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post #2581 of 2601 Old 12-02-2013, 01:34 PM
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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?

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The HX800 is '3D ready', as it was one of the earlier 3D sets. It doesn't have an emitter built in and one must be purchased separately to experience 3D. (I forgot to mention this)

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'.

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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.

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It will play anything like any other display, however, I dont think it will over USB.

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The HX800 has a better overall picture. ... The Samsung does DLNA a million times better, if that's imporant to you. Everything I tried on the sony was blocky and just awful to watch.

 

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?

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It will play anything like any other display, however, I dont think it will over USB.

 

OK, so USB will not work. I don't have HDMI connection on my computor. Is there any other way to get the files over onto the HX800 screen?

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Dvi to HDMI
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Is there a calibrated setting that is definite?
 
Edit: I found a separate thread for this. 
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Dvi to HDMI

There is only a VGA and USB ports on my computor. :confused:

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One of my FAVORITE images of the detail and quality these Sony XBR4's can produce!

CLICK IT FOR THE FULL IMAGE!


 

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?

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Hi, I never used the 3D on my 55HX800, although I purchased the emitter, I never bought the glasses. Now I understand that both the 110 and 250 series are discontinued. In either case they are both ridiculously expensive. Does anybody know if any other active shutter glasses, like the Samsungs will work with the HX800? Will passive glasses work? I really know nothingabout the 3D capability of the set.
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I bought the Blick 3d glasses and they work great with my 40hx800.
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I have the 40hx800.
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.
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I never even tried using the built in speakers in my 55HX800. External speakers are always better than built in.
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Hi guys,

 

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?

 

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/Sony-Parts/Television-Parts/X25478771/0057/528/Model-KDL55HX800/0996/0333600?keySuffixId=&pathTaken=partSearch&pathRender=modelComponent&documentCompId=50037027&diagramPageId=00001&productTypeId=&searchModelNumber=KDL55HX800&subCompDesc=Stand%20assy&brandDesc=SONY&modelDesc=LCD%20TELEVISION&blt=11&shdMod=&keyId=1

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Yes, Tv's come with table stands when buying new. That on says it's not the original but claims to be a functionally equivalent substitution. Finding the original is gonna be impossible unless you check eBay every day. Universal stand will bolt up to where a wall mount bracket would connect. Just a matter of your budget and what style you want.
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I've had this model for over 2 years now and no issues. I don't know if its just me but it seems the picture quality has got better over these past 2 years. Anyone experience the same thing?
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Could be your source (cable, Antenna, Sat.) is putting out a better signl.
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I've had this model for over 2 years now and no issues. I don't know if its just me but it seems the picture quality has got better over these past 2 years. Anyone experience the same thing?
Same here. It's still an amazing HD TV.
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can someone help me answer a very simple question?
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
thank you
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