Sony Bravia KDL-55HX850 3D LED HDTV Review$2,600.00
3D Effect & Experience
The 3D experience that the 55HX850 produces is really good. The 3D was noticeable without having any headache-inducing effects. The best part here is that we did not notice any crosstalk.
Sony does not include 3D glasses with their TVs and the 55HX850 is no exception. The current model of Sony active 3D glasses (TDGBR250) retails for about $100 each and sets the bar pretty high for bad glasses. These are bulky and uncomfortable to wear and look awful. The glasses get the job done – the 3D is great on this TV – but Sony really needs to redesign these eye-prisons.
The 55HX850 had a 3D contrast ratio of 3769:1, which is excellent as far as 3D contrast goes. Everything is darkened when wearing 3D glasses, which act a bit like sunglasses, and while the white levels suffer, the black levels benefit.
Just like in 2D, the 3D color temperature is great. Any fluctuations in color temperature are not visible.
The reds are slightly problematic in 3D. They tend to get too bright and peak very early. The other color curves are respectable: they are not as good as the 2D levels, but we have seen much worse when it comes to 3D color.
The blues are really undersaturated in 3D and the white point is slightly green. The reds and greens look almost as good as they did in 2D.
There isn't much to report here. We did not experience any crosstalk while testing the Sony Bravia KDL-55HX850. Images were clear and did not produce any visible ghosting effects.