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Which "scene" and motion do you have selected?

tried them all backlight is set to max and locked off as soon as you go in 3D mode
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Companies just are not putting effort into this years 3D on 4K sets.
the 4K Samsung owners have mostly been saying very positive things about 3D on their sets. What I saw was impressive -- and I hate Active 3D which it uses. And their sets are even spec'ed to be able to handle native 4K 3D.
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That is going to be one heck of a sexy set-up!


As you know I bought the 65X900B for my living room and the 55X850A for my bedroom. I really would like to exchange the 55X850A for a 55X900B to go in my bedroom.

The price difference with tax is $1,385.00

For $1,385 I can buy two 2014 media players and the wireless sub to go with 65X900B. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it. Or just use the $1,400 and load up on accessories for what I have now.
Hey Carlos_E
I was thinking of purchasing the 65 inch 900b. I have 65 850a at present just like you do but i have a few questions before i pull the trigger. Which of these 2 sets have the deeper blacks, deeper colors and accurate color reproduction? I really like the 850a's matte screen finish. Do you think the glossy screen finish of the 900b distorts picture quality to an extent?
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the 4K Samsung owners have mostly been saying very positive things about 3D on their sets. What I saw was impressive -- and I hate Active 3D which it uses. And their sets are even spec'ed to be able to handle native 4K 3D.
I tried on the 75hu8550 while i had for a week and it was pretty good, specially compared to the sony 79.

It is disappointing, because i got on passive is better and really am seeing the opposite.
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When playing files from PC ..I use POT PLAYER to do all settings on the screen,it gives me full control over nearly anything..the player handles 4k just fine.
Ofcourse you need a good graphics card to spit out 4k..I use Nividia GTX 780 for that with great results.
Google POT PLAYER ( DAUM ) and install it ( it's free )..then you'll have full control without touching the screen at all..

Thank you for your kindness regarding my countrymen..a sad story,especially for the children involved.
They did not book the plain,but only followed the will of their parents,I feel for them the most.
Let God bless them all.
You are welcome. I lived in Bussum for a year in the mid 70's and saw someone came from there and/or Naarden. I still have friends in Huizen, all near Hilversum. Very, very sad, especially as you point out...for the children.

Thanks for the Pot Player tip. I gather then that your Sony grays out its picture settings (PC via HDMI) also, then? (What happens when you open the TV's picture setting, all available or many not?)

I think my chip will handle 4K, but have to find out. I have no video card as such, but rather Intel HD graphics 2000 integrated chip.
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Companies just are not putting effort into this years 3D on 4K sets.
Sure seems to have leveled off......

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This seems more like a Samsung forum now
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This seems more like a Samsung forum now
Yep, I am also considering getting a 75" or 85" hu8550 now.
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Hey Carlos_E
I was thinking of purchasing the 65 inch 900b. I have 65 850a at present just like you do but i have a few questions before i pull the trigger. Which of these 2 sets have the deeper blacks, deeper colors and accurate color reproduction? I really like the 850a's matte screen finish. Do you think the glossy screen finish of the 900b distorts picture quality to an extent?
I have the 55X850A and 65X900B. The X900B has superior blacks, better contrasts and great color. The X900B is more reflective than the 850A. If you lots of windows or a room with many lights sources you will see the reflection on the X900B. I have black out curtains in my living room so it is not an issue for me.
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Just received my 900B (65").

Everything is great except when I use netflix. Connection is lost about 10-15 minutes into the movie. I am currently using wifi and my download speed is above 100MBPS.

Any ideas? Is this an issue with the TV, although I do remember others saying they have experienced similar issues..

Thanks
Try switching channels on your WiFi router. What is the signal level on the TV? Is the TV very far from the router?
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anyone hear about an update coming that will allow for twin tuner function in this series.

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php...&id=1405933171
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Try switching channels on your WiFi router. What is the signal level on the TV? Is the TV very far from the router?
I use inSSIDer or WiFi analytics on my Android phone to scan and see which channel to set the router to.

You might also try using 5GHz or Wired if possible.

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I could not find anything is search. What is the port replicator for on the sony xbr65x900b? Just got the tv yesterday. Thanks
First thing you should do is read the manual.

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tried them all backlight is set to max and locked off as soon as you go in 3D mode

On my 79", when I put on Comcast channel XF3D, I have to hit the 3D button on the remote and choose "side-by-side" since that is how they broadcast their 3D channel.
When I hit the Options" button, "backlight" is set to "Max" but it is NOT greyed out. I am able to reduce it. I changed the Picture Mode and all allow me to change Backlight.
Under Advanced Settings, Auto Light Limiter is greyed out as well as a couple items at the bottom of the Advanced list.


I have not tried checking with a Blu-ray disk however. When I watched previously, the tv automatically recognizes a 3D disk and throws me into 3D mode but I did not check the controls.
Will try it when I can.
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First thing you should do is read the manual.
What page is it on; I could not find it any where.
Previous poster posted what it does; gave the information I needed. Great device; saves moving tv every time an input changes.
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Anyone know when Sony reduced the price of the 65" 900B?

http://store.sony.com/64.5-diag-x900...pfm%3Dcategory

Now 4299. I'm a week over my 30 days, so I think I'm screwed on the price matching. Has anyone tried getting a refund?
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Anyone know when Sony reduced the price of the 65" 900B?

http://store.sony.com/64.5-diag-x900...pfm%3Dcategory

Now 4299. I'm a week over my 30 days, so I think I'm screwed on the price matching. Has anyone tried getting a refund?
It was this week when it went down. Maybe Monday, it could have even been the weekend.
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Anyone know when Sony reduced the price of the 65" 900B?

http://store.sony.com/64.5-diag-x900...pfm%3Dcategory

Now 4299. I'm a week over my 30 days, so I think I'm screwed on the price matching. Has anyone tried getting a refund?
It was over the weekend. I already had a 850B on the way, I returned it this week and bought the 900.
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Anyone know when Sony reduced the price of the 65" 900B?

http://store.sony.com/64.5-diag-x900...pfm%3Dcategory

Now 4299. I'm a week over my 30 days, so I think I'm screwed on the price matching. Has anyone tried getting a refund?
Most of the 900B's went on "sale" (indefinitely) as of last Sunday (to correspond with when the retailers put out their weekly circulars). I wasn't specifically tracking the price of that size but that's probably when it happened.
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Yes, the 65X900B is not on sale at BestBuy's.


However, there is a no sales tax sale at Fry's till July 24.


Fry's No Sales Tax on All 4K TV's:
http://www.frys.com/ads/page2?gclid=...fI0aAuYb8P8HAQ


The Cleveland Plasma price is still lower with no sales tax.
be careful at frys when it comes to returns... This is their online policy..

"Refunds cannot be given on televisions 24" and larger. In-home service is offered by the manufacturer on large TV's and may be your most convenient option. Defective items may be returned within 30 days of the purchase date for replacement or upgrade. Please insure sufficient packaging is used to protect any return shipments. Customer is responsible for any damage caused due to insufficient packaging."
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That is going to be one heck of a sexy set-up!


As you know I bought the 65X900B for my living room and the 55X850A for my bedroom. I really would like to exchange the 55X850A for a 55X900B to go in my bedroom.

The price difference with tax is $1,385.00

For $1,385 I can buy two 2014 media players and the wireless sub to go with 65X900B. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it. Or just use the $1,400 and load up on accessories for what I have now.
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I have the 55X850A and 65X900B. The X900B has superior blacks, better contrasts and great color. The X900B is more reflective than the 850A. If you lots of windows or a room with many lights sources you will see the reflection on the X900B. I have black out curtains in my living room so it is not an issue for me.
Thanks for the reply. I have been trying to sell my 850a as that is the only criteria allowed by the wife before getting the 900b. Boy has it been a hard sale. I haven't gotten no bites at all and its driving me crazy that i cant get my hands on the 900b yet
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Is that normal banding or defect (vertical strip from top to bottom)?


Thanks
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Is that normal banding or defect (vertical strip from top to bottom)?


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This in my opinion is excessive and not typical.

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Thanks for the reply. I have been trying to sell my 850a as that is the only criteria allowed by the wife before getting the 900b. Boy has it been a hard sale. I haven't gotten no bites at all and its driving me crazy that i cant get my hands on the 900b yet
Don't let yourself stress too much, Try and enjoy what you have.
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Are the 3D glasses discontinued for this set or what? I cant find the 400A or the 500As anywhere
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Is that normal banding or defect (vertical strip from top to bottom)?


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This in my opinion is excessive and not typical.
I agree with Vegas. That is more than normal, but every 900a/b I have seen has some banding with the right content.
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One week with the 79X900B

I don't quite understand all the negativities here. I am a happy owner of a 79" XBR-79X900B.
It replaced a calibrated Elite PRO70X5FD which developed a dark patch near the center of the screen and I worked a deal with BestBuy via extended warranty. Anyway, the Elite was a great TV and I know what "inky black" means. I was debating whether to get the 65X950B, but once you get used to 70" you just can't go smaller so 79" was it, ordered it sight unseen...

The settings of 79X900B out of the box were pretty good when checked against the "Digital Video Essentials" DVD. (you see, I am old school...)
After a week of tweaking I have settled on the following for now and perhaps get a professional calibration later. Instead of turning off the Eco light sensor I chose to keep it on and tweak from there to minimize the amount of changes from the factory default.

Preferences
Eco
Light Sensor: On

Picture mode: Custom
Backlight: 8 (was 7)
Picture: Max (was 90)
Motionflow: Standard (was Off, tried Clear but decided to go Standard)
Advanced settings
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low (was Off)
LED DynamicControl: Low (was Off)

The main sources are Verizon FiOS STB, OPPO BDP-95, Apple TV, all hooked through an Integra DHC80.3 A/V controller. I let the TV do all the up conversion even though the Integra has 4K upscaling. This is something to play with later.

I have a FMPX10 on order, can't wait to enjoy 4K to the fullest.

I was actually happy with the 3D, watched Avatar on 3D and thought it was better than the Elite (active 3D).

In the end it will be personal preferences and as long as you know the limitation of current technology, like Ron, I am happy with this set. The 4K clips from YouTub were amazing.

Scott
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I don't quite understand all the negativities here. I am a happy owner of a 79" XBR-79X900B.
It replaced a calibrated Elite PRO70X5FD which developed a dark patch near the center of the screen and I worked a deal with BestBuy via extended warranty. Anyway, the Elite was a great TV and I know what "inky black" means. I was debating whether to get the 65X950B, but once you get used to 70" you just can't go smaller so 79" was it, ordered it sight unseen...

The settings of 79X900B out of the box were pretty good when checked against the "Digital Video Essentials" DVD. (you see, I am old school...)
After a week of tweaking I have settled on the following for now and perhaps get a professional calibration later. Instead of turning off the Eco light sensor I chose to keep it on and tweak from there to minimize the amount of changes from the factory default.

Preferences
Eco
Light Sensor: On

Picture mode: Custom
Backlight: 8 (was 7)
Picture: Max (was 90)
Motionflow: Standard (was Off, tried Clear but decided to go Standard)
Advanced settings
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low (was Off)
LED DynamicControl: Low (was Off)

The main sources are Verizon FiOS STB, OPPO BDP-95, Apple TV, all hooked through an Integra DHC80.3 A/V controller. I let the TV do all the up conversion even though the Integra has 4K upscaling. This is something to play with later.

I have a FMPX10 on order, can't wait to enjoy 4K to the fullest.

I was actually happy with the 3D, watched Avatar on 3D and thought it was better than the Elite (active 3D).

In the end it will be personal preferences and as long as you know the limitation of current technology, like Ron, I am happy with this set. The 4K clips from YouTub were amazing.

Scott

I had the 70 inch elite as well and I thought the 3d showed more crosstalk then any of my other 3d tv's. The nice thing about the elite was the 3d was bright. Going to passive must me a nice change and also a moving up to a 79 incher. How do the blacks look on the 79 to you vs the elite? Do you ever watch tv in the dark?
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I don't quite understand all the negativities here. I am a happy owner of a 79" XBR-79X900B.
It replaced a calibrated Elite PRO70X5FD which developed a dark patch near the center of the screen and I worked a deal with BestBuy via extended warranty. Anyway, the Elite was a great TV and I know what "inky black" means. I was debating whether to get the 65X950B, but once you get used to 70" you just can't go smaller so 79" was it, ordered it sight unseen...

The settings of 79X900B out of the box were pretty good when checked against the "Digital Video Essentials" DVD. (you see, I am old school...)
After a week of tweaking I have settled on the following for now and perhaps get a professional calibration later. Instead of turning off the Eco light sensor I chose to keep it on and tweak from there to minimize the amount of changes from the factory default.

Preferences
Eco
Light Sensor: On

Picture mode: Custom
Backlight: 8 (was 7)
Picture: Max (was 90)
Motionflow: Standard (was Off, tried Clear but decided to go Standard)
Advanced settings
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low (was Off)
LED DynamicControl: Low (was Off)

The main sources are Verizon FiOS STB, OPPO BDP-95, Apple TV, all hooked through an Integra DHC80.3 A/V controller. I let the TV do all the up conversion even though the Integra has 4K upscaling. This is something to play with later.

I have a FMPX10 on order, can't wait to enjoy 4K to the fullest.

I was actually happy with the 3D, watched Avatar on 3D and thought it was better than the Elite (active 3D).

In the end it will be personal preferences and as long as you know the limitation of current technology, like Ron, I am happy with this set. The 4K clips from YouTub were amazing.

Scott
Scott, this is the kind of comparison I'd love to hear. I've got the 60" version of the Sharp Elite, so I'd love to hear your comparison regarding overall PQ between your 70" and the Sony as well as how it fares in dark room viewing.

Congrats on your new display!
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