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Sony XBR65X850D

64.5" Active Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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Sony Bravia XBR65X850C Review, Demo, Settings, 3D
XBR65X850 Sony HDTV Review
Sony XBR65X850 REVIEW

9 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This television received a score of 92 out of 100 from TV expert review site lcdtvbuyingguide.com. The expert review sites think this TV is one of the very best televisions of this age and type.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 1,507 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

Nice Design

One Sony XBR-65X850 owner said that it was smooth. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Smooth upscaling with realistic color”.

3D Compatible

The Sony XBR-65X850 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the XBR-65X850 are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago, the Sony XBR-65X850 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony XBR-65X850 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 480i|480p|720p|1080i|1080p|2160p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The XBR-65X850 is a two composite video in port TV.

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3 MHL Version

The XBR-65X850 supports a newer MHL version than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it support a 1.3 MHL version.

This TV's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all TVs of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of TV the worst supported MHL version is 1.3.

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9 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 Sony XBR-65X850 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the XBR-65X850 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year, the Sony XBR-65X850 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 120 hertz, the XBR-65X850 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst similar spec TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of this age and type the motion interpolation frequencies range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz.

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Only One RF Port

The XBR-65X850 is a one RF port television. Most of the other TVs of this type and age have between one and three RF ports.

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Fairly Thick

With a thickness of 78 millimeters, the XBR-65X850 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the XBR-65X850. The average thickness of televisions of this spec and age is 62mm, and the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm.

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Heavy

With a weight of 24.1 kilograms, the Sony XBR-65X850 is one of the heavier televisions that are a similar age to the XBR-65X850 amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The weights of 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago range from 1.1kg to 98kg, and the average weight is 20kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony XBR-65X850

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that are a comparable age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the XBR-65X850.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Operating System Installed
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Sound Modes
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Performance
Parental Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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 Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide

Expert Reviews

(1)
20 September 2015

The difference between the X850C and the X830C is the lack of the Triluminous Display in the X830C. Compared to the X900C and 950C top of the line Sony, the notable picture quality attributes... Read more…

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
Menu Interface can be confusing at first
No included web browser
Some of the preset picture modes are no good

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 9 June 2015 by Amos43
Amos43 would recommend the Sony XBR-65X850C

I love the TV however when you purchase a 3D TV you would think Sony would include 3d glasses?

1080p Upscaling To 4k
Android OS
Little Motion Lag
Picture Quality

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $317.59
Electricity cost when on standby $2.31
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Total running cost over 5 years $319.90
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 54 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 120, sony 120h, sony x850, XBR65X850D, sony x850b, sony 120hz, XBR-65X850D, sony xbrx850, sony 10w10w10, sony xbrx850d, sony xbr65x850, sony 10w10w10w, sony xbr65x850a, sony xbr65x850b, sony xbr65x850d, sony xbr65x850c, sony snxbr65x850, sony snxbr65x850d
Barcodes 00027242871489, 00027242887794, 00027242896413, 00841434132857, 00841434141736

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