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post #1 of 7 Old 01-25-2012, 10:22 PM - Thread Starter
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I did a compare on these 65" LED TVs. The XBR is $5400 and the KDL is $4000. They are pretty much the same features. What exactly is different? The XBR says it has Motionflow 960 while the KDL has Motionflow 480. I'm not sure what Sony means by this, it seems like they are both only 240 Mhz. Are they manipulating the numbers?

The XBR has stuff like Intelligent Presence Sensor and Presence Sensor with Face Detection, which I don't even really know what it does. The design features seems aesthetic to me. Can someone speak in layman's terms?
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The HX929 is an LED-backlit LCD, while the HX729 is an LED edge-lit LCD, meaning the XBR contains a full array of LEDs behind the LCD panel, enabling a feature called local dimming. The TV is able to independently control clusters of LEDs grouped into zones dynamically based on on-screen content. This gives you the best available backlight homogeneity, especially in larger (e.g. 65") screen sizes, better brights and darks, and the deepest blacks available on LCD televisions.

The HX729 only features LEDs around the edges of the LCD panel and as such cannot feature real local dimming, although it does feature a poor man's version of it that in largely ineffective compared to the real thing.

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The HX729 is one of the better edge-lit LED TVs with local dimming. But the HX929 with it's full-array of LEDs is definitely superior, hence the price difference.
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XBR panel is by far more superior compare to KDL. however, KDL is edge-lit.
side by side spec comparison here, http://tv-compare.blogspot.com/2012/...r-65hx929.html
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Fatuglyguy hit it on the head. The 729 is a great tv, but the 929 is noticeably superior, and if i were spending 4K on a tv such as that, i'd spend the extra for what is considered one of the best tvs available.
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Does the full array LED really make that big of a difference compared to the edge-lit LED?

I just noticed on the Sony site, there is now 60 inch TV. I don't believe they are full array. Not sure why there is no XBR version of the 60 inch.

KDL-60NX720
KDL-60EX720

Not exactly sure what is the difference.
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Instead of throwing spagetti against the wall IN ALL THREE OF YOUR THREADS why not just spend a little time doing research comparing models...full array vs edge lit, Sony vs Sammy. Just a little time in each of the owners threads would help you make a much more informed decision.
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