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That being said we re-signed up for Netflix the other day and I noticed last night while watching some movies that they were being presented in Super HD. When did they start doing that? Looks great though I will say that.

Late 2013 I believe. 1080p Super HD can look pretty decent it's a higher bit rate than standard Netflix HD . SHD can vary in quality by the original content encode quality and net congestion between Netflix CDN's and ISP's (if your ISP does not have direct connect or a direct connection like Comcrap.) It's no match for Blue Ray though .
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Thank you everybody that pitched in.  I will give WS's settings a good try.

 

I also got myself a 39.99$ GEFORCE 210 graphics card and computer picture quality is now very good considering the source.

 

I am growing to like this TV and one of the reasons is all you people passionate about this set.

 

Thank you all!

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I decided to simplify my Custom settings.
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Picture Mode - CUSTOM...7 settings below

Do the Reset here to put your settings back to default.

Backlight - Max

Picture - Max

Color - 60

Color Temperature - Neutral

Reality Creation - Auto

Motionflow - Standard

Cine Motion - Auto
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Amazon is now showing the W850a set for $1998 sold though One Call.

The Sony site shows the W850 for $1999.99. Sony also shows the 2014, 65W950B for $2799.99 but also says it's 'currently not available'.

One would think, 'out of stock' would be ok and with the shipping date in just a few weeks on May 2nd.
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Sony also showing price of $1998 for the 65w850a through their ad on ebay.  My guess is at certain point, Sony will unload a few back to OneCall like they did with the 65hx950 which incidentally is still priced at $2999.

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The 65W850A is currently $1800 ($2000 + 10% off) via Sony EPP. Free shipping, plus add your local state tax.

If you have AAA, you can sign up for Sony EPP by using the code posted here. Then sign up to Sony EPP via here.

My second set is not showing any defects so I am going to keep this set which was purchased from Amazon for the now expired BuyDig pricematch of $1945.

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Thanks for the price heads up WhiteSands - purchased the TV from Crutchfield little under 2 weeks ago and called them up (also dropped to $1999 on their site, but out of stock) - 5 min phone call and they price matched - $300 savings - great way to start the week. 

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I apologize if this has already been addressed, but how does the 850a compare to the 850b? I currently have a 70" Sharp EQ and I considering an exchange to either the 850a, 850 b or Sharp SQ
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I decided to simplify my Custom settings.
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Picture Mode - CUSTOM...7 settings below

Do the Reset here to put your settings back to default.

Backlight - Max

Picture - Max

Color - 60

Color Temperature - Neutral

Reality Creation - Auto

Motionflow - Standard

Cine Motion - Auto
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Just tried your settings and they look great!

Thanks for the heads up............ biggrin.gif
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Marked down to $1999 at Best Buy!
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$1699.96 plus tax, with code eastereggs at HHGregg.com till 10 am tomorrow.

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Thanks for the price heads up WhiteSands - purchased the TV from Crutchfield little under 2 weeks ago and called them up (also dropped to $1999 on their site, but out of stock) - 5 min phone call and they price matched - $300 savings - great way to start the week. 

I also got Amazon to price match my set within their 14-day window for $300 off in last October last year. The only problem at the time was that the original price for this set started out at $2698.
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I apologize if this has already been addressed, but how does the 850a compare to the 850b? I currently have a 70" Sharp EQ and I considering an exchange to either the 850a, 850 b or Sharp SQ

I see the 60 or 70W850B don't include the Triluminos display that helps make this 65W850A set stand out in color and with it's deep blacks over the other sets. If your in a larger city you might call a Best Buy and see if they have these sets on display in their Magnolia room. I use Amazon's customer reviews which helps me decide when buying a TV due to me living 80 miles from any large cities.
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I purchased my tv from abt.com for $1950. Do you think they will price march HHGreg.com $1699? There is no hh Greg in Houston area. I guess it's worth a call?
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I purchased my tv from abt.com for $1950. Do you think they will price march HHGreg.com $1699? There is no hh Greg in Houston area. I guess it's worth a call?

They should as HHGreg is a Sony Authorized dealer. Most offer a price match window like Amazon's is 14 days from the day the set was shipped. Some have 30 days to price match so it does very with the various sellers.
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I just bought one because of all of your guys good reviews. and the price at 1999. was on the fence with this and the samsung 7150 but just too many negative reviews on samsung tv's and their customer service.Will see..

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I decided to simplify my Custom settings.
______________________________________

Picture Mode - CUSTOM...7 settings below

Do the Reset here to put your settings back to default.

Backlight - Max
Picture - Max
Color - 60
Color Temperature - Neutral
Reality Creation - Auto
Motionflow - Standard
Cine Motion - Auto
_______________________________________

Much simpler settings. But what are the differences on the final PQ?
I will try later, I am away for a few days.
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$1699.96 plus tax, with code eastereggs at HHGregg.com till 10 am tomorrow.

Looks like they just raised the price of the TV to $2300, thus it is now 1954.9575 after the coupon.

Nevermind, when I log in my account price jumps to $2300... wtf!

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Does Amazon price match with hhgregg?

 

I am not able to find an hhgregg store which has this tv for sale and available within 50 miles of where I stay. What do you think? Worth the call?

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Does Amazon price match with hhgregg?

I am not able to find an hhgregg store which has this tv for sale and available within 50 miles of where I stay. What do you think? Worth the call?

I tried to get Amazon to match HHGregg with the coupon code and they shot me down so HHGregg got my business.
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Does Amazon price match with hhgregg?

I am not able to find an hhgregg store which has this tv for sale and available within 50 miles of where I stay. What do you think? Worth the call?

Yes, they do. It is on their pricematch list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201133230

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Thanks , but I am not able to find that price in hhgregg website . All the zip codes I apply are saying out of stock. Any help?

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Looks like they just raised the price of the TV to $2300, thus it is now 1954.9575 after the coupon.

Nevermind, when I log in my account price jumps to $2300... wtf!

 

Not a clue what is going on. I'm looking at it right now in the cart with the code applied:

                                                     $2999.95 SRP

                                                     $1000.00 Savings

                                                     $1999.95

                                                     $  299.99 Discount 15%

                                                     $  153.00

                                                     $1852.96 Total  In store pickup.


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Which hhgregg zip code are you using?

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Just called up Amazon. Since I originally bought the TV using a BuyDig pricematch of $1945, they refuse to do another pricematch since they can only do it once. Kind of stinks, since I did that PM before ordering the TV so figured they would allow me to do it this one time.

I am so tempted to return this to Amazon and pick one up from hhgreg... that would be another $104.14 (after Amazon 2% back) in my pocket. Since the total after tax with hhgreg is $1801.96. But my March 2014 Amazon set is perfect... think I will just keep my set and stop complaining. I love Amazon overall, their customer service is awesome and $1945 is still a great deal!

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Just called up Amazon. Since I originally bought the TV using a BuyDig pricematch of $1945, they refuse to do another pricematch since they can only do it once. Kind of stinks, since I did that PM before ordering the TV so figured they would allow me to do it this one time.

I am so tempted to return this to Amazon and pick one up from hhgreg... that would be another $104.14 (after Amazon 2% back) in my pocket. Since the total after tax with hhgreg is $1801.96. But my March 2014 Amazon set is perfect... think I will just keep my set and stop complaining. I love Amazon overall, their customer service is awesome and $1945 is still a great deal!


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