Review: Sony BRAVIA HX850 Television

Sony’s BRAVIA HX850 is a new  55-inch television priced at $2,500. The device comes with a simple plastic stand and a premium stand which has integrated speakers and props.

The television set can be wall-mounted so as to make it more appealing. Physical buttons like power, volume, channel, input, and menu are hidden on the lower right side at the rear.

Sony’s remote control is very traditional with a compact design and it lacks the backlight, which is good step from Sony.

The HX850′s edge-backlit LED display runs at 1080p resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate. It also supports active 3D, but Sony has not included any glasses in the package – you need to buy them for $49.99.

The television set also comes with Sony’s X-Reality Pro Engine technology that promises each frame of the picture in real-time, and remove noise, increase sharpness, and optimize the color and contrast.

On the connectivity side, it includes four HDMI ports, two on the side and two in the bottom, two composite video, two USB 2.0 ports on the side, an RF antenna connection in the bottom, three analog audio inputs, a PC input (D-Sub), and an ethernet port.

It also supports WiFi b/g/n, Skype along with an optional camera to make video calls.

Verdict

Sony BRAVIA HX850 is a beautiful television that produces beautiful colors, superlative connectivity, and sports stylish design. The screen quality is excellent and it is a great device for watching movies and for gaming.

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