Originally Posted by swolfcg
When I started my upgrade journey, I was dead set on getting a top of the line Samsung. But after seeing a lot of tvs in person the last couple of months, I finally switch to Sony.
I'm not biased towards one brand in particular, I just want a great tv that I won't have to upgrade for 5+ yrs. My requirements were few, a 55" (now 60"), no or low reflective display, with a awesome 2D picture. Apps and 3D weren't a big concern.
This is my opinion after viewing a lot of sets.
Awesome PQ, especially the D8000.
Good side viewing.
Super thin Bezel and fresh base design (not to say I actual like it though).
Glossy screens are quite reflective and reminds me of my old CRT.
Don't like the clear or silver bezels.
Unnatural colors (as in very saturated and unlife like)
Panel Lottery (there seems to be a number of complaints with differences from set to set)
Cheaper (I can get a 60" w/o breaking the bank or feeling guilty)
Less reflection (Gorilla glass) little to no reflection (Ex model)
Natural colors (Actual the most natural of all the brands I looked at-Vizio Samsung, LG. Panasonic wasn't in the running, since they didn't make a 55" and up set in 2011).
Really good PQ.
PQ is not as good as Samsung
Viewing angels are a bit narrow.
Bezel design seems to be a bit outdated.
3D is a bit behind Samsung and Panny, not sure about the 929 though.
The LG 5600 was pretty close to the EX720, and the PQ was pretty darn good. The reasons why I eliminated it from the running are as follows: Sony's colors were a tad more natural, and the lag/trailing is pretty bad on the 5600 (or at least the one I looked at). I haven't been able to find the 6500 any where locally to check it out. I assume the lag and trailing is not as prevalent with that model. But between the EX720 and LG 5600, which are both 120hz, the LG's lag was definitely noticeable.
On one BB visit, I compared the NX and EX 720 models, and I ended up really liking the EX. The NX wasn't as bright and vivid as the EX. NX also appeared to be under thick glass, like my old CRT. The PQ was pretty similar to me.