Sony XBR65X850D vs XBR65X850C Review : What’s Better on the New Model?

Sony XBR65X850D is introduced in 2016 as the new model of Sony XBR65X850C from 2015 TV lineup. Sony XBR65X850D that comes as part of X850D model comes with mostly the same technologies as the older XBR65X850C from X850C model. But as the new model there are also few aspects that improved. What’s better on the new Sony XBR65X850D? I’m sure It’s the most important question that you are asking before you choose between the new and old model. This review try to help you answer that question as well as talk more about those two TVs.

Sony XBR65X850D (XBR-65X850D) : The Standard model for Sony’s 2016 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV

Sony XBR65X850D

Sony XBR65X850D

Sony XBR65X850D is introduced by Sony in the beginning of 2016. As the Standard model, Sony XBR65X850D is completed with the latest development of the TV technology. You can find on 4K HDR on Sony XBR65X850D. With 4K HDR, you can enjoy exceptional detail, color and contrast. The new 4K HDR is able to bring better picture quality and details that previous version of Sony HDR. On the Smart TV platform, We can find Sony Android TV as Smart TV Platform of Sony XBR65X850D. Sony Android TV comes with Google Voice search feature to deliver easier search and find feature to your TV screen. It also allow you to run more Smart functions with its ability to run Android based apps on the TV screen. You can also send your music and movies from your smartphone to your TV using Google Cast feature.

How’s the customers commented on their Sony XBR65X850D? They mostly said that this TV is able to deliver great picture quality with accurate color and high speed action. They also said that They like the Android Smart TV with its voice control functions and said It’s fun. The Smart TV platform also works quick said other customer. There’s just a little complaint from the customers that missing the 3D feature on this TV. But overall most of them are satisfied with the picture quality that delivered by this TV. Are you looking for more customers’ experience? You can read more Sony XBR65X850D customers’ reviews on this page…

Sony XBR65X850C (XBR-65X850C) : Sony’s 2015 Standard Model for 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV

Sony XBR65X850C

Sony XBR65X850C

Sony XBR65X850C is positioned as one of the choice for 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. It’s the standard model of Sony’s 2015 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV and It’s the bestselling 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV of Sony from 2015. Sony XBR65X850C comes with X1 Processor that bring faster processing time, while It’s also combined with Dynamic Contrast Enhancer to deliver better contrast and Precision Color Mapping to deliver more accurate color details. Sony XBR65X850C is also completed with Sony Android TV so that you can enjoy wider range of Smart functions with huge collection of apps from PlayStore.

Are the customers satisfied with their Sony XBR65X850C purchase? Yes, most of them are satisfied with the purchase. It can be seen from the accumulative customers ratings. Most of them are talking about excellent picture quality of this TV. The clarity and contrast is great while It also can deliver mind blowing color. Some of the customers also suggest the optimal picture setting for Sony XBR65X850C so that It can deliver optimal picture quality. Most of them also love the Android Smart TV platform that can deliver more Smart Apps but some of them said that the Android Smart TV platform need some improvement to works perfectly. You can find more reviews from Sony XBR65X850C customers here…

Sony XBR65X850D vs XBR65X850C : Specs Table

It’s a good idea to see the specs and features of the new Sony XBR65X850D and the older Sony XBR65X850C first before We move further and see what’s better on the new model. So let’s take a look at the table below for the specs of the new XBR65X850D and the old XBR65X850C.

Sony XBR65X850D Sony XBR65X850C
Released January 2015 January 2015
Size of Screen 65-inch 65-inch
Panel Design Flat Flat
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Backlight LED LED
Triluminos Display YES YES
HDR 4K HDR Standard
Picture Engine 4K X-Reality Pro 4K X-Reality Pro
Processor X1 X1
Refresh Rate Motionflow XR 960 Motionflow XR 960
Smart TV Sony Android TV Sony Android TV
3D Feature NO Active 3D
Remote Control Voice Remote Touchpad Remote
Speaker System 2CH 20W 2CH 20W
Built-in Wifi YES YES
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3
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What’s Better on the New Model?

After seeing the table above, We can see that there are few improvements that you can find on the new Sony XBR65X850D. What’s better on Sony XBR65X850D? Let’s take a look together.

1. Picture Technology

Most of the picture technology used on Sony XBR65X850C is still used on Sony XBR65X850D. They both come with Triluminos Display, 4K X-Reality Pro picture engine and X1 processor. Is there any improvement? The most important improvement is the 4K HDR that installed on Sony XBR65X850D. It’s an improvement from standard HDR that used by Sony XBR65X850C. 4K HDR is intended to bring better detail, color and contrast. It’s also designed to deliver wider range of brightness on the TV screen.

2. Smart TV Platform

Both of Sony XBR65X850D and XBR65X850C are completed with Sony Android TV as their Smart TV platform. They are indeed the same Smart TV platform in general. But for sure Sony is already fix some bugs that comes with 2015 Sony Android TV so the new 2016 Sony Android TV is a little more stable than the 2015 version.

3. 3D Feature and Remote Control

Sony XBR65X850D is not completed with Active 3D feature. While the older Sony XBR65X850C came with Active 3D feature. So you can only enjoy 3D on the older Sony XBR65X850C. But Sony is quite confident to be able to deliver 3D alike picture quality with their new Sony XBR65X850D. They are completed with different version of remote. Sony XBR65X850D’s remote are called Voice Remote Control (RMF-TX200U), while Sony XBR65X850C use the remote called Touchpad Remote Control (RMF-TX100U). Both of the voice remote control and touchpad remote control can help you control the TV using voice search feature.

4. Speaker System

Sony XBR65X850D and XBR65X850C use the same 2Ch 20W speaker system. 2Ch 20W speaker system is indeed standard Speaker system. But you can install additional soundbar or speaker system to deliver more immersive surround sound quality. So We can’t find any better aspect on the speaker system of the new model from the older one.

Should You Choose the New Model?

We have talked about Sony XBR65X850D and the older Sony XBR65X850C. The question is now should We consider the new model? The new Sony XBR65X850D brings the improved technology in 4K era, 4K HDR technology. It also comes with improvements on few bugs found on the older Sony Android TV. The only cons of this TV model is the absent of 3D feature. But you can be sure to enjoy 3D alike picture quality on Sony XBR65X850D without any 3D feature. Should You choose the new model? The new model is currently priced at more expensive price than the older model. So It’s the one that you should consider if you have more budget for your next 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV and you want the newest technology (picture and content) as well as new model. If that’s the case, then you should consider to go ahead with Sony XBR65X850D and order it here…

But if you only have more limited budget or you are looking for Active 3D entertainment, then Sony XBR65X850C is the one that should be on your mind. It’s able to deliver excellent picture quality that proved by its customers as well as can deliver more smart functions with Sony Android TV that powered by Android PlayStore plus you get 3D functions as a bonus. So don’t hesitate to order Sony XBR65X850C is you have lower budget or you are looking for 3D functions in 65-Inch screen TV. You can order Sony XBR65X850C here…

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