|Your favorite movies and shows have never looked better than on Sony's XBR-X850A 4K Ultra HD TV. It enhances the quality of everything you watch for a picture that's four times clearer than regular HD1. You'll experience depth and shades of color never seen on a TV before, and with Wi-Fi connectivity5 you have the most complete, highest resolution experience we've ever created. || |
It's like 4 HDTVs in one
The X850A delivers a picture so clear it's like combining the resolution of 4 HDTVs into one. With over 8 million individual pixels (3,840 x 2,160) compared to about 2 million (1,920 x 1,080) on your current HDTV, your favorite shows have never looked better. Advanced picture processing ensures that every scene is displayed with superb brightness and authentic detail so won't miss a thing.
HD enhanced to 4K
Ultra HD quality
Sony’s unrivaled 4K X-Reality PRO picture processor enhances everything from sports to TV shows to Blu-Ray Disc movies. Based on ten years’ experience upscaling movies to 4K in over 15,000 theaters worldwide, Sony has developed and perfected a processor so advanced, it can upscale HD content to 4K quality. This guarantees that everything you watch today is heightened with the expanded color and clarity that only Sony can deliver2.
See colors never seen on a
See a wider range and more brilliant colors than ever with Sony's unique TRILUMINOS display, giving you our most authentic viewing experience ever. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid, while faces look better with more natural skin tones.
With built-in Wi-Fi5 you can stream beautiful video from your favorite sites like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube and HuluPlus. You can connect to even more movies, music and apps by wirelessly mirroring what's on your compatible Android smartphone11. Put simply, if it's on your phone, it's on your TV.
The dynamic LED difference
It's all about perfecting a natural look. Dynamic Edge LED backlighting with local dimming displays your movies and shows with tremendous accuracy and detail, especially in dark scenes where details tend to get lost. Contrast boost in just the right areas creates pitch-black night scenes and bright scenes that pop with vibrant color.
Control your TV with your smartphone or tablet
Control the TV or browse your local channel guide using the TV SideView app on your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS), all without interfering with what you’re watching on the TV. Learn more about the show you’re watching with information like cast and episode details. Search what’s available to watch on TV, Internet videos and apps like Netflix. Once you find what you want, you can select to view it on the TV. Make your viewing more social by Tweeting about the show from your mobile device8.
More ways to experience home entertainment
|MAXIMUM PICTURE • Expanded Color* |
Blu-ray just got better.
When a movie is mastered in 4K with expanded color and presented in high definition on Blu-ray, it's truly something special. It's everything you love about Blu-ray-spectacular high definition picture and sound-optimized for your 4K Ultra HD TV.
- Created from the highest quality 4K source materials with expanded color
- High bit-rate digital transfer for optimal HD experience
- New expanded color delivers a more vibrant and dynamic picture
- Ideal for playback on 4K Ultra HD TVs - also showcases excellent quality on standard HDTVs
- Plays on all Blu-ray players and PlayStation 3's
- Sony Pictures film restoration experts have meticulously worked on each title to ensure they meet the latest quality standards for 4K presentation
- *Expanded color requires xvYCC-capable TV and Blu-ray player
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|Lifelike motion |
When you watch a kickoff at the stadium, the ball doesn’t blur from left to right. Recreating natural motion with reduced judder and less blur, Motionflow XR 960 helps you see each end-over-end rotation by taking motion clarity beyond refresh rates, which are only measured in Hz, to quadruple the motion effect so you see everything as if you were there.
Your smartphone, now on TV
Movies, music and apps from your smartphone can now be viewed big on your TV. With three ways to connect Android phones and tablets to the X900A, Sony is helping you add value to the entertainment you already own.
1. Using a Mobile High Definition Link cable, you can connect your smartphone to the TV to literally “mirror” what’s seen on the smartphone screen. Video, photos and apps are re-sized and scaled to fit the larger TV screen. You can then use the TV remote to navigate the phone, while it’s charging from the TV10.
2. Using screen mirroring technology, you can connect phones that are Miracast enabled to the TV11.
3. Using One-touch mirroring with NFC technology, briefly place your compatible Xperia smartphone to the one-touch remote. You’ll instantly be able to view exactly what is on your smartphone’s screen on the TV4.
Custom control installations
RS-232C and IR-in for custom
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Wirelessly stream beautiful, HD entertainment straight from the internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and open the door to the endless entertainment of Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. By connecting to the Internet you can access Full HD 1080p entertainment, 3D content and made-for-TV apps like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and more5.
There's 3D, then there's 3D with 4K (3,840 x 2,160). Life-like 3D images emerge from the 4K screen screen with realism that makes your heart race. The level of detail is absolutely stunning—it's the closest thing to a 3D theater in your living room. Light, comfortable, active 3D glasses offer superb image quality and a noticeable step above anything you've ever experienced at home6.
Twice the fun: 2‐player games with no split screen
Say goodbye to split screen. Now you and a friend can both experience your own big-screen view of the action as you play nail-biting games on your PlayStation 3 system. SimulView gaming presents two separate Full HD pictures: each player watches independently through light easy to wear optional Simulview glasses that don’t need batteries7. There’s already a growing choice of SimulView game titles available.
| ||Photos are better with 4K |
See more details in your DSLR photos (8MP+) with 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160). View, share and edit photo memories with PlayMemories Studio software and your PlayStation 3 system on the TV screen. Scroll effortlessly through your image collection. Pinpoint images by date and time, smiles or location.Everything’s smooth and speedy, thanks to the immense processing power of the PlayStation 3 system9.
Life-sized video calls
It's like they're in the room with you. Skype video calls bring your family and friends closer than ever as they appear as large as life on your big screen—for free5. Just connect the easy-to-use Skype camera (sold separately) for a face-to-face look at the caller on the beauty of your Sony 4K Ultra HD TV.
You will never lose your TV manual again. The iManual is available through the menu system on the TV – always there if you need it.
4K Ultra HD now and in the future
Sony 4K Ultra HD TV owners are the first in the world to be able to enjoy hit Hollywood movies in 4K Ultra HD, using the Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player (sold separately). Sony 4K TVs are also ready to support the next 4K video formats, such as 60p 4K sports video, that will become possible using the new HDMI 2.0 specification. A convenient and free Internet firmware update will be available late 2013.*
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between 1080p and 4K?
4K Ultra HD TVs deliver more than 4 times the resolution of 1080P HDTVs. On a 1080p HDTV, there are over 2 million pixels that make up the image while on a 4K Ultra HD TV, there are over 8 million pixels. The resolution of an HDTV is 1,920 X 1,080 (horizontal X vertical) while the resolution of a 4K Ultra HD TV is 3,840 X 2,160 (horizontal X Vertical). Since there are 4 times more pixels, 4K Ultra HD TVs can more easily reproduce the smallest details. Due to this increased resolution, you can now sit closer to a larger TV screen and enjoy a clearer picture.
Will my regular cable programming, Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and streaming entertainment appear different on my 4K Ultra HD TV?
Yes. The Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs enhance the picture quality of everything you watch with Sony’s exclusive upscaling technology2. The Sony 4K X-Reality PRO Picture engine analyzes and refines images from all sources. Your TV shows, movies, sports, and streaming entertainment will look better2. And with more than 7,000 Blu-ray discs on the market, there is plenty of movie content to enjoy at home, now upscaled to near 4K.
How close to the TV must I sit to appreciate 4K?
The short answer is that between 5 and 6 ft. is the ideal viewing distance for a 55” or 65” Sony 4K Ultra HD TV.
However, on a 55“, you can now sit as close as 3.6 ft and enjoy a visibly smoother and more detailed picture (e.g you won’t see the individual pixels). On a 65“ TV, you can sit as close as 4.2 ft. to appreciate 4K.
Since the pixels on a 4K Ultra HD TV are four times smaller than on an HDTV, it becomes harder to see them. In fact, you can sit closer to a 65” Sony 4K Ultra HDTV than you can to a 35” HDTV. When you sit closer to the screen, you feel like you are immersed in the action. You get the same visual impact as you would sitting in the best seat at a movie theater.
What can I currently watch in true 4K? In near-4K?
For your immediate enjoyment of your Sony 4K Ultra HD TV, Sony's unrivaled 4K X-Reality PRO picture processor ensures that all of your existing TV programs, sports and movies are upscaled to super clear 4K quality2.
Starting in May, 2013, customers can purchase a select number of Sony Pictures Blu-ray titles optimized for 4K Ultra HDTVs. These HD titles were created from the highest quality 4K source materials with expanded color for a more vibrant and dynamic picture. They play on all Blu-ray players and PlayStation 3's. They are the ideal Blu-ray Disc solution for new 4K Ultra HD TV owners and great for Blu-ray collectors as they also display excellent picture quality on standard HDTVs. These titles include: Angels and Demons, The Other Guys, Taxi Driver, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Ghostbusters, Glory, Battle: Los Angeles, Karate Kid (2010) and more are scheduled to release later in 2013.
For the highest resolution experience possible, customers who own a Sony 4K Ultra HD TV can access feature films, TV shows and videos in 4K resolution1 from Sony's 4K Ultra HD Media Player (sold separately) and Video Unlimited 4K service (fees apply). The media player comes loaded with a variety of films and other videos to start enjoying 4K right away.
When will more 4K content be available?
Native 4K content is quickly being adopted by Hollywoods‘ leading filmmakers. In addition, many studios are investing in the 4K restoration of films in their libraries. Films originally shot with 35MM film can be re-mastered in native 4K resolution. In addition, broadcasters and cable companies are investing in 4K technologies to be able to deliver more 4K content expeirences to consumers at home.
What device options do I have to enjoy 4K? Do I need a 4K Blu-ray Disc player and 4K receiver to enjoy my 4K Ultra HD TV?
You can start enjoying your 4K Ultra HD TV with your current Home theatre components. No new devices are needed. You do not need a 4K upscaling Blu-ray player or receiver to use with your Sony 4K Ultra HD TV.
Your current Blu-ray Disc player, cable signal or even your personal photos and videos make for ideal content to view on your Sony 4K Ultra HD TV. You are already creating 4K content when you take pictures on an 8 MP camera, and now you can finally enjoy the full detail of your photos on the big screen.
You can also enjoy feature films in true 4K resolution with the Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player. The Video Unlimited 4K service will offer ever-expanding options in 4K Ultra HD to download for rent or purchase12.
What other 4K products and services does Sony manufacture?
As Sony did with the transition to HD, Sony is leading the way with the transition to 4K from the lens to the living room, including:
- The world’s most extensive line of 4K digital motion picture cameras including the F65, PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras
- Complete line-up of 4K professional monitors and projectors
- Industry training at the Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures Studios
- Sony Vegas Pro software performs 4K nonlinear editing
- Sony Pictures Colorworks is Hollywood’s leading house for 4K post production
- Sony Pictures is releasing films like the 2013 After Earth starring Will Smith in 4K Digital Cinema and investing in 4K restorations of classics like Lawrence of Arabia and Taxi Driver
- Sony is the world leader in 4K Digital Cinema servers and projectors with over 13,000 systems installed
- Sony has a consumer line-up including a 4K Home front projector, A/V receivers with 4K pass-through, Blu-ray Disc players with 4K upscaling, and now a line-up of 4K Ultra HD TVs
* An Internet firmware update to support HDMI 2.0 to accommodate 4K/60p (59.94/60Hz) video content will be available end of 2013. Requires that the TV is connected to the internet to receive the update.
1. Actual panel resolution of XBR‐X850A 4K Ultra HD TV is 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (in 16:9 aspect ratio). HDTVs have a panel resolution of 1,920 x 1080 pixels.
2. Simulated 4K image will vary based on source content.
3. Compared to conventional white LED TV displays.
4. Requires compatible Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled Xperia smartphone. Certain formats are not supported.
5. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended). Skype requires CMU-BR100 camera sold sep. Subject to Skype's terms and conditions
6. Requires 3D content, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) sold separately, and included 3D active glasses.
7. PS3 system and SimulView glasses sold separately.
8. Requires active internet connection and devices connected to the same wireless home network.
9. Requires PS3 system, PlayMemories Studio software and HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) sold separately.
10. Requires Mobile High Definition Link-compatible smartphone to be connected to the TV with a Mobile High Definition Link cable, sold separately.
11. Requires smartphone with Wi-Fi certified Miracast technology. Certain formats are not supported.
12. The Sony FMP-X1 4K Ultra Media Player is exclusively compatible with Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs. Ethernet connection required. Fees may apply for Video Unlimited 4K service.