Originally Posted by dave98svt
Nobody has a 65hx729?
Apparently not. I only found one reliable review and it's from a European model. Here's an excerpt:
After calibration I measured black level to 0.06 cd/m2, which is worse than on Sony's cheaper EX720 model and worse than on Samsung D8000. Sony has incorporated a local dimming system but do not let yourself be fooled. This is impossible with an Edge LED TV so instead it dims light in a few zones controlled by the edge LEDs - that is why we have turned it off during calibration. Only Sony's high-end HX929 model incorporates true local dimming. We had expected better black performance from Sony.
When it comes to picture quality, HX729 is a decent performer in SD and HD. It has no critical problems but it just never really takes off. It never comes really close to its high-end HX929 brother and it never really distinguishes itself from the cheaper EX720 model. Actually, HX729 is bested by the cheaper EX720 in some areas, such as black depth. 3D picture quality is on par with other similar-priced 3D LCD-TVs but we are not impressed by Sony's 3D glasses that erase the 3D effects when you tilt you head only a few degree to the side.
So where does that leave the HX729/HX720 model? It is still a very good TV, no doubt, but it does not come close enough to the high-end HX929 model and the EX720 looks like a better value-for-money proposition in our eyes.http://flatpanelshd.com/review.php?s...&id=1322209805