Thanks for the quick respnse Johnny
As of right now I only have an antenna to get HD OTA signals just to watch football once in a while. I might get a cable subscription later on if I feel like watching more TV.
Are there any non-powered 3D glasses? like the ones in theaters?
It uses active shutter glasses, so they are all powered.
As for the coax connection, perhaps someone can better help you. I can't tell from the picture. Is it broken or simply removed?
There are convertor boxes that have a coaxial cable 'in' and a HDMI 'out'.
I was told on another forum that the KDL-40HX800 can only show movies through DVD and BluRay. That you can't watch movies from downloaded files, connected via your computor or USB memory. Is that true?
I am about to buy a used 40HX800, but if it can't play movie files I am hesitant. That would make its use very limited.
I have now seen on the Sony support page that certain files can be played on HX800 from the computor or USB. But will it be "blocky"? Is it not possible to watch HD-material appropriately?
Above quote is taken from the "Official Sony XBR4/XBR5 calibration" thread. http://www.avsforum.com/t/893076/official-sony-xbr4-xbr5-calibration-thread/5430
Can the KDL-40HX800 reproduce the same kind of strange colors that KDL-40XBR2 could, like this poisonous slimy green color above?
Thanks for any help.
I am considering purchasing a soundbar that is a good match for it.
I would like to stay under $300.00, if possible.
I know we have a soundbar forum, but wanted Sony owners feedback.
Thanks in advance for your guidance.
I have a 55hx800 I bought off Craigslist a few months ago. It didn't come with a stand. I'm wondering does the TV normally come with a stand or does everyone use a universal stand?
I'm considering buying this. Is it the original?
setup - firetv to tv via hdmi, then tv to soundbar via optical out
question: can i get the tv to output 5.1 via optical out while still using the tv speakers?
when i set speakers to "tv speakers" : tv speakers work but output from optical out is also pcm and not 5.1
when i set speakers to "audio system": tv speakers stop working, optical out outputs 5.1
My 40" HX800 is still going strong as a guest room/game console screen. A brand spanking new Xbox One has been connected to it and it looks killer.
The XBR 929 that replaced my 55" HX800 is still looking amazing and I'm glad I stuck with Sony when I did; their follow-on offerings seem to be lacking, more & more.
Only thing that is different is I am now using the digital optical out whereas before I was using the analog stereo out. And as far as I know this particular TV does not have the onboard cabability to process and output dolby digital signals into PCM through the toslink out (but has a stereo analog out for any type of signal), you need a dolby decoder for that function- and Antenna OTA broadcasts that are dolby digital by default will not output audio through the optical out regardless of whether you have the TV speakers on or off. The defualt setting for fire TV is also dolby digital.
I thought the main purpose of getting a sound bar is to nix the usually cruddy TV speakers altogether. If you have a sound bar maybe just use that alone, turn off TV speakers and take digital optical out of Sony HX800 into Dolby capable soundbar or Fiio D07 DAC to soundbar. The dolby code auto down mixes to stereo unless you have a 5.1 decoder.
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I went to C-NET and searched out their best choice.
4K TV came up with the two best. when searching on amazone to find
'reviews of those. I found two who had complaints of screens breaking,
one a kid threw a foam thor hammer and the screen broke, one while
he was mounting it.
that made me think about the gorilla glass of the sony. glad I have it.
sony 4K was not rated too high for some reason.
then as I searched out what adjustments you had to do to the 4K TV it
was plain. the adjustments to get near the best picture had a lot of adjusting
that was needed. it made me think of the adjustments for the sony HX
"blue minus 1" only and a near perfect picture.
this caused me to think the 1080 was the best way to go....happened to
find a 55hx929 clearance and went for it. figured it will be a while before
4K stuff becomes available and priced low enough.
Until then I am perfectly satisfied with the 1080 Sony. I shopped and researched for years (when big screens first came out I thought the only thing they did better than a good CRT was just having a bigger screen size. As time went on the color accuracy and other things got better. At the time I got mine I felt the Sony HX800 was hands down the best 40 inch screen out there).
I know there have been some reports of power supply/software bugs, my set did do it a few times. But you can disable the relay path in settings- mine hasnt done it since I changed the settings. I can still actually hear my TV click as if its trying to turn on/off sometimes- Additionally Sony has a 2015 software update for this model which claims to fix that issue. I havent done it though so cant report.
I wanted a larger screen than the 40" so I settled for the 46". still a great performer today.
after moving to TN and a much larger home I went for the 55". and after looking at the good quality bluray
picture I could not be happier. I do use the active 3D capability and feel it is far superior to any passive 3D
even the newest Sony passive.
what amazed me was after some HX reviews and professional adjustment settings (1 minor, 'blue-1'),
the pictures are as near perfect as you can get out of the box. todays 4K do not even come close.
I too will be with 1080 until some thing much, much better comes along.