"Sony's Best."on by stevesmith1971
Pros Beautiful Monolithic Design, Excellent PQ and Black Level's, Excellent 3D.
Cons None what's so ever.
Summary I was once a proud owner of Sony's HX750 hdtv and thought it matched up well with the 850. Well I have learned a big lesson when I purchased the HX850 and that is don't put foot in mouth and jump the gun. In every category the HX850 is far superior to the HX750 and dare I say it superior to the HX929,950 and yes even Panasonic's top end plasma's! Out of the box PQ was beautiful but after using Cnet's setting's they were even better. Setup was a breeze and watching Blu rays, dvd's and regular HD Broadcast material from Xfinity was superb. 3D? Wow! Talk about immersive? Its because of the HX850 that I now love watching 3D movies when ever I can. The design of the HX850 is beautiful on or off and its a shame Sony don't use the monolithic design any longer and they have discontinued the HX850 for the W900? Another shame in my book. I apologize to Ty because of what I said about his comments about the HX750. He was right and I was wrong. The HX850 is still the best LED/3D tv ever made by Sony and if you can still find one I would buy it because you wont be disappointed.
Pros Grate picture quality, my visitor opinions was; Hey this thing look a built or physically a good quality like Apple products; in general, for all the features and aspects, is excellent product.
Cons The chassis and the structure, apparently to be rigid, but it present a little movement, even it is a monolitic design, I noted at the moment to install in a wall bracket. Maybe other TVs are worse than this one.
Summary In general, for all the features and aspects, is excellent product.
Pros like the cnet review stated it offers great blacks for an led. Let me tell you when i set this tv up my jaw dropped it was gorgeous. Probably the best purchase i've ever made.
Cons I bought the tv from my local sony store on the june 12 and on june 14, i found a dead pixel on the bottom right corner. How am i to enjoy this tv's excellent black levels, when every time a dark scene in a movie pops up i see an annoying red dot.
Summary Contacted sony and tech is comming out, in about a week or so. But its just not the sony i remember when i was a child. Electornics built to last. What happened to that quality. This should not happen to a 2 day old tv.Getting a replacment hx850. Will update review once new tv comes in. Like I said before great tv, I was just unlucky with the set I got.
I've been burned by sony again. I bought a ps3 in 07, yellow light of death in 08. Yellow light of death again like a month after the 90 day warranty was up. Jumped ship to the xbox, not one problem, strange but true(still on my first xbox 360. It took me 4 years to buy another sony product. Spent 3000+ dollars on the tv and 3d glassess and etc. And i get a bum product. I will update my review after tech comes in.
Updated on Jun 20, 2012
Updated on Jun 26, 2012Got my replacment hx850 today. Again let me say how amazing this tv is. I wish I could of gave the tv a better review right from the beginning. 4 stars easy. Great tv.
Pros Deep blacks for an LED TV and good picture.
Cons Dead pixel, gorilla glass streaks easily and hard to clean, TV wobbles on stand when walking by, cheap remote
Summary Have a dead pixel right in the center of my screen! Called Sony customer service and they said it's normal and not covered under the warranty. Spent $2600 on the 55HX850 and I'm now stuck with an annoying and very distracting black dot during all but black scenes. Would be a great TV without the pixel problem. Bottom line, if you experience any bad pixels, you are on your own and Sony will not help.Was contacted by the Sony Listens team and Sony has agreed to replace the TV with a new one, same model, at no cost to me. You guy's are awesome! Totally renewed my confidence in Sony. Overall the HX850 is a fantastic TV. It was unfortunate that mine had the pixel problem. I can't wait to get the replacement. I am a happy customer again :)
Updated on May 30, 2012
Updated on Jun 30, 2012The new replacement TV Sony sent me also has a dead pixel after 2 weeks of use! Would not recommend anyone purchase this TV due to the obvious pixel problems associated with it.