AFAIK US W600B are edge lit according to Sony
Originally Posted by loopthrough
W600 is backlit without local dimming (not edge lit like you say). Like the basic Samsung sets with the prefab LED lights behind the panel. Low end TVs by Sony (R4), Samsung, LG, Philips, Tosh all use bought-in processors. The W600B is the first in Sony's range to use the X-Reality chip but is manufactured/prefabbed by Foxconn.
I used to believe they were back lit also like last years R4 series until I looked at the Sony website but Sony says they are in fact edge lit this year
Newest EDIT :
Sony says this set (W600B ) is Edge lit right here but it looks pretty thick for an edge lit
This website says W600B is Edge lit http://televisions.reviewed.com/cont...ed-tv-review-3
This very credible Website saysW600B is direct lit http://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/lcd...specifications
loopthrough says W600B is direct lit
In light of this information I'm changing my position and taking the 5th on this one till further notice ☺
EDIT the Sony website could be wrong about that on the W600 's the set is pretty thick and loopthrough stated they are back lit
(his information seems credible in all his postings also ) and I read that on a UK review (or two at least ) a few mo. back also .
For now it's looking like they may be back lit after all like the reviewers were saying a few mo. ago.
again In light of this information I'm changing my position and taking the 5th on this one till further notice ☺
[quote]W600 Sony USA store web page (this pending verification see post 564 )
I will leave the Sony quote here could go either way .
The Difference is Dynamic
It's all about perfecting a natural look. Sony's Dynamic Edge LED backlighting with frame dimming
delivers pitch-black night scenes and illuminates bright scenes. Rather than illuminating the entire screen, contrast is boosted in just the right areas for a more realistic picture.
Yes last year R4 series
used an aftermarket Media tek processor I don't know if it was designed by Sony and a
Media TEK Custom fab more likely it was an off the shelf unit with Sony firmware. either way it works quite well.
as you say the 2014 sets have Sony chips . AFAIK
Foxconn does not have a chip fab.
You might be right about about *some of the other brands* in this price range using off the shelf processors that's the case with my 2012 Toshiba CCFL/LCD ..............OTOH my 2013 42LN4300 LG uses an LG XD processor
and the Samsung ES/EH 5XXX
and similar sets use Samsung Processors
MY 2013 Sony KDL 40R450A is in my bedroom and is a good bedroom set all in all.
As for LCD's in it's price range (and above *somewhat) it's quite good (better than most)
and could be used anywhere in the home Same for the W600B sets .
OTOH my real TV is a large 2013 Samsung Plasma and does a much better job overall
I believe like last years R4 series the 2014 XX W600 back lights (or is it edge lights ) are fabricated by and assembled to Samsung S- PVA LCD cells by Foxconn
at least in US / N.A. models
I agree the N.A W600B and some other Sonys are assembled and mostly fabricated at Foxconn like loopthrough says
possibly quite a few in Mexico since Sony sold their Mexican and SA plants .
As far as the Can. and EU models go all that could well be different as well as the panels used.
I believe there is 42" EU and possibly Canadian orphan that uses an LGD IPS panel .
Mostly no R4 models in US anymore except a 32"
, any idea what panel is in the 60w840b ?...it's not on my list ....'
Oh .........and of course welcome to AVS .