70" 4K Ultra High Definition TV
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Sony's first-generation 4K TVs wowed skeptics and demonstrated how riveting this hyper-detailed viewing experience could be. The 70" XBR-70X850B is part of their latest generation of 4K sets.
Although the screen is huge, overall this model manages to look elegantly sleek and slim. Its most important upgrade from last year is the ability to play the streamed 4K content that recently launched on Netflix®. Picture quality is, in a word, amazing. This set delivers the accurate, unhyped images we expect from Sony's premium XBR technology, along with the spectacular detail we expect from Ultra HD TV.
Ultra HD will enhance the quality of everything you watch, with a screen that has four times the resolution of a regular "full HD" 1080p TV. Sony teams this 4K screen technology with their TRILUMINOS LED backlighting, which provides more depth and shades of color than you've probably ever seen before.
Sony's FMP-X10 Ultra HD media player.
To enjoy the highest-quality 4K viewing experience at home, connect this TV to Sony's FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD media player, which makes it easy to download movies for rental or purchase, to watch at home anytime. Sony's Video Unlimited 4K online store already has over 200 titles. The FMP-X10 connects to the XBR-70X850B via HDMI, and provides the best possible picture quality.
The XBR-70X850B's screen contains over 8 million pixels (3,840 x 2,160) — the higher pixel density is easily visible. Equally important to the overall viewing experience is Sony's 4K expertise, which extends from "lens to living room." They build professional 4K cameras and cinema projectors, and Sony Pictures has a bigger catalog of 4K films than any other studio. This end-to-end approach helps ensure that XBR owners can have a truly theater-like experience at home.
True 4K content will be scarce for a while, but that shouldn't keep you from considering this TV. Based on ten years' experience upscaling movies to 4K in over 15,000 theaters worldwide, Sony has developed a processor so advanced it can upscale HD content to near-4K quality. This 4K X-Reality™ Pro chip enhances picture quality by analyzing and correcting images, resulting in impressively natural detail and color. You'll see the benefits of X-Reality Pro on everything from Blu-ray discs to Netflix® movies to video clips from your smartphone. X-Reality Pro enhances detail and reduces video noise by drawing on a database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display a startlingly lifelike picture. You also get Sony's Motionflow™ XR 240 blur reduction, which maintains clear motion even with fast-action content.
The XBR-70X850B has built-in Wi-Fi® so you can stream a variety of HD entertainment straight from the web. You can access an endless selection of entertainment at the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. And connect to even more movies, music and apps by wirelessly mirroring what's on your compatible Android™ smartphone.
This TV comes with not one but two remotes. The new "One-flick" touchpad has several advances over the typical button-style remote. First, it operates via Bluetooth instead of IR, so it's less finicky as far as needing to be precisely aimed at the TV's remote sensor. And the touchpad makes screen navigation and switching between apps quick and easy. The other remote is a standard IR clicker.
Movie theaters have switched to 4K projectors in recent years, and now you can enjoy amazing 4K picture quality at home. Ultra HD TVs with 4K resolution offer four times the detail of 1080p HDTVs. Some major TV makers offer media players so you can download and watch true 4K content for the best possible picture. Netflix® is already streaming some of their content in 4K, and other services plan to offer 4K video later this year.
Fairly easy set up into my home AV system. First time view of K 4 program blew me away. Picture and easy wireless set up far exceeded expectations. Great Features and, the price was right! Do not use 3D, and the stand as used(wide) was not an issue.
Cons: no directv 4k contact.
TV has great picture and features. Issue is with cheesy stand that comes attached and my need to move it to the center mounting position. Directions are terrible. Despite four calls to the outstanding Crutchfield techs, only my genius bother-in-law could figure out how to get the screws to attach the stand. The center mount is flimsy and potentially dangerous. Although I have not used the 3D feature yet, the glasses are also cheesy and seem to be twisted-don't fit comfortably on anyone's head. Plus I am bothered by having only two pairs of glasses- believe four should have been icluded.
Pros: Great picture and lots of features. Excited to explore more.
Cons: Flimsy stand and inadequate 3D glasses-only two pair.
Been watching this model for awhile now on Crutchfield and other sites. Got an email that Crutchfield was offering a limited time special of including the Sony 4K Media Player. Caused me to pull the trigger. The TV arrived on time, because of its size, a frieght company was used to deliver. Recived a phone call on Wednesday that the unit would be there the next morning between 11 and 2. About 1110 I hear the truck pull up. Dirver was alone and in only allowed to deliver the the front door. No problem just dragged it into the entrance way. AFter getting set up was immediatley taken with the picture quality. I upgraded from a Mitsu DLP HD and this picture is many times better. Have not played with all the apps yet, and figured out all the bells and whistles, but so far very happy.
Pros: Picture, built in apps, quick delivery
Cons: None yet
Fabulous TV. Easy to set-up and upscaling is great. Beautiful picture on regular 1080p movies. great buy!
Pros: Wonderful picture. Easy set-up.
Cons: Stand is a little weak.
I am not a tech type and probably do not have as discerning an eye as many do but the XBR-70X850B is a visual dream. We purchased a 70 inch screen because we sit 13 feet from the TV. We are very pleased with the size for the room. Delivery was on time and set up was a snap...we have Wi-Fi, cable (Dish), Apple TV, a Blu-Ray player, and Apple laptop connected to the set...all work well and each set up was uncomplicated. We have only had the set for two weeks so have yet to push the envelop on the set's capabilities. Audio is adequate...we intend to purchase a sound bar once we've recovered from the expense of the TV.
Pros: Visual clarity, ease of set up, capabilities
this tv and all the available specs help made this purchase an easy decision ( plus the price drop )
Pros: easy to set up
Cons: a lot to learn outside of just watching TV ( all the other options ) still learnig
Nice TV even with basic HD. Have not been able to watch true 4 k yet but youtube 4 k videos in look fantastic. Onboard Netflix is fantastic. Looked up some 4k content on Netflix did not work for me due to bandwidth issues, same with Amazon 4 k. That's not TV related anyhow so not complaining. Netflix connection takes some time if you just turn the tv on and try to connect to Netflix immediately. Just worth noting but not too annoying.
Must add that I am extremely impressed with the blacks on the TV, blows away by Sharp aquos. The motion is extremely smooth with minimal artifacts and many ways to setup and store picture settings.
My biggest issue is that since my receiver does not have ARC I cannot send audio back to the receiver via hdmi from the TV. I am trying to use the stereo out plug to send a signal to my receivers r a inputs it does not always work if I switch hdmi inputs. Most likely something I am doing wrong but I cannot figure it out. I don't understand why they cannot have a hdmi out so I can send the signal regardless of the input. I guess I need a new receiver from crutchfield to complement the TV.
This brings me to the next issue which is the relatively flimsy stand. It's hard to move the TV without slightly twisting the stand unless you lift both sides simultaneously. Mostly an issue during setup but seems ok if it's just sitting there and is unlikely to break off. I will be wall mounting soon so not a huge issue for me anyway.
Pros: Amazing Picture Quality, superb blacks, very sharp and smooth picture
Cons: Flimsy stand, slightly hard to configure certain aspects.
This is an awesome TV! After another retailer sold out the week before the Super Bowl I turned to Crutchfield somewhat reluctantly due to my fear of ordering something this large (physically and $) from the Internet and without the perceived safety net of being able to return it if need be to a physical store. After calling the 800 number and talking to one of Crutchfield's talented customers service reps, I was reassured of my purchase online and 4 days later my TV was delivered to my door step as promised. Easy setup and installation and I was watching 4k content (Netflix) that night! Exceeded my expectations and glad I went through Crutchfield as it ended up being a better deal than Best buy anyway!
Pros: Great picture, cool features. Good sound.
Cons: Only two pairs of 3d glasses and according to Crutchfield no way of getting extras for a family of 5.
Initially purchased the Vizio P series due to budget price - TV came with budget image quality: horrible artifacts and weird color balance. As much as I wanted to keep the Vizio, I had to return and get a refund. Thought long and hard on what to replace it with and the choices came down to the Samsung vs Sony. I'm glad I went for Sony. First off, this TV is Huge. It shipped with the legs already installed so the box is tall and thick. Picked it up myself from the UPS freight facility and we had to unbox the TV to fit it in the back of a Subaru Forrester.
The best part of the Sony is its value for the price (when compared to other 4k above 65 inches) and the life-like/neutral image quality out of the box. Samsung tends to be more saturated which lends to a more cartoonish look. Sony is natural with amazing color balance - black is not as good compared to plasma but it is acceptable. The 2 remotes it came with is a bonus - and I especially like the small one with the touch sensitive pad. A Huge plus for the Vizio, which I very much miss, is the QWERTY keyboard on the other side of the remote. Watching upscaled 1080 p/i is amazing. Watching Netflix/Amazon 4k content is out of this world. To be honest, you can't really tell unless you sit 2-3 feet away from the TV. The larger remote came with a "FOOTBALL" setting which came handy during the Superbowl. Don't know exactly what it does but watching the game on the TV was spectacular with it "ON".
Pros: Image Quality Price compared to other 4K TVs above 65 inches
Cons: No QWERTY keyboard on remote
Pros: Easy set up
We love this TV. We watch a lot of sports and movies. We haven't seen anything negative. Color clarity and reproduction is awesome. Most other brands (cheap and expensive) have a bluish undertone to dark colors. We haven't seen that on the Sony as much. Color reproduction is much much better than all other brands.
Pros: Color reproduction; size; clarity; Size/$ we felt it was the best deal. My In-laws got one and my brother-in-law also got one!
Cons: 1st tv came was defective w/ a very minor scratch and LCD panel on the lower left corner wasn't flush w'/ the bezel so, there was light bleeding that was noticeable at an acute angle when standing in the kitchen. Crutchfield did an awesome job of replacing the TV promptly.
I have owned this TV 3 weeks or so. I have zero complaints. Good picture and nice size. I have apple tv, blue ray player, and satellite connected to it and all work good. I do not stream movies or TV just the occasional you tube video. So for my simple uses I am happy with this TV and would recommend it to a friend.
Pros: Size....as long as they keep making bigger TVs I won't need glasses. Great picture far as my old eyes can tell. Works well with all my home theater products (Sony sound bar, Sony 7200 Blue Ray Player and Apple TV).
Cons: Like every consumer, I wish it was cheaper. I think an external speaker system is a must. It should come with free beer!
I purchased this just before Thanksgiving. Picture is very sharp and clear. It was easy to setup with the on screen prompts. I don't have a Netflix account so can't comment on the streaming, etc. The picture with a 4k up-scaling blu ray player is also very sharp and clear. Since there is a new security protocol to prevent piracy, all your other components, such as the home theater receiver, need to be complaint with that in order for everything to work together.
Pros: great picture-easy to set up-remote control is easy to use
Cons: none so far
Awesome TV. Great picture and apps. Up scaleing to 4k was good. It's has active 3D. The 3D picture was great with Avatar. No headache. Glasses are light and comfortable. Skype works well.
Pros: See above
Cons: Camera resolution was very low. (I used with Skype) was quite low. It would be nice to be able to upgrade it. Glass expensive. Would be nice if the remote was back lit.
Picture quality: stunning 3D: wow
I'm no video expert so I can't say anything about how black black is, or pixel bleed, or any of the other details aficionados reel off. But I do know what I like and all I can say is... WOW. I have never seen a better picture (and I haven't even tried 4K content yet). Takes my breath away and for the first time in years I'm excited about watching a TV screen. Everything is crisp and the colors vibrant.
The 3D is pretty good too although I don't think production content is up to the capabilities of the TV. The active glasses are comfortable to wear but would benefit from enclosed sides (also don't know what to get for additional pairs as Sony no longer lists the model included).
I am an audiophile of sorts and Sony did not excel here. Quality is ok and there are several different sound modes but overall not up to what I like to hear. It sounds flat or tinny. Adjusting the sound parameters is awkward as well. But acceptable for TV viewing. I use an external system for movies/online content.
Sony has made the real manual an onscreen experience which drives me nuts. I like to sit with a manual and flip around at will. The interface could be better organized but only time will tell about that one.
I thought about this purchase for a long time. I am very glad I made it and if you get one you will love it too.
Pros: Picture is stunning 3D is awesome
Cons: Sound not quite good enough for a $6k TV Could use a real paper manual
Great buy for the money. Wonderful picture, its great to watch programs I have watched before to see the improvement in clarity. Closest comperable TV would my Samsung 55 inch model 8550. This Samsung is 55 inch model thats a few hundred dollars more than 50 inch model and like nearly a grand less than 66 Samsung model 8550. Best size for the money.
Pros: Picture , ease of setup
Cons: Stand is kind of flimsy, sound could be better
This tv is great! So much more up dated then my old Sony smart 3d 70 inch. And the 4k looks amazing.with the 4k media player .Can't wait for them to come out with movies filmed in 4k. Glad I got this tv.
This 70 inch Sony is a great set ahead of the available technology. This is not Sony's fault as they are providing future capabilities before they are available to the general public. I had a 52 " Sony BRX before deciding on the 70"Sony BRX. If you do your research you will not be disappointed. The 4K will come along and the capability is already here. Football games are awesome on this set as are news broadcasts which is indicative of what is to come (only better.)
Pros: The latest technology is here now with a great lifelike picture.
Cons: I would prefer that the picture did not fade as much while viewing from an angle.
When I got the TV it was missing the remotes and extra items. Crutchfield did a good job of sending me the missing items. The TV works great, excellent color controls and such. With the direct ethernet wire port it downloads without a problem and the home screen is set up to bring in most streaming services including netflix and amazon which are the two main ones. I viewed the 4K on netflix (the media streamer is not needed) and was able to confirm it was as good as I saw in the stores. The 4K content is really apprarent with slow moving/ still scenes where you can see, for example, the details of every brick on a building -- really awesome! With motion the scenes 4K is less apparent. My biggest concern was the upscaling of the standard 1080i input from my cable but I am quite happy with it. Again it does a great job adding detail on close ups and still shots. This is a big concern for a large TV since lower-pixel TV will start to blur over 65" sizes. I think the algortihms are quite good here, it feel just like a 50-60" 1080p TV (whereas a 70" 1080p tv showing 1080i I think is distinctly more blurry). The one thing I noticed that is a little better on my Samsung 1080p TV was more options with motion control. This TV has all the motion control needed to give you the "soap opera" effect on most scenes, but I have seen it a little better elsewhere. However is you are watching 4K that is compensated somehwta but the resolution. So in the end thumbs ups because it upscales better
I have been a long time fan of Sony products and have bought their TVs for decades. I simply do no have time to compare. However, my experience with this TV was so bad that I will never do business with Sony again. They have earned a place next to GM in my book. The TV had a defect such that there was light, not related to the picture, emanating from the top. This was especially distracting at night, or on greater than 16/9 pictures where there is a black band. This appeared from all sources including over the air broadcasts. It did not appear when no input was selected, indicating that the problem was in the processing not in the display. Multiple attempts to get Sony to deal with the problem met with little but long holds, disdain, and delay from Sony. I returned the TV and bought a Samsung from Crutchfield. As always, dealing with Crutchfield is a pleasure. Without their 60 day return policy, I would have had a defective TV and no recourse. Curiously, specialty shops around here (northern New Mexico) report similar problems with late model Sony TVs.
Pros: None, although if by random chance you get a good one, you will probably be satisfied as the picture quality, outside of the defect, was quite nice.
Cons: Sony's product quality and customer service.
Previously I had a 60 inch TV and upgraded to a 65 early this year and I really did not notice much of a change. But when I upgraded to this 70 inch I definitely noticed the larger size of the screen. Set up was very easy. The TV has two table top leg options which is nice. I opted to use the inner mounts so it would be less likely the TV would slide off my glass TV stand. Picture wise it is like most HD TVs incredible. I have watched some ultra HD on Netflix and to be honest I can't say the picture is much different than regular HD. I did spend some time tweaking the color settings and I ended up using the vivid option and from there I adjusted the color hue etc. The TV really rocks with live broadcasts like the local news or Blue Ray.
Pros: Large size, Crutchfields price protection, mounting options, awesome picture and of course it a Sony!
Cons: Not much 4K content to view. The Sony media player is expensive and so is the content. Will not stream Netfilx 3D.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit w/local dim)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Amazon,UltraFlix|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||6|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||252 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$24|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||37-3/4|
|Height without Stand (inches)||36-3/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||14-1/4|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||3-1/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||22-1/2|
|Weight with Stand||97 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||94.8 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
Ultra 4K Resolution: See more on TV than ever before with over 8 million individual pixels (3,840 x 2,160) compared to about 2 million (1,920 x 1,080) on your 1080p HDTV. Advanced picture processing also ensures that every single pixel displays images with superb brightness and authentic detail. It's the highest resolution picture Sony has ever produced on a TV.
Note: Add a Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X10, sold separately) for exclusive access to the Video Unlimited 4K service, which hosts the largest selection of feature films and TV episodes in 4K Ultra HD for the home. Choose to download new releases and classic films for rental or purchase. Or choose from a vast library of included 4K videos.
HEVC Codec: Sony's 2014 4K Ultra-HD TVs are optimized to support the new HEVC codec that is needed for a variety of current and forthcoming 4K video services from Netflix and other providers without the need to buy additional update kits. The Sony Ultra-HD television also supports the latest HDMI 2.0 to connect external media players (sold separately) and 4K/60p playback for viewing 4K sports in the future. Current available 4K content includes:
4K X-Reality Pro Engine: Sony's new 4K X-Reality Pro Engine enhances Ultra-HD, HD, and SD images by analyzing and refining images with beautifully natural detail and astounding color. This 4K television upscales your favorite TV shows, DVDs and Blu-ray movies, even video-on-demand content, and smartphone videos to Ultra-HD quality. The 4K X-Reality Pro Engine breathes new life into everything you see with phenomenal 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution.
Dynamic Edge LED Backlighting w/ Local Dimming: 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.
TRILUMINOS Display Technology: Unique to Sony, TRILUMINOS Display technology creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors; just the way you want them. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues, and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better, too, with natural skin tones. It's all thanks to a new TRILUMINOS display that gives images a heightened sense of depth.
MotionFlow XR 240 Technology: Sony's MotionFlow XR 240 technology feature a precise backlight control that is synchronized with the liquid crystal movement from frame-to-frame creating clearer, sharper moving images. MotionFlow XR 240 combines 120 frames-per-second with the TV's advanced LED backlight system to simulate a 240 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 240 provides smooth and precise detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports by reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and overall creating a clearer picture. You can select between various settings.
Automatic Intelligence: The TV's built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. As a result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger. The televisions Advance Contrast Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the darker picture scenes. The ACE can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
Video Inputs: The Sony XBR-X850B series TV is equipped with HDMI (2.0), Component, and Composite video inputs. A back cover has to be removed to access these video inputs.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p. Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
MHL Compatible: The HDMI 2 and 4 input are designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 2 or 4 (MHL) input using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the Sony TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 2 or 4 input. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.
Active 3D Technology: The Sony XBR-X850B series TV gives you the option to enjoy 3D (three-dimensional) pictures and graphics. You can enjoy an immersive, realistic movie and gaming experience in Ultra-HD 4K using the included active 3D glasses (two pair included). Enjoy 3D content from the TV's built-in network apps, or your HDMI connected Blu-ray player, satellite receiver, or gaming console. When using the active shutter glasses, the on-screen image is precisely synchronized and delivered with the full high-definition image intact, for an optimum 3D viewing experience. Sony's 3D technology displays high speed synchronized left- and right-eye images to deliver an amazing 3D experience. And since each frame you see is shown in high-definition, the 3D action still offers razor-sharp detail. You can adjust the following 3D settings.
Wide Mode: The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the screen display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Based on the original signal source, you may see black bars around the picture or just on the both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will see the picture fill the full screen.
|Wide Mode||16:9 Original Source||4:3 Original Source|
|Wide Zoom||Enlarges the picture to fill the screen with minimal distortion.||Enlarges the center portion of the 4:3 picture proportionately, while the left and right edges of the screen are stretched to fill the screen.|
|Normal||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p sources).||Displays the 4:3 picture in its original size with black bars at the left and right sides to fill the screen (available for 480i or 480p sources).|
|Full||Displays the picture at its original size.||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally only to fill the screen.|
|Zoom||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally.||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox movies).|
Automatically changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Adjustments: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a particular A/V input or for all inputs. You can also lock the television's picture adjustments to prevent the TV's Picture Settings from being changed.
PIP & PAP: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers PIP (picture in picture) and PAP (picture and picture).
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in the television's HDMI 1 input enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB input can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI IN 1 port. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio outputs. A back cover has to be removed to access these audio outputs.
S-Force Front Surround: S-FORCE Front Surround provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just two front speakers. S-Force Front Surround simulates 5.1ch surround sound, with an enlarged sweet spot that everyone in the room can enjoy. You can active a 3D mode to generate a virtual three-dimensional sound effect to match your 3D video.
Note: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Table-Top Stand" or "Wall Mount" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.
Preset Sound Modes + 7-Band EQ: The TV offers five preset sound modes (Standard, Music, Cinema, Game, Sports). The TV is also equipped with a 7-band EQ (100Hz, 200Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz). You can adjust the level of each band between -12 to +12 dB.
Advanced Audio Settings: The TV offers additional audio adjustments to enhance the television's sound.
Optional Wireless Sub: You can use Sony's optional wireless subwoofer (SWF-BR100, sold separately) to extend the bass response of the TV's sound. Simply connect the wireless transceiver supplied with the SWF-BR100 wireless subwoofer to the TV's analog audio output and USB port.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony XBR-X850B series LED-LCD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies, via the Bravia Entertainment Network.
Note: Sony recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 15 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
WiFi Direct + MiraCast: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Sony TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported. Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) to the Sony TV. This allows you to view practically any content that is playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen; no wireless router or access point required.
Note: The TV also supports one-touch NFC pairing for select Android devices (like Sony Xperia) with MiraCast. Simply touch your compatible Android mobile device to the Sony' TV's NFC logo for instant "screen-mirroring" from the mobile device to the television.
Sony Entertainment Network: Once the Sony LED-LCD TV has been connected to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your favorite internet content delivered to the television via Bravia Internet Video, the Opera TV Store, or the built-in web browser. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while the built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL. The Opera TV Store lets you download additional apps. You can even stay connected with social networking apps. Click here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content (over 200 streaming services).
Note: Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice.
4K Network Streaming: This Ultra-HD TV even offers "HEVC" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K content from online movie & TV show providers (like Netflix, UltraFlix, or Sony Video Unlimited). Netflix 4K streaming can be done directly from the TV; you will need the Sony 4K media player (sold separately) to view 4K content from Sony Video Unlimited. 4K network streaming requires a network speed of 15Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router for 4K streaming. Make sure the Sony television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.
PlayStation Now (coming Summer 2014): PlayStation Now lets you stream PlayStation3 games directly to the Sony TV. Simply register for a free SEN account, launch PlayStation now on the Sony television, and pair your PlayStation DUALSHOCK3 controller to the TV for access to an expanding hand-picked collection of PlayStation 3 games to play (rental or subscription fees may apply). PlayStation Now gives gamers access to some of PlayStation's most popular games. With a wide variety of games to stream, there will always be new challenges to find and conquer when the moment to play presents itself.
Media Streaming: The Sony LED-LCD TV allows you to stream a variety of audio, video, and photo content from USB (MSC) and Network (DLNA) devices. Compatible media formats include MP3/WMA/WAV music files, MPEG/MP4/AVCHD/AVI/MKV/MOV video files, JPEG/MPO/RAW photo files.
Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software updates when the television is in standby mode. The tested TV contained software version PKG2.164AAA ( as of 6/24/2014). Visit the Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.
Home Menu: The Home Menu can be displayed by pressing the HOME button on the remote control. Various categories are displayed at the top of the Home Menu. You can pick a category and play back content by selecting a thumbnail from that category.
Content Search: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
Scene Select: You can access the following Scene Select modes from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
Closed Captions + Input/Channel Label: The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size. You can assign an icon or name to an external input and connected equipment, as well as edit analog channel labels to your preference.
Power Management Functions: This Sony LED-LCD TV incorporates advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management functions.
Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers a TV timer and Sleep timer. The TV Timer turns on the television from the standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your preference. The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are available (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to specific industry ratings. You can also block specific channels. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password. You can also block certain channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.
i-Manual: The Sony TV comes with a Quick Setup Guide booklet. The TV's full owner's manual can be accessed on the TV using the remote's i-Manual button.
Dual Remotes: To operate the TV, you can use either the included touchpad remote control or the IR (infrared) remote control. Using the touchpad remote control, basic operation of TV's functions and settings can be made by simply sliding and pressing your finger across the touchpad the remote. Thanks to touchpad control, videos, photos, or even Internet content (like Netflix) can be accessed with just a swipe or flick of your finger. To use buttons that are not on the Touchpad Remote Control, use the on-screen key pad. Because the touchpad remote control operates via Bluetooth, you will need to register remote with the TV before use.
Note: In addition, you can program the remote through the TV's menu to operate your satellite/cable box and home theater receiver, using the included IR blaster.
Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control. With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations for the listed device.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.
TV SideView Remote App: With the free Sony TV SideView App, you can control the Sony XBR-X850B series TV and browse its content from your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+). Simply download the this app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store onto your compatible device. The TV SideView App will allow your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony LED-LCD TV. You'll be able to search what's available to watch on broadcast stations and video on-demand apps. You can even pull up the TV's channel guide on your smartphone or tablet without interfering with the what you're watching on the TV. You also get to learn more about the show you're watching right now, like cast and episode details. In addition, you can tweet about what you're watching from your mobile device or see what fellow fans are tweeting about in real time. You'll also be able to stream your videos, pictures, and music stored on your Apple iOS/Android device to the TV.
Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB- or Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You can move the cursor with the mouse and enter text with the USB keyboard. Not all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Serial/IR Ports: You can connect the 3.5mm serial and IR ports to an external control device (such as a computer or A/V control system) to control the TV's functions externally.
Mounting Feet: The Sony TV comes supplied with two mounting feet which allow the television to be placed on an AV stand or inside a cabinet. The mounting feet must be attached using the supplied hardware. There are two mounting options for the feet which varies the footprint width; the feet can be mounted with a footprint width of 22.5" or 62.0625". The television weighs 97 lbs with the stand attached. This TV does not swivel.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The television can be wall mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The TV has four threaded screw inserts with a spacing of 400mm (h) x 300mm (v). The threaded inserts will accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 94.8 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached AC Power Cord: The television if fitted with an attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug. The AC plug sits 1.375" from the wall.
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Not sure-I set it up thru a new 4K compatible receiver with a lot of HDMI inputs. You probably could, but it would detract from the better sound you would get using a stand alone receiver to do all the channels for you. [ George Jul 06, 2015 ]
I'm sorry but I really don't know. Try calling Sony [ Charles Jul 06, 2015 ]
you can but the timing of the sound may be off due to delay between tv and receiver. also the tonality between home theater speakers and tv speakers make not make for a seamless transition when sound travels around speakers.give it a try and if it doesn't work out then get a center channel speaker. hope this helps. [ ANDREW Jul 06, 2015 ]
I don't know. I am not using the built in tv speakers. [ Chirag Jul 05, 2015 ]
Have not tried [ Duane Jul 05, 2015 ]
Not sure, I do not use the built in speakers. [ Michael Jul 05, 2015 ]
Yes, it works quite well with Directv. [ ALBERT Jun 05, 2015 ]
Yes [ Duane Jun 03, 2015 ]
wouldn't know I do not have direct tv. [ Michael Jun 02, 2015 ]
I don't know-I don't have Direct TV [ George Jun 02, 2015 ]
Sorry but I don't really know as I bought it as a gift [ Charles Jun 02, 2015 ]
Yes it does there is only one output that supports 4K so be sure to use that output to the tv [ GARY Jun 02, 2015 ]
Appears so but have not been able to figure out how to use it. I bought a Samsung 75 model 8550 at same time , the samsung is MUCH easier to set up. Sony is more of trial and error, took forver to get demo mode turned off. [ Duane Dec 12, 2014 ]
Yes, it was included. Happy holidays. [ Michael Dec 11, 2014 ]
Yes, there is a small rectangular electronic device at the top center of the 70 inch 4K TV. However, I believe this to be the infra-red (IR) receiver for the TV. The device can be flipped backwards to remove it from view once one masters the mouse control vice the IR remote to navigate through the TV's programing/setup pages. [ Chad A. Dec 11, 2014 ]
Yes, it's included. It can be bent backward so it's hidden. [ Richard Dec 11, 2014 ]
Yes the TV came with the webcam. You can unplug it if not wanted. Sorry couldn't answer this until today. [ Amanda Dec 10, 2014 ]
yes it is a skype camera [ ANDREW Dec 10, 2014 ]
Tim, the cam is attached to the TV. just a word of warning...first tv i received was no good. had a thin white line going across the picture. But our friends at Crutchfield sent out a new one and the other one was (eventually) picked up. also better plan on using a sound bar or home theatre...the sound from the tv is awful. im using the sonos setup, which sounds great. good luck, Al. [ ALAN Dec 10, 2014 ]
It wasn't integrated per se; it sits on a swivel bracket at the top of the TV-you can move it behind the TV if you don't want to see it, or move it up and on top of the TV when you want to use it-it's pretty small and should be unobtrusive if you leave it up. [ George Dec 10, 2014 ]
Yes, it is. I just got mine on Monday. [ Chi-Lai Dec 10, 2014 ]
I recently got the TV, the webcam flips back if you don't want it to show and then flips forward when you wan't to use it. [ Jared Dec 10, 2014 ]
Yes. there is a built in webcam. [ Eric Dec 10, 2014 ]
yes [ Brendan Dec 10, 2014 ]
yes. i have not used it yet. [ MAURO J Dec 10, 2014 ]
Yes [ BILL Dec 10, 2014 ]
Yes, it sits on top of the TV and is hinged so you can fold away behind the panel when not in use. [ Joseph Dec 10, 2014 ]
I'm sorry but I haven't installed the TV yet. [ RANDALL E Nov 11, 2014 ]
If it is possible, I have yet to figure out how to do it. [ Michael Nov 10, 2014 ]