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Sony Bravia EX720 3D TV Review

Posted: April 24, 2012
Sony Bravia EX720 3D TV Review
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The Sony LED EX720 3D TV proves that all the summer movie fun doesn't have to take place inside a theater. Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira take a look at the LED TV with numerous apps, the X-Reality Engine, MotionFlow technology and more.

What You Need To Know

  • This Bravia EX720 model comes in sizes ranging from 32" all the way up to this 60" model.
  • It's LED backlit, which makes the TV less than 2' thick.
  • The bezel is reduced to give the whole TV a nice and simple look.
  • It also sits close to the base, which is a really good touch.
  • There are an average number of ports on the back of the TV.
  • The EX720 has a variety of built-in apps, like a traditional web browser to Skype and video streaming services, which is more than any other TV we've reviewed.
  • The camera for Skype isn't built-in, so you'll have to go out and buy this separately.
  • Once you have the camera set up, the Skype app is a telephone system straight out of Demolition Man, where you can talk to someone on a 60" TV from your couch.
  • Other apps like Netflix and Amazon work brilliantly.
  • The TV itself isn't wireless but there's a dongle you can get for $99 for this option.
  • In the meantime, you can plug in the Ethernet jack.
  • The remote comes with dedicated buttons for Netflix, Gracenote and Qriocity.
  • Qriocity is Sony's movie and music streaming service, and you can access their titles easily with a push of a button.
  • This works across Sony devices like Blu-ray players, PS Vitas and Sony phones.
  • The overall image quality is 1080p with edge lit LED, which can sometimes lead to uneven brightness.
  • The unevenness comes across particularly on the corner and edge of the TV.
  • The black levels aren't as deep as they could be.
  • The color reproduction is good.
  • The contrast is a bit lacking at first but this has so many picture modes and adjustable levels that with a bit of fiddling, we were able to get an excellent picture.
  • This TV also comes with an enhancement feature known as X-Reality, which tones down noise and sharpens lines on lower quality mpeg videos.
  • The 3D picture quality was good with some slight artifacting.
  • It was a little darker than I would normally like to see but that is common.

Price

  • $2,300

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The Internet connectivity is top notch.
  • The Skype feature is cool even if you have to run out and buy a camera.
  • The slim profile, ample ports and overall picture quality make this TV something to seriously consider in this price range.

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Comments are Closed

  • zerozio

    i was waiting for a penguin to get swooped up and eaten by a whale or something when matt said "no more penguins have died"

    Posted: April 24, 2012 7:51 PM
  • kboi75

    Why won't they make 3D tv's like 3DS without the glasses? DING!

    Posted: April 24, 2012 6:36 PM
    kboi75
  • applebook

    Pass. Get a smaller but much better backlit TV.

    Posted: April 24, 2012 6:27 PM
    applebook
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