When you’re in the market for a new TV, 2015 is the year to buy. The line of 4k TVs have a lot to offer and with so many available, it pays to compare the features that you are looking for with cost and overall ratings before you make your choice. This review and comparison of the Sony x850C and X900B 4k TVs is intended to point out the strong points and potential weaknesses of each so you can more easily identify the model that most closely suits your preferences and requirements.
Enjoy good picture quality in all lighting environments with good motion handling and backlight flicker control. This attractive TV features a thin bezel with a simple stand with a 55 inch screen. Deep blacks with excellent uniformity and judder free viewing. Active 3D feature with minor level of crosstalk. Pre calibrated colors with wide range of colors that work well with UHD Blu ray as a high end feature. Great for sports and action viewing with very limited motion blur. Backlight control for achieving the best settings for the amount of motion in movies and gaming activities. Lower input lag with 39.5 ms, with interpolation, 69.6 ms and outside game mode its 64.2 ms. Excellent 1080p upscaling for clear and sharp display. Semigloss screen works well for high lighting situations with little to no glare or light reflection from screen, but luminosity is high enough for rooms with low lighting as well. Limited distortion when volume is turned up midway for great audio at medium high levels.
Android 5.0.2 OS for smart features with major applications such as Netflix, Hulu Pus, YouTube, Crackle, Cinema Now and Pandora available. Comes with two remotes, one touch and one basic, side inputs including 2 HDMI, 2 USBand 1 3.5 mm audio out. Rear inputs including 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 RF in, 1 digital sudio optical out, 1 composite in, 1 component inand 1 IR in.
Dark patches at the top of the screen which are not as ideal for action and motion viewing, but still acceptable for most testers and there is a slight dirty screen effect in some, but not all viewing situations. When the volume is turned to high levels, distortion jumps in accordance so the performance at high volume is not within an acceptable range in quality.
Loss of color saturation when viewed at angles with limited viewing angle and poor gray uniformity. Simple stand may wobble when moved.
This model comes in 55 and 65 inch sizes. Large front facing three way speakers that features amazing audio and enhance video that makes it a leader in its class. Rated as among the top performers in visual display with deep blacks and rich vibrant colors that run the gamut. Local dimming on edge lit LED backlight with full array of backlights and realistic images thanks to Motionflow XR 960. Comes with active 3D technology with 2 pair of the glasses inclued, eternal IR blaster, glossy screen finish with 120 Hz refresh rate, Standard and touch pad remote for smart TV, flat screen UHD with LCD display technology and LED backlight, screen mirroring ia app, DLNA compliant with photo, music, vido USB media and PlayStation streaming game compatibility.
The Sony X900 B has enhanced feathers over the X850C which give it a definite edge with regard to audio and video performance. The X850C can’t quite keep up to the three way speaker system of the X900B because of the distortion factor that occurs at higher volume levels. Nor can it compete with the color spectrum and high end picture quality. The cost of the X900B is higher than the X850B, but when you compare the performance levels and quality of picture and sound, it is indeed a great value. The X8505B is a good 4k TV that will deliver great results and for less cost, but it is still a step down from the X900B.