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Has anyone got the motionflow to work with the ps3 & 3D gaming or DTV ch 107 3net 3d ???
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Has anyone got the motionflow to work with the ps3 & 3D gaming or DTV ch 107 3net 3d ???

Hey Jim it should work on your ps3 because that's giving off a true 3D signal if its a game that was done in 3D. As for 3Net? I am still trying to figure out how I get mine to work but I am wondering if I can. mad.gif
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Thanks Steve for the reply,
Yea you are right about the ps3 3d games, the motionflow should work & on DTV 3net 3d the motionflow should work too ?? Motionflow works fine in the 3d apps built in the tv so i don't know whats going on here, if you or anyone finds out whats going on plz let me know !
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Wow not much help here.. I wonder if the 4k x900 sets do the same.. I think i will ask over there to see if the x900 is the same way !!
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midnightblue987,

There are two iOS apps that I've tried with the HX950 55", and they are: Sony Media Remote and Sony TV Sideview.

Neither of these apps is capable of turning the TV on directly. They can of course be used to turn the TV off.

The workaround that works for me is to use my iOS app for my Western Digital TV Live. I turn on the WD TV Live and because I have it set for CEC control and HDMI power, it automatically turns on the TV.

I can also hit the power button on my PS3 controller and once the PS3 slim turns on it automatically triggers the power on my receiver and my TV (again every component is set for HDMI power/CEC control).

Once the TV is on I then switch my receiver mode using it's iOS app to a different input like the Apple TV and I turn off the PS3 or the WD TV Live and the TV stays on.

It's a slight hassle, but two out of three times I'm wanting to use my Playstation or my WDTV live anyway. It's only an extra step when I want to use my Apple TV. It allows me to toss my four remotes in the "drawer". Everything can be done with my phone.

I believe the current 2013 Sony TV's (at least the W900A) can be turned directly on using TVSideview without any work arounds.

Hope this helps.
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Can someone here please tell me if MOTIONFLOW can be TURNED ON when watching Dtv Ch. 107 "3net 3D" ???
Thanks !!!
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Has anyone owning a xbr65hx950 removed the edge trim brushed aluminum from the edge perimeter to make nore attractive as the 929's?

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The 65” model was delivered as a replacement for my 55” 950 on Friday. The 10” size increase makes 3-D much more enveloping so I’m pretty happy with Sony. I was thinking the 55” was big but this thing is like a billboard.

All was well until I noticed two vertical bands on the right part of the screen during hockey. If I concentrate on them, I can also see them once in a while on other things, mostly with sports and pans in very bright scenes. Last night I watched for a couple hours and forgot to notice them, so I don’t think I’m going to try to get another.

It doesn’t seem like there is anyone with the 65” set that doesn’t have banding to some degree, so I suppose this is as good as it gets. It’s just frustrating because it is so close to perfection!
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Has anyone owning a xbr65hx950 removed the edge trim brushed aluminum from the edge perimeter to make nore attractive as the 929's?

i have never been crazy about the silver metallic trim (rather had it black myself) or the metallic stand (but since it is wall mounted, not issue). i have not tried it but one member recommended using blackout tape. it is used on automobiles to black out chrome trim and can be picked up at most auto parts stores.
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Has anyone owning a xbr65hx950 removed the edge trim brushed aluminum from the edge perimeter to make nore attractive as the 929's?

Never tried it on my HX850, which has the very same edge trim, and I wouldn't even try it because I believe it helps keep the Gorilla Glass in place. If I wanted to get rid of it I would either paint it black or use davidch's idea by using blackout tape.
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Has anyone owning a xbr65hx950 removed the edge trim brushed aluminum from the edge perimeter to make nore attractive as the 929's?

 

It looks to me that the brushed aluminum trim is simply attached to the edge of the 850's,950's to the same manufactured frame as the 820's, 929's.  Serves no purpose other than ornamental change (to better integrate look to the new shiny stand?)  such as what the automakers did in the 60's 70's adding a chrome trim to a charcter line to distinquish the next model year without changing sheetmetal such as the 69 vs 70 Ford LTD.  Anyhow, am considering a 950 but desire the minimalist look with the gorilla glass such as my 820's and figure someone on this forum may have had he same idea and actually done it.  If adhesive is used, then the shiny back surface would be marred.  But I think for taking apart purposes to get to inside of tv, it may be clipped on.   If someone's 850 dies, 4 blinks or something and out of warranty, and you feel like removing trim edge, let me know if it can be done without ruining underneath edge.

 

Oh by the way, the older style stand used on the 820's 929's can't be used on the 2012 850, 950 model, can they?  Haven't compared rear panel attachments on both.

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Never mind about the question:  Oh by the way, the older style stand used on the 820's 929's can't be used on the 2012 850, 950 model, can they? Haven't compared rear panel attachments on both.  I found the answer on page 137.  Can't be done.  Thankyou eltee49 for trying!

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Merry Christmas to me.

Turned the TV on tonight and noticed a horizontal line at the lower third of the screen.

Makes me sick. ;(;(;(

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Merry Christmas to me.

Turned the TV on tonight and noticed a horizontal line at the lower third of the screen.

Makes me sick. ;(;(;(



Damn Captain that sucks big time. And it has to happen now? Hopefully it works itself out. Try turning the tv on and off again and if its there contact Sony asap! That being said I noticed you have more hours on your tv then I do on mine! eek.gif Merry Christmas buddy.
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Time for a hell Mary? Turn off properly, unplug, ground across the plug pins with a screwdriver, plug in, see if it's gone. It sure as hell worked a couple of times in my life.
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Does the HX950 series have network standby (ability to turn the set on via network command)?
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Merry Christmas to me.

Turned the TV on tonight and noticed a horizontal line at the lower third of the screen.

Makes me sick. ;(;(;(

The same thing happened to my 55" HX950 a few days ago, and I've already contacted Sony about warranty service. I was in the middle of watching a BD, and I noticed a line going across most of the screen. I thought it might have been the BD, so I switched my player into windowed mode on my HTPC, and it was on the panel, not the disc. It is there on all HDMI and ATSC inputs, and even when there is no input, it is still there in the menus. I even tried having it unplugged overnight, and it was still there the next morning. I tried game mode on/off and different scene selects, and it is always there.

It is about 3/4ths down from the top, and maybe the left-most 20% is OK, but it affects the other 80% of that row of pixels. It is like that row of pixels isn't dead, but definitely discolored. On a white image, it looks like a gray line. Zooming in, I can definitely see light coming from that row. If I put a RGB test image in a window and drag it across the line of bad pixels, the red and green are definitely darker than they should be on the bad line. The blue starts out darker than it should be on the left, is close to OK in the middle, and then is lighter than it should be to the right.

Bazinga!

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Well I hope we both get taken care of by Sony.

What have they said to you so far?
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Merry Christmas to me.

Turned the TV on tonight and noticed a horizontal line at the lower third of the screen.

The exact same thing happened to my 55" set about a month ago. They sent me a refurbished KDL900 because they were out of the XBR 950. After several layers of customer service, they eventually sent me a 65" 950. Be sure to let them know that a KDL unit is not a suitable replacement for our local dimming sets. Maybe it'll save you some time and energy.
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Well I hope we both get taken care of by Sony.

What have they said to you so far?
So far it has been relatively painless. I would have loved to get another 55HX950 and would be thrilled with it for several more years, but in this quick product cycle CE world, it looks like they've moved on to the next model. They're going to send me a 55X850A as a replacement. Of the products currently available, that's a strong possibility for one I would have picked if I were buying new, though I haven't seen one with my own eyes yet. Price tag comparison, it is in the same ballpark, and actually a little more expensive than the HX950 when I bought it as a brand new model. I'm relieved it isn't going to be an X900A -- I already have a fantastic L/C/R speaker setup, and I don't want those ugly integrated speakers hanging out to the sides. The monolith design of the HX950 is beautiful, and the X850A looks similar.

After full array dynamic backlighting on my XBR8 and HX950, it will be a change to have dynamic edge LED backlighting, but hopefully I can have some fun with 4K. I recently upgraded my HTPC to have a Haswell CPU & graphics, and the marketing material on my Denon receiver shows 4K, so theoretically I have 4K capability. I'll have to see if and how well it works.

Bazinga!

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So far it has been relatively painless. I would have loved to get another 55HX950 and would be thrilled with it for several more years, but in this quick product cycle CE world, it looks like they've moved on to the next model. They're going to send me a 55X850A as a replacement. Of the products currently available, that's a strong possibility for one I would have picked if I were buying new, though I haven't seen one with my own eyes yet. Price tag comparison, it is in the same ballpark, and actually a little more expensive than the HX950 when I bought it as a brand new model. I'm relieved it isn't going to be an X900A -- I already have a fantastic L/C/R speaker setup, and I don't want those ugly integrated speakers hanging out to the sides. The monolith design of the HX950 is beautiful, and the X850A looks similar.

After full array dynamic backlighting on my XBR8 and HX950, it will be a change to have dynamic edge LED backlighting, but hopefully I can have some fun with 4K. I recently upgraded my HTPC to have a Haswell CPU & graphics, and the marketing material on my Denon receiver shows 4K, so theoretically I have 4K capability. I'll have to see if and how well it works.

When I was getting my second replacement set I asked for the X900 because I read it’s supposed to have a better contrast screen. I really didn’t know which one to ask for, though, because those X900 speakers make the 55” way too wide, the 55" model's 3-D isn't full HD, and there really isn’t a model comparable to the 950 this year. All I know is that the black levels on the KDL-900A they initially sent me weren’t doing it for me, so I thought 4K would at least be something new and they were the same price.
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Well I hope we both get taken care of by Sony.

What have they said to you so far?
So far it has been relatively painless. I would have loved to get another 55HX950 and would be thrilled with it for several more years, but in this quick product cycle CE world, it looks like they've moved on to the next model. They're going to send me a 55X850A as a replacement. Of the products currently available, that's a strong possibility for one I would have picked if I were buying new, though I haven't seen one with my own eyes yet. Price tag comparison, it is in the same ballpark, and actually a little more expensive than the HX950 when I bought it as a brand new model. I'm relieved it isn't going to be an X900A -- I already have a fantastic L/C/R speaker setup, and I don't want those ugly integrated speakers hanging out to the sides. The monolith design of the HX950 is beautiful, and the X850A looks similar.

After full array dynamic backlighting on my XBR8 and HX950, it will be a change to have dynamic edge LED backlighting, but hopefully I can have some fun with 4K. I recently upgraded my HTPC to have a Haswell CPU & graphics, and the marketing material on my Denon receiver shows 4K, so theoretically I have 4K capability. I'll have to see if and how well it works.


Wow! That's pretty damn nice of Sony to send you a 4K tv as a replacement to your XBR HX950. I guess that says something about Sony and their customer service now don't it? The only thing is it don't have the Corning Gorilla Glass which I love. But enjoy!
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Wow! That's pretty damn nice of Sony to send you a 4K tv as a replacement to your XBR HX950. I guess that says something about Sony and their customer service now don't it? The only thing is it don't have the Corning Gorilla Glass which I love. But enjoy!

Agreed...glad Sony offered the 4k. But why should us HX950 owners expect anything less? XBR for an XBR.

And I'd still rather have a FALD 1080p versus an edge-lit 4k.
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I can get the 65HX950 for $2,499 or the 55HX950 for $1,699 with 4 years warranty. Are these good deals?

Or would it be better to get the 55 inch W900A for $1,699. How does the W900A picture quality compare with 55HX950?
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I can get the 65HX950 for $2,499 or the 55HX950 for $1,699 with 4 years warranty. Are these good deals?

Or would it be better to get the 55 inch W900A for $1,699. How does the W900A picture quality compare with 55HX950?

Firstly, it seems that you're comparing a used or refurbished HX950 to a brand new W900a; if so, then you must decide (1) how much having a new vs. used set means to you and (2) how much faith you have in whichever party is providing the warranty service. It would also help to know just what condition the used sets are in (functionally and physically) including panel hours, and how comprehensive the warranty coverage is.

In terms of picture quality, they are both fine sets but the HX950 is unquestionably the better TV. If in excellent condition, those prices you quoted for the 65/55HX950 are great buys. Just be cautious if the source is not an authorized Sony reseller that you don't get burned with defective or grey-market merchandise.
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Firstly, it seems that you're comparing a used or refurbished HX950 to a brand new W900a; if so, then you must decide (1) how much having a new vs. used set means to you and (2) how much faith you have in whichever party is providing the warranty service. It would also help to know just what condition the used sets are in (functionally and physically) including panel hours, and how comprehensive the warranty coverage is.

In terms of picture quality, they are both fine sets but the HX950 is unquestionably the better TV. If in excellent condition, those prices you quoted for the 65/55HX950 are great buys. Just be cautious if the source is not an authorized Sony reseller that you don't get burned with defective or grey-market merchandise.

Thanks for your feedback. The 65HX950 and 55HX950 are demos from an authorized dealer. The Sony w900a has triluminos display. Would this make the colours on W900A better than the HX950?

Also how does the Sony HX950 compare with the Samsung F8000 in terms of picture and colours and blacks?
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Thanks for your feedback. The 65HX950 and 55HX950 are demos from an authorized dealer. The Sony w900a has triluminos display. Would this make the colours on W900A better than the HX950?

I had the XBR 950 and the W900A in my house at the same time. The triluminous color advantage of the W900A is undetectable. I found one of my Sony Blu-rays with the added color and it looked exactly the same as it did on the 950. I chalk this up to marketing speak with no real world benefit. Also, the black levels on the W900A do not compare. Every time a scene had dark and light elements I noticed the black levels would lighten noticeably, but the 950 would remain inky black. I sent the W900A back and begged Sony for a refurbished 950.
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Thanks for your feedback. The 65HX950 and 55HX950 are demos from an authorized dealer. The Sony w900a has triluminos display. Would this make the colours on W900A better than the HX950?

Also how does the Sony HX950 compare with the Samsung F8000 in terms of picture and colours and blacks?

As I said, the HX950 and W900a are both fine sets; IMO you couldn't go wrong with either one--especially at the prices you have quoted.

If you want to compare features and value, there are going to be trade-offs no matter which you choose, including the Sammy. If you are in doubt you should compare them yourself (if possible side by side) and judge which is most to your liking.

Objectively, I think the HX950 is the clear PQ winner over the w900a (FALD vs. "dynamic edge-lit" and OptiContrast panel w/Gorilla Glass vs. TRILUMINOS), and its monolithic design is also the esthetically more appealing to my eye. Furthermore, if the set is in excellent used condition, the 4-yr. warranty (if comprehensive) represents a better investment than the w900a's 1-yr. Sony warranty.

On the other hand, the w900a is newer technology using somewhat newer firmware and offers a couple of features not found on the older HX950 (such as NFC screen mirroring). It also comes with free 1-yr. subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu Plus--if that is of any value to you.

Bottom line: there are enough subjective factors involved that only you can decide which is the best option for you. Do your due diligence (including running the self-check diagnostics and checking out the panels for stuck pixels) and go from there.
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Thanks for your feedback. The 65HX950 and 55HX950 are demos from an authorized dealer. The Sony w900a has triluminos display. Would this make the colours on W900A better than the HX950?

Also how does the Sony HX950 compare with the Samsung F8000 in terms of picture and colours and blacks?

As I said, the HX950 and W900a are both fine sets; IMO you couldn't go wrong with either one--especially at the prices you have quoted.

If you want to compare features and value, there are going to be trade-offs no matter which you choose, including the Sammy. If you are in doubt you should compare them yourself (if possible side by side) and judge which is most to your liking.

Objectively, I think the HX950 is the clear PQ winner over the w900a (FALD vs. "dynamic edge-lit" and OptiContrast panel w/Gorilla Glass vs. TRILUMINOS), and its monolithic design is also the esthetically more appealing to my eye. Furthermore, if the set is in excellent used condition, the 4-yr. warranty (if comprehensive) represents a better investment than the w900a's 1-yr. Sony warranty.

On the other hand, the w900a is newer technology using somewhat newer firmware and offers a couple of features not found on the older HX950 (such as NFC screen mirroring). It also comes with free 1-yr. subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu Plus--if that is of any value to you.

Bottom line: there are enough subjective factors involved that only you can decide which is the best option for you. Do your due diligence (including running the self-check diagnostics and checking out the panels for stuck pixels) and go from there.


Well said chi_guy! smile.gif
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Anybody have a feedback as to looking at the picture quality alone (colours and blacks) for the comparison between Sony XBR-65HX950 vs Samsung 65F8000?
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