Originally Posted by Rodymx
See Sony warranty,
Hello I am in Mexico and I have some doubts about my guarantee I will tell a little about my case ...
Acquired the 2nd of June 1 65X900A this presented me a dark vertical line exactly half of my TV, this note on the soccer matches from global to be the quick movements this line is similar to demo Sony Motionflow dividing screen ...
I conunique customer service Sony Mexico immediately channeled me to a repair center and they changed my attention Sony panel with a new one, the problem is that this panel had light leaks and more robust lines in clear images .. ..
call again with Sony and they sent a new TV instead of this ... the detail and repaired again is presenting this new line in soccer matches and not eh detected this line in any other picture either antenna, USB or HDMI ... Sony of Mexico offered to do the return of my money and they receive my TV report that they no longer have any TV to make another change
Ask if you could send me a Tv series X900B which Sony Mexico immediately discarded
Could help me with information to know that I have another option?
I do not want the return of my money
Unfortunately, as you have experienced, it seems that central vertical band is almost a standard feature for these sets. If you really want this set, I would just try to settle with the one that seems least noticeable. If it is only on soccer fields, I can live with it, although I know that is a deal breaker for many, and is quite ironic considering sony marketing 4k for the world cup.
Originally Posted by TVAzteca
I've got mine, but in case any of your friends want a XBR-65X900A of their own -
It's now listed in the sony.com Outlet section. The 55" model is there as well.
Funny, refurb still costs more than bestbuy's current price.
Originally Posted by ozziegn
I tried Vivid mode and all it did was over saturate the colors. I'm realizing the PQ on my TV looks nothing like what Best Buy was using in their store. I'm sure they might have been using better content than what my Directv receiver is giving which is normally 1080i.
We will see.
The store was likely a 4K feed. A current directv/cable box source will never reach that quality, although some material should still be very good. The best you can try is a bluray at 1080p and see if it is close enough to what you saw in the store to be happy with the purchase. Otherwise you would have to either pay the inflated prices for the current limited 4k content and player or wait it out until more 4k is available cheaply. Playing around with scene select and other reality creation settings might also change your picture dramatically.
Originally Posted by Mattopotamus
Enter your service menu and see what display you have. When the power is off press display, 5, volume up, and then power. The lower left on the menu will give you display info.
I have gone through 3 900a's and the panel type have made a big difference. I could have sworn the reality chip in my first panel was broken b.c the way stuff looked. The second and third TV blew the first out if the water.
I have never heard of any panel other than the AUO for this set. If you have, please let us know. It's possible there was some chip defect on yours, but I also came across an issue where no matter what I adjusted back I couldn't remove some black crush issues even after I manually changed everything back I could think of. But somehow hitting the "reset to default" made the issues go away and standard looks great all by itself. Unlikely, but maybe the TV's setting memory drifts somehow and is not reliable, requiring that reset, or it may be a good idea to try it whenever a set looks off. I remember having multiple sony 3d playstation displays and each seemed slightly different, although it was usually just a matter of contrast or brightness values being 2-4 ticks off on each.
I was at frys today and noticed the exact same flashlighting every few inches along the top of the set during a white background on a 900B that I see off angle on my 900A, so I don't think they fixed any of those issues with that set.