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Most of the broadcaster broadcast in 1080p they are all 1080i. In fact I have seen some of the channels from cable providers with 720p resolution. I guess you are fine if on your TV it displays only 1080i for satellite TV or cable for that matter.

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It is with great sadness for me to say I'll be leaving this forum site due to me losing my house and my 55HX929 to a F4 tornado on Sunday. It pains me because my TV was flawless! I can hold out for a 4K set in a year or two, or maybe buy a 60 VT60 Panasonic plasma TV.
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It is with great sadness for me to say I'll be leaving this forum site due to me losing my house and my 55HX929 to a F4 tornado on Sunday. It pains me because my TV was flawless! I can hold out for a 4K set in a year or two, or maybe buy a 60 VT60 Panasonic plasma TV.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I assume you are in down-state Illinois?

As a Chicago native and graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, I sympathize with the storm victims in the area. As the French say, "bon courage" on your recovery.
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It is with great sadness for me to say I'll be leaving this forum site due to me losing my house and my 55HX929 to a F4 tornado on Sunday. It pains me because my TV was flawless! I can hold out for a 4K set in a year or two, or maybe buy a 60 VT60 Panasonic plasma TV.

My sympathy's to you. Although your loss of you 929 is devastating, your other losses are far more devastating and my prayers go out to you and your family in your recovery efforts, be strong.
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Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I assume you are in down-state Illinois?

As a Chicago native and graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, I sympathize with the storm victims in the area. As the French say, "bon courage" on your recovery.

I too, am a Bradley grad, and live in Washington, IL
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I too, am a Bradley grad, and live in Washington, IL

I graduated in 1971 (yes, I'm older than dirt) with a major in German language and literature, which actually served me in good stead in my 20-year U.S. Army career as a foreign affairs specialist.

I returned to Peoria for the first time in over 40 years this past July on a trip back to Chicago. It was nice to revisit the town and campus. The biggest disappointment was the "gondola" sub at Avanti's; it bore no resemblance to the mouthwatering treat I remember from my halcyon undergraduate days. Ah, sweet bird of youth!
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It is with great sadness for me to say I'll be leaving this forum site due to me losing my house and my 55HX929 to a F4 tornado on Sunday. It pains me because my TV was flawless! I can hold out for a 4K set in a year or two, or maybe buy a 60 VT60 Panasonic plasma TV.

so sorry to hear this...in the end stuff is stuff, glad you and yours are okay!

ps, after the 929 I don't think you will be happy at all with a VT60....I owned one and wrestled with it for 30 days, returned it for 929 when they were still available and never turned back...hold out for the sony or if budget is lower or you cant wait, I picked up a W802a for the bedroom, has great pq and I'd even take that over the VT....
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I'm relatively new to using the internet TV functions. Can anyone tell me how to get the audio signal from the TV to my HT receiver and will it be 5.1?
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Originally Posted by bourmb View Post

It is with great sadness for me to say I'll be leaving this forum site due to me losing my house and my 55HX929 to a F4 tornado on Sunday. It pains me because my TV was flawless! I can hold out for a 4K set in a year or two, or maybe buy a 60 VT60 Panasonic plasma TV.

Your TV is the least of your problems. Hopefully, you're covered by insurance and you'll be paid quickly, although that can't replace things such as photographs and other family mementos.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery from the devastation. We argue here (and on other forums) over ridiculous trivialities, when people like yourself have the real problems.

If you had charged any of your purchases onto a gold or platinum credit card, many have built-in insurance for losses of any kind, although some exclude "act of god" losses like hurricanes. But you should definitely check it out as you never know what might be covered.
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I'm relatively new to using the internet TV functions. Can anyone tell me how to get the audio signal from the TV to my HT receiver and will it be 5.1?

As far as the HX929 is concerned, and depending on your AVR's inputs and capabilities, you can use HDMI with Audio Return Channel ("Bravia Sync") on, or digital optical (i.e. Toslink) connection between the two components. Both are capable of transmitting 5.1 digital audio.
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Originally Posted by musicmafia View Post

I'm relatively new to using the internet TV functions. Can anyone tell me how to get the audio signal from the TV to my HT receiver and will it be 5.1?

It doesn't matter whether it's internet or cable or OTA: it all works the same way.

On the receiver, look for the HDMI output that is labeled "ARC" (if there's more than one). The HDMI cable must be plugged into the HDMI 1 on the TV. That will take the audio playing on the TV and send it back through that same cable to the receiver assuming that you have a modern receiver that supports the Audio Return Channel (look in your user guide). The receiver must have "TV" or similar input selected. (On my Pioneer receiver, if the ARC is used, nothing can be plugged into the analog or digital TV audio input or the ARC won't work.)

If your receiver supports HDMI control, this can all happen automatically. Whenever you turn the TV on, it will turn on the receiver and switch it to the correct input. It will automatically turn off the TV speakers. If you don't want the sound to playback via the receiver (let's say if it's late at night or you're just watching news), just turn the receiver off and the sound will automatically go back to the TV speakers. You have to turn on HDMI Control on the Sony as well.

As to whether the signal will be 5.1 or not depends upon the service and their deal with Sony. If you tune in that terrible Sony movie service (the one with free movies that have ads), it will only be stereo (2-channel). But some of the other services will be 5.1 Dolby Digital just as broadcast and cable TV is (but not Dolby True-HD or DTS-HD Master Audio, which can only come from a Blu-ray). Personally, I never tune in any of the internet services from the Sony - I do it all via my OPPO Blu-ray player instead.
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Thanks guys, I will check but I'm afraid my 6 year old Rotel 1057 probably does not have this ARC capability....are there any other options to get audio to the receiver?
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

As far as the HX929 is concerned, and depending on your AVR's inputs and capabilities, you can use HDMI with Audio Return Channel ("Bravia Sync") on, or digital optical (i.e. Toslink) connection between the two components. Both are capable of transmitting 5.1 digital audio.

I didn't notice the 929 has digital optical output, that should work for me!
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Originally Posted by musicmafia View Post

Thanks guys, I will check but I'm afraid my 6 year old Rotel 1057 probably does not have this ARC capability....are there any other options to get audio to the receiver?

As I stated in my previous post (see bold section below), you can also use Toslink. Your receiver has two assignable digital optical inputs. See the paragraph titled "Digital Inputs" on page 19 of your owner's manual.smile.gif

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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

As far as the HX929 is concerned, and depending on your AVR's inputs and capabilities, you can use HDMI with Audio Return Channel ("Bravia Sync") on, or digital optical (i.e. Toslink) connection between the two components. Both are capable of transmitting 5.1 digital audio.
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

As I stated in my previous post (see bold section below), you can also use Toslink. Your receiver has two assignable digital optical inputs. See the paragraph titled "Digital Inputs" on page 19 of your owner's manual.smile.gif

That's great news. I hadn't noticed those before and was worried hdmi was my only option...Thanks for the info! smile.gif
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Yes the broadcast signal for cable HD is 1080i, but the sharp 80" tv I saw and also the Runco projector I have upconverts the signal to 1080p, and when you press the display button on the TV remote it shows 1080p on the screen. My Sony shows 1080i in the top left corner, shouldn't my Sony upconvert the signal from 1080i to 1080p 

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Originally Posted by musicmafia View Post

Thanks guys, I will check but I'm afraid my 6 year old Rotel 1057 probably does not have this ARC capability....are there any other options to get audio to the receiver?

Yes, the HX929 has an output which I believe is Toslink or similar and if you plug that into an input on your receiver, the audio from the TV via Internet sources will be amplified via the receiver. However, if I recall it is one of those slightly odd
"digital" mini-plugs which mimics a toslink connection. Or maybe that is what is needed at the receiver end to receive the audio output of the TV when using internet sources. One of the two.

However, I need to look into my connections a bit more. I have a newer receiver ( 1 yr. old Pioneer with ARC) and I could never get the TV audio to go to the receiver via this. Maybe I was missing one important input setting via the menus on the Hx929??? I see one poster above said I needed to setup Bravia Synch on or something similar? Anyone have more info on this?

Thx DD
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Originally Posted by ddarche View Post

Yes, the HX929 has an output which I believe is Toslink or similar and if you plug that into an input on your receiver, the audio from the TV via Internet sources will be amplified via the receiver. However, if I recall it is one of those slightly odd
"digital" mini-plugs which mimics a toslink connection. Or maybe that is what is needed at the receiver end to receive the audio output of the TV when using internet sources. One of the two.

However, I need to look into my connections a bit more. I have a newer receiver ( 1 yr. old Pioneer with ARC) and I could never get the TV audio to go to the receiver via this. Maybe I was missing one important input setting via the menus on the Hx929??? I see one poster above said I needed to setup Bravia Synch on or something similar? Anyone have more info on this?

Thx DD

Bravia Sync is Sony's name for their products' audio return channel (ARC) feature; it is used to control external equipment connected via HDMI.

When using the digital audio (Toslink) connection, all you need to do on the TV side is to set the audio to external speakers (Options -> Speakers -> Audio System). On the AVR side, depending on your model you will need to assign the TV source audio to the digital audio input you use to connect the Toslink cable from the TV. Remember, the Toslink is audio only; you will still use the HDMI (or component) for digital video connection.
Edited by chi_guy50 - 11/24/13 at 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

Bravia Sync is Sony's name for their products' audio return channel (ARC) feature; it is used to control external equipment connected via HDMI.

When using the digital audio (Toslink) connection, all you need to do on the TV side is to set the audio to external speakers (Options -> Speakers -> Audio System). On the AVR side, depending on your model you will need to assign the TV source audio to the digital audio input you use to connect the Toslink cable from the TV. Remember, the Toslink is audio only; you will still use the HDMI (or component) for digital video connection.

Thx chi-guy. That is how I have it working today. The toslink from the TV goes to the "TV" input on my Pioneer receiver for audio only and my custom remote macro goes to that input when I want to view anything on the TV from the Internet offerings. I thought there was a "more-elegant" way to do this using the HDMI cable plugged into the ARC output on the TV and into the ARC input on my receiver. Did I miss another way to do this? The TV is the only Sony device in my system.

Thx DD
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Originally Posted by ddarche View Post

Thx chi-guy. That is how I have it working today. The toslink from the TV goes to the "TV" input on my Pioneer receiver for audio only and my custom remote macro goes to that input when I want to view anything on the TV from the Internet offerings. I thought there was a "more-elegant" way to do this using the HDMI cable plugged into the ARC output on the TV and into the ARC input on my receiver. Did I miss another way to do this? The TV is the only Sony device in my system.

Thx DD

From my (somewhat limited) experience with ARC, it can be an iffy proposition, especially when trying to get two devices from different manufacturers to interoperate effectively. (The HDMI protocol alone is notoriously flaky, with rampant "handshake" issues, without adding CEC into the mix.)

As far as the TV is concerned, there are not a lot of controls to adjust. I assume that you are using a known good high-speed HDMI cable in the TV's HDMI1 input (labelled "ARC") to connect to the AVR. Once you have connected the other end of the cable to your AVR's ARC-enabled HDMI output, turn on both units and, on the TV main menu, go to Channels & Inputs -> HDMI Settings and make sure that your audio system is on the Device List and that Control for HDMI is set to "On." (As a side note, ARC will not function if Control4 (found under Preferences -> Control4) is on, so make sure this is set to "Off.")

On the AVR side, every manufacturer has different menus and options, so you might have to sort through your user's manual (which I'm certain you have already done) and/or communicate with Pioneer customer service to troubleshoot your ARC functionality.

For my part, I don't care to use ARC with my AVR set-up (Sony XBR-55HX929 and Denon AVR-3311CI, with all ancillary equipment running through the AVR); I find ARC is not as responsive to my situational needs as is attainable using a programmable remote control (I currently use the Sony RM-VLZ620). So I am utilizing the Toslink audio connection to get digital audio originating in the TV to play through my 7.1/2.0/2.0 three-zone audio system.

I am all for "elegance" (I can't tolerate a set-up that has any visible cables), but I think this is as elegant an arrangement as you could ask for. Granted, you have to run one additional cable, but the Toslink is very slim and therefore unobtrusive and AFAIK it conveys the same quality digital sound that you get through HDMI.

On the other hand, I am using ARC in the master bedroom, where I have a KDL-46HX729 and a Sony HT-CT350 3.1 "Home Theatre System." There, CEC works perfectly, turning the audio system on/off and directing audio to the external speakers whenever I power the TV on/off; but, again, both of these components are from Sony so the Bravia Sync feature comes into play.
Edited by chi_guy50 - 11/27/13 at 5:45am
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Can someone confirm that only 3 screws are used for the stand / base ( non monolithic style ) ....
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Ratherb1,yep. only 3 screws
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Can someone confirm that only 3 screws are used for the stand / base ( non monolithic style ) ....

To be precise, the manual identifies the three screws as Fixing screws for Table-Top Stand (M5 × 16 (3)). Note that this is assuming you are referring to the 46HX929 or 55HX929, and not the 65HX929.

Here's the diagram:

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Okay thanks guys I used to be around alot .....but been enjoying my tv for the past few years ...I sold my stand on eBay for 146.00 so just wNt to provide the screws too...( trying to get rid of my junk and since my tv is mounted hey there goes the stand)........ Still loving my tv though haven't really wanted to upgrade, but when I do I'll wait for a descent 4k to compliment the ps4 .....thanks again
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Happy Thanksgiving to all.........
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Happy Thanksgiving Rizz!
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Thx
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Happy Thanksgiving Rizz!
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

From my (somewhat limited) experience with ARC, it can be an iffy proposition, especially when trying to get two devices from different manufacturers to interoperate effectively. (The HDMI protocol alone is notoriously flaky, with rampant "handshake" issues, without adding CEC into the mix.).

I use ARC with my Sony HX929 and my Pioneer receiver and it works perfectly. No problems at all ever.
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I experienced some problems early on, between my Denon and Sony. I simply turned off everything unplugged power and cabling, then re-connected everything (power off). It powered up and recognized all the components and functions and I never had a problem since ?
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Originally Posted by zoetmb View Post

I use ARC with my Sony HX929 and my Pioneer receiver and it works perfectly. No problems at all ever.

Maybe I could ask what features you get via the use of ARC with your Pioneer receiver? I use a custom remote with macros to set things up for various usage.

So far I must use the digital audio out cable from the HX929 to a separate input on my new-ish Pioneer receiver in order to route audio from the TV, to the receiver when I am using internet sources on the TV directly.

Do you have to do this or is the ARC connection supposed to handle this?

Maybe I don't have ARC setup properly on the TV or receiver to allow to route audio when using internet sources to pass through the receiver, directly from the TV? Should this pass via HDMI using the ARC inputs on everything?

Any thoughts on the matter appreciated.

Thx DD
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