Mine arrived today!! Amazing TV. No issues with off-angle viewing.
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7/15/11 at 9:39pm
This is for Curly21029. I sit on the end of the sofa directly across from the 820. My wife sits two cushions away, at the other end of the sofa. She hasn't complained about the picture quality. Knowing my wife she would say something loud and clear if she if there was anything to complain about.
If I could, a few questions for you happy HX820 owners out there:
Firstly, what made you choose this set over the HX729? (or any other options you considered for that matter) The two models seem to be close in terms of specifications but one is significantly cheaper than the other. Was it the (admittedly awesome) monolithic styling or is there some PQ performance difference that I'm missing.
Secondly, I've been able to see the HX729 in person but have been unable to find somewhere to demo the HX820. The picture is nice for sure, but I wasn't all that impressed with the viewing angles. It could've partially been the environment, (a dimmed Magnolia floor) but I found that the HX929 performed noticeably better in this regard. Could someone please comment on their personal experience with off-axis viewing performance?
Thanks in advance!
This link here shows the 820's viewing angles which do seem a bit poor: http://www.televisioninfo.com/conten...ng-Effects.htm
I can't find the article for the 929 right now, but for some reason its viewing angle is the best in any LED TV out there right now.
The 729 doesn't have the Gorilla glass right? I think it has more of a matte look to it. Supposedly the 820 has better 3D performance and I've seen more complaints about flashlighting on the 729 sets.