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Expert Reviews Are Excellent
TV expert review website lcdtvbuyingguide.com scored this Sony TV 92%. This means that experts think this television is one of the very best TVs of a similar type and age.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
On average Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by Sony.
One Sony XBR-65X850 owner said that it was smooth. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Smooth upscaling with realistic color”.
The XBR-65X850 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which are not 3D compatible.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Sony XBR-65X850 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the XBR-65X850, the XBR-65X850 has a WiFi connection.
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2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 480i|480p|720p|1080i|1080p|2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The Sony XBR-65X850 is a two composite video in port TV.
3 MHL Version
The XBR-65X850 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
This television's MHL version (3) is in fact the best supported MHL version amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago.
The worst supported MHL version across similar types of television is 1.3.
8 Reasons Against
Inferior Picture Quality
Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it did not have good picture quality. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote in October last year “Awesome dark shadow detail and black levels” but despite that they scored it 5 stars.
Difficult to Use
One customer concluded that the product did not have a good interface. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Menu Interface can be confusing at first” in their review of this TV however they gave the Sony XBR-65X850 a rating of 5 stars.
Poor Product Quality
One Sony XBR-65X850 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was not good quality. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their review of this TV “Excellent night time (dark room) picture quality” .
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The XBR-65X850 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the XBR-65X850 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the XBR-65X850 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony XBR-65X850 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony XBR-65X850 of only 120 hertz is one of the slowest amongst TVs of this type and age. The motion interpolation frequencies of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the XBR-65X850 range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 810Hz.
TVs of this spec and age have thicknesses of between 11mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 61mm. The Sony XBR-65X850 has one of the thicker thicknesses (78 millimeters) amongst similar spec televisions of this age.
The Sony XBR-65X850 is one of the heavier 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the XBR-65X850 (24.1 kilograms) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The weights of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the XBR-65X850 range from 1.1kg to 82kg, and the average weight is 20kg.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Sony released the XBR-65X850.
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Awesome dark shadow detail and black levels
Excellent night time (dark room) picture quality
Smooth upscaling with realistic color
Sound especially voice quality (after adjustments), Android Smart TV operation is fast, quality, and voice search works
Glitchy processor when operating many functions quickly
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