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post #3001 of 3425
Are you guys still happy with your purchase of this set? I am finding this set and the KDL-55HX729 for about the same price online. The main drawbacks I'm reading about are so-so 3d performance, bad off angle viewing, glass separating, given all that still worth it for you? For the price it seems really nice, but I'm a little worried it was discontinued so soon, wonder why. I'm torn.
post #3002 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Greg Samsa View Post

Are you guys still happy with your purchase of this set? I am finding this set and the KDL-55HX729 for about the same price online. The main drawbacks I'm reading about are so-so 3d performance, bad off angle viewing, glass separating, given all that still worth it for you? For the price it seems really nice, but I'm a little worried it was discontinued so soon, wonder why. I'm torn.

Every TV gets discontinued when the new ones come out. The TV is great. Glass separating sounds like a very rare occurrence to me, and the off viewing angle is only noticeable from extreme angles. Noone would watch TV that far off to the side.

Cant say anything about the 3D. I have no interest in it. Overall it's a great TV. PQ is excellent. Sound sucks though so you definitely need external speakers.
post #3003 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Greg Samsa View Post

Are you guys still happy with your purchase of this set? I am finding this set and the KDL-55HX729 for about the same price online. The main drawbacks I'm reading about are so-so 3d performance, bad off angle viewing, glass separating, given all that still worth it for you? For the price it seems really nice, but I'm a little worried it was discontinued so soon, wonder why. I'm torn.

Pros of KDL-55HX729
True 240 Hz
X-Reality PRO Engine
Better 3D

Pros of KDL-55NX720
Price (Most of us got this because it was cheaper than the KDL-55HX729)
Opti Contrast Panel which will give better performance in well-lit rooms.
Monolothic Design (It's beautiful)
Glass (Don't have to worry about kids screwing up your panel)

For the same price, pick KDL-55HX729 unless you don't care about 3D!
post #3004 of 3425
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Originally Posted by rajivr View Post

Pros of KDL-55HX729
True 240 Hz
X-Reality PRO Engine
Better 3D

Pros of KDL-55NX720
Price (Most of us got this because it was cheaper than the KDL-55HX729)
Opti Contrast Panel which will give better performance in well-lit rooms.
Monolothic Design (It's beautiful)
Glass (Don't have to worry about kids screwing up your panel)

For the same price, pick KDL-55HX729 unless you don't care about 3D!

I think perhaps you are right, I would def be happy to own either one. The NX series has the best styling of any HDTV I've seen from any manufacturer. I have looked at many many sets and it's so tasteful compared to some of the garish design from others. But when you are watching movies with the lights out it sounds like the KDL-55HX729 may have a slight edge.
post #3005 of 3425
Thank you so much for your advice. I installed an optical cable and now everything is wonderful. Thank you again.
post #3006 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Greg Samsa View Post

I think perhaps you are right, I would def be happy to own either one. The NX series has the best styling of any HDTV I've seen from any manufacturer. I have looked at many many sets and it's so tasteful compared to some of the garish design from others. But when you are watching movies with the lights out it sounds like the KDL-55HX729 may have a slight edge.

Greg, I have the 55HX729 and I love it. It gives amazing PQ, and the 3D on the TV to me is fantastic. If you can get both for the same price, you're not losing anything by going for the HX729 in my opinion.. The 240hz definitely helps for 3D content. Like others have said, the NX720 is still a great set for 2D content, so ultimately it's up to you.
post #3007 of 3425
I had absolutely no interest in a 3D TV, which made the problems NX720 has insignificant.
post #3008 of 3425
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Originally Posted by UnknownUser View Post

Hey all,

I've been struggling with the picture settings of the NX720 for my PS3 since my purchase and thought that maybe someone in the AVS Forums might help me out.

Normally, I use Game mode. However, whenever I use Game mode the brightness reduces greatly.
Some games I play are pretty dark and sometimes it gets hard to see.

Occasionally the sun shines through the window(usually in the morning) and as the TV reflects this, I lose my ability to make out whats on the screen..

I've tried Vivid mode, but then the game seems to be moving extraordinarily fast.

Is there anyone who can help me out enjoy my TV and games with some custom settings?


Really thanks in advance!

Hi I use standard mode with minor adjustments and I cannot complain. I am usually on top of the leaderboard with 20+ kills, unless I am on the phone or texting someone while playing. I am currently ranked 6895 in kill confirmed with my setting (Which I posted prior hereto) which I feel play NO part of my gaming. I just believe I am just pretty good at the game. My Sony and/or setting have nothing to do with it. But I do believe better internet connection would help more. I hope this helps.
post #3009 of 3425
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Originally Posted by royp4 View Post

Thank you so much for your advice. I installed an optical cable and now everything is wonderful. Thank you again.

Your welcome.
post #3010 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Neonridr View Post

Greg, I have the 55HX729 and I love it. It gives amazing PQ, and the 3D on the TV to me is fantastic. If you can get both for the same price, you're not losing anything by going for the HX729 in my opinion.. The 240hz definitely helps for 3D content. Like others have said, the NX720 is still a great set for 2D content, so ultimately it's up to you.

Well IMO the only thing he would be missing is the flat one piece beautiful Monolithic styling Corning Gorilla Glass, oh and I can't complain about the 3D since it seems good, it is just not amazing, which I never found 3D to be anyway.
post #3011 of 3425
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Originally Posted by neverfaithful View Post

Well IMO the only thing he would be missing is the flat one piece beautiful Monolithic styling Corning Gorilla Glass, oh and I can't complain about the 3D since it seems good, it is just not amazing, which I never found 3D to be anyway.

Design wise, I would have to agree, the NX looks much sexier. But if they are the same price, it's hard not to go with the 240hz and the X-reality PRO engine.

Hey Rich, I always thought that Game mode was the best to play in because it eliminates any features that contribute to any lag on the screen.
post #3012 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Neonridr View Post

Design wise, I would have to agree, the NX looks much sexier. But if they are the same price, it's hard not to go with the 240hz and the X-reality PRO engine.

Hey Rich, I always thought that Game mode was the best to play in because it eliminates any features that contribute to any lag on the screen.

On the other hand, Cnet on their review of HX929 has said that they cannot see any difference between X-reality PRO and X-reality and we all know that 240Hz doesnt make any difference in 2D!

Also, we have this kick ass forum for NX720 with so many helping members unlike the HX729 one
post #3013 of 3425
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Originally Posted by rajivr View Post

Also, we have this kick ass forum for NX720 with so many helping members unlike the HX729 one

Why do you think I am on this thread.. regardless if I have the HX729, I still come here to converse and share..
post #3014 of 3425
Hello, we're remodeling our living room and plan to build in a spot for a new TV above the fireplace. After some research I decided to go with the KDL-60NX720. I had a couple of questions from our contractor and didn't see them addressed specifically in this thread.

First, for aesthetic reasons we are building a recessed area for the TV rather than mounting it on a flat surface. We gave the contractor the "TV only" dimensions from the Sony website and he asked how big of a gap around the TV we should add, e.g. for ventilation and mounting purposes. Doing a Google search I came across various recommendations ranging from 1" to 6". I'd rather go smaller, again for aesthetic reasons, but I don't want to create overheating or other problems. Is there a rule of thumb?

Also, as I said we plan to put the TV above the fireplace. We had our old TV mounted on the wall in the same spot, but we never used the fireplace so I never thought about it. After the remodel we'd like to use the fireplace regularly and I was wondering if there are any guidelines for how far apart the TV and fireplace need to be to prevent any damage from the heat.

Thanks for any help!
post #3015 of 3425
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Originally Posted by chunkboy View Post

Hello, we're remodeling our living room and plan to build in a spot for a new TV above the fireplace. After some research I decided to go with the KDL-60NX720. I had a couple of questions from our contractor and didn't see them addressed specifically in this thread.

First, for aesthetic reasons we are building a recessed area for the TV rather than mounting it on a flat surface. We gave the contractor the "TV only" dimensions from the Sony website and he asked how big of a gap around the TV we should add, e.g. for ventilation and mounting purposes. Doing a Google search I came across various recommendations ranging from 1" to 6". I'd rather go smaller, again for aesthetic reasons, but I don't want to create overheating or other problems. Is there a rule of thumb?

Also, as I said we plan to put the TV above the fireplace. We had our old TV mounted on the wall in the same spot, but we never used the fireplace so I never thought about it. After the remodel we'd like to use the fireplace regularly and I was wondering if there are any guidelines for how far apart the TV and fireplace need to be to prevent any damage from the heat.

Thanks for any help!

This is what SONY recommends:

PDF: http://www.docs.sony.com/reflib/docg...region_id=1&DL
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post #3016 of 3425
I would never install a TV into a recessed area. The heat that the TV gives off has nowhere to go. Not the best idea if you want to maintain the life of the TV. Especially if something goes wrong down the road and a tech has to pay a visit to see the TV. If they see that you have in essence put the TV into a hole in the wall, then they will probably tell you that whatever happened to it was your fault due to inadequate ventilation.

Just a thought.
post #3017 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Neonridr View Post

I would never install a TV into a recessed area. The heat that the TV gives off has nowhere to go. Not the best idea if you want to maintain the life of the TV. Especially if something goes wrong down the road and a tech has to pay a visit to see the TV. If they see that you have in essence put the TV into a hole in the wall, then they will probably tell you that whatever happened to it was your fault due to inadequate ventilation.

Just a thought.

You can make vents at the top of the recessed area to let the heat escape.
post #3018 of 3425
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Originally Posted by iatacs19 View Post

You can make vents at the top of the recessed area to let the heat escape.

true, I guess if you could make a cutout or two along the top it would allow heat to dissipate, but that could be labour intensive creating a pathway for the heat to escape through, since you'd probably have to run channels all the way up through the ceiling, unless you had another recess above the TV where the vent channels could meet up with, thus allowing the air to escape back into the upper portion of the room.
post #3019 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Neonridr View Post

true, I guess if you could make a cutout or two along the top it would allow heat to dissipate, but that could be labour intensive creating a pathway for the heat to escape through, since you'd probably have to run channels all the way up through the ceiling, unless you had another recess above the TV where the vent channels could meet up with, thus allowing the air to escape back into the upper portion of the room.

I'm not sure I'd want to mount a flat panel over an actively used Fireplace in any case, but at least Gorilla glass would be easier to clean I guess.
post #3020 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Neonridr View Post

Design wise, I would have to agree, the NX looks much sexier. But if they are the same price, it's hard not to go with the 240hz and the X-reality PRO engine.

Hey Rich, I always thought that Game mode was the best to play in because it eliminates any features that contribute to any lag on the screen.

I don't know, i just feel the NX720 is perfect for what I use it for plus the NX720 has the 240 motionflow. The reason why I got the NX720 over the 729 was the glass itself. I did not want that rim indentation around the screen.

Honestly, I do not notice lag in standard mode. If there is any lag it is from my internet connection or someone's else connection in the room I am in playing the game. People also use lag switches in games as well or you can get lag in a game when people are using split screen. There are a number of causes for lag and I highly doubt is from these great Sony tvs. You could be right about the features contributing to any lag but my game is on par so I can not comment on that.
post #3021 of 3425
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Originally Posted by chunkboy View Post

Hello, we're remodeling our living room and plan to build in a spot for a new TV above the fireplace. After some research I decided to go with the KDL-60NX720. I had a couple of questions from our contractor and didn't see them addressed specifically in this thread.

First, for aesthetic reasons we are building a recessed area for the TV rather than mounting it on a flat surface. We gave the contractor the "TV only" dimensions from the Sony website and he asked how big of a gap around the TV we should add, e.g. for ventilation and mounting purposes. Doing a Google search I came across various recommendations ranging from 1" to 6". I'd rather go smaller, again for aesthetic reasons, but I don't want to create overheating or other problems. Is there a rule of thumb?

Also, as I said we plan to put the TV above the fireplace. We had our old TV mounted on the wall in the same spot, but we never used the fireplace so I never thought about it. After the remodel we'd like to use the fireplace regularly and I was wondering if there are any guidelines for how far apart the TV and fireplace need to be to prevent any damage from the heat.

Thanks for any help!

If I was you and was installing a recessed panel I would buy the remote controlled swiveling mount that also extends outward so that when you actually use the panel you can always us the remote to extend the tv outwards then be able to angle it left or right. When it is not used it is neatly enclosed in the wall. Maybe you want to look into something like that. I seen a mount like that in Bestbuy's Magnolia section, it was pretty cool.
post #3022 of 3425
What's up everyone? Im a happy new owner of a 55NX720 and I would like to thank all the members here with there great advice and settings. Here is a picture to share with everyone. It's in my bedroom. The wires are going behind the wall this week. I purchased it at Best Buy for only 899.99 open box. It replaced my Samsung LCD 1080p that is now in my daughters room.
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post #3023 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Aldiggi View Post

What's up everyone? Im a happy new owner of a 55NX720 and I would like to thank all the members here with there great advice and settings. Here is a picture to share with everyone. It's in my bedroom. The wires are going behind the wall this week. I purchased it at Best Buy for only 899.99 open box. It replaced my Samsung LCD 1080p that is now in my daughters room.

Enjoy!
post #3024 of 3425
Anyone here use the Skype application much?

We used to use it with no problems, but in the last month or so it just keeps crashing half way into the chat with an error about how it cant connect to the internet. We have to restart the TV after that. Skype on a laptop works fine, and DLNA over the home network works fine, so I don't think it's a network problem.
post #3025 of 3425
Where in the TV menu does it show the firmware package your TV is currently running? I want to see if my TV updated on its own as I have the auto update feature enabled.
post #3026 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Neonridr View Post

Where in the TV menu does it show the firmware package your TV is currently running? I want to see if my TV updated on its own as I have the auto update feature enabled.

I go under the product support link, then contact sony. It will display the firmware there.
post #3027 of 3425
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Originally Posted by koan00 View Post

I go under the product support link, then contact sony. It will display the firmware there.

Thanks koan00.
post #3028 of 3425
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Originally Posted by UnknownUser View Post

Hey all,

I've been struggling with the picture settings of the NX720 for my PS3 since my purchase and thought that maybe someone in the AVS Forums might help me out.

Normally, I use Game mode. However, whenever I use Game mode the brightness reduces greatly.
Some games I play are pretty dark and sometimes it gets hard to see.

Occasionally the sun shines through the window(usually in the morning) and as the TV reflects this, I lose my ability to make out whats on the screen..

I've tried Vivid mode, but then the game seems to be moving extraordinarily fast.

Is there anyone who can help me out enjoy my TV and games with some custom settings?

Really thanks in advance!

I can't seem to tweak it so it can work properly as well. Everything looks fantastic but the PS3 is a working progress.
post #3029 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Aldiggi View Post


I can't seem to tweak it so it can work properly as well. Everything looks fantastic but the PS3 is a working progress.

Bluray movies and HD from my cable box look fantastic but games on my PS3 I can't seem to get right.... PQ is not as crisp and gameplay is laggy at times.
post #3030 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Aldiggi View Post

Bluray movies and HD from my cable box look fantastic but games on my PS3 I can't seem to get right.... PQ is not as crisp and gameplay is laggy at times.

are you using game mode? Certain features like Motionflow I believe contribute to visual lag on the screen when dealing with video games.
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