Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Well I finally picked up the 55" HX729 on Tuesday and spent the past two days setting up the TV and testing out it's features.
Using the suggestions of earlier posters here I tried using their settings as a baseline, although I didn't notice a huge difference between the factory settings. TV looks good though.
Colors really pop on the screen and the action is very fluid and fast. It will be nice when I set up an antenna to test the over the air signals so I can see some uncompressed TV feeds to compare to my HD cable box.
Tested out the 3D last night with Call of Duty Black Ops on the Xbox and Tron Legacy on 3D bluray. Had some troubles getting the 3D up and running, but that's because home theatre system was still set up for my last TV which was only using component cables and could only do 1080i. So a quick change of a couple of the internal settings and I was ready to go.
WOW. Call of Duty looks incredible. I need to change the setting to Game mode as I still had it on my custom settings to see if that will make it look even better, but the depth of view is awesome. I only tested it for a few minutes, so tonight I will see what it's like actually running and gunning in 3D to see how it handles.
As for the Bluray 3D, I felt like I was in the movie theatre. The effects are awesome and the TV does a great job of recreating the same movie experience. I only had the glasses on for a few minutes so I can't comment on any eye strain or headaches. I didn't notice any flashing or cross talk or anything like that - I was sitting directly straight to the TV though, so maybe I'll try sitting off to the side to see if that changes anything.
To anyone who is commenting on the glare in the glasses, turn your lights off in the room. I think that will help. If there is too much ambient light around you then of course you are going to get some glare off the glasses..
As for the glasses themselves, I feel they are pretty light and comfortable. They didn't seem to bother me - the 250 model. I have 1 - 200 model as well (the compact) so I will see if those are better or worse.
At this point I am super happy with the TV, and will spend the next little while tweaking the settings and playing with them to see what works best for the different situations (Xbox, Bluray, Cable).
Thanks to everyone for their comments and keep em coming!