I was just introduced to this set yesterday. I had been casually following the LG threads waiting to see when the 9600 model comes out as that is the one with the same type of dimming as the Sony HX929 sets, but I had not been following the 7600 models per se.
Yesterday, my wife and I stopped by an HH Greg store to see if they had both the 55" Sony HX929 model and the 55" Samsuing ES8000 models in the same room with the same video feed. They had the 60" Samsung and the 55" Sony and we went back and forth between them looking at the image quaity of one vis a vis the other. We ended up not being overly thrilled with either one. The Sony was too muted and the Samsung was too bright.
The salesman asked me to look at the 55" LG 7600 set, and it looked very good. The image quality seemed to combine the best traits of the Sony and Samsung- had a richness of color the Sony lacked while avoiding the brashness of the Samsung.
At the beginning, all 3 sets were in vivid mode, but I had the salesman put all 3 in standard / normal mode. Either way, I preferred the LG.
Have others compared the LG 7600 specifically to the HX929 sets / the ES8000 sets? If so, was wondering what the opinions are.
I am tempted to buy the 7600 now rather than waiting to look at the 9600 sets.