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How do you like your new TV?

My KDL-55NX720 has started to act up again. Picture starts out good, then slowly degrades with skipped frames. After a while, it goes down to about 1 frame every two seconds, and then locks up on one frame or maybe black.

I ordered the main board BATL that has the X-reality engine on it. The service manual suggests that may be the problem board. No LED trouble codes.
The picture is gorgeous on the new set. However, I do see slight vertical banding on a white screen. It's brought to your attention when the camera pans a white object. See my posts starting on Official Sony KDL-XXW850B thread for more details.

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you that the new BATL board solves your problem.
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The picture is gorgeous on the new set. However, I do see slight vertical banding on a white screen. It's brought to your attention when the camera pans a white object. See my posts starting on Official Sony KDL-XXW850B thread for more details.

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you that the new BATL board solves your problem.


The BATL board that I purchased was the only one that I could find. It was the last new unit available at Tristate, and everyone else listed the BATL board as out of stock. I panicked and bought the board while I could still get one.

I also have to order a TCON board while they are still available. There are two versions for my TV, so I have to wait until I take the TV apart to find out the exact number (suffix F or H).

There is a third board called the LED driver board. That board also has a few numbers and is hard to find.

If I get the TV working I may just collect the three boards and keep them as spares. The cost for all three boards will be under $200.

I suspect that the TCOM board may be bad. The LED brightness is flashing and is too bright. Sort of a white haze over everything. Kind of hard to tell what board is bad when everything is interconnected to the extent that they are these days. Connections go from BATL to TCON to LD board to LCD Panel.

These TV sets are kind of hard to take apart. You have to place them face down on a table because the stand is attached to the rear cover. The Opticontrast LCD panel has a surface coating on Gorilla glass, so I have to use extreme care in handling this TV.
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It's unfortunate that you have lay the set down. It was easy to work on my XBR8. BTW, you can return uneeded boards to Tristate for a 20% restocking fee. I am still waiting for my 80% refund for three boards that I didn't need!
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Well I finally got an offer for the XBR8 replacement from Sony Canada.
They are offering a $1225 credit towards the purchase of a new set.
I'm leaning towards the 70" X850B.
I figure now's the time to move up to bigger and 4K.

Anybody have any opinion?

Danny
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Well I finally got an offer for the XBR8 replacement from Sony Canada.
They are offering a $1225 credit towards the purchase of a new set.
I'm leaning towards the 70" X850B.
I figure now's the time to move up to bigger and 4K.

Anybody have any opinion?

Danny
That's a pretty high credit. I only got a credit of $75. I appears that I got ripped off. The XBR-70X850B looks pretty good to me.
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Update,

I went to see the X850 70" and the x900 55" (no 65" in store) at the local Sony Store.
We did look at a 65" and the size difference with a 70" is noticeable.
Can't beat the size of a 70". So we're going with the 70X850B.
The store is giving me a $200 credit on a PS4!
And after calling Sony Support, the upped their offer from $1225 to $1450.
So as of now, I get a $1225 credit and a free PS4!
I still have to get something more out of the store. The store manager and the saleman used to work with the salesman I always used to deal with all these years at the old Sony Store.
So the choice is made but the deal is not done yet.

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Update,

I went to see the X850 70" and the x900 55" (no 65" in store) at the local Sony Store.
We did look at a 65" and the size difference with a 70" is noticeable.
Can't beat the size of a 70". So we're going with the 70X850B.
The store is giving me a $200 credit on a PS4!
And after calling Sony Support, the upped their offer from $1225 to $1450.
So as of now, I get a $1225 credit and a free PS4!
I still have to get something more out of the store. The store manager and the saleman used to work with the salesman I always used to deal with all these years at the old Sony Store.
So the choice is made but the deal is not done yet.

Danny



Danny,


Was yours on extended warranty? Or is this a good-will credit?


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Danny,


Was yours on extended warranty? Or is this a good-will credit?


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It was under a loyalty program. I never take extended warranties.

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Need advice.

I have a perfect condition XBR8-46 with less than 10,000 hours of use in Portland, OR. I've loved this TV but just replaced it with an LG Oled. I have no way to use the Sony but hate to just toss it or Craigslist it to somebody who won't appreciate how good it is. Any ideas? I could put it on Ebay, and I do have the original box, but shipping it seems expensive.

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I recieved some Private Messages about the XBR8-46 but just now found out I can't reply to them because I haven't made enough posts on the Forum. So please send your inquiries again with an email if you can and I'll respond that way.

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So it looks like my kdl-55xbr8 has bit the dust. The standby light blinks 13 times, and I got it looked at and they said the service menu is showing errors for the panel. They reset the error codes and it works right now, but they said it can happen again at any time. They said they will show me how to clear the codes when it happens again, but I don't really want a problematic TV for my main viewing TV, so I'm pretty sure it's headed for the dump. I plan to scavenge the boards out of it first though.

I had the extended warranty on the set, and it failed 3 weeks out of warranty, and Sony offered me a store credit of $750 which was nice of them even though the warranty had ended, but I'm not sure I want to drop another $4,000 on a Sony product.

Does anyone have an xbr8 with a good panel that they want to sell? lol
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