Originally Posted by HagiGS
Just a quick question.
I purchased a 52" EX701 last week and now they got the 55" HX701 at the same price. Should I go and exchange it?
I'm assuming the picture and the audio quality is the exact same, but how is the screen compare as the HX701 is made of glass?
Thanks for any reply guys
That's difficult to answer and something you would have to decide for yourself. I have the 60EX700 in a very bright living room and the TV excels, especially in sports. I have only seen the HX701 at Costco and due to the bright living room, the first thing I look for is reflection problems. This HX tv has big problems with refections as seen at Costco. However, if your viewing environment is different than mine, you may find this TV to be sensational, as many people here have stated.
Johaveschuren in a post a few places before yours has a French language review of the HX:
- Very good contrast and black level - Monolithic design aesthetically pleasing - Colorimetry faithful DeltaE average below 2 - Good sound quality -
Motionflow 200Hz effective
- Viewing angles reduced - Subject to glossy reflections and fingerprints - Media Player poor - Remote fairly average
The clouding is a phenomenon affecting the non-uniform brightness LCD panels. It is an anomaly encountered when the backlight is not uniform. This is especially noticeable on dark images or totally black. As you can see in the picture above, some areas of the image appear more clear (lighter) than others.
However, this defect is only visible on a totally black image. We did not feel any discomfort when viewing different scenes from our movies.