Sony Bravia KDL-60NX800 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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Tour & Design

Tour & Design Summary
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Front


The KDL-60NX800 uses Sony's new monolithic design philosophy, where the display front is composed of a single sheet of glass. When the display is turned off, the panel is almost invisible. On the bottom right corner of the bezel are a number of small indicator lights to show the status.

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The front of the KDL-60NX800.

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Back**


On the back of the display are a couple of removable panels that cover the ports where the cables connect. At the bottom of the back, you can see the black bar that sticks out of the stand, to keep the display stable.

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  • The back of the KDL-60NX800. *

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Sides**


On the left side of this display are a number of input ports. On the right side are the controls. The screen itself is tilted upwards by 6 degrees, because Sony thinks that people are increasingly wanting to put their displays on lower bits of furniture, and tilting it like this puts it at a better angle for comfortable viewing.

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  • The left and right sides of the KDL-60NX800. Note the 6-degree tilt of the screen.*

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Stand/Mount**


The stand of this display is unusual; it is styled to look like a solid piece of metal. This is balanced by a plastic extension at the back that ensures stability. It's certainly a striking design that makes the TV look more like a piece of sculpture. The speakers are also built into this stand, and output sound through the grille on the front side.

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  • The stand of the KDL-60NX800 has an unusual design.*

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Aesthetics**


Sony has adopted a new design ethos for their 2010 line called monolithic design, which is about turning the HDTV into a single object, with the display being almost invisible when it is turned off. It is certainly a striking and attractive design.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion
  6. Series Comparison

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