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post #211 of 15539
The unannounced Samsung's shipping dates should be taken with a grain of salt.
post #212 of 15539
I dont know if its a fluke but it looks like you can order the 929 on Sony's website, with a ship date of 4/21. It no longer says pre-order, instead it shows it being in stock. Any confirmations?
post #213 of 15539
doubt its a fluke. 55 inch is in stock at sonystyle.com
post #214 of 15539
Hi all, my first post here.

I have been reading your posts regarding this new tv and from what I read and see, I am convinced it is time to upgrade.

My current tv listed here I bought back in 2004 and is a plasma. It only goes up to 1080i and dont have many options. It is hooked up via a DVI port so this tells you how old it is. I do have a couple spots on the screen you can see burn-in but its only noticable to me because I'm the only one using it as its in the bedroom.

As I am a disabled quadraplegic and stuck in bed pretty much most of my time, I watch a lot of tv and specifically a lot of baseball. go Tigers!!
I have never been to the movies to see a 3D movie so I'm looking forward to seeing what all the hub-hub is all about regarding that. I hope my Ps3 can do that 3D stuff.

I have Dishnetwork with a 722k reciever plugged into a Onkyo Tx-NR807 11.5 surround sound unit that pretty much handles everything. I don't know anything about the internet features that it lists but I'm curious to find out. I hear a lot of nice things about Netflix.

One question I have is regarding the wifi. Will I be able to sync up with my laptop via the wifi on this tv and either hear or see video content from my laptop? Or is this not possible? I have some really old movies from 10+ years ago I wouldnt mind seeing on big screen or sharing with family.

I am planning on getting the 46 inch as I wouldnt want to go any bigger in my bedroom. I also hoping the price goes down a bit or I can get a couple glasses thrown in for free. Am I being unrealistic? haha

Anyway thank you again for any advice or answers regarding my few questions above.

My current tv hdtvreview.com/Samsung-SP-P4231-hdtv.html
post #215 of 15539
The 46" & 55" HX929 are on sale now at SonyStyle...
I just can't justify paying $3799 plus tax when other distributors like ABT will be offering it at $3418 with no tax or shipping cost.

The only problem is Sony is the only seller at the moment and other distributors will get the display in late May.

I really want it today, but I can't justify paying almost $500 more just to have it a few weeks early. Also, we all know the displays are going to drop in price quickly after they are released to all distributors...
post #216 of 15539
Yup. I'll be waiting til it hits around 3k at amazon before I buy. Should happen fairly quickly I imagine.
post #217 of 15539
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Originally Posted by MaXPL View Post

Yup. I'll be waiting til it hits around 3k at amazon before I buy. Should happen fairly quickly I imagine.

I'll be waiting until BB gets it so I can use my reward zone membership and hopefully get 12% off. I will also monitor this thread and see what others say about it.
post #218 of 15539
FYI J & R has it for 3418 (preorder) although I personally would not buy a TV from them.
post #219 of 15539
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Originally Posted by akadennis View Post
I'll be waiting until BB gets it so I can use my reward zone membership and hopefully get 12% off. I will also monitor this thread and see what others say about it.
BB hardly drops prices til the holidays though so you'll be stuck with $3800-discount for quite a while.

I can't imagine online retailers getting beat on price by BB.
post #220 of 15539
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BB hardly drops prices til the holidays though so you'll be stuck with $3800-discount for quite a while.

I can't imagine online retailers getting beat on price by BB.
Online retailers are ok just not sure about such a big purchase. The only one I would seriously consider is amazon. They should have a good return policy, most do not (restocking fees, shipping fees, return windows less than 30 days, etc)
post #221 of 15539
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Originally Posted by akadennis View Post
FYI J & R has it for 3418 (preorder) although I personally would not buy a TV from them.
Well, J&R is B&M in NYC so BB should PM them.

And no...that was not on purpose. lol
post #222 of 15539
Anyone know of a good calibration dvd to get to calibrate the 55hx929 becomes available?
post #223 of 15539
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Originally Posted by airplaneman777 View Post

Anyone know of a good calibration dvd to get to calibrate the 55hx929 becomes available?

If you have a DVD burner you can download the AVS HD 709 disk from this AVS Link. The disk is free and has all of the patterns you need to adjust Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tint, Sharpness, among many others. There is also documentation on how to use the disk and different patterns on that page.

If you are determined to purchase a calibration disk, Digital Video Essentials, Spears and Munsil, or the new Disney WoW disks all work for basic settings.
post #224 of 15539
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Originally Posted by Hokoo View Post

Hi all, my first post here.

I have been reading your posts regarding this new tv and from what I read and see, I am convinced it is time to upgrade.

My current tv listed here I bought back in 2004 and is a plasma. It only goes up to 1080i and dont have many options. It is hooked up via a DVI port so this tells you how old it is. I do have a couple spots on the screen you can see burn-in but its only noticable to me because I'm the only one using it as its in the bedroom.

As I am a disabled quadraplegic and stuck in bed pretty much most of my time, I watch a lot of tv and specifically a lot of baseball. go Tigers!!
I have never been to the movies to see a 3D movie so I'm looking forward to seeing what all the hub-hub is all about regarding that. I hope my Ps3 can do that 3D stuff.

I have Dishnetwork with a 722k reciever plugged into a Onkyo Tx-NR807 11.5 surround sound unit that pretty much handles everything. I don't know anything about the internet features that it lists but I'm curious to find out. I hear a lot of nice things about Netflix.

One question I have is regarding the wifi. Will I be able to sync up with my laptop via the wifi on this tv and either hear or see video content from my laptop? Or is this not possible? I have some really old movies from 10+ years ago I wouldnt mind seeing on big screen or sharing with family.
I am planning on getting the 46 inch as I wouldnt want to go any bigger in my bedroom. I also hoping the price goes down a bit or I can get a couple glasses thrown in for free. Am I being unrealistic? haha

Anyway thank you again for any advice or answers regarding my few questions above.

My current tv hdtvreview.com/Samsung-SP-P4231-hdtv.html

Good question. More knowledgable readers can chime in here. Not sure what the Sony TV itself can do, but I think Apple is trying to accomplish this with AirPlay, and CNet just reviewed how it works with their latest Pioneer AVR review (the 1021). I think at this time you can only stream music via AirPlay, but I'm sure video will be following. You may also want to follow developments with the Apple TV.
post #225 of 15539
Sonystyle Mgr has a vested interest into getting you to buy something now.
They never hype or speculate on the next greatest thing. Their compensated on moving stuff IN-STOCK>

I'm probably going to pick up a 46" or 55" 929. Moving my 'ole 40" XBR4 to the bedroom. I am so tired
of the fan noise on the set when watching at lower volumes at night.
post #226 of 15539
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Originally Posted by skye12 View Post

Sonystyle Mgr has a vested interest into getting you to buy something now.
They never hype or speculate on the next greatest thing. Their compensated on moving stuff IN-STOCK>

I'm probably going to pick up a 46" or 55" 929. Moving my 'ole 40" XBR4 to the bedroom. I am so tired
of the fan noise on the set when watching at lower volumes at night.

Also had an XBR4, pretty loud for a TV.. couldn't hear it when watching movies but if I just had the TV on I could hear it from the sofa.

Still no where near as loud as the Xbox 360.
post #227 of 15539
cnet's gonna start posting their calibration settings with every tv they review from now on. hopefully we get the 929 review soon so we can have the settings once we start receiving our tvs.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...=featuredStory

actually this is two week old news but they tossed it on their front page and i just noticed it.
post #228 of 15539
so has anyone ordered from Sony and actually received their set?
post #229 of 15539
I too am looking forward to some first impressions :-)
post #230 of 15539
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

so has anyone ordered from Sony and actually received their set?

I think most people ordered through Abt.
post #231 of 15539
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Originally Posted by Sonyboy View Post

I think most people ordered through Abt.

I have never ordered from this site. I see there is no tax if ordered online in my state and the price is cheaper than Sony. Hmm anyone have experience with Abt?
post #232 of 15539
I did the pre order through ABT also, but may switch to Amazon or Crutchfield for no interest financing. Hopefully, the sets should come to market within a week!
post #233 of 15539
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Originally Posted by akadennis View Post

I have never ordered from this site. I see there is no tax if ordered online in my state and the price is cheaper than Sony. Hmm anyone have experience with Abt?

ABT is 100% legit, and they stand behind their products. They are a staple in the Chicago area, been here for many years (since the 30's or something).
post #234 of 15539
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

so has anyone ordered from Sony and actually received their set?

I ordered from Sony (4 year no interest financing) and expect the HX929 on Friday. I'm no videophile but I'll post some impressions this weekend.
post #235 of 15539
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Originally Posted by nickdel View Post

I ordered from Sony (4 year no interest financing) and expect the HX929 on Friday. I'm no videophile but I'll post some impressions this weekend.

Great, look forward to this. Post some pics as well ))
post #236 of 15539
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Originally Posted by nickdel View Post

I ordered from Sony (4 year no interest financing) and expect the HX929 on Friday. I'm no videophile but I'll post some impressions this weekend.

nice!...finally some real user experiences!...post some pics if you can as well...I'm also interested in your opinion of the viewing angle

I looked at ABT's website and they state that the HX929 won't be available until late May...is it expected sooner?...and yes they are legit and an authorized dealer of Sony, Panasonic and Samsung

EDIT: wow, 4 year no interest is a long time...I've seen 1-2 year no interest plans before but never 4 years...might actually be worth it to pay a little extra and buy direct from Sony
post #237 of 15539
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

nice!...finally some real user experiences!...post some pics if you can as well...I'm also interested in your opinion of the viewing angle

I looked at ABT's website and they state that the HX929 won't be available until late May...is it expected sooner?...and yes they are legit and an authorized dealer of Sony, Panasonic and Samsung

EDIT: wow, 4 year no interest is a long time...I've seen 1-2 year no interest plans before but never 4 years...might actually be worth it to pay a little extra and buy direct from Sony

Indeed. With inflation on a tear and the dollar heading into the tank, it could be 50-70% discount.
post #238 of 15539
based on comparing sony's and abt's website

abt offers cheaper deal with glasses ($150 value) added

and as far as the sony financing, abt offers petty much the same through the same GE money bank

Ive never went through abt but so far they are luring me in, Im just waiting as some of you are for on-hands review from a few of those who get it first
post #239 of 15539
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Originally Posted by Hokoo View Post

based on comparing sony's and abt's website

abt offers cheaper deal with glasses ($150 value) added

and as far as the sony financing, abt offers petty much the same through the same GE money bank

Ive never went through abt but so far they are luring me in, Im just waiting as some of you are for on-hands review from a few of those who get it first

I only see the glasses bundle offered with the older sets not the 929 on Abt's site? If you are basing this from seeing glasses listed in the details of the set, that is probably out of date since sonystyle also originally listed glasses as included.

I got 2 years no interest from abt, you still have to make monthly payments. I also got a deal on the 4 year extended warrantee, but I am local so I get service directly from them, so it is much better for people that live in their area. Again if you go thru a salesman you should get a better price than the web price.
post #240 of 15539
Anybody that bought from sonystlyes get a shipping notice yet for this television
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