I just bought the 48w600b and the picture seems to have alot of noise or like static in dark scenes when watching cable. I am using the cinema preset which seems to be the best one right now, anybody know how to get rid of this or which setting should be used. Also noticed some ghosting when watching dark scenes on bluray.
Agree w600b look' s looks like a rear lit to me also bit a porker don't you think ? that's what I always thought anyway the only reason I changed thinking to edge light was was after seeing the bloody Sony website and because 8XXx sets are also edge lit at least most of the 8XXx aren't using those dreadful LG ips panels like the r550 and some other sets last yr.
Yes I can imagine the W600B is just an R4 with X-reality probably not a bad thing for the money .
Not to much of a stretch to believe Sony would get it wrong in their marketing aye governor ?
I've fixed a couple of LG and Sammies for people so I've had my bloody pickers in them ☺
With LCD I prefer Sony as a rule I had a trinitron and and FD HD Wega both lasted over 10 yr without issue lovley sets in their day other than a little geometry issue baked into the FD trinitron flat tube only time you would see it is if it was trying to draw a perfect circle looked a bit odd at times .....all the flat CRT had that AFAIK !
Could you do me a favor old man ? ...... say hi to the queen for me ............. Oh William , Kate and Harry also next time you see them.......... I really must get over there and see them you know it's been a dreadfully long time
Always liked Trinitrons. First TV we had was a Trinitron. Maybe it's nostalgia. Here in the UK Philips were also big/highly regarded for CRTs. Shame they sold it all off, with Ambilight and everything...
You know you can get emissive display glow like the CRT Trinitrons had with Plasma now right? not for long though
( it was cool and Sony did it the best over here )
Phillips made some cool stuff The first plasma I ever saw was a Phillips in the early 2000s thing cost some loot.
Maybe they were the first ones ? They used to be the Sony on the other half of the world ! makes you wonder if those two divided it up between them ☺
I have a collectable 1960's Philips world band AM/FM SW portable its in the Zenith
Transoceanic league maybe a little better ? Killer set lots of real chrome and stainless still looks good great sound it has separate bass and treble great for listening to ball games .
I can imagine being in the middle of a Saharan Oasis
or anywhere (usually remote ) back then listening to the BEEB on it for my daily fix of civilization while I'm pullin on a proper Beefeaters martini or a Beefeaters gin and tonic with the Governor ! Used to enjoy tuning in the BEEB .
have them on my bookmarks bar and The Reg UK also good stuff! The gin and the radio ☺
Agree on the IPS thing I should have worded it differently like anything some are good some are not so good
Some of the 9XXx Sony FALD and some other sets either used or still use them with good results IIRC ?
I think some of the Sony R550/520 used them last year not sure which or both . Lots of folks here liked the pictures
but some had major panel issues a it seems like a of the owners in the Sony thread here had to get Sony to replace their sets . I don't know how statistically overall it worked out though . You know what they say about statisticians?
First thing when you hire them the first thing they ask you is ........."what position would you like us to support "!
I think I read that some here got free upgrades when the R550/r520 inventories ran out. Some others may have had pro rata replacements maybe they were upgrading higher up on the food chain.
My 42" LG is in another room has one it's not bad .
I've noticed like you say some of the better IPS panels have just as good contrast ratios as good VA panels thats true .
It just seems like a lot of them in the smaller Samsungs (40" and under ) and some other of the less expensive brands
have a lot of issues flashlighting,clouding,uniformity but I guess that is common to a lot of edge lit panels even the Samsung LCD edge lit panels .
That was interesting what you said about the broadcast monitors using IPS panels I could see
it now that you remind me I may gave seen something like the on web and forgot it bet you won't find one of those panels in a consumer set.
For sure the Sony W600B Sony's have to be direct lit like the R4 Sony it's way to fat for and edge light just like you said (good call ) wouldn't be surprised if they are using the same frankenstein Samsung /Foxconn panel as last year at least on thee 40" . I wouldn't be surprised if Foxconn wasn't fabricating parts or Samsung maybe the panel backlight housings as well for sammie yo put together with some of their panels now and then.
I read Foxconn makes 40% of the worlds consumer electronics business also they are Republic of China's largest net exporter and largest employer or is it enslaver ☺. If they buy Sony's consumer electronics and the new Sony TV owned subsidiary that could be interesting Foxconn has some scale Like Sony used to only a lot more. they. I've read LG or maybe Visio has something in the works with Foxconn on a new 110" inch or some monster size TV in the new US plant Foxconn is building.
I also read that sometime soon Sonys TV subsidiary is going to get a lot of their sets from Sonys own factories I don't know anything really other than what I read here and there .
Thats Funny about the Buckingham Palace shell game clever though nothing wrong with a little
reciprocity... we do it all the time here with our aristocracy ........they just call it congressional lobbying here !
Watched the fireworks in the Sacramento River tonight we can see them from my rear rear lot behind my backyard we pop up on the roof of the back storage/shop building and put some patio chairs up there it has a flat roof we can see the barge and the firework mortars from there no way you could do it on the house it's just the opposite.
Some folks are selling their back lots around here for individual custom home construction real estate market is on fire in no Cal.
You know it's tight when custom home builders are doing infill housing . I'll make them wait till it goes up some more large no hurry or maybe I will keep it . Any clue what is going to eventually happen to the Sony TV business? .
I'm outta here gotta go watch Fox News hate on on Obama's crew.............. they did him yesterday ☺
I am thinking about purchasing the 70" 830B or 850B but is 3D really that bad? I am currently using a SHARP 857 LED TV 60" but want to go larger so that is why I am looking at the Sony. I came from a Samsung 50" Plasma so clouding on Sharp is really annoying. Also considering the Sony KDL-65W950B as well. I have seen several Sony sets and the clouding is not nearly as bad it is on Sharp 857. But 3D is important feature to me. The Sharp 857 is active 3D and excels at 3D.
just got my KDL W850B delivered and i'm excited to get to the settings. anyone have any that they are using that they would recommend? thanks so much. my first big screen hdtv.
whats the difference between 600b and 800b.
- 60hz vs 120hz
- no 3D vs 3D
-direct lit vs edge lit?
-vesa mount vs non-vesa
Is the OS and apps the same?
input lag not an issue for me.
I picked up the 800b and I really like the picture. Just wondering if I can downgrade to the 600b and not lose any picture quality and function.
As there are 599 replies, I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction for calibration settings for a 40", thanks
You can find one caliberated setting here
For me this setting would be a bit dark and reddish.
I do think I will be picking up the Sony 800B so my last question will be what's a good sound bar to get? I really want to be able to hear things for games like Dead Space, Outlast, etc.
Also if anyone knows a place that has the 800B on sale feel free to chime in :-)
You can find one caliberated setting here
For me this setting would be a bit dark and reddish.
What's the best settings for playing ps4 ?
I tried the cinema mode like people here suggest and it's good for movies and netflix
Anything for game play?
game mode default ofc if in other than dark room screw up the back light and have a coke
maybe similar settings to above linked calibration in gamenode YMMV
Cinema mode or Cinema 1 is closest or at rec.709 or more specifically ITU-R Recommendation BT.709, specification
Does anyone have any experience with this TV, the W850b? I will use this TV for movie watching and video gaming, so it needs to meet an acceptable input lag as well.
Thanks for the reply! Yeah, there are zero other issues with the set, it really is an awesome TV. I upgraded from a Sharp LC46LE830X, which was a pretty awesome set (contrast was phenomenal) but was starting to look a bit small lol. This TV had pretty good uniformity across the screen, but perhaps the upgrade from 46" to 60" has 'amplified' inherent flaws so to speak.
Here's my review on this TV I posted elsewhere, it might help you with your decision:
Have had a good play with the TV over the weekend and yesterday (was a public holiday where I live). My primary use of the TV is gaming, followed by streaming services (HULU, Netflix) and then FTA TV.
There was a 'free PS4' promotion with the TV which was a very nice sweetener, when I sell it will mean that I scored this TV for about $1550 (Assuming I can sell the PS4 for ~AUD$450).