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i got this tv as a discounted replacement from sony, does anyone know if i can exchange it or return it for a refund?

Not sure what the terms are of your discounted replacement. Maybe call Sony and see if you can get a different model?

So is the glare too much? I find the picture excellent on this tv.
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Not sure what the terms are of your discounted replacement. Maybe call Sony and see if you can get a different model?

So is the glare too much? I find the picture excellent on this tv.
i think i might have gotten a defective model, the glass almost gives it a white coatung that washes out colors, either that or im too used to the pioneer elite that now makes most new tvs look bad, i bought the hx701 for my dad to replace the xbr4 that i bought for him a year and a half ago and was hoping for the pic to better than the xbr4 but in my opinion its not the glass ruins the pic. i think i rather get my money back and spend more for a panasonic vt25 kinda want to jump on the 3d band wagon too lol
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i think i might have gotten a defective model, the glass almost gives it a white coatung that washes out colors, either that or im too used to the pioneer elite that now makes most new tvs look bad, i bought the hx701 for my dad to replace the xbr4 that i bought for him a year and a half ago and was hoping for the pic to better than the xbr4 but in my opinion its not the glass ruins the pic. i think i rather get my money back and spend more for a panasonic vt25 kinda want to jump on the 3d band wagon too lol
I don't see that at all. I also have a 52xbr4 and feel the picture on my 40hx701 is just as nice. No white wash!

I am skipping 3d for now. I looked at so many tvs and feel you lose a lot in resolution. Also, the technology is still changing quickly as far as glasses.

Good luck!
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just popped a concert blu ray video and blu ray looks fantastic, this tv is not that bad after all the only flaw is the angle view and glare but for dark rooms its fantastic, still going with plasma since im used to the plasma look of my elite kuro and the only thing close to picture quality is panasonic plasma
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Question...What sort of deal can I expect Sony to offer me?
Backgrounder....I'm new to this forum and thread. Got here through a search for replacement of 5 year old rear projection Sony tv that's 'caught a cold'....blue/green halo. Sony canada is currently reviewing my file.
Authorized sony dealer quoted 800$ for parts and 200$ for labour to repair the problem. Sony to get back with a replacement offer, a credit against a new tv. I mentioned I'm interested in a 55HX701.
Future shop in toronto is selling this model for 1500$, less 50$ buy it now discount, less 25$ coupon from Sony, with free delivery.
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wow....in toronto the lowest price for 40hx701 is 1,000$...and cda has a stronger dollar that usa.
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This model has been discontinued in the US. I paid less than $700 for a 40" and I believe the 55" is around $1200 in the US if you can find it!
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Is this TV 3d Ready? I see it listed on the Sony site under their 3d tv but now where else. Is it just a matter of getting the glasses and transmitter? I've got the Oppo93 for everything else.
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Is this TV 3d Ready? I see it listed on the Sony site under their 3d tv but now where else. Is it just a matter of getting the glasses and transmitter? I've got the Oppo93 for everything else.

I do not believe so. No.
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Question...What sort of deal can I expect Sony to offer me?
Backgrounder....I'm new to this forum and thread. Got here through a search for replacement of 5 year old rear projection Sony tv that's 'caught a cold'....blue/green halo. Sony canada is currently reviewing my file.
Authorized sony dealer quoted 800$ for parts and 200$ for labour to repair the problem. Sony to get back with a replacement offer, a credit against a new tv. I mentioned I'm interested in a 55HX701.
Future shop in toronto is selling this model for 1500$, less 50$ buy it now discount, less 25$ coupon from Sony, with free delivery.

Got offered the product for 600$+Tax for a 50A10. Or the 46' for 50$+tax (not missing a 0)
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Hey all.

I've searched this thread for the term 'wall mount' and there only seem to be a few posts. Has anyone found a strong and stable wall mount for the '701? There is this one, posted by xrando about a year ago, but I need a little more space behind and the cheap price makes me leary:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Thanks for any input,
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Hey all.

I've searched this thread for the term 'wall mount' and there only seem to be a few posts. Has anyone found a strong and stable wall mount for the '701? There is this one, posted by xrando about a year ago, but I need a little more space behind and the cheap price makes me leary:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Thanks for any input,
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Check out Peerless mounts. They are good quality.

http://www.peerlessmounts.com/
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I use this one:-

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Monoprice's products are very nice and the price is one of the lowest out there. I bought the ultra slim mount (keeps tv 1/2" from wall) for my 150 lb 52" XBR. Installed easily and have had no issues for the past year. It was about $14 versus $120 at BB.

Instructions were clear and it has a built-in bubble level. Make sure you center it on the joists, no matter which brand you choose.

Don't worry about the low price, unless paying 10x more gives you piece of mind.
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Hello all,
I was offered a 55HX701 for my green 60"SXRD rear projection as part of Sony's "goodwill" movement.
Considering that this is my first LCD, how would this compare to the 60A2000.
Is it a step up, down, lateral move? I have read this forum in its entirety and did not come across this. Other than LED how does this set compare to the EX700 series. Should I sell it and wait for the newer sets to come out. .
Another question, will the 5" smaller size be truly noticeable?
What would be peoples first choice for a 60" replacement set around the $2k mark.
This set is used for Blu-ray, HD, SD(kids shows) and gaming.
I was leaning towards the 60EX700 due to its size, but the whlole edgelit flashlighting issues have me a little wary of this tech.

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I like my 40HX701 a lot. Compared to a rear projection, this should be a lot nicer.

5" difference - I would notice.

Also, these are going for the $1200 - 1500 range. Perhaps an equivalent credit towards a 60"+?
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They are throwing in a blu ray player as well.

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They are throwing in a blu ray player as well.

Sounds better.
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some claim size doesn't matter....but

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Thanks to htwaits, MakrH and madurodave for the responses and links.

madurodave: Nice to have a testimony to the usability of the Monoprice. I know that they have very good pricing on most of their items. I suppose if I were to go with that one, I'd have to find some 90 degree mount cables (which I'm sure MP can provide...). But, I wonder how practical this low profile mount is if you are still adding to your system (or will be when time permits), i.e., does this mount make the back facing connection cluster easy to access to add new component cables, etc?


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Thanks to htwaits, MakrH and madurodave for the responses and links.

madurodave: Nice to have a testimony to the usability of the Monoprice. I know that they have very good pricing on most of their items. I suppose if I were to go with that one, I'd have to find some 90 degree mount cables (which I'm sure MP can provide...). But, I wonder how practical this low profile mount is if you are still adding to your system (or will be when time permits), i.e., does this mount make the back facing connection cluster easy to access to add new component cables, etc?

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No, using this mount makes it hard to access except by removing the tv. I added cables and routed them through the wall so I am set. I also have side ports on the tv for future needs if I need it.
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No, using this mount makes it hard to access except by removing the tv. I added cables and routed them through the wall so I am set. I also have side ports on the tv for future needs if I need it.

I can't route them through the wall, as it would compromise the soundproofing of the room behind. After giving it some thought, I suppose I could insert all cables for future use and run them in wire molding down the wall and out of site. Thanks for your input.

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I can't route them through the wall, as it would compromise the soundproofing of the room behind. After giving it some thought, I suppose I could insert all cables for future use and run them in wire molding down the wall and out of site. Thanks for your input.

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Yup, that would work!
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Check out Peerless mounts. They are good quality.

http://www.peerlessmounts.com/

I got this mount for my KDL55HX701, from FutureShop.ca. It looks clean and they have it on sale. Not sure if it will fit perfectly, as I have my TV delivered this Tuesday.
The sales guy suggested this model... the worst, I will get a refund and see something from Bello instead.

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I got this mount for my KDL55HX701, from FutureShop.ca. It looks clean and they have it on sale. Not sure if it will fit perfectly, as I have my TV delivered this Tuesday.
The sales guy suggested this model... the worst, I will get a refund and see something from Bello instead.

That should work fine.
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So it looks like I'm going to grab a 46 HX701 tomorrow...the Future Shops near me either have one or two left or are completely sold out.

I know this isn't a super big thread on account of the limited release of this model, but I'm just wondering if any of the owners can tell me how the TV is holding up...any new pesky issues, or is it still fairly solid? I'm not concerned about glare or input lag as I will be using this mainly for Blu Ray/DVD and some SD cable programming. From reading through this thread I know SD programming won't look great, but I can live with that.

No sales on right now so it's fairly pricey and I just want to be sure before I commit.

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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My 40HX701 has been great! Get it while you can!
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My 46HX701 is great (after some color calibration). Any ideas how to get some picture source for accurate calibration?
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My 46HX701 is great (after some color calibration). Any ideas how to get some picture source for accurate calibration?

Check the Internet. Various disks available. I used settings in this tread to start, then adjusted to my eyeballs. Thought my skin tones too green. Could be DirecTV though.
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55HX701 from Costco, Sept 2010. At work, so I don't have build date handy, but no issues at all. Sure it has the glass that several complain about reflection/glare, but I have a 3 yr old that likes to touch or sometimes hit the tv (gets a firm scolding from me). So, I'm thankful that it's more child-proof...haha. But once again, no issues at all and I do use the various features like watching Netflix. Just remember, the Wi-Fi adapter is bought separately.

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