Even though it doesn’t come with a series of premium features, the Sony X850E TV brings on above-average picture quality.
It will perform at its peak in darker environments but it does offer enough brightness for a decent view in a lighten up ambient.
Screen borders are thin and sleek and overall, the TV shows a thin silhouette when viewed from the side.
Check out the main calibration settings for the optimum viewing experience. These settings work on both the 65” and the 75” version of the TV.
Apart for a few tweaks to get the best out of gaming mode, the following settings will employ the best experience for any type of content.
Sony X850E Picture Settings for Best Quality
To maximize TV and movie quality, set Picture Mode to Custom.
Turn off the Light Sensor.
Next, set Brightness to 5, Contrast to 90 and Gamma to 1.
Adjust Black Level to 50, then turn off Black Adjust and Adv. Contrast Enhancer.
Go to the Color Tab and set value 50 for Color and value 0 to Hue.
Go for Expert 1 in the Color Temperature menu.
Live Color should be turned off, to diminish the amount of image processing.
Next, inside the Clarity tab, set Sharpness at 50 and turn off Reality Creation.
The Mastered in 4K option becomes available only for Full HD BluRays that are listed as such.
The feature will generate better upscaling to 4K resolutions.
Turn off all three noise reduction features: Digital Noise Reduction, Smooth Gradation and Random Noise Reduction.
You might want to keep Smooth Gradation if you notice any 8-bit banding on lower resolution videos.
Turn off Motionflow and Cinemotion in the Motion tab.
Normally, HDR settings are automatically set but if it doesn’t seem to be the case, set Brightness to maximum and also set HDR Mode, HDMI Video Range and Color Space to Auto.