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Sony KDL-55HX850, KDL-46XH850 Features Review

Following is a features review and writeup for included features on the 2012 HX850 Series TVs from Sony

Appearance And Design

Monolithic Design Element

HX850 Series Models
KDL-55HX850 KDL-46HX850

This design is intended to appear as one continuous sheet of black glass when the set is turned off. The trademark of the monolithic stand is that it can be positioned to lean the TV back some to improve viewing quality if the TV is lower than the room seating.


OptiContrast Panel with Corning Gorilla Glass

Optimizes Dynamic Contrast in the TV very well while preventing reflection off the screen panel.

Rovi On-Screen Guide

Allows you to search programs or contend by key word or category. Also allows organization of content by categories to create your own.

Motionflow XR 960 Technology

By utilizing this feature you to effectively increase the frame rate speed to 960Hz from the native 240Hz through manipulation of the backlight. This is accomplished via the local dimming mechanisms. It gives the viewer sharper moving images and eliminates a lot of the noise inherent with fast moving objects. It is one of the most important features on this TV. Viewers can select between 4 settings for this feature: Standard, Smooth, Clear, Clear Plus.


This feature is designed to eliminate judder and jerky effects when the TV pans side to side. In our opinion it should be kept off due to unwanted side effects from the elimination of natural blur in the background.

X-Reality PRO Engine

The X-Reality PRO Engine in the HX850 series is a dual chip digital video processor which is designed to optimize all types of resolution signals – no matter whether compressed or standard definition. This engine does the processing excellently well. The engine chip set is designed to improve the quality of poor resolution signals and also utilize the enhanced picture processing such as Intelligent Image Enhancer, Intelligent MPED Noice Reduction, Reality Creation, Adaptive Noice Reduction, and Smooth Gradation. In other words, it is the brains of the HX850.

3D Ready

The HX850 is 3D ready with active shutter 3D capability rather than passive. Any Bluetooth enabled active 3D glasses will work on this 3D television. The 3D feature in the HX850 offers a couple of unique features such as 3D Depth Adjustment and Simulated 3D Effect.


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