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53

Overall Score

Sony KDL-65W850

reviewed.com Editor's Choice
An Award Winning 65 Inch Full HD TV
65" Full HD Yes No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-65W850 Review

74
3 Reviews + 1 Award
1
Not Currently for Sale
72
26 Great Features
65
2 Years Old
38
£146 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
53
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has good expert reviews but below average user reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this television to others. This TV has received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this Sony TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The KDL-65W850 has running costs of £146 over 5 years, which are typical compared to the other 575 latest large display diagonal TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an ethernet port
Features local dimming
Does not feature OLED technology
Quite low RMS rated power

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Sony KDL-65W850 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Reviewed.com who concluded that this television was superb.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this TV is 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including reviewed.com and parentesis.com.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 3,175 expert and owner reviews (including 43 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its large display diagonal TVs. 71% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many recently released large display diagonal TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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65 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 65 inch television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other recently released large display diagonal TVs, the Sony KDL-65W850 does not feature OLED technology.

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Features Local Dimming

The KDL-65W850 features local dimming. Most of the other latest televisions also feature local dimming.

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Average Thickness

With a thickness of 64.2 millimeters, the KDL-65W850 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other new large display diagonal TVs.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-65W850 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television also have an ethernet port.

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Supports Internet TV

The KDL-65W850 supports internet TV, as do most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many latest TVs.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-65W850 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-65W850 has a game mode, as do most of the other new large display diagonal TVs.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-65W850 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other recently released TVs also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Supports Bluetooth

The KDL-65W850 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other new large display diagonal TVs also support Bluetooth.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KDL-65W850 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other new comparable spec TVs also are Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-65W850 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other new similar spec TVs also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KDL-65W850 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV is 4W and the highest is 120W. With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the KDL-65W850 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst large display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-65W850 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Quite Low Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS powers of large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV range from 2W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 19W. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television that we have assessed, the subwoofer RMS power of the KDL-65W850 of only 10 Watts is one of the lowest.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KDL-65W850 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Features Motion Control

The KDL-65W850 features motion control, as do most of the other new televisions.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-65W850 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-65W850 supports parental controls, as do most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-65W850 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KDL-65W850 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Energy Star Certified

The KDL-65W850 is Energy Star certified, as are most of the other new large display diagonal TVs.

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Supports Miracast

The KDL-65W850 supports Miracast, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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3D

The Sony KDL-65W850 is 3D. Most of the other recently released similar spec televisions also are 3D.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-65W850 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of latest large display diagonal TVs range from 160° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Sony KDL-65W850 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst TVs of this age.

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Supports Face Detection

The KDL-65W850 supports face detection, as do most of the other latest similar spec televisions.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-65W850 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other new TVs.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-65W850 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as this television also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when Sony released the KDL-65W850.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The KDL-65W850 is typical compared to the other 575 latest large display diagonal TVs that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-65W850 is £146.

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Sony KDL-65W850 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-65W850 review we compared this TV to 100 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,089,740 product attributes, 109,388 TV reviews and 3,231,100 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl65w850a, kdl65w850c
Barcodes 00027242887848

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