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E55 KEV's Avatar E55 KEV 06:31 AM 06-16-2013

xitman's Avatar xitman 07:12 AM 06-16-2013
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Originally Posted by taoofjord View Post

Just got this TV a week ago and I'm absolutely loving it. This will probably sound crazy to most here but it's not quite bright enough for me unless I'm in a completely dark room. I wonder if I'm just used to computer monitors and iPads but is this TV supposed to get as bright as those? Or, is there a chance that something is off with my set and I'm not able to get the full brightness for whatever reason?
There is auto brightness adjustment under Eco settings that you probably didn't turn off. After I turned mine off if was significantly better.
xitman's Avatar xitman 07:20 AM 06-16-2013
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Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

So I pulled the trigger today. Stole it from Best Buy!!! Got a great deal. The only catch is they don't have ANY in inventory so I have to wait maybe a week but the deal was worth the wait. I'm pumped. Got the 5 year warranty too so I should be set.

The only thing that kind of irked me a bit was when I was buying the tv a sales guy I've never seen before (not my guys) was asking why I didn't get the XBR because it was the only Sony worth buying. He went on to say that Sony only puts their best panels in XBR's and he wouldn't get the W900 and that I should just spring for the 4K set. He was borderline insulting and was downplaying the fact that I was spending $2600 dollars in their store. I went on to tell him that I love the look of the 4k set but It's just out of my budget significantly. He responded by saying "well you'll keep it 4-5 years so what's 3 grand?".

I took a moment and just looked at the sales guy and responded by telling him he was right and all they needed to do was drop the price of the set 1500 dollars or he could loan me the 3 grand and I'd pay him back when I could. That was the end of the conversation......

I was surprised they didn't have ANY W900's in the warehouses. Apparently they aren't officially for sale at Best Buy till today (16th). Seems silly to have it setup and not have any in inventory but it all worked out. They beat the Buy.com price of (2129) and gave me a deal on the 5 year warranty too!!!

Being a Best Buy Silver member I also get a free geek squad calibration so after a month of watching the set I'll have them come out and tune it in a little.
Congrats! This set is great and performance wise better than 4k XBR in my opinion. The Best Buy guy sounds like a complete douche that doesn't know what he is talking about. If you're planning on using their free calibration don't let them go into service menu!!! There is plenty of people who reported that Best Buy calibrators are pretty bad.

I watched Avatar last night and the picture is very very good. No clouding or banding that I could see compared to the 3 Samsung ES8000s I went through.
Justin Sullins's Avatar Justin Sullins 09:37 AM 06-16-2013
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Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

So I pulled the trigger today. Stole it from Best Buy!!! Got a great deal. The only catch is they don't have ANY in inventory so I have to wait maybe a week but the deal was worth the wait. I'm pumped. Got the 5 year warranty too so I should be set.

The only thing that kind of irked me a bit was when I was buying the tv a sales guy I've never seen before (not my guys) was asking why I didn't get the XBR because it was the only Sony worth buying. He went on to say that Sony only puts their best panels in XBR's and he wouldn't get the W900 and that I should just spring for the 4K set. He was borderline insulting and was downplaying the fact that I was spending $2600 dollars in their store. I went on to tell him that I love the look of the 4k set but It's just out of my budget significantly. He responded by saying "well you'll keep it 4-5 years so what's 3 grand?".

I took a moment and just looked at the sales guy and responded by telling him he was right and all they needed to do was drop the price of the set 1500 dollars or he could loan me the 3 grand and I'd pay him back when I could. That was the end of the conversation......

I was surprised they didn't have ANY W900's in the warehouses. Apparently they aren't officially for sale at Best Buy till today (16th). Seems silly to have it setup and not have any in inventory but it all worked out. They beat the Buy.com price of (2129) and gave me a deal on the 5 year warranty too!!!

Being a Best Buy Silver member I also get a free geek squad calibration so after a month of watching the set I'll have them come out and tune it in a little.

That's a great deal. What an ass that Sales Guy was. I really hate shopping for TVs at Best Buy because it feels weird that I know more about TVs than someone selling TVs for a living. I've seen both the W900A and 4K Sony up close and side by side and I couldn't tell a significant difference until I got up close to the 4K. There's been numerous articles stating that 4K is useless unless you sit really close or buy big, 70"+, so the 5K for a 55" 4K seems silly.
bigpete1983's Avatar bigpete1983 09:41 AM 06-16-2013
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Originally Posted by GeForceFX5200 View Post

I don't know where you live, but I never heard of someone returning an LCD over 1 stuck pixel. I think by law they can sell you an LCD with like 3 or even 5 stuck pixels.
Sorry the pixel is not stuck is a dead red sub-pixel. I have just done my homework better about dead or stuck pixels:D
xitman's Avatar xitman 11:39 AM 06-16-2013
UPDATE:

6/30 - Calibrated 3D mode
6/23 - Updated Cinema 1 Calibrated Settings



Well I calibrated my set yesterday. I was able to get a pretty good result even with the limited controls that this TV has.
Grayscale Results: (Click to show)
3D Grayscale Results: (Click to show)

I was able to get all but the IRE 10 under dE 3.

PLEASE NOTE: Every TV panel is different. What looks good on mine might not look the same on yours. I prefer the industry standard look to my picture, so these might not look good to everyone.

Updated 6/23/2013 Cinema 1 Calirated Settings: (Click to show)


1. Home > Settings > Picture & Display

Screen:
Wide Mode - Full
Auto Wide - Off
Auto Display Area - Off
Display Area - Full Pixel

2. Home > Settings > Preferences

Scene Select - Cinema
Eco - Everything Off
Startup Logo - Off
Front Panel Illimination - Off

3.Options > Picture Adjustments

Picture Mode - Cinema 1
Backlight - 6
Picture - 90
Brightness - 50
Color - 50
Hue - 0
Color Temperature - Warm 2
Sharpness - 60
Motionflow - Clear

Everything else is set to Off

Advanced Settings:
Gamma: -1
LED Dynamic Control - Low
White Balance:
R-Gain: -1
G-Gain: -8
B-Gain: -9
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0

Everything else is set to Off
3D Cinema 1 Calirated Settings: (Click to show)


1. Home > Settings > Picture & Display

Screen:
Auto Display Area - Off
Display Area - Full Pixel

3D Settings:
3D Depth - 0
3D Glasses Brightness - Medium

2. Home > Settings > Preferences

Scene Select - Cinema
Eco - Everything Off
Startup Logo - Off
Front Panel Illimination - Off

3.Options > Picture Adjustments

Picture Mode - Cinema 1
Backlight - Max
Picture - 85
Brightness - 49
Color - 50
Hue - 0
Color Temperature - Warm 2
Sharpness - 60
Motionflow - Standard

Everything else is set to Off

Advanced Settings:
Gamma: 0
LED Dynamic Control - Low
White Balance:
R-Gain: -2
G-Gain: -10
B-Gain: -1
R-Bias: +1
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0

Everything else is set to Off

When I'll have some free time I'm planning on calibrating Game mode and 3D mode as well. I'll just update this post when I get around to it.
spedgas's Avatar spedgas 12:59 PM 06-16-2013
Thanks for taking the time to do this and posting the results. I'll plug these into my tv and take a look.
Hayabusa85's Avatar Hayabusa85 06:15 PM 06-16-2013
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Originally Posted by xitman View Post

Well I calibrated my set yesterday. I was able to get a pretty good result even with the limited controls that this TV has.
Grayscale Results: (Click to show)

I was able to get all but the IRE 10 under dE 3.

PLEASE NOTE: Every TV panel is different. What looks good on mine might not look the same on yours. I prefer the industry standard look to my picture, so these might not look good to everyone.
Cinema 1 Calirated Settings: (Click to show)


1. Home > Settings > Picture & Display

Screen:
Wide Mode - Full
Auto Wide - Off
Auto Display Area - Off
Display Area - Full Pixel

2. Home > Settings > Preferences

Scene Select - Cinema
Eco - Everything Off
Startup Logo - Off
Front Panel Illimination - Off

3.Options > Picture Adjustments

Picture Mode - Cinema 1
Backlight - 4
Picture - 87
Brightness - 49
Color - 53
Hue - 0
Color Temperature - Warm 2
Sharpness - 60
Motionflow - Clear

Everything else is set to Off

Advanced Settings:
Gamma - 0
LED Dynamic Control - Low
White Balance:
R-Gain: -1
G-Gain: -8
B-Gain: -2
R-Bias: +1
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0

Everything else is set to Off

When I'll have some free time I'm planning on calibrating Game mode and 3D mode as well. I'll just update this post when I get around to it.

Pretty close to the settings I have been using without having a clue how to calibrate properly and just eye balling it eek.gif Other than the filters I mentioned I like using before when I had those crazy settings that didn't work out.

Well my first post when I picked this up was four weeks and 2 days ago so this TV survived the satisfaction guaranteed return window tongue.gif Still loving it as much as I did then. The horizontal banding has got slightly worse but other than that still no issues with light bleed, vertical banding, clouding etc. So compared to any other TV I have tried it is still the best in that regard. And thankfully horizontal banding doesn't bug me as much as vertical banding since it is sports like hockey and football where banding bugs me. And since that is fast pans left and right the horizontal banding isn't seen then while vertical banding is. Baseball might show the horizontal banding but not a baseball fan so not a problem for me. Just every now and then with a movie it will pan up or down a solid color or skin tone that I notice it. But it has made me notice pans like that are not used too often tongue.gif

And can't say I have picked up on it with a game yet since games tend to avoid solid color backdrops more so than movies. I am sure a few people have ran into me online just standing in place looking around like a complete tool trying to see if I can notice banding panning around the sky not paying attention to the fact somebody is about to kill me eek.gif

Gaming still where it really shines for me which is why as I figured they would it doesn't surprise me this is what Sony used for all their displays at E3. I still really get the feeling Sony wanted to focus on making a TV great for gaming to really showcase the PS4 this year. Got my system (And the Xbox One despite Microsoft's nonsense) pre-ordered and now just the impatient wait for them to release. Seems so far away even though it really isn't that far tongue.gif

Tried a different approach to trying to take a better picture of it but still think I failed miserably frown.gif


taoofjord's Avatar taoofjord 09:37 PM 06-16-2013
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Originally Posted by xitman View Post

There is auto brightness adjustment under Eco settings that you probably didn't turn off. After I turned mine off if was significantly better.
Thanks! That was the setting I missed!
Tarheel1400's Avatar Tarheel1400 02:11 AM 06-17-2013
Cant wait to get mine
Tarheel1400's Avatar Tarheel1400 02:12 AM 06-17-2013
So I should run that pixel app to check for dead pixels once I get it?
helvetica bold's Avatar helvetica bold 07:25 AM 06-17-2013
New update for the TV today. Is there a site we can go it that explains what it does?
Tarheel1400's Avatar Tarheel1400 07:31 AM 06-17-2013
Does the tv have an ethernet port or is it just wifi?
xitman's Avatar xitman 08:39 AM 06-17-2013
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Originally Posted by helvetica bold View Post

New update for the TV today. Is there a site we can go it that explains what it does?

Found this, but looks like new one not on there, unless you didn't update before. I'll have to check when I get home.
http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=KDL55W900A&LOC=3#/downloadTab
xitman's Avatar xitman 08:40 AM 06-17-2013
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Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

Does the tv have an ethernet port or is it just wifi?
Yes there is one in the back.
Speakerphile's Avatar Speakerphile 08:52 AM 06-17-2013
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Originally Posted by xitman View Post

http://www.monoprice.com/mobile/Product/Details/966?mainCategoryId=104&categoryId=10423&subCategoryId=1042301

This would work, no need to spend extra dough.

This isn't a switcher. This is designed to split one signal into two. He might run into issues using this backwards, given that some devices leave the optical port on constantly, especially TV's. That would likely corrupt any signal from the BD player.
Justin Sullins's Avatar Justin Sullins 09:05 AM 06-17-2013
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

This isn't a switcher. This is designed to split one signal into two. He might run into issues using this backwards, given that some devices leave the optical port on constantly, especially TV's. That would likely corrupt any signal from the BD player.

http://www.amazon.com/Nyrius-SW100-Digital-Selector-Compatible/dp/B000812QC6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1371481451&sr=8-6&keywords=optical+port+switcher
I've heard this one is good.
texashoser's Avatar texashoser 04:41 PM 06-18-2013
Got mine installed today. Used the same settings as on my 65" XBR 950 and it looks great!
electrofascist's Avatar electrofascist 05:54 PM 06-18-2013
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Originally Posted by texashoser View Post

Got mine installed today. Used the same settings as on my 65" XBR 950 and it looks great!

Other than black levels how do they compare?
soul1's Avatar soul1 03:47 AM 06-19-2013
texashoser's Avatar texashoser 12:45 PM 06-19-2013
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Originally Posted by electrofascist View Post

Other than black levels how do they compare?

Hard to tell, IMO. Both sets are new (got the 65 HX 950 about four weeks ago). I haven't had enough time with the 900a to see if the triluminous display really makes a difference.

Right now, the two sets look really, really comparable to each other.
cwallace56's Avatar cwallace56 01:09 PM 06-19-2013
Interesting Review from the UK. I guess it is hard to know all the possible settings when you review so many different products,
but the reviewer had to have a hint from someone reading the review to turn off the ECO setting to get the brightness to
normal LCD levels. Otherwise, I agreed with his review. Great PQ!

Cw
skye12's Avatar skye12 01:56 PM 06-19-2013
I've been waiting a long time to replace my old XBR4. This is going to be it very soon.
stevez1's Avatar stevez1 03:32 PM 06-19-2013
Xitman and CW,

Still having problem with settings, mainly when i'm watching movies on cabletv, all seem to be very dark.

All echo off.

Also I had my HX850 before it blew, all movies an TV series where life like, you'd think your was watching them in 3D.

Unable to get this with the 900A. When I change channels it notes 1080P upper left side of screen, not sure what I have to do.

Connected to hdmi1/arc should I mover it to hdmi3 or 4?

Can't get Geek Squad for another couple weeks (100 hours)

thanks

SteveZ1
stevez1's Avatar stevez1 04:19 PM 06-19-2013
Sorry when I hit home and click on HDMI1 it shows 1080I 16:9 which seems correct, Sharpness is at 58 but can't get that really clear sharp picture.

Thanks

stevez1
Mark Mesiya's Avatar Mark Mesiya 05:04 PM 06-19-2013
How exactly is your cable box outputting 1080p?

I thought all cable broadcasts regardless of provider in the US were only doing 720p or 1080i max.
xitman's Avatar xitman 05:53 PM 06-19-2013
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Originally Posted by stevez1 View Post

Xitman and CW,

Still having problem with settings, mainly when i'm watching movies on cabletv, all seem to be very dark.

All echo off.

Also I had my HX850 before it blew, all movies an TV series where life like, you'd think your was watching them in 3D.

Unable to get this with the 900A. When I change channels it notes 1080P upper left side of screen, not sure what I have to do.

Connected to hdmi1/arc should I mover it to hdmi3 or 4?

Can't get Geek Squad for another couple weeks (100 hours)

thanks

SteveZ1
It might be the quality of the cable broadcast itself. I don't have cable or sat, just over the air antenna and its looks fine. How does DVDs or Blu Rays look? If they are fine than there might be some settings in your cable box that are messing with the picture.
helvetica bold's Avatar helvetica bold 06:37 PM 06-19-2013
WOW I had the light sensor turned on, didn't realize it. I just shut it off and it really made the PQ pop!
I have live color turned off but the colors are just beautiful on this TV.

Question what does the one touch remote control set up do?
taoofjord's Avatar taoofjord 08:48 PM 06-19-2013
This is probably half me obsessing over little things and half me starting to get over the "wow" phase of this TV but the clouding is starting to get to me a little. Anyone else having this issue?

This is my first LED TV so I didn't know to look out for it. Now that I do... Yeah. Is there a way to minimize clouding and the light bleed from the edges or is it a luck of the draw thing from one set to the next? I've had the TV for two weeks now so I'm not sure if I could exchange it for another one.
xitman's Avatar xitman 11:29 PM 06-19-2013
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Originally Posted by taoofjord View Post

This is probably half me obsessing over little things and half me starting to get over the "wow" phase of this TV but the clouding is starting to get to me a little. Anyone else having this issue?

This is my first LED TV so I didn't know to look out for it. Now that I do... Yeah. Is there a way to minimize clouding and the light bleed from the edges or is it a luck of the draw thing from one set to the next? I've had the TV for two weeks now so I'm not sure if I could exchange it for another one.
If you lower your Backlight it shouldn't be as noticeable. If you can notice it during regular viewing and not just during dark content, than I would contact Sony.
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