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post #421 of 515
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Originally Posted by ro4eva View Post

The snap or pop you're hearing is normal. It's explained in the instruction manual. I hear it as well (and at first I was concerned too).

As far as the powering off and back on, try disabling automatic updates and see if that changes anything.

Believe me I will do a more intensive evaluation before the end of the warranty period, there was a time that one had a year and a half when you purchased an XBR TV.

The powering on and off situation was a very remote situation that I doubt I can recreate, I have experienced it maybe three times since I have had the set, but it did happen.

Glad that I have company hearing the snap/pop sound.
post #422 of 515
I saw this tv at my local FS for $1999.99 when I was looking at the Sharp 52" 832U.

I would like to know if this tv is worth it?

I'm waiting on the HX929 to replace my defective XBR2 that I purchased in 2007, but I need a tv to replace my DLP.
post #423 of 515
Unfortunately on my Comcast DVR 3D Box I still am getting the blur on 2D scenes on fast movements.

I hear that may be a compression issue with the Comcast. Anyone else running Comcast not having the ghosting/blur issue?
post #424 of 515
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Hello: Any luck?

I'm using the 1.4HDMI now and still getting ghosting/blur on fast moving scenes on 3D through Comcast 3D DVR box.

Anyone else running Comcast having these issues? Someone else mentioned it could be a compression issue thru Comcast?
post #425 of 515
I know I'm jumping in here, but is this tv worth it over the Sharp 52" LE832U?
post #426 of 515
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Originally Posted by highroller77 View Post

I'm using the 1.4HDMI now and still getting ghosting/blur on fast moving scenes on 3D through Comcast 3D DVR box.

Anyone else running Comcast having these issues? Someone else mentioned it could be a compression issue thru Comcast?

Sorry to hear that. Did you try using a different source like a Blu-ray 3D to see if you are still experiencing the same issue?
post #427 of 515
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Originally Posted by Daz-man View Post

I know I'm jumping in here, but is this tv worth it over the Sharp 52" LE832U?

I am very happy with the LX900 ( and I paid retail last year for the TV). I've never considered buying a Sharp TV so I can't compare.
post #428 of 515
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

I am very happy with the LX900 ( and I paid retail last year for the TV). I've never considered buying a Sharp TV so I can't compare.

Thanks LBJ2.

How do you find the Gorilla glass and its reflections?
post #429 of 515
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Originally Posted by Daz-man View Post

I know I'm jumping in here, but is this tv worth it over the Sharp 52" LE832U?

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Originally Posted by Daz-man View Post

Thanks LBJ2.

How do you find the Gorilla glass and its reflections?

I have no complaints with this set, I got mine with the XBR settlement so I didn't do any shopping around, however there doesn't seem to be a lot of complaints in this thread.

Reflections are not a problem on mine, it's in a dedicated light controlled theater.
post #430 of 515
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Originally Posted by TheMoose

I have no complaints with this set, I got mine with the XBR settlement so I didn't do any shopping around, however there doesn't seem to be a lot of complaints in this thread.

Reflections are not a problem on mine, it's in a dedicated light controlled theater.
I'm holding out for the 65HX929 as my replacement for my XBR2, but want to replace my Toshiba DLP.

I like the look of this set and don't care about the 3D on this set and for $2000.00 the price seems good.
post #431 of 515
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Originally Posted by Daz-man View Post

Thanks LBJ2.

How do you find the Gorilla glass and its reflections?

I have a lot of windows in my room. I think the LX900 does a very good job during day time viewing. That's one of the reasons I decided to buy an LED instead of Plasma--as the LEDs are much brighter.
post #432 of 515
Well I wait for my HX929 replacement for my failing XBR2 I picked up the XBR52LX900 yesterday and so far I'm impressed.
post #433 of 515
I'm experiencing, occasionally, what appears to be a very slight noise coming from the rear of my XBR60LX900. It only lasts about 15 seconds and is extremely intermittent. Is there a small muffin fan located on any of the circuit boards that I could be possibly hearing ?
TNX
post #434 of 515
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Originally Posted by Daz-man View Post

Well I wait for my HX929 replacement for my failing XBR2 I picked up the XBR52LX900 yesterday and so far I'm impressed.

Daz-man: I think you will really enjoy the LX900. There are some pretty good settings recommendations for the LX on previous posts in this forum. Also would be good to hear your comparison on the two sets when you also get the 929 delivered. The LX was Sony's XBR in 2010 and the 929 is the XBR in 2011. From what I read the 929 is a big winner this year.
post #435 of 515
brooks2, see post #114; page 4 for pics of disassembled LX showing components. Also, do a "search" for LX900 parts diagrams and you will find drawings of all parts. This may help you locate the source of the noise.
post #436 of 515
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post


Daz-man: I think you will really enjoy the LX900. There are some pretty good settings recommendations for the LX on previous posts in this forum. Also would be good to hear your comparison on the two sets when you also get the 929 delivered. The LX was Sony's XBR in 2010 and the 929 is the XBR in 2011. From what I read the 929 is a big winner this year.

I really like it and I also purchased a 5 yr warranty 1 + 4 for $300.00

65"HX929 is still not in stock!
post #437 of 515
Oh, and I went back and got a ps3 for free as part of Future Shops promotion today!

Tv actually cost $1650.99!
post #438 of 515
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Originally Posted by Daz-man View Post

Oh, and I went back and got a ps3 for free as part of Future Shops promotion today!

Tv actually cost $1650.99!

Very nice! Can't beat "free"

If you don't already have access to Vudu you can now with the PS3--IMO Vudu is one of the best video streaming services with true 1080P and Dolby Digital +. While it doesn't come loaded with the LX900 --it does with the PS3 ( you just have to download the app to the PS3)

download instructions here:
http://www.vudu.com/setup_ps3.html
post #439 of 515
The Sony 65" HX729 & HX929 aren't due out until mid November now....
post #440 of 515
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Originally Posted by highroller77 View Post

The Sony 65" HX729 & HX929 aren't due out until mid November now....

I heard it had been delayed. Where did you get your info?
post #441 of 515
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Radviewer: I too own the LX900 and I am able to operate with both wired and wireless (2.5ghz and 5ghz)--without the problems you describe. These are expensive TVs so I can certainly understand your frustration. I am sure you read my recommendations posted above so I wont repeat here.

***However, If you are sure your TV has the latest firmware then you might want to try setting the DNS address on the LX900 TV wireless network setting. Set the Primary DNS to 8.8.8.8 and the Secondary DNS to 8.8.4.4

Other items to check:
Is your own network secured? ( If not, your neighbors may be using your bandwidth) Security setting on your router--Authentication Method: "WPA2-Personal" and WPA Encryption "AES" is optimal.
Is your router firmware updated to the latest firmware?
How much bandwidth did you purchase with your internet service? To stream video you need a good strong signal and plenty of bandwidth ( some recommend at least 3Mbps to 5Mbps --better 8Mbps + for HD).
Try disconnecting your other internet devices when you stream video to your TV.
Check to see if you can set video streaming as a priority on your router administration software normally called "QoS" function.
Distance from router: The 5Ghz signal has a much shorter broadcast range than 2.4GHz. So if your TV is relatively close to the router then use 5Ghz--if not stick with the 2.4ghz.

Note: I personally switched from the new Cisco 4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N Router to the ASUS RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router because I found the ASUS produced a more consistent wireless signal while streaming video in my home environment.

I hope these tips help!


Thanks for those suggestions but I've used google dns settings from the start. Although not ultimate pro but I'm also not a network noob and have tried various network settings, changing gateways, routing differently, etc. and wireless just isn't stable with just this TV. And ofcourse, wireless is VERY protected so there's super slim chance anyone is stealing the signal.
. I've always had fw auto update setup and currently my fw ver is PKG4.107AAD.

Bandwidth isn't an issue. My isp speeds are comcast 15/5 Mbps for down/up.
As mentioned, my macbook pro and other computers pretty much never drop wireless signals, from either tv or other locations in the apt. Both routers are wireless-N. On 2.4Ghz router I get about 50-70mbps between router and laptop, measured from around tv location and with 5Ghz router I get about 108-150mbps. These speeds are WAY more than adequate for HD streaming. I can stream wirelessly an HD movie from NAS to laptop without problems anywhere in the apt. As mentioned before, tv is routed to 5Ghz router first since the 2.4G router dropped connections all the time to the TV, and then its connected to the 2.4ghz thru switch by wire. The 5Gig router still drops connections. The main issue is not even in frequency of drops but severity of them. Usually the only way to recover is to manually turn wireless OFF for few minutes and then toggle it back ON to reset it. Sometimes restarting TV helps. Once or twice it completely lost all the manual ip configuration settings, like it just reset to its factory default. Few times it just doesn't find any APs, although I have about 15 of them detected by a laptop.

I haven't had much time to play with Qos settings in tomato but I'm 99.9% certain that will not solve anything due to the way dropouts happen. When tv is using wireless there's no one else using internet so bandwidth sharing shouldn't be an issue.

Since laptops are super stable on wireless, so far it seems completely related to TV, perhaps flaky firmware or the wireless chipset this tv uses, etc. Still hoping to find a solution to this annoying problem besides running wires.
post #442 of 515
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Originally Posted by radviewer View Post

Thanks for those suggestions but I've used google dns settings from the start. Although not ultimate pro but I'm also not a network noob and have tried various network settings, changing gateways, routing differently, etc. and wireless just isn't stable with just this TV. And ofcourse, wireless is VERY protected so there's super slim chance anyone is stealing the signal.
. I've always had fw auto update setup and currently my fw ver is PKG4.107AAD.

Bandwidth isn't an issue. My isp speeds are comcast 15/5 Mbps for down/up.
As mentioned, my macbook pro and other computers pretty much never drop wireless signals, from either tv or other locations in the apt. Both routers are wireless-N. On 2.4Ghz router I get about 50-70mbps between router and laptop, measured from around tv location and with 5Ghz router I get about 108-150mbps. These speeds are WAY more than adequate for HD streaming. I can stream wirelessly an HD movie from NAS to laptop without problems anywhere in the apt. As mentioned before, tv is routed to 5Ghz router first since the 2.4G router dropped connections all the time to the TV, and then its connected to the 2.4ghz thru switch by wire. The 5Gig router still drops connections. The main issue is not even in frequency of drops but severity of them. Usually the only way to recover is to manually turn wireless OFF for few minutes and then toggle it back ON to reset it. Sometimes restarting TV helps. Once or twice it completely lost all the manual ip configuration settings, like it just reset to its factory default. Few times it just doesn't find any APs, although I have about 15 of them detected by a laptop.

I haven't had much time to play with Qos settings in tomato but I'm 99.9% certain that will not solve anything due to the way dropouts happen. When tv is using wireless there's no one else using internet so bandwidth sharing shouldn't be an issue.

Since laptops are super stable on wireless, so far it seems completely related to TV, perhaps flaky firmware or the wireless chipset this tv uses, etc. Still hoping to find a solution to this annoying problem besides running wires.

Radviewer--Sounds like you have been able to isolate the problem to your TV, maybe its time for a service technician to take a look at the TV. If your TV is still under warranty with Sony go through Sony customer service to arrange an onsite visit.

The other advice I can give so you don't have to run cables is to use a Network Powerline adapter. These devices are great as they will run the internet over your existing electrical wires and AC outlets. They are very easy to install. Check out:
http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DHP-307...pr_product_top

or

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-XAVB50.../ref=pd_cp_e_4
post #443 of 515
Thanks iamthehunter for the post number. On another subject : Of all the devices out there to stream movies what is the consensus on the best one for picture quality on the LX900. TNX
post #444 of 515
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Originally Posted by brooks2 View Post

Thanks iamthehunter for the post number. On another subject : Of all the devices out there to stream movies what is the consensus on the best one for picture quality on the LX900. TNX

IMO--any device that has Vudu service. I currently use the Sony BDP-S780 bluray player and the PS3. Both offer the Vudu streaming app--I think Vudu is currently the only streaming app that offers full 1080P and Dolby Digital "+" surround sound. The Vudu user-interface is also excellent.
post #445 of 515
Has anyone gotten their XBR8 replaced by warranties yet? Such as Best Buy's "lemon policy" ?
post #446 of 515
Maybe I am the last to notice--but I just realized that Sony loaded their new 3D Experience streaming app on the LX900 ( free 3D clips). Nice. It's been awhile since the XBR LX900 got any new streaming apps. If you dont see the new Sony 3D Experience app on your video menu--try refreshing the internet content.
post #447 of 515
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Originally Posted by Daz-man View Post

I heard it had been delayed. Where did you get your info?

I got it off the "I Have a Defective Sony Tv" FB page....One of the regulars posted it....there's a chance they aren't even going to produce the 65hx729...that says out of stock period....

Also on Sonystyle.com if you add the 65hx929 to the shopping cart this is the message it gives you...

Model Number: XBR-65HX929
Available on or about 11/20/2011.
post #448 of 515
Thanks to everyone who replied on my streaming question
post #449 of 515
I have read a few posts that complain about 3D ghosting on the LX900. From my own personal experience I find the LX900 3D to be pretty good/enjoyable. I am very happy with the 3D capabilities of this TV. My 3D content includes 3D blurays, Directv 3D channels/movies, and 3d streamed movies from Qriocity and Sony's 3D Experience streaming app.

Anybody else with thoughts/experience of viewing 3D content on the LX900?
post #450 of 515
My experience has been the same not really any ghosting at all and if there is its usually on lower quality source material like Comcast 3d channel or on demand
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