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Sony BRAVIA KDL55HX850 55-Inch LED HDTV

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #1 in LED HDTV

Posted

Pros: Black Levels for an Edge-lit, Natural Saturation, Minimal Judder

Cons: Not a Full Array, moderately heavy in terms of weight, occasional cross-talk in 3D

I bought this TV because I needed a professional grade monitor that would work as a substitute for a reference monitor for creating broadcast content and has this baby blown the pants right off of many a producers and executives. My first preference was the HX950 but I could not find a 46" offering nor did I quite have the money to buy the 55" or 65" models. The color accuracy out of the box in my opinion was better than the Samsung UN8000 or the LG LM9000. Granted both of those models may have a marginally better color gamut once calibrated. What really drove me to the HX850 was their Motionflow setting which didn't add a "soap-opera" effect like the Samsung and LG models. The noise-cancelation for watching tv and other content when I'm not editing on this TV works obscenely well. I'm still trying to grasp my mind around the fact that I got my hands on this level of performance for just over $1000 (granted it was on clearance, when I bought it). The 3D on this TV is not admittedly the best that I've seen on a TV, but it was until recently one of the best I had seen out of a Sony TV. But what this TV lacks in 3D quality it more than makes up for with Smart Apps, out of the box the TV came with a 6 month trial of Hulu Plus and Slacker Radio, not to mentions 100s of more apps than I will ever use in my life. This TV literally has an app for everything, including the weather! All-in-all, I would have to say this is the best value I have seen on a performance TV in my life. I would not recommend even considering any other TV in this price range!!smile.gif

Posted

Pros: great picture

Cons: not availble in stores replaced by the W900a

from what I understand Sony has called all available back to Sony. only a few are still out there or used ones.
the model W900A is going to replace it but it is not on the shelves yet as far as I know.

you might be in luck if Sony lists any at their site under their specials page.
Sony BRAVIA KDL55HX850 55-Inch LED HDTV
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Lay back and enjoy as this seamless sheet of glass becomes thecenterpiece of your living space. Featuring truly transcendentpicture quality, each scene in everything you watch—HD movies,sports, even YouTube™ clips—is presented with unprecedenteddetail and astonishing color from Sony’s exclusive X-Reality™ PROpicture engine. Ultra-clear, realistic motion during slow scenicsweeps and fast action sports comes courtesy of Motionflow™ XR960.

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BindingElectronics
BrandSony
EAN0027242838505
FeaturePro-grade detail for discerning eyes: X-Reality PRO Experience precise motion clarity w/ Motionflow XR 960 Frameless design with Corning?s Gorilla Glass Dynamic Edge LED backlight for amazing contrast & color Movies, music & apps w/ Sony Entertainment Network
Item Height31.8 inches
Item Length1.4 inches
Item Width50.1 inches
LabelSony
ManufacturerSony
MPNKDL55HX850
Package Height6.5 inches
Package Length66 inches
Package Weight69.8 pounds
Package Width33.5 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberKDL55HX850
ProductGroupHome Theater
ProductTypeNameTELEVISION
PublisherSony
SKUKDL55HX850
StudioSony
TitleSony BRAVIA KDL55HX850 55-Inch 240Hz 1080p 3D LED Internet TV, Black
UPC027242838505
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Item Weight51 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementKDL55HX850
ModelKDL55HX850
ColorAmazingly crisp, natural 3d effects in every 3d scene
Size55-Inch
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