Originally Posted by UCFKevin
I went to the Sony Store in Manhattan the other day. They had the LX900 and the NX800 52" on display.
The first thing I saw on the LX was a 3D display of a crowd at a sporting event. I put the glasses on and was immediately soured. Worried! It looked AWFUL. The lenses were on, I made sure, and I changed positions to make further sure, and it remained horrible looking. That stunk. So I walked to the NX800 which was playing Wolverine. It looked rather beautiful, there is definitely a bit of a glare problem on the glass but that was a bright showroom, so I'm sure in a living room, realistically, it wouldn't be too bad. Great PQ, too.
Then I went back to the LX, as I noticed they had a different stream playing. It was the polar bear swimming in the aquarium. People were saying, "Wow..." that were watching it with the glasses. I joined them. And I joined them in saying, "Wow..." after that. It looked amazing. Sharpness wasn't all there, but the depth for DAMN sure was. It looked like a window to the actual aquarium. I was very impressed. Then they showed PS3 game stuff in 3D. Little Big Planet. Wipeout. Yeah, I was even further impressed after that.
The thing that really sold me, though?
Wheel of Fortune.
Seeing Pat and Vanna in legitimate 3D, with layers of depth all around, without looking goofy or overdone or ANYTHING, just kind of a new way to view it rather than a gimmicky way to view it, blew my mind. I made the decision there that I'm definitely getting one of these damn things in the summer.
But probably the HX900, or 800, depending on the 900's price. I wish they had those on display, but nay...perhaps soon.
Further more, there was a 60" set up playing Star Trek, I'm not sure which model it was, one of the '09 XBR's I think, but it looked...weird. I'm not sure what feature on a TV would lead to this, perhaps the 240hz or something, but it looked WAY too fluid. The way everything moved. It didn't look like a film to me, it looked like it was live television in a way, REALLY amazing looking live television, and I didn't like it. But that could just be because it was the first time I've really seen whatever the hell it was on display.