Originally Posted by wblynch
Okay.. sorry about the noise. I found out they have brand new XBR55X900A for $1500 or I can get the XBR55X850B for the same $1500.
I understand the 9xx series is higher than the 8xx so is there a compelling reaosn I should choose the 900A toay?
I have one of each - a 65X900A and a 49X850B.
I'd give the edge to the 55X900A because it has far better contrast and the quantum dot backlight really does produce amazing color, and the edge-local dimming really works on this model. The caveats though on the 900A, is that it doesn't have HEVC codec, thus cannot stream 4k content. The 55X900A has active 3d, which some people don't like vs. passive. While the LCD in this set has high contrast and deeper blacks, it does have less viewing angle the 850B.
Then there's the 900A speakers, love them or hate them.
The 850B has an IPS panel, which limits its contrast and black level capability - but it has improved viewing angles. The 850B series has an improved white LED instead of quantum dot, it is no slouch on the color. The 850b has passive 3d, and it does have the HEVC codec and can stream 4k content.
For the same money, I'd probably go with the 900A, unless passive 3d or 4k streaming built in are high on your list.