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post #3091 of 3424
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Originally Posted by meh :-| View Post

I had that same exact problem. I had Sony repair come out and swap out the power supply, and it didnt solve anything. I think it has to do with some voltage fluctuation from the electrical main, and unfortunately there's nothing you can really do about it.

You should pick up a true sine wave UPS (not simulated/stepped sine wave) and it should get rid of those buzzing issues.
post #3092 of 3424
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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!

My 55NX720 arrived yesterday from Amazon and I mounted it above my fireplace. Its not recessed but I had my old TV (a 40inch) mounted in the same place and we actively use fireplace with zero problems. I ran HDMI ,electrical, and speaker wire behind the mantle too. There is a 12inch gap between front of mantle and the stone of the fireplace (behind mantle wall) and heat was never an issue.

Hope that helps....

ps I'll post a picture of my setup.
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post #3093 of 3424
Hi guys
I have a problem with my NX723 and hoping to find answers here. I haven't read 100+ pages but a few. Seems like folks know their TV's

I unboxed my TV yesterday and was happy with design and pic. Did the installation program and auto channel search. After all that I connected my Mac Mini via HDMI. The computer was already on and the TV found it and showed the pic. I think it showed in 720 so I changed it to 1080. Still no problems. For some reason (don't ask) I changed it to 720 and the pic disappeared. I got a message that the signal was not supported check source or something...
Edit: The message is "Unsupported signal. Check your device output"
I took the computer to a friend and set the resoloutin hoping that it will work on my TV. But still the same message. I have never had problems with the Mac Mini, it always detects the best resoloution in any screen.
The Mac Mini has also a mini display port so I tested the display port with a HDMI adapter and the pic was on again. This time it showed in 1080. I was happy but in my curiosity I changed it to 720, and BAM!!! The pic was gone and the message was back. If you are thinking "Why is he so stupid?" I'm asking my self the same quastion
So now I can't get anything from my computer. I have auto started it again, and reset to factory settings via the menu. Still nothing. Computer is restarted also.

Any ideas anyone?
Is there some way of restoring to the condition to the "in box" or "out of the box" condition?

Really frustrating so hoping for the best
Have a nice day
post #3094 of 3424
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Originally Posted by meh :-| View Post

I had that same exact problem. I had Sony repair come out and swap out the power supply, and it didnt solve anything. I think it has to do with some voltage fluctuation from the electrical main, and unfortunately there's nothing you can really do about it.

I was able to eliminate the buzzing on my TV by changing outlets, and never turning on a set of lights on our wall that is hooked up to a dimmer switch.
post #3095 of 3424
Is there a way to get rid of the ads under the reccomendations tab on the xross bar ?? Thanks in advance for any reply !
post #3096 of 3424
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Originally Posted by redrum801 View Post

Is there a way to get rid of the ads under the reccomendations tab on the xross bar ?? Thanks in advance for any reply !

It's under Preferences off the main menu. You can toggle it on and off.
post #3097 of 3424
I picked up my KDL-55NX720 at Fry's Electronics about a week and a half ago. I spent about a week adjusting the picture settings and trying the different one's listed on this site. In the end, I went with belpat's recommendations with a few minor tweaks for personal preferences. The living room of my apartment has a lot of windows and is pretty bright, so I was a little concerned about glare on the gorilla glass. Fortunately I don't really notice it when sitting dead center of the set.

All in all, I couldn't be happier. The color and blacks are amazing. I have a little issue with clouding, but had that on my previous Sony LCD too, so I barely notice it. I originally thought the 3D would be a nice little bonus that I could explore later. Yeah right! After the first day I ended up buying three additional pairs of glasses and ordering all sorts of 3D Blu-Rays online. Wipeout 3D on the PS3 is amazing on this TV and has become the party game of choice among my buddies. My girlfriend and I watched the Lion King 3D which had her saying wow throughout the entire movie. Frankly I don't think I could have made a better purchase.

Here are a few pics of my setup which includes:
TV: KDL-55NX720
Receiver: Marantz NR1501 - Just over 1 year old, but no 3D support :-(
Blu Ray/Gaming: PS3
HD DVD: Toshiba HD-A30
DVD: Sony DVP-CX995V 400 disc changer (not pictured)
And my PC

Sorry for the pic quality. I'm still rocking the 1st generation iPhone.
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post #3098 of 3424
Well maybe I'm a little too picky but i turned on my TV today and took a look at the gap in the corner. I can see a lil bit of light, not like light is coming out, but I can actually see reflection of light on the screen from the gap (hope that was understandable). I'm still on my 30 day return policy so I don't really know what to do, keep this one or exchange it for another one. Any thoughts on the whole gorilla glass coming a little off? Should I return this set and get a replacement?
post #3099 of 3424
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Originally Posted by mars009 View Post

Well maybe I'm a little too picky but i turned on my TV today and took a look at the gap in the corner. I can see a lil bit of light, not like light is coming out, but I can actually see reflection of light on the screen from the gap (hope that was understandable). I'm still on my 30 day return policy so I don't really know what to do, keep this one or exchange it for another one. Any thoughts on the whole gorilla glass coming a little off? Should I return this set and get a replacement?

Hard to say. I'd say that you SHOULDN'T have to put up with any gorilla glass separation issues that affect picture quality but you may also need to pick your poison. If the current set is otherwise acceptable (no flashlighting or clouding etc) you might want to see if you can do something yourself to close the gap. I believe someone in this thread glued theirs and may have some advice.

It may sound ridiculous to DIY on such an expensive item, but you might replace it and get a set with MORE issues.
post #3100 of 3424
Wow that was quick :O , thanks for your feedback. It is actually the HX820, but I wanted to post this question here since more people seem to have had the issue and the community seems to be more alive (your response shows that ). Yeah apart from that I see no other issues with the TV at all. I've been playing Deus Ex on it for the past week and I've been blown away, and I haven't noticed any clouding either.

Forgot to mention there is also a little bit of white light on the corner, though that might be just my imagination now that i know of that corner with the glass a little bit out (while watching kung fu panda)
post #3101 of 3424
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Originally Posted by mars009 View Post

Wow that was quick :O , thanks for your feedback. It is actually the HX820, but I wanted to post this question here since more people seem to have had the issue and the community seems to be more alive (your response shows that ). Yeah apart from that I see no other issues with the TV at all. I've been playing Deus Ex on it for the past week and I've been blown away, and I haven't noticed any clouding either.

Forgot to mention there is also a little bit of white light on the corner, though that might be just my imagination now that i know of that corner with the glass a little bit out (while watching kung fu panda)

I can't remember if the HX820 is full array or edge lit but on my edge lit NX720 I get some excess light in the corners when watching bright full screen content ( but the local dimming seems to eliminate it when letter boxes etc are displayed). It's minimal in any case and I think there are worse uniformity issues on other sets.
post #3102 of 3424
Finally bought a wall mount...will be hanging up the panel later this week.
post #3103 of 3424
Purchased a new NX720 55" and the picture was excellent however it had the right side lean several others have mentioned. Well Sony optioned to replace the TV with a new one rather than just replacing the stand.

Anyway the new set arrived & after living with it for 2 weeks it just doesn't seem as sharp & crisp as the original with exactly the same settings (copied all setting before new set arrived).

Spoke with Sony & they're sending a tech we'll see where it goes from here.

I've noticed when I use the sharpness setting the difference between 0 and max is not really obvious in PQ - does this seem right? Same results for cable box & bluray both HDMI direct attached (no AVR).
post #3104 of 3424
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Originally Posted by NTRBL View Post

Purchased a new NX720 55" and the picture was excellent however it had the right side lean several others have mentioned. Well Sony optioned to replace the TV with a new one rather than just replacing the stand.

Anyway the new set arrived & after living with it for 2 weeks it just doesn't seem as sharp & crisp as the original with exactly the same settings (copied all setting before new set arrived).

Spoke with Sony & they're sending a tech we'll see where it goes from here.

I've noticed when I use the sharpness setting the difference between 0 and max is not really obvious in PQ - does this seem right? Same results for cable box & bluray both HDMI direct attached (no AVR).

Sharpness in our TV's does not have the same action/result as it used to be with analog TV's. In fact, most people are content to set it to minimum.
The following is from LCD TV:

"The THX Optimizer does not include a Sharpness test pattern, but the DVE and AVIA discs include similar ones: a gray background featuring a black circle with lines radiating out towards the edges of the screen. This pattern is designed to give the sharpness of your TV an optimal test, but even without a test pattern you can see the effects of the Sharpness control: when the Sharpness setting exceeds the optimal level, you will see the artifacts of excessive sharpness around any edge between black and white, or between different colors on the screen. This usually appears as a either a dark "ghost" images of the edge, or a bright "halo" around objects in the picture. These artifacts, not present in the DVD signal, serve to highlight the edges and make appear more defined to the eye.

What you're looking for as you adjust the Sharpness is to get the sharpest possible lines and text in the test pattern image, without the appearance of these false edges and the "halo" effect. Start by cranking up the Sharpness control until the halo artifacts are evident, then back down slowly to the point where they just disappear. At first glance, the picture may appear to the eye to be overly "soft," or slightly blurry. But once your eyes get used to the Sharpness level, you'll actually begin to see more detail, especially in moving images, because the edge effects won't be distracting you from the intended image."

As far as settings, no TV is the same as others.
post #3105 of 3424
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Originally Posted by NTRBL View Post

Purchased a new NX720 55" and the picture was excellent however it had the right side lean several others have mentioned. Well Sony optioned to replace the TV with a new one rather than just replacing the stand.....

I had the same problem - right side lean when the store delivery folks set it up the first time, called the store tech support and they sent audio/video home installer and re-install the stand. There was nothing wrong with the stand just needed to be installed correctly.

Well...I finally got my flat screen wall mounted will post photos tomorrow.
post #3106 of 3424
Hughh - Thanks for the response I'll give the steps you outlined a try.

Ammomeister - The base plate on mine was actually bent & causing the lean. I laid a carpenter level (straight edge) across it & there was an obvious bend in the plate causing it to dip to the right. Didn't look like it was damaged, most likely a manufacturing defect.
post #3107 of 3424
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Originally Posted by NTRBL View Post

Hughh - Thanks for the response I'll give the steps you outlined a try.

Ammomeister - The base plate on mine was actually bent & causing the lean. I laid a carpenter level (straight edge) across it & there was an obvious bend in the plate causing it to dip to the right. Didn't look like it was damaged, most likely a manufacturing defect.

I see...yes if the base plate has a defect then it would cause the issue, I check my base plate there was no defect or damage. It was just installed incorrectly by the delivery folks.
post #3108 of 3424
getting a 46" nx720 delivered tomorrow.. got a pretty sweet deal on it as the shop was getting rid of stock.

I've been reading up all I can but have a couple of questions:

1) can I stream video to the nx720 via DLNA? Anyone tried streaming movies to the TV from an iPhone or iPad?

2) Can anyone recommend a 2.1 system with a wireless subwoofer? I had a look at those Sony "home theater" bundles where you get a blu-ray player/amplifier, are they any good? I did get a blu-ray player together with a TV though, so that might become redundant.

3) Can the TV play movies from a USB hard drive? If I can't get the DLNA streaming working, I thought I could pick up a wifi USB hard drive instead, hook that up to the TV and play content from there.
post #3109 of 3424
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Originally Posted by dharmaone View Post

1) can I stream video to the nx720 via DLNA? Anyone tried streaming movies to the TV from an iPhone or iPad?

DLNA works great. However the Iphone/Ipad don't even support DLNA clients, let alone a DLNA server. Maybe with a 3rd party app it's possible (like plex maybe?).
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Originally Posted by dharmaone View Post

3) Can the TV play movies from a USB hard drive? If I can't get the DLNA streaming working, I thought I could pick up a wifi USB hard drive instead, hook that up to the TV and play content from there.

Yep, it works.
post #3110 of 3424
For those that are interested. I have a KDL-60NX720. The panel is identified as FDHY600LT0101 in the service menu. I wasn't able to find anything about that part number anywhere. So I dug up a magnifying glass to take a look at the pixel structure. It appears to be a S-PVA panel as it looks like the S-PVA panel shown here:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles...chnologies.htm

The magnifying glass was only x15 so I wasn't able to tell the sex of the pixel but I think I was able to see enough.
post #3111 of 3424
I should add that the reason I think it's a S-PVA panels is that the two part pixel structure is very evident as are the diagonal 'cuts' created by the subdomains (with darker content) as discussed in the article I linked to.
post #3112 of 3424
Anybody having an issue with random reboots? Every once and awhile, after turning on my 46NX720 (usually within 5 minutes) the screen goes black for a second, then the Sony logo pops up and a couple of seconds later the normal picture comes back. Just started happening a last week.
post #3113 of 3424
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Originally Posted by paulinmn View Post

Anybody having an issue with random reboots? Every once and awhile, after turning on my 46NX720 (usually within 5 minutes) the screen goes black for a second, then the Sony logo pops up and a couple of seconds later the normal picture comes back. Just started happening a last week.

I noticed it first time today within 5 minutes of turning the TV on as well. It happened twice in the space of 3 minutes. I installed the update like a week back, could it be related?
post #3114 of 3424
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Originally Posted by rajivr View Post


I noticed it first time today within 5 minutes of turning the TV on as well. It happened twice in the space of 3 minutes. I installed the update like a week back, could it be related?

That was my first thought, because it didn't happen before I installed the latest update.
post #3115 of 3424
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Originally Posted by paulinmn View Post


That was my first thought, because it didn't happen before I installed the latest update.

Did you call support? What did they say?
post #3116 of 3424
bought the 55" version of the nx720 back in february for 1499 from sears and returned it 2 days later due to sound. Regretting that decision these days since they no longer carry them in stock and am the not so proud owner of the samsung un55d6000 with AWFUL viewing angles and terrible input lag even in game mode.

How is everyone else's experience with the viewing angles on this tv? From what I remember there was slight contrast fade but more or less kept good colors.


The sound was awful no doubt about it. Had to turn it up to 50/100 on hd channels to be as loud as 15/100 on the samsung. Guess I could have lived with it until I got external speaker setup.
post #3117 of 3424
How's the 3D on this TV? I remember reading a lot of complaints, did the firmware updates or the Sony filters make it better?

Also - if I want to view 3D content from my macbook pro, does it work? I know YouTube does lots of 3D formats (side by side, Interleaved Rows, Columns or Checkerboard, nvidia vision). I think games also support nvidia vision. Which one of those works with these TVs?
post #3118 of 3424
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Originally Posted by dharmaone View Post

How's the 3D on this TV? I remember reading a lot of complaints, did the firmware updates or the Sony filters make it better?

Also - if I want to view 3D content from my macbook pro, does it work? I know YouTube does lots of 3D formats (side by side, Interleaved Rows, Columns or Checkerboard, nvidia vision). I think games also support nvidia vision. Which one of those works with these TVs?

not sure about the 2nd question but i can say the 3d being awful is not true. It all depends on how good the 3d is of the movie/game/show. I watched rio in 3d via comcast on demand side by side viewing and it looked great. Transformers 3d looked good. Under the sea looked incredible on this tv. Then there's some that don't look good like africa safari, clash of the titans or priest
post #3119 of 3424
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Originally Posted by rajivr View Post


I noticed it first time today within 5 minutes of turning the TV on as well. It happened twice in the space of 3 minutes. I installed the update like a week back, could it be related?

It just happened to my set. The screen went black. Then the sony logo and the tv came back on.
post #3120 of 3424
Happened to me twice last week.
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