Sony XBR65X850B review

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Sony XBR65X850B review

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Sony XBR65X850B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Join the 4K revolution with four times more clarity than HD (1). Everything you watch—sports, TV shows, movies—is upscaled for 4K Ultra HD viewing (2) and features Sony’s widest color spectrum ever created. Powered by TRILUMINOS display technology, true-to-life colors pop with stunning vibrancy. There’s even a One-Flick remote boasting a shortcut menu to your favorite videos on YouTube and more (3).

The 4K Ultra HD screen contains over 8 million individual pixels (1) that transform everything you watch into a life-like experience. Advanced picture processing also ensures that every single pixel displays images with superb brightness and authentic detail.

Suddenly, everything looks better. All of your existing HD sports, TV shows and movies are upscaled to super clear 4K quality (2). Even YouTubeclips and smartphone videos are enhanced with stunning results (2). The 4K X-Reality PRO picture engine analyzes and processes every image to refine color, clarity and detail for a beautifully natural picture.

Spoil yourself with the widest color spectrum we’ve ever offered on a television. Unique to Sony, TRILUMINOS Display technology creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors—just the way you want them. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better, too, with natural skin tones. It’s all thanks to a TRILUMINOS display that uses more colors to produce a more vibrant picture.

Add a Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X10, sold separately) for exclusive access to the Video Unlimited 4K service, which hosts the largest selection of feature films and TV episodes in 4K Ultra HD for the home (5). Choose to download new releases and classic films for rental or purchase (3,5). Or choose from a vast library of included 4K videos.

Sony's 2014 4K Ultra HD TVs are optimized to support new codecs that are needed for a variety of current and forthcoming 4K video services including Netflix and Video Unlimited 4K (3). There's also 500px for viewing breathtaking professional photos in 4K and PlayMemories Online to share your personal photos. Lastly, they also support the latest HDMIto connect external media players (sold separately), and 4K/60p playback for viewing 4K sports in the future.

Bring the immersive world of PlayStation directly to your TV with PlayStation Now. For the first time discover and play PlayStation 3 games – all streamed directly to your TV and played by connecting a DUALSHOCK 3 controller to your TV. Choose from individual game rentals or subscribe to a variety channel of games and let epic adventures begin (4).

An even faster way to find what you want. With ‘One-Flick’ on the remote you can instantly pull up a short cut menu that lets you navigate to your favorite TV channels, networked photos, and online videos from YouTube, Crackle, and Video Unlimited (3).

With Social Viewing you can watch TV, follow tweets and Skype, all at the same time. You can enjoy sports, TV shows, or movies with your friends and family even if you are not together. Add your Skype video chat to the TV screen and cheer together when your favorite team scores. To add tweets on screen, choose a hashtag, and see comments relating to your show flow across the screen (3).

(2) Simulated 4K image will vary based on source content.

(3) Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for SD services, 10 Mbps for HD streaming or 4K downloads, 20 Mbps for 4K Ultra HD streaming. Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended). Skype service subject to Skype's terms and conditions.

(4) Anticipated service availability Fall 2014. Broadband internet connection required. Additional purchase and registration required; service not available in all areas. See us.playstation.com/PlayStationNow for details.

(5) The Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player with Video Unlimited 4K service is exclusively compatible with Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs. Fees may apply for Video Unlimited 4K service. Largest collection for home distribution as of 2/15/14. Download times will vary and may require several hours for completion.

(6) Requires 3D content, 3D player and HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) sold sep.

(7) Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network.

(8) Requires compatible Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled Xperia smartphone. Certain formats are not supported. The video quality may be degraded due to environmental interference. Read more..

Technical Details:

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: XBR65X850B
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 65 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09

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