Complete TV Comparison
Do you consider Sony XBR65X850C or LG 65UF8500 for your next TV? I’m quite sure that you are looking for 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. Those two TVs are among the bestselling 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV in 2015 lineup year. As two bestselling TVs, They are able to bring excellent picture quality to home screen along with deliver premium entertainment anytime you want it. But the next question is, as you only need to choose one of them, Which one Should You Choose? To answer that question, We should take a look at those two TVs then compare them aspect by aspect then decide which one that’s suitable for you.
Maybe you have heard about the popular X850B model of Sony’s 2014 lineup. That model is now replaced with the new X850C model in 2015 lineup. Sony XBR65X850C that can be said as the replacement model of Sony XBR65X850B comes with almost the same technology as XBR65X850B. It comes with 4K X-Reality Pro as its picture engine that bring brilliant picture quality in 4K UHD resolution, as well as near 4K picture quality from your HD contents with its upscaling technology. The new XBR65X850C comes with higher refresh rate technology with the Motion Rate 960 compared the older X850B that only use Motion Rate 240. The new X850C also comes with the new Sony Android TV that bring more flexibility to run android based apps.
How the customers response to their Sony XBR65X850C purchase? Most of the customers are satisfied with their XBR65X850C purchase. It can be seen from the excellent accumulative ratings of Sony XBR65X850C. They mostly said that the TV is able to deliver excellent picture both from original 4K content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. They also talk about Sony Android TV that have a good future as It’s supported with huge collection of Apps from Android PlayStore. The TV set up is quite easy, while other customers also shared their experience to achieve optimum picture quality on Sony XBR65X850C. If you are curious about the other customers’ feedback, you can read more Sony XBR65X850C customers’ comments here…
LG 65UF8500 comes as one of choices introduced by LG for 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV in their 2015 lineup. LG 65UF8500 is positioned as the option between LG 65UF9500 above it and LG 65UF7700 below it. LG 65UF8500 comes with In Plane Switching (IPS) Panel that give you wider viewing angle as well as more accurate color details. LG 65UF8500 still use Tru-4K Engine as its picture engine that bring brilliant 4K picture quality, as well as bring HD contents into near 4K picture quality. LG 65UF8500 comes with the new WebOS 2.0 as its Smart TV platform. WebOS 2.0 that comes as revamped version of WebOS 1.0, bring more intuitive user menu as well as faster apps response. WebOS 2.0 is also completed with magic remote that allow you to control the TV easier with voice interaction and mouse-alike movement.
LG 65UF8500 customers’ are mostly talking about beautiful picture quality delivered by LG 65UF8500. It has amazing colors with bright and crystal color pictures. The 3D quality is also excellent said some customers. With Passive 3D, you also don’t need to wear heavy 3D glasses with battery when you want to watch your favorite 3D on LG 65UF8500. They also talk about the easy to use smart TV platform, as well as magic remote that make it easier to control the TV and its Smart TV platform. You can read more reviews from the LG 65UF8500 customers’ here…
Before We talk about comparison between Sony XBR65X850C and LG 65UF8500, let’s take a look at the table below
|Sony XBR65X850C||LG 65UF8500|
|Introduced||January 2015||March 2015|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Picture Engine||4K X-Reality Pro||Tru-4K Engine|
|Refresh Rate||Motionflow XR 960||TruMotion 240Hz|
|Smart TV Platform||Sony Android TV||WebOS 2.0|
|3D Feature||Active 3D||Passive 3D|
|Remote Control||Touchpad Remote||Magic Remote|
|Speaker System||2Ch 20W||2Ch 20W|
|Price||Around $100 More||Around $100 Less|
After looking at the table above, let’s move forward to compare those two TVs.
1. Picture Technology
In the display technology, Sony XBR65X850C and LG 65UF8500 come with different picture technology. XBR65X850C comes with Triluminos Display, while LG 65UF8500 comes with In Plane Swtiching (IPS) panel. With Triluminos Display, Sony XBR65X850C is able to deliver more accurate color details while LG 65UF8500 is able to bring wider viewing angle.
Sony XBR65X850C comes with 4K X-Reality Pro picture engine, while LG 65UF8500 use Tru-4K Engine as its picture engine. There’s no true winner here. Both of 4K X-Reality pro and Tru-4K Engine are able to deliver brilliant picture quality both from original 4K content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality.
2. Refresh Rate Technology
Sony XBR65X850C comes with Motionflow XR 960 for its refresh rate technology, while LG 65UF8500 comes with TruMotion 240Hz as its refresh rate technology. Although the technology names are different, but basically Sony XBR65X850C and LG 65UF8500 are both able to deliver smooth fast motion images when you are watching your favorite action movies and sports.
3. Smart TV Platform
Sony XBR65X850C as part of Sony’s 2015 lineup comes with Sony Android TV as its Smart TV platform, while LG 65UF8500 as part of LG’s 2015 lineup comes with WebOS 2.0. Which one is better? They have their own better part. Sony Android TV is better when It comes to the future and support. With Android based Smart TV platform, Sony Android TV can support more Smart Apps than WebOS 2.0. But when It comes to the user interface and layout, WebOS 2.0 is better with more beautiful interface and user-friendly layout.
4. 3D Feature and Remote Control
Sony XBR65X850C comes with Active 3D, while LG 65UF8500 comes with Passive 3D. There’s no real winner between Active 3D and Passive 3D. Active 3D is able to deliver optimum 3D entertainment in closer sitting distance but require heavier 3D glasses, while Passive 3D just need lighter 3D glasses but need more sitting distance to deliver 3D optimally.
Sony XBR65X850C and LG 65UF8500 also comes with different remote control. Sony XBR65X850C comes with touchpad remote control, while LG 65UF8500 comes with magic remote. They are both able to control the TV using mouse based movement as well as voice interaction. Touchpad remote use google based Voice search over android platform, while magic remote use LG’s voice mate technology.
There’s indeed price difference between Sony XBR65X850C and LG 65UF8500. Sony XBR65X850C is priced at around $100 more expensive than LG 65UF8500. But when It’s compared to their price, It’s only around 5 percent in percentage. If you are in limited budget, then maybe you have to consider this price difference. But for most people It’s not essential difference that have to be considered.
After talking about Sony XBR65X850C and LG 65UF8500, then It’s time to conclude on which of them is the better choice for you. There’s indeed $100 price difference between them, but for most customers It’s not that essential since It means only around 5% of their price. Sony XBR65X850C is better when It comes to more accurate color on the TV screen but loss in wide viewing angle. So Sony XBR65X850C is better when you plan to watch the TV from the extreme side angle. It’s also better when It comes to playing games with especially PlayStation as It’s completed with PlayStation Now. Where’s the recommended place to order one? You can Order Sony XBR65X850C here…
LG 65UF8500 is better when It comes to wider viewing angle. You can watch from any side angle and the color is still excellent with its IPS Panel. It’s also better with its around $100 less in price. LG WebOS 2.0 Smart TV platform is currently also more stable than Sony Android TV although It’s more limited in the future in term of Smart Apps that’s able to be run on it. On the remote control side, more people prefer Magic Remote than Touchpad remote control. You can find and order LG 65UF8500 here…