Conclusion: Is the added cost of the non-XBR HX series TVs worth it? There may be isolated cases where it is. Perhaps hardcore Internet video fans who need the improved picture quality will see it as enough of an advantage.
Pros: Excellent black level and contrast, Very bright white levels, Slick, flat panel with darkened, anti-glare glass, Built-in Wi-Fi, plenty of Internet apps, Quick network media access
Cons: 3D glasses not included, Remote not backlit, Unnecessary processing adds expense
Sony BRAVIA HX820 review: A 3D LED TV with excellent picture quality and a built-in Web browser
Good Gear Guide.au
16 August 2011
Summary: Sony’s high-end HX820 BRAVIA LCD TV uses a great LCD panel and can look excellent after adjusting the picture to suit the room it’s in. Some of its Web features fall flat, like the Web browser -- which isn’t as easy to use as Samsung’s -- but the built-in video-on-demand services are diverse and...
Pros: Great picture quality once adjusted, Deep black levels, Video-on-demand selection is diverse
Cons: Requires some picture adjustment to look its best, Some Internet features aren’t easy to use, Front glass is very reflective