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Sony XBR-65X850B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV

April 2, 2014 by  
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Sony XBR-65X850B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED UHDTV

Sony XBR-65X850B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV

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*New for 2014. The top rated Sony XBR-65X850B X850B series is Sony’s 4K Ultra HD 65-inch 3D LED backlit TV. 4K TVs have four times the resolution of Full HD (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). 4K is the same resolution as a movie movie theater, only now you can view it at home. Its new 4K X-Reality Pro™ Image Processor and TRILUMINOS™ panel provide for best picture. Sony is a leader in 4K TV technology, and has Sony 4K projectors installed at most movie theaters. Features include 3D ready capability, Frame dimming (local dimming), 24p True Cinema®, Sony’s Motionflow® XR 240 high framerate technology which increases the framerate for a sharper and smoother image compared to regular 60Hz hdtvs. Access to Sony’s Entertainment Network (TV shows, online videos, games), as well as (Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, HuluPlus, Twitter, Skype Ready, news, sports, weather and more ) on your internet ready TV through an ethernet cable, or by using the Built-in WiFi adapter (b/g/n). 2D to 3D Conversion. 3D content from cable, satellite, games, and Blu-ray disc can be viewed with passive polarized 3D glasses (2 pairs included). The XBR65X850B offers Ultra HD 4K resolution (3840×2160). Plug in up to 4 HDMI devices (HDMI 2.0). Enjoy the convenience of a sleep timer. Includes NTSC, ATSC HD, and QAM tuners.

Sony 4K X-Reality Pro Chip

Sony's 4K image processor

Sony’s best 4K X-Reality Pro Processor upconverts standard HD to 4K. Sound is provided by the S-Force Front Surround 3D which provides a virtual surround experience using only two front speakers, and a woofer (20 watts total). Presence Sensor, can turn off the picture when you leave the room. Ambient sensor adjusts brightness according to brightness of the room. Three USB 2.0 ports to connect USB drives to view videos and pictures, or listen to music. Sleep Timer. DLNA Certified connectivity to your PC. ENERGY STAR® compliant. Wi-Fi Direct (connect to your smartphone/tablet directly to the TV), Skype Ready, MHL, Screen Mirroring, Headphone Jack. The 65X850B includes Two Remote Controls.

Latest 4K TV Standards: The Sony XBR-X850B Series has the latest 4K standards including the HEVC (H.265) decoder. HEVC is the latest compression technology which allows streaming video and 4K video to fit in a much narrower bandwidth, allowing for higher framerates (up to 60fps). This will allow Netflix and other providers to give you 4K quality video using current systems. This model also has the latest HDMI 2.0 standard, which can also support the highest framerates in 4K. This will allow action movies, 4K camcorder video, and sports to operate at the higher 60fps for smoother image quality.

Dimensions: 57.1 x 35.9 x 11.3″ (73.4 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 57.1 x 34.1 x 2.6″ (72.1 lbs.) without stand

Available Sizes: 70-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch

Smart-Review Commentary: For 2014, Sony’s top rated 65-Inch 4K XBR X850B Series is one of the best LED TVs made by Sony. The new model has a wedge shape, which allows for much larger speakers and sound quality. This 4K TV will give you 4 times more pixels than normal HD TVs (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). This allows you to sit much closer to the TV without seeing the individual pixels. By sitting closer, you will have an immersive movie theater experience. Sony has 10 years experience with 4K projectors, as most theaters today have a Sony projector installed. We previewed the X850B series at CES 2014, and the picture was outstanding. This TV is also a 3D TV and includes 2 pairs of 3D passive polized glasses (same as the movie theater). It has a Built-in WiFi adapter for wireless communication with your home network, , Triluminos Display, Motionflow® XR240, and Sony’s 4K X-Reality™ Pro Engine. The X-Reality pro engine can upconvert all of your regular HD up to near 4K quality. You can access the Sony Entertainment Network which provides internet content such as Netflix®, YouTube™, Pandora, Facebook, Skype, and a browser. The TV comes with 2 remotes. A regular remote, and a Touchpad Remote for Smart TV and Web browsing functions. Netflix has announced 4K content will be available in 2014, and this TV is ready with its built-in HEVC (H.265) decoder. The X850B series is one of the few TVs to have the Triluminous panel which is only available on Sony’s high end TVs. The Frame Dimming LED backlighting provides local dimming for best contrast. These upgrades provide exceptional colors, higher contrast and unformity, as well as energy savings. As usual, Sony has produced a very striking and stylish set, along with a very strong feature set. This set has HDMI 2.0 (the latest standard), which will allow the highest framerates of 4K video. It is future ready and supports next generation 4K players and services. The XBR-65X850B is an exceptional TV and is a Smart-Review top pick for 2014 for 4K TVs.

Sony XBR X850B 4K Series 65-inch 70-inch 55-inch
    HDTV Features

  • *New 2014 Model
  • 4K Ultra HD TV
  • 3D Ready TV
  • Smart TV w/Touchpad Remote
  • Includes 3D Glasses
  • 2160p (3840×2160)
  • 178 degree viewing angles
  • Triluminos™ Display
  • Four HDMI 2.0 Connections
  • HEVC (H.265) Decoder
  • 20 Watt Sound System
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • Wi-Fi Adapter Built-in
  • Infinite Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • Motionflow® XR 240
  • DLNA Certified
  • 4K X-Reality™ Pro

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Upgrade to the 2015 Sony XBR-X850C Series

Sony 2015 4K LED 3D TV Upgrade Option:
Sony XBR-65X850C Series Upgrade: If you upgrade to the X850C 4K Series, you will get the following upgrades. The 2015 X850C upgrades to Motionflow® XR 960 (up from XR 240) for a smoother judder free picture while watching sports and fast moving action. The WiFi has been upgraded to Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz) a/b/g/n/ac, the latest standard, for fastest streaming 4K content from providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Also new for 2015 is the new 4K Processor X1 engine for better picture quality, especially when upscaling HD content. As with the X850B, the newer X850C includes Sony’s TRILUMINOS™ Panel for best picture and colors.

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