I never said that the LG's PQ was superior to the Sony, but I'll let the experts speak for me. You said there was "practically no comparison between the two". So if the two TV's were side-by-side, tweaked to optimum PQ, and fed the same signal are you saying the LG would look so horrendously bad that 95% of people would choose the Sony? Because that is a practical test. If you look at test results and reviews I don't think you can say that there is "practically no comparison between the two". The only area where Sony really outguns the LG is in contrast levels. (Note that Sony's price is about $800 to $1,000 more than the LG.)
Overall 8.4 out of 10 (contrast 8.3,color and grey scale 7.8, color gamut 7.1, Screen uniformity 9.3, motion performance 8.7, viewing angle 6.6)Sony HX850
Overall 7.9 out of 10 (contrast 9.6, color and grey scale 7.4, color gamut 6.6, Screen uniformity 8.0, motion performance 7.0, viewing angle 2.5)
Color gradation is fairly good but not fantastic. We noticed some problems in the dark and semi-dark areas and even though Sony has managed to improve the dark tone reproduction in the last few years, Sony still has some running to do before they catch up with the best plasma TVs available today. Color performance is by no means bad and on par with the typical LED model today but we still hope to see further improvements in this area in the future. SD picture quality is still important ...We have no real complaints in this area and Sony manages to reproduce SD with a fairly high level of detailing and a natural, not-to-soft-not-to-digitalized look.
HD picture quality is beautiful and HX850 reproduced HD pictures with a high level of detailing. HX850 had some problems with the darkest colors at times but nothing worrying, and even though motion results in a reduction of detailing, pictures still look great for the most part.
Shadow detailing is fair after calibration. Before calibration Sony HX850 crushed most details in the dark areas of movie scenes but after calibration only the 2-3 grey tones closest to black were hard to distinguish. This is very common on LCD-TVs.
Sony HX850 is a great performer in many areas when it comes to 2D picture quality. It has very decent SD picture quality and HD pictures look great. We noticed some problems with overdrive trailing that might affect performance for gamers, though. Out-of-box performance was not very good but the Cinema mode provided us with relatively good color reproduction. Our sample had no real clouding problems, either. However, the reflective front may still cause some reflection problems in a typical living room, and we are still not pleased with Sony’s 3D implementation that makes 3D effects vanish if you tilt your head only a few degrees to either side. When it comes to 2D picture quality, HX850 shows a lot of muscle for a LED model. It certainly compares to many LED models today
, and I think HX850 is a great TV - one of Sony’s best edge LED based TVs to date – but the value-for-money ratio is not as competitive as on some of Sony’s closest rivals.
SD picture quality was actually quite good on LG’s new line-up. HD picture quality looks great, too. Detailing is very high and the color reproduction looked great after calibration. Both HD movies and games looked impressive, and after calibration the TV also reproduced details in the dark areas of images.
LM7600 is a fast LCD-TV and even in our stress tests it exhibited a low level of blurring on fast motion. It has no problems with overdrive trailing (halos around moving objects) either, which I am sure gamers will appreciate. It is not perfect but compared to the LCD competition it is a great performer.
Shadow detailing was not very good with the standard settings but we managed to improve it to a fairly good level after calibration. Only the 2-3 darkest shades of grey were impossible to distinguish from black. Most dark movies and games are reproduced with a high level of detailing.
Picture quality is great. LG has made a number of improvements and addressed most of the issues we had with previous years’ models. LM7600 offers fast response time, great SD and HD picture quality, and very pleasant 3D picture quality based on the cheap polarized 3D glasses. LM7600 does not offer as deep blacks as Samsung’s LED models but we are sure that only the most discerning users will notice. LM7600 also excelled in our movie and gaming test scenes and is one of the best edge led TVs we have seen.
http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1333359799#7Edited by powrwrap - 10/21/12 at 6:10pm