Sony X800H Review, Specs, Pros and Cons : Sony’s 2020 Entry Level 4K LED TV

Sony X800H can be called as the entry level 4K LED TV from Sony’s 2020 TV lineup. It’s the model that positioned between the higher Sony X900H and above the basic Sony X750H. As the entry level model, Sony X800H already supports Dolby Vision. Sony X800H is introduced with 6 screen size options : 85-Inch (XBR85X800H), 75-Inch (XBR75X800H), 65-Inch (XBR55X800H), 55-Inch (XBR55X800H), 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) and 43-Inch (XBR43X800H). Let’s talk about specs, pros and cons of Sony X800H in this article to help you decide whether Sony X800H is the model that you should choose.

Sony X800H Review

Sony X800H

Sony X800H

Sony X800H comes with 4K UHD resolution that completed with 4K X-Reality Pro. 4K X-Reality Pro allow us to enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. We can also enjoy accurate details from any side viewing angle on the screen of Sony X800H as It comes with IPS display that brings wide viewing angle. Sony X800H is already completed with Triluminos display that can delivers rich and accurate color details. The color is also enhanced by Live Color Technology that brings more lively color details. Object-based HDR remaster and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer are two contrast technology integrated with Sony X800H. Object-based HDR remaster can reproduce greater depth and textures while Dynamic Contrast Enhancer can adjust the screen brightness according to the environment. HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG are already supported by Sony X800H so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. The color, clarity and contrast of Sony X800H are optimized by X1 4K HDR Processor that integrated as the picture processor of this TV. Sony X800H is able to deliver fluid motion images on its screen with Motionflow XR 240 as its motion technology. Motionflow XR 240 that based on native 60 Hz refresh rate is also still able to bring minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. Sony Android TV is the smart TV platform that integrated with Sony X800H. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allow us to run wide collection of smart apps with the access to Google Play Store. 802.11ac wireless is also attached to this TV to bring fast and stable internet connection. Voice Remote Control is included with Sony X800H to help you control this TV conveniently with your voice. We can also control Sony X800H with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa since they are already supported. Sony X800H comes with only 10 W + 10 W bass reflex speaker. But we can still enjoy good sound quality with X-Balanced speaker feature integrated with it (except 43-Inch and 49-Inch). If you are looking for more powerful surround sound, it’s a good idea to attach additional soundbar to this TV. You can also setup more advanced AV system with Sony X800H using HDMI ARC of this TV although Sony X800H indeed still doesn’t support eARC (Enhanced ARC).

Sony X800H Prices
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Specs & Features Table of Sony X800H

The key specs and features of Sony X800H can be found in the specs & features table below. Let’s take a look at it together.

Key Features
Resolution 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Display Technology LED
Display Type IPS Panel
Backlight Type
  • Edge LED : 49-Inch & 43-Inch
  • Direct LED : 85-Inch, 75-Inch, 65-Inch & 55-Inch
Dimming Technology Frame Dimming
Clarity Technology 4K X-Reality Pro
Color Technology
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • Live Color Technology
Contrast Technology
  • Object-based HDR remaster
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
HDR Support
  • HDR10
  • Dolby Vision
  • HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
Refresh Rate Technology Motionflow XR 240 (native 60 Hz)
Processor X1 4K HDR Processor
Smart TV
Platform Sony Android TV
Application Store AppStore (Google Play Store)
Compatibility
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple AirPlay/HomeKit
Remote Control Voice Remote Control
Connections
HDMI/USB
  • 4 HDMI
  • 2 USB
HDMI Type HDMI 2.0
eARC Support YES
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Digital Audio Out 1
Ethernet 1
Component Video Input NO
Composite Video Input 1
Terrestrial / RF input 1/1(Common Use for Terrestrial)/0
IF (Satellite) Input NO
HDCP HDCP 2.3
HDMI-CEC YES
Analog Tuner YES
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) ARC
Audio
Speaker Type
  • Bass Reflex Speaker
  • X-Balanced Speaker (except 43-Inch & 49-Inch)
Audio Power Output 10 W + 10 W
Dolby Audio Format Support Dolby Audio, Dolby Atmos
DTS Audio Format Support DTS Digital Surround
Dimensions
Product Size Without Stand (W x H x D)
  • 85-Inch (XBR85X800H) : 74 7/8″ x 42 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (1899 x 1089 x 71 mm)
  • 75-Inch (XBR75X800H) : 66 3/8″ x 38 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ (1686 x 969 x 72 mm)
  • 65-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 57 5/8″ x 33 1/8″ x 2 7/8″ (1462 x 841 x 71 mm)
  • 55-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 49″ x 28 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ (1243 x 718 x 71 mm)
  • 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) : 43 3/8″ x 25 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (1101 x 645 x 57 mm)
  • 43-Inch (XBR43X800H) : 38 1/4″ x 22 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (970 x 570 x 57 mm)
Product Size With Stand (W x H x D)
  • 85-Inch (XBR85X800H) : 74 7/8″ x 46 1/4″ x 17 1/2″ (1899 x 1174 x 442 mm)
  • 75-Inch (XBR75X800H) : 66 3/8″ x 41″ x 16 3/8″ (1686 x 1042 x 414 mm)
  • 65-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 57 5/8″ x 35 3/8″ x 13 1/2″ (1462 x 905 x 340 mm)
  • 55-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 49″ x 30 7/8″ x 13 1/2″ (1243 x 782 x 340 mm)
  • 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) : 43 3/8″ x 27 3/4″ x 11 3/8″ (1101 x 704 x 286 mm)
  • 43-Inch (XBR43X800H) : 38 1/4″ x 24 7/8″ x 11 3/8″ (970 x 630 x 286 mm)
Shipping Size / Package Carton (W x H x D)
  • 85-Inch (XBR85X800H) : 80 1/4″ x 48 5/8″ x 10 1/4″ (2036 x 1232 x 258 mm)
  • 75-Inch (XBR75X800H) : 71 3/8″ x 43 5/8″ x 7 3/8″ (1810 x 1107 x 187 mm)
  • 65-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 62″ x 37 3/4″ x 7 1/4″ (1574 x 958 x 184 mm)
  • 55-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 53 1/8″ x 32 7/8″ x 6 3/8″ (1348 x 833 x 160 mm)
  • 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) : 46 7/8″ x 30 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ (1188 x 776 x 141 mm)
  • 43-Inch (XBR43X800H) : 42 1/4″ x 27 3/8″ x 5 5/8″ (1070 x 695 x 141 mm)
Weight
Product Weight Without Stand
  • 85-Inch (XBR85X800H) : 97.2 lg (44.1 kg)
  • 75-Inch (XBR75X800H) : 70.1 lb (31.8 kg)
  • 65-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 47.8 lb (21.7 kg)
  • 55-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 37.0 lb (16.8 kg)
  • 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) : 25.6 lb (11.8 kg)
  • 43-Inch (XBR43X800H) : 20.7 lb (9.4 kg)
Product Weight With Stand
  • 85-Inch (XBR85X800H) : 100.5 lb (45.6 kg)
  • 75-Inch (XBR75X800H) : 70.1 lb (31.8 kg)
  • 65-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 49.8 lb (22.6 kg)
  • 55-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 37.0 lb (16.8 kg)
  • 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) : 26.7 lb (12.1 kg)
  • 43-Inch (XBR43X800H) : 21.6 lb (9.8 kg)
Shipping Weight (Package Carton)
  • 85-Inch (XBR85X800H) : 130 lb (59 kg)
  • 75-Inch (XBR75X800H) : 94.8 lb (43 kg)
  • 65-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 68.3 lb (31 kg)
  • 55-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 48.5 lb (22 kg)
  • 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) : 37.5 lb (17 kg)
  • 43-Inch (XBR43X800H) : 30.9 lb (14 kg)
Power
Power Consumption
  • 85-Inch (XBR85X800H) : 367 W (342 kWh/year)
  • 75-Inch (XBR75X800H) : 363 W (270 kWh/year)
  • 65-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 239 W (190 kWh/year)
  • 55-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 196 W (161 kWh/year)
  • 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) : 107 W (158 kWh/year)
  • 43-Inch (XBR43X800H) : 97 W (129 kWh/year)
Standby Power Consumption
  • 85-Inch (XBR85X800H) : 0.5 W
  • 75-Inch (XBR75X800H) : 0.5 W
  • 65-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 0.5 W
  • 55-Inch (XBR55X800H) : 0.5 W
  • 49-Inch (XBR49X800H) : 0.5 W
  • 43-Inch (XBR43X800H) : 0.5 W
Price
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Sony X800H Pros & Cons

From their specs and features that we can find in the table above, let’s talk more about Pros & Cons of Sony X800H.

Pros

1. Great Viewing Angle

Sony X800H comes with IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel that can delivers wide viewing angle. With wide viewing angle of IPS, we can enjoy accurate details from any angle we are watching this TV.

2. Dolby Vision Support

Sony X800H already supports Dolby Vision as well as HDR10 and HLG. With Dolby Vision, we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources.

3. Wide Collection of Smart Apps

With the access to PlayStore, we can run wide collection of smart apps on the screen of Sony X800H. The smart apps also can run smoothly on the screen of this TV.

Cons

1. No Local Dimming

While Sony X800H already can delivers vibrant contrast across its LED screen, we can indeed find that Sony X800H still doesn’t come with local dimming. Local Dimming surely will bring better contrast vibrancy with more excellent light uniformity.

2. No eARC Support

If we look at the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) of Sony X800H, we can find that Sony X800H still doesn’t support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel). eARC comes as the improvement of ARC. As the improvement of standard ARC, eARC comes with greater bandwidth that allow us to enjoy higher quality audio from more advanced audio formats.

The pros and cons of Sony X800H can be found in the table below.

Sony X800H Pros & Cons
PROS CONS
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • Dolby Vision Support
  • Wide Collection of Smart Apps
  • No Local Dimming
  • No eARC Support

Should You Choose Sony X800H?

Sony X800H comes as the more affordable 4K LED TV from Sony’s 2020 TV lineup that already support Dolby Vision. We can indeed find Sony X750H as the lower model from Sony’s 2020 4K LED TV lineup but It still doesn’t support Dolby Vision. Sony X800H also comes with wide viewing angle as It comes with IPS panel while we can also run wide collection of smart apps with the access to Google Play Store. In the other side, Sony X800H still doesn’t come with local dimming and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel). So, Sony X800H is the model that you should choose if you don’t mind with the absent of local dimming and eARC. If you are looking for the one with Full Array Local Dimming and eARC support, then you should go ahead to Sony X900H as the higher model.

Sony X800H Prices
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65-Inch (XBR65X800H) Check Today’s Price (Walmart.com)…
55-Inch (XBR55X800H) Check Today’s Price (Walmart.com)…
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