"Excellent set"on by serialmike
Pros Deep Black level, Excellent colors smooth motion no soap opera effect or judder. Excellent Shadow detail. No uniformity issue and or flashlighting. After calibration the set is a pure joy,
Cons Slight red push. About 2 percent. Could use RGB saturation adjustments controls. Out of the box no mode is accurate. Even cinema has sony's advanced contrast enhancer turned on to what would be low. This hinders the image.
Summary The 60ex500 is an excellent performer especially when its price is considered. Lets face it for looks you either like it or don't. but really tha'ts not why you buy a tv unless the thing is just disgusting to look at which this set is not.Since I wrote this review I have done a recalibration on the set. The black level was increased to .008 As well as color accuracy.
As far as image performance this set is a pleaser. After calibration with meter this set produces a black level of .014. The grayscale comes in at 6500 on warm2 between 20 and 100 ire all within 3 delta e (very accurate). Color saturation is excellent with color accuracy that would be considered the best by cnets standards. There is some slight red push. Red runs about 2 percent higher than it should but this is only minor push.
During view tests with some of the roughest material I could find for shadow detail The set showed all scene detail in dark scenes. Even in the Pacific which has alot of dark and subtle detail.
The set handles motion exceptionally well and when viewed side by side with my old 54g10 panny plasma there was no discernable difference in image. All judder or blur was from sources not from the set. Of note was that there was no soap opera effect on the set. Sony seems to have nailed down motion handling very well. My previos sony 52v5100 this was not the case. That set shows judder and soap opera effect due to processing deficiency and slower screen response times.
If you want a big screen at a reasonable price with big performance the 60ex500 is your set.
Updated on Jul 7, 2010
Pros Excellent color, Motionflow and Cinemotion make regular dvds (and some tv programs) look incredibly real. Matte screen reduces glare. Nice menu with lots of features to play with. Movies come alive. It makes for an awesome pc monitor as well.
Cons Motionflow can cause some noticeable (but correctable) skipping when playing some games or watching some movies. The built-in speakers are ok, but you will definitely need a nice audio system to make the best use of this tv.
Summary I am not disappointed in the least bit that I bought this tv (I got the 32 inch one). In fact, this is easily the best television I have owned to date. Movies look so real, it is as if you were right there on the set while they made it.
Pros Deep black level, accurate colors, nice handling of motion, looks aesthetic choices
Cons Menu system is not very deep, could use some more picture controls, TV is thicker than expected front to back (about 3" - 4")
Summary The Sony KDL-60EX500 is a great set and well worth the price. I did extensive research, and had nearly settled on the Sharp Quattron at Best Buy. However, when I compared features and picture to price, the Sony got the nod. This is a lot of TV. The picture is outstanding and content from my XBOX 360 look fabulous. I still need to calibrate it, but out of the box it still had a respectable picture. Don't worry about not getting 'internet widgets' on your set. Practically everything now comes with Netflix, etc... I hooked up my 360, Apple TV, DirecTV, and DVD player. I'm going to hook up my PS3 next and test out the Blu-Rays. Honestly, for the money, and if you don't want to be one of the suckers 'testing' out 3D, get this TV. You won't regret it.
Pros I owned 46EX505 , great quality, I am in Brazil, all sony Ex come with BE3 engine.
Cons No youtube HD video on internet video as i know. Play PS3 using motionflow enable causes nausea. Price in Brazil , more expensive then 58" V10 panasonic. Almost 3200 USD.
Summary Waiting for TV