- 18 May 2017, 23:15
X85E spec wise and test looks like a reincarnated VA panel Sony edge lit frame dimming X850C not a bad thing priced right or bad up to 4K SDR TV but it aint no US Samsung KS 8000 US /EU KS 7000 or black chrome KS 800D Costco model like I have to replace my bricked Sony 55X850C for $0.00 on my extended warranty by anyones stretch of imagination here .
This new Samsung 55 KS XXXX TV and QDOT ultra Black Samsung FA01 panel takes it all up several levels from my Sony 55X850C and then some ,it's also WAY better at CATV /SAT TV *DirecTV here and smart TV and it is much thinner and nicer too ,the Tizen platform in general and voice search is terrific compared to unstable and slow android TV in the Sonys (when Android works in them )
These Samung KS XXX are a nice premium feeling product like the X850C was in 2015 and isn't bad now outside of unstable Android TV given the 3rd world CPUs in all the Sony Andoid TV sets but nothing a swift HDR Android box or HDR media player wont fix
We don't have the 55X850E in US so Amazon slots the 55X900E as the 2016 55X850D new 2017 model tier at 55"
if they can price these X850E enough below the Samung real HDR 1000 TV's it may fit in well there because it's really a decent wide color 4K SDR TV anyway like my X850C that I get to keep and fix that was misdiagnosed as a bad panel but its the mainboard that won't boot or soft or hard reset now .
The incompetent warranty co. board changer fried the mainboard and likely TCON hot plugging the TCON at power on with no TCON diag code and a prior visible aborted power on Soft Android reset before a shutdown . now its dark and no DCV present at LED lamps .
I repaired the original board level problems at the LD board section but it wont start up or shut down at a hard unlock reset or forced firmware reload it gives me the mainboard diag code now after it thinks a bit .
When the fool did not break out a volt meter for the required voltage readings per the factory repair manual and single diag code at the smart module lamp and asked me if it was a smart TV I saw a new Samsung US KS 8000 coming my way soon :no lie D
IOW he was not my problem flagging a good panel and I get this exact significantly better new free 2016 Samung HDR 1000 TV I was shopping to absolutely buy within maybe 3 weeks anyway before Costco ran out of them I don't see a 2017 Sony X90E (55X900E) being the large price gap or $20.00 better if at all in 95% of use
Costco distribution is where I asked to get my specific new TV from the warranty co.
I have the Samsung 55 KS 800D (UK KS 7000) /(US KS8000 direct from there now ,it's black chrome instead of shiny automobile bumper chrome and most likely to have an FA01 Samsung panel I wanted and have now and its flawless *as these panels go ,
$105.00 out of my paypal balance I will have the 55X850C running with my LD board section repair and broken screen mainboard and TCON board salvage parts shiping right now and a firmware load for its use in another room
.The dark X850C (money ) LCD cell is fine and always was .ha ha