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post #13681 of 15535
I have to say I had to let go of my new TV search do to traveling for work, but I can begin again and I got to play with a 55hx929 yesterday and this set has the most amazing and accurate colors as well as super beautiful blacks... I think I found my new set.
post #13682 of 15535
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Originally Posted by bayoubear View Post

I have to say I had to let go of my new TV search do to traveling for work, but I can begin again and I got to play with a 55hx929 yesterday and this set has the most amazing and accurate colors as well as super beautiful blacks... I think I found my new set.

Lol know the feeling! I'm workin outa state! 929 at home collecting dust!
post #13683 of 15535
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Originally Posted by BTGRE View Post

Had the same problem after an update. Called sony and they had me reset it. Pulled the plug for two minuites. Then right when you turn it back on you hit the up button on the remote while hitting the power button on the TV at the same time. Hold them both for a few seconds. It took me a couple tries to get the timing right. When it works you will get the new TV set procedure(starts chosing lanuage). You do lose all your setting as everything goes back to factory default.

Would turning the energy switch off be that same as pulling the plug?
My TV is wall mounted and pulling the plug is a hassle. I would have to first move the A/V furniture that weighs a ton, tilt the TV and try to pull the plug with two finders.. or I could just flip the breaker in the basement

I was looking through the service manual posted in this thread and would like to view the Self Check Diagnostic History but can't get it. It says to press Display/Power, Channel 5, Volume - within a second of each other. The questions that I have are do I press the Display/Power at the same time and also do I press the right arrow keys in between?

OK I found another topic on this and it says to press Display, Channel 5 button, Volume -, and power the tv. This still doesn't work work me. I don't know if I'm doing it too quick or what.
LL
post #13684 of 15535
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Originally Posted by BTGRE View Post

Yes it did fix it. It is a little tricky. When I didn't get the timming right sony told me to unplug it and start the whole procedure again. Also took me about 3 times to get it right

Thanks, I'll give that a try, perhaps it will work on mine also.

EDIT: Either my model's reset is different, or I'm doing it wrong...(standing on the wrong foot)
I guess I'll need to call Sony.

Is that the "UP Selection Button" or the Channel or Volume?
post #13685 of 15535
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Originally Posted by royrose View Post

It is not being unstable and shaky. It is the clear smooth look of video vs film which traditionally shows at least a mildly grainy quality. Film makers make artistic decisions on how much and in what ways to employ that effect.

We have gotten used to jerky motion in films when we watch them in theaters due to the 24 frames per second rate. Somehow it seems even more obvious when we watch movies on TV. When sets compensate for this it tend to remove the grainy quality, hence the "soap opera effect."

That is how it looks to me, watching big bang theory and they all start moving strange using standard other shows its the same story.

Not sure what you mean by grainy, we are talking about frame interpolation here, not film grain.

Aaron
post #13686 of 15535
Lets just hope 48fps is not the new 1080p...
post #13687 of 15535
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Originally Posted by HaRd2BeAr View Post

That is how it looks to me, watching big bang theory and they all start moving strange using standard other shows its the same story.

Not sure what you mean by grainy, we are talking about frame interpolation here, not film grain.

Aaron

Yes, we are talking about frame interpolation which many people complain tends to remove the film grain look and make it look like live or taped video.

Believe me, i am not trying to argue or say that what you are seeing is not valid. I do think that you are using the term differently than most people do. you may be sensitive to a different effect of interpolation.

I believe that the usual use of the term "soap opera effect" is what I described, film sources looking like live or taped video.

I will experiment with Clear vs Standard to see if I can pick up what you are talking about.

Roy
post #13688 of 15535
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Originally Posted by digitalart View Post

Would turning the energy switch off be that same as pulling the plug?
My TV is wall mounted and pulling the plug is a hassle. I would have to first move the A/V furniture that weighs a ton, tilt the TV and try to pull the plug with two finders.. or I could just flip the breaker in the basement

I was looking through the service manual posted in this thread and would like to view the Self Check Diagnostic History but can't get it. It says to press Display/Power, Channel 5, Volume - within a second of each other. The questions that I have are do I press the Display/Power at the same time and also do I press the right arrow keys in between?

OK I found another topic on this and it says to press Display, Channel 5 button, Volume -, and power the tv. This still doesn't work work me. I don't know if I'm doing it too quick or what.


To reset TV to default factory settings.

1.Turn on the TV.
2.Wait approximately 40 seconds for the TV to completely start up.
3.On the TV remote control, press and hold the UP ARROW button.
4.While holding the UP ARROW button, press and release the POWER button on the TV set.

NOTES:
The power button is on the right side of the TV (first button on top). You will see RESET appear on your TV.

5.Release the UP ARROW button.

The TV turns off and back on. Wait a few seconds and you will see the see the initial set up screen.
post #13689 of 15535
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Originally Posted by royrose View Post

Yes, we are talking about frame interpolation which many people complain tends to remove the film grain look and make it look like live or taped video.

Believe me, i am not trying to argue or say that what you are seeing is not valid. I do think that you are using the term differently than most people do. you may be sensitive to a different effect of interpolation.

I believe that the usual use of the term "soap opera effect" is what I described, film sources looking like live or taped video.

I will experiment with Clear vs Standard to see if I can pick up what you are talking about.

Roy

I get what you are saying Roy with regards people saying the effect it has on film, i always have frame interpolation off for Blu rays and dvds.

But Standard and Smooth also make tv (50hz in the Uk) appear odd, and like i have said before, it looks like tv is on fast forward.

Aaron
post #13690 of 15535
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

To reset TV to default factory settings.

1.Turn on the TV.
2.Wait approximately 40 seconds for the TV to completely start up.
3.On the TV remote control, press and hold the UP ARROW button.
4.While holding the UP ARROW button, press and release the POWER button on the TV set.

NOTES:
The power button is on the right side of the TV (first button on top). You will see RESET appear on your TV.

5.Release the UP ARROW button.

The TV turns off and back on. Wait a few seconds and you will see the see the initial set up screen.

Excellent Mr IMRIZZO!.... Worked on my Sony 32EX720.

Thank You Sir,
post #13691 of 15535
Hi all - quick question. I have the Media remote for Iphone app but was wondering if there was a way to change the channel if you had Dish Network?

Everything else works fine, but it seems pointless to have a channel switcher in the app if it can't control the DVR...
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Question for the 65hx929 owners; how is the viewing quality for normal TV watching?
post #13693 of 15535
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Originally Posted by hh22166 View Post

After reading many posts in this thread, it sounds like this television isn't the "ultimate" choice for someone who plays games, especially on the PC, where less input lag is very important. Because if you switch to PC mode, it disables the local dimming options, making the TV look like one worth half its price. Do I understand correctly?

have you tried switching to Game scene mode?
post #13694 of 15535
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Originally Posted by hh22166 View Post

After reading many posts in this thread, it sounds like this television isn't the "ultimate" choice for someone who plays games, especially on the PC, where less input lag is very important. Because if you switch to PC mode, it disables the local dimming options, making the TV look like one worth half its price. Do I understand correctly?

It does reduce the dimming somewhat. I think it is pretty close to "low". (you have Standard, low and off for local dimming options), however, this is far and away the best set I've used a PC on. I had a Samsung full array set before this one, which I loved a lot and had a more expensive MSRP, but it wasn't nearly as amazing as the 929 for a PC monitor. I've also played PC on various sets of friends as well and checked a bit with a laptop in store.

I happily give up the most miniscule of visual fidelity for the lag performance, but the nice thing is that this set will allow you to change on the fly what your settings are anyhow, so you can figure out what works best for you. When gaming on PC I use the "Game Scene" with my custom settings and then if I watch Netflix via the same PC I switch off to the "Cinema Scene" for improved movie performance. Also, bear in mind, any slight "reduction quality" on this set is is still way ahead of most displays out there of this size.

I'm gaming on PC at 1080p/60fps for most games on the 929 and the performance and lack of lag is simply astounding to me. I am currently playing Batman Arkham City at 720p/60fps in 3D on this TV and it is an amazing experience.

I am extremely happy with the PC performance on this set.
post #13695 of 15535
Clear plus IMO is the best option for those that want an excellent picture .... It darkens the picture a bit but you can compensate with the backlight
post #13696 of 15535
I have a question about the most recent system software update Sony has for the 55HX929... In my research before I update, I found a link which suggests this has Cinavia imbedded inside it:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu...mdl=XBR55HX929

It is confusing, as this web page references "Home Theater Systems" in the title, however, it is also showing the 55HX929 in the webpage. I believe it is not intended for the TV.

When I go directly to the Sony site for this tv, the update does not reference Cinavia:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-...d#/downloadTab

Can Cinavia actually, somehow, be imbedded inside the TV? My understanding is that it is only in the play-back device which plays back ripped, protected media content (ie - blu-ray player playing a ripped movie). Am I missing something, or is the first web-link above just incorrect? BTW - I do not illegally copy media, but will not update if somehow this new update will add "additional playback protection" somehow on the TV (just the principle I guess). Comments out there?

Thx
post #13697 of 15535
Perhaps if you play back a file directly from the TV using one of its USB ports, or over the network using the TV's network infrastructure, is when its built-in protection might be active.
post #13698 of 15535
Does the most recent update have Cinavia inside it then?
post #13699 of 15535
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Originally Posted by bayoubear View Post

Question for the 65hx929 owners; how is the viewing quality for normal TV watching?

Fantastic But of course it depends on the source. I'm using DirecTv DVR; both satellite and over-the-air.
post #13700 of 15535
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Originally Posted by unixguru View Post

Fantastic But of course it depends on the source. I'm using DirecTv DVR; both satellite and over-the-air.

Good to know I currently have Dish, but ma be switching to Direct in the fall
post #13701 of 15535
Is there any way to get Netflix to output 5.1? I have it connected to my avr via optical out and I only get stereo. The same material plays in 5.1 on a ps3.
post #13702 of 15535
Nope.
post #13703 of 15535
Hey guys....Finally made an account after reading through this crazy long thread and buying a 65-929...I love it! It does have some faint banding but I can live with it.....I think the set looks awesome now, but I have Jeff Meier coming soon to calibrate it for me...Psyched to see it done......I may have him calibrate my audio system too...I see others are very satisfied with his calibrations to the TV and audio.....I already calibrated my audio using a handheld meter...What does he do for audio that made you love it after he was done?
post #13704 of 15535
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Originally Posted by Freestyle65929 View Post

Hey guys....Finally made an account after reading through this crazy long thread and buying a 65-929...I love it! It does have some faint banding but I can live with it.....I think the set looks awesome now, but I have Jeff Meier coming soon to calibrate it for me...Psyched to see it done......I may have him calibrate my audio system too...I see others are very satisfied with his calibrations to the TV and audio.....I already calibrated my audio using a handheld meter...What does he do for audio that made you love it after he was done?

Welcome to the club
post #13705 of 15535
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Originally Posted by mkopel View Post

Is there any way to get Netflix to output 5.1? I have it connected to my avr via optical out and I only get stereo. The same material plays in 5.1 on a ps3.

Not that I've found. I believe this is a limitation to the Netflix app in the TV, because the TV will output 5.1 with Amazon video.
post #13706 of 15535
Just received my Sony 750 glasses, they are really nice no flickering, very light and comfortable quick charging, the "head-tilt" anomaly still exist (although not as severely as the 250's. got them through Amazon at excellent price.
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IMRIZZO Good to see your photo. I plan on submitting my settings as I think my TV has a great picture. Thanks for all the suggestions you given this post.
post #13708 of 15535
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

Just received my Sony 750 glasses, they are really nice no flickering, very light and comfortable quick charging, the "head-tilt" anomaly still exist (although not as severely as the 250's. got them through Amazon at excellent price.

The flicker you had with your 250 glasses, what setting were you using for motionflow? I have the 250 pair and its only watchable when motionflow for 3D is on smooth. Please tell me more about your 750.

by the way, Journey 2 3D is awesome.
post #13709 of 15535
Wow...really, less flickering?! I thought the 250s were pretty good, and I was just about to go buy 2 more pairs of 250s since Sony Canada has them on sale for $50 a pop. So you really feel the difference in the 750 to bypass using the 250s? I haven't seen the 750s in Canada yet...maybe I should just hold off until I can get the 750s. (I suppose I could always order from the U.S.) I am growing increasingly annoyed with the Playstation branded glasses...they are seizure glasses.
Edited by Datacide - 6/8/12 at 11:51pm
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Originally Posted by rjrogalla View Post

IMRIZZO Good to see your photo. I plan on submitting my settings as I think my TV has a great picture. Thanks for all the suggestions you given this post.

Thanks
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