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New, at BB, it's just under that plus tax.

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Website for BB says $1499 for me. When I got the TV on Saturday it was $1299. Hmmmmm....
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It went off sale Sunday, I guess. Speak to the manager. I'd return it because given a demo unit, you could do better.

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Strongly considering it, Steve. 46" is all I need, but 55" is nice, too. Any recommendations for this price range? I was specifically looking for a 240hz set, but was wondering if 120hz would still satisfy my thirst for liquid smoothness that I am seeing on the HX729 right now with motinflow on standard, cinemotion auto 1. Thanks again for the replies.
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In your opinion which is the better set the 60EX720 or the 55HX729 ... Have a 60 inch now about 12-14" feet from sofa , will I miss the 5" in real estate ? Or the picture that much better on the HX that I won't mind losing the extra 5" ???
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From that far away I don't think I would like anything smaller. I'd like to know opinions on the pic quality of those 2 sets as well.
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In your opinion which is the better set the 60EX720 or the 55HX729 ... Have a 60 inch now about 12-14" feet from sofa , will I miss the 5" in real estate ? Or the picture that much better on the HX that I won't mind losing the extra 5" ???

Hard to say. Can anyone really notice the difference between 120Hz and 240Hz? Perhaps with 3D it does make a difference. I have never seen flicker on my 729.

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How's the 3D on the HX Series ? from what I've read the EX series is close to unbearable in 3D
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How's the 3D on the HX Series ? from what I've read the EX series is close to unbearable in 3D

The 3D is terrific. Although the set is sensitive to cross talk depending on content (Avatar no crosstalk; Hugo (and the critics pointed it out) had much cross talk. Unlike Samsung's two lower end 3D models, all Sony's have full 1080p 3D. Get yourself some glasses and enjoy!

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anyone here using the internet browser on this unit a lot? I just spent 5 minutes messing with it and I cant stand it. Maybe its just me but it seems so complicated to navigate through things just to get to the site you want only to find out that the page cant load because there is too much content.

I also tried going on youtube and quickly found out that I have no audio playback through my avr and I am guessing that I need some form of audio out from the tv to the AVR. I do not have a Netflix account which renders that app useless at the moment. Same goes for Twitter, Hulu, and Skype.

what are you guys' thoughts on the built in browser?
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anyone here using the internet browser on this unit a lot? I just spent 5 minutes messing with it and I cant stand it. Maybe its just me but it seems so complicated to navigate through things just to get to the site you want only to find out that the page cant load because there is too much content.

I also tried going on youtube and quickly found out that I have no audio playback through my avr and I am guessing that I need some form of audio out from the tv to the AVR. I do not have a Netflix account which renders that app useless at the moment. Same goes for Twitter, Hulu, and Skype.

what are you guys' thoughts on the built in browser?

The browser is slow but I have no problem with You Tube playback.

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I never use the browser on the TV to go to YouTube. There is a direct channel for YouTube in the menu for the TV which is so much quicker to use.
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On another note, anyone know why Sony won't release a firmware update so their TV's support .mkv files? What's the best program to convert an .mkv file to a format that Sony can play (.mp4 for example) without losing any quality in the video.
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I just picked up a 46" HX729. I was worried because opinions about this tv are a mixed bag. It works as an excellent computer monitor with 4:4:4 support. The only thing I'm unsure of is which motion setting I should use for bluray movies.
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I use "Clear." I love this TV. I have the 55" version. Enjoy!

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I like the feel of Clear Plus. However, it is really dark.
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yes when using Clear Plus you definitely have to bump up the backlighting because it is quite dark. I prefer the Clear setting myself. But you have to play around with it to find something you like. Take some of the settings that have been posted on here, and then try tweaking a few things here or there. You'll find that most people here have similar tastes - but there's always one or two features that people differ about.
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I ordered the 46hx729 on line (Amazon/Circuit City) and it is in transit! I'm a little nervous about some of the problems in prior postings, but can hardly wait for this awesome tv!

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I ordered the 46hx729 on line (Amazon/Circuit City) and it is in transit! I'm a little nervous about some of the problems in prior postings, but can hardly wait for this awesome tv!

Doug

Everyone has their own expectations and hopes with what a TV should or shouldn't be able to do.

All I can say is the TV is awesome for 2D and personally I find the 3D to be quite enjoyable and very responsive. Take into consideration things like ambient lighting, TV placement and viewing angles when you are judging something like the 3D on the set. If you don't flop your head all over the place or try watching it in an area where you are going to have twenty different reflections on the screen from lights or windows then you will be perfectly fine. The active shutter glasses take a little getting used to - every time I wear them I need like a minute to get adjusted to the shutter effect which then goes away and I forget that the glasses are doing anything special.

Calibrate the TV to your preferences - everyone here is different and has different tastes. There are a lot of calibration settings which I would use as your baseline, then tweak it from there based on what you like.

Bottom line the TV is quite incredible and I think you will enjoy it thoroughly. Have fun!
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Agree with all the above. Regarding the 3D glasses, if you wear glasses you may have to occasionally lift them off the bridge of your nose as, for me, the combination of Rx eye glasses and the Sony's, the weight/ pressure on the bridge can easily be relieved by simply lifting them up for a second. As far as needing a minute to get used to the active shutter technology, I don't have that. They seem immediately seem normal to me. Enjoy! Sorry about Thr iPhone typos.

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Thanks for the good advice. Have you found that the picture of the 46hx729degrades rapidly when viewing off angle? I have a newer Samsung 32" lcd that is very poor in that regard and the colors washout quickly as you go a few degress from center. My old Panasonic 32 lcd is very good at off angle viewing.
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Thanks for the good advice. Have you found that the picture of the 46hx729degrades rapidly when viewing off angle? I have a newer Samsung 32" lcd that is very poor in that regard and the colors washout quickly as you go a few degress from center. My old Panasonic 32 lcd is very good at off angle viewing.

If you are talking about the 2D picture, then no. TV looks great no matter which way I look at it. Even the 3D on this TV looks quite good when viewing it from an off angle. It's nice that you don't have to be dead center for it to work properly. I imagine that being dead center will give you the best possible experience, but not everyone's furniture is orientated so that every person is directly opposite the TV.
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Viewing angle is far less sensitive than on my 2 year old basic edge lit 52EX701. As Neonridr said, you CAN certainly enjoy 3D or other viewing off center. Watching from an extreme side angle will diminish the 3D and pic but I'm talking sitting way to the side of the TV 4 feet away. In a normal viewing environment the angle of viewing is not that sensitive at all.

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Hey anyone know any of the differences between this set and the newer HX750 ? Got an offer from Sony for both the 729 and 750 trying decide which one to get , leaning towards the 750 since its the 2012 model .
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I just got my 46hx729 delivered today! Right out of the box the picture is great and I have done a few adjustments based on the input from this thread. I set up the wireless and netflix. My question is this: the tv is connected to my newer avr via hdmi cable. With Netflix I am getting "stereo" sound output. I'm wondering how to get 5.1. My Roku outputs Netflix in 5.1 Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Hey anyone know any of the differences between this set and the newer HX750 ? Got an offer from Sony for both the 729 and 750 trying decide which one to get , leaning towards the 750 since its the 2012 model .

I would suggest visiting SonyStyle.com and compare them. I do know that the 2011 HX729 (I have the 55" model) has the X-Realty Pro Engine same as the HX820 and XBR929. The 750 does not but rather has the regular X-Reality Engine. The new 750 seems to have some new 3D features (like 4X High Speed 3D panel). I would do some internet searching and call Sony for further information. Enjoy your new TV which ever one you choose.

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I've had my 55er since December, may not be perfect but still a very nice picture.

I love this HD stuff!
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Reported some clouding issues to Sony CS and they agreed to send out a tech. The next day Sony calls and says they are just going to exchange my 46hx729 for a new one (set I bought was a demo model). So this is working out nicely that instead of having a panel with 9 months of store use, I am going to get a brand new one.

Enjoying this set a lot. Image quality is pristine. Motionflow set to Clear seems to be the sweet spot for my taste in interpolated frames. I came WAY under budget with this model and size and was able to get 3 year financing special. It's tempting to upgrade to the 55", but (at BB) it would be about $800 more.
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I've had my 55er since December, may not be perfect but still a very nice picture.

What do you feel is not perfect? For me it's the motion handling I guess. I came from a 2009 Panny plasma, but I really wanted a brighter display that did interpolated frames on all content (not just Blu-ray). So LED sets were the obvious choice for me. This is one of the best LED's I have seen (the XBR being the nicest) and have always owned SONY tv's throught my life.
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Sorry for repeating myself, but... is anyone able to get 5.1 sound output from netflix on the 46hx729 using hdmi from tv to receiver? I am only getting stereo.
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