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post #1 of 7 Old 07-17-2014, 06:44 PM - Thread Starter
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What are the differences between the Sony KDL-70W850B & Sony KDL-70W830B

What are the differences between the Sony KDL-70W850B & Sony KDL-70W830B ?
I think Best buy sells the Sony KDL-70W850B & Costco sells the Sony KDL-70W850B.
Also I think the Sony KDL-70W850B is the latest model.
The Sony KDL-70W830B looks nicer as it has the chrome stand and brushed aluminum wedge on the sides, whereas the Sony KDL-70W850B is all black. Kinda dull.

These seem the same here:
KDL-70W850B/60W850B/50W850B
KDL-70W840B/60W840B/50W840B
KDL-70W830B/60W830B/50W830B
KDL-70W800B/60W800B/50W800B
https://docs.sony.com/release/KDL-50...B_W850B_EN.pdf
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Nothing is different under the hood.
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Nothing is different under the hood.
So the main difference is cosmetics: The Sony KDL-70W830B looks nicer as it has the chrome stand and brushed aluminum wedge on the sides, whereas the Sony KDL-70W850B is all black.

Do you know when the release date was for the KDL-70W830B?
I was told that mine was a newer version than the KDL-70W850B and the fact that you don't see anything on it here on this forum until I posted my other "owners" thread.
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So the main difference is cosmetics: The Sony KDL-70W830B looks nicer as it has the chrome stand and brushed aluminum wedge on the sides, whereas the Sony KDL-70W850B is all black.

Do you know when the release date was for the KDL-70W830B?
I was told that mine was a newer version than the KDL-70W850B and the fact that you don't see anything on it here on this forum until I posted my other "owners" thread.
Generally most manufacturers will release the same model with different numerical designation W830B (Costco) the W850B (Best buy).
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Generally most manufacturers will release the same model with different numerical designation W830B (Costco) the W850B (Best buy).
Yep both are exactly the same except for cosmetics
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Generally most manufacturers will release the same model with different numerical designation W830B (Costco) the W850B (Best buy).
I bet they do that so you can't price match!
SNEAKY!!!
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I bet they do that so you can't price match!
SNEAKY!!!
That is exactly why they do that. This has been going on for years though. BJ's, Costco etc... have different part numbers for the same TVs. Sony has always done that.

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