Excerpt: Sony’s bid to take over your living room certainly is a tasty one. This 55-inch slice of nice is just about as connected as they get: it pipes Sony’s internet TV service straight to the big screen, but unlike many rivals, it packs Wi-Fi so you won’t need an Ethernet cable to do so.
Excerpt: The Sony Bravia KDL-55HX853 is the second telly from the company's dynamic edge-LED range that's made its way into Pocket-lint towers. It's a mix of unusual design with bags of picture-enhancing technology and enough connectivity - both physical and via Wi-Fi - to keep the techiest telly fan happy.
Pros: Decent picture quality, good uniformity of picture from an edge-LED set, decent price at time of writing, attractive "art object" design, full of connectivity including Skype and catch-up services,
Cons: Slanted design won't suit all and is exaggerated in 55-inch model, corner filtration "vignettes" in bright scenes, dark scenes show some inevitable edge-LED light, default sound needs tweaking, SEN access is too slow, Homeshare needs a rework
Excerpt: The Sony KDL-55HX853 is the latest range-topping Freeview HD 3D TV from the Japanese brand. It combines a laid-back minimalist design with the most advanced picture processing seen from the brand to date. Net connected Smarts come as standard. It’s no secret that Sony’s TV division has had a torrid time of late, battered by recession, competition and a merciless exchange rate.
Excerpt: The Sony KDL-55HX853 is the first of the company's 2012 sets to arrive with us for review, and while the company’s not tremendously late to the party, it’s undoubtedly a bit tardy in getting its 2012 range of TVs into the shops and, just as importantly, into our testing rooms.
Pros: Looks, build, finish, superb black tonality and detail, great motion-processing, remarkable sound
Cons: Whites could punch harder, not the leading upscaler of DVDs
Excerpt: The Sony BRAVIA HX850 is the newest model in Sony’s 2012 TV line-up, and is the second most expensive TV on offer. It’s got a slightly higher price than the comparable Samsung ES7500 and LG LM8600. It has excellent picture quality in both preset and calibrated modes, but the Sony interface is beginning to look dated. See also Group test: what's the best TV?