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Setting Memory is set to "Common" yet when I turn on my htpc or play a movie in xbmc, it flashes "Scene selection has been changed". Input is HDMI1.

Any ideas? I tried to look for a setting in my Nvidia Ion video card that was taking over but couldn't find it.
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Didn't that set have a horrible issue with blooming?


Blooming wasn't exactly horrible, in fact it never bothered me in the short time I had the TV. The hx950 was really an awesome TV, not perfect and had issues like all LED/LCD TVs. I did not compare the w850a and hx950 directly, but I have had them both in my house, although with a 1+ year gap between them. I liked the hx950 better, I sent it back because mine had uniformity issues, which I think I now realize exist in every LCD if you look hard enough. I was probably being too picky. If they were both in front of me and I had to pick I'd probably go with the 950, but I'm still more than happy with my w850a. Like Dr.Shankenstein said, the hx950 was probably the best TV from Sony yet.


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Yeah, that sounds about right.  When I was watching it I was thinking it reminded me of when the W850A is set to Warm2.  The really strange thing was when I looked closely at the W900A screen it had an orange peel finish to it.  Almost like it had been sprayed with some type of finish that dried too quickly.  At first I thought it was a protective plastic adhesive of some type that was used for shipping but I tried scraping it with my fingernail and I'm pretty sure it's a permanent coating on the screen.  Don't get me wrong the picture was still really nice but I'd rather not have whatever that coating was on the screen because I always felt like I was looking through some type of filter that made me wish I could peel it off to see the unaltered colors and whites.

I can tell you there isn’t any kind of coating on the surface of the 900a screen, unless the screen you were looking at was damaged in some way. All the 900a sets I have seen are as smooth as glass. Perhaps it was the light in the store that was giving you this orange peel impression. There is nothing on the screen that is creating a yellow hue, in my case it was a panel issue. If it was part of the screen it would have had a yellow tint across the whole screen, this was only in certain areas. Other areas were as white as any other TV screen. Anyway, I thing we are discussing the wrong TV in this thread. ;-)
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I am having a 65W850A delivered. Can someone tell me the distance from the BOTTOM of the stand to the BOTTOM of the TV? I have 2 small speakers from a BOSE 321 system, that are 2 and 5/8 inches high, and I would like to fit the speakers under the TV on either side of the stand. If they don't fit, they will have to be placed in front of the TV close to the ends, unless I can raise the TV stand somehow.

 

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I am having a 65W850A delivered. Can someone tell me the distance from the BOTTOM of the stand to the BOTTOM of the TV? I have 2 small speakers from a BOSE 321 system, that are 2 and 5/8 inches high, and I would like to fit the speakers under the TV on either side of the stand. If they don't fit, they will have to be placed in front of the TV close to the ends, unless I can raise the TV stand somehow.

 

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Hope this helps!

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Does anyone know how to make news and sports tickers scroll smooth. On Samsung it was film 2 mode.
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Blooming wasn't exactly horrible, in fact it never bothered me in the short time I had the TV. The hx950 was really an awesome TV, not perfect and had issues like all LED/LCD TVs. I did not compare the w850a and hx950 directly, but I have had them both in my house, although with a 1+ year gap between them. I liked the hx950 better, I sent it back because mine had uniformity issues, which I think I now realize exist in every LCD if you look hard enough. I was probably being too picky. If they were both in front of me and I had to pick I'd probably go with the 950, but I'm still more than happy with my w850a. Like Dr.Shankenstein said, the hx950 was probably the best TV from Sony yet.


I noticed that W850A has triluminos color display. Would this make the color more deeper on vibrant on w850a compared to HX950.
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I purchased the 65W850A about a week ago and feel as though it is a great TV for the money. I originally ordered a 65VT60, but HH Gregg wasnt able to get a hold of one so I opted for the Sony. I am definitely glad I bought the Sony over other models. The color is spot on and it only takes a few tweaks to make the picture really pop. I havent noticed any of the issues that some of the other users are experiencing so it may be something with their settings. Coming from a 50" Panasonic Plasma, I was worried that there would not be enough depth with the W850A, however, I am very pleased with the picture quality. The low input lag is awesome too -- especially for FPS like COD. Also, I was surprised with the sound quality. It isnt anything close to a surround sound setup, however, it is very good for on-board sound. The adjustable EQ definitely helps... Overall, I think this is one of the best TV's available.

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I noticed that W850A has triluminos color display. Would this make the color more deeper on vibrant on w850a compared to HX950.


Unfortunately I did not compare them side by side so I can't speak too much about the colors differences. I don't remember the colors on the HX950 being an issue. I do notice that some things on the 850 really have phenomenal color. I do remember the HX950 having the best blacks I have ever seen until I bought the ZT60. I also remember the colors being very natural. I had no real issues with the 950 and if you can get one it wouldn't be a bad choice. I hate to make your decision difficult, but it also wouldn't be a bad decision to get the 850 either. I personally value excellent black levels and contrast, so if I had my choice and I planned to keep the TV as my main TV for a long time I'd choose the 950. I chose the 850 for now because I plan on it being a temporary solution until TVs with even better contrast and colors come to the market for less money (OLED). Good luck and whatever you choose I think you'll be happy with it.

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Hope this helps!

 

 

OK thanks so much! Looks like I will have to put the speakers in front of the TV. Not a big deal.

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OK thanks so much! Looks like I will have to put the speakers in front of the TV. Not a big deal.

You might try the speakers maybe laying down just behind the TV. I used some low priced (39.95) altec lansing stereo speakers with a small subwoofer designed for computer use. I have them connected to my year old 42" Sony and they sound really good laying sideways a foot behind the TV screen.
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You might try the speakers maybe laying down just behind the TV. I used some low priced (39.95) altec lansing stereo speakers with a small subwoofer designed for computer use. I have them connected to my year old 42" Sony and they sound really good laying sideways a foot behind the TV screen.

Thanks! Didn't think of behind the TV. I'll try it.

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Another pic. Still tweaking and forming opinions about this TV.
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How does the 65 inch HX950 compare with the Sony 65 inch W850A in terms of colors and picture quality, if price is not an issue, or even Samsung F8000. Trying to decide between these 3 sets.

I would choose the HX950 over the W850A for colors and PQ if price is not an issue. I have a HX850 and am still very happy with it. To be honest I find the screen much brighter and the color nicer too. The HX950 is really an amazing set, I was going to get it over the HX850 but knew I would be upgrading a year later and price is a issue with me lol.

 

However I am content with my W850A. it's 65" of viewing pleasure over my 55" set. But the viewing angel and the color PQ cannot compare to the HX950 for sure.

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Another pic. Still tweaking and forming opinions about this TV.
Good pic.

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just initiated my second (painless) exchange with Amazon, when I contacted Sony they just sent me a form email with some generic trouble shooting tips that i've already tried.  The next option was to try their repair service, but I just felt like it'd be a lot easier dealing with Amazon.  They even offered to follow up themselves with Sony and see if there was an acknowledged manufacturing defect.  Hopefully this 3rd set is good to go and I don't have to take them up on that.  If the problem repeats though, and is not something that could be repaired, i think I would consider dropping down 10 inches (and ~$800 cheaper) to the w900a and keep my eyes on the FALD sets coming out later this year.

 

can't say enough about how nice Amazon has been about the whole process, they're making what could be an "incredibly frustrating" experience be only "somewhat annoying" :)

 

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JackBurton1986, thanks for your response. I just am worried about such defects, especially when the poster with the crescent shaped defects said that on his 2nd set, it was fine, but then it developed the waves. What is mind boggling is that to my knowledge, the 55w900 doesn't have such a problem, but the bigger 65w850a does. I am exactly like you, in that this TV is just going to be a bridge to the next big TV in a few years.

I'm still on the fence about this TV. It's pretty unfortunate, as many other members have mentioned, that after spending this much on a TV, such problems exist.

Chmielea, if you do end up contacting Sony for warranty work, please post your resolution, thanks.
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Thank you for the update, you did the right thing. Please keep us updated when you receive the new set.
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Hope this helps!

Is that a dead pixel in the lower right part of the picture?
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Does anyone know how to make news and sports tickers scroll smooth. On Samsung it was film 2 mode.

 

If you turn off Motionflow the sports tickers/crawlers will run smooth.

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If you turn off Motionflow the sports tickers/crawlers will run smooth.

Thanks. I actually found that out after doing some tinkering. But always nice to know people are willing to help.
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Thanks. I just cant believe the black levels i am able to achieve on this tv. It is NOTHING like the f7100. Like I said I am still tweaking the picture and trying to decide if I'm going to keep it. So far so good though. I am one of the people that if I find something wrong I will obsess over it. So far, no matter how hard I look or what I do I can't seem to find any faults......yet.....I hope to do a whole review of the TV I'm a couple more days. We shall see! Thanks to everyone here who has helped me out!
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Here are a few more scenic screen shots from my TV.



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Here are a few more scenic screen shots from my TV.




Getting my tv tomorrow smile.gif

Hope it will be an nice set like yours wink.gif

Can you post the exact settings you use mate?

All in one post, so I can try to "copy" your picture, even tho no set is the same smile.gif
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Is that a dead pixel in the lower right part of the picture?

 

I don't think that is a dead pixel. I looked closely and I can't see the little dot that was in the picture. It's probably the ghost of a dead pixel that you can only see when you take a picture of it.


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I don't think that is a dead pixel. I looked closely and I can't see the little dot that was in the picture. It's probably the ghost of a dead pixel that you can only see when you take a picture of it.

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Getting my tv tomorrow smile.gif

Hope it will be an nice set like yours wink.gif

Can you post the exact settings you use mate?

All in one post, so I can try to "copy" your picture, even tho no set is the same smile.gif

 

 

Got mine yesterday. I haven't had time to tinker with it. Looks great the way it is with broadcast channels. Your display looks fantastic! Would also like to know your settings. Thanks! 

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Got mine yesterday. I haven't had time to tinker with it. Looks great the way it is with broadcast channels. Your display looks fantastic! Would also like to know your settings. Thanks! 

For you and snakzz, my settings are posted on the previous page 30.

I hope you guys enjoy this TV as much as I do mine.
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For you and snakzz, my settings are posted on the previous page 30.

I hope you guys enjoy this TV as much as I do mine.
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I noticed you didn't really mention sharpness in your settings. Do you increase that? I ask because it seems the picture is just a tad dull. Thanks
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I noticed you didn't really mention sharpness in your settings. Do you increase that? I ask because it seems the picture is just a tad dull. Thanks


For TV and Blu-ray, I set my sharpness around 58 and then turn Edge Enhancement on High. I also turn Reality Creation to Manual and set the Resolution and Noise filter to max. It seems to make the images really sharp.

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For TV and Blu-ray, I set my sharpness around 58 and then turn Edge Enhancement on High. I also turn Reality Creation to Manual and set the Resolution and Noise filter to max. It seems to make the images really sharp.

I will try this. Thanks.
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