Originally Posted by plaisted7
A friend just bought condo and has tasked me with setting up the television/speakers/etc for it. In order to set it up for him I get to stay there a week so not such a bad deal for me.
I'm looking at the 60" NX800 for him. Price doesn't really matter but I'm a little hesitant at buying a TV that few people have used or reviewed. I feel like going with a samsung B8500 or something similar would be a much safer purchase (and 1k cheaper). The other part of me wants to check out the new sony line and play around with one first hand.
What are your thoughts on the NX800? My timetable for being at the condo is at the beginning of March so out of the new Sony line this would be the only one available (2/22 release). What exactly is this TV missing (other than 3D) that the LX line would have?
What you'll be missing vs the LX is the Opticontrast panel and the built-in WiFi, and 3D of course. Wi-Fi can be added on later though, if he even cares, and since you're talking 60" IMO the chances might be good that should these sets have the UV2A panels, that you would get one since 60" is a Sharp associated size.
Pricing is only as much as it costs in the stores - if I were you I would see if I could cancel a pre-order without penalty; if so, pre-order one to give yourself time to decide. In that time you can get a sense as to whether it might cost a little less at a different store upon launch, and you might get some initial feedback/impressions as well. And they are at SonyStyle now as well if you want to check it out in a smaller screen size.
To me the set looks like it would be the perfect 'style' for an upscale condo, so hopefully it works out. But if you opt for the B8500 instead, you'll be working with a top-end set, so no worries.