Originally Posted by hawaiianRobot
It's a bad photo taken in bad light, but it shows what my issue is (see bottom corners). No matter what I do to the settings, it is always at least faintly noticeable. Think I might take my chances on a replacement.
Not aceptable. Go ahead and swap the set. I've owned 3 NX810 and HX820 and never even remotely seen that much light leakage no matter how dark the scene was. SWAP
Matter of fact when set is on STANDBY(AFTER BEING TURNED off for 5secs):
ON REMOTE PRESS SEQUENCIALY: DISPLAY 5 VOLUME(up) POWER
You will see a list displayed in GREEN font and at bottom on PANEL is your panel name. NOW EXIT (TURN TV OFF TO EXIT) DO NOT TRY TO BE CURIOUS AT THIS POINT BY RANDOMLY PRESSING STUFF!!
HX820 questions. Do any of you notice "banding" or vertical and horizontal bars (during bright scenes or a white background or on sony NO Signal screen saver) about 1-1/2 inch thick kinda evenly spaced out? I see them on mine but believe its the new LED backlight distribution panel/difuser dont know.http://www.hdtvsolutions.com/Sony_KD..._TV_Review.htm
NX810 VS HX820
1-X Reality PRO Engne is very similar to the BE3 just that the X reality Pro gives you more adjustment (Gazillion) compared to BE3.
2-The NX810 has a much brighter, sharper and a spot on color saturated image compared to the HX, whereas the HX settings have to be pushed kinda hard to match out of the box settings of the NX.
3-HX betters the NX in 3D image.
4-SD content the HX X-Reality Pro can clean a lot of noise in its settings whereas the NX does a fair job but very much acceptable. HD is a toss because most times the NX can realy render a solid no noscence image i mean like WOW whilist the HX just has a clean or clear ho hum image. What I mean to say is the NX810 can kick ass in HD more times then the HX820 kinda like the X-Reality processor goes to sleep or is figuring how to clean up the content its receiving.
5-With sharpness defeated (0) on the NX810 and thus done the same on the HX820 and X Reality OFF. The NX is clearly much sharper than the HX. Even when X Reality is ON still the NX is sharper, you'd kinda have to MAX the HX settings to match or beat the NX's. Even the Raster on the NX is remarkably sharper looking than on the HX's this tells me that the HX820 is purposely set SOFTER/LOWER on its image gamma/sharpness/focus from factory making it look softer but can be adjusted in the service menu (Ofcourse you know I will. COMING SOON). Although this can be scary because the softer the image the less pixelation/noise you see = weaker processor tacticts too to hide noise Hmmmm???
6-BLACK levels the HX wins hands down without flashlighting or blooming (NX can have blooming and pronounced LED light leakage, HX hard pressed to find any whatsoever unless youre realy looking). Both have great shadow details though and excellent black level performers. The NX is set brighter though in contrast levels. But then again not that the HX cant be brightened but in the service menu ofcourse.
7-Dont knock down BE3 in the HX810 its still an excellent processor. X- Reality Pro is still in the works but just tad better processor.
8-Color accuracy the NX810 is excellent while the HX820 is very very good whith a little tweaking becomes excellent. HX has weaker reds, greens and blues compared to the NX so you get less saturated colors. Faces on HX have a pinkish tone as opposed to a solid facial tone ofcourse HUE somewhat can adjust this. Here thus NX810 has a super grayscale black and white imgae look flawless.
9-Uniformity. Its a sad toss (winner is loser). Confused? While the HX rarely has clouding, flashlighting or blooming its whites are not super white but with redish/pinkish bloatches randomly visible on a somewhat dirty-ish white background (pale white). The NX on the otherhand has super clorox bleached like white whites (doesnt get any whiter than this)-I mean even Snow White "cant touch this" let alone Hammer...... But it exhibits more clouding, blooming and flashlighting. They seam to have the same premium S-LCD panel (refurbished models carry less premium samsung panels).
WHO WINS?? If you dont mind 3D performance get the NX810 or either for that matter. But if you value picture quality over gimmicks go for the NX. But as far as internet goes the HX820 has the balls to clear internet noise and the great web speed aswell. But then again, not like the NX810 cant follow through here quite as well. I have the HX.