- 18 May 2017, 23:15
EDIT + update :
Sony Bravia X85E (X850E) spec wise looks like a reincarnated VA panel edge lit ,edge bleeding frame dimming 2015 55 X850C not a bad thing priced right or bad up to 4K SDR TV if it holds up to the 2015 X85E
noting the 2016 X850D (X85D) was a fail ( IPS panel
) but it ain't no USA 2016 QDOT/SUHD Samsung UN55 KS 8000 /800D I have in here to replace my bricked Sony 55X850C for $0.00 on my extended warranty .
I repaired the 55 UN X850C PSU/LD board level problems and put in a new salvage mainboard and LED bar in the panel and a firmware load and it's like new for ~$175.00 ,
The Sony is doing well on a less severe duty cycle in the family cinema room now replacing a decent 4 yr old 1080p Samsung plasma that didn't buzz and they like the Sony LCD fine and it ain't bad at all up to 4K SDR and Triluminos color but not much for HDR given it's only a 420 NIT panel and not a retina searing Samsung KS 8000 /800D or Sony UN 55 X930E .
My May 2017 NIB retina searing QDOT SUHD Samsung UN 55 KS 8000 binned for a Samsung direct FA01 panel is in the inner sanctum here on the full motion wall mount with a nice all total 977 watt 5.1 system including 4 decent ELAC B6 speakers anchored by a heavyweight all metal Sony ES 7,1 AVR that can get clean THX pro 5.1/7.1 @ 115dB -20dB or more
all day at 10-15 feet or 5m . from the TV in here with the included
6dB of room gain /cabin gain in a confined space .
Costco distribution is where I asked to get my replacement TV and where they shipped it from for my specific new Samsung FA01 panel code binned Samsung KS 8000/800D TV from the warranty co.
As outhouse luck would have it I was buying that 2016 Samsung UN 55 KS 8000 /800D for this room within 2 weeks of the 2015 Sony UN 55 X850C frying itself
and the Sony was going where is now anyway
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