Sony XBR49X850B 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2014 Model) Review

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Sony XBR49X850B 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

Sony XBR49X850B 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

Sony XBR49X850B 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV is the recent model 2014 4K TV.

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The Best TV for the price

The picture quality of Television Company Sony is Triluminos Display in many respects. It the color technology makes much more true-to-life color interpretations than most of Sony's contestants.

This TV is really an excellent value for money with this kind of technology, which is unlikely to become obsolete. Add that with the beautiful color and great contrast this TV is one of the best 4K pictures on the market in spite of Edge-Lit, which is considered weaker than LED (Full Array w/ Local Dimming) from Sony's X950B. Sony’s broadest color spectrum features depend on the upscaling that works pretty well, but it is still upscaling, so do not anticipate up scaled 4K pictures to look like native 4K image.

4K Ultra HD Technology opens with outstanding clarity the wide world around us, thanks to Sony XBR49X850B. We understand, why even the hardheaded people say: “I love it. It is my favorite TV.”

Overall, and for those, who love cons

The X850B is not equipped the X-tended Dynamic Range Pro, which gives Sony's X950B such very bright colors. The screen itself is not as fine and there is a mistiness into the blacks. However, if you are in the market for a reasonable, leading edge TV with new technologies, this is your TV. It is a great value, and will be compatible with approaching technology.

This TV is not expensive in this class now and Smart TV navigation are not as intuitive as other TV models. Sony's dissimilar remotes do not add much significance.

3D – Active

Sony has come with active 3D on the X850B instead of passive and the active 3D on this 4K screen is sometimes better than the movie theater (the color and clean edges). No doubt, the company is a leader with 4K technology, and has 4K projectors mounted at movie theaters all around the world.


The TV picture is spectacular. One of the most interesting features on Sony TVs for 2014 is Social Viewing; Skype, Twitter, Internet Browser (Opera); 3 USB ports, 4 HDMI inputs; Active 3D capable (2 pairs of glasses included); The really talk to someone about what you are watching; TRILUMINOS Display; Remote, 2 3D Glasses, Touchpad Remote Control, IR Blaster, Table Top Stand.

The Sony X850B series was arrived in four screen sizes:

49-Inch 55-Inch
65-Inch 70-Inch

Key Specs

• 120Hz (Native)
• Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
• Skype, Twitter, Internet Browser (Opera)

Technical Details

• Brand Name: Sony
• Model: XBR49X850B
• Display Technology: LED
• Display Size: 49 inches
• Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
• Resolution: 4K Ultra HD
• Refresh Rate: 120 hertz

First Impressions

The additional pixels make the depth perception look incredible and this TV is probably provides today the best-looking 3D that we have known before.

The picture quality is more than enough first-rate and snow has different hue of white color than milk. This TV set has the best pictures in 4K that we have seen before. The XBR-49X850B is an excellent TV in 2014 for 4K TVs and has HDMI 2.0 that allow the highest framerates of 4K video.

The X850B series is one of the few TVs to have the Triluminous panel which is only available on Sony’s TVs. Netflix has broadcast 4K content will be available in 2014 - 2015. This TV set is ready with its built-in HEVC decoder. The Dynamic Edge LED backlighting provides local dimming for best contrast. These upgrades deliver higher contrast and excellent colors.

Sony Entertainment Network provides internet content such as Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, YouTube™, Facebook, Skype, and other.

The Sony’s X850B series has wonderful image with wider viewing angles, accurate colors, and no blurring on screen of panel. The 4K Ultra HD TVs deliver 3840 x 2160 resolution and you can get the immersive movie theater experience.

The Sony’s X850B series takes you to a new level in entertainment. This new 4K TV has a thin profile 2.6-inch (TV without stand: 43.2'' x 26.25" x 2.6"). The X850B series comes with four HDMI Ports.

What's Included:

Sony XBR49X850B 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2014 Model), Documentation, Remote Control, 2 3D Glasses, Touchpad Remote Control, IR Blaster, Table Top Stand


• Date First Available at Amazon: April 15, 2014.
• Requires 3D content, 3D player and HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) sold sep.

We recommend you to be on the safe side getting an Extended Service Warranty, 4 - 5 years would be reasonable. You can get evidence that it is the good model, if you will read new impartial Customer Reviews.

Customer Reviews and
Average Customer Rating on Amazon



• Inputs: 4 HDMI
• 3 USB

Weight and Dimensions

Thin LED Design:

• Dimensions: TV without stand: 43.2-Inch x 26.25-Inch x 2.6-Inch, TV with stand: 43.2-Inch x 27.75-Inch x 8.9-Inch
• Item Weight: 41 pounds