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post #4591 of 4602 Old 12-03-2014, 09:37 AM
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Dave: What is this dreaded line?
My 55" set developed a line of dead pixels that went across the entire screen. About a year ago there were several cases of the problem in this thread.
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I just received a second firmware update notice in as many weeks. I went ahead and installed the update.

Again, no noticeable differences in anything at all...
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So i just bought a 65HX950 and I also own a 46HX850 and minus the added bonus of size I must say I'm not sure if it's much better...? It's better and definitely more uniform than the 850, but is it worth $2600 and better than the current edge lit 65X850B (currently valued around $2400)? That is where I am having the issue almost justifying the price. Or maybe I am just slightly buying into the 4K hype at the moment...

Also, I tired the settings Flavius provided and it seemed to be decent, but something seemed off and almost to artificial like. Then I tired sound and visions settings/cnet/and a few other review blogs and they were very similar but very dull and almost washed out. Does anyone have a link to what seemed to be the preferred settings for this TV?

Edit: Happy to say no banding from what I can tell,I tested with some solid colors and gradients, also no dead pixels

Another thing is the black bars for widescreen movies don't seem to be pitch black as i expected. Am I missing something in the settings or do they just not get that black/dark?

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So i just bought a 65HX950 and I also own a 46HX850 and minus the added bonus of size I must say I'm not sure if it's much better...? It's better and definitely more uniform than the 850, but is it worth $2600 and better than the current edge lit 65X850B (currently valued around $2400)? That is where I am having the issue almost justifying the price. Or maybe I am just slightly buying into the 4K hype at the moment...

Also, I tired the settings Flavius provided and it seemed to be decent, but something seemed off and almost to artificial like. Then I tired sound and visions settings/cnet/and a few other review blogs and they were very similar but very dull and almost washed out. Does anyone have a link to what seemed to be the preferred settings for this TV?

Edit: Happy to say no banding from what I can tell,I tested with some solid colors and gradients, also no dead pixels

Another thing is the black bars for widescreen movies don't seem to be pitch black as i expected. Am I missing something in the settings or do they just not get that black/dark?
There is no such thing as the universally preferred settings; besides individual tastes, there are many other factors peculiar to any given set and viewing environment that will determine the objectively optimal settings, such as ambient lighting, viewing distance, source material, and slight variances from panel to panel. Specific recommended settings for a given model should only be used as a baseline from which to fine-tune your own set.

I suggest that you find a baseline recommendation that you like (e.g., Cnet) and then get a good calibration disk, such as the Spears and Munsil HD Benchmark 2nd Edition and dial in the settings that work best for your own viewing preferences.

As far as differences between the 46HX850 and 65HX950, I think you are correct in observing that they are relatively minimal. The brunt of the price difference is involved in the added panel real estate and the full-array LED backlighting. But both sets utilize the same video processor and offer similar features. In short, they are both excellent sets with outstanding PQ. As for the 4K advantage in the newer sets, you are not likely to see any difference over 2K in a 65" panel unless you sit within six feet of the TV.
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So i just bought a 65HX950 and I also own a 46HX850 and minus the added bonus of size I must say I'm not sure if it's much better...? It's better and definitely more uniform than the 850, but is it worth $2600 and better than the current edge lit 65X850B (currently valued around $2400)? That is where I am having the issue almost justifying the price. Or maybe I am just slightly buying into the 4K hype at the moment...

Also, I tired the settings Flavius provided and it seemed to be decent, but something seemed off and almost to artificial like. Then I tired sound and visions settings/cnet/and a few other review blogs and they were very similar but very dull and almost washed out. Does anyone have a link to what seemed to be the preferred settings for this TV?

Edit: Happy to say no banding from what I can tell,I tested with some solid colors and gradients, also no dead pixels

Another thing is the black bars for widescreen movies don't seem to be pitch black as i expected. Am I missing something in the settings or do they just not get that black/dark?
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Hey Rizz,

Thanks for the settings! However they did not work out for me in the end. The settings ended up giving my screen a very hazy look and feel and whites were just not white. I ended up with a mix of Flavius' settings and then change them to my liking. I went with "warm 1" as warm two I could not figure out a way to get rid of the haziness of the setting.


Again thank you for your help and I am truly enjoying my set now with no tweaking involved

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Hey Rizz,

Thanks for the settings! However they did not work out for me in the end. The settings ended up giving my screen a very hazy look and feel and whites were just not white. I ended up with a mix of Flavius' settings and then change them to my liking. I went with "warm 1" as warm two I could not figure out a way to get rid of the haziness of the setting.


Again thank you for your help and I am truly enjoying my set now with no tweaking involved

-Beast

I would've sent this in a PM, but I don't have enough posts for to PM and I wanted to make sure you knew I received your PM.
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Beautiful and just like mine (to my wife's and I eyes) it just took some tinkering with the different settings between you and a couple of others in this thread. I must say I am so glad I got this TV and didn't wait to see what Sony came out with for this year at CES. It seems to be a year without FALD which makes me shutter with fear of uniformity problems.

It's been over a month now and I must say this TV is just gorgeous and so good some people think its 4k Then I tell them it's a brand new "2 year old model" and they just look at me like Movie nights have been a great success and gaming is excellent. Although I joined the party late, I just want to say thank you all for sharing your experiences, settings, and thoughts on this set because it definitely helped me make a great purchase that will last me for a long time
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Has anyone seen their 55HX950 power on BY ITSELF?


I had this happen a couple of times the past week and am trying figure how it happened. I am using a Universal Remote MX900 and all of my equipment is hooked up to my home network but I know when I left for work that my entire HT system was powered down. When I get home from work, my TV was powered on. Went to bed last night without even using my HT system. I wake up today and my TV is powered on again..


I'm aware of the issue where the display is powering off/on briefly if you are using an Ethernet connection, but could this also cause the TV to power itself on??


Again, this just started happening a week ago.
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Wish me luck, calling Square Trade about my horizontal lines problem. :/
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