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85
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
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.

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User Reviews

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gems4m2n
Looks great. Superb picture quality. Great 3D.
100
Leadmeout
After completing a very detailed research project looking at purchasing a new...read more
100
DrCrayG
I purchased this TV towards the start of the year when it was first showing...read more
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88
Average Critic Score

Picture quality

93
 

Other features (networking, etc.)

83
 

Media support

83
 

Sound quality

80
 

How It Stacks Up

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Critic

92
 

User

100
 
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Critic

93
 

User

93
 
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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

92
 

User

100
 
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Critic

93
 

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93
 
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User

90
 
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