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Sony-xbr55x850b.34242065
8.5 out of 10

Sony XBR55X850B

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Overall 10
10

THIS TV HAS THE BEST AND CLEAREST PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN

santiago burgos, Amazon
21 August 2014
  • Summary: THIS TV HAS THE BEST AND CLEAREST PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANY OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE 4K TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN USED IN MOVIE THEATERS FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS, I AM VERY HAPPY THAT THE PRICE FINNALY DROPED TO A POINT WHERE IT BECAME AFFORDABLE. CHECK IT OUT, YOU CAN'T GO WRONG.
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Overall 6
6.0

A Snake In The Grass!

Gary Q. Phillips "GQP", Amazon
7 August 2014
  • Summary: Let me state,first,I Purchased this TV from Sony online. The picture is very good,has a softness with detail. But the snake in the grass with 4K is called HDCP 2.2 !! For the uninitiated this stands for High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection!! This system is brand new with 4K and will require new A/V equipment and new blu ray players!! It is hardware based so it cannot be updated via software!! I pass this on so you will be informed ,as I was not before the plunge!!
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Overall 6
6.0

So far it appears to be a great picture for the price and features

Nilson, Amazon
29 July 2014
  • Summary: So far it appears to be a great picture for the price and features. I have to spend more time with the TV. What I don't like is the sound difference. On our old (2012) Sony TV the volume was set at 18 or 20, but on this one it has to be over 50. Don't know why Sony would lower the watts (still have to compare). Any one else with the same opinion about the sound?
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent picture.

Vo, Amazon
20 July 2014
  • Summary: Native 4K Pictures and Blue ray DVD are awesome and there is a definitive noticeable improvement from the HD LED TV pictures. I got the 4K movies from Netflix with the regular streaming subscription. The 4K movies are available when a 4K TV is on. Presently we have dozen movies. Hopefully the list will be extended in the future. The TV automatically recognizes my Ipad playing Utube but does not wirelessly mirror Ipad photos, Ipad and Iphone.
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Overall 10
10

Incredible Picture!

Norm, Crutchfield
15 July 2014
  • Summary: I was on the market for an upgrade from HD to 4K after I saw a 4K tv in a local store. I actually stopped in my tracks when I saw a cool New York city night scene in 4 K. When I was ready to buy,there was no question that I would buy a Sony. I already have three other Sony HD televisions. I'm a fan. There was also no question that Crutchfield would be where I bought it.
  • Pros: Reasonable price,incredible clear picture, lightening fast delivery and great support from Crutchfield.Its a win win decision.
  • Cons: I haven't got one complaint about the purchase.
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Overall 10
10

Great picture!!

BDaddy1969, Crutchfield
15 July 2014
  • Summary: My 12+ year old rear projection TV was finally on it's last leg, so I started looking at reviews for 4K TVs. I had owned Sony TVs before and had been happy, but in recent years the reviews weren't all that glowing. But as I did my research, most reviews for the Sony 4K TVs were very positive. When I looked at the specs of the Sony XBR-55X850B, it was such a step up from my rear-projection that I decided to go ahead and take the plunge.
  • Pros: Picture quality, Smart TV functions, 3D capability, 4K, easy set-up
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 8
8.0

Nothing beats Sony quality.

1algie, Ebay
9 July 2014
  • Summary: Once my purchase was approved, everything went smoothly. The features of the XBR-55X850B are the best on the market. The price is on the high end, but you get what you pay for.
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Overall 10
10

Great for WC Soccer can't wait for NFL

Chad, B&H Photo
7 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Great picture. Can see the nose hairs on the referee. Replaced a CRT Sony which until recently had a better picture than most LEDs. I've watched World Cup, Streamed a movie from Netflix and watched a Blu Ray disc. There is a lot of other stuff I may not get to. The install instructions are very poor. It was not at all obvious that 4 pins had to be removed to install the legs in the middle position. I'm loving it.
  • Pros: Great picture
  • Cons: Very poor instructions, Very Very Poor Instructio
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful picture.

JacksonBravada, Amazon
5 July 2014
  • Summary: Beautiful picture... NEVER NEVER VERY NEVER NVER lift alone. I dropped it broken, I have been living one the couch every since :)
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Overall 10
10

Picture, Picture, Picture!!!

David, Crutchfield
17 June 2014
  • Summary: I have to start out by saying that I spent $130 to return the Samsung 55U9000 55" Curved 4K Smart LED TV. After trying for almost 60 days to get the picture right on this TV I was never successful. After spending over $3000 on a TV I was happy to send it back. The Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K Smart LED TV right out of the box had amazing color and picture quality!!! I can't tell you how glad I am to have made the exchange.
  • Pros: Picture, picture, picture!!!! I have Time Warner cable (until the day Google Fiber comes to Austin) which is super compressed and poor quality. The Samsung made cable look even worse but this Sony has amazing color and upscaling. The Samsung was almost unwatchable out of the box. Netflix documentaries in 4K are stunning!! It is easy to get to Netflix with one button on the remote. I originally wanted the curved TV because of ambient light but this TV is better with gl...
  • Cons: The smart TV functions and remote are not as good as the Samsung but this is more than outweighed by the picture quality. The 3D was better on the Samsung but with poor color. I don't use the sound on the TV because I use a home theater system but it is not very powerful.
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