XBR-55X850Cby Sony

  • XBR-55X850C
  • XBR-55X850C
  • XBR-55X850C
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
87%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The 55X850C delivers impressive black levels for a set lacking a full-array backlight with local dimming.
  • Sony's Triluminos system yields rich, detailed colors.
  • The 55X850C's relatively low lag and ability to accept 120Hz input signals makes it a good option for PC gamers.

CONS

  • This Sony has limited light output compared with the competition, making it best for viewing in dark rooms.
  • The edge-lit backlight on this set makes letterbox bars in movies look dark gray instead of deep black.
  • The 55X850C's Android Smart TV interface makes things cluttered and confusing.
Sony's XBR-55X850C boasts impressive black-level performance for a set with an edge-lit backlight, and its Triluminos system delivers rich, eye-catching color. The set’s ability to accept 120 hertz input signals, combined with relatively low input lag, makes it a good choice for gamers. However, limited light output on the XBR-55X850C means you'll get the best performance when viewing in dim or dark rooms. Its Android Smart TV GUI tends to clutter up the screen and make navigation confusing.
NameXBR-55X850CM65-C1UN55JS8500UNHU8550P502ui-B1
ManufacturerSonyVizioSamsungSamsungVizio
Techwalla Score
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List Price$1199$1699$2000$2800$999
100%

The Colors are...Incredible and beautiful.

The Colors are...Incredible and beautiful.

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92%

Color rendition is realistic and not over-saturated while grayscale uniformity is very good yielding a very smooth picture.

Color rendition is realistic and not over-saturated while grayscale uniformity is very good yielding a very smooth picture.

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85%

This TV delivers a winning trio of looks, features, and picture quality, and it does so for a very fair price.

This TV delivers a winning trio of looks, features, and picture quality, and it does so for a very fair price.

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80%

The Sony XBR-55X850C has a pretty good active 3D system, with very little crosstalk.

The Sony XBR-55X850C has a pretty good active 3D system, with very little crosstalk.

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77%

This TV is able to accept and display a 120 hz input, which not too many TVs can do. There are TVs with less blur and lower input lag, but P…

This TV is able to accept and display a 120 hz input, which not too many TVs can do. There are TVs with less blur and lower input lag, but PC gamers in particular should consider the X850C.

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Positive Reviews
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Android issues a thing of the past-Amazing TV.
Previous issues swept aside in spectacular style. Don't write it off your Demo list. Fantastic picture quality-91% DCI standard, good sound with adjustment. Triluminos colours are more realistic than you will see on any other brand. For the money even at £1200 rrp, its hard to fault after the Android OS was updated and Netflix arrived. The best mid-range UHD TV bar none. Android takes a little getting used to, flick control works with a knack.

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