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Sony KDL46HX850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and build quality are generally positive. The color and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the value for money and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL46HX850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony KDL-46HX850 Review


Consumer electronics are being crammed with more and more features, but things are a bit different when it comes to televisions. Sony is known for its televisions, and their 46HX850 model is one of the more interesting 46-inch ultra slim LED-backlit...

One of the biggest downsides of this TV, as with most Sony products, is the lack of compatibility with NTFS drives.

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Sony KDL-46HX850


In 2011 we reviewed two excellent Sony TVs in the form of the HX929 -- the best-performing LCD TV of the year outside of the Sharp Elite -- and the NX720 , a more affordable yet still superb performer that earned our Editors' Choice Award . Our...

The Sony KDL-HX850 delivers excellent picture quality for an LCD, with deep blacks and plenty of detail in shadows. Blooming was minimal, and both uniformity and viewing angle were very good. The Gorilla Glass front adds both toughness and good looks.

The HX850 is expensive compared with like-performing plasmas, and color tended somewhat toward blue.

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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Sony KDL-46HX850 Review – 46-inch LED LCD HDTV


Sony has designed the 46-inch 3D LED TV model just like a desktop computer. The improved video quality and 3D technology support allows users to access a wide variety of traditional and latest digital content. At the same time, the connection and...

Similar to the online movies, music, videos, photos and applications, a user also gets the option to access his offline collection of digital content stored on compatible digital devices and discs. The HDMI and USB ports included in the LED TV model...


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Sony's new HX850 has good picture quality for its price, performing better than similarly-priced LG and Samsung models in its default and calibrated settings. Apart from some minor issues with detail in dark areas, the HX850 handles both standard and...

Excellent HD picture quality Accurate preset colour modes Excellent colour and contrast after adjustment

Remote feels cheap Interface looks dated App support is an afterthought

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"Stunning And Beautiful all In one Package."


This has to be the best HDTV Sony has made in a long time. Beautiful PQ and stunning black levels along with a beautiful monolithic design make this tv a must have for anyone who is a serious HT lover. This tv is without question the best HDTV I have...

Stunning Picture Quality and Plasma Like Blacks.

No Issues at all.

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"I think its the best LED tv right now."


Hi i compared it to Samsung, LG and Panasonics top end

sexy Design, awesome picture quality, excellent build quality and good smart features..

remote not backlit

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It really is the best


If your looking at this television then like me you have narrowed your choices to SONY or SAM. The HX850 was a game changer for me, stunning visual superiority, over the 7000 and 8000 models. The proof, when they say BLACK they mean it. The X-reality...

Instant setup out of the box, extreme picture detail, 3D that works, and REAL Technology

3D glasses not included

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Excellent #1 Purchase ever


This TV has Super, Amazing, and Crisp great picture quality hands down, after a whole 1+ year of researching this TV paid off. if u want the best picture quality might as well go ALL IN ( "i mean invest Wisely") and SONY TV didn't disappoint me in...

Superior Crisp Picture, Motion flow 960, 3D, Amazing color and Contrast


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best TV I have ever owned


This TV is all about image and picture quality, and it does not disappoint in that regard. Images are crisp, sharp and clear, in fact, this TV shows the weakness of inferior station signals as it is almost too good for some broadcast channels. Colors...

picture clarity and sharpness, motionflow 960, great colors

3D glasses should be included for the price, all remotes should be backlite

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HX850 meets XBR Headon!


I was planning to upgrade of an 46" XBR, however, that size TV is no longer available.

Has nearly all the XBR features

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