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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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Boy this thread sure is dead these days must not be many owners. Anyone else notice during fast motion on sports there's macro blocking? (I think that's what it's called) seems very noticeable on football. Huge downfall of this tv. I didn't notice any other tvs at the store doing that. My 850b was like that also.
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I have been looking at the 55 inch version of this tv but cant make up my mind on this or the Samsung 8550? How is the backlight bleed on these TV's??
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Boy this thread sure is dead these days must not be many owners. Anyone else notice during fast motion on sports there's macro blocking? (I think that's what it's called) seems very noticeable on football. Huge downfall of this tv. I didn't notice any other tvs at the store doing that. My 850b was like that also.
How is the TVs fault for broadcast digital compression?
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Like I said in the post, the sonys, particularly the 900b was the only brand to do this. And I set all the settings to where they should be. It was just very disappointing Considering how clear the sony picture is. The game was on every tv.
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Hey all,
I'm looking for some wisdom towards forming a smart buying decision.

I have the opportunity to get a 65X900B for about the same price as a Samsung UN75H6350 right now. I know these TVs are in widely different classes but what do you guys think? Bigger with crappy PQ or smaller with (what i understand from reading this thread) awesome picture?

This is for a 15 ft viewing distance, upgrading from a Sony 55".
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Like I said in the post, the sonys, particularly the 900b was the only brand to do this. And I set all the settings to where they should be. It was just very disappointing Considering how clear the sony picture is. The game was on every tv.

Is your picture calibrated for that source?


Enhanced sharpness, brightness, etc. will bring out the artifacts in the picture. The TV is pretty sharp as it is and you're going to see every flaw in a poor signal.

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Hey all,
I'm looking for some wisdom towards forming a smart buying decision.

I have the opportunity to get a 65X900B for about the same price as a Samsung UN75H6350 right now. I know these TVs are in widely different classes but what do you guys think? Bigger with crappy PQ or smaller with (what i understand from reading this thread) awesome picture?

This is for a 15 ft viewing distance, upgrading from a Sony 55".
Personally a better picture was more important to me so I got a 55" XBR 900B rather than a 60+ inch with less quality.

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Hey all,
I'm looking for some wisdom towards forming a smart buying decision.

I have the opportunity to get a 65X900B for about the same price as a Samsung UN75H6350 right now. I know these TVs are in widely different classes but what do you guys think? Bigger with crappy PQ or smaller with (what i understand from reading this thread) awesome picture?

This is for a 15 ft viewing distance, upgrading from a Sony 55".
The 55in Tv is too small for the viewing distance in my opinion. I'd go with the 65in
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Question Do I have a defective unit?

I just got my 900B and I'm noticing very uneven backlighting and even a couple of flash spots on the bottom right corner. Is this normal or should I swap until I get a unit with even backlighting?

How does the 900B compare to the 850B in terms of PQ and backlight uniformity?
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Just got the 79" Sony today and generally like what I am seeing though I have much to learn and the TV picture needs adjustment. One question I have tho is what amount of edge light bleed is normal for this set? See attached images. Any thoughts appreciated as I can return the set if needed.
How much bleed is acceptable with this set? Is it possible to get perfect uniformity and no noticeable bleeding?
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I just got my 900B and I'm noticing very uneven backlighting and even a couple of flash spots on the bottom right corner. Is this normal or should I swap until I get a unit with even backlighting?

How does the 900B compare to the 850B in terms of PQ and backlight uniformity?
See this other image of my set:
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I suspect "perfect uniformity" is too much to expect from any large edge lot set, however, my replacement set (79") is truly excellent with no noticeable edge bleed. I am withholding judgment on black levels until properly adjusted. That should occur in a couple of weeks. Our room does have some ambient light, however, and at present we are very pleased with the picture quality. I don't notice any uniformity issues in watching movies and even when all black withnthe Oppo logo going around the screen I don't notice any significant uniformity issues.
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I just got my 900B and I'm noticing very uneven backlighting and even a couple of flash spots on the bottom right corner. Is this normal or should I swap until I get a unit with even backlighting?

How does the 900B compare to the 850B in terms of PQ and backlight uniformity?
Mine is better than that. The bleed is worse than on my replacement set. Is yours 79" as well?

Also, uniformity is better on my set than that.

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Mine is better than that. The bleed is worse than on my replacement set. Is yours 79" as well?

Also, uniformity is better on my set than that.
I decreased my brightness to 43-44 and my edge bleed disappeared. I've noticed this tv is super sensitive to the quality of input. Blu-Ray discs produce an incredible picture with little edge bleed even with higher brightness. But Directv use to give me a lot of bleed until I lowered the brightness.
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Hello all,

Just received my 900B and I must say it's awesome but the way I see it ,it doesn't have that goodness like my HX950 and maybe bcuz it needs a good calibration.

I watch a lot of sports and I had my HX950 set to the "SPORTS" picture setting.
I've tried the soundandvision.com cinema setting and they seem a bit dark and would like to reduce that awful edge bleed also.

Does anyone have any other good calibration settings ?

Much appreciated
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See this other image of my set:
Your picture looks just like mine which I got 2 days before Thanksgiving. According to Sony this falls in the normal range for such a large panel.

Do you watch in a dark room most of the time? With regular programming do you see anything? Have you seen any vertical banding?

On my set I see some light bleed on the lower right hand corner. I can barley see it on letterbox programing only. I have some vertical banding which I see only once and awhile on solid colors when there is movement.

The picture is great and if I exchange I could end up with something worse. But struggling with the decision to exchange it.
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Here are 2 pics of my replacement set for reference. The pics show more variation than is apparent to the naked eye. I think I got a good panel on the second go round on this 79" set.
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Here are 2 pics of my replacement set for reference. The pics show more variation than is apparent to the naked eye. I think I got a good panel on the second go round on this 79" set.
I have the 65 inch version and mine is simular to yours. My question is do you get any vertical banding on camera panning against a solid background like hockey or even football? I sometimes see it during movies. I am not sure what to do, is this banding normal?
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Well, the 79" is a different panel than the 65" so even if I could answer, not sure it would help much. I have not noticed any issues, but we don't have cable or satellite and don't watch much sports--we do movies in Blu ray and stream movies and TV shows off the web.
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