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fafrd's Avatar fafrd 09:16 PM 05-07-2014
No owner's yet, but hopefully we will have our first within the next 4-6 weeks.

Sony's website: http://store.sony.com/-/cat-27-catid-XBR-4K-Ultra-HD-TVs just changed to say this:

65” Class (diag) X950B Flagship 4K Ultra HD TV
Item: XBR-65X950B
Accepting Pre-Orders Now. Estimated Ship Date 06-07-2014
$ 7,999.99

l0g0s's Avatar l0g0s 06:14 PM 05-08-2014
I pre-ordered mine from Value Electronics they said it should ship at the end of next week and I notice also Sony's website also says that now, ships 5-17-14
fafrd's Avatar fafrd 06:20 PM 05-08-2014
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I pre-ordered mine from Value Electronics they said it should ship at the end of next week and I notice also Sony's website also says that now, ships 5-17-14

Great news! Let us know what you think of your new set once it arrives.
vinnie97's Avatar vinnie97 09:45 PM 05-08-2014
I'm curious if they charged you full SRP, l0g0s. Of course this is not the place for street price talk, but I hope they were able to cut off something from the total (well, part of me hopes Sony doesn't budge on SRP so that OLED can make some strides...looking forward to gen 2 later this year wink.gif).
brickyardz's Avatar brickyardz 05:51 AM 05-09-2014
Can't wait to see reviews for this set. I am going to pick one up to replace my 55" HX929.
l0g0s's Avatar l0g0s 08:38 AM 05-09-2014
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I'm curious if they charged you full SRP, l0g0s. Of course this is not the place for street price talk, but I hope they were able to cut off something from the total (well, part of me hopes Sony doesn't budge on SRP so that OLED can make some strides...looking forward to gen 2 later this year wink.gif).

I can't talk about price, all I can say is Value Electronics always takes care of me they're super nice and respectful. I sold my 70" Elite to upgrade to the 65X950B.
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 09:12 AM 05-09-2014
You can't even tell us if you paid MSRP or not? rolleyes.gif
l0g0s's Avatar l0g0s 10:08 AM 05-09-2014
fafrd's Avatar fafrd 10:37 AM 05-09-2014
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I'm curious if they charged you full SRP, l0g0s. Of course this is not the place for street price talk, but I hope they were able to cut off something from the total (well, part of me hopes Sony doesn't budge on SRP so that OLED can make some strides...looking forward to gen 2 later this year wink.gif).

I can't talk about price, all I can say is Value Electronics always takes care of me they're super nice and respectful. I sold my 70" Elite to upgrade to the 65X950B.

Once you get it, I'll be very interested in how you compare the X950B to the Sharp Elite (the Holy Grail of LED/LCD TV up to now biggrin.gif)
vinnie97's Avatar vinnie97 03:58 PM 05-09-2014
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You can't even tell us if you paid MSRP or not? rolleyes.gif
Apparently not. Since even that is too much to ask and based on the opaque response, I'll take the answer as no. tongue.gif
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 05:12 PM 05-09-2014
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Apparently not. Since even that is too much to ask and based on the opaque response, I'll take the answer as no. tongue.gif
Yes, we wouldn't want anyone else to find out that VE has a good price and have them get more business before his set ships out. wink.gif
l0g0s's Avatar l0g0s 03:59 PM 05-10-2014
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You can't even tell us if you paid MSRP or not? rolleyes.gif

I paid slightly under MSRP for being a forum member. I found out first allocation shipments should ship in the next two weeks and they're all sold out, second allocation is supposed to ship end of June and is close to being sold out. Heard they are making very little of these TVs.
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 05:32 PM 05-10-2014
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Heard they are making very little of these TVs.
Who is they? Sony or VE?
l0g0s's Avatar l0g0s 05:54 PM 05-10-2014
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Who is they? Sony or VE?
Sony rep told VE these will be very limited TVs
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 05:56 PM 05-10-2014
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Sony rep told VE these will be very limited TVs
Well, yeah... At $8k for 65" they can't expect to sell too many. Sony is spinning fairy tales if they're trying to say the TV is a limited edition with a small production run and they won't build as many as they can sell.
Tina Moretti's Avatar Tina Moretti 09:46 AM 05-11-2014

Will it be nice if someone post a review about this product? Read some here and there but haven't got satisfied yet.. :D 


8mile13's Avatar 8mile13 10:55 AM 05-11-2014
Last years 4K Samsung FALD UN85S9. Uberexpensive. No reviews. Limited edition wink.gif
nishant786's Avatar nishant786 11:24 AM 05-11-2014
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Last years 4K Samsung FALD UN85S9. Uberexpensive. No reviews. Limited edition wink.gif

5 times the price. 'Nuff said.
ultrahidef's Avatar ultrahidef 02:55 PM 05-11-2014
I'm curious what are you guys willing to pay on these sets or any of the other 2014 Sony 4k sets? I notice some guys are willing to pay full price even if there's a better deal out there and some of you only pay the rock bottom price.
proyal's Avatar proyal 03:57 PM 05-11-2014
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Once you get it, I'll be very interested in how you compare the X950B to the Sharp Elite (the Holy Grail of LED/LCD TV up to now biggrin.gif)

No man this is the only holy grail you get !

 

The holy grail is already here :

 

Toshiba ZL1 at 55" had 512 dimming zones and was the best TV in terms of local dimming along with a PVA panel with 5000:1 contrast. The Vizio this year have silly amounts of local dimming zones in comparison. (16,32,64 etc)

 

 

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The Holy Grail !



tubby497's Avatar tubby497 04:16 PM 05-11-2014
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No man this is the only holy grail you get !

The holy grail is already here :

Toshiba ZL1 at 55" had 512 dimming zones and was the best TV in terms of local dimming along with a PVA panel with 5000:1 contrast. The Vizio this year have silly amounts of local dimming zones in comparison. (16,32,64 etc)

Was that tv even available in the US?
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 04:24 PM 05-11-2014
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Was that tv even available in the US?
No. I couldn't find any reference of it being sold in the US.
8mile13's Avatar 8mile13 04:11 AM 05-12-2014
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Once you get it, I'll be very interested in how you compare the X950B to the Sharp Elite (the Holy Grail of LED/LCD TV up to now biggrin.gif )
No man this is the only holy grail you get !

The holy grail is already here :

Toshiba ZL1 at 55" had 512 dimming zones and was the best TV in terms of local dimming along with a PVA panel with 5000:1 contrast. The Vizio this year have silly amounts of local dimming zones in comparison. (16,32,64 etc)



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The Holy Grail !



Sharp Elite Pro
ANSI contrast ratio 15194:1
http://www.cnet.com/news/sharp-elite-wins-value-electronics-hdtv-shootout/

Toshiba ZL1
ANSI contrast ratio 3442:1
http://www.cine4home.de/tests/TVs/Toshiba_ZL1/Test_Toshiba_55_ZL1.htm

Translation
http://translate.google.nl/translate?hl=nl&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cine4home.de%2Ftests%2FTVs%2FToshiba_ZL1%2FTest_Toshiba_55_ZL1.htm
CJ4life's Avatar CJ4life 02:19 PM 05-13-2014
I'm very excited to see what people think of this set once its out in the wild and being tested by people. If the rumors are true, it might be the best LCD ever made. If so, that might make me wait till the price is more reasonable.
l0g0s's Avatar l0g0s 09:56 AM 05-18-2014
The 65" is now in stock with Sony but I would wait until a retailer gets them so you can get a better deal.
http://m.store.sony.com//65-class-diag-x950b-flagship-4k-ultra-hd-tv-zid27-XBR65X950B/cat-27-catid-Collections-CES-2014-TVs
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 10:54 AM 05-18-2014
$8k... *giggles*

I don't care how good it is. For $8k I expect a UHD OLED. One without IR/burn-in backplane problems at that.
fafrd's Avatar fafrd 12:01 PM 05-18-2014
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$8k... *giggles*

I don't care how good it is. For $8k I expect a UHD OLED. One without IR/burn-in backplane problems at that.

It does seem that Sony had the 65" 4K LG WOLED n mind as the competition they were focused on when pricing the X950B.

I'll be curios on which of those two sells more panels in Q4 (assuming LG has their Gen-2 WOLEDs in all the target channels by then).

It sounds as though Sony just wanted to build enough X950Bs to deploy demo units on all the showroom floors and never really intended to actually sell any (like the 120" Vizio R biggrin.gif)

LG is hopefully being more ambitious (at their own more modest OLED scale).
retate's Avatar retate 02:45 PM 05-18-2014
Sony eSupport site has a firmware update posted for the XBR-65X950B.

File: sony_tvupdate_2014_2134_aaa_auth.zip
Date 5/13/2014
Version: PKG2.134AAA
Size: 191.04 MB
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 03:33 PM 05-18-2014
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It sounds as though Sony just wanted to build enough X950Bs to deploy demo units on all the showroom floors and never really intended to actually sell any (like the 120" Vizio R biggrin.gif)
Well, they did say it was a limited edition of sorts. biggrin.gif
fafrd's Avatar fafrd 03:42 PM 05-18-2014
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It sounds as though Sony just wanted to build enough X950Bs to deploy demo units on all the showroom floors and never really intended to actually sell any (like the 120" Vizio R biggrin.gif)
Well, they did say it was a limited edition of sorts. biggrin.gif

Yeah, maybe they noticed on how quickly the remaining ZT/VT60s sold out once Panasonic announced that there would not be any more manufactured and thought that was a strategy they'd try to replicate biggrin.gif
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