Sony X85K (LCD)

Sony X85K (75" LCD)

Sony X85K (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.6
PICTURE QUALITY: Good7.2/10
MOVIES & TV: Fair6.4/10
GAMING: Good7.5/10
SPORTS: Good7.4/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.5/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.2/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.4/10

The Sony X85K is an LCD TV released in 2022 with a 65-inch screen size. It has good overall picture quality, gaming performance, and sports content viewing experience, making it versatile for different uses. Its performance in bright rooms is good, whereas it's only fair in dark rooms, potentially making it less ideal for movie watching in dimly lit environments. Additionally, its good ratings for reflections and SDR brightness mean it can handle some ambient light well. The TV has 4 HDMI ports and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats. However, it does not have great built-in speakers, so you might consider additional sound equipment. Also noteworthy is that it doesn't support HDR10+ and the viewing angles are somewhat limited, making it less optimal for wide seating arrangements.. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Good overall picture quality
  • Effective for gaming
  • Performs well in bright rooms
  • Strong quality control
  • Excellent colors out of the box
Cons
  • Subpar for dark room viewing
  • Local dimming not supported
  • Average sound quality
  • Narrow viewing angles

Ratings by Category

Cartoons & Animaton:
4.6
The Sony X85K is excellent for watching cartoons and animation because its 'Colors Out of the Box' are calibrated to display vibrant and accurate hues without the need for tweaking, ensuring that animated content appears lively and true to the creators' intentions. Additionally, its 'Color Gamut', which refers to the range of colors the TV can display, scores well, meaning that it can reproduce a wide spectrum of colors necessary for capturing the full vibrancy generally associated with animated content.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.5
The Sony X85K is equipped with excellent upscaling capabilities, ensuring lower resolution content from news and TV programs is displayed clearly, and its very good SDR brightness means the picture will remain visible even in well-lit rooms.
Gaming:
4.2
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
Sports:
4.2
The Sony X85K provides a crisp viewing experience for sports with its excellent motion processing that helps to ensure smooth action, and its good reflections handling, which keeps the picture clear even in rooms with some lights on. However, its limited viewing angles can make it less ideal for group watching, as the picture quality may degrade when seen from the side.
Bright Room:
4.2
The Sony X85K is good for watching TV in bright rooms because it offers strong SDR and HDR brightness, helping to maintain image clarity even in well-lit environments. Additionally, its good reflections handling capability means that the impact of light reflections on the screen will be minimized, preserving picture quality in such conditions.
Overall Picture:
4.1
The Sony X85K boasts a high contrast, which is crucial for deep blacks and overall picture depth, enhancing the viewing experience especially in darker scenes. Additionally, the out-of-box colors are rated as excellent, meaning that colors will appear vibrant and accurate without the need for professional calibration.
Movies & TV shows:
3.5
The Sony X85K (LCD) is only fair for watching movies and cinematic TV primarily due to its mediocre black uniformity, which can affect the appearance of dark scenes, and its lack of local dimming, which prevents it from enhancing the contrast in different parts of the screen. Additionally, its color performance out of the box and color volume are satisfactory, but the narrow viewing angles can limit the viewing experience for those not sitting directly in front of the TV.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,098
Brand
Sony
Release Date
May 5, 2022
Full name
KD-75X85K
Screen Size
75"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TV
Sound Quality Score
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6.9/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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7.3/10
Bright Room Score
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7.4/10
Gaming Score
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7.6/10
Movies & TV Score
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6.5/10
Sports Score
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7.4/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
37.9" x 66" x 2.9"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
41" x 66"
Weight without Stand
71.9 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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7.5/10
Local Dimming
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2.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
Up to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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