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Sony XBR-55X850
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Sony XBR55X850D

$1,198.00
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55" Active Edge-LED Apr 2015
Screen Size 3D Compatible 3D Type LED Backlighting Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

TV expert review site pcworld.com_techhive.com scored this TV 70%.

Easy to Use

Some customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of this TV “A great picture, ease of use” and scored the product 70 out of 100. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also mentioned “Motion compensation, Android TV is easy to use and full of options”.

One Sony XBR-55X850 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good interface. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Easy interface with touchpad remote” and gave this TV a score of 70 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

A few customers thought this TV had good sound quality. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Good sound are all positives that the 55X85C brings to the table.” in their Sony XBR-55X850 review.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 1,555 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its large TVs compared to other manufacturers.

Good Remote Control

Two people considered that this TV had a good remote control.

Good Technical Features

One Sony XBR-55X850 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV had good features. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “It also has a good feature set and a nice touchpad remote for browsing its A” in their Sony XBR-55X850 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Nice Design

One Sony XBR-55X850 owner who reviewed the Sony XBR-55X850 thought it was good looking.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony XBR-55X850 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had good colour saturation. Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and said in their review of the Sony XBR-55X850 “Natural colors”.

3D Compatible

The XBR-55X850 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the XBR-55X850 which are not 3D compatible.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The XBR-55X850 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the XBR-55X850 also have a WiFi connection.

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Three RF Ports

The Sony XBR-55X850 is a three RF port TV.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The XBR-55X850 is a two composite video in port television. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec only have one composite video in port.

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2 HDMI Version

The XBR-55X850 has a newer HDMI version than most televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it. This television has a 2 HDMI version, whereas most TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 1.3 HDMI version.

This TV's HDMI version (2) is in fact the best HDMI version across all TVs of a similar spec and age to the XBR-55X850.

Across comparable types of TV the worst HDMI version is 1.2.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the XBR-55X850 is 100Hz and the fastest is 1,000Hz. The XBR-55X850 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (960 hertz) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of this type and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The XBR-55X850 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XBR-55X850 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the XBR-55X850 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other large TVs that were released more than a year ago, the Sony XBR-55X850 does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

TVs that were launched more than a year ago have weights of between 5.2kg and 36kg. At 19.9 kilograms, the XBR-55X850 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony XBR-55X850

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony TV was released over a year ago.

Average Thickness

At 59.94 millimeters, the XBR-55X850 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the XBR-55X850.

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Specification

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3D Type
LED Backlighting
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Motion Interpolation Technology
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TV Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Networking
Internet Browser
Management Features
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Design
Colour
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
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Expert Reviews

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A great picture, ease of use, and good sound are all positives that the 55X85C brings to the table. But we ran into several bugs with the local media playback apps that tempered our enthusiasm....

Great picture with generally accurate color
Good sound
Easy interface with touchpad remote and voice navigation
Integrated channel guide
Highcontrast VA panel
Relatively lowquality playback of content from USB drives
Buggy playback and media apps
Input lag a bit higher than usual for a Sony TV
Narrow viewing angles

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Anonymous

Great picture if you are looking head on the TV. If you go off at an angle greater than 15-20 degrees, the picture (color) gets cloudy and not bright and clear. When more than one person is... Read more…

All the connections options I could ever need
LED-backlit
Reduced Glare

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $249.60
Electricity cost when on standby $2.35
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Total running cost over 5 years $251.95
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1.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
42
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 42 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony x850, sony x850b, sony x850c, XBR-55X850D, sony xbrx850, sony xbrx850d, sony xbr55x850, sony xbr55x850d, sony xbr55x850c, sony xbr55x850a, sony xbr55x850b, sony snxbr55x850, sony snxbr55x850d, sony xbr55x850dhtct790
Barcodes 00027242871472, 00027242879133, 00027242887770, 00027242896420, 00636156049640, 00841434132840, 00841434141705

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