I was able to borrow 5 different 2011 LED televisions to do a comparison in home. So this will be a review/comparison of the Sony and other sets. Among the contenders was this Sony HX729, Sony NX720, Samsung D6400, LG LW5600 and Sharp LE835u. Whew! (i know) After days of testing, tweaking, watching, my top pick was this Sony HX729. A *very* close runner up was the Sony NX720 or Samsung.. but they just didn't have the black levels or response time to match the Sony.
Highlights of this TV:
Deep black levels (for LCD/LED)
Fast pixel response
Great motion handling
Almost zero ghosting
low input lag (for gaming)
speakers are pretty bad
Contrast AND Brightness diminishes quickly when moving off-angle. (LG was AWFUL in *dark* scenes when moving off angle.. had...