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post #1261 of 1583 Old 08-19-2014, 04:10 PM
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At least you're guaranteed to have better quality control than anything I've seen Sony is capable of in the last few years. Smart move, plus happy wife! She likely is inclined to return the favor.
And it came in cheaper than the 950! Plus, it's very Natural looking, no motion issues, Brightness and Contrast right on most times! (Like I mentioned - rain days - ALL this week!) And the Extra Feature - weight loss!
Downer - wife shoved a 10' 6" X 6" through my van's windshield at the lumber yard! Lesson: Never take a wife to a lumber yard when she's not in a good mood!
Like others - I'll wait - 65" 4K OLED with ALL the Final 4K Specs included, Blue issue resolved, IR issue minimized. Oh yes, affordable without taking a Second Mortgage.

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Good Lord, that's 1/4" thick layered glass/plastic - she must have shoved it in pretty hard to punch through it.

Personally, I'd like to see Sony bring back their Monolithic design and apply it to a model line without the speakers and wedge. <$6k 80", FALD would be icing but unlikely at the price point...

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Good Lord, that's 1/4" thick layered glass/plastic - she must have shoved it in pretty hard to punch through it.
The Weak becomes Strong when p____d Off! Would have liked to keep the spidey look for guilt purposes, but the law enforcement people frown on your vision being impaired.
But then it was cheaper to repair than one's TV panel being scratched! (Couple of Members mentioned this - unsafe handling, kids, pets, etc - definitely not covered by warrantee, unless caused by the delivery people.)
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Is this thread gone dead?

These was no input for the past few days... What's going on? Is this thread gone dead?
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These was no input for the past few days... What's going on? Is this thread gone dead?
Not enough owners!
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Not enough owners!

Probably right. On the other hand, the few owners that are out there now have been confirmed by the recent Value Electronics Shootout to be owners of the best LED/LCD to emerge this season (so far :-), so perhaps they are just busy enjoying their new (and expensive :-) TVs and not wasting time here on AVS...
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Or they have all returned them...
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I don't know about others, but I still have mine.
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Any of you owners try the 3d on this set? I'm moving from the 900a passive set to the 950 and worried about the 3d taking a big dive.
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^^^ You could be right, that is exactly what we came up with as well, the 65X950B being top dog for 4K LED.......
The irony is the 4K LG OLED in your sig tag at the same price and size will likely clean it's clock as the smaller 55" 1080P LG dominated the LCD's.

I can't commit to 65" until I see the real Street Price of the 77" in case I can budget it but so far the 950B I auditioned at BB hasn't wowed me at all whereas the OLED has and the 78" HU9000 is IMAX like. Been a Sony fan but I think the 950B is way overpriced for a 65" where the competition is fierce and I'd take an OLED any day.
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I thought the picture was great on the 950b but for the price there was blooming and I noticed back grounds like on a wall would flicker, it reminded me of the pulsing of the elite. I could have lived with it if it was not for the dirt behind the lcd. For a 8k tv that's ridiculous.
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Mine went back...Back with my KRP-600M in the basement where I had the 65X950B and I picked up a good condition used KRP-500M locally for my living room. We will see how the LG 4K OLED is in another month or so...Time to throw the FMP-X1 on Ebay...Not sure if purchased movies follow the account or the player...

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The irony is the 4K LG OLED in your sig tag at the same price and size will likely clean it's clock as the smaller 55" 1080P LG dominated the LCD's.
I can't commit to 65" until I see the real Street Price of the 77" in case I can budget it but so far the 950B I auditioned at BB hasn't wowed me at all whereas the OLED has and the 78" HU9000 is IMAX like. Been a Sony fan but I think the 950B is way overpriced for a 65" where the competition is fierce and I'd take an OLED any day.
Yep, the 65EC9700 will change the TV market prices when released and when the price drops it will continue to change the TV market prices.......
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Why did people rush to buy the Sony? Impatient at the wait times for the OLED - BUT, now that it appears OLEDs are close at hand, the 950B is going no where! (Especially when it appears the price may be cheaper for the OLED! This time next year - 950B - $2500?)
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The price isn't the biggest issue with the Sony. It's their complacent quality control and horrid customer service. This TV should have had it's own dedicated phone line like the Elite did. But instead it's just a ploy to make you think you're buying quality, when in fact it isn't. Nice try Sony. Won't happen again.
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I have mine and loving it... it blows away everything else I've seen... an amazing TV.
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I have mine and loving it... it blows away everything else I've seen... an amazing TV.

Visit your local Best Buy and have a look at the 55EC9300... (and remember that that TV costs a bit over a third of the price of your 65X950B and the 'equivalent' 65" 4K version of that TV 65EC9700 will cost no more than the 65X950B once available later this year).


Between the LG 65EC9700 and the (hoped-for) 65" Vizio Reference Series, Sony is completely out of step with the US TV market this year...
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Visit your local Best Buy and have a look at the 55EC9300... (and remember that that TV costs a bit over a third of the price of your 65X950B and the 'equivalent' 65" 4K version of that TV 65EC9700 will cost no more than the 65X950B once available later this year).


Between the LG 65EC9700 and the (hoped-for) 65" Vizio Reference Series, Sony is completely out of step with the US TV market this year...
I wouldn't even think about buying an OLED, not for a couple of generations, I'm pretty happy with my 65X950B, it's an amazing set, it has everything I want on a TV.... I'm not disputing the PQ of OLED, just not sure what the issues are at this point..... And it's 55", so it's not even in the same category, and the 65" aren't out just yet, so it's all speculations)
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I wouldn't even think about buying an OLED, not for a couple of generations, I'm pretty happy with my 65X950B, it's an amazing set, it has everything I want on a TV.... I'm not disputing the PQ of OLED, just not sure what the issues are at this point..... And it's 55", so it's not even in the same category, and the 65" aren't out just yet, so it's all speculations)

Fair enough. The Sony 65X950B seems like the best 65" LED/LCD TV available today (just likely to be dethroned before the year is out :-) And for sure, OLED is not for the faint at heart (yet :-)
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I wouldn't even think about buying an OLED, not for a couple of generations, I'm pretty happy with my 65X950B, it's an amazing set, it has everything I want on a TV.... I'm not disputing the PQ of OLED, just not sure what the issues are at this point..... And it's 55", so it's not even in the same category, and the 65" aren't out just yet, so it's all speculations)

Fair enough. The Sony 65X950B seems like the best 65" LED/LCD TV available today (just likely to be dethroned before the year is out :-) And for sure, OLED is not for the faint at heart (yet :-)[/QUOTE

Agreed, but honestly, that's the nature of the beast, the 950B will most definitely be dethroned and then the next king will be dethroned soon after that and so on.... My point, pick a TV you like today and enjoy it, don't look back and you're likely going to be very happy. To me the 950B is the perfect TV because it has:

* FALD (needed for my media room, it's pitch black and coming from Plasmas, an edge lit LED was not going to cut it)
* UHD 4K, with amazing Netflix integration and a potentially good Sony Media Player (not the case today, so far not happy with my media player)
* Very good input lag in game mode, none of the other 4K TV's come even close to ~40MS

So as you can see, there weren't many options to begin with... but on top of that I got an extremely well performing set, that has the best contrast and colors I've ever seen on any TV (OLED excluded)
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Visit your local Best Buy and have a look at the 55EC9300... (and remember that that TV costs a bit over a third of the price of your 65X950B and the 'equivalent' 65" 4K version of that TV 65EC9700 will cost no more than the 65X950B once available later this year).


Between the LG 65EC9700 and the (hoped-for) 65" Vizio Reference Series, Sony is completely out of step with the US TV market this year...
Best Buy and Crutchfield have the 65X950B at $7,000 now so it's a start but if the 4K OLED lives up to the hype then it won't be enough. Even if Sony gave me an extra 15% off for my SXRD green blob issues I would still probably pay the extra for the 65EC9700.
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Between the LG 65EC9700 and the (hoped-for) 65" Vizio Reference Series, Sony is completely out of step with the US TV market this year...
Oh my, are you thinking for a second a Vizio LED will even hold a candle to an OLED Not going to happen. I could be wrong, but I will place a wager on that
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I spent a lot of time looking at the 950 at Best Buy. Unquestionably a great TV. I like the way Samsung produces color better, so I'm getting the 8550 (and I'd get the 9000 if I had infinite dough). But still, all this negativity that I read seems way overstated. There's a reason why David over at CNET loved it.

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Best Buy and Crutchfield have the 65X950B at $7,000 now so it's a start but if the 4K OLED lives up to the hype then it won't be enough. Even if Sony gave me an extra 15% off for my SXRD green blob issues I would still probably pay the extra for the 65EC9700.

Look at the signature line on the post after yours - the 65EC9700 is already available for a pre-release street price of $6250...
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..Between the LG 65EC9700 and the (hoped-for) 65" Vizio Reference Series, Sony is completely out of step with the US TV market this year...
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Oh my, are you thinking for a second a Vizio LED will even hold a candle to an OLED Not going to happen. I could be wrong, but I will place a wager on that
Oh no, that's not a wager I would take (and not what I meant from the comment you quoted above).

Unlikely the Vizio Reference Series FALD LED/LCD will hold a candle to the 65EC9700 (off-axis at any rate :-), but I'll wager even odds that it dethrones the Sony 65X950B as the best LED/LCD out there this year. And in terms of value, I predict it will be a slam dunk (65" Vizio Reference series will be priced much closer to the price of the 55EC9300 than the 65EC9700).

Sony has priced the 65X950B higher than the 65EC9700 OLED and probably about twice the price of the 65" Reference Series - that is what I meant about them being completely out of step with the US market this year. Sony is acting as though it is still 2011 and they can price like the Sharp Elite did back then...
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Oh no, that's not a wager I would take (and not what I meant from the comment you quoted above).

Unlikely the Vizio Reference Series FALD LED/LCD will hold a candle to the 65EC9700 (off-axis at any rate :-), but I'll wager even odds that it dethrones the Sony 65X950B as the best LED/LCD out there this year. And in terms of value, I predict it will be a slam dunk (65" Vizio Reference series will be priced much closer to the price of the 55EC9300 than the 65EC9700).

Sony has priced the 65X950B higher than the 65EC9700 OLED and probably about twice the price of the 65" Reference Series - that is what I meant about them being completely out of step with the US market this year. Sony is acting as though it is still 2011 and they can price like the Sharp Elite did back then...
Sony also got their systems hacked again over the weekend on PS4. They said they could neither confirm nor deny this incident by phone.

I can confirm I denied myself the opportunity to keep my 2 950B televisions after numerous swaps. They are stuck back in the 2000s IMHO. At least then their TV's were very well made.
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Look at the signature line on the post after yours - the 65EC9700 is already available for a pre-release street price of $6250...
Yes, I am aware of that but these 4K panels seem to be delicate little flowers so I would prefer to buy locally in case I run into any issues especially if I get a first gen 4K OLED.
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Yes, I am aware of that but these 4K panels seem to be delicate little flowers so I would prefer to buy locally in case I run into any issues especially if I get a first gen 4K OLED.

Completely understandable.
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It would seem then that I'm in quite a pickle. I was always leery of the A950B's price tag but after perusing through this thread, it's gone from near future prospect to distant memory. The Toshiba and Vizio FALD's are out because of their lack of 3D (a feature my son, I and my large library of BD 3D films are eager to enjoy). The LG OLED is out because its curved (and I'm still somewhat unconvinced/uncomfortable with the technology). The JVC, Seiko and other Chinese sets are out because I'm as suspicious of them as I am of eating packaged food imported from that country. That leaves all my hope with the AX900 and renders dim the prospects of a new set before mid-November (when I had hoped to acquire one).
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