In 2016, Sony introduce XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D as two alternative choices for 75-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. Those 2 new models come with latest improvements on picture technology. There are similarities between Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D but there are also differences between them. It maybe makes you confused on which of those two TVs is the better choice for your home. This article try to explain the similarities and differences of Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D so that you can decide which of them is the better choice for your home.
What are Similarities between Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D?
There are few aspects of Sony XBR75X940D that similar with Sony XBR75X850D as its lower model. What are those similarities? Let’s take a look together quickly on the table below.
|Sony XBR75X940D||Sony XBR75X850D|
|Introduced||1st quarter of 2016||1st quarter of 2016|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|HDR||4K HDR||4K HDR|
|4K X-Reality Pro||YES||YES|
|Refresh Rate||Motionflow XR 960||Motionflow XR 960|
|Smart Platform||Sony Android TV||Sony Android TV|
|Remote Control||Voice Remote (RMF-TX200U)||Voice Remote (RMF-TX200U)|
|Speaker System||2.2Ch 30W||2.2Ch 30W|
|HDMI/ USB Inputs||4/3||4/3|
We have seen the similarities of Sony XBR75X940D and Sony XBR65X850D. Do you want to know more about those similarities? If you do, let me try to explain more about those similarities.
1. 4K UHD Resolution with Upscaling Technology
Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D come with 4K UHD resolution. 4K UHD resolution is able to deliver four times more brilliant picture quality than previous Full HD resolution. But we still have the problems with limited 4K content sources. Both of Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D are completed with 4K upscaling technology so that you can enjoy near 4K picture quality from your HD contents.
2. Triluminos Display, 4K HDR and 4K X-Reality Pro
Most of the picture technology of Sony XBR75X940D and Sony XBR75X850D are the same. They are both completed with Triluminos display that can deliver more accurate color details, They also come with the new 4K HDR technology to deliver fine contrast and picture details as well as the 4K X-Reality Pro that installed on most Sony 4K UHD TV to deliver brilliant 4K picture quality as well as near 4K picture quality from non 4K contents.
3. Smart TV Platform, Remote and X1 Processor
Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D use the same Sony Android TV as their Smart TV Platform. With Sony Android TV, you can enjoy your favorite premium contents anytime you want to enjoy it, as well as enjoy your favorite smart functions with huge collection of apps from PlayStore. Besides the same Sony Android TV, Sony XBR75X940D and Sony XBR75X850D are completed with Voice Remote control. With Voice remote control, you can control your TV using your voice with voice interaction function. To deliver the best entertainment result, both of those two TVs are completed with X1 processor as well.
4. Speaker System
Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D come with the same speaker system. It’s 2.2Ch 30W speaker system that completed with Cinematic S-Force Front Surround. So you can enjoy excellent sound quality with that combination. But if you think 2.2Ch 30W speaker system is not enough, don’t worry. You can attach additional soundbar or external speaker system on both of those two TVs.
What are Differences between Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D?
We have talked about the similarities of Sony XBR75X940D and Sony XBR75X850D. Now It’s time for us to talk about the differences of those two TVs. You can see their differences on the table here.
|Sony XBR75X940D||Sony XBR75X850D|
|Backlight||Full Array LED||Edge LED|
|X-Tended Dynamic Range||X-Tended Dynamic Range Pro||NO|
|3D Feature||Active 3D||NO|
|Price||+/- $1500 Higher||+/- $1500 Lower|
Do you need more explanation after looking at the table above? I’m quite sure that you want to know more about those differences. Here We talk about that.
Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D come with different backlight type. Sony XBR75X940D comes with Full Array LED Baclight, while Sony XBR75X850D only comes with standard Edge LED backlight. With Full Array LED Backlight, you can enjoy better brightness quality than what you get with Edge LED backlight.
2. X-Tended Dynamic Range
We have discussed above that most of the picture technology of Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D are the same. But there are also difference on the picture technology. It’s the X-Tended Dynamic Range Pro that installed on Sony XBR75X940D. With additional X-Tended Dynamic Range Pro, you can enjoy more brilliant picture quality than conventional 4K screen. It can reproduce wider brightness range with brighter peaks and deeper shadows.
3. 3D Feature
Sony XBR75X940D comes with Active 3D, while Sony XBR75X850D comes without any 3D feature. Although not everyone love 3D, but for some people who enjoy watching 3D, It’s an additional reason to go ahead with a TV that completed with 3D feature. With 3D feature, you can enjoy your favorite entertainment on both 3D or 2D using Sony XBR75X940D.
Sony XBR75X940D as the higher model is for sure priced at more expensive than the standard model Sony XBR75X850D. How much is Sony XBR75X940D compared to Sony XBR75X850D? When We talk about percentage, Sony XBR75X940D is priced at around 60% more than Sony XBR75X850D. So It’s a significant amount of money. You should think twice about getting Sony XBR75X940D if you have only limited budget.
Any Reason to Choose Sony XBR75X940D?
We have talked about the similarities and differences of Sony XBR75X940D and XBR75X850D. So We should proceed on talking about the reason to choose the new Sony XBR75X940D. Sony XBR75X940D is maybe not a good choice for most of the customers as It’s priced at around 60% higher price than Sony XBR75X850D. But if you have sufficient budget then you can go ahead with Sony XBR75X940D to enjoy the best picture quality in 75-Inch TV. With X-Tended Dynamic Range and Full Array LED Backlight you can be sure to enjoy top notch picture quality on your large screen TV. Additionally, you can also enjoy active 3D entertainment with Sony XBR75X940D. So if you are a “special” person that demand the best picture quality for sure don’t mind to pay more then you should go ahead with Sony XBR75X940D. You may also consider to learn more Sony XBR75X940D from the customers’s reviews on this page…
In the other hand, if you only have more limited budget, then you should go ahead with Sony XBR75X850D. It’s indeed not completed with X-Tended Dynamic Range and only use Edge LED backlight, but It still can deliver excellent picture quality as well as bring premium entertainment to your home similar to what Sony XBR75X940D. So It’s the one that you should consider if you have more limited budget for your next 75-Inch 4K UHD TV. If you are still unsure about buying Sony XBR75X850D, you can read more Sony X850D model customers reviews to know more about this model from the customers’ perspective…
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