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Sony XBR-55X850B Review – 55-inch 4K Ultra LED HDTV

Originally Reviewed on May 30th, 2014





Up for Review: Sony XBR-55X850B 4K Ultra LED HDTV.

With your Sony XBR-55X850B 4K Ultra HD TV, you get connected to more interactive games, streaming services and TV shows along with watching pictures of exceptional quality. This is a 4K Ultra High-def TV that produces more than 8 million pixels on the 55-inch LED screen, and offers you a total immersive TV viewing experience. Pictures displayed on the screen are optimally crisp, sharp and clear with highest contrast, brightness and colors. Audio quality is great too.


Let’s take a quick look at the list of all its important features and specifications before we get into the details of the review.

Sony XBR-55X850B Features and Specifications:

  • TV Type: 4K Ultra HDTV
  • Screen Size: 55 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160)
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • 4K X-Reality Picture Pro Processing
  • LED Backlighting with Frame Dimming
  • Motionflow XR 240
  • 3D Playback
  • Sony Entertainment Network with Seamless Streaming
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Touchpad Remote Control
  • Screen Mirroring
  • One-Flick Entertainment
  • 2 USB and 4 HDMI Input Ports
  • 20-watt Audio with Dolby Digital Plus and Sound Booster

4K is the future of HD TV. The Sony XBR-55X850B 4K Ultra HDTV generates over 8 million pixels on the display screen, which is the highest number of on-screen pixels generated by any TV so far for any incoming high-def signal. Compared to an HDTV that produces only 2 million pixels, the 4K UHD TV produces 4 times the clarity, brightness, sharpness and contrast produced by an HDTV. The UHD (2160p) screen resolution is combined with a couple of other display enhancing features like 4K X-Reality Picture PRO Processing, LED backlighting with Frame Dimming and TRILUMINOS Display to produce maximum shadow details and incredible pictures all the time. This model is even programmed with nice upscaling property to support all future upgrades in the standards of 4K. The 4K X-Reality Picture PRO Engine improves each individual frame of everything you watch on the screen, which results in dramatically reduced picture noise and an unbelievably clear and accurate image. The TRILUMINOS Display adds the widest spectrum of colors to the TV’s original colors that consists of hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens. In turn, all on-screen pictures look vividly colorful and vibrant. With natural skin tones, all faces look astoundingly beautiful. The Motionflow XR 240 helps eliminate all possible blur, flicker and judder effects from the fast motion pictures like Hollywood movies, action-packed sequences and HD games and sports, which results in a smooth and fantastic fast motion picture viewing.

3D streaming is another state-of-the-art feature that surely deserves a lot of praises. Watching 3D content on this 55-inch Sony XBR-55X850B Ultra HD TV is just an amazing experience you should never miss. It’s like viewing lifelike scenes with improved clarity, colors and brightness. Sony provides you with 2 pairs of stylish 3D glasses in the box. Now, let’s talk about the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), which offers myriads of additional services on the UHD TV. It includes online Movies, Music, Games, Albums and lots of popular Apps. Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi, you get connected to the internet automatically. The Touchpad Remote is designed for smooth and seamless multi-tasking. Sony features Screen Mirroring technology that allows you to mirror the screen of your Android phone or Smartphone onto the TV screen wirelessly and use the TV screen to view your mobile phone content seamlessly. You can add the 4K Ultra HD Media Player for access to unlimited 4K video services. The touchpad remote provides you with one-flick control over streaming services. With just a flick, you get a short cut menu on the screen that helps navigate you to your favorite programs.

There are 2 USB ports and 4 HDMI inputs allowing you to connect multiple compatible USB and multimedia devices and view your favorite external content on the TV directly. The 20-watt audio system is boosted with Dolby Digital Plus and Sound Booster to deliver a good amount of sound that makes your entire room loud.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony XBR-55X850B 4/5 stars.




4 / 5 stars     

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