Sony KD-55X81J review
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- 55 inches
For an entry-level TV, the 55-inch Sony KD-55X81J is quite advanced. It uses the same operating system as Sony’s most expensive TVs, supports advanced HDR formats and has more expansive sound processing, which means the X81J is a far cry from the basic Sony TVs of old. It’s a welcome change, but can it beat similarly priced sets from LG and Samsung? Here’s our review.What's included:
- Pros and cons
- What is it?
- • Screen size: 55-inch
- What’s the picture quality like?
- What’s the sound quality like?
- What’s it like to use?
- How are the smart features?
- Is there anything else I should know?
- Is Sony a good TV brand?
- Should I buy it?
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- Manufacturer guarantee1 year
- Manufacturer guarantee termsSony offers a one-year guarantee with its sets. Some retailer guarantees can be five or six years, so it's worth checking this before you buy.
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