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Old 07-24-2014, 10:12 PM
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It's here still haven't set it up yet though will shortly
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How does the set manage the color, sharpness, screen size format adjustments? Do you have full control with your PC over HDMI? On my Sony 40XBR6 no color, no sharpness, no full screen format control and several others all grayed out so unuseable. Additional point: Very sorry for the loss of your countrymen last week on the Malaysia flight.
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.
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When playing files from PC ..I use POT PLAYER
Xbmc is also recommended, I use my ipad to control it with its dedicated app.
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Another note on the 79b..3D...
I can confirm what other posters already said about it..I've been watching Jackie Chans Zodiac which has lots of fast moving scenes and it was unwatchable..a blurry mess,
to the point I got dizzy and went back to 2D..the only good about it was the depht on that big screen,but fast motion..forget it.
I had high hopes for this passive panel and it's been one of the main reasons for me to go the 79b route..apart from size.
Can't believe how and why Sony screwed up with this TV..unbelieveable,since the 65A was so darned good with its 3D..what a drag.

Anyway..I was never a big 3D fan from the beginning..but becoming one because of the 65A..now I'm down to earth again..3D..not for me..not on this panel.
What worries me most is that lightbleeding..its very noticeable even on not dark screens ( up to 2/3 inches from the frame ) in movies and broadcast or whatever.
I tried to cure some of it in settings but no dice..seems the panel is screwed forever.

Sorry to be so negative about this panel,but I just report what I found so far..and no..it's not good.
I'll report back..later.
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Companies just are not putting effort into this years 3D on 4K sets.
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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..

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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?
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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)?


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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.
Almost every new model will be a least a little better than the previous.
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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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