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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.
One Sony XBR-65X850 owner said that it was smooth. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Smooth upscaling with realistic color”.
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.
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.
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.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The XBR-65X850 is a two composite video in port TV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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