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post #14701 of 15538
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Originally Posted by Caman View Post

Hi,
I have the "energy saving" switch on, and I use the remote to turn the TV off and on.
I have the XBR4 and XBR8 sets - and they have never been so slow with the power up. Once you see the screen on, you can control the TV. The newer set should be faster -with a new processor etc.?

There is always a trade off in performance on televisions when you have the Energy Star folks cramming more and more stringent power requirements down manufacturers throats.

Like I stated, test remote response time on a TV just turned off and back on quickly vs. one having been off for a much longer period of time.

Comparing the HX800 to the HX929, the 929 is quicker to wake up overall.

The power section and the front-end need to come out of deep sleep before everything is snappy. It is what it is and not an issue for anyone using a set-top box to drive the input.

Time to full "responsiveness" isn't a problem, it's by design and doesn't require a fix - translated: won't get addressed - so all you can do is either adapt or pound your fists in the sand.

I'd choose option one.

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Edited by amatot - 11/5/12 at 7:37am
post #14702 of 15538
I have a 55HX929 and just switched over to U-verse. Does anyone know the best four digit remote code for the 929? I seem to have everything working ok except when I use the U-verse remote to increase/decrease the volume it doesn't work smoothly. Most times in freezes and then starts working intermittently. Thanks for any help in advance.
post #14703 of 15538
Store has a floor model of the 55HX929 that they say has only been up for three and a half weeks. They still have the box. They say they'll give me a five year warranty, 3D blu ray player, and knock off a few hundred from the $2,500 price tag. Kind of leery that it's a floor model, even if it hasn't been up very long. However, this seems like a pretty decent deal. Thoughts?
post #14704 of 15538
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Originally Posted by seinfeld1104 View Post

Store has a floor model of the 55HX929 that they say has only been up for three and a half weeks. They still have the box. They say they'll give me a five year warranty, 3D blu ray player, and knock off a few hundred from the $2,500 price tag. Kind of leery that it's a floor model, even if it hasn't been up very long. However, this seems like a pretty decent deal. Thoughts?

With a 5 year warrant I wouldn't hesitate.
post #14705 of 15538
I haven’t messed around with the presence feature and distance sensor features much, but tonight I thought I'd take a look. I have had the XBR65HX929 since it came out and now playing with the settings, I see a camera error. Both features are not working due to this error. Has anyone else had an issue with the camera? Everything else is working fine as far as I can tell and I'd hate to have this thing opened to fix the camera and potentially cause other issues
post #14706 of 15538
Hello, A little advise here please. Getting ready to purchase either the 55hx850 or the 55hx929. The 929 is $600 more. Is the 929 worth the added $$$ for features and PQ? Thanks!
post #14707 of 15538
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Originally Posted by hilgy View Post

Hello, A little advise here please. Getting ready to purchase either the 55hx850 or the 55hx929. The 929 is $600 more. Is the 929 worth the added $$$ for features and PQ? Thanks!

Personal opinion, it is definitely worth the difference.

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Edited by IMRIZZO - 11/7/12 at 7:04pm
post #14708 of 15538
Thanks for your advise. Pulled the trigger on the 929 today. Seems that I got a decent price on it through Sony's exchange program. My 6 year old SXRD's OB is going bad. This will be my first flat panel. How is the 3D on this set? Any recommendations on 3d glasses? Are there multiple options?
post #14709 of 15538
Just purchased the 929. Haven't purchased HDMI cables from Monoprice for several years since purchasing my Sony SXRD (HDMI 1.2) 6 years ago and Onkyo receiver (HDMI 1.3). about 4.5 years ago. Do I need new cables for the 1.4 standard on the 929 or will the current cables work ok?
post #14710 of 15538
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Originally Posted by hilgy View Post

Just purchased the 929. Haven't purchased HDMI cables from Monoprice for several years since purchasing my Sony SXRD (HDMI 1.2) 6 years ago and Onkyo receiver (HDMI 1.3). about 4.5 years ago. Do I need new cables for the 1.4 standard on the 929 or will the current cables work ok?

for the price of cables from monoprice, I would invest in a new set.
post #14711 of 15538
What are the store floor model XBR65HX929 selling for? (I know there will be a range, just wanted to ask, so as to save me the time of reading through all the posts to find that information)
I read on the HX950 thread, a guy bought a floor model XBR55HX929 for $1800.00
post #14712 of 15538
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Originally Posted by bekindrewind View Post

What are the store floor model XBR65HX929 selling for? (I know there will be a range, just wanted to ask, so as to save me the time of reading through all the posts to find that information)
I read on the HX950 thread, a guy bought a floor model XBR55HX929 for $1800.00

No one has, as of yet, posted getting a 'floor model' of the 65", or at least no one has indicated so.
post #14713 of 15538
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

No one has, as of yet, posted getting a 'floor model' of the 65", or at least no one has indicated so.

Thanks Rizz for your quick reply. Being you're on both the 929 and 950 forums regularly, you'd most likely know.
post #14714 of 15538
I'm going to look at a floor model 65HX929 and need to check out for dead pixels and banding.
When in the menu, what settings do I use to get a completely white screen, so as to look for the center banding issue.
What's the best setting for looking for dead pixels?
Any way to tell how many hours are on the unit. (I think there was a way to find out in the Pioneer Elites, how many hrs the units had.)
Thank you in advance.
post #14715 of 15538
When I went to view my replacement 65hx923 (to replace one with a dead green pixel) I took three images on a USB stick. Pure red, green, and blue. Easy to create with a simple image editor or can probably be downloaded from the interwebs. This seems to make it easiest to see dead pixels and which colour is dead. I was only certain it was a dead green pixel on the original when i checked using the images. For the banding you need a panning shot of an off white image that is not entirely uniform e.g. Clouds. For this I used the start of BBC life in the freezer. It gets more obvious the further off axis the viewing angle is. Banding on the replacement was much better and only visible off axis quite rarely so I have learned to live with it.
post #14716 of 15538
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Originally Posted by hilgy View Post

Just purchased the 929. Haven't purchased HDMI cables from Monoprice for several years since purchasing my Sony SXRD (HDMI 1.2) 6 years ago and Onkyo receiver (HDMI 1.3). about 4.5 years ago. Do I need new cables for the 1.4 standard on the 929 or will the current cables work ok?

Do you know anything about the cables you purchased? I had some 4 year old Monoprice "high speed" HDMI cables (2x25') that work fine for passing 3D from my PC and doing HD sound. The new Redmere cables at Monoprice are fantastic and are very cheap.
post #14717 of 15538
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Originally Posted by Datacide View Post

Do you know anything about the cables you purchased? I had some 4 year old Monoprice "high speed" HDMI cables (2x25') that work fine for passing 3D from my PC and doing HD sound. The new Redmere cables at Monoprice are fantastic and are very cheap.

All I can remember is I purchased them from monoprice about 4-5 years when I purchased my onkyo 805. Will probably just grab some fresh ones since they are cheap.
post #14718 of 15538
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Originally Posted by Nieto View Post

Hello HX929 owner's, I just received the 46HX929 with a build date of Feb. 2012 and unfortunately, it has the crease on both left and right of the screen. Can I expect this defect to diminish or disappear over time? This would be hard pill to swallow if “ that’s just the way it is " considering my profession involves correcting image quality problems in graphic arts.

All of these sets have the "crease" on the sides of the display. If that's the only defect you can find, keep it.
post #14719 of 15538
I was hoping my television's defects would diminish over time, but that's not the case. If banding were the only issue, I'd be satisfied with this set. It's impossible to overlook the fact the right side is noticeably more saturated than the left, and has a green tint. Sony's a joke.
post #14720 of 15538
Just curious, were you able to make side by side comparisons between 820 and 929?

I used to be puzzled with the same dilemma whether 929 was worth the extra money. I spend days comparing the two sets in stores. Although the closest I came to a side-by-side was when I was standing in-between the two sets at a local Fry's. Couldn't see a slightest difference by turning my head back and forth (sets were on opposite sides of the isle). Next I went to BestBuy and their 929 set was playing Rango on a BluRay in a demo room. Gooorgeous picture!!! I copied the tv settings, went and rented same movie and played it on 820 with the settings that I copied from 929. The result was a much inferior picture on 820. However! After tweaking the settings I was able to recreate same quality gorgeous picture on 820. Went back and forth to make more and some fresh comparisons, took some pictures on my iphone... Bottomline: identical pictures. And btw those posted screenshots are good but t's not smth 820 can't reproduce.

Not just throwing my 2 cents here, but as a curious person painstakingly looking for some hard evidence if there truly is a difference, or it's just what the 929 owners want to believe in, or it's that my luck with 820s better than with 929s...
post #14721 of 15538
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Originally Posted by stevedensmore View Post

All of these sets have the "crease" on the sides of the display. If that's the only defect you can find, keep it.

I agree, but some sets present a hardly noticebly and faint crease, other ones a much strong and disturbing crease. Up to the user to choose whether it's acceptable or not.

One question: I often read here the 46" has 96 zones, I have counted them on mine (through the trick of the mouse pointer on a black background) and they are instead 72 (12x6).
Is there something wrong with my set or not?
post #14722 of 15538
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Originally Posted by thegladiator75 View Post

I agree, but some sets present a hardly noticebly and faint crease, other ones a much strong and disturbing crease. Up to the user to choose whether it's acceptable or not.
One question: I often read here the 46" has 96 zones, I have counted them on mine (through the trick of the mouse pointer on a black background) and they are instead 72 (12x6).
Is there something wrong with my set or not?

72 is correct, the 55 has 96 zones
post #14723 of 15538
On this page someone counted 105 zones (7 vertically, 15 horizontally) / 55HX92, which was confirmed on the same page smile.gif
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1318875/official-sony-hx929-owners-thread-46hx929-55hx929-65hx929-no-price-talk/2250

The 52HX909 has 96 zones (12 columns by 8 rows, 9 LEDs per block).
http://www.**************.com/content.php?r=210-Review-Sony-55HX929-LED-LCD <- HighDefJ ; )
post #14724 of 15538
Someone at Sony Listens finally responded to me after months of ignoring me on Twitter (they follow me for some reason). Turns out their refund offer expired in January, so they have no other choice but to service my television for a repair after all. It only took a year to get things headed on the right track.
post #14725 of 15538
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

72 is correct, the 55 has 96 zones


Thanks Rizzo, however the 55" has 105 zones (15x7). wink.gif
post #14726 of 15538
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Originally Posted by thegladiator75 View Post

Thanks Rizzo, however the 55" has 105 zones (15x7). wink.gif

my bad, responding to too many post. (researching)
Edited by IMRIZZO - 11/13/12 at 8:33am
post #14727 of 15538
Well, I have been really enjoying my XBR65HX929 since the begining of the year, and the picture has been fantastic. Not a problem with colors, contrast, clarity etc....... I mean nothing to complain about.

That was until last night. I'm sitting there reading and semi watching the TV when all of a sudden the light in the room grows dim. I thought it was the lamp at first, and then to my horror, I noticed that the TV would get dim and then bright. I have never seen that before and I would have certainly noticed. I kept watching, and then the whole screen went black and then a vertical white band appeared on the right side of the screen. The white band was right against the frame and maybe 3" wide and very sharply in focus. Then just as suddenly, the screen came back on with the screen continuing to dim and then brighten. Now I'm noticing two very "fuzzy" vertical orange small bands on the left side maybe 2 inches and 4 inches from the left frame. At one time the screen went black with vertical black bars maybe 2 inches apart, 1/2 inch wide.

After I picked myself up off of the floor, I turned the set off and then back on again. It would be fine for a few moments and then start the process all over again. This was occurring on any channel. I was not updating or in fact doing anything with the TV when this started.

When I went to bed last night, I unplugged the TV, and when I got up this morning, it seemed to work fine. It was like I was dreaming. I was NOT. I don't think this has gone away...........

Is this something a "reset" might "fix"? This TV was purchased the first of the year (2012). I can tell you I've had TV's for YEARS without having this type problem. Also MUCH cheaper. Is this a "SONY" thing?

Any thoughts would be welcome.

Regards,

GPHVIDEO
post #14728 of 15538
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Originally Posted by GPHVIDEO View Post

Well, I have been really enjoying my XBR65HX929 since the begining of the year, and the picture has been fantastic. Not a problem with colors, contrast, clarity etc....... I mean nothing to complain about.
That was until last night. I'm sitting there reading and semi watching the TV when all of a sudden the light in the room grows dim. I thought it was the lamp at first, and then to my horror, I noticed that the TV would get dim and then bright. I have never seen that before and I would have certainly noticed. I kept watching, and then the whole screen went black and then a vertical white band appeared on the right side of the screen. The white band was right against the frame and maybe 3" wide and very sharply in focus. Then just as suddenly, the screen came back on with the screen continuing to dim and then brighten. Now I'm noticing two very "fuzzy" vertical orange small bands on the left side maybe 2 inches and 4 inches from the left frame. At one time the screen went black with vertical black bars maybe 2 inches apart, 1/2 inch wide.
After I picked myself up off of the floor, I turned the set off and then back on again. It would be fine for a few moments and then start the process all over again. This was occurring on any channel. I was not updating or in fact doing anything with the TV when this started.
When I went to bed last night, I unplugged the TV, and when I got up this morning, it seemed to work fine. It was like I was dreaming. I was NOT. I don't think this has gone away...........
Is this something a "reset" might "fix"? This TV was purchased the first of the year (2012). I can tell you I've had TV's for YEARS without having this type problem. Also MUCH cheaper. Is this a "SONY" thing?
Any thoughts would be welcome.
Regards,
GPHVIDEO

You can do a factory default/reset. note all your settings before starting, as this will erase any settings to default

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 #14729 of 15538
Thanks Rizzo, I sure hope that the "reset" is what it is. I can't believe that I have not had ANY problems until last evening. mad.gif It just started all of a sudden. I sure "hope" that unplugging the TV "might" have resolved this issue, but I don't exactly feel confident. I'll know more this evening.

Do you happen to know what the warranty for the XBR series would be? I think if this doesn't correct itself with unplugging or "reset", I will probably go for a refund. This is rediculous for performance from a TV in that cost range. Understand, this is NOT going to be a "simple" change out from one TV to another removing it from a stand. This thing is mounted on the wall and removing / replacing is going to be a REAL project. Not looking forward to that process I can assure you.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,

GPHVIDEO
post #14730 of 15538
After a year of dealing with a defective Sony television (XBR-55HX929), being shunned not only by their support department, but even their VP of TV engineering; Sony has completely redeemed themselves. I finally got a hold of someone willing to reopen my case yesterday, and was informed today they have deemed it to have a defective LCD panel. They are shipping a replacement set this week, and are providing it with a two year warranty. Praise the Lord!
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