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Try the various MotionFlow settings.

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As your TV cost close to $8K. I suggest you go with OmniMount, Sanus, Chief. I have used only OmniMounts for the last 15 years and they R rock solid. I used it for a Sony 55in XBR, And Mitsubishi 55TV plus 3 other smaller bedroom tvs and they R still standing strong.
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Does the 900b have Any type of Cinema Black Setting that Blackens the bars?
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Insights Welcomed!

Hello All,

Sadly my ELITE PRO-60X5D has a defect (see images) and the unit is outside of the manufacturer warranty by 4 months. I have an extended warranty through Squaretrade, and they have advised the defect "would be too expensive to repair." The product warranty is for $3999.99 which was the price limit. I paid $4,100.00 at CP a great deal at the time. I spoke to CP for advice and they were helpful in advising what to expect when dealing with a warranty company.

From what I can tell based on reading posts in this thread since yesterday afternoon (still only at page 51), the XBR65-X900B is a great set. At least up to page 51 (May 2014) of this string. Thanks to everyone for your thoughts, to this point it's been interesting and pretty helpful.

I will contnue to read the string to bring myself up to date on forum user experiences and opinions.

I visited Magnolia yesterday and I thought the set looked very nice even compared the x950B. They advised the set can be upgraded to changing 4K standards as well.

Since the set is currently priced within my warranty llimit it could be a smooth transition that I'd be willing to live with.

In the meantime I would welcome comments related to:
  • x900B Pro's
  • x900B Con's
  • x900B Hidden caveats
  • Direct experiences with Squaretrade

Thanks for reading and please comment if you can!
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anybody know if the 900b has any type of upgrade capability in the future?

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Does the 900b have Any type of Cinema Black Setting that Blackens the bars?
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anybody know if the 900b has any type of upgrade capability in the future?
I don't think so..

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Any rumors regarding the 2015 "X900C"?

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Any rumors regarding the 2015 "X900C"?

You will know for sure on Jan 5, 2015 the beginning of the CES Show. It seems Sony will be cutting back on new TVs as they are downsizing their TV presence. The TV business is not profitable for them. Two major players in 2015 will be Samsung and LG. According to CNET's Katzmeir Sony may not show at all at the 2015 CES.
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Looked up REC 709 and REC 2020 on Wikipedia and found that my TriStimulus chart is almost a perfect REC 709. Way too deficient in the green to be REC 2020. So, the Sony is doing an excellent job on the current standard, but not very close on the upcoming standard.
You'd have to put the TV in service mode and take the native LCD's own internal test patterns of full red, green and blue, to reveal the panel's native gamut. I did this on my 65X900A and another guy has taken the same for the 850b. (I haven't had a chance to do this on my 850b).

Anything that comes through the HDMI input will be mapped into the ITU-BT.709 gamut on the Sony, but the native gamut is a bit larger.

Rec.2020 requires single wavelength monochromatic red, green and blue light sources, like lasers. It won't come from LED's and phosphors.

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Did anyone confirm if this set has HDCP 2.2?
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