85
Global
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

The Sony KDL-HX850 series (which includes the 46-inch KDL-46HX850 and 55-inch KDL-55HX850) are among the best LCD HDTVs released this year. Both sets have excellent HD picture quality, in both 2D and 3D mode; are well-designed, with slim bezels; and offer a full range of smart TV functions, including downloadable apps, access to major streaming services, and the ability to play video files stored on a local network. An optional stand includes speakers that won't substitute for a surround sound system, but may fill in nicely for a soundbar.

from $1795+

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Breakdown

Sound quality
8.0
Picture quality
9.3
Other features (networking, etc.)
8.3
Media support
8.3
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Specs

HX850

Type
LCD (46 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
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Specs

HX850

Type
LCD (46 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
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