"Excellent set"4.5 starson 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