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post #13141 of 15535
Whelp that takes the XBR totally out of my sights, guess I gotta settle for the Samsung ES8000 hate the new bezel on that tho and the UI seems totally goofy and the blacks I've seen so far don't even come close.
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People were bitchin' before, about the price. Now the pricing has jumped exponentially, and those who hesitated will be bitching even more now. Oh well, all were forewarned of April 1st. pricing adjustments.
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B&H photo still has the 65 listed for 4199...The price just got lower as it was 4299....You have to add it to the cart to get that price though...
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Just added it to my cart at B&H for $5500 so no, you are mistaken, that doesn't work.
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I didn't Think B&H would endanger their Sony dealership Authorization.
post #13146 of 15535
Ah weird, I had it in my cart already from last week...It showed 4199 as the price down from 4299....once i deleted it out it went up to 5499 when I added it back in.
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Originally Posted by Metallica2009 View Post

Ah weird, I had it in my cart already from last week...It showed 4199 as the price down from 4299....once i deleted it out it went up to 5499 when I added it back in.

once you 'refresh' the purchased it automatically updates. Looks like it's all over.
post #13148 of 15535
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

People were bitchin' before, about the price. Now the pricing has jumped exponentially, and those who hesitated will be bitching even more now. Oh well, all were forewarned of April 1st. pricing adjustments.

No it wasn't exponentially. Not even close. Yes anyone that complains shouldn't have waited, thems the breaks. :-)
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I, for one, sure I am glad I did not wait! This site saved me a LOT of money. My new 55HX929 is being delivered on Monday.Thanks to all!
post #13150 of 15535
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Originally Posted by danjw1 View Post

No it wasn't exponentially. Not even close. Yes anyone that complains shouldn't have waited, thems the breaks. :-)

Truly, the only places highly discounting sets were major E-tailers. Most B&M business were full price or near to it.
post #13151 of 15535
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Originally Posted by danjw1 View Post

No it wasn't exponentially. Not even close. Yes anyone that complains shouldn't have waited, thems the breaks. :-)

I did my best to buy this week. Nobody in NJ or DE had either for sale and I couldn't order from Amazon because I did not own my home until Friday and did not want it shipped to my temporary address.
post #13152 of 15535
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Originally Posted by Kadath View Post

Whelp that takes the XBR totally out of my sights, guess I gotta settle for the Samsung ES8000 hate the new bezel on that tho and the UI seems totally goofy and the blacks I've seen so far don't even come close.

Read up on the ES8000 on that thead here on AVS Forum.
I found the viewing angle not acceptable. 24" off dead center and the blacks and colors dropped off so much, that I found that set quickly crossed off my wish list.
post #13153 of 15535
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Originally Posted by PathofNeo View Post

This is positive feedback. Can other owners agree here?

Yes, I'll agree. I bought the 55".

I was so paranoid about having problems or being disappointed with this set that I made the retailer write on my receipt that if the set had any problems, even problems that Sony didn't recognize as problems, I could return it, not for credit, but for refund.

I haven't had a single problem.

The set does have some blooming issues, but the only time it's really noticeable is when you have white on black credits. And the set is pretty poor off-axis. The funny thing about that is that when I would go to stores to check it out, it seemed fine off-axis, but in retrospect, it was probably because the set was in store blast mode.

It's not that the set is perfect - I'm sure that if Sony continues to make high-end sets (and there are some doubts about that) that there will be improvements in coming years. While black levels are certainly superb for an LCD, they could conceivably be even better. Audio quality using the set's built-in speakers is absurdly bad. I know with such thin sets, it's hard to produce a decent speaker, but other sets I've seen have better audio.

The web-based part of the set could use some improvements. The UI on the widgets and the web browser isn't very good. Some of the Sony-provided free content is absurdly bad. I wish there was a way to remove some of it from the menus.

One thing that does annoy me is that when I'm not using the A/V receiver, video and sound can be a bit out of sync. I can't tell whether this is a problem with the set, a problem with the cable box or broadcast or a problem with the source cable network.

The control functionality works pretty well. If I turn the A/V receiver on, the set automatically switches audio to the receiver via the HDMI audio return channel. If the set is already on and I switch the receiver to the Blu-ray input, the set will almost automatically change to the proper input. There are a few cases where switching inputs on the TV will toggle the receiver off if it's already on, but it's not a big deal.

But there have been many times when I'm watching this set and the PQ just blows me away (even on cable/broadcast) and I think, "I'm really glad I bought this". And I've never had the set professionally calibrated. I've used a few of the popular self-calibration discs and gotten it as close as I think I can. The reason I haven't gone the pro-calibration route is that I'm not sure the calibrators can get much closer. I attended the "shoot-out" at Value Electronics last summer and their calibrated set did not look better than mine. When I watch something like NBA sports and the skin tones of the players are just perfect, I love what I'm seeing. And of course, almost all Blu-rays, at least the ones I've chosen to buy, look fantastic.

There are certain filmed TV shows that look dull, but I think that's the source material.

Now having said that, it's not as good as a calibrated Kuro was. But it's damned close and less than half the price. There's no set that I'm aware of that I think I should have bought instead, although I do want to get a look at the new Panny VT-50 plasma (not that I'm considering replacing this set so soon - I kept my last CRT for over 25 years).
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Originally Posted by jcposner View Post

Just got my 55hx929 today. My picture modes only offers standard,vivid and custom but in the setting thread I read about "cinema 1." Should I see "cinema1" as a option under picture mode on my set?

Ok, this is what you need to do.
Press the Home button on remote.
Use left or right jog until you are on settings.
Now select 'Preferences' and then you'll see the first option as 'Scene Select'.
Then choose your preferred option.
post #13155 of 15535
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Originally Posted by Tyrindor View Post

After not receiving anymore firmware updates after half a year or so, I decided to manually check. Says it can't connect to the server and I should check my network settings.

I go to network settings, and it says local network found and internet is OK.

Any ideas?

EDIT: Connected it to Wired just to test and it worked. Wireless was tested 100% OK, did they make it so you can't update firmware over wireless?

I did a wireless update about a week or two ago.
post #13156 of 15535
Hey guys i am ready to pull the triger on 46HX929. I wish i could get 55" but do to space limitations in living room gotta go with 46.

Do you think i should wait for 2012 models, and do you know ehrn they will get released?

Would you say Sonys HX929 is best 46 3d tv?
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MY 55 JUST ARRIVED! And I didn't even know prices were jumping up a grand today!

Questions:
1. My build date is 11/11 (Came from BB warehouse) is this considered OK?
2. I thought monolithic meant ALL you saw was black glass when off? My glass is like 1mm smaller than the gunmetal bezel, so i actually see a silver outline around the glass? Can anyone confirm this on theirs?

Out of the box picture/contrast/blacks are phenomenal I'm not sure I even want to tweak it!
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Originally Posted by DedicatedHT View Post

MY 55 JUST ARRIVED! And I didn't even know prices were jumping up a grand today!

Questions:
1. My build date is 11/11 (Came from BB warehouse) is this considered OK?
2. I thought monolithic meant ALL you saw was black glass when off? My glass is like 1mm smaller than the gunmetal bezel, so i actually see a silver outline around the glass? Can anyone confirm this on theirs?

Out of the box picture/contrast/blacks are phenomenal I'm not sure I even want to tweak it!

Just take it out and look at it. If it's got an issue return it.
post #13160 of 15535
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Originally Posted by DedicatedHT View Post

MY 55 JUST ARRIVED! And I didn't even know prices were jumping up a grand today!

Questions:
1. My build date is 11/11 (Came from BB warehouse) is this considered OK?
2. I thought monolithic meant ALL you saw was black glass when off? My glass is like 1mm smaller than the gunmetal bezel, so i actually see a silver outline around the glass? Can anyone confirm this on theirs?

Normal condition.
post #13161 of 15535
Take a look at these pics. I have banding on my 55 as well as a ton of DSE which is hard to see in the photo but believe me its there. I spoke to Sony and they are going to swap out my set. My question to everyone: Would you take a chance with another set? Is this banding on the subtle end of the spectrum? I can see it during panning camera scenes, sky scenes, and especially during hockey. The DSE i see all the time and it drives me nuts. I have read that Sony provides a refurbished set as a replacement and I dont feel too good about that.
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post #13162 of 15535
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Originally Posted by mattoc59 View Post

Take a look at these pics. I have banding on my 55 as well as a ton of DSE which is hard to see in the photo but believe me its there. I spoke to Sony and they are going to swap out my set. My question to everyone: Would you take a chance with another set? Is this banding on the subtle end of the spectrum? I can see it during panning camera scenes, sky scenes, and especially during hockey. The DSE i see all the time and it drives me nuts. I have read that Sony provides a refurbished set as a replacement and I dont feel too good about that.

I can appreciate your anxiety about a refurb, but I'm sure it is a TV that has had a panel replacement (hopefully with a corrected panel) but the good point is that it will have been assembled in factory type of repairers rather than in the back of a local repairs shop (dusty,prone to in-house damages).
post #13163 of 15535
Thanks to everyone, I have a 65" beast in my family room. Just watched Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows part 2. Quality was great but not exceptional. Will calibrate it today.

I have a question:
1.My receiver does not have ARC HDMI input. So how can I get best sound from TV to receiver when I am watching Netflix?
2. Set is March 2012 but I am not sure if it has banding or other issues. How can I verify?
post #13164 of 15535
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Originally Posted by mattoc59 View Post

Take a look at these pics. I have banding on my 55 as well as a ton of DSE which is hard to see in the photo but believe me its there. I spoke to Sony and they are going to swap out my set. My question to everyone: Would you take a chance with another set? Is this banding on the subtle end of the spectrum? I can see it during panning camera scenes, sky scenes, and especially during hockey. The DSE i see all the time and it drives me nuts. I have read that Sony provides a refurbished set as a replacement and I don't feel too good about that.

Do you have LED Dynamic Control set to Standard? I have clouding and such with it off, but with it on, you barely notice any defects.

I have a Samsung Full Array set as well which has similar "flaws" with the equivalent LED controls turned off and these flaws are also mitigated with turning on LED Smartlighting (the equivalent feature to the Sony's LED Dynamic Control).

There is of course always a risk that you'll get a set with worse "flaws".

Of course only you can be the judge of what you can live with, but the referb should of course have the full backing of Sony with it.
post #13165 of 15535
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Originally Posted by ank.agarwal View Post

Thanks to everyone, I have a 65" beast in my family room. Just watched Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows part 2. Quality was great but not exceptional. Will calibrate it today.

I have a question:
1.My receiver does not have ARC HDMI input. So how can I get best sound from TV to receiver when I am watching Netflix?
2. Set is March 2012 but I am not sure if it has banding or other issues. How can I verify?

1. Netflix is only 2.0 sound when watching Netflix via the TV itself. The Sony rep I spoke to thought this was a "feature" because you'd use less bandwidth not having 5.1 sounds. Yeah...

2. You'll see the banding if it is there...I really wouldn't go looking for it if you don't notice it.
post #13166 of 15535
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

Posted today at Financial site:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/26d7d0b8-7...#axzz1qoOy8P7B

This isn't going to work like these idiots think it's going to. Have they never heard of economics? Consumers aren't dumb.

As a personal anecdote I chose not to buy a 65" XBR and am now buying a Panasonic Plasma instead (and yes I saw that Panny is supposed to be enforcing this ridiculous UPP too).
post #13167 of 15535
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Originally Posted by mattoc59 View Post

Take a look at these pics. I have banding on my 55 as well as a ton of DSE which is hard to see in the photo but believe me its there. I spoke to Sony and they are going to swap out my set. My question to everyone: Would you take a chance with another set? Is this banding on the subtle end of the spectrum? I can see it during panning camera scenes, sky scenes, and especially during hockey. The DSE i see all the time and it drives me nuts. I have read that Sony provides a refurbished set as a replacement and I dont feel too good about that.

Mine is the same...the dse is beyond bad for a tv of this supposed calibre!
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I should have bought 6, sold 5 at a split difference, and got mine free
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Originally Posted by edtorious View Post

We are on the news! LOL!


http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/1/291...pril-1-rollout

Cool, I submitted that to Josh Topolski this AM, he didn't reply to me but they must have run with it!
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