Originally Posted by aaronwt
My 65" 850C was delivered from BestBy around 40 minutes ago. It has a November 2015 manufacture date. I just started upgrading it. So far I tried 4K Netflix and 4K from my TiVo Bolt. I was going to use a wired connections it but it seems to be doing great over wireless with the internal Netflix App. In only a few seconds it ramps up to the 2160P encodes.
After it finishes upgrading I need to see about mounting it on the TV stand. I just had the BestBuy delivery people install the support stand and place it on top of the TV stand for now.(since they wouldn't wait around for me to install the brackets to help me install. But that wasn't in their scope of work so I really didn't expect them to anyway.)
The TV is light and certainly much less bulky than the two, DLP sets they took away. At some point I'll need to pull out my colorimeter and laptop to calibrate it. But I probably won't get around to that for a few weeks since I'm still in the process of changing the layout for the room the Sony 850C is in as well as another room.
Tried to send this to you as a PM but as a new poster I am not allowed until I have 15 posts!
I see that you have exactly what I just purchased at Best Buy and will be delivered early next month. I delayed delivery in the event that BB drops the price on the 75" 850c as I purchased the 65" for $1800 but will not buy the 75", which is currently priced at $3500 until it drops $500 to $3000.
So far, how do you like the picture quality on your 850C for movies, network shows, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. in HD and 4K? I know plenty of those who posted on this site as well as Amazon have had some issues with banding. However, I am hoping that these issues were resolved with the latest round of manufacturing of the panels.
I currently have a 7 year old 52" Samsung HD television that is working perfectly. However, have always been a fan of Sony and wanted to upgrade in size and to the latest technology. Was really torn between the Samsung 65" 8500 and the Sony 65" 850C but the BB deal where I was able to get the HTNT3 for $400 with the 850C and free mounting was too good a deal to pass up. Also, read that the X1 processor is better at upscaling than the Samsung's quad processor. Apparently, the Samsung panels are brighter but the Sony panels are more life-like.
I am all Apple --iMacs, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV. So, hoping that the Android TV operating system is not too clunky and will work with my devices -obviously not as well as an Android device.
A key feature that also persuaded me to go with Sony was that the HTNT3 has Bluetooth transmission (most soundbars - including all of the Samsungs, only receive Bluetooth but do not transmit). I want this as I mostly listen to TV through headphones so I do not disturb my wife. I will be picking up the expensive ($400) Sony MDR1ABT wireless headphones that have LDAC so that I can utilize that high res code that is incorporated in the HTNT3. How do you like the HTNT3 so far for TV viewing? How about for streaming music? Of course, when my wife is out of the house, I will be listening through the Sounder and not the headphones!
Did you get your 850C professionally calibrated or do your own calibration after the initial startup?
Lastly, would you have gone for the 75" or are you happy with the 65"? I sit about 8' away from the TV. I am debating whether it is worth spending the extra $1200 for the bigger set (assuming that the price drops $500 in the next month).
Thanks so much in advance for any of your insights and apologize for the lengthy note.