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Sony XBR-55X850
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Sony XBR55X850D

55" Active Edge-LED Apr 2015
Display Diagonal 3D 3D Type LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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Unboxing: Sony 55 Black Ultra HD 4K LED HDR Smart HDTV - XBR55X850D
TV Comparison: Sony XBR55X850D, Samsung UN55KS8000, LG 55UH8500

16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Sony TV received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review site pcworld.com_techhive.com.

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 Televisions

Based on 1,507 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings 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

Unlike most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the XBR-55X850 which are not 3D compatible, the Sony XBR-55X850 is 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 TVs of a comparable spec and age to the XBR-55X850 also have a WiFi connection.

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Three RF Ports

Most of the other large TVs that were launched more than a year ago only have between one and two RF ports, however the XBR-55X850 has three RF ports.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Sony XBR-55X850 is a two composite video in port TV. Most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the XBR-55X850 only have one composite video in port.

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2 HDMI Version

The XBR-55X850 has a 2 HDMI version which is newer than the 1.3 HDMI version found on most televisions of a similar type and age to it.

This TV's HDMI version (2) is in fact the best HDMI version across all TVs that came out around the same time as the XBR-55X850.

A 1.2 HDMI version is the worst HDMI version amongst comparable types of TV.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Large TVs that have been on the market for more than a year have motion interpolation frequencies of between 100Hz and 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. At 960 hertz, the Sony XBR-55X850 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the XBR-55X850.

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Has Four Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the Sony XBR-55X850 is more than most large TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs of this type and age. The sound modes "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Analog Tuner

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

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The XBR-55X850 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the XBR-55X850.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XBR-55X850 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the XBR-55X850 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The Sony XBR-55X850 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

Similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year have weights of between 5.2kg and 36kg, and the average weight is 17kg. The XBR-55X850 is one of the heavier comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the XBR-55X850 (19.9 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony XBR-55X850

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market for over a year.

Average Thickness

At 59.94 millimeters, the Sony XBR-55X850 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Operating System Installed
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDCP
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Parental Control
24p Support
Design
Colour of Product
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Expert Reviews

(1)

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

(2)
Reviewed 12 October 2016 by Steve
(Verified Purchase)

Just installed this projector, replacing a Sanyo PLV-70. I have a dedicated home theater and ceiling mounted the projector 17' away from a 136" screen. The setup is super easy, the out-of-the-box... Read more…

Looks good
Value for money
Ease to use
Good build quality
Quiet
Poor quality
Glasses expensive
Split screen feature does NOT work with two HDMI sources (how stupid is that
Latency is slow even when all features are turned off. Still good for anything other than FPS games or where you have to be very precise with mouse movements
When projecting in 3D it interferes with my DirectTV remote's operation
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 $239.12
Electricity cost when on standby $2.25
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Total running cost over 5 years $241.37
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 xbr55x850a, sony xbr55x850c, sony xbr55x850b, sony xbr55x850dhtct790
Barcodes 00027242871472, 00027242887770, 00027242896420, 00636156049640

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