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"Official" 2015 Sony XBR-75X850C - Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV Owners Thread

Hello to all current and soon to be owners of the new 2015 Sony XBR-75X850C Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV. I made this thread so that owners of the 75" class can turn to and talk about. I feel that the 75" class is somewhat different than the 65" class and very different than that 55" Class and certain setting on the 75" will be different as well. So please feel free to join in on the discussion and as any questions you may have. Please no in depth conversations about different brands. We are all here to talk about the Sony 75" class only. Please RESPECT that. Now lets enjoy!!!

I just received my 75" on July 31, 2015 and I am still learning and playing about with it. I am Vlogging my experience with the setup and if you want to watch feel free to click the YouTube link below, more to follow:
Sony 75" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV - XBR-75X850C

Features:
  • Leading 4K picture quality
    Experience matters. Sony launched expanded color in 2013, expanded brightness range in 2014, and has been upscaling to 4K for over 10 years. As other manufacturers start implementing these capabilities, Sony takes another step forward improving color accuracy and clarity of HD and 4K video in the X850C. See the difference experience makes
  • Every color comes alive
    All the colors you dream of can now be seen on your Sony TV with TRILUMOS™ Display, including hard-to-reproduce shades of red, green and aqua blue. Colors come alive on the screen in the widest color range ever, and dynamic color correction ensures colors are as consistent and accurate as possible every single time
  • Upscale everything you watch to 4K Ultra HD
    Whatever you're watching, watch it in 4K. All of your existing HD sports, TV shows and movies are upscaled to super clear 4K quality. Our most advanced 4K X-Reality™ PRO upscaling is developed from Sony's 10+ years of experience upscaling to 4K, exceeding all other TV brands
  • A smarter TV
    The familiarity of Android™ comes to the biggest screen in your home, and it's so much more than just 'Smart TV.' It is apps, games, casting, voice search, and personalization powered by Android TV
  • 4K streaming at its best
    For those who desire the best 4K streaming experience, Sony 4K TVs are specifically engineered to recognize and improve 4K streaming video. 4K Streaming services like Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video offer expansive libraries of movies and original TV series in 4K Ultra HD with ultimate convenience
  • More apps
    The things you love doing on your tablet or smartphone can now be enjoyed on your TV. Log into your Google account once to access a huge collection of apps, games and content from Google Play™
  • Just say what you want
    Say "action movies" or "today's weather" and let Android TV do the work. Voice search helps you quickly find what you want. Simply speak into the One-Flick remote or your compatible mobile phone
  • Google Cast™ ready
    Google Cast™ is like having Chromecast built into the TV. Cast your favorite entertainment apps, including HBO GO, Showtime Anywhere, MLB.tv and more, from your Android or iOS device, Mac or Windows computer, or Chromebook to the TV
  • Your personalized TV
    Personalized content recommendations from Google Play™, YouTube and supported apps appear automatically in your home screen
  • Stream PS3™ games directly to your TV
    Bring the immersive world of PlayStation® directly to your TV with PlayStation™ Now. Play select PlayStation® 3 games like you stream TV shows and movies – streamed directly to your TV. Connect a DUALSHOCK® 4 controller to your TV and choose from a variety of game rental periods
  • So much to see in 4K
    Hundreds of movies and TV shows are available from the top 4K service providers, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, DirecTV video on demand and more
  • One-flick remote
    A faster way to what you want. One click opens a shortcut menu to your favorite TV channels and online videos from Netflix®, YouTube™, Amazon Instant Video and more – all without disrupting what you're already watching
  • Control your TV with your smartphone or tablet
    Choose the Android TV remote application or Sony's TV SideView™ application. Either way, you'll have control with voice search, a keyboard and quick access buttons to the most popular apps
  • Clear movement
    TV that keeps up with real life. Sony's refresh rate technology (Motionflow™ XR 960) allows fast moving action sequences in sports and movies to be seen with lifelike clarity
Specifications:
3D
  • 3D Format Support: Yes (2K signal only)
  • 3D Super-resolution: Yes
  • 3D: Active
Audio
  • Audio Power Output: 10W + 10W
  • Speaker Configuration: 2ch, Two way speaker [Tweeter (30 mm) + Woofer (40 x 100 mm)] x 2
  • Speaker Position: Down Firing
  • Speakers (Total): Long Duct
  • Sony Original Surround: S-Force Front Surround
  • Headphone/Speaker Link: Yes
  • Clear Phase: Yes
  • Signal-to-Sound Architecture: Yes
  • Digital Out Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM
  • Auto Mute (on no signal): Yes
  • Sound Mode: Standard; Cinema; Live Football; Music
  • S-Master: S-Master Digital Amplifier
  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • Stereo System: MTS (AUTO SAP)
  • Audio Out: Fixed / Variable
  • Dolby®: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
Convenience
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Auto Shut-off: Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes
  • Info Banner: Yes
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Channel Block (with password): Analog & Digital
  • Auto Photo Mode: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Twin Picture: PAP (2 size) / PIP (OTA)
  • USB Play (Contents): MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI(XVID) / AVI(MotinJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / WAV / JPEG / RAW(ARW)
  • Show/Hide Channels: Yes
  • Label Inputs: Yes
  • USB Play: Yes
  • Channel Jump: Yes
  • On-Screen Clock: Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels: Yes
  • Channel Surf: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Spanish; French
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
Customizing Capability
  • RS-232C Control: Yes
Design
  • Illumination LED: Yes
  • Stand Design: Dark Chrome Mirror Flat shaft
Display
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 75"(74.5")
  • Display Resolution: QFHD
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down): (89/89) degree
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left): (89/89) degree
  • Triluminos Display: Yes
  • Backlight Type: Direct LED
  • Display Device: LCD
  • Dimming Type: Frame Dimming
Energy Saving & Efficiency
  • Power Saving Modes: Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
  • Backlight Off Mode: Yes
General
  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC): Analog; Digital
  • Demo Mode: Yes
  • Finish (Surface Color): Black
  • ARC HDMI (Audio Return Channel): Yes
Inputs and Outputs
  • Subwoofer Out: 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP and Audio Out)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 2 (Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 (Rear / Hybrid)
  • Audio Out: 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP)
  • USB 2.0: 3port
  • Composite Video Input(s): 2 (1 Rear / 1 Rear Hybrid w/ Component)
  • AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): 4 (2 Side / 2 Bottom)
  • Headphone Output(s): 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ Audio Out)
  • Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)
  • MHL version: MHL 3 (for HDMI2)
  • HDCP: HDCP 2.2 (for HDMI1/2/3/4)
  • MHL: Yes
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • HDMI PC Input Format: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
  • RS-232C Input(s): 1 (Bottom / Mini Jack)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ PC Input: Yes
Network
  • Wi-Fi Standard: a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • Internet EPG: Yes
  • TV Tweet: Yes
  • One-touch mirroring: Yes
  • TV SideView™: Yes
  • Screen mirroring(Miracast): Yes
  • Related Search: Yes
  • Search: Yes (Android basic function)
  • Photo Sharing Plus / Photo Share: Yes
  • Net AD: Yes (depends on ad provider on that region)
  • DLNA Content: MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI(XVID) / AVI(MotinJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / LPCM / JPEG / FLAC
  • Wireless LAN: Integrated
  • Opera Apps (System): Yes
  • Wi-Fi Certified: Yes
  • Internet Browser: Yes (Opera)
Power
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.5W
  • Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz for UL cUL 50/60Hz for other
  • Power Requirements (voltage): AC 120V for UL cUL AC 110-240V for other
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 398W
Regulation and Standards Compliance
  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible: Yes
Sensing
  • LightSensor™ Technology: Yes
TV System
  • TV System (Analog): M
  • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1 (Digital / Analog)
  • Channel Coverage (Analog): VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69 / CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial): VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Cable): CATV: 1-135
  • Color System: NTSC
Video
  • Video Signal: 3840x2160/24p (HDMI only); 3840x2160/30p (HDMI only); *4096x2160/24p (display center 3840 area); *4096x2160/30p (display center 3840 area); YUV420 3840x2160/60p (HDMI only); *YUV420 4096x2160/60p (display center 3840 area); 1080/24p(HDMI only); 1080/60i (HDMI, Component); 1080/60p (HDMI, Component); 480/60i; 480/60p; 720/60p; 1080/30p (HDMI only); 720/30p (HDMI only); 720/24p (HDMI only)
  • Blinking Type: Frame Blinking
  • Wide Mode: Full; Normal; Wide Zoom; Zoom; Normal / Full1 / Full2 for PC
  • 4:3 Default: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Picture Mode: Vivid; Standard; Custom; Cinema Pro; Cinema Home; Sports; Animation; Photo-Vivid; Photo-Standard; Photo-Custom; Game; Graphics
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • Auto Wide: Yes
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • Video Processing: 4K X-Reality Pro
  • Live Color™ Technology: Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Motionflow XR 960
  • Face Area Detection: Yes
In The Box:
  • Touchpad Remote Control (RMF-TX100U)
  • Remote Control (RMT-TX100U)
  • Batteries x 2 (R03)
  • AC Power Cord (Pigtail)
  • IR Blaster
  • Screws
  • Table Top Stand (Separate, assembly required)
  • Quick Setup Guide / Supplement CUE (GA)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card
Approximate Dimensions:
  • Without Stand (W x H x D): 66" x 38-1/4" x 3-1/8"
  • With Stand (W x H x D): 66" x 40-1/8" x 12-3/4"
Approximate Weight:
  • Without Stand: 76.7 lbs
  • With Stand: 80 lbs
  • Shipping: 108 lbs
Warranty Information:
  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


Sony Update Website:

https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=XBR75X850C

Last update was 7/15/15

Sony has designed the BRAVIA® Televisions software update process to be customer friendly. This software update (version PKG2.287.0010NAB) provides the following benefits:
Improvements over version PKG2.237.0010NAB:
  • Supports PlayMemories Online service
  • Supports PlayStation™ Now service
  • Improves Wi-Fi connectivity of the TV

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version PKG2.287.0010NAB:

  • Improves picture quality (dynamic range, noise reduction, sharpness)
  • Supports Netflix® streaming service (4K Models)
  • Improves Lip Sync for HDMI input
  • Improves performance and stability of the USB video playback features
  • Improves general performance of the TV
  • Resolves a condition where a black screen and no sound may occur when an input changes from YouTube® to another input
  • Resolves a condition where a black screen may occur during USB video playback
  • Supports Internet based EPG (Electronic program guide)
  • Supports Netflix streaming service (2K Models)
  • Supports Amazon, Pandora®, and Crackle™ applications
  • Supports Force Reboot by holding down the Power key on the BT or IR remote controller
  • Improves performance and stability of overall UI operation
  • Improves performance and stability of the Action Menu
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Hello to all current and soon to be owners of the new 2015 Sony XBR-75X850C Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV. I made this thread so that owners of the 75" class can turn to and talk about. I feel that the 75" class is somewhat different than the 65" class and very different than that 55" Class and certain setting on the 75" will be different as well. So please feel free to join in on the discussion and as any questions you may have. Please no in depth conversations about different brands. We are all here to talk about the Sony 75" class only. Please RESPECT that. Now lets enjoy!!!

I just received my 75" on July 31, 2015 and I am still learning and playing about with it. I am Vlogging my experience with the setup and if you want to watch feel free to click the YouTube link below, more to follow:
https://youtu.be/5RwEaMNnMMM
Sony 75" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV - XBR-75X850C

Features:
  • Leading 4K picture quality
    Experience matters. Sony launched expanded color in 2013, expanded brightness range in 2014, and has been upscaling to 4K for over 10 years. As other manufacturers start implementing these capabilities, Sony takes another step forward improving color accuracy and clarity of HD and 4K video in the X850C. See the difference experience makes
  • Every color comes alive
    All the colors you dream of can now be seen on your Sony TV with TRILUMOS™ Display, including hard-to-reproduce shades of red, green and aqua blue. Colors come alive on the screen in the widest color range ever, and dynamic color correction ensures colors are as consistent and accurate as possible every single time
  • Upscale everything you watch to 4K Ultra HD
    Whatever you're watching, watch it in 4K. All of your existing HD sports, TV shows and movies are upscaled to super clear 4K quality. Our most advanced 4K X-Reality™ PRO upscaling is developed from Sony's 10+ years of experience upscaling to 4K, exceeding all other TV brands
  • A smarter TV
    The familiarity of Android™ comes to the biggest screen in your home, and it's so much more than just 'Smart TV.' It is apps, games, casting, voice search, and personalization powered by Android TV
  • 4K streaming at its best
    For those who desire the best 4K streaming experience, Sony 4K TVs are specifically engineered to recognize and improve 4K streaming video. 4K Streaming services like Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video offer expansive libraries of movies and original TV series in 4K Ultra HD with ultimate convenience
  • More apps
    The things you love doing on your tablet or smartphone can now be enjoyed on your TV. Log into your Google account once to access a huge collection of apps, games and content from Google Play™
  • Just say what you want
    Say "action movies" or "today's weather" and let Android TV do the work. Voice search helps you quickly find what you want. Simply speak into the One-Flick remote or your compatible mobile phone
  • Google Cast™ ready
    Google Cast™ is like having Chromecast built into the TV. Cast your favorite entertainment apps, including HBO GO, Showtime Anywhere, MLB.tv and more, from your Android or iOS device, Mac or Windows computer, or Chromebook to the TV
  • Your personalized TV
    Personalized content recommendations from Google Play™, YouTube and supported apps appear automatically in your home screen
  • Stream PS3™ games directly to your TV
    Bring the immersive world of PlayStation® directly to your TV with PlayStation™ Now. Play select PlayStation® 3 games like you stream TV shows and movies – streamed directly to your TV. Connect a DUALSHOCK® 4 controller to your TV and choose from a variety of game rental periods
  • So much to see in 4K
    Hundreds of movies and TV shows are available from the top 4K service providers, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, DirecTV video on demand and more
  • One-flick remote
    A faster way to what you want. One click opens a shortcut menu to your favorite TV channels and online videos from Netflix®, YouTube™, Amazon Instant Video and more – all without disrupting what you're already watching
  • Control your TV with your smartphone or tablet
    Choose the Android TV remote application or Sony's TV SideView™ application. Either way, you'll have control with voice search, a keyboard and quick access buttons to the most popular apps
  • Clear movement
    TV that keeps up with real life. Sony's refresh rate technology (Motionflow™ XR 960) allows fast moving action sequences in sports and movies to be seen with lifelike clarity
Specifications:
3D
  • 3D Format Support: Yes (2K signal only)
  • 3D Super-resolution: Yes
  • 3D: Active
Audio
  • Audio Power Output: 10W + 10W
  • Speaker Configuration: 2ch, Two way speaker [Tweeter (30 mm) + Woofer (40 x 100 mm)] x 2
  • Speaker Position: Down Firing
  • Speakers (Total): Long Duct
  • Sony Original Surround: S-Force Front Surround
  • Headphone/Speaker Link: Yes
  • Clear Phase: Yes
  • Signal-to-Sound Architecture: Yes
  • Digital Out Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM
  • Auto Mute (on no signal): Yes
  • Sound Mode: Standard; Cinema; Live Football; Music
  • S-Master: S-Master Digital Amplifier
  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • Stereo System: MTS (AUTO SAP)
  • Audio Out: Fixed / Variable
  • Dolby®: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
Convenience
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Auto Shut-off: Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes
  • Info Banner: Yes
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Channel Block (with password): Analog & Digital
  • Auto Photo Mode: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Twin Picture: PAP (2 size) / PIP (OTA)
  • USB Play (Contents): MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI(XVID) / AVI(MotinJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / WAV / JPEG / RAW(ARW)
  • Show/Hide Channels: Yes
  • Label Inputs: Yes
  • USB Play: Yes
  • Channel Jump: Yes
  • On-Screen Clock: Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels: Yes
  • Channel Surf: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Spanish; French
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
Customizing Capability
  • RS-232C Control: Yes
Design
  • Illumination LED: Yes
  • Stand Design: Dark Chrome Mirror Flat shaft
Display
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 75"(74.5")
  • Display Resolution: QFHD
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down): (89/89) degree
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left): (89/89) degree
  • Triluminos Display: Yes
  • Backlight Type: Direct LED
  • Display Device: LCD
  • Dimming Type: Frame Dimming
Energy Saving & Efficiency
  • Power Saving Modes: Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
  • Backlight Off Mode: Yes
General
  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC): Analog; Digital
  • Demo Mode: Yes
  • Finish (Surface Color): Black
  • ARC HDMI (Audio Return Channel): Yes
Inputs and Outputs
  • Subwoofer Out: 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP and Audio Out)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 2 (Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 (Rear / Hybrid)
  • Audio Out: 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP)
  • USB 2.0: 3port
  • Composite Video Input(s): 2 (1 Rear / 1 Rear Hybrid w/ Component)
  • AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): 4 (2 Side / 2 Bottom)
  • Headphone Output(s): 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ Audio Out)
  • Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)
  • MHL version: MHL 3 (for HDMI2)
  • HDCP: HDCP 2.2 (for HDMI1/2/3/4)
  • MHL: Yes
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • HDMI PC Input Format: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
  • RS-232C Input(s): 1 (Bottom / Mini Jack)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ PC Input: Yes
Network
  • Wi-Fi Standard: a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • Internet EPG: Yes
  • TV Tweet: Yes
  • One-touch mirroring: Yes
  • TV SideView™: Yes
  • Screen mirroring(Miracast): Yes
  • Related Search: Yes
  • Search: Yes (Android basic function)
  • Photo Sharing Plus / Photo Share: Yes
  • Net AD: Yes (depends on ad provider on that region)
  • DLNA Content: MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI(XVID) / AVI(MotinJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / LPCM / JPEG / FLAC
  • Wireless LAN: Integrated
  • Opera Apps (System): Yes
  • Wi-Fi Certified: Yes
  • Internet Browser: Yes (Opera)
Power
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.5W
  • Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz for UL cUL 50/60Hz for other
  • Power Requirements (voltage): AC 120V for UL cUL AC 110-240V for other
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 398W
Regulation and Standards Compliance
  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible: Yes
Sensing
  • LightSensor™ Technology: Yes
TV System
  • TV System (Analog): M
  • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1 (Digital / Analog)
  • Channel Coverage (Analog): VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69 / CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial): VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Cable): CATV: 1-135
  • Color System: NTSC
Video
  • Video Signal: 3840x2160/24p (HDMI only); 3840x2160/30p (HDMI only); *4096x2160/24p (display center 3840 area); *4096x2160/30p (display center 3840 area); YUV420 3840x2160/60p (HDMI only); *YUV420 4096x2160/60p (display center 3840 area); 1080/24p(HDMI only); 1080/60i (HDMI, Component); 1080/60p (HDMI, Component); 480/60i; 480/60p; 720/60p; 1080/30p (HDMI only); 720/30p (HDMI only); 720/24p (HDMI only)
  • Blinking Type: Frame Blinking
  • Wide Mode: Full; Normal; Wide Zoom; Zoom; Normal / Full1 / Full2 for PC
  • 4:3 Default: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Picture Mode: Vivid; Standard; Custom; Cinema Pro; Cinema Home; Sports; Animation; Photo-Vivid; Photo-Standard; Photo-Custom; Game; Graphics
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • Auto Wide: Yes
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • Video Processing: 4K X-Reality Pro
  • Live Color™ Technology: Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Motionflow XR 960
  • Face Area Detection: Yes
In The Box:
  • Touchpad Remote Control (RMF-TX100U)
  • Remote Control (RMT-TX100U)
  • Batteries x 2 (R03)
  • AC Power Cord (Pigtail)
  • IR Blaster
  • Screws
  • Table Top Stand (Separate, assembly required)
  • Quick Setup Guide / Supplement CUE (GA)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card
Approximate Dimensions:
  • Without Stand (W x H x D): 66" x 38-1/4" x 3-1/8"
  • With Stand (W x H x D): 66" x 40-1/8" x 12-3/4"
Approximate Weight:
  • Without Stand: 76.7 lbs
  • With Stand: 80 lbs
  • Shipping: 108 lbs
Warranty Information:
  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
In reading the other thread that also covers the 55 & 65 850C I agree with you that I believe the 75 is a bit different from the others and it's nice to see a devoted thread. The downside is that it appears there aren't many folks that have the 75 yet as most seem to be buying the 65. You said that you have not had much time to play with yours yet. I would be interested in your thoughts as you go along on the "goods" and the "bads" that you have encountered.
Currently I have a one year old 65X900A and without a doubt it is the best picture on a LCD display that I have ever seen! And this is from an edge lit display to boot. One of the finest TVs Sony has put out to date in the price range. I just wish it was a 70 or 75 .
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In reading the other thread that also covers the 55 & 65 850C I agree with you that I believe the 75 is a bit different from the others and it's nice to see a devoted thread.
Other than the size and energy usage, what are the specific differences vs. the 65"?

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In reading the other thread that also covers the 55 & 65 850C I agree with you that I believe the 75 is a bit different from the others and it's nice to see a devoted thread. The downside is that it appears there aren't many folks that have the 75 yet as most seem to be buying the 65.
There actually are some 75X850C owners in the other thread. They are just not as vocal. If you have been reading it since the beginning there are some comments on it.

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Other than the size and energy usage, what are the specific differences vs. the 65"?
The only real difference I have seen is the 65" seems to prone to a backlight issue in certain circumstances that the 75" isn't. Other than that, they seem to be exactly the same other than the size.
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In reading the other thread that also covers the 55 & 65 850C I agree with you that I believe the 75 is a bit different from the others and it's nice to see a devoted thread. The downside is that it appears there aren't many folks that have the 75 yet as most seem to be buying the 65. You said that you have not had much time to play with yours yet. I would be interested in your thoughts as you go along on the "goods" and the "bads" that you have encountered.
Currently I have a one year old 65X900A and without a doubt it is the best picture on a LCD display that I have ever seen! And this is from an edge lit display to boot. One of the finest TVs Sony has put out to date in the price range. I just wish it was a 70 or 75 .
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Hey Gerry, sorry I been so busy, I am so looking forward to the weekend so that I can really have time to play with my 75. Yea I had to make a thread dedicated to the 75" model those other thread were getting to crazy and I cannot deal with it anymore. So I hope everyone who owns a 75" class will come here and we can all share out experiences. I will be glad to share my good and bads as I go alone. Yea I heard the 900A is a good one as well and yes to bad its not 70 or 75" I got to tell you that the 75" is OMG big, lol...I had to put the stand on myself and had to improvise by using rolled up carpet runners and then pillows on top of that, wait until u see the Vlog I recorded as I was doing it, lol...
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Is this a 60 or 120Hz native panel?

If it is 60hz, is this part of the problem some people have in playing content that 'judders' or 'hiccups' and 120Hz would stream movies/shows better because of the better 'pull-down'?

From the other 1-of-3 Threads on these Sonys, I read of some problems with using the Kodi App where a show or movie doesn't really play smoothly like it should.

I take it that playing BluRays should be ok with either 60 or 120Hz?


(My brother is still figuring out how to put Kodi on his or if he gets it on his 75" Sony, he says it doesn't 'work'. I'm not familiar with how to get the Kodi thing on his TV. I have the AFTV box on my Vizzy-Oh. It works.)

I'm thinking it's better for him to get a hardware box for Kodi and let Kodi and Andy-Roid Sony get better with this over time, yes/no?





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Is this a 60 or 120Hz native panel?

If it is 60hz, is this part of the problem some people have in playing content that 'judders' or 'hiccups' and 120Hz would stream movies/shows better because of the better 'pull-down'?

From the other 1-of-3 Threads on these Sonys, I read of some problems with using the Kodi App where a show or movie doesn't really play smoothly like it should.

It is 120Hz. The issues with Kodi are two major things. The first is that Kodi does not support refresh switching on Android so everything is probably playing at 60Hz. The second thing is that the current version of Kodi does not support hardware decoding so it is trying to do all the decoding on the CPU's instead of the dedicated decoding hardware in the TVs. The CPU's in the TV can't handle 4K decoding in software.

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Bluray will be fine.

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There really isn't anything to it. You go into the play store and add it. Then it shows up in the apps section on the main page. There was a while when people were having to sideload it because the verion in the play store wasn't stable yet but that is no longer the case.
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Hey Gerry, sorry I been so busy, I am so looking forward to the weekend so that I can really have time to play with my 75. Yea I had to make a thread dedicated to the 75" model those other thread were getting to crazy and I cannot deal with it anymore. So I hope everyone who owns a 75" class will come here and we can all share out experiences. I will be glad to share my good and bads as I go alone. Yea I heard the 900A is a good one as well and yes to bad its not 70 or 75" I got to tell you that the 75" is OMG big, lol...I had to put the stand on myself and had to improvise by using rolled up carpet runners and then pillows on top of that, wait until u see the Vlog I recorded as I was doing it, lol...
I was in Best Buy the other day and I really like the 75" version of the TV. I like the Google software and the semi matte screen. However, when you do a google shopping search on this TV and the Samsung equivalent, their is a huge difference with the non authorized dealers price. Also the new Vizio will list at $3000.
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I was in Best Buy the other day and I really like the 75" version of the TV. I like the Google software and the semi matte screen. However, when you do a google shopping search on this TV and the Samsung equivalent, their is a huge difference with the non authorized dealers price. Also the new Vizio will list at $3000.
Most of those sites are bait and switch operations who won't really sell you the TV. The prices will be very similar from reputable dealers. The best way to get a true street price for both sets is to call one of the authorized dealers who will discount sets like ABT or Cleveland plasma and ask for their price on both sets.
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Most of those sites are bait and switch operations who won't really sell you the TV. The prices will be very similar from reputable dealers. The best way to get a true street price for both sets is to call one of the authorized dealers who will discount sets like ABT or Cleveland plasma and ask for their price on both sets.
glad you are all having fun with the new set. I see at BB and online that last years 79X900B is now only a few hundred dollars more... so the big question is, aside from the speakers on 900B and the 4inch larger screen, which set provides a better image when upscaling cable or Satellite images and which one is better at 4k? Or are they so close it makes no difference? Can anyone really say?
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glad you are all having fun with the new set. I see at BB and online that last years 79X900B is now only a few hundred dollars more... so the big question is, aside from the speakers on 900B and the 4inch larger screen, which set provides a better image when upscaling cable or Satellite images and which one is better at 4k? Or are they so close it makes no difference? Can anyone really say?
They are quite different honestly.

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Last years apps and software

I am not sure what it means to be better at 4K

As far as upscaling goes I find them to be pretty similar.

The 900B is brighter with better viewing angles, it also is very hit or miss with edge lighting issues. Some people have amazing sets and others have major bleed problems. It is hard to edge light a TV that large uniformly.
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They are quite different honestly.

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Last years apps and software

I am not sure what it means to be better at 4K

As far as upscaling goes I find them to be pretty similar.

The 900B is brighter with better viewing angles, it also is very hit or miss with edge lighting issues. Some people have amazing sets and others have major bleed problems. It is hard to edge light a TV that large uniformly.
thanks Dalto. to clarify I meant which set has a better 4k image. from your post it seems that you believe the images themselves are similar except the 900B is brighter. now Im really in a quandary of which one to get.
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I was in Best Buy the other day and I really like the 75" version of the TV. I like the Google software and the semi matte screen. However, when you do a google shopping search on this TV and the Samsung equivalent, their is a huge difference with the non authorized dealers price. Also the new Vizio will list at $3000.
Please do not mention Vizio as a comparison to the Sony. I do not accept that at all. It is a decent TV but their parts are cheap and that is why they cost less, so there you go, with regards to the Samsung, what is your question? If it is price, then I would say save your money for the Sony or just get what you can afford and what fits your budget. The Samsung and the Sony are both great TVs.

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Most of those sites are bait and switch operations who won't really sell you the TV. The prices will be very similar from reputable dealers. The best way to get a true street price for both sets is to call one of the authorized dealers who will discount sets like ABT or Cleveland plasma and ask for their price on both sets.
I can say I got mine at ABT for $4K shipped. If you want the name of my rep I will be happy to give it to you in a PM.
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glad you are all having fun with the new set. I see at BB and online that last years 79X900B is now only a few hundred dollars more... so the big question is, aside from the speakers on 900B and the 4inch larger screen, which set provides a better image when upscaling cable or Satellite images and which one is better at 4k? Or are they so close it makes no difference? Can anyone really say?
I can tell you that the newer class Sony has better upscaling/upconverting especially with their new X1 Chip. If you care about Andriod there is that too. But again, your "Average" consumer will probably not care or notice a difference. I am just being real .

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Please so not mention Vizio as a comparison to the Sony. I do not accept that at all. It is a decent TV but their parts are cheap and that is why they cost less, so there you go, with regards to the Samsung, what is your question? If it is price, then I would say save your money for the Sony or just get what you can afford and what fits your budget. The Samsung and the Sony are both great TVs.
I think the new 75" Viz will be the M series so it won't be low end. Like I said a $3000.00 list is way below the list of Samsung or Sony.

I'm not wild about the Samsung because of the Mirror screens they use. I don't want to see the reflection of my family room on dark scenes.
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I think the new 75" Viz will be the M series so it won't be low end. Like I said a $3000.00 list is way below the list of Samsung or Sony.

I'm not wild about the Samsung because of the Mirror screens they use. I don't want to see the reflection of my family room on dark scenes.
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I think the new 75" Viz will be the M series so it won't be low end. Like I said a $3000.00 list is way below the list of Samsung or Sony.

I'm not wild about the Samsung because of the Mirror screens they use. I don't want to see the reflection of my family room on dark scenes.
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Can anyone speak to East Coast TV's . com? The Sony XBR75X850C is selling for $3199...how can it be that cheap when every where else it's selling for $4299....

Please let me know if anyone has dealt with this Online seller of Sony TVs...

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Please let me know if anyone has dealt with this Online seller of Sony TVs...

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Hey, I checked out that website and it looks like a great deal but who really knows. Give them a call and find out.

However, I read some consumer reviews and complaints from 2015 and they were very uncomfortable ones, so I will personally stay away from them. IMO.

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Like others, I saw a great price on a Samsung TV, Model UN75HU8550FXZA. So I ordered it. 2 Days later, I get the call telling me to call to confirm order. After sitting on hold for 20+ min. finally got through. ** informed me the model I ordered has an inferior panel made by another company. Which is false. I let him know that I was good with the panel that comes with the FACTORY new TV they sold me. He said OK great. Then again he tells me they could sell me the Samsung panel model for a $1000 more.
I once again said, I was good with panel that came in the factory new TV I ordered. ** then was short and said they are now conveniently out of stock. It will be some time before they have anything in to ship. Even though it is still CURRENTLY listed as IN STOCK ships in 1-2 days. I already did some research prior to calling to confirm order, and Samsung is the only one that made the 75" panel for that model. Samsung USA confirmed this. They did say that East Coast TVs is not an authorized dealer. So East Coast TVs are committing straight-up fraud in addition to bait-and-switch, lying to consumers and trying to charge hundreds of dollars more to get the same product they already ordered.
When I called East Coast TVs again to see when my order might ship, they told me they still had no idea when my model would get in. They claimed to have no idea when the TV would be back in stock. I imagine they will leave my order sitting there forever rather than honoring the price they had offered. Just go with a more reputable dealer. I was also hit with the paycheck 2% off lies. They said only if I sent them a money order. No protection with money order. BBB is the next step I guess.

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Hey, I checked out that website and it looks like a great deal but who really knows. Give them a call and find out.

However, I read some consumer reviews and complaints from 2015 and they were very uncomfortable ones, so I will personally stay away from them. IMO.

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Like others, I saw a great price on a Samsung TV, Model UN75HU8550FXZA. So I ordered it. 2 Days later, I get the call telling me to call to confirm order. After sitting on hold for 20+ min. finally got through. ** informed me the model I ordered has an inferior panel made by another company. Which is false. I let him know that I was good with the panel that comes with the FACTORY new TV they sold me. He said OK great. Then again he tells me they could sell me the Samsung panel model for a $1000 more.
I once again said, I was good with panel that came in the factory new TV I ordered. ** then was short and said they are now conveniently out of stock. It will be some time before they have anything in to ship. Even though it is still CURRENTLY listed as IN STOCK ships in 1-2 days. I already did some research prior to calling to confirm order, and Samsung is the only one that made the 75" panel for that model. Samsung USA confirmed this. They did say that East Coast TVs is not an authorized dealer. So East Coast TVs are committing straight-up fraud in addition to bait-and-switch, lying to consumers and trying to charge hundreds of dollars more to get the same product they already ordered.
When I called East Coast TVs again to see when my order might ship, they told me they still had no idea when my model would get in. They claimed to have no idea when the TV would be back in stock. I imagine they will leave my order sitting there forever rather than honoring the price they had offered. Just go with a more reputable dealer. I was also hit with the paycheck 2% off lies. They said only if I sent them a money order. No protection with money order. BBB is the next step I guess.
Thanks for your reply IWNE.... They have a "White Glove" service where they set up the TV for you $150.00 ....I don't like this as I like to hook up all equipment myself but this way you can check out the TV's condition and picture before they (delivery service) take off....

You got your best price from ABT?


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Thanks for your reply IWNE.... They have a "White Glove" service where they set up the TV for you $150.00 ....I don't like this as I like to hook up all equipment myself but this way you can check out the TV's condition and picture before they (delivery service) take off....

You got your best price from ABT?


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Yes I did. I received it exactly 2 weeks after ordering on a Friday night.
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IWNE...Thanks for showing me that review....something smells with these guys....Even after they say they are an official Sony Dealer......

So I will chat with ABT to see what I can a get one for...

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I mentioned why in the beginning of this thread. However, I am tired of all the 55" class crap talk and things have gotten out of hand in their. The 55" should have a separate thread altogether and the 65" and 75" should be together. So having a dedicated 75" seems to be a lot calmer and make more sense and I am vlogging my experience. Further, speaking from experience I would not use the same calibrated settings on a 75" as a 65" since TVs even the same model calibrate somewhat differently, not to mention room lighting conditions which is why there are always arguments as to which setting is better for a particular viewer. IMO.

What class do you own?

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