Originally Posted by whitetrash66
I'm pretty sure that the XBR-HX800 is an edgelit/backlit tv, and the HX900 is local dimming with LEDs behind the screen... at least that is my interpretation.
Wasn't that HDGuru specificity though regarding the HX900 and not the 800? The HX800 we know to be edge lit, there's no question there. The question was then, is HDGuru now also saying that the HX900 is edge lit due to their language; I was just positing that no, I don't believe that is what they are saying, that it may have been describing further the manner
in which the full backlighting zones are achieved - in the case of their language and my interpretation, 'tiles' of LEDs behind the panels.
I mean I'm just trying to make sense of HDGuru assuming they were speaking truth on the matter. Either way, I myself am expecting a fully backlit screen on the HX900, with local dimming.
And I agree that there is some confusion introduced when the lead unit may actually have worse PQ then the one right under it... I just hope that the Sony marketing gets it right and target the HX as the videophile set and the LX as the 'feature' set.'
EDIT: If the HDGuru article is to be believed also, then the HX900 and the LX900 will actually carry the same price at retail as well, so it would seem that Sony is cognizant that they have two
'top of line' TVs launching, each just targeted towards a different segment.