- Steve Kindig, 2017-02-27
Sony's first-generation 4K TVs wowed skeptics and demonstrated how riveting this hyper-detailed viewing experience could be. The 55" XBR-55X850B is part of their latest generation of 4K sets.Read more
- Jack Burden, 2017-02-27
We were fortunate enough to be able to review this model along with the X950B and compare the quality of both. Well, that's good in general for Sony but maybe bad for the X850B as it is not a small step down in quality as the model number might suggest. The notable picture quality attributes missing in the X850B are the Extended Dynamic Range which give the X950B such extremely accurate and bright colors. While the X850B is certainly still very detailed with a 4K signal pumped into it, it cant compete on pure picture quality with the X950B. The screen itself is not as fine and detail can be lost in dark areas of scenes. There is a haziness and bluish hue to the blacks when a bit off center as well.Read more
- Stephen, 2017-02-27
When it comes to Sony’s 4K TVs, the prices are sometimes an obstacle to buying what are in all other respects absolutely top of the line pieces of ultra HD home entertainment technology. However, as far as the Sony XBR55X850B goes, this isn’t any longer the case.
Sony’s delightfully slim 55 inch new 4K UHD Bravia line TV is not only loaded with some of the best features and connectivity options found in a 4K TV, it’s also priced much more competitively than many previous UHD Bravia models.
And for this fairly low price, you do definitely get your hands on a fine piece of technology. The XBR55X850B, comes with full HEVC support, Triluminous Display technology, full Smart TV functionality, HDMI 2.0 and of course also gives you guaranteed compatibility with Sony’s 4K content service and media player, which offer the single largest library of ultra HD shows and movies available to date.Read more