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Sony KDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1080p in 2D and 3D
  • X-Reality PRO Engine
  • Motionflow XR 960
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Dynamic Edge LED Backlighting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • Skype Ready
  • Audio Power Output: 10W+10W+10W
  • 24p True Cinema Technology
  • HDMI x 4

Energy Guide The KDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV from Sony is an ideal choice. Enjoy incredible depth and a sharp, full HD 1080p picture. Ultra-realistic effects are achieved by X-Reality PRO 3D super resolution, optimizing each area of the 3D scene by drawing on its database of patterns, shapes and textures.

This slim, stylish screen has an integrated NTSC / ATSC / QAM tuner, which receives digital terrestrial, analog cable, and unencrypted digital cable signals alike. With integrated BRAVIA Internet video, there's always something on. Using your home broadband Internet connection, you can access and instantly stream premium entertainment including movies, TV shows, videos and music. Plus take advantage of free high definition Skype-to-Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room.

Regardless of what you're watching or playing, Motionflow XR 960 technology enhances sharpness and delivers smooth motion for fast-action pictures. Sony's Motionflow XR 960 technology reduces blur caused by quick camera movements, enhances image sharpness, and overall creates a clearer picture. It sharpens image contrast giving an amazingly crisp picture you can see. The backlight system allows for a more environmentally friendly television than traditional CCFL-tube TVs.

The Sony KDL55HX850 is a great choice when you want big entertainment.

Everything Looks Better
This is picture quality so lifelike it's like looking through a window. Each scene in everything you watch-HD movies, sports, even YouTube clips and home movies-is presented with unprecedented detail, and astonishing color as Sony's exclusive X-Reality PRO picture engine draws on its database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display our most lifelike picture ever
Clearest Picture Ever
When you watch a kickoff at the stadium, the ball doesn't blur from left to right. Recreating natural motion with reduced judder and less blur, Motionflow XR 960 technology helps you see each end-over-end rotation by taking motion clarity beyond refresh rates, which are only measured in Hz, to quadruple the motion effect so you see everything as if you were there
Tough, Yet Beautiful
Corning's exclusive Gorilla Glass lets you enjoy an incredibly durable, remarkably lightweight, frameless design with a seamless, sophisticated look. Paired with the OptiContrast panel, Gorilla Glass helps boost contrast and brightness while minimizing unwanted light reflections
Go Way Beyond Cable
Welcome to the endless entertainment of the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. By connecting to the Internet you can access full HD 1080p entertainment, 3D content and made-for-TV apps like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and more
Natural 3D Effects
Feel like you're standing alongside your favorite actor as the environment envelops you with lush 3D detail. Ultra-realistic effects are achieved by X-Reality PRO 3D super resolution, optimizing each area of the 3D scene by drawing on its database of patterns, shapes and textures
The Difference is Dynamic
It's all about perfecting a natural look. Dynamic edge LED backlighting with local dimming delivers pitch-black night scenes and illuminates bright scenes that pop with vibrant color. Rather than illuminating the entire screen, contrast is boosted in just the right areas for a more realistic picture
In-Your-Face Action
Brace yourself for pure 3D excitement that feels like you're standing on the 50-yard line. Through advanced active 3D technology, immerse yourself in full HD 1080p clarity and phenomenal 3D picture quality. Just slide on the comfortable 3D active glasses and enter a whole new dimension
Goodbye Wires, Hello Built-In Wi-Fi
Maximize your entertainment while reducing cable clutter. Wirelessly stream beautiful, HD entertainment straight from the internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
All Devices, Together as One
Don't all of your personal photos and videos deserve the big screen? Experience your content on a grand scale simply by connecting your compatible smartphone, computer or Sony Tablet S via your existing Wi-Fi network. Then you can easily throw your videos, photos and music files to your HDTV
Control Your TV with Your Phone
Now there's one less remote control on the coffee table. Just download the free Media Remote app and turn your iPhone, Android phone or Sony Tablet S into a versatile remote control with a full QWERTY keyboard. It makes changing channels and typing searches ultra fast and convenient
Life-Sized Video Calls
It's like they're in the room with you. Skype video calls bring your family and friends closer than ever as they appear as large as life on your big screen-for free. Just connect the easy-to-use Skype camera (sold separately) for a face-to-face look at the caller on the beauty of your Sony HDTV
Wi-Fi without a Router
Sometimes your friends want to share their personal photos and videos on your beautiful HDTV. With Sony's Wi-Fi direct mode, your friends can throw personal content to your TV without connecting to your home network. Wi-Fi direct completely bypasses the Wi-Fi access point / router, so it's easy to set up
Save Power, Save Money
Enjoy lower energy bills with reduced power consumption of up to 30% while maintaining beautiful image quality with eco drive technology. It automatically reduces power consumption while boosting color and detail on the screen and conserving energy used by the backlight
Handheld Gaming Goes Big
Play your PSP system or other handheld gaming consoles (with SD output) on your HDTV with no irritating black borders surrounding the picture. Just select game mode for an ideal fit to your TV screen according to the input. Better yet, super resolution processing delivers a clear, crisp view in HD size
A Sense for Songs
What's that song in the TV show, movie or commercial you're watching? Press TrackID on your remote and get the song name and artist instantly. You can also start the TrackID service by shaking a smartphone that's running the Media Remote app
Find it Fast
Searching for shows and music on your TV is so simple. Just press guide on your remote and see what's on and what's coming up with a handy image to go with it. You also get an episode synopsis, cast and crew details and suggestions to related shows, on-demand movies and Blu-ray disc titles
Finding music is also a cinch. Music search with the TrackID button cleverly recognizes the melody of the music playing on your TV. Want to go further? Search to find more songs by the same artist and other related Web content. Share your discovery with the world via Twitter
Onboard Manual
You will never lose your TV manual again. The iManual is available through the menu system on the TV - always there if you need it
3D Features
3D: Active
3D Super-resolution: Yes
3D sync transmitter integrated: Yes
4x high speed 3D panel: Yes
Full HD 3D: Yes
Simulated 3D: Yes
Broadcast Features
TV guide on-screen: Yes (Rovi)
General Features
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Closed Captions (CC): Yes
Finish (Surface color): Black
HDMI InstaPort: Yes
Hotel mode menu: Yes
Start up Sony logo display: Yes
Network Features
BIVL (System): Yes
DLNA content: MPEG1, MPEG2PS, MPEG2TS, AVCHD, MP4Part10, MP4Part2, WMV, MP3, WMA, LPCM, JPEG
Internet browser: Yes (Opera)
Media remote: Yes
Photo MAP: Yes
Skype: Ready
Sony Entertainment Network: Yes
TrackID: Yes
Video search: Yes
What's new: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes
Wi-Fi direct: Yes
Wireless LAN: Integrated
Yahoo! Widgets: Yes
Convenience Features
Auto shut-off: Yes
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
Channel block (with password): Analog / Digital
Channel jump: Yes
Channel surf: Yes
Edit channel labels: Yes
Favorites: Yes
Info banner: Yes
Input skip: Automatic
Label inputs: Yes Multiple language display: English / Spanish / French
On-screen clock: Yes
On-screen display for external input: Yes
On-screen operating instructions: Yes
On / Off timer: Yes
Panorama: Yes
Parental control: Yes
Picture adjustments lock: Yes
Picture frame mode: Yes Scene select: Photo, Music, Cinema, Game, Graphics, Sports, Animation
Show / Hide channels: Yes
Skin naturalizer: Video / Photo
Sleep timer: Yes
Twin picture: PAP (Variable)
USB play: Yes
Display Features
Backlight type: Dynamic edge LED
Dimming type: Local dimming
Display device: LCD
OptiContrast panel: Yes
Sensing Features
LightSensor technology: Yes
Audio Features
5.1 channel audio out: Yes
5.1ch through out (Handycam): Yes
Advanced auto volume: Yes
Audio out: Fixed / Variable
Clear phase speaker: Yes
Dolby: Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
Headphone / Speaker link: Yes
Invisible speaker: Yes
S-Master: Yes
Sony original surround: S-Force front surround 3D
Sound booster: Yes
Sound enhancer: Yes
Sound mode: Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom
Stereo system: MTS (Auto SAP)
Surround effect: Cinema, Sports, Music, Game
Energy Saving & Efficiency
Backlight off mode: Yes
Dynamic backlight control: Yes
Energy Star compliant: Meets Energy Star version 5.3
Recycled & Recyclable Materials
Packaging materials: Recycled carton (more than 40%)
Video Features
24p True Cinema technology: Yes
3D comb filter: Yes
4:3 default: Yes
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
Auto wide: Yes
Blinking type: Line blinking
CineMotion reverse 3:2 pulldown technology: Yes
Clear mode: Yes
Deep Color: Yes
Face area detection: Yes
Impulse mode: Yes
Intelligent MPEG noise reduction: Yes
Live Color technology: Yes
Motionflow technology: Motionflow XR 960
PhotoTV HD: Yes
Picture mode: Vivid, Game-standard, Game-original, Graphics, Sports, Animation, Standard, Custom, Photo-vivid, Photo-standard, Photo-original, Photo-custom, Cinema1, Cinema2
Portable game mode: FineFull, FineNormal, PortableGame1, PortableGame2
Super-resolution for game mode: Yes
Video area detection: Yes
Video processing: X-Reality PRO
Wide mode: Full, Normal, Wide zoom, Zoom, Caption, Normal / Full1 / Full2 for PC
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 55"
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Colors Black
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Refresh Rate 960 Hz
Dot Pitch Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display Colors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle(H x V) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Lifespan Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video
Video System ATSC, NTSC-M
HDTV Compatibility 1080 p
TV Scan Lines Up to 1080
TV Tuner Yes
Speaker
Sound Surround Sound
Subwoofer Yes
Power 30 W
Orientation Full-Range x 2 L/R
Dolby Digital Yes
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 1x AC Control In (Rear)
2x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Audio In (Rear)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Audio In (Side)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Audio Out (Side)
2x RCA Component Audio/Video In (Rear)
2x RCA Composite Audio/Video In (Rear)
1x RCA S/PDIF Audio Out (Bottom)
1x Ethernet LAN In/Out (Bottom)
2x HDMI Audio/Video In (Side)
2x HDMI Audio/Video In (Bottom)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Headphone Out (Side)
2x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In/Out (Side)
1x RF Control In (Bottom)
1x VGA Video In (Side)
Convenience
Picture in Picture (PIP) None
Picture Modes Full
Digital Media Slot None
Wi-Fi Built-in
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
Tilt/Swivel Tilt: Yes
Swivel: Yes, +15 / -15
Wall Mounting 300 x 300 mm
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Not Specified By Manufacturer
Operating/Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Energy Star Compliant FCC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 50.3 x 29.6 x 1.4" / 127.8 x 75.2 x 3.6 cm Without stand
50.3 x 31.9 x 13.5" / 127.8 x 81.0 x 34.3 cm With stand
Bezel Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 47.8 lb / 21.68 kg Without stand
57.8 lb / 26.22 kg With stand
Sony KDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV
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    SonyKDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (5)
    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Good connections (4)
    • Attractive (3)
    • Energy efficient (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Movies (5)
      • Home theater (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      This TV will spoil you.

      By Bob

      from Slidell, LA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All the connections options I could ever need
      • Best looking TV out there
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Picture Quality
      • LED-backlit
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Attached to Computer
      • Bedroom
      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Movies
      • Video Games
      • Wall Mounting

      Comments about Sony KDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV:

      First of all, this TV is a marvel: beautiful in design, as complex and capable as most anyone would want. The picture is first rate and the remote is well laid out. The broadcast TV reception is excellent, allowing me to enjoy every channel that is available in my area using only a UHF bow-tie antenna (carefully oriented, of course). I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. That said, there are a few drawbacks that should be noted. First of all, the speakers are mounted on the back of the set (probably to satisfy the desires of minimalists who think speakers are a distraction). Unfortunately, pointing speakers in the "wrong" direction leads to poor quantity and quality of sound, the case here. The solution in my case was to connect the TV to an auxiliary sound system. Secondly, the procedure to display broadcast signal diagnostics (strength) is cumbersome and not intuitive. For someone like me who uses antennas for TV reception, this is a nuisance. Lastly, although there is an internet website provided that allows free games to be downloaded, the games can't be played unless the internet connection is maintained. This is a problem for me because I don't leave my internet connection on all the time. Bottom line, this TV will spoil all but the most finicky of users.

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      5.0

      Great Smart TV

      By Billy

      from Union City, CA

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All the connections options I could ever need
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Attached to Computer
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies

        Comments about Sony KDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV:

        The color resolution is just awesome. I have this TV connected to Xfinity HD service and the color is just great and could not ask for more. It is is easy to set up and connect to the home wireless system. The free Sony speaker system that came separetely with it just fills the room, the external speaker is a must to create a cinematic sound system.

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        2.0

        Nice TV but got defective piece.

        By Abhi

        from Tulsa OK

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best 2d And 3d
        • Best looking TV out there
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • 3d Is Tiring For Long Use
        • Sen Is Avg

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies

        Comments about Sony KDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV:

        I purchased this TV after doing good amount of research. MY primary goal was best picture quality (both 2D & 3D). I was not very keen about other features like apps, & other options. I got tv this in perfect condition, easy installation & setup. After turning on i noticed some clouding in 2-3 parts of the screen. White spots were clearly visible when black screen appeared. No Issue when picture is bright. 2D and 3D picture was awesome. Best 3D i can say at this point of time. Sound is ok. I attached my TV to ONKYO 7.1 sound system and it was rocking. I am giving 2 start only because i am having very high exception with Sony and i got defective piece. This is my 1st bad experiences with Sony production. B&H Photo quickly understand problem arranged free return and refunded full amount on time. 5 start to B&H and its kind customer service. I will recommend B&H to all. Typing with given remote is not very pleasant. 3D viewing is bit tiring with active shutter glasses.

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        5.0

        Awesome TV

        By Thunderhill

        from Janesville, WI

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • All the connections options I could ever need
        • Best looking TV out there
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Great Picture Quality
        • LED-backlit

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies

          Comments about Sony KDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV:

          We've had this for a week, very pleased with it. Sharp picture, great color, easy to set up. Looks great in our living room! Have to say some good words about B&H's delivery as well: this order was placed during hurricane Sandy and we expected delivery would be delayed as a result - but no! Fast shipment as always! Great job, B&H, thanks!

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          4.0

          Sony HX850 - a great TV

          By All's well that ends well

          from Mercer Island, WA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Great Picture Quality
          • LED-backlit
          • Value For Dollar

          Cons

          • Cheaper Remote

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Sony KDL55HX850 55" BRAVIA Internet TV:

          Wanted to get an "XBR" like TV without breaking the bank, and found this to be the best trade off between price/performance. I wanted the Corning Gorilla Glass which makes for a very clean look, and the quad HDMI, dual USBs, and RGB ports are all flush-mounted on the rear of the set, allowing for easy wall hanging (which I may someday get around to). A pair of 3D glasses would have made it 5 stars. NOTE: First unit was damaged in shipping (puncture at base of box, missed it during drop off inspection), but B&H was quick to understand the issue and make things right. NICE!

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