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conclusion:We like it

85 May 22nd 2012 4:43 pm

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.

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Critic reviews

8.7
9 reviews
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    9.4
  • Sound quality
    8.2
  • Media support
    8.2
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
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User reviews

9.2
4 reviews
  • Picture quality
    10
  • Sound quality
    8.7
  • Media support
    9.3
  • Other features (networking, etc.) | 1 comment
    9.3
8.0
CNET May 18, 2012

The Sony HX850 is a smart-looking Smart TV with sparkling picture quality, making it a front-runner for plasma-phobic videophiles.

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8.0
Wired Oct 11, 2012

... for the exceptional quality you get, it’s a great buy, especially if you can find it for a hundred or two less than the $1,600 advertised price.

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8.0
Gizmodo Oct 26, 2012

Should You Buy It? At $2100 and $2600 (for the 46-inch and 55-inch models, respectively) the HX850 is on par with its LED competition in terms of price—it's certainly more affordable than Panasonic's WT50—while producing a picture that can compete with plasmas like Panny's VT50.

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9.0
PC World Australia May 17, 2012

Sony’s second-best TV for this year has great picture quality. We think it’s still edged out slightly by the more versatile HX925, but it’s excellent for watching Blu-rays and digital TV alike. The interface aside, the Sony HX850 is a TV we can strongly recommend.

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8.0
SlashGear Dec 18, 2012

The Sony HX850 may not shout about its skills when you first look at it, but its LED display is among the best we’ve seen.

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10
TrustedReviews May 7, 2012

The word that best sums up our time with the 46HX853 can only be ‘wow’. Sony may have left it late, but just when we were seriously starting to fear for the brand’s TV future, it’s stormed back with what might honestly be the best LCD TV we’ve ever seen.

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10
What Hi-Fi Apr 27, 2012

So taken as a complete package, there’s very little fault to be found with the KDL-55HX853. ... we’re particularly taken with its outstanding black-tone facility, its motion-handling, its looks and its sound.

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10
T3 May 3, 2012

The KDL-55HX853 isn’t big on gimmicks, but if you’re looking for a flatscreen with excellent image quality, a content-rich net portal and luscious design, then it’s a must-see.

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8.0
FlatPanelsHD May 11, 2012

I think HX850 is a great TV - one of Sony’s best edge LED based TVs to date – but the value-for-money ratio is not as competitive as on some of Sony’s closest rivals. Whether the design and additional features are worth paying extra for or not, we leave up to you.

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10
Leadmeout Leadmeout

After completing a very detailed research project looking at purchasing a new 55" and 46" LED TV's One fact is clear to me.ost reviews are biased, and the Sony's I purchased are much better than the most glowing reviews I read.

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10
DrCrayG DrCrayG

I purchased this TV towards the start of the year when it was first showing up in stores. I cannot be happier with this product, its still holding up great against the end of year models coming out. The picture is so crisp and clean, the speakers are fine for general use and the video streaming...

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