The Sony X80J is a small budget Bravia TV. A comparison with last year’s model shows that the TV is indeed an improvement, but not in all ways. The build quality is similar to last year’s and not much has changed in terms of design. The viewing angle remains good, due to the ADS panels. So you can watch sports with your friends, without any real loss in picture quality. In addition to the typical Bravia technologies, the affordable Bravia entry-level uses the Dolby Vision feature. In line with the eARC connection, Dolby Digital can be used to its full potential.
However, the TV has to put up with some problems in the gaming sector. Due to the lack of features for next-gen consoles, you unfortunately can’t get the maximum out of them, but you can have a lot of fun with the old gaming consoles due to the analog connection. The Smart TV features are good and it is easy to find your way around Google TV. The large selection of apps and the compatibility with external media like Alexa or Apple AirPlay 2 are particularly notable here.