Originally Posted by Danediz
Your lucky to have gotten an HX850. I wish they still sold them. The w900a will probably be great but no gorilla glass sucks!
The irony is that I could still go and buy one right now, they seem to be pretty available here in canada. I could walk in a store and buy one tonight with a few units in store. Even last week, I went to my local eletronic store (called futureshop), I took a peak at their warehouse and saw 5 55HX850 in box brand new.
As for the Gorrila glass, we still don't know for sure if they are still using one. It doesn't mean that if they abandonned the monolith style that there isn't a glass in front of the panel and that panel could very well be made by corning.
Anyway, Gorilla is all nice and help with big scratches but what are the chances that you will go and scratch your screen? Unless you like moving around your TV or have very young kids (I do), having a TV with a gorrila glass doesn't mean much. Regarding picture quality, it doesn't make your picture better looking than another type of glass.
Yes, after more than a month with my HX850 I think I'm happy with it but it wasn't like that from the go. I went through 5 different unit because of flashlighting in bottom corners. I settle for a unit with still flashlighting but had it less bad than the others. My TV is not perfect but I'm more and more getting used to it and kind of forget most of the time I have flashlighting. I'd even say that with time, possible as the panel get warmed up through my usage, that the flashlighting is improving (or actually, I should say becoming less and less visible while still being there). I can now raise my backlit to 3 or 4 without actually seeing it even on black bars. I've also added some biais lighting (you can see pics in the HX850 thread) which I think helps making the issue less visible.
No TV is perfect unfortunately. Manufacturer are more concerns with flashy marketing terms, slim design than actually quality.