DLNA
OTHER
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserOpera
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radio
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA
Power Supply120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)149 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1232 mm x 716 mm x 57 mm
48-5/8" x 28-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1232 mm x 772 mm x 252 mm
48-5/4" x 30-1/2" x 10"
Stand SizeWidth: 519 mm / 20-1/2"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1330 mm x 824 mm x 168 mm
52-3/8" x 32-1/2" x 6-5/8"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
11-7/8" x 7-7/8"
Weight Without Stand17.6 kg (38.8 lbs)
Weight With Stand18.6 kg (41 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)26 kg (57.3 lbs)
Warranty1 Year

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2017 X800E series can be considered a 2018 X830F series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Sony XBR-60X830F vs Sony XBR-55X800E
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz vs 50 Hz/60 Hz
LED Type Direct LED vs Edge LED
HLG vs
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 960 Hz vs 240 Hz
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR vs
Object-based HDR remaster vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-60X830F vs Sony XBR-55X800E
Composite Inputs 1 (Hybrid with Component) vs 2 (1 via A/V 3.5mm input/1 hybrid with Component)

For this comparison we chose 60" version of the successor - model XBR-60X830F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-55X800E vs Sony XBR-60X830F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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