We've collated all the key information on Sony TVs in this handy guide. We've analysed over 240,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,600 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs to impartially compare each TV brand.
Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $259 for the XBR-75X850 which has a display diagonal of 75", a thickness of 53mm and is a 4K TV and go up to $2,599 for the XBR-85X950 which has a display diagonal of 85", a thickness of 103mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Sony TV is $1,123.
Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs.
Is Sony the Best TV Brand?
So are Sony TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.
Sony is ranked the No. 4 best TV brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the 4th best TV brand out there.
Let's look at how Sony TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
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At an average purchase price of $1,123, Sony TVs tend to be more expensive than most other TV brands however they are still a popular choice with consumers. Sony also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Sony TV being 80%.
The average review score for a Sony TV is 80%.
Sony have a number of great features including OLED technology which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Sony TV is $36 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.
There's a smaller selection of Sony TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 27 Sony TVs currently on the market in the US.
No. Of TVs
Average Price $818
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price $1,123
Price Distribution of Sony TVs
What Do the Sony TV Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Sony TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sony and then compared this to the other TV brands.
Sony has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its TVs than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 92% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Sony TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.
Purchasers of Sony TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, good at displaying high definition TV and had good technical features. Their TVs have also won 130+ awards.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Sony TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 138 industry awards for Sony TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by Sony to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 240,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony TVs. over 210 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sony TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
89% of reviewers think Sony TVs are reliable.
So, most people think that Sony TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sony TVs that mention reliability:
robust bodywork used to make the screens feel sturdy despite their slimness is created by externalising the bonding system that h
Sony proved that its HX850 series of HDTVs is able to deliver models that are very reliable
the build quality is impressive
thanks to some ingenious engineering
Good Build Quality
it has a built in DVD section
Poor Build Quality
My only criticism is the build quality although not terrible isn't great
This one was so remarkable that we purchased it even tough was more expensive
The package was great with no damage
The TV was broken during delivery
As with most of these skinny tvs the sound is not up to scratch
Features to Look Out For On Sony TVs
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Sony TVs that set them apart from the competition. These include OLED technology.
Sony OLED Technology
OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.
OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.