Originally Posted by Primestar31
Just turn off Economy mode. It sucks royally anyway, as it does NOT work right. The backlight goes up and down, and can't seem to figure out room lighting to stay at a proper level
No, the Eco mode is a separate issue. Eco mode will cause the TV's brightness to fluctuate wildly based on the perceived brightness level of the room. That dimming takes place even when there is program content onscreen.
The dimming we are talking about is when the TV turns down the backlight severely on all-black or close to all-black screens in order to give the appearance of better black levels or less clouding, etc. This occurs even when the Eco mode is turned off, as it was for me. Setting the Input label to "PC" turns this feature off.
Originally Posted by finny388
so the HX850 is very tempting. most reviews I read rave about it and biggest complaint is price (at time of review)
aside from having active 3D and not coming with glasses it seems the Sony is the way to go as long upon physically checking it out it's fine.
I had the HX850 for a couple weeks and I can attest to the fact that the set is very good for viewing movies and TV. The one I had did have some minor banding/DSE but it seems you have to be extremely lucky to not have some of that on a large LCD panel. I had some real issues with brightness in game mode, though. In darker games, the edges of the set are much brighter than the middle, and it creates a kind of tunnel effect which was very annoying. It seems to be a flaw with Sony's processing since I had a 60EX645 that also did the same thing but to a lesser degree. I returned the set due to that and the fact that Active 3D gives me a splitting headache.Edited by LordAlfred - 7/2/13 at 12:58pm