I was almost ready to buy the HX850 for $2000 when I saw that my local best buy now has the HX929 for $2200. Both prices are for the 55" models. I was able to clarify that the 929 price was for a new item and not a floor model or open item or a refurbished item.
I have been reading up on both these models and am aware of the relative strengths and weaknesses of both these models. However, from my personal observations in the store, I couldn't notice much difference based on picture quality, screen reflectiveness, viewing angles, or uniformity. The only difference I could notice was that the 929 seemed to have deeper blacks.
- Should I just go with the 929 for $2200?
- Are the 850's reported advantages in viewing angles and screen reflectivity really significant or noticeable (the TV will be placed in a wide and bright family room opposite windows)?
- Should I be worried about any issues over the last remaining 929s (the best buy rep told me that he did not have one in stock, but that he should be able to order one for me if I buy one)?