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post #331 of 3424
Same here, just installed the new firmware. no idea what it changed. We should find out in a day or 2.

Belpat
post #332 of 3424
If the signal is too weak, try getting ethernet over powerline adapters. As long as you are on the same fuse panel, it should work.
http://www.newegg.com/store/subcateg...ine-networking
post #333 of 3424
Nope. I got my order approved on Thursday, TV arrived yesterday. I had to update firmware.
post #334 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Merican View Post

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to stick up for the tv or Sony. Flash lighting between inputs is just the way sony decide to handle the back light during moments of no signal. On my set the tv looks a slightly uneven grey. During viewing it nonexistent.

Look at my pictures here. The loading screen was the only way I could get a descent picture of clouding on my set.

Would I rather that my tv was perfect in every way, Yes.

Is there a tv made that i would be satisfied with, No.

Would I rather have a 820 or 929, sure.

Am I going to spend the extra money, No, not after having this set and getting the price I did through the replacement program.

The biggest issue I have with the tv is that its too small. Seriously, I wanted to upgrade in size from 55. I even made a full size template to get an idea what to expect. The problem is that the old sxrd was nearly two feet closer than the new wall mount. So a 60" tv is practically the same viewing size as the 55" sxrd, But there was no way I was going to wait for the 65's to come out.

I have not tried any of the below I just thought I would post it in case it helps someone.

From Sony Asia

Thank you Merican - I agree. I still love my tv and I am extremely thankful for Sony stepping up.
post #335 of 3424
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Originally Posted by mystic54 View Post

Gotcha. I thought I'd ask because the EX720 seemed to have a game mode as indicated in this post.

I'm not a large gamer on the tv, I've only had experience with StarDust HD and Wipeout HD. Simple games but no lag in 3d (from what I've read cuts down the refresh rate to 60hz per eye) whatsoever.

Our tv does have a game mode setting under scene select under options but as far as I can tell it's only for picture adjustments such as color, brightness, etc...
post #336 of 3424
Has anyone had any issues with KDL60NX720 and Direct TV watching 3D? I don't see this TV as a supported TV on DirectTV's website, but maybe because it's too new?
post #337 of 3424
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Originally Posted by JosephD05 View Post

Has anyone had any issues with KDL60NX720 and Direct TV watching 3D? I don't see this TV as a supported TV on DirectTV's website, but maybe because it's too new?

I have Directv, and yes it was not on the website. In my case, I had to order (no charge) a new DVR the HR20-700 did not support 3D. They sent me a HR21-700 and it works just fine on this TV.
post #338 of 3424
Tried Crysis 2, Black ops,killzone3 and man ohhh man this is one stunning set haven't noticed any crosstalk like the previous NX710 and the samsung 7,8 series along with LG models....this set is much balanced in every aspect specially the SD picture quality,haven't played with the settings that much..but overall an outstanding set compared to its competitors in this range

picked this up from UAE with 4 3D glasses,alice in wonderland 3D(gay),cloudy with a chance of meatballs,1 Demo disc, 2010 world cup 3D disc and wall bracket was expecting the Bunchin stand but they are not offering this year
post #339 of 3424
It was the best offer Sony made for replacing a 42WE655.
post #340 of 3424
Just received my TV yesterday. Got it up and running and the picture is outstanding. It may need some calibration tweaks but other than that I can't find anything wrong. I will try the 3D portions as soon as I get some glasses. I do still have to set up all the internet options but thanks to all the advice from you kind folks I don't really anticipate any major issues.
post #341 of 3424
The GOrilla glass is awesome. This is the glass on the iphones and Ipads. Makes me feel much more at ease with a one year old Regarding the glare, it's funny, I think it has less reflections than tehe EX720. I saw them at SOnystyle side by side, the NX had less glare somehow. Amazing screen.
post #342 of 3424
Could anyone tell me the difference between the KDL-60NX720 and the KDL-60NX725?
(I'm living in eurpe and I have no idea what the difference is -> they only have the 720 for sale, at the moment)
post #343 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Belazur View Post

Could anyone tell me the difference between the KDL-60NX720 and the KDL-60NX725?
(I'm living in eurpe and I have no idea what the difference is -> they only have the 720 for sale, at the moment)

The last digit usually stands for the type of tuner/signal able to receive. For instance, the UK models end in a "3" and that denotes their type of...I believe, what they call "Free View". The units slated for Germany usually end in "0". Everything else should be just about the same.

Of course, we are referring to Sony model numbers.

You may want to visit our sister publication, the AVS UK edition and post your question for a definite answer. Thanks for visiting us.
post #344 of 3424
Question for NX720 owners regarding the dynamic LED backlight:

If you have a completely black screen and a bright object shows up covering ~20% of the screen, what happens?

1. Is the backlight increased, so that the black area becomes brighter than ideal?

or

2. Is the backlight kept low, so that the bright object is less bright than ideal?
post #345 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Fjodor2000 View Post

Question for NX720 owners regarding the dynamic LED backlight:

If you have a completely black screen and a bright object shows up covering ~20% of the screen, what happens?

1. Is the backlight increased, so that the black area becomes brighter than ideal?

or

2. Is the backlight kept low, so that the bright object is less bright than ideal?

Objects remain bright, and screen stays black.....it really works awesome.
post #346 of 3424
Sounds impossible, since the Dynamic LED backlight would then in fact not be dynamic.

But hey, if it works then it's great! Perhaps the brightness does change, but one does not notice it when watching...?

Also, if it works as well as you say then I see little point in paying more to get a Full array backlight LED TV (e.g. HX920/929). Or?
post #347 of 3424
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Originally Posted by hughh View Post

The last digit usually stands for the type of tuner/signal able to receive. For instance, the UK models end in a "3" and that denotes their type of...I believe, what they call "Free View". The units slated for Germany usually end in "0". Everything else should be just about the same.

Of course, we are referring to Sony model numbers.

You may want to visit our sister publication, the AVS UK edition and post your question for a definite answer. Thanks for visiting us.

Thank you for your quick reply Yep, I live in germany.
Well, I think I will order the NX720
It looks SO good, too
post #348 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Belazur View Post

Thank you for your quick reply Yep, I live in germany.
Well, I think I will order the NX720
It looks SO good, too

Where in Germany? Are you connected to the US Military? I used to travel to Wiesbaden (USAF) many years ago. Loved shopping for stuff at Mainz. Nice place!
post #349 of 3424
I didn't see any reviews of the NX720 in this thread. Please, forgive if this has been previously posted as it didn't turned-up during a search.
The full review can be read here: http://asia.cnet.com/product/sony-br...d-45438794.htm


KDL-46NX720 (46-inch LCD)

The good: Sharp and smooth pictures; flicker-free 3D glasses; impactful sound; built-in Wi-Fi; Internet TV function.
The bad: Visible crosstalk; visible image cropping in all aspect ratios; Web browser lacks Flash support; weird remote design.
The bottom line: The Sony Bravia KDL-46NX720 is a handsome and well-equipped 3D TV, but is held back by moderate crosstalk that's visible during 3D playback.

Review:
The Sony Bravia KDL-46NX720 is the successor to the Editors' Choice KDL-46NX710, which stood out among the competition for its flicker-free 3D pictures. This 2011 model not only sports the same attractive monolithic design, but has also been updated with new features. These include an Internet browser and Corning's Gorilla glass protection. That said, we found its 3D performance can be a bit lacking compared with other new 3D TVs, especially in terms of crosstalk reduction.

Performance
Standard-definition (SD) content
Couch potatoes will not be disappointed by the sanitized and sharper-than-usual free-to-air TV visuals offered by this Bravia. Stepping up to digital broadcasts yielded even clearer reception resulting in much lower ghosting and "blockiness". We were impressed with the mostly jaggies-free DVD upscaling, as well as the effective Detail and Edge Enhancer reinforcing subtle details without amplifying noise. Our biggest gripe here was the moderate image cropping visible in the Full Screen aspect ratio. Still, this did not stop the Sony from achieving perfect color decoding and grayscale tracking scores in Avia test patterns.

High-definition (HD) content
While film lovers might find the KDL-46NX720's razor-sharp HD pictures a tad unnatural, it was hard to fault its warm cinematic colors. This ensures skin tones were faithfully depicted onscreen beside a palette of rich saturated hues. Another strong proposition was the expert balance of deep blacks and revealing shadows, which outclassed both the Samsung D8000 and LG LW6500. Adding to this sterling performance was judder- and artifact-free motion while playing 24p Blu-ray films.It is a pity this TV lacks a dot-to-dot aspect ratio or else it could have been a flawless showing since we did not encounter any issue during HQ-HQV's Video and Film Resolution Loss tests.

Sadly, it was less clear cut for 3D performance. On the one hand, a combination of layering depth and flicker-free visuals made watching 3D content more convincing and enjoyable throughout the day. This was matched by noticeably smoother motion compared with its predecessor, as well as a fairly effective 2D-to-3D conversion engine and good sharpness to boot. On the other hand, the KDL-46NX720 exhibited far more crosstalk when we placed it alongside a Samsung D8000 and Panasonic VT20. There was also a tendency for the 3D effects to fluctuate when there were major head movements. The good news is that the glasses do not blackout around 90-degree angles.

Games, PC and Multimedia
In game mode, this 46-incher delivered crisp and fluid graphics for gaming with negligible video-processing lag. A 1080p PC feed supplied through the PC input displayed clearly legible text and banding-free color gradations, too. We had no problem working with most supported media files, including 1080p AVCHD clips streamed remotely from a DLNA-ready server, save for our MPO (3D photo) collection which failed to play altogether on the Bravia. Lastly, Bravia Internet Video was relatively easy to use and delivered acceptable picture quality, but Web browsing was kind of sluggish.
http://asia.cnet.com/product/sony-br...d-45438794.htm
post #350 of 3424
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Originally Posted by hughh View Post

Where in Germany? Are you connected to the US Military? I used to travel to Wiesbaden (USAF) many years ago. Loved shopping for stuff at Mainz. Nice place!

Near Ulm. There were the Wiley barracks
youtube.com/watch?v=5jJ_3ECw66I
post #351 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Belazur View Post

Near Ulm. There were the Wiley barracks
youtube.com/watch?v=5jJ_3ECw66I

Beautiful base...err, camp. I retired from the USAF in '77. In 2004 we purchased a BMW 3 series through the BMW European Delivery system. We picked it up in Munich and drove for a week. One of the places we visited in Bavaria was Neu Ulm and it's beautiful cathedral. We love Germany and it's people.

Hang in there, you'll be home soon.
post #352 of 3424
Any of you ladies used USB recording yet? I cannot find any mention of this online or in the settings/preferences. Does it only become enabled if you plug a USB device into the TV?
post #353 of 3424
"visible image cropping in all aspect ratios"

Does anybody know what they mean by this?
post #354 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Fjodor2000 View Post
"visible image cropping in all aspect ratios"

Does anybody know what they mean by this?
My tv is a 2010 60EX700 and it has an adjustment where you can "map pixel to pixel". In the days of analog tv, manufacturers used to ensure that the actual picture was larger than what the crt was able to show. The reason was that with time, the picture would start shrinking and without any "overscan" the tv would show a black area around the top and bottom edges.

I don't use a computer in conjunction with my tv, but I have seen many posts where they state it's necessary to do away with overscan when using a computer. Otherwise, you lose part of the video around the edges.

For everyday purpose, especially for HiDef, it's best to adjust it to "FULL PIXEL" in the display area. This, on my tv can be accessed by pressing HOME on the remote and navigating to the far extreme left where it says SETTINGS and then Picture & Display. If your tv cuts off the bottom of the news on ESPN, CNN, etc. a change to Full Pixel will take care of the problem. Most recent Sony TVs I have seen have this option/adjustment. I am puzzled as to why this tv is lacking of this setting.
post #355 of 3424
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Originally Posted by crackmonke View Post
Any of you ladies used USB recording yet? I cannot find any mention of this online or in the settings/preferences. Does it only become enabled if you plug a USB device into the TV?
I don't know any ladies around here, but yes, I can tell you that by inserting a USB device, the TV will report that "USB Device Has Been Found" or similar words.
post #356 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Fjodor2000 View Post
"visible image cropping in all aspect ratios"

Does anybody know what they mean by this?
I was really surprised they said that. I've been feeding my TV a wide variety of signals (cable, PS3, HTPC) and I haven't noticed this at all. In fact, it seems to correctly scale every single PC resolution I've thrown at it so far -- i.e. the Windows start bar is always perfectly aligned. My old A2000 had terrible (and uncorrectable) overscan, so I'm thrilled with how the NX720 performs.

I still haven't been able to get the wireless to connect. Not a deal-breaker in my case, just a head scratcher (since it always "sees" the router). I just bought two pairs of 3D glasses. Have to agree with that reviewer -- there's definitely some ghosting -- but it's a fun gimmick. My bigger issue with 3D is that the new Sony glasses A) dim the screen a bit and B) introduce a slight yellow tinge. Anyone have any ideas how to counteract this? I've already got the backlight set to Max.
post #357 of 3424
Hi, i have installed my first 3D tv yesterday. NX720, 40''.

I am satisfied with the output picture i am getting from normal SD input, better than the 46'' EX520 which i discarded due to the motion lag.

My question is, i tried to change the normal 2D content to 'Simulate 3D' option. I am not satisfied with the depth of the picture i am getting. Have not yet tried the 3D as am in the process of buying a PS3 to play the 3D.
post #358 of 3424
Why is it I am NOT surprised with the depth of picture in the Simulate 3D?

Have you read owners reports on this and other tv's here on AVS? It would really surprise me if you could find more than a handful of owners that were totally satisfied with their TVs performance in "simulate".
post #359 of 3424
Are there any differences between the 55" and 60" model's beyond the obvious 5 inches? Are the panels made by the same manufacturer? Is the edge lighting any different? Just curious what makes it worth the extra $900 in price for only 5".
post #360 of 3424
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Originally Posted by seantos View Post

Are there any differences between the 55" and 60" model's beyond the obvious 5 inches? Are the panels made by the same manufacturer? Is the edge lighting any different? Just curious what makes it worth the extra $900 in price for only 5".

Those extra 5 inches makes for over a 20 percent larger TV. They are exactly the same except for the size which is a huge difference.
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