This is the TV to buy if you are after a 4K HDR TV with a 10bit panel and don't want to break the bank. A great TV for the soon to be released PS4 Pro, Xbox One S or even your PC as a big gaming monitor as the TV has a fast response time regarding motion blur.
A TV with a 10bit panel can display up to 1.07 billion colours compared to the standard TVs out there with a 8bit panel which can display up to 16.7 million colours.
The TV has a VA panel and is edge lit. VA panels have a narrower viewing angle compared to IPS panels but a higher contrast ratio so black levels are better and the image will look more vivid.
The 49" and above models of this TV have IPS panels so the image quality won't be as good as this 43" VA model. Below is a review of the US version of this TV:http://uk.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x800d
Remember, the differences between SDR and HDR can't be completely shown on your monitor or mobile, it has to be seen in person.
The Sony Bravia XD80 is a 4K TV packed with powerful technologies including the new Android TV platform. With the brilliance of 4K clarity and the brightness, colour and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR), the XD80 brings all your entertainment to life. Images are sharpened and refined using Sony’s 4K X-Reality PRO picture processing which upscales and enhances every pixel for remarkable clarity. Colours are also impressive, with the TRILUMINOS display expanding the range of colours you see on screen.
Opening a world of possibilities, Android TV on the Sony Bravia XD80 gives you all the personalization, intelligence and entertainment of your smartphone, on the big screen. From movies and TV shows to thousands of apps, Sony’s Android TV brings you everything in an instant. Entertainment options are further enhanced with the built-in Freeview HD tuner and a special 7-day scroll back TV guide which brings together catch up TV from across BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.
The Sony Bravia XD80 is compatible with PlayStation Now, a cloud gaming service that lets you stream a selection of the biggest and best PS3 games to your TV without the need to own a disc or buy a download.