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Has anyone noticed while watching a Blu ray movie that when you hit the "display" button on the w900's remote it will show "12 bit"? I noticed this the other day while watching Pacific Rim. Does this mean the W9 has a 12 bit panel? Or is this something my Sony BDP S6200 is out putting while playing a movie? Im a bit confused about this so if anyone may have an answer I would like to hear about it.


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I called the outlet store to hold the TV longer for me, as couldn't get there at lunchtime, and I asked if they could move on the price, but they can't. I'm going to go back later and make a decision.
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Has anyone noticed while watching a Blu ray movie that when you hit the "display" button on the w900's remote it will show "12 bit"? I noticed this the other day while watching Pacific Rim. Does this mean the W9 has a 12 bit panel? Or is this something my Sony BDP S6200 is out putting while playing a movie? Im a bit confused about this so if anyone may have an answer I would like to hear about it.


the 12 bit is the deep color bit depth that the w9 supports. And when you connect a device that supports deep color it shows the 12 bit. Here is link on deep color
https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answer...hXTndkbQ%3D%3D
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I'm looking to replace my KDL-40L4000 with a bigger panel and had settled on a 50 inch for the space it's in (55 max), but I've found a refurbished 46W905 locally with 12 month warranty. I really like the 2013 W9, but couldn't justify the price of it last year.

Not sure how I feel about spending £640 on the smaller 46W9 when I can get a 50W7 for less (delivered though, not local pickup).
Talking about raw picture/video performance, the W9 absolutely has the edge, period. Whether-or-not one can make the distinction, that's another question. The are HiFi stereo-boxes for $1000 and for $10'000, for some it makes the definite difference, for some others they all sound the same. Who can tell what-is-worth-what-extra-money, and what-is-not? There is no general rule, it's just a matter of personal threshold-of-sensitivity. For some it matters, for some it doesn't.

Put like this: If someone offered me to take my W905's away (have both the 46" and the 55"), give me the full money back, and instead put a free 50W7 in place ... I'd say "No!" without even thinking, and rather keep my W905's.
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the 12 bit is the deep color bit depth that the w9 supports. And when you connect a device that supports deep color it shows the 12 bit. Here is link on deep color
https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answer...hXTndkbQ%3D%3D
Thanks HD KOOL, now I got it buddy. Thanks again.

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Talking about raw picture/video performance, the W9 absolutely has the edge, period. Whether-or-not one can make the distinction, that's another question. The are HiFi stereo-boxes for $1000 and for $10'000, for some it makes the definite difference, for some others they all sound the same. Who can tell what-is-worth-what-extra-money, and what-is-not? There is no general rule, it's just a matter of personal threshold-of-sensitivity. For some it matters, for some it doesn't.

Put like this: If someone offered me to take my W905's away (have both the 46" and the 55"), give me the full money back, and instead put a free 50W7 in place ... I'd say "No!" without even thinking, and rather keep my W905's.

Well said Didee and I agree 100%.
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Anyone willing to sell me their base stand? I just purchased a display model from bestbuy without a base stand.
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Has anyone noticed while watching a Blu ray movie that when you hit the "display" button on the w900's remote it will show "12 bit"? I noticed this the other day while watching Pacific Rim. Does this mean the W9 has a 12 bit panel? Or is this something my Sony BDP S6200 is out putting while playing a movie? Im a bit confused about this so if anyone may have an answer I would like to hear about it.
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the 12 bit is the deep color bit depth that the w9 supports. And when you connect a device that supports deep color it shows the 12 bit. Here is link on deep color
https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answer...hXTndkbQ%3D%3D
The X900A only has a 10-bit panel (and therefore more than likely the W900A as well; the link is only about what the cable supports), 12-bit is indeed what your bluray player is putting out (set to?), although the disc only contains 8-bit of info.

8-bit is enough to reach the rec.709 standard, 10-bit is already Deep Colour ... (8-bit panels make up the majority of tv's)

Might pick up a 40" store demo model in the next couple of days during the "no sales tax" sales. They originally put it up for $1020 , then lowered it to $885 and during the sales should be ~$732. Still kinda high for a display model which definitely has the pink issue, and considering I watch plenty of hockey is probably enough to deter me in the end (roughly same price as 50W800B during these sales which I will skip for the 55W755C we will be getting in Europe, successor to 55W700B. Also W700C to replace W600B)

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Anyone willing to sell me their base stand? I just purchased a display model from bestbuy without a base stand.
cvn79, I would sell you mine if I had a HT where I could mount my tv onto it but the wife thinks our current stand is just fine.

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The X900A only has a 10-bit panel (and therefore more than likely the W900A as well; the link is only about what the cable supports), 12-bit is indeed what your bluray player is putting out (set to?), although the disc only contains 8-bit of info.

8-bit is enough to reach the rec.709 standard, 10-bit is already Deep Colour ... (8-bit panels make up the majority of tv's)

Might pick up a 40" store demo model in the next couple of days during the "no sales tax" sales. They originally put it up for $1020 , then lowered it to $885 and during the sales should be ~$732. Still kinda high for a display model which definitely has the pink issue, and considering I watch plenty of hockey is probably enough to deter me in the end (roughly same price as 50W800B during these sales which I will skip for the 55W755C we will be getting in Europe, successor to 55W700B. Also W700C to replace W600B)

mithras, I checked with Sony support and they confirmed that the W900A has a 10 bit panel and indeed 12 bit is what my 6200 is out putting when I play some, but not all, Blu rays. Personally I would pass on the 40inch version of the W9, which I didnt even know they made one!, because for me 55inch is the sweet spot. But go figure they would make a 40inch, 46inch and 55inch W9 but not a 65inch. That makes no sense to me at all. I know here in the U.S they only came out with the W9 in a 55inch size which I own. If only they would have came out with the 65inch W9 but no Sony releases the step down 65inch W850A!!! . An opportunity missed if you asked me.
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Just had a look again and it was actually $850 now and will be $700 (the euro exchange rate is pretty poor now so probably sounds [even] more expensive), couldn't really spot the pink hue since barely a white frame in the demo clip this time but did spot the DSE on the sides. Would put it in the bedroom but will probably skip indeed ... the 46" & 55" were all gone in the entire country before the fall, don't even know where they dug up this 40" from but might have been on the back wall where I rarely look. Now on the floor at the same back wall ...
The stand looks ridiculous on this 40" btw , this should give some impression:
(seems the price never dropped below $1100 for this 40", the 46" was even cheaper in the end )



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Just had a look again and it was actually $850 now and will be $700 (the euro exchange rate is pretty poor now so probably sounds [even] more expensive), couldn't really spot the pink hue since barely a white frame in the demo clip this time but did spot the DSE on the sides. Would put it in the bedroom but will probably skip indeed ... the 46" & 55" were all gone in the entire country before the fall, don't even know where they dug up this 40" from but might have been on the back wall where I rarely look. Now on the floor at the same back wall ...
The stand looks ridiculous on this 40" btw , this should give some impression:



WOW! A 40inch W9. Never thought I'd see one. Surprised Sony didnt make a 32incher.
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Is that the 40inch version?
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It's the 46 that I had reserved. The screen size is close to the size of the 40 and its frame that it's replaced.
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It's the 46 that I had reserved. The screen size is close to the size of the 40 and its frame that it's replaced.

Well if thats the 46inch version I would jump on it. Just my opinion.
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