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Take a Closer Look at Sony's KD-X80K TV

Featuring Google TV and a simpler remote, Sony's least expensive TV keeps it simple.

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The Sony X80K is the well-known brand's least expensive model for 2022. In our review of the Sony X80K TV we appreciated its Google TV-based smart TV system and connectivity, but its image quality didn't stand out.

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Seen from the side the X80K is a bit thicker than some competing TVs like Samsung's QLED, but still slim enough.

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Seen here in more detail are the thin stand leg and simpler remote.

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Those thin legs supported the 55-inch TV well on our stand.

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Sony's remote is thankfully smaller and simpler than in previous years, with shortcut keys for streaming services and built-in voice support for Google Assistant.

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The X80K runs Google TV, which is our second favorite smart TV system after Roku.

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Google TV integrates the grid guides from some live TV services, including YouTube TV.

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The frame around the TV is pleasingly slim and the Sony logo is subtle.

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The top corners are angled slightly and plenty slim as well.

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In case you care about what a TV looks like from behind, Sony has some interesting textures.

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One highlight is very good connectivity, featuring four HDMI and two USB ports.

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The X80K has relatively a relatively basic game mode compared with the involved status displays of Samsung and LG TVs.

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Keep scrolling for more images, and check out our full review of the Sony X80K TV for side-by-side comparisons and more.

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