Extreme Tech: Sony Bravia KDL-55HX800 Review

Extreme Tech writes: "When Sony's Bravia KDL-55HX800 ($3,399.99 list) arrived, we couldn't wait to take a crowbar to it. (It came packed in a massive wooden shipping crate.) Once it was unpacked, however, we handled it with kid gloves. After all, this is the first 3D HDTV we've seen, and a fairly expensive one at that. Although the HX800 series is the least expensive of Sony's family of 3D HDTVs (the LX900 and HX909 are the other two), you wouldn't know it by this 55-inch HDTV's hefty $3,400 price tag. And, by the time you add in $150 3D glasses for the family and a 3D transmitter, you're in for around $4,000. And that doesn't include a 3D-capable Blu-ray player or discs. As with most new technologies, you're paying a premium to be in on the ground floor. But the good news is that besides 3D, you'll get the latest TV tech including LED backlighting and a fast 240-Hz refresh rate, which translates to a beautiful 2D picture too."

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