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Okay.. sorry about the noise. I found out they have brand new XBR55X900A for $1500 or I can get the XBR55X850B for the same $1500.

I understand the 9xx series is higher than the 8xx so is there a compelling reaosn I should choose the 900A toay?

I figured you guys would be my best resource. And I can't read all 12,600 messages in this thread


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One thing we like about the X900A is its passive 3D. However, the 55' X900A has a different 3D than the 65" X900A, which is really the set you want. By different, the 55" presents two 720P images to each eye, while the 65" presents a full 1080P image to each eye.

However, recall that the B series has the ability to stream 4K from sources like Netflix, while the A series needs an external player (another $700) to stream 4K.
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The 55X900A is half resolution 3D like a 1080p TV, it's 540 to each eye
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One thing we like about the X900A is its passive 3D. However, the 55' X900A has a different 3D than the 65" X900A, which is really the set you want. By different, the 55" presents two 720P images to each eye, while the 65" presents a full 1080P image to each eye.

However, recall that the B series has the ability to stream 4K from sources like Netflix, while the A series needs an external player (another $700) to stream 4K.
Neither my wife nor I care about 3d and won't use it but the 4k streaming is something we would use (well, maybe...). I guess the 900a does have nice speakers.

I just didn't know if the 900a had a different panel or vastly superior video processing. Since the original price is so much more than the 850b, I wondered what you got for the difference.

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As someone here stated earlier, guardians of the galaxy has got to be one of the very best 3D blurays out in the market. The,X900A continues to amaze me in how spectacular the passive 3D is. Has there been any other news about 4k bluray? All I've heard is a few reviewers stating its likely coming next year. Tryed 4k streamed on my old X1 but Bluray is my favorite format. Since the price on the X10 is not dropping, I might as well pass. Can't wait to actually see my set at its full potential with 4k bluray
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As someone here stated earlier, guardians of the galaxy has got to be one of the very best 3D blurays out in the market. The,X900A continues to amaze me in how spectacular the passive 3D is. Has there been any other news about 4k bluray? All I've heard is a few reviewers stating its likely coming next year. Tryed 4k streamed on my old X1 but Bluray is my favorite format. Since the price on the X10 is not dropping, I might as well pass. Can't wait to actually see my set at its full potential with 4k bluray
The X10 is not following the X1 pricing. I have one but know it will be obsolete for me once i get a 4k bluray player.
CES in january should have more info on 4K Bluray and timing.
Based on predictions so far we should be buying our players and 4k discs next year at this time.
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Has there been any other news about 4k bluray?
Should be available -- hopefully -- by holiday season next year.

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4K Blu-ray is officially on the way. According to Victor Matsuda, Chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association Global Promotions Committee, the BDA expects the specs for 4K Blu-ray to be finalized in the first half of 2015, paving the way for commercial availability by the end of the year. This means we can expect to see actual 4K Blu-ray movies and players available in stores by Christmas next year.
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Neither my wife nor I care about 3d and won't use it but the 4k streaming is something we would use (well, maybe...). I guess the 900a does have nice speakers.

I just didn't know if the 900a had a different panel or vastly superior video processing. Since the original price is so much more than the 850b, I wondered what you got for the difference.

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With tech/gadgets, you can't always assume that you get more for a higher MSRP. The 900A probably cost more due to it being the 1st gen 4k LCDs for Sony and having the nice, integrated speakers. The X850B looks nice, at least if you're planning to wall mount it (I think the B series stands don't look nice at all).
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Well I found out today that evidently the X900A used quantum dots and that's supposed to be better. From what I read, the X900A had the best LCD picture ever!

So that's something.

I decided to cheap out and bought a kdl55w700b for now. It's good enough without 3d and things seem to be changing rapidly so 3 years from now I can move up to even better tech.

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Great idea. I do the same, albeit with a 1080p PT AE8000U and a 55X900A (although I wish I had the 65" but don't have space beneath my fireplace). Someday, though, I will get a 4k projector to complete my HT forever (or at least for 5 years or until I die, whichever comes first, unfortunately).

That projector looks great -- I want one too now! It apparently is limited to 4:2:0 color sampling (and presumably 8-bit?) like our 900As, although as with our TVs, that may not be a significant issue. What's the MSRP going to be when it launches? I may need to shop my AE8000U to make way for the Sony 4k projector if it's under $5k (seems doubtful).
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With tech/gadgets, you can't always assume that you get more for a higher MSRP. The 900A probably cost more due to it being the 1st gen 4k LCDs for Sony and having the nice, integrated speakers. The X850B looks nice, at least if you're planning to wall mount it (I think the B series stands don't look nice at all).
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Well I found out today that evidently the X900A used quantum dots and that's supposed to be better. From what I read, the X900A had the best LCD picture ever!

So that's something.

I decided to cheap out and bought a kdl55w700b for now. It's good enough without 3d and things seem to be changing rapidly so 3 years from now I can move up to even better tech.

Thanks.

The 900b uses quantom dot not the 900A, I have the 65x900a its say trimulus and some other stuff, nothing about quantom dot
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The 900b uses quantom dot not the 900A, I have the 65x900a its say trimulus and some other stuff, nothing about quantom dot
This statement is incorrect. The 2013 900a series used quantum dot, the 2014 900b series does not.

Three of Sony's 2013 TVs will use quantum dots in their backlighting, in the guise of QD Vision's Color IQ tech (the 65X900, 55X900 , and 55W900). http://www.cnet.com/news/what-are-qu...-your-next-tv/

Sony also touts the Triluminos color on this and its other 4K TVs. Unlike last year's Triluminos Sonys, however, the 2014 version of this feature no longer uses the Quantum Dot technology supplied by QD Vision, Inc. Sony says it now has an in-house version that uses the same branding, but beyond the marketing line of "more colors to produce a more-vibrant picture," Sony wouldn't tell us how the "new" Triluminos technology differs from standard white LED display tech
http://www.cnet.com/products/sony-xbr-55x900b/

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