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post #5161 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Tulsa1 View Post

I have very high hopes for the quality of the XBR65HX929 primarily because
it is full array backlit and 65"

I'm confused isn't the HX909 full array backlit also?
post #5162 of 5434
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Originally Posted by cbnboy1982 View Post

I'm confused isn't the HX909 full array backlit also?

No, the 909 is dynamic edge lit
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...n_chart#3dTele
post #5163 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Tulsa1 View Post


No, the 909 is dynamic edge lit
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...n_chart#3dTele

No its not I know for a fact the HX909 is not an edge lit LED
post #5164 of 5434
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Originally Posted by cbnboy1982 View Post

No its not I know for a fact the HX909 is not an edge lit LED

Sony's website says nothing of full array for the 909.
All it says is Intelligent Dynamic LED backlighting.
The 929 says Full Array.
post #5165 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Tulsa1 View Post


Sony's website says nothing of full array for the 909.
All it says is Intelligent Dynamic LED backlighting.
The 929 says Full Array.

The HX909's full array back lit led w/local dimming makes this panel the best option that's available within the 2010 Sony HDTV... That's what Cnet had to say :-)
post #5166 of 5434
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Originally Posted by cbnboy1982 View Post

The HX909's full array back lit led w/local dimming makes this panel the best option that's available within the 2010 Sony HDTV... That's what Cnet had to say :-)

I believe that must be an error. I just got off the phone with Sony tech support and they said the 929 is the only full array w/loc dim they offer.
post #5167 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Tulsa1 View Post


I believe that must be an error. I just got off the phone with Sony tech support and they said the 929 is the only full array w/loc dim they offer.

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-31045_1-10428847-269.html
post #5168 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Tulsa1 View Post


I believe that must be an error. I just got off the phone with Sony tech support and they said the 929 is the only full array w/loc dim they offer.

Sony XBR-HX909 features: Full-array LED backlight with local dimming 3D compatible OptiContrast panel 240Hz refresh rate Bravia Video interactive suite with Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, NPR, Ya Widgets and more Optional Wi-Fi connection
post #5169 of 5434
So who's wrong CNET or Sony?
post #5170 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Tulsa1 View Post

So who's wrong CNET or Sony?

Well obviously ur Sony rep doesn't know what she or he is yapping about :-)
post #5171 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Tulsa1 View Post

So who's wrong CNET or Sony?

You Won't Believe Your Eyes Boasting an Intelligent Dynamic LED backlight with full array local dimming, HX909 Series HDTVs produce amazing color and superior contrast, with deep blacks and pure whites across the entire screen. This is what sonystyle.com says about the HX909 :-)
post #5172 of 5434
It doesn't matter to me anyway because I'm never going below 60" again.
Plus the 929 has some decent improvements from what I've read so far.
The viewing will be deciding factor in the end.
post #5173 of 5434
Originally Posted by Tulsa1 I just got off the phone with Sony tech support and they said the 929 is the only full array w/loc dim they offer (in 2011 )
post #5174 of 5434
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Originally Posted by 8mile13 View Post

Originally Posted by Tulsa1 I just got off the phone with Sony tech support and they said the 929 is the only full array w/loc dim they offer (in 2011 )

Exactly in 2011 :-)
post #5175 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Tulsa1 View Post

Sony's website says nothing of full array for the 909.
All it says is Intelligent Dynamic LED backlighting.
The 929 says Full Array.

The 909 is full array local dimming just like the XBR8 and HX929.

Quote from Sonystyle.com

"You Won't Believe Your Eyes

Boasting an Intelligent Dynamic LED backlight with full array local dimming, HX909 Series HDTVs produce amazing color and superior contrast, with deep blacks and pure whites across the entire screen."
post #5176 of 5434
I still love my 55" XBR8!!!
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
post #5177 of 5434
Like many of us
post #5178 of 5434
Does anyone have a 46xbr8 table top stand they want to sell? I bought mine open box at best buy a while back but they didn't have the table top stand that goes with it.
post #5179 of 5434
HELLO! HELP! My 46XBR8 is not picking up the signal from the remote. Nothing, nada, zilch. It won't pick up the signal from the cable remote either. Whats a fellow to do?
AHA! A fellow needs stronger batteries in BOTH remotes and the computer mouse. Now how did all three units go weak all at the same time? Must be something in the air.

I'll take that back. Brand new batteries and the remote does not work more than 8 feet away from the TV. Neither the cable remote or the Sony remote. Could I have a bad sensor? The TV and remote windows for remote are all clean.

Now it's working. There's a ghost in the machine.
post #5180 of 5434
I'm thinking of selling my low hours pampered 55xbr8- anyone on here interested in purchasing and local pickup in Dallas, Texas?
post #5181 of 5434
hmm, tempted. I'm in Austin,
what are you replacing it with? a 929?
post #5182 of 5434
I am having to make a career change so if I sell it I won't be replacing it anytime soon- I'll let you know once I decide for sure.
post #5183 of 5434
If I have to sell off some of my toys, I need to decide whether to sell the 55XBR8 or the 60LX900- I also have a $20k theater system that I could sell to someone who could appreciate such a thing. I'm just testing the waters right now and have until this October before I may have to part with them. I'm just hoping for the best and planning for the worst.
post #5184 of 5434
Well Parrish, I have enjoyed your participation in this thread and certainly
hope things turn out for the best. I think pretty much everyone is living in
some state of uncertainty these days and should not take anything for granted.
post #5185 of 5434
All things happen for a reason in my life, so I'm certain that everything will work out fine- I appreciate being a part of this thread and feel lucky to have acquired such a state of the art- benchmark tv (55xbr8)! I'm amazed that there still isn't really anything out there that can touch this tv in the LCD/LED category. Maybe it will still reign supreme even after the release of the xbr929.
post #5186 of 5434
To catchinem: Look for some sort of interfering infrared. For example, the sun might be shining in through a window at the TV. Does the problem occur only certain times of the day?
post #5187 of 5434
How bad do you consider this flashlighting to be? Should I get it repaired? Generally what does Sony do with this problem, try to repair or replace with a new model TV considering XBR8 isn't made anymore? Note how much I over-exposed it to make the flashlights visible. They're not as pronounced in real life, but they ARE noticeable when I want them to be.

post #5188 of 5434
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Originally Posted by moogoat
They're not as pronounced in real life, but they ARE noticeable when I want them to be.
When would you want them to be? If they don't show during reasonable viewing conditions, then it's not a problem. If they're noticeable during normal viewing conditions, Sony might repair it under warranty, or they might say it's operating within their tolerance.

If it really bugs you, and it can't be repaired under warranty, there are very good sets out there now that sell for considerably less than what the XBR8 cost.
post #5189 of 5434
Hello Moogoat,
My name is Evelyn from Sony eletronics the Sonylistens team. I apologize for the problems you are having with your sony TV, please contact us at sonylistens@am.sony.com Include your information on your TV, the problem it has, and a way to contact you. We look forward to helping you and please accept my sincere apologies for all your frustrations.
Best Regards,
Evelyn Perez
The Sonylistens team
post #5190 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Evan E View Post

When would you want them to be? If they don't show during reasonable viewing conditions, then it's not a problem. If they're noticeable during normal viewing conditions, Sony might repair it under warranty, or they might say it's operating within their tolerance.

If it really bugs you, and it can't be repaired under warranty, there are very good sets out there now that sell for considerably less than what the XBR8 cost.

They're visible when the surrounding zones are black/dim, but the remainder of the picture isn't. The PS3 Screen is a good example to highlight them all at once (due to the white line on black). I'd say during letterbox movies I do not notice them unless on rare instances. What I'm saying is I can avoid them but every now and again I do see them.

It *bugs* me but it's something I could live with if I had no other alternative. That's why I've contacted Sony and am documenting the problem (because you can only witness this in a dark room it's hard to show a technician). Depending on what they offer (direct replacement) I would go for it, but if they had to wait forever on replacement parts then I can't be bothered. Thanks for your reply too.

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Originally Posted by SonyListens View Post

Hello Moogoat,
My name is Evelyn from Sony eletronics the Sonylistens team. I apologize for the problems you are having with your sony TV, please contact us at sonylistens@am.sony.com Include your information on your TV, the problem it has, and a way to contact you. We look forward to helping you and please accept my sincere apologies for all your frustrations.
Best Regards,
Evelyn Perez
The Sonylistens team

Thanks for that, unfortunately I'm UK-based but I'm in touch with Sony UK
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