Lay back and enjoy as this seamless sheet of glass becomes the centerpiece of your living space. Featuring truly transcendent picture quality, each scene in everything you watch-HD movies, 3D, sports, even YouTube clips-is presented with unprecedented detail and astonishing color from Sony's exclusive X-Reality PRO picture engine. Ultra-clear, realistic motion during slow scenic sweeps and fast action sports comes courtesy of Motionflow XR 960.
Everything looks better. - This is picture quality so lifelike it's like looking through a window. Each scene in everything you watch-HD movies, sports, even YouTube clips and home movies-is presented with unprecedented detail, and astonishing color as Sony's exclusive X-Reality PRO picture engine draws on its database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display our most lifelike picture ever.
Our clearest picture ever. - When you watch a kickoff at the stadium, the ball doesn't blur from left to right. Recreating natural motion with reduced judder and less blur, Motionflow XR 960 technology helps you see each end-over-end rotation by taking motion clarity beyond refresh rates, which are only measured in Hz, to quadruple the motion effect so you see everything as if you were there.
Tough, yet beautiful. - Only Sony has it. Corning's exclusive Gorilla Glass lets you enjoy an incredibly durable, remarkably lightweight, frameless design with a seamless, sophisticated look. Paired with the OptiContrast panel, Gorilla Glass helps boost contrast and brightness while minimizing unwanted light reflections.
In-your-face action. - Brace yourself for pure 3D excitement that feels like you're standing on the 50-yard line. Through advanced Active 3D technology, immerse yourself in Full HD 1080p clarity and phenomenal 3D picture quality. Just slide on the comfortable 3D active glasses and enter a whole new dimension.
Go way beyond cable. - Welcome to the endless entertainment of the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. By connecting to the Internet you can access Full HD 1080p entertainment, 3D content and made-for-TV apps like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and more.
The difference is dynamic. - It's all about perfecting a natural look. Dynamic Edge LED backlighting with local dimming delivers pitch-black night scenes and illuminates bright scenes that pop with vibrant color. Rather than illuminating the entire screen, contrast is boosted in just the right areas for a more realistic picture.
Natural 3D effects. - Feel like you're standing alongside your favorite actor as the environment envelops you with lush 3D detail. Ultra-realistic effects are achieved by X-Reality PRO 3D Super Resolution, optimizing each area of the 3D scene by drawing on its database of patterns, shapes and textures.
Goodbye wires, hello built-in Wi-Fi. - Maximize your entertainment while reducing cable clutter. Wirelessly stream beautiful, HD entertainment straight from the internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
Life-sized video calls. - It's like they're in the room with you. Skype video calls bring your family and friends closer than ever as they appear as large as life on your big screen-for free. Just connect the easy-to-use Skype camera (sold separately) for a face-to-face look at the caller on the beauty of your Sony HDTV.
All devices, together as one. - Don't all of your personal photos and videos deserve the big screen? Experience your content on a grand scale simply by connecting your compatible smartphone, computer or Sony Tablet S via your existing Wi-Fi network. Then you can easily "throw" your videos, photos and music files to your HDTV.
Control your TV with your phone. - Now there's one less remote control on the coffee table. Just download the free Media Remote app and turn your iPhone, Android phone or Sony Tablet S into a versatile remote control with a full QWERTY keyboard. It makes changing channels and typing searches ultra fast and convenient.
Wi-Fi without a router. - Sometimes your friends want to share their personal photos and videos on your beautiful HDTV. With Sony's Wi-Fi Direct Mode, your friends can throw personal content to your TV without connecting to your home network. Wi-Fi Direct completely bypasses the Wi-Fi access point/router, so it's easy to set up.
A sense for songs. - What's that song in the TV show, movie or commercial you're watching? Press 'TrackID' on your remote and get the song name and artist instantly.5 You can also start TrackID by shaking a smartphone that's running the Media Remote app.4 Very convenient.
Save power, save money. - Enjoy lower energy bills with reduced power consumption of up to 30% while maintaining beautiful image quality with Eco Drive technology. It automatically reduces power consumption while boosting color and detail on the screen and conserving energy used by the backlight.
Handheld gaming goes big. - Play your PlayStation Vita system or other handheld gaming consoles (with SD output) on your HDTV with no irritating black borders surrounding the picture. Just select Game Mode for an ideal fit to your TV screen according to the input. Better yet, Super Resolution Processing delivers a clear, crisp view in HD size.
Onboard manual. - You will never lose your TV manual again. The iManual is available through the menu system on the TV - always there if you need it.
Find it fast. - Searching for shows and music on your TV is so simple. Just press 'GUIDE' on your remote and see what's on and what's coming up with a handy image to go with it. You also get an episode synopsis, cast and crew details and suggestions to related shows, on-demand movies and Blu-ray Disc titles.
Find it fast. - Finding music is also a cinch. Music Search with the TrackID button cleverly recognizes the melody of the music playing on your TV. Want to go further? Search to find more songs by the same artist and other related web content. Share your discovery with the world via Twitter.
3D: Active3D Super-resolution: Yes3D Sync Transmitter Integrated: Yes4x High Speed 3D Panel: YesFull HD 3D: YesSimulated 3D: Yes
Audio Power Output: 10W+10W+10WSpeaker Configuration: 2.1 Full Range(15x90mm)x2,Woofer(60mm)x1Speaker Position: Rear Facing
5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes5.1ch Through Out (Handycam): YesAdvanced Auto Volume: YesAudio Out: Fixed/VariableClear Phase Speaker: YesDolby: Dolby Digital Dolby Didital Plus Dolby PulseHeadphone/Speaker Link: YesInvisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation): YesS-Master: YesSony Original Surround: S-Force Front Surround 3DSound Booster: YesSound Enhancer: YesSound Mode: DynamicSound Mode: StandardSound Mode: Clear VoiceSound Mode: CustomStereo System: MTS(AUTO SAP)Surround Effect: CinemaSurround Effect: SportsSurround Effect: MusicSurround Effect: Game
TV Guide On-Screen: Yes(Rovi)
Auto Shut-off: YesBRAVIA Sync: YesChannel Block (with password): Analog & DigitalChannel Jump: YesChannel Surf: YesEdit Channel Labels: YesFavorites: YesInfo Banner: YesInput Skip: AutomaticLabel Inputs: YesMultiple Language Display: English/Spanish /FrenchOn-Screen Clock: YesOn-Screen Display for External Input: YesOn-Screen Operating Instructions: YesOn/Off Timer: YesPanorama: YesParental Control: YesPicture Adjustments Lock: YesPicture Frame Mode: YesScene Select: PhotoScene Select: MusicScene Select: CinemaScene Select: GameScene Select: GraphicsScene Select: SportsScene Select: AnimationShow/Hide Channels: YesSkin Naturalizer: Video/PhotoSleep Timer: YesTwin Picture: PAP(Variable)USB Play: Yes
6 degree Upward Style: YesMonolithic Design: YesStand Swivel: YesStand Swivel Range: Left 15?/Right 15?Stand Tilt: YesStand Tilt Range: 0?- 6? Flexible
Aspect Ratio: 16:9Display Resolution: Full HDScreen Size (measured diagonally): 46"(46.0")
Backlight Type: Dynamic Edge LEDDimming Type: Local DimmingDisplay Device: LCDOptiContrast Panel: Yes
Energy Saving & Efficiency
Backlight Off Mode: YesDynamic Backlight Control: YesEnergy Star compliant: Meets Energy Star version 5.3
Audio Return Channel: YesClosed Captions (CC): YesFinish (Surface Color): BlackHDMI InstaPort: YesHotel Mode Menu: YesStart Up Sony Logo Display: Yes
Inputs and Outputs
AC Power Input: 1 (REAR)Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 3 (2 Rear/1 Side)Audio Out: 1 (Side/Hybrid w/HP)Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 (Rear Hybrid w/Composite)Composite Video Input(s): 2 (1 Rear/1 Rear Hybrid w/Component)Digital Audio Output(s): 1 (Bottom)Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Bottom)HDMI Connection(s) (Total): 4 (2 Side/2 Bottom)HDMI PC Input: YesHeadphone Output(s): 1 (Side/Hybrid w/Audio Out)PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini): 1 (D-Sub : Side, Audio IN : Side Hybrid w/HDMI)RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Bottom)USB 2.0: 2 (Side)
Package Carton (W x H x D): 61 1/8 x 29 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches (1550 x 738 x 132 mm)TV only (W x H x D): 42 3/8 x 25 1/5 x 1 3/8(1 1/4) inch (1077 x 640 x 35(32) mm)TV with Stand (W x H x D): 42 3/8 x 27 4/9 x 10 5/9 inch (1077x697x268 mm)
BIVL (System): YesDLNA: MPEG1, MPEG2PS, MPEG2TS, AVCHD, MP4Part10, MP4Part2, WMV, MP3, WMA, LPCM, JPEGInternet_Browser: Yes(Opera)Media Remote: YesPhoto MAP: YesSkype: ReadySony Entertainment Network: YesTrackID: YesVideo Search: YesWhat's New: YesWi-Fi Certified: YesWi-Fi Direct: YesWireless LAN: IntegratedYahoo! Widgets: Yes
Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz for ULPower Requirements (voltage): AC120V for UL
Recycled & Recyclable Materials
Packaging Materials: Recycled Carton (more than 40%)
Regulation and Standards Compliance
VESA Hole Pitch: 300 x 300 mmVESA Hole Spacing Compatible: Yes
LightSensor Technology: Yes
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: 12 Months Parts / 12 Months Labor
Color System: NTSCTV System (Analog): MTV System (Digital): ATSC
Video Signal: 1080/24p (HDMI only)Video Signal: 720/60pVideo Signal: 1080/30p (HDMI only)Video Signal: 720/30p (HDMI only)Video Signal: 720/24 (HDMI only)Video Signal: 1080/60iVideo Signal: 1080/60p (HDMI / Component)Video Signal: 480/60iVideo Signal: 480/60p
24p True Cinema Technology: Yes3D Comb Filter: Yes4:3 Default: YesAdvanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): YesAuto Wide: YesBlinking Type: Line BlinkingCineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: YesClear Mode: YesDeep Color: YesFace Area Detection: YesImpulse Mode: YesIntelligent MPEG Noise Reduction: YesLive Color Technology: YesMotionflow Technology: Motionflow XR 960PhotoTV HD: YesPicture Mode: VividPicture Mode: Game-StandardPicture Mode: Game-OriginalPicture Mode: GraphicsPicture Mode: SportsPicture Mode: AnimationPicture Mode: StandardPicture Mode: CustomPicture Mode: Photo-VividPicture Mode: Photo-StandardPicture Mode: Photo-OriginalPicture Mode: Photo-CustomPicture Mode: Cinema1Picture Mode: Cinema2Portable Game Mode: FineFullPortable Game Mode: FineNormalPortable Game Mode: PortableGame1Portable Game Mode: PortableGame2Super-resolution for Game Mode: YesVideo Area Detection: YesVideo Processing: X-Reality PROWide Mode: FULLWide Mode: NormalWide Mode: Wide ZoomWide Mode: ZoomWide Mode: CaptionWide Mode: Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC
Gross (Package Carton): 57.3 lb / 26.0 kgTV only: 36.6 lb / 16.6 kgTV with Stand: 44.8 lb / 20.3
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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
best TV I have ever owned
from Montpelier, Vermont
Comments about Sony KDL46HX850 - 46" LED HX850 Internet TV:
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 are realistic, bright and do not have to be boosted. The motionflow is incredible in the clear mode. I watch a lot of high speed sports, and this TV has the least blur in movement I have ever seen. I have watched football, U.S. Open tennis, baseball, Olympic basketball and repeats of last year's hockey and the motionflow makes all of them a very enjoyable viewing experience. This TV replaced my Sony EX700 ( which I loved) and is clearly a couple of notches above that level. It is an attractive TV with a thin bezel around the edge, so you see mostly picture within the thin frame. The gorilla glass is awesome with no reflections if placed properly in a room. As far as the apps and internet part, I can't tell you much as that is not what I purchased this TV for. Those features are what I have the Sony internet google box and my Vaio all-in-one computer for. I wanted this TV for picture quality, accurate color and watching fast action sports with the motionflow960, and it has delivered the goods to my complete satisfaction. I have yet to watch a blueray movie on it and I am looking forward to that experience. I have seen DVD movies on it, and the picture is very good. The out of box settings are very good and just need some tweaking to suit individual tastes. Some things I found helpful were: turn off light sensor and presence sensor, tone down color a little bit to 55, put scene select to Auto and motionflow to clear mode, lower sharpness to 25 as this TV seems to oversharpen images in HD and turn up resolution instead to 70. Most features in picture select should be turned off or disabled. I did a lot of research, read many reviews and viewed a wall of many different brands of TVs with the result being I am completely happy and satisfied with my choice. Like many products, it depends on what your priorities and wants are that should govern your choice. If yours are picture quality and color along with great motionflow as well as sleek looks, this TV will not disappoint.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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HX850 meets XBR Headon!
from Cambridge, MD
I was planning to upgrade of an 46" XBR, however, that size TV is no longer available. I extensively compared the XBR features to the 46" HX850 and found, with the exception of a few minor features the HX850 appeared to be almost the same TV. So I ordered the TV and found the picture quality is virtually the same as my very first XBR's picture quality. A perfect choice for us! I like me, you must have a smaller TV #less than 55"# and still insist on the XBR picture and quality, I would highly recommend the HX850. Plus, the 46"HX850 it is more the $1,000 cheaper than the base level 55" XBR TV with nearly the exact same features.
(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
The best LED
from New York, NY
All i can say is this tv reminds me of Sony's excellent trintron tvs.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Best LED TV Ever
This is a great TV if set up properly. Just turn off presence sensor and light sensor and decrease color to 55 or 56. Leave motionflow at standard unless streaming SD, then it should be set off. Otherwise, leave motionflow to standard. Do not use any setting other than standard or OFF. Set sound to standard and turn on auto-volume. Set scene select to auto and you are finished. You will see incredible clarity and color accuracy. The light coming through the Gorilla Glass is amazing and makes traditional LCDs and LEDs look antiquated.
(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Good Video quality for HD Source
Overall this is one of the best TV in the market. But you have to feed only HD content. with SD content video out put quality is very poor. X-reality is just gimmick.. HD TV won't support and HD format videos from your USB/DLNA. NO MKV, XVID support. TV couldn't recognize my videos which I recorded in my Panasonic and D90 cameras. So USB port and DLNA is useless. Who want to play mpeg1 video using usb?. Sony should start support all video codec. This is the reason their sales is very very poor.
(4 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
One of the best TVs I ever bought
from Pittsburgh, PA
The TV has multiple Pros but the only Con is the price. If you are looking for a gaming, watching movies TV for your bedroom/living room great. Bravia sync works great with my PS3 and my Sony Receiver.