Sony Bravia KDL-55NX813 (KDL55NX813) review

Sony adds a slick, 3D ready TV to its chic NX line

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Sony bravia kdl 55nx813

Sony's latest premium TV comes with a hefty price tag, but it justifies that with integrated Wi-Fi and a host of online functions. The handsome slick Monolithic Design inspires confidence, and you're all ready for 3D too, even though the transmitter and glasses aren't included.

More importantly, the image quality in both 3D and old-fashioned 2D is excellent. Deep blacks, bold colours and powerful video processing combine for a highly appealing picture.

We liked

Thoroughly convincing in 3D and highly appealing in 2D, the picture quality is the main attraction, although the styling is spot-on, too.

We disliked

Not incorporating the 3D transmitter means ruining the minimal design and yet more expense.

Final verdict

This handsome set is a strong addition to Sony's lineup. The slimmer frame and narrower bezel are an improvement on the Monolithic Design, while the OptiContrast screen seems to improve the contrast and black level performance.

Overall, the picture quality is very strong in 2D mode, which translates to a very plausible 3D output too. It's a shame the 3D transmitter isn't built into the set, but the reality is, you probably won't be watching much 3D content on it anyway.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyBRAVIA NX813
3D Type3D Ready
Brand NameSony
Screen Size139.7 cm (55")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Weight with Stand (Approximate)32.20 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard300 x 300
Operating Power Consumption180 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power26 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand800 mm
Width with Stand1276 mm
Depth with Stand323 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height770 mm
Width1276 mm
Depth32 mm
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound
Product SeriesNX813
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesSleep Timer, Picture and Picture (PAP), Picture in Picture, Auto Program, Favorite Channel Selection, Channel Labeling
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-55NX813
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL55NX813U
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Marrying impressive technology to stunning looks, this BRAVIA TV redefines your living room experience. Discover immersive 3D pictures and seamless connectivity to a world of online entertainment, all in one beautifully design object.

Package Contents
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table-Top Stand
  • Remote Commander
Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)26.90 kg