Originally Posted by eieio
i do agree that many LED backlit units are overly harsh in their rendering of colors. in fact, i find many CCFL-lit units far more natural looking.
I agree with poster eieio from N.Y.C. Maybe I'm imagining things, but after hanging out in video stores over the last eight years as a hobby ... I think some 2008 era CCFL LCD HDTV's definitely looked better than most, perhaps all 2009 LED LCD's. Meanwhile the 2009 CCFL LCD's were in a race to the bottom (of the price range) and did not look as good as the 2008 CCFL LCD's
.Results for 2010 models remain to be seen.
Without having taken delivery yet of a HX701, I feel fortunate in being able to obtain what is left of the better quality CCFL models. Wanted to get one before the race to the bottom of the price range drags "everyone's" picture quality "down" or "backwards". Newer is not always necessarily "better".
Wasn't much of a hard decision between the 2010 Sony USA EX500 / 501 model and the Canadian HX701 model. I was able to see the EX501 at local costco. It, the EX501 looks better than prior 2009 models from other brands at Costco. But in my humble or perhaps snobby opinion, the EX501 isn't worth getting excited about, IF
you can afford something better
A 55HX701 for $ 550 plus tax isn't a bad deal ... if it lasts for a reasonable amount of time during it's service life. Thank you
to the Sony corporation (and the shark lawyers that represented dissatisfied consumer client's
of Sony in various class-action lawsuits
I Anticipate taking delivery of the HX701 Friday March 19, 2010 (tomorrow). Probably will be a few days before I report my initial impressions.Anyone know if there is going to be any HX### series in the USA market this year
other than the chosen few consumers who are obtaining the Canadian HX701 via replacement for green blob, yellow-stain KDS60XBR1 etc. circa 2005, 2006 etc. ?
I suppose the Canadian hardware cannot access Netflix and Sony will have deaf ears to USA consumers requesting a software update in order to access. Wonder if we will be locked out due to firmware PROM's. Just speculation on my part at this point.
Hope everyone enjoys their various HDTV's and new HDTV's, especially hx701's.