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Sony KDL46HX850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Sony KDL46HX850. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and color. The design and image quality also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability. There are some negative reviews about the remote control and price.

image quality, design, color, usability

price, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL46HX850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sony KDL-HX850 review: Sony KDL-HX850


Sony KDL-HX850

The ; 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.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Sony Bravia KDL-46HX850


Sony's Bravia HX850 series is a good-looking but pricey HDTV line offering LED backlighting, 3D support, Web features galore, and accurate out-of-the-box color—if only the contrast ratio were higher.

Attractively designed. Excellent image detail. Wide viewing angles. Accurate colors. Energy efficient.

Pricey, and 3D glasses not included. Low contrast ratio.

Conclusion At $2,600, Sony’s KDL-55HX850 is a bit pricey, especially when compared with our Editors’ Choice for Budget HDTVs, the $1,430 Vizio M3D550KD. Still, it is $900 less expensive than the same-size LG’s 55LM9600, and outperforms that set in...

Jun, 2012

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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...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (

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

Aug, 2012

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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

May, 2012

Consumer review (

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

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

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


Dec, 2012

Consumer review (

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

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

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

None yet

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

The best LED


All i can say is this tv reminds me of Sony's excellent trintron tvs.

sexy design, amazing picture quality, excellent build quality and good smart features

remote not backlit

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:NICAM/A2
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:3
Number of Speakers:3
RMS rated power:30


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:46
Display Diagonal (metric):46.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:800
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:108
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):130
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):78


On/Off switch: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: No
Sleep Timer: Yes


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3
Child lock: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Annual Energy Consumption:108
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):130
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):78

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-C2, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10
Height (with stand):26.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):47 x 11.1 x 29.1
Weight with stand:47.6
Width (with stand):43.2