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76

Overall Score

Sony KDL-55HX850

Sony KDL-55HX850
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A multi award winning and good spec 55" Full HD TV, with low running costs and a thin 35mm thickness
55" Full HD No 35mm Mar 2012 A
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Sony KDL-55HX850 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Sony KDL-55HX850 as follows:
93
Reviews
23 Reviews + 7 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
74
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 23 reviews.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
This Sony TV has running costs of $100 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,333 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The KDL-55HX850 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Natural 3d effects
Wi-Fi without A router
All devices, together as one
The difference is dynamic
Tough, yet beautiful
Find it fast
Save power, save money
Control your TV with your phone
Goodbye wires, hello built-in wi-fi
Our clearest picture ever
Thinner than average
Onboard manual
A sense for songs
Life-sized video calls
In-your-face action
Go way beyond cable
Everything looks better
Handheld gaming goes big
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology
Only Full HD

What is This TV Best Used For?

53
Watching Films
Average
80
Playing Games
Excellent

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How Big is the Sony KDL-55HX850?

The Sony KDL-55HX850 is 1,274mm wide and 857mm tall. It is 35mm thick and weighs 21.7kg.

Sony KDL-55HX850 front dimensions
Sony KDL-55HX850 size in context

Sony KDL-55HX850 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The KDL-55HX850 has an average running cost of $100 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,333 televisions.

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Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-55HX850 of 55" is larger than 75% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Sony KDL-55HX850 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Thinner Than Average

The KDL-55HX850's thickness of only 35mm is thinner than 90% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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3D

The Sony KDL-55HX850 is 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-55HX850 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Sony KDL-55HX850 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The KDL-55HX850 has a wireless connection. 99% of TVs do not have a wireless connection.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-55HX850 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Skype

Skype

The KDL-55HX850 supports Skype. 97% of TVs do not support Skype.

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Energy Star Certified

The KDL-55HX850 is Energy Star certified. 83% of TVs are not Energy Star certified.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The KDL-55HX850 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. 70% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Three Loudspeakers

The Sony KDL-55HX850 is a three loudspeaker television.

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Has a Full HD Display

The KDL-55HX850 has a Full HD display, unlike 94% of TVs which do not have a Full HD display.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The average high frequency rate of all TVs is 260Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The high frequency rate of the KDL-55HX850 of 800Hz is in the fastest 8% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Features Extended PVR

The KDL-55HX850 features extended PVR. 87% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all televisions is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W. The Sony KDL-55HX850's RMS rated power of 30W is higher than 87% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Sony KDL-55HX850 supports smartphones being used as a remote, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Features Local Dimming

The KDL-55HX850 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Timeshift

The KDL-55HX850 supports timeshift, unlike 82% of TVs which do not support timeshift.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl55hx850, kdl55hx850bae2, 55hx850bpt1ti

Barcodes:

00027242838505, 04905524829754, 04905524853308

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