Originally Posted by covet
Well keep in mind I'm in no way a audiophile/videophile so my opinion is probably pretty moot. And I'm writing this in comparison to the 55HX800 I had. And on that note all of my opinions could probably be based on the 60 being a larger TV. And on that note I'm going to call them "my HX800" and "my NX810" because I'm sure other people probably have different experiences, and I'm just going by my own. And I'm out of notes...
My HX800 showed a lot more light bleed from the edges than my NX810 does). I also haven't noticed my NX810 displaying clouding when there's white text on a black background but I've only been playing with the TV for a few hours now (I had to head to work as soon as the TV was delivered).
Windows 7 (for media center) recognizes it as a "SONY AVR" and sets the resolution to something silly (recommends 1280x720x60hz but sets it to 1920x1080x29hz). Easy enough to override though.
Logitech Harmony remotes have no clue what the TV is, but adding it as an LX900 (since they use the same remote) cures that.
The viewing angle seems wider on my NX810 than it did on my HX800.. on the NX810 I get a color shift around 35 degrees off center, but the color doesn't shift further beyond that and I'm only really noticing it because I'm looking for it.
I should note I only see a color shift when there's a static display, if the display is animated at all I don't notice it (but I'm sure there's people much pickier than me about that).
Now as for the 3D. I had adjusted the settings on my HX800 while set to 3D to get rid of as much of the ghosting as I could, the NX810 ghosts less than my adjusted HX800 did (they both ghost) and I haven't touched the settings while in 3D mode on my NX810 yet. Beyond that, the 3D is just more noticeable. Comparing Super Stardust between the NX810 and HX800 is night and day. But that could just be because my NX810 is larger and takes up more of my field of view. Motorstorm 3D rift looks about the same except when things are "close" then they pop out much more than they did on my HX800 (with less ghosting, if any)
My NX810 is just a damn pretty to look at also. :P When it's off (unless there's enough lighting around) it just looks like a black slab with a Sony logo. As for the logo, it's underneath the glass just like everything else, and looks like your typical fake chrome logo. But when you turn the TV on it glows white. It's actually pretty cool (as far as manufactures logos on TVs go). The edge of the TV to the edge of the panel is just under 1 1/2 inches.
Why have 2 of the 4 HDMI ports on the side instead of the back? Same as my HX800, HDMI 1 and 4 are on the back of the TV, 2 and 3 are on the side.
I went all Sony on this so have a HT-SF470 as the receiver for this setup.
The SF470 has 3 HDMI inputs and one out. I have a PS3, Xbox 360 and a HTPC connected to the 3 inputs on the receiver. Then the HDMI out from the receiver to HDMI 1 on the TV. That leaves the Motorola DVR, which is connected to the TV via HDMI 4.
The "ARC" feature (part of the Bravia Link thing, isn't it?) works wonders here, the TV passes the audio from my DVR back down to the receiver via HDMI 1 (normally it's the TV's video input from the receiver). Which leaves 2 more HDMI ports available (even if they're on the side of the TV) to plug in other equipment and still have it go through the surround sound. Which is cool. I should mention that network related things like Pandora, Slacker Radio, playing media from any other devices (in my case, computers which the TV recognizes and lists all the media stored on them) are all TV based, so having the audio get kicked down to the receiver (when the TV is generating the sound) is well, more cool.
"Checking external audio connection", "Switching to external speakers". TV says something like that (I should note my HX800 did the same thing).
I don't know what I think of the widgets, the idea is cool enough I suppose but the TV is so slow at doing anything involving them that they're mostly just annoying. They superimpose over the screen to the left, right or wherever you put them, and are displayed/hidden at the push of a button, etc. If you REALLY need Facebook updates while watching TV I imagine they're great. You also download/install them from something resembling the Apple app store. Not a whole lot there now, and from what I've seen it looks like Yahoo is the major publisher (the before mentioned Facebook widget was released by Yahoo, who knew?).
And that's my drunken review of a 60NX810. Have fun.