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post #241 of 2600
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Originally Posted by jrg478 View Post

yes this tv does 2d to 3d conversion

k, then do u also notice flicker in bright scenes?
post #242 of 2600
Wow, owners aren't posting at all - this TV must have no issues, or esle this thread would be full of complaints :-)
post #243 of 2600
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Originally Posted by vladi123456 View Post

Wow, owners aren't posting at all - this TV must have no issues, or esle this thread would be full of complaints :-)

Or there are minimal owners.
post #244 of 2600
So i registered the product on Sony's site, www.sony.com/3Dregistration, as the inserted card said, but it didn't really require much; I just put in my basic info, purch date, and place and was done. Therefore, if that's all they require, couldn't anyone just pretend to have bought the tv and fill out this info to get the 2 free movies?

Maybe i didn't do it right, but I did get a confirmation email saying the tv was registered successfully, but there was no email about the free movies. How do i know i've registered properly to get them?
post #245 of 2600
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Originally Posted by maygit View Post

So i registered the product on Sony's site, www.sony.com/3Dregistration, as the inserted card said, but it didn't really require much; I just put in my basic info, purch date, and place and was done. Therefore, if that's all they require, couldn't anyone just pretend to have bought the tv and fill out this info to get the 2 free movies?

Maybe i didn't do it right, but I did get a confirmation email saying the tv was registered successfully, but there was no email about the free movies. How do i know i've registered properly to get them?

I thought the same thing after I registered. I hope I get the movies, as they said nothing in my email about this either. There is a number to call maybe after a few weeks I will call.
post #246 of 2600
Why doesn't this tv have yahoo widgets it make no sense the lx models have it are they gonna update these tvs with yahoo widgets?
post #247 of 2600
FlatpanelsHD has a Sony HX800 review coming up.
http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php...&id=1279104439

They have also tested most of the other 3DTVs available, too, so we should hope for some nice comparison.
post #248 of 2600
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Originally Posted by johnmistar View Post

FlatpanelsHD has a Sony HX800 review coming up.
http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php...&id=1279104439

They have also tested most of the other 3DTVs available, too, so we should hope for some nice comparison.

Nice - looking forward to their review
post #249 of 2600
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Originally Posted by johnmistar View Post

FlatpanelsHD has a Sony HX800 review coming up.
http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php...&id=1279104439

They have also tested most of the other 3DTVs available, too, so we should hope for some nice comparison.

Their "coming soon" is usually a couple of weeks, maybe more.
post #250 of 2600
just can't deceide between the HX800 and the C8000 which comes with the bluray player and 2 pairs of glasses...

help !!!
post #251 of 2600
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Originally Posted by Maiden2k View Post

just can't deceide between the HX800 and the C8000 which comes with the bluray player and 2 pairs of glasses...

help !!!

HX800 comes with 2 pairs of glasses, transmitter, two free movies (in 3D), four free games (all in 3D) and a 3D home theater system with receiver and 3D blu-ray playback, 5 speakers and subwoofer - this deal is until July 17th though
post #252 of 2600
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Originally Posted by Maiden2k View Post

just can't deceide between the HX800 and the C8000 which comes with the bluray player and 2 pairs of glasses...

help !!!

I'd lean towards the Sony but they should both suffer from the similar issues as they're using very similar technology. I've spent more time researching and viewing the Sony and thought it looked great. SigPrime had a difficult time getting a "good" HX800.
post #253 of 2600
that silver bezel on the C8000 is very nice and the glossy panel seems to work better with reflections
post #254 of 2600
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Originally Posted by Maiden2k View Post

that silver bezel on the C8000 is very nice and the glossy panel seems to work better with reflections

The HX800 handles reflections very well. The silver bezel on the C8000 is a style choice, but you can see indentations where the screws hold the case together. I would be happier with a black bezel without bumps, but that's a personal choice.
post #255 of 2600
i found the menus very slow on the HX800, is that corrected with a firmware update ?
post #256 of 2600
I just hope they put yahoo widget on this tv. And the sony is better imo
post #257 of 2600
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Originally Posted by jrg478 View Post

I just hope they put yahoo widget on this tv. And the sony is better imo

This paticular sony does not have the yahoo widget engine, via sonystyle the only tv with them is the lx900. but i doubt widgets would be a major selling for most people looking for the best tv between the 800 and the 8000
post #258 of 2600
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Originally Posted by seanmuldrow View Post

This paticular sony does not have the yahoo widget engine, via sonystyle the only tv with them is the lx900. but i doubt widgets would be a major selling for most people looking for the best tv between the 800 and the 8000

It just doesnt make sense why sony didnt put widgets on this tv. On any other brand they have widgets on all their connected tvs i need those widgets but the tv is great either way.
post #259 of 2600
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Originally Posted by seanmuldrow View Post

This paticular sony does not have the yahoo widget engine, via sonystyle the only tv with them is the lx900. but i doubt widgets would be a major selling for most people looking for the best tv between the 800 and the 8000

I agree, I do not need to twitter on my TV or check the weather from a widget.
post #260 of 2600
i'd post a review my TV, but im still new at this to even say anything smart about LED/LCD Tv's.

im enjoying it though

i dont have issues, yet?, like the first poster or flashlighting. i did not some glitches in the pixels from movie opening titles/names, but localized it to Starz channel. does not happen on any other channels, under same settings and similar type scenes.
post #261 of 2600
I am sorry that I am posting this while not owning the HX800, but I hope it helps others like me who are/were considering this set.
Disclosure: I am upgrading from a 5-yr old 30" XBR9 CRT. I've had a Samsung UN46C6900 for a month before I returned it in favor of the LG 47LE8500 that I've had for the past two weeks. I love the LG, except for its reflective screen and minor banding issue. So, I was once again exploring options, with the HX800 at the top of my alternative list.

I just came back from the Sony Style store in San Jose, where I saw the HX800 and HX909 for the first time. Both were connected to a PS3 through some Sony AVR, with the HX800 playing the House of Flying Daggers Blu-Ray and the HX909 playing the Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince Blu-Ray. I fiddled around with the menu and changed them both to Cinema mode from Scene Select options, so that I was viewing the most accurate out-of-the-box setting Sony provided. I was shocked to find that both the HX909 and the HX800 were definitely a step or two behind the LG LE8500 in terms of picture quality.

I realize that this is as unscientific an observation as could be, given that I was comparing the Sony PQ to my memory of the LG's picture quality and with different viewing environment and source material. But my humble advice to anybody considering the HX series is to at least take a look at the LG LE8500 series before making a decision. If the Sony PQ fits your tastes better, then go with it, or else at least take the LG for an in-home audition. I have personally stricken the HX series from my list of options, and have replaced it with a Samsung B8500 if I could find one for a decent price. No offense meant to any Sony HX800 owners here. I just wanted to put down my two cents here.
post #262 of 2600
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

So, I was once again exploring options, with the HX800 at the top of my alternative list.

Thanks for your input. Have you looked at any plasma sets like the panasonic vt25 series?
post #263 of 2600
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Originally Posted by skremese View Post

Thanks for your input. Have you looked at any plasma sets like the panasonic vt25 series?

This'd be my last [off-topic] post here.
CNET's top ranking for the Panasonic VT20/25 intrigues me. I need to check them out, but I have not generally liked the look of the Panny plasmas. I much prefer the looks of the Samsung and LG Infinia plasmas. Besides, I am also worried about the reflections and falling contrast and light output of plasmas in a bright room.
I am quickly running out of the goodwill of the wife.. She has been a great supporter so far in this vain quest of mine. But I have a couple of weeks to make my final and binding decision. Yikes!!
post #264 of 2600
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

I am sorry that I am posting this while not owning the HX800, but I hope it helps others like me who are/were considering this set.
Disclosure: I am upgrading from a 5-yr old 30" XBR9 CRT. I've had a Samsung UN46C6900 for a month before I returned it in favor of the LG 47LE8500 that I've had for the past two weeks. I love the LG, except for its reflective screen and minor banding issue. So, I was once again exploring options, with the HX800 at the top of my alternative list.

I just came back from the Sony Style store in San Jose, where I saw the HX800 and HX909 for the first time. Both were connected to a PS3 through some Sony AVR, with the HX800 playing the House of Flying Daggers Blu-Ray and the HX909 playing the Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince Blu-Ray. I fiddled around with the menu and changed them both to Cinema mode from Scene Select options, so that I was viewing the most accurate out-of-the-box setting Sony provided. I was shocked to find that both the HX909 and the HX800 were definitely a step or two behind the LG LE8500 in terms of picture quality.

I realize that this is as unscientific an observation as could be, given that I was comparing the Sony PQ to my memory of the LG's picture quality and with different viewing environment and source material. But my humble advice to anybody considering the HX series is to at least take a look at the LG LE8500 series before making a decision. If the Sony PQ fits your tastes better, then go with it, or else at least take the LG for an in-home audition. I have personally stricken the HX series from my list of options, and have replaced it with a Samsung B8500 if I could find one for a decent price. No offense meant to any Sony HX800 owners here. I just wanted to put down my two cents here.

With consistent reports of blooming from every review of LG i have read,here is a another review of thr LG http://www.digitalversus.com/lg-42le...4_9086_35.html .
Even the HX700 has got better objective scores then the LG. here is HX800 review from the same site http://www.digitalversus.com/sony-br...4_8890_16.html
post #265 of 2600
could the fact that you were viewing in a store affect things? eg they usually put them on 'vivid' to help fight against other sets and counter the bright lights. If you put them in cinema at home, thats great, but it might not work in a store - also bad for comparisons, as you'll be thinking about the LG at home looking great in controlled circumstances.

Just a thought.
post #266 of 2600
Not to sound like an LG apologist in a Sony thread, but I'd just urge anyone to consider the LG as an option while shopping. Nothing more nothing less. I have always been a fan of Sony TVs, but who would've thought a few years ago that an LG would even be considered in the same league as a top of the line Sony?

The digital versus reviews did not translate into real world picture quality advantages for the HX800 over the LG LE8500. The HX800 was in a better light controlled environment than my viewing environment for the LG. Maybe the set on display in the Sony Style store was screwed up. Who knows? But my audition of a half hour or so in the store was not positive in comparison to the LG at home. Maybe I'll visit another store and test a different movie, but I am not hopeful.
post #267 of 2600
I went to bestbuy to compare UN55C8000 and Sony 55HX800. The Samsung picture/look much better than Sony to me. Samsung has little ghost image issue sometimes but Samsung 2D to 3D much better than Sony. If you are looking for best 3D then go with Panasonic VT25/20, that's amazing and much superior to any other brand (3D)

I was inclined to Sony but the bestbuy guy told me 8000 series is much better than Sony. He beleives 8000 is actually better than 9000 series.
post #268 of 2600
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Originally Posted by maxsohelcorp View Post

I was inclined to Sony but the bestbuy guy told me 8000 series is much better than Sony. He beleives 8000 is actually better than 9000 series.

The HX800 is a fine TV and I don't think anyone would be criticized by choosing either the HX800 or Samsung C8000. The 8000 is better than the 9000 much like the Sony HX909 is better than the LX900. The 9000 and the 900 are the companies premier TV's, but that's because of features and design not picture quality.
post #269 of 2600
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Originally Posted by maxsohelcorp View Post

I went to bestbuy to compare UN55C8000 and Sony 55HX800. The Samsung picture/look much better than Sony to me. Samsung has little ghost image issue sometimes but Samsung 2D to 3D much better than Sony. If you are looking for best 3D then go with Panasonic VT25/20, that's amazing and much superior to any other brand (3D)

I was inclined to Sony but the bestbuy guy told me 8000 series is much better than Sony. He beleives 8000 is actually better than 9000 series.

Well according to the reviews of both from the same site the sony HX800 is overall better in objective data from contrast,colors,no blooming etc
HX800
http://translate.google.com/translat...le.co.in&twu=1

C8000
http://translate.google.com/translat...le.co.in&twu=1
post #270 of 2600
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Originally Posted by maxsohelcorp View Post

I was inclined to Sony but the bestbuy guy told me 8000 series is much better than Sony. He beleives 8000 is actually better than 9000 series.

Best Buy always recommends Samsung - regardless of how bad those Samsungs might be. My personal theory is that Best Buy is on Samsung's payroll - just look at the number of TVs they have on their website. Samsung has the most models - 52, distant second is Panasonic with 24. Sony with 18 models is number 6 - of course they would recommend Samsung over Sony - or else they will get stuck with a wearehouse full of Samsungs.
I personally don't pay any attention to what Best Buy employees say anymore - they recommend something different every week - depending on which company is paying them to push their product that week.
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