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I know it's out of stock now at the Sony store, but in case it comes back, for those who passed on the $1999 price, if you have an EPP account it would have brought the price down to $1399 before tax.

How does the picture on the 55w900a compare to the 65w850a? I own the 65w850a and 55w802a, but was considering if it's worth upgrading the w802a to the w900a in case it comes back in stock.
How would I get a hold of an EPP pin? I see you need that to get an EPP account.
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How would I get a hold of an EPP pin? I see you need that to get an EPP account.
Check with your employer to see if they have a purchasing program with Sony.
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I know it's out of stock now at the Sony store, but in case it comes back, for those who passed on the $1999 price, if you have an EPP account it would have brought the price down to $1399 before tax.

How does the picture on the 55w900a compare to the 65w850a? I own the 65w850a and 55w802a, but was considering if it's worth upgrading the w802a to the w900a in case it comes back in stock.

How does the PQ of the W9 compare to the 65w850a? The W9 uses Quantom Dots for Triluminous and the 850a doesnt, the W9 has the deep black panel and the w850a doesnt. Added all up the W9 produces better PQ then the w850a but not by much. Would it be worth upgrading the w802a to the W9? Yes, no questions asked. That being said I saw this morning that the W9 was already out of stock on Sonys site so I gave them a call. They should have more in next week for those interested. The rep said the first shipment they got in sold fast, very fast and more is on order unless they discontinue them again which wouldnt be a shocker to me. God only knows Sony dont want the W9 to be selling better then their bread and butter 4K sets now do they?
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Cool Bluetooth Fixed!

So the replacement bluetooth module arrived Friday evening. I immediately started working on the TV. I took pictures not only to assist others in the future but to prove I did it!
Pictures 1 & 2 show clearly that bluetooth is non-functional.

Step 1: Take the 4 screws out of the base/stand. Do not remove the top screws that are resting on the stand! They make it easy to lift the TV out of and onto the stand. Quite a nice design!
<Picture 3.jpg>

Step 2: Lay the TV flat face-down on a surface you know will not scratch it... I used a microfiber blanket.
<Picture 4.jpg>

Step 3: Follow the power cord up to where it enters the TV. Remove the single screw that holds the little panel then gently pry it out and down. Once exposed you will then need to pull the power cord connecter loose by pressing down on the middle tab.
<Pictures 5.jpg & 6.jpg>

Step 4: Take EVERY remaining screw loose and put aside. Once ALL screws are loose, you'll be able to easily pull off the back cover. It's a thin sheet of stamped metal, so be VERY careful not to bend/crease it!
Picture 7.jpg - The insides are exposed! but where the hell are the bluetooth & wifi modules??

Picture 8.jpg - I removed both the top circuit board cover and the bottom cover... neither board had them! on 8.jpg you see that if you were to replace the T-CON board you'd need to gently pry up the foil tape along the bottom edge of the T-CON cover to reveal the 3 screws
Picture 9.jpg shows the serials/numbers of the T-CON board while it was exposed.

Also Picture 8.jpg - Hmmm... why does the Sony badge box (with the IR sensor in the front) have that seperation on the bottom left side? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm... <scratches head>

Step 5: As you can see in Picture 10.jpg, I now have it loose! You'll have to take the 2 screws out of the black plastic piece that holds it along the top, once that's removed you'll see the wire connector you need to disconnect. Once it's free you'll need to unplug the smaller connector, then carefully seperate the black plastic topper from the main assembly (Picture 12.jpg).

Step 6: Lo and Behold! There they are!! (Picture 14.jpg) The wifi module is on the left in the picture, while the bluetooth module is on the right. I noticed right away that it looked damaged. To remove it, simply pry it up on the inside corners. It is only secured by the connector.

Step 7: Replace bluetooth module with new one. (Pictures 15.jpg & 16.jpg) You can clearly see the bend in the metal. Something most likely snagged the SONY badge box at some point and hurt this poor little guy.

Step 8: Put it all back together!

So, once I got it all back together I powered up the TV and went to the dreaded menu that gave me the error (1.jpg - One-touch Remote Control Setup). I hit the button to register ... and opened my eyes back up... and to my astonishment, it was at the next screen! No error!! ... Next thing I did was attempt to pair the 3D glasses.... YES! They ALL PAIRED!!

3D is pretty amazing on this TV, but the cross-talk can be noticeable at times. I'm sure with more time and fiddling around I'll figure out how to minimize it. But all in all, with the SMOOTH motionflow... you can't beat this kind of 3D!!
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So the replacement bluetooth module arrived Friday evening. I immediately started working on the TV. I took pictures not only to assist others in the future but to prove I did it!
Pictures 1 & 2 show clearly that bluetooth is non-functional.

Step 1: Take the 4 screws out of the base/stand. Do not remove the top screws that are resting on the stand! They make it easy to lift the TV out of and onto the stand. Quite a nice design!
<Picture 3.jpg>

Step 2: Lay the TV flat face-down on a surface you know will not scratch it... I used a microfiber blanket.
<Picture 4.jpg>

Step 3: Follow the power cord up to where it enters the TV. Remove the single screw that holds the little panel then gently pry it out and down. Once exposed you will then need to pull the power cord connecter loose by pressing down on the middle tab.
<Pictures 5.jpg & 6.jpg>

Step 4: Take EVERY remaining screw loose and put aside. Once ALL screws are loose, you'll be able to easily pull off the back cover. It's a thin sheet of stamped metal, so be VERY careful not to bend/crease it!
Picture 7.jpg - The insides are exposed! but where the hell are the bluetooth & wifi modules??

Picture 8.jpg - I removed both the top circuit board cover and the bottom cover... neither board had them! on 8.jpg you see that if you were to replace the T-CON board you'd need to gently pry up the foil tape along the bottom edge of the T-CON cover to reveal the 3 screws
Picture 9.jpg shows the serials/numbers of the T-CON board while it was exposed.

Also Picture 8.jpg - Hmmm... why does the Sony badge box (with the IR sensor in the front) have that seperation on the bottom left side? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm... <scratches head>

Step 5: As you can see in Picture 10.jpg, I now have it loose! You'll have to take the 2 screws out of the black plastic piece that holds it along the top, once that's removed you'll see the wire connector you need to disconnect. Once it's free you'll need to unplug the smaller connector, then carefully seperate the black plastic topper from the main assembly (Picture 12.jpg).

Step 6: Lo and Behold! There they are!! (Picture 14.jpg) The wifi module is on the left in the picture, while the bluetooth module is on the right. I noticed right away that it looked damaged. To remove it, simply pry it up on the inside corners. It is only secured by the connector.

Step 7: Replace bluetooth module with new one. (Pictures 15.jpg & 16.jpg) You can clearly see the bend in the metal. Something most likely snagged the SONY badge box at some point and hurt this poor little guy.

Step 8: Put it all back together!

So, once I got it all back together I powered up the TV and went to the dreaded menu that gave me the error (1.jpg - One-touch Remote Control Setup). I hit the button to register ... and opened my eyes back up... and to my astonishment, it was at the next screen! No error!! ... Next thing I did was attempt to pair the 3D glasses.... YES! They ALL PAIRED!!

3D is pretty amazing on this TV, but the cross-talk can be noticeable at times. I'm sure with more time and fiddling around I'll figure out how to minimize it. But all in all, with the SMOOTH motionflow... you can't beat this kind of 3D!!

Cool. Glad it all worked out for you.
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