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Sony XBR-85X950B Review – 85-inch 4K Ultra LED HDTV

Originally Reviewed on May 31st, 2014





Up for Review: Sony XBR-85X950B 4K Ultra LED HDTV.

The Sony XBR-85X950B is the step-up model of the XBR-900B series and the latest from the brand in the 4K Ultra HD TV category. It offers you the highest ever entertainment. Watching this enormous cutting-edge television set in person is a real treat. It’s an amazing experience to behold this 85-inch huge screen displaying incredibly high-quality images and motion pictures with highest clarity, colors, contrast and brightness. The output sound is top-notch too. Let’s take a cursory look at its important features and specifications before we delve deeper into the review.

Sony XBR-85X950B Features and Specifications:

  • TV Type: 4K Ultra HDTV
  • Screen Size: 85 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160)
  • Wedge Design
  • X-tended Dynamic Range LED Backlighting with Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • 4K X-Reality Picture Pro Engine
  • Motionflow XR 960
  • Active 3D Playback
  • Sony Entertainment Network with Seamless Streaming
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Screen Mirroring
  • One-Flick Entertainment
  • 3 USB and 4 HDMI Input Ports
  • Dolby-enabled 40-watt Audio System

The Sony XBR-85X950B, with its massive display screen and a few amazing picture quality features, offers you more than what you expect from an HD TV. First, it is programmed with the highest ever screen resolution, i.e. 4K, which is 2160p. This means, all incoming signals consist of over 8 million on-screen pixels to display full details and depth of the content on the display screen. Thankfully, the TV is programmed in a way such that all HD signals are upscaled to 4K Ultra HD quality, so your TV goes with all future upgrades and codecs introduced by the brand. Sony has implemented the innovative Wedge Design once again on this plush model, which helps save space and creates depth towards the base to house the side mounted speakers. Installing the speakers on both sides of the panel helps eliminate the requirement for an extra Surround Sound system and makes the entire environment plenty loud. The X-tended Dynamic Range LED backlighting together with Local Dimming produces much richer black saturation for the 4K LED. It’s built specifically to build up the brightness to an exceptionally higher level keeping the black levels equally strong. As a result, you get more natural and breathtaking pictures. The 4K X-Reality PRO Engine is one of Sony’s proprietary features that’s designed to analyze and correct every single on-screen image to attain its peak clarity. The TRILUMINOS Display adds the widest spectrum of colors including hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens to the existing colors of the content. The color enhancing technology also adds significant skin tones to make faces look better than ever. The incredible Motionflow XR 960 optimizes the motion performance of the TV by eliminating the possible judder, blur and flicker effects from the on-screen motion pictures.

Other than the top-notch 4K picture display, the TV is known for its active 3D playback and highly entertaining Sony Entertainment Network (SEN). Watching 3D content on this gigantic 85-inch LED screen with 4K Ultra high-def clarity and brilliant colors is just amazing. The SEN provides a highly entertaining platform that offers myriads of online content including your favorite movies, music, games, sports and social media apps. You get a beautifully designed touchpad remote, which is an excellent performer. Its ‘One-flick’ option allows you to get an instant shortcut menu offering an easy and quick access to navigate to your favorite programs. The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity ensures fast, direct and seamless streaming of online content. Thanks to the Screen Mirroring that helps you mirror the display screen of your Android phone or Smartphone onto the TV screen and view the content on the TV directly.

The audio is truly immersive with strong speakers, woofers, sound booster and Dolby technology. You also get full digital connectivity access in the form of 3 USB and 4 HDMI ports on the cabinet. Just connect your compatible USB and HDMI devices and enjoy your favorite content on the huge screen seamlessly. It’s easy and quick. Energy efficiency of this 4K UHD TV is also top-notch. You will get full value for your bucks.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony XBR-85X950B 4/5 stars.




4 / 5 stars     

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