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V705-J03
$850Out of stock
$538New
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What we think

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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Sony X85J is typically more expensive and offers better overall picture quality, gaming performance, and is more suited for sports content. It also has a notably better bright room performance, which makes it a good fit for well-lit environments. However, it won't perform as well in dark rooms. The Vizio V-Series is priced for budget-conscious consumers and offers decent overall performance for its price. It has good black uniformity, which can be important for dark room viewing, but its bright room performance is not as strong as the Sony's. So, if you're willing to invest more for enhanced gaming, sports viewing, and better performance in bright rooms, the Sony X85J would be a stronger choice. If you're looking to save money and mainly watch content in darker environments, the Vizio V-Series should suffice. Both TVs lack local dimming, which can affect contrast and deep black levels. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Sports

7.2
KD-50X85J
V705-J03
6.1
The Sony X85J (LCD) is good for sports, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

7.6
KD-50X85J
V705-J03
5.6
The Sony X85J (LCD) is good for gaming, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

8.6
KD-50X85J
V705-J03
7.0
The Sony X85J (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is good.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.2
KD-50X85J
V705-J03
6.3
The Sony X85J (LCD) is very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

7.3
KD-50X85J
V705-J03
5.8
The Sony X85J (LCD) is good for bright room, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$850
KD-50X85J
V705-J03
$538
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The Sony X85J (LCD) has a price of $850 and the Vizio V-Series (LCD) costs $538.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

7.3
KD-50X85J
V705-J03
6.8
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony X85J (LCD) to have good picture quality, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.5
KD-50X85J
V705-J03
6.3
The Sony X85J (LCD) and Vizio V-Series (LCD) are both only fair for movies & TV.

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How the Sony X85J (LCD) and the Vizio V-Series (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Sony X85J (LCD)Vizio V-Series (LCD)
Sony X85J (LCD)Vizio V-Series (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$850
$538
Brand
SonyVizio
Year Released
20212021
Full name
KD-50X85JV705-J03
Screen Size
50"70"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TVSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
7.5/106.4/10
NextGen Ready
YesNo
HDMI Ports
43
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.3/106.9/10
Bright Room Score
7.4/105.9/10
Gaming Score
7.6/105.7/10
Movies & TV Score
6.6/106.4/10
Sports Score
7.3/106.1/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
25.5" x 44" x 2.8"35.7" x 61.8" x 2.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
28.1" x 44"38.4" x 61.8"
Weight without Stand
28.0 lbs52.7 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200400 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
7.9/108.2/10
Local Dimming
2.5/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 w20 w
Dolby Atmos
YesBypass only
DTS:X
Up to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass onlyYes, Bypass only

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Picture Roughly equal
Better for GamingSony X85J (LCD)
Better SoundSony X85J (LCD)
Better for SportsSony X85J (LCD)
Better in a Sunny RoomSony X85J (LCD)
Better for AnimationSony X85J (LCD)

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CNET

Geoffrey Morrison | June 2021
"Vizio's cheapest 4K HDR TV packs in a lot for a low price. The voice control via the remote works well, about as well as Roku's version on devices that have it. So if you know your way around a TV menu, or want to be able to dial in the picture even on an inexpensive TV, the Vizio is the better choice"

About Sony

Sony stands as a highly experienced and widely trusted TV manufacturer, earning a reputation that surpasses all others. A Japanese company, Sony has been making TVs for far longs than it has been making Playstation game consoles. Sony's high-end TVs are often regarded as the ultimate choice for videophiles, representing the epitome of quality, albeit at a premium price point. Renowned for their advanced and precise motion handling, as well as their cutting-edge local dimming algorithms, Sony consistently delivers unparalleled performance in these areas. They include Google TV software with all their TV sets, which grants access to the largest selection of apps available and they also include Bravia Core which is a movie streaming platform specifically for Sony TVs that offers higher picture quality by using more bandwidth.

About Vizio

Vizio is an American company. While they initially gained recognition for offering budget-friendly TVs, they have successfully expanded their product lineup to include high-end options as well. They manufacture TVs primarily in Mexico, China, and Vietnam. Similar to many Korean TV brands, Vizio developed its own smart TV software called SmartCast. In the past, SmartCast was not the best smart TV software, but it has evolved so that it is now good for using your TV and connecting to streaming services.

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