Sony KDL-55HX850 Review – 55-inch LED LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on March 8th, 2012
Sony KDL-55HX850 Review: 55” LED LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Sony KDL-55HX850 LED LCD HDTV. The 55-inch LED TV model is one of the most advanced and high-end models launched by the manufacturer. It sports an attractive flat screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass. Sony has also included a set of video related features complement the latest 3D content along with a wide variety of traditional and 2D content. Further, the input and smart internet connectivity options can be used by a user to access both online and offline digital content in addition to stay connected with his loved ones through online social networking websites and Skype video conferencing.
The model is also designed with the OptiContrast panel to enhance the quality of scenes with high contrast, saturated black levels and bright whiteness. Further, the 1080p resolution offered by the model will complement all types of traditional and 2D content. At the same time, the active 3D technology support extended by the TV set will make it popular among the youngsters and kids. They will love to watch their favorite 3D movies and video games on a screen offering much better video quality and resolution.
Sony has further included the X-Reality PRO Engine with dual chip processing capabilities to optimize and adjust the signal to suit the resolution supported by the native panel. Also, the model offers 960 Hz refresh rate that is the maximum as per the current digital technology standards. With the increased resolution the model allows users to watch the faster moving sports and action scenes without any motion blur. The feature will specifically suit the need of the younger members of your family to access the sports and action channels and video games. The overall video related features offered by the model will allow your family members to watch a wide range of digital content being aired across multiple TV channels.
Sony KDL-55HX850 Features and Specifications Review:
Active 3D compatible
960 Hz Refresh Rate
Built in Wi-Fi
OptiContrast Panel with Corning Gorilla Glass
Sony Entertainment Network and apps access
The model also comes with a set of smart networking and internet connectivity options that allow users to make the model usable just like a desktop computer. In addition to accessing the websites without using any network cables and wires, you can use the features to stay in touch with your loved ones through Skype video calls and popular social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. However, the model does not come with the built in Skype app. You have to buy microphone and video camera to use the TV set for making video calls to your friends. But the Sony Entertainment Network integrated with the model can be sued to stream online digital content and download apps from popular online networks like Netflix, VUDU, Hulu Plus, YouTube and Amazon Instant Video.
The internet connectivity feature is also complemented by the manufacturer by including a set of HDMI and USB ports. A user can use these options to access his collection of movies, music, videos and photos stored on various types of digital devices and discs. You can connect the TV set with a Blu-ray player and access the content stored on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Similarly, these input options can also be used to access the content stored on your camcorder, digital camera and gaming consoles directly on the 55-inch LED screen of the model.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony KDL-55HX850 4/5 stars!