So I got my 55" HX 855 yesterday and I'm sad to say, I feel underwhelmed
After calibrating for hours I still couldn't get the fantastic picture almost every review is talking about.
I've tried the cnet calibrated settings, and they weren't that amazing.
But maybe it is because I had very high expectations on this one. I'm also very finicky when it comes to picture quality.
I've searched for so long for the next fantastic tv and thought I'd found it.
My last tv, the 40" Sony x4500 seems a lot sharper and have another shall I say, presence. And that one don't have local dimming.
Is this common when going from 40" to 55". Is it perhaps the glass front that make it feel more like looking thru a lens?
And all the talk of great blacks... It really isn't that great. In daylight yes, but not so in a dark room. And there is no punch to the picture.
Or yes, there is, sometimes it's blinding when there is a bright light, like lightsabers or similar. But the overall picture looks bland.
It looks like a back projection tv. There is some minor clouding that I can almost calibrate away. But hardly any flashlights, which is good.
But the blacks are almost just like my old x4500, greyish, only dark greyish. And yes, I have the local dimming on, backlight set to about 2,
brightness and color set to around 50 and contrast to 85. All processing set to off, but I do use the drc-palette to get more sharpness. I'm very used to calibrate a tv to get the most out of it, and still this one is hard to get the "wow" from.
Don't get me wrong. I still wan't this tv set. I just want it to be right.
Maybe this is just a faulty set? Or maybe I have to get used to how image quality on a tv with a glass front should look like.
This is what I watched and played on the HX 855 so far:
Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix, Blu-ray HDMI PS3
Star Wars episode III, Blu-ray HDMI PS3
Ice Age 2, Blu-ray HDMI PS3
Skyrim Xbox 360, HDMI
I'm gonna try some more after work and try other movies to see if there is any difference.
Any thoughts would be great!
I really hope that you who purchased this tv get a better experience than I have so far.
Best regards and thanks!