Originally Posted by orijin
The advantage the the 46es7100 over the 46hx750 is purely the smart tv interface, in terms of pq Sony still beats the 7100's pq hands down. I have looked at these two sets over and over again. That smart tv interface although looks cool I find myself only really using just hulu and netflix, the tv web browsers I hate all of them I rather use my iPad.
By the way the 55hx750 should still be on sale available for $1500, I saw the 55hx750 and the 46es7100 relatively close to each other side by side it def had a better contrast ratio. Looking at the Samsung at an angle the picture quality diminishes a lot more than the Sony at an angle.
I was debating between the es7100 or the hx750 for my living room too after purchasing the lm7600 for my basement. I winded up returning my es7100 cause I just didn't like it and exchanged it for the hx750.
So you measured contrast ratio in a retail environment? Hmm. I bet that assessment was spot on. The off axis viewing for both is nearly identical, I'd hesitate to crown one better than the other. Both average, which of course is an inherent LCD issue. And if you picked up the LM7600 for your basement why didn't you just get a second one of those for the living room, as the LM7600 is absolutely
better than either one of the models in question here.
The Samsung smart interface is cluttered and has consistent reliability issues. Though Sony's does feel archaic.