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Sony HX750 seriesThe Sony HX750 series isn't the headliner that you'd expect it to be with a performance which isn't up to the level of the asking price.
Hi. I'm Ty Pendlebury from CNET.com. And this is a review of the HX750 Television. In 2011, Sony had one of its best years in terms of producing high quality TVs. But unfortunately, this didn't translate to sales. So in scaling things back for 2012, the company has gone to just a handful of models and relatively inexpensive ones at that. Two of this are the $1,500 46-inch and the $2,100 55-inch HX750. This is and edge-lit LED screen which offers a good feature set and the minimalist yet classy design we expect from the company. The Smart TV features are similar to last years with the addition of a new interface called the Sony Entertainment Network which draws all of Sony's streaming music and movies in to one place. As Sony is second from the top model, you can also expect to receive 3D playback but no glasses, 4 HDMI ports and 2 USBs. Picture quality is ever to the price with excellent colors but lower than expected black levels. 3D playback is very good however and the range of internet content should keep you entertained for a while yet. The TV's biggest problem is one that is completely out of Sony's control. The competition is better and cheaper. The 55-inch Panasonic ST50 is one of the best TVs we've seen in years and it's $500 cheaper than this. As a result, the Sony HX750 is a decent but not especially significant entry in Sony's portfolio. Could the top of the line HX850 be that much better. This has been Ty Pendlebury with the HX750.