Conclusion: The Sony Bravia KDL-W850B series of HDTVs are reasonably priced edge-lit LED screens that, despite some minor issues with peak brightness and off-angle viewing, deliver a sharp 1080p picture with inky blacks and a high contrast ratio.
Pros: Beautifully designed. Generous feature set. Dark blacks.
Cons: Middling peak brightness. Some backlight bleeding. Color shifting at wide angles.
Excerpt: The KDL-70W850B does impress with an excellent picture quality. However compared to the W950B series, it is a little low on color richness and contrast. This shouldn’t be a trouble with the X-tended Dynamic Range and Triluminous Display at your side. Both the KDL-70W850B and the one in the W950B series can be said to be the same except that the current product under review comes with a bigger screen space.