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post #3631 of 3682
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Originally Posted by SEGMA98 View Post

ihave 52EX701. after 1 yr of use, the tv is dead.. the power button started blinking 5 times, then stops then repeats itself
called sony and they are telling me they cant help me because its out of warranty
i cant believe that tv would fail after a year.this is just ridiculous...
any body else having same problem? i think im gonna start looking around for people with the same problem and who knows, i feel another sham tv sold here
this reminds me of my XBR1
If it's an EX701, it has an 18 month warranty. Are you beyond that?
post #3632 of 3682
thanks for responding..i got it as a replacement for my xbr1 in april 2010. left in the box for close to a year (i tried it out when i first got it since i had 2 more tvs and i was in the process of relocating)
once the other tvs got retired, i used for now about 13 months...yesterday was ok, this am wont work
its still outrageous that Sony tvs need to be replaced every 1-2 years of use. i called sony and asked to file a complaint. i actually told them im going to fish around to see who has the same problem, and i will consult a lawyer to see if a class action can be started...i usually never say such a thing but i was so mad...my $300 crappy 42" LCD sharp has been working better than this sony
they asked me to call back in few days and they created a ticket/ case number
between my xbr1 and this one i paid like 4500...im so mad
thanks once again
post #3633 of 3682
i called sony back today..i found out that my tv has 3 yr warranty
i guess im lucky


thnx
post #3634 of 3682
Just forced firmware update and received:
PKG4.114AAL
post #3635 of 3682
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Originally Posted by dm145 View Post

Just forced firmware update and received:
PKG4.114AAL

Amazing that Sony continues to update this product. I wish I could buy another one.
post #3636 of 3682
Nothing on the web site yet, but my guess it will mainly be the generic 'Internet service reliability' update.
post #3637 of 3682
File Description UPDATE System Software Update Release Date 10/03/2012 Version 4.114 File Size 32.07 MB Sony has designed the BRAVIA® Televisions software update process to be customer friendly. This software update (version 4.114) provides the following benefits:
Improvements over version 4.112:
Improved stability for the initial/add scan for receiving digital channels.
Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 4.114:
Improves performance and stability of IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) features.
Note: IPTV allows you to enjoy HD (High Definition) programming from the Internet on your BRAVIA television that is connected to a broadband Internet connection.
Installs an updated version of the on-screen i-Manual built into the BRAVIA television.
Allows for the power-on chime sound coming through the TV speakers (not through the Optical Out) to be turned off in the Sound Menu.
Resolves an issue where a black and white picture may occasionally appear when using Video/Component shared input.
Adds support for the Sony Entertainment Network Music and Video Unlimited services.
Improves performance and stability of IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) features.
Note: IPTV allows you to enjoy HD (High Definition) programming from the Internet on your BRAVIA television that is connected to a broadband Internet connection.
Resolves an issue where the TV's clock may reset and the electronic program guide information may not be synchronized with the actual time.
post #3638 of 3682
Over two years ago I posted on this thread:
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Originally Posted by wws View Post

We bought a KDL52EX700 a couple of days ago. ...

* Sound is 'ok', but will soon be joined by a 'real' sound system RSN.

Well, I now have a 'real' sound system hooked up to the TV. I connected the TV audio outputs directly into the power amp - no preamp to muddle things. Just using the volume control on the TV to control audio level. It sounds great - except for the background noise...

The problem is that the Sony puts out a fairly hefty audio signal. Enough that there is a noticeable amount of background hiss compared to the power amp. Am thinking I need some sort of attenuator to get the noise level at, or below, that of the power amp.

Has anyone had to do this? If so, how much attenuation did you insert into the system?
post #3639 of 3682
Why don't you just run everything through your receiver and then output your receiver into your TV?
post #3640 of 3682
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Originally Posted by steve ans View Post

Why don't you just run everything through your receiver and then output your receiver into your TV?

That presumes I have a full A/V receiver connected to it. This is a basic, though high end by 1970s standards, stereo system. (McIntosh power amps, Altec VOTT.)
post #3641 of 3682
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Originally Posted by wws View Post

Over two years ago I posted on this thread:
Well, I now have a 'real' sound system hooked up to the TV. I connected the TV audio outputs directly into the power amp - no preamp to muddle things. Just using the volume control on the TV to control audio level. It sounds great - except for the background noise...
The problem is that the Sony puts out a fairly hefty audio signal. Enough that there is a noticeable amount of background hiss compared to the power amp. Am thinking I need some sort of attenuator to get the noise level at, or below, that of the power amp.
Has anyone had to do this? If so, how much attenuation did you insert into the system?

I can't say I have ever used variable audio, but I can say that I have used 2.0, 2.1, and now 7.2 audio system with the EX700. I spend a lot of time with Pandora and broadcast 5.1 audio. I have never detected noise at any level. Right now I am using the optical output into my Yamaha RX-V867. I have used CEC and ARC, but some of my components don't speak CEC. Doing it manual is easier. I have one DVR feeding the EX700, and three feeding the AVR via HDMI. No hissing.

Have you tried fixed output? Does your receiver have a remote?
post #3642 of 3682
No sarcasm, especially towards you. After all, you are the one that provided the "right" and easy way out. It just that it puzzles me that some people try to do things the hard way. I am sure his AVR has the right instructions on how to do it. At least, give it a try. After all, they are supposed to have the know how on how to do it the right way, so give it a try and see what happens.
post #3643 of 3682
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Originally Posted by steve ans View Post

Snarky sarcasm noted. That's the right way for 99% of people. If you're an audiophile such as yourself, then it's the wrong way, HUH?

I started with a JVC stereo receiver using RW connections. I never considered using variable audio output. But if I did, I would adjust the audio on the receiver where no noise is audible. Then connect the TV and see if its volume control functions ok. There may be a level on the receiver that gives acceptable sound without noise. It's hard to match a 40+ year old audio system with a 3+ year old content provider (TV). But it might be possible.
post #3644 of 3682
I am using the red/white analog audio outputs, set up in variable output level mode. It all works. Just that I need to tame the output from the Sony a bit to get the signal levels in line between the two. In other words, I need to be able to set the TVs volume level at a higher setting for normal listening than I am currently doing. (The background noise stays fixed as the volume is changed.)

All I really need is to build a pair of attenuators made from some high precision resistors. Just need to find the amount of attenuation needed, and was curious if anyone else had 'been there' .
post #3645 of 3682
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Originally Posted by wws View Post

I am using the red/white analog audio outputs, set up in variable output level mode. It all works. Just that I need to tame the output from the Sony a bit to get the signal levels in line between the two. In other words, I need to be able to set the TVs volume level at a higher setting for normal listening than I am currently doing. (The background noise stays fixed as the volume is changed.)

Does the background noise stay there with the TV turned off? Even with the amplifier turned down?

I would enable the TV speakers, set the volume to your listening level. Then set the TV audio to external-variable and connect the amp. Too loud or too quiet?

edit:
So I connected the RW audio to my AVR configured as a pure amplifier. I set the TV at 30 and had to increase the AVR (100w/ch) to 0db to get the same level. Normally -30db is more than enough. So I speculate that the analog audio from the EX700 in variable audio is very low and the hissing you get is because the amp needs to be really turned up. Sorry.
Edited by JoeKustra - 10/10/12 at 7:22am
post #3646 of 3682
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Does the background noise stay there with the TV turned off?

No, of course not.
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Even with the amplifier turned down?

I am not using a preamp to control volume. TV is feeding straight into the power amp.
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I would enable the TV speakers, set the volume to your listening level. Then set the TV audio to external-variable and connect the amp. Too loud or too quiet?
edit:
So I connected the RW audio to my AVR configured as a pure amplifier. I set the TV at 30 and had to increase the AVR (100w/ch) to 0db to get the same level. Normally -30db is more than enough. So I speculate that the analog audio from the EX700 in variable audio is very low and the hissing you get is because the amp needs to be really turned up. Sorry.

It is actually the other way 'round. I need to match the Sonys output level so that its background noise is at the same level as the power amp. This means that for a normal listening level, whereas I might set the TV volume to like '5' without attenuation, with attenuation I'd set it to like '20' instead.

If I get some time this weekend, I think I will try breadboarding something.
post #3647 of 3682
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Originally Posted by wws View Post

No, of course not.
I am not using a preamp to control volume. TV is feeding straight into the power amp.
It is actually the other way 'round. I need to match the Sonys output level so that its background noise is at the same level as the power amp. This means that for a normal listening level, whereas I might set the TV volume to like '5' without attenuation, with attenuation I'd set it to like '20' instead.
If I get some time this weekend, I think I will try breadboarding something.

I hope it works for you. I have two RW audio inputs on my AVR. When I select one, a Radio Shack clock radio with fixed aux output, the level is the same when the AVR is set as an amplifier or when doing its DSP stuff.
post #3648 of 3682
Has anybody checked the setup paramters for these monitors now that they have aged a bit?
post #3649 of 3682
KDL60EX700 here, about 3 years old. Recently, the TV started cycling out of standby mode (completely turning off, as in the red LED is off) and then quickly getting back into standby mode (red LED is on), and then doing it again every 3-4 minutes. When the TV is on (LED is green), there are no issues what so ever. I have the latest firmware (PKG4.114AAL) if it makes a difference. A search yielded nothing. Any ideas? Thanks.
post #3650 of 3682
Bump... Anyone, please?
post #3651 of 3682
Anyone use TVGOS? It's going to heaven soon.

Skip it. The TV Guide V10 over the internet is not affected.
Edited by JoeKustra - 11/6/12 at 4:22pm
post #3652 of 3682
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Anyone use TVGOS? It's going to heaven soon.
Skip it. The TV Guide V10 over the internet is not affected.

I do in fact use it. We cut the cable two years or so ago, and it is invaluable when it comes to OTA broadcasts.

I noticed the announcement yesterday, and I saw the thing about V10 in the announcement, but do you have more info from Sony or elsewhere about how/why this means we won't lose the guide?
post #3653 of 3682
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Originally Posted by mweflen View Post

I do in fact use it. We cut the cable two years or so ago, and it is invaluable when it comes to OTA broadcasts.
I noticed the announcement yesterday, and I saw the thing about V10 in the announcement, but do you have more info from Sony or elsewhere about how/why this means we won't lose the guide?
If you get the guide from "Broadcaster" you should lose it. PBS is going first. I use it just to set the clock since it will crash the TV if I leave it enabled. The internet V10.2.99 that we have should not be affected since no "inserter" is used. You can get much more data on the TVGOS devices thread. Just check the posts from 11/1 foreward.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1122914/tvgos-tv-guide-on-screen-devices/1250_50#post_22562288
post #3654 of 3682
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

If you get the guide from "Broadcaster" you should lose it. PBS is going first. I use it just to set the clock since it will crash the TV if I leave it enabled. The internet V10.2.99 that we have should not be affected since no "inserter" is used. You can get much more data on the TVGOS devices thread. Just check the posts from 11/1 foreward.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1122914/tvgos-tv-guide-on-screen-devices/1250_50#post_22562288

Oh, cool. I get it over the internet. I had been fretting because I really do use it a lot to look for programs on the schedule. I would say I use it daily, probably 2 or 3 times a day, and it is one of my favorite features of the TV. It totally made cable cutting easier.
post #3655 of 3682
Was this question ever answered? I have the same exact problem!
post #3656 of 3682
SPAM??? ^^^^^ ?????
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Originally Posted by KIM L View Post

Was this question ever answered? I have the same exact problem!

Edited by JoeKustra - 11/26/12 at 5:05pm
post #3657 of 3682
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Originally Posted by KIM L View Post

Was this question ever answered? I have the same exact problem!

What question?
post #3658 of 3682
I have the exact problem in the last 2 days... after about watching for 1 or 1.5 hour... the tv just shuts down... no idea... i need to turn off the TV (right hand side).... wait a while ... back to normal for a little bit and bam... same problem...any ideas?
post #3659 of 3682
I have the exact problem in the last 2 days... after about watching for 1 or 1.5 hour... the tv just shuts down... no idea... i need to turn off the TV (right hand side).... wait a while ... back to normal for a little bit and bam... same problem...any ideas?
post #3660 of 3682
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Originally Posted by eylee View Post

I have the exact problem in the last 2 days... after about watching for 1 or 1.5 hour... the tv just shuts down... no idea... i need to turn off the TV (right hand side).... wait a while ... back to normal for a little bit and bam... same problem...any ideas?
You haven't given much information about your configuration. But such strange operation on some DVRs has been seen when ION adds a sub with encryption. Since the time is short, does it shut off when selecting a different input?
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