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post #2431 of 2600
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Originally Posted by sicinfit View Post

In the past I played Black Ops in 3D and it worked. The other day when I tried 3D with Resistance 3 I wasn't able to get it to work. I don't know if it was the game or the TV but I'll try out Black Ops again to see if the TV (the 3D update) is the cause.

I can state that Motostorm Apoco still works for us after this update. Let us know what you find out with your titles.

Just to be clear, that 3D usability update listed is from a previous firmware update, pre-dating 4.105 - which was 2 updates ago. I believe it was 4.102 (back during the early summer timeframe) or possibly an earlier one that pushed that change but you'd have to go back with search and look. That's not to say they didn't manage to bork something up with 4.107.
post #2432 of 2600
It has been while since I played Black Ops so I can't say when I was last able to play a game in 3D. Hopefully I'll remember to give it a try again this weekend.
post #2433 of 2600
Hello, it has been a long-time since I have posted on this forum, but need some help. My set is about 10 months old and originally had this "powering down" issue, but was resolved by older firmware updates.
However, just loaded v 4.107 last week and have now experienced this issue about 4 times. None of the auto shut off or power save features are on. Nothing changed except for the firware.
Has anybody else run into this?
Thanks
post #2434 of 2600
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Originally Posted by ssdawood View Post

Last night while watching tv my sony hx800 turned itself off. I dont know what caused it any idea. Do you guys think its a big deal.

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Originally Posted by Jones4AU View Post

It's called "Presence Sensor" or something like that. If you sit still while you watch, the TV doesn't realize you're there, and it turns itself off to save energy. You can turn the feature off, look through the setup menus.

Hope that helps . . .

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Originally Posted by amatot View Post

The HX800's don't have that feature.

saw this during reading the 81 pages and thought I would reply to it.
I run my set in the "eco" mode and there is a setting to automatically turn off the set
if you do not let it know you are there.
mine is set at 4 hours, a window pops on screen asking if any one is watching the
set and it ask you to hit any button, then it disappears.
a non response will probably shut it down.
post #2435 of 2600
Crosstalk / Ghosting Question...

One of my major complaints with my 55HX800 has been the amount of ghosting I experience when watching 3D. A well mastered 3D blu-ray is generally ghost-free, but just about anything I watch on cable in side-by-side mode has a ton of ghosting.

One place I was surprised to see ghosting was on the on-screen menus when I adjust the 3D depth in the 3D menu. Does everyone else experience the same thing? i.e., if I adjust the 3D depth to +1 or +2, for example, the on-screen menus all immediately show double-images.

Is this normal for this TV?

Thanks!
John
post #2436 of 2600
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Originally Posted by hmunster2 View Post

Hello, it has been a long-time since I have posted on this forum, but need some help. My set is about 10 months old and originally had this "powering down" issue, but was resolved by older firmware updates.
However, just loaded v 4.107 last week and have now experienced this issue about 4 times. None of the auto shut off or power save features are on. Nothing changed except for the firware.
Has anybody else run into this?
Thanks

Has anybody had the power issue since they installed the newest firmware?
Thanks again
post #2437 of 2600
Does anyone have any idea what clicking noise I hear when the TV is off? Even if I haven't turned the TV on in 24 hours, it just random clicks, almost like a power amp is turning on briefly, it happens randomly. Haven't checked if it is a fixed interval or something. Does this have anything to do with TV guide updates or software update checking?
post #2438 of 2600
Sorry if this has been asked before. I have a HX800 and just got a panasonic 210 3d player along with the TMR250 3d glasses and TMR100 transmitter.

My Panny 210 3d blu ray player puts out checkerboard and side by side images. I can only view 3d movies in side by side through the HX800, i see a selection for over under in the HX800 menu but the blu ray player doesnt have a option for this. Am i right that the HX800 doesnt support checkerboard? Ive read blu ray players put out some kind of frame 3d which is something i dont even see as a selection. Im curious if i should have gotten a sony blu ray player or if what i have is right and it us just a limitation of the HX800. Im just curious what you guys are setting your HX800 to, when viewing 3d content

Thanks for any advice.
post #2439 of 2600
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Originally Posted by aaks38 View Post

Sorry if this has been asked before. I have a HX800 and just got a panasonic 210 3d player along with the TMR250 3d glasses and TMR100 transmitter.

My Panny 210 3d blu ray player puts out checkerboard and side by side images. I can only view 3d movies in side by side through the HX800, i see a selection for over under in the HX800 menu but the blu ray player doesnt have a option for this. Am i right that the HX800 doesnt support checkerboard? Ive read blu ray players put out some kind of frame 3d which is something i dont even see as a selection. Im curious if i should have gotten a sony blu ray player or if what i have is right and it us just a limitation of the HX800. Im just curious what you guys are setting your HX800 to, when viewing 3d content

Thanks for any advice.


Frame compatible formats (like side-by-side, checkerboard, over/under, SENSIO Hi-Fi) are generally used for cable and internet broadcasts where the bandwidth capability is limited. These formats take the left and right images and compress, or "squeeze" them both onto a single frame to reduce the bandwidth requirements. The TV then separates the 2 frames to display the resulting 3D image. Of course, due to the compression, the resulting 3D image is only about 1/2 that of the original source (except in the case of SENSIO Hi-Fi which is able to retain near blu-ray quality).

For 3D movies on blu-ray, there is no need to compress the frames since HDMI can handle the full 3D image. That is why there is no need to select a compression format when watching a 3D movie on blu-ray (since there is no compression of the picture).

For internet and cable broadcasts, you will need to select whatever frame compatible compression method the broadcaster is using to encode the picture. Side-by-side is by far the most popular in my experience, but the quality definitely suffers. The SENSIO Hi-Fi format is superior, but currently only Vizio 3DTVs have the capability to decode the SENSIO format.
post #2440 of 2600
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Originally Posted by rishid View Post

Does anyone have any idea what clicking noise I hear when the TV is off? Even if I haven't turned the TV on in 24 hours, it just random clicks, almost like a power amp is turning on briefly, it happens randomly. Haven't checked if it is a fixed interval or something. Does this have anything to do with TV guide updates or software update checking?

There are multiple quick power-on modes + the automatic update feature that can force the TV out of the lowest power state. The clicking you are hearing is the main power relay. The TV needs to be in an intermediate power saving mode to be able to access the internet for content updates and firmware checks. If you turn off auto updates and smart power modes you shouldn't hear the relay but once after a power off and then when the TV is commanded to turn on long after the TV has been off.
post #2441 of 2600
Has anyone got the 2 month free Hulu trial to work? I just now decided to try it now that shows are back in full swing and I can't get code that the TV gives me to work on hulu's setup account page.
post #2442 of 2600
It's been 1 year and my 55 gets better everyday. The picture quality still finds ways to amaze me. The honeymoon is not over and I hope my fellow owners have had the same experience.
post #2443 of 2600
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Originally Posted by johnny905 View Post

Crosstalk / Ghosting Question...

One of my major complaints with my 55HX800 has been the amount of ghosting I experience when watching 3D. A well mastered 3D blu-ray is generally ghost-free, but just about anything I watch on cable in side-by-side mode has a ton of ghosting.

One place I was surprised to see ghosting was on the on-screen menus when I adjust the 3D depth in the 3D menu. Does everyone else experience the same thing? i.e., if I adjust the 3D depth to +1 or +2, for example, the on-screen menus all immediately show double-images.

Is this normal for this TV?

Thanks!
John

Sorry for re-quoting my own post, but still wondering if this is normal for this TV? If the 3D depth is adjusted to +1 do the TV's menus all suddenly produce double-images for everyone else as well?
post #2444 of 2600
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Originally Posted by mplates View Post

It's been 1 year and my 55 gets better everyday. The picture quality still finds ways to amaze me. The honeymoon is not over and I hope my fellow owners have had the same experience.

Same here. The TV purchase has lead to some great times with my granddaughters. We've watched some good movies in both 2D and 3D. The most fun has come with the discovery that we can make our own movies in brilliant HD. We bought a camcorder with 3D option, are learning video editing and story telling techniques. My favorite is the video about how grandma makes beef stew.
post #2445 of 2600
Hi guys, just added a Comcast Cisco HD box to my set. The question I have is that eventhough I have HDMI enabled in the set up on the Sony, it will not "enable" the Comcast box, thus when I am done watching a blu-ray, unless I manually change the input, it will start up on the input for the Blu-ray, which totally confuses my wife, when all she wants to do is "watch tv".
Should the Sony recognize the Comcast (Cisco) box and switch the input? If so, what am I doing wrong?
Thanks
post #2446 of 2600
hi, did get the 'Kill-a-watt EZ' to check power usage. as I said I did not buy it for 3D.
however I have enjoyed those movies my daughter brought over.
I have posted the "power saving setup" I have for this set in a prior post.
and I wanted to post early results here.

during day time I have a window to the right.
power consumed is high 89 to a low of 80 watts.

during the night time it runs high 58 to a low of 48 watts in a dark room.
the variation is due to the brightness of the picture.

I am posting this info for those who live off the grid or who know the costs
of electricity will more than double in the next few years.
and this would be averaged to the 65 watts that CNET showed in their results.

almost forgot to mention. when off it uses no power or less than 0.0 watts,
it will not read less than .1 watt.
post #2447 of 2600
Been awhile since I posted. Ten months with my Sony and Smooth sailing here. I have it set so it does not do any ambient room light adjustments, power saver off, and auto shut off disabled. I don't use any internet or 3D features of the set and have not done any updates. Other than the learning curve and getting the PQ optimized, I have not had any issues at all with my HX800 40 and continue to be very pleased with its performance, plus I got an excellent deal on it. Looks like I waited until the right time to finally get an HDTV, I see Sony is now not even offering smaller screen sizes on their upper line models. Definitely feel like I made the right choice.
post #2448 of 2600
Auto power on ?
I've got the 55HX800 and a few months ago, I came home and the TV was on. Then last this morning, the TV had turned it self on again. I don't have it connected to the internet. Any one have an idea why this is doing this (other than the spirits want to watch some TV) :-) Thanks
post #2449 of 2600
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Originally Posted by mplates View Post

It's been 1 year and my 55 gets better everyday. The picture quality still finds ways to amaze me. The honeymoon is not over and I hope my fellow owners have had the same experience.

You know what, it's weird you posted this because just yesterday I was telling my wife that I think the picture keeps getting better with age. I am still blown away by the PQ when watching movies, etc!!
post #2450 of 2600
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Originally Posted by azstang95 View Post

You're right, however it can be seen with any solid color but more prominent on the lighter colors. Also you can't see it unless there is motion on the screen. If it is just a solid color without any motion (like viewing a picture) you won't see it. On motion it can appear as pairs of lines on the screen albiet very faint. It can be annoying but nothing you can do to my knowledge.

Same thing with mine films look amazing and never notice it but watching sport football, nfl as the camera pans its bad really annoying as its worsted at the bottom half of the screen in the centre as that's where your looking the most during football.

I watch ice hockey too but don't really notice it that much. This is my second screen and have just lived with it. Maybe I should get it sorted now as they will will have to replace with a newer model I lost hope in this telly. Shame as it won loads of awards but I believe Sony cut Quality Control once they have the awards the first screen was so bad even films its was noticeable.

Any one else replace there telly for this reason? I got mine at John Lewis.
post #2451 of 2600
Been a while since I posted here; been reading infrequently but I am pleased to say I find it more rewarding to simply watch the TV then to spend any exorbitant amount of time chatting about it these days.

Still no issues overall with my HX's - still running strong. Glad to see the lame firmware updates have pretty much stopped. One thing I will put out there as a recommendation is that if you haven't seen what a Tivo Elite can do you should go and check one out. The Premieres are pretty nice too. Not a bit of advice directed at this specific television or even Sony's, just that I recently switched from the Comcast DX dvr to the Tivo (which is THX certified) and we are completely blown away by how much better the cable feeds look - on both the 40HX and the 55HX. There is something to be said for getting what you pay for and since cable bills aren't cheap anymore - why pay for washed out color, grey-scale crush and inferior rendering of shadow details when you don't have to.

The Tivo Elite renders a better color palette and range of blacks than anything I've ever witnessed from satellite or cable dvrs. Wow - what a difference a better source can make. Check it out if you are so inclined for a better cable TV experience. Still not quite bluray quality but a hell of a lot closer. I'm a cable card convert to be sure.

Happy New Year!

post #2452 of 2600
Just thought I'd add my feedback having had the 55HX800 for almost a year and a half now - its still pretty much flawless. One thing that has always been 'so-so' was the ghosting on the 3D if you werent exactly straight, and I just put it down to it being as good as you can expect things like a 3D Tv to be. However..

I got the original 3D started kit with the TDG-BR100 glasses and the transmitter - and although I knew about the additional filters you can get from Sony to reduce the crosstalk, I never actually got around to it (I mean, how much difference can it make?)

Over Christmas I treated myself to a pair of the new Sony Playstation 3D glasses - and although the build quality is a bit cheaper, whatver they did do - the filters in these are amazing. Its like having a new TV (again) - you can literally lie on you side wearing them with no crosstalk to the image, and I've even started using the psuedo-3D option for all my PS3 gaming now and a lot of standard TV.

Just a note really for those of you who have been tolerating the 3D on your HX, get some of the new glasses and you'll find you've only explored half of its true appeal.
post #2453 of 2600
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Originally Posted by Pericynthion View Post

Just thought I'd add my feedback having had the 55HX800 for almost a year and a half now - its still pretty much flawless. One thing that has always been 'so-so' was the ghosting on the 3D if you werent exactly straight, and I just put it down to it being as good as you can expect things like a 3D Tv to be. However..

I got the original 3D started kit with the TDG-BR100 glasses and the transmitter - and although I knew about the additional filters you can get from Sony to reduce the crosstalk, I never actually got around to it (I mean, how much difference can it make?)

Over Christmas I treated myself to a pair of the new Sony Playstation 3D glasses - and although the build quality is a bit cheaper, whatver they did do - the filters in these are amazing. Its like having a new TV (again) - you can literally lie on you side wearing them with no crosstalk to the image, and I've even started using the psuedo-3D option for all my PS3 gaming now and a lot of standard TV.

Just a note really for those of you who have been tolerating the 3D on your HX, get some of the new glasses and you'll find you've only explored half of its true appeal.

I thought the filters did a fine job correcting the "Head Tilt" issue but at the same time reduced the brightness of the display. Is this the case with the newer glasses? Have you compared the old vs. new at the same time with a Blu Ray 3D source?
post #2454 of 2600
I was wondering why my comcast-cisco rng-150rn box only outputs either 1080 or 720, depending on what it is set for, for ALL channels, regardless if they are broadcasting in 1080 or 720. For instance, if I have the box set to pass both 1080 or 720, it still will only pass 720p. If the box is set for only 1080i, then it only passes 1080. AT least that is what the on screen popup says when I hit the "HD Zoom" button on the comcast remote.
I want to be able to pass whatever the broadcast signal is to the tv, be it 720 or 1080.
Is there something that needs, or can, be set on the tv? Or is there some other setting on the cable box that I have overlooked-I checked out the whole "setup" menu on the box and couldn't find anything.
Appreciate your help.
post #2455 of 2600
just bought an HX823 monolit today, Any1 know how to use Sony Bravia IPTV from Us on a Europaen Sont Tv, so I can use Netflix, amazon Hulu etc.?
post #2456 of 2600
Have had 40HX800 now for less than 6 months and it is GREAT!

The Cinema mode (to my eyes anyway) brings a new realism to watching movies, be they on cable or via DVD/bluray....it's like being in the presence of the action itself.
post #2457 of 2600
Guys , Please help me :-(
My 55HX800 was the perfect TV till day before yesterday , It just stopped working .. (The warranty was over in Nov 2011, so no support from Sony)
Now this is what is happening .
When i switch on the TV , the green light come , the Sony Logo comes , and after the sony logo the screen turns dark , and in 15 sec , the TV restarts itseld , and the loop continues (Sony Logo - Black Screen (15 Sec) - Restart) .. Did any one see this issue , before in the forum ??? I tried resetting to factory setting using Up key on Remote and Power Button method, but that does not seem to work ..


Just made 1 more observation , Whatever content is being fed on HDMI 1 (if it is connected) , gets displayed(perfect audio/video) during the time the screen was blank in the above observation .. but after 15 sec , the TV restarts , Sony Logo , and HDMI1 playback, and again TV Restarts Loop continues ...

During Playback , Remote keys are not accepted , but the Green Light Blinks..


Pls help me.
post #2458 of 2600
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Originally Posted by akshay_bombay View Post

Guys , Please help me :-(
My 55HX800 was the perfect TV till day before yesterday , It just stopped working .. (The warranty was over in Nov 2011, so no support from Sony)
Now this is what is happening .
When i switch on the TV , the green light come , the Sony Logo comes , and after the sony logo the screen turns dark , and in 15 sec , the TV restarts itseld , and the loop continues (Sony Logo - Black Screen (15 Sec) - Restart) .. Did any one see this issue , before in the forum ??? I tried resetting to factory setting using Up key on Remote and Power Button method, but that does not seem to work ..

Pls help me.

No support from Sony? You don't need to be under warranty to call them for trouble shooting advise. Did you call? Sounds like a software issue to me. I have auto updates turned off. Was there a software release? Maybe the update was corrupt.
post #2459 of 2600
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Originally Posted by mplates View Post

No support from Sony? You don't need to be under warranty to call them for trouble shooting advise. Did you call? Sounds like a software issue to me. I have auto updates turned off. Was there a software release? Maybe the update was corrupt.

Thats what looked to me , that this may be due to a corrupted software update .. I called Sony , and they told me its out of warranty, and they cant help me. On the other end , i didn't not find any recent update on the web.
post #2460 of 2600
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Originally Posted by akshay_bombay View Post

Guys , Please help me :-(
My 55HX800 was the perfect TV till day before yesterday , It just stopped working .. (The warranty was over in Nov 2011, so no support from Sony)
Now this is what is happening .
When i switch on the TV , the green light come , the Sony Logo comes , and after the sony logo the screen turns dark , and in 15 sec , the TV restarts itseld , and the loop continues (Sony Logo - Black Screen (15 Sec) - Restart) .. Did any one see this issue , before in the forum ??? I tried resetting to factory setting using Up key on Remote and Power Button method, but that does not seem to work ..

Pls help me.

Sounds like the power relay or main board is on the fritz.

With regard to if this has come up before, I don't recall seeing a looping reset upon power on reported anytime previously. Sounds like you are unique with this one. There's been no firmware update for months; current level is 4.107

Being out of warranty, you are looking at a several hundred dollar bill to get her repaired.
Decision time...
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