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Sony hx729

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Thread Starter 
I dont get it why sony didnt make this model with the monolithic design since is better than the nx720 , had anybody took a look to this especific model yet ?
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the HX729 offers consumers looking for the advanced performance and specifications of the HX820 but with a matte display instead of the glossy gorilla glass found on the monolithic models.
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thanks mike .
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Has anyone had a chance to see this TV yet? It has started to enter the online marketplace, but I have yet to come across it in a store. With the matte screen this TV has the options I want, but I still feel hesitant ordering something I can't physically put my eyes on first.
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This tv looks awesome, one of the best cinema modes I've seen on a LCD.
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Originally Posted by MikeMayhem View Post

Has anyone had a chance to see this TV yet? It has started to enter the online marketplace, but I have yet to come across it in a store. With the matte screen this TV has the options I want, but I still feel hesitant ordering something I can't physically put my eyes on first.

Saw one with my own eyes this past weekend - at Fry's.

Picture was nice on blu-ray, no better - no worse than a 55HX800. The bezel at the bottom is markedly different from the HX800's. All in all a nice set if you want to steer clear of monolith. Priced much lower than the HX800 upon release so it will be interesting to watch where this (these) end up as the holidays approach.
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I got one this weekend, very nice tv but horrible backlight bleeding in lower right and left corners ;(
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I saw a 55HX729 in person at Best Buy Magnolia. Didn't play with any settings, but stood and watched it for 5 minutes. I thought the picture quality was damn good. However, the screen is not really matte per se. It's ever so slightly less reflective than the gorilla glass, but it's not a true matte screen. I'd call it more semi-gloss.

There was a 55HX929 sitting across from it for comparison, and the 729 was not quite as reflective as the 929, but close.
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I just got notice that Sony accepted my documents so I should have a 46hx729 in a few weeks. I can't wait!
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Does anyone know the main differences or seen the two on display ? The HX729 is about $600 cheaper Thanks for the help
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I'm trying to decide between this series and the 620 or 720 series TV's. This is for a bedroom. If I really don't care about 3d at the moment is this TV overkill then? Would I be better with the 620?
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hello, i would like to have some information about this tv...

Is there clouding on this tv?
Is there better than samsung d7000?
What is the Input lag of this tv?
How is the 3d mode?

thanks
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I think I am going to get this TV the 46". Can get it at decent price with a friend and family sale at Sony. Worth the extra money to get it.


Edit* Ordered the TV today. Couldn't pass up the price and it should arrive in a few days.
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hey dennis, just wondering if you got your hx729. I'm considering it, but there aren't really any reviews yet so any feedback would be helpful.

I was looking at the nx720, but then I found that I could get the hx729 for about the same price and skip the glossy monolith display plus get real 240hz.
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Haven't had too much of a chance to play with it, but so far I love it. Colors are great, 3d is cool. I haven't had time to play games. I am not the best with calibrating so just left it alone for now. I'd have no proble s recommending it. I paid a great price for it and saw no reason to go to a higher model.
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Dennis, how are you feeling about this TV two weeks later?
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I just ordered this tv and was wondering Dennis if you have discovered any good settings yet?
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I am considering the 55NX720 or 55NX820 and was wondering how the owners feel it does with fast motion like sports? Regarding the NX720 I am concerned that it is a 120hz panel and not a 240hz panel like the NX820 or NX810. My other choise is the 55NX810 which is at a good discount and has a 240hz panel with the Bravia Engine 3. I have been told by Sony sales people that the NX720/NX820 may have a better picture due to the new X Reality Engine and I am concerned with the 120 hz panel of the NX720 since I will be watching alot of sports.

Sony sales people also recommended the HX729 since it has motion flow 480 and the X Pro Reality engine but does not have the momolithic design which I am told adds contrast and enhances colors and blacks.

Any comments and experience on these isuues would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by acermen1212 View Post

I am considering the 55NX720 or 55NX820 and was wondering how the owners feel it does with fast motion like sports? Regarding the NX720 I am concerned that it is a 120hz panel and not a 240hz panel like the NX820 or NX810. My other choise is the 55NX810 which is at a good discount and has a 240hz panel with the Bravia Engine 3. I have been told by Sony sales people that the NX720/NX820 may have a better picture due to the new X Reality Engine and I am concerned with the 120 hz panel of the NX720 since I will be watching alot of sports.

Sony sales people also recommended the HX729 since it has motion flow 480 and the X Pro Reality engine but does not have the momolithic design which I am told adds contrast and enhances colors and blacks.

Any comments and experience on these isuues would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks.

I'd always go with the hx series
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HX729 arrived today. Can't wait to get home and set it up.
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MikeMayhem, let us know your impressions. My 55HX729 arrives tomorrow. I'll be setting it up on Friday.
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I am impressed with the TV so far. It looks much nicer in my living room compared to my old 40" Samsung LCD. It's very light, the stand was assembled and the tv was on my table and turned on in less than 20 minutes.

I don't have much experience with calibration or picture settings so i'll be learning right along with the TV.

The colors looked good out of the box but I definitely will begin tweaking more once i have some "burn in time". I didn't watch much programming. some baseball and an episode of Curb. I spent most of that time playing with the Motionflow settings which made Curb look very strange with turned on the Smooth setting. I'm still not sure what type of programming is best for these technologies.

I put Live Free Die Hard in my ps3 and turned the default cinema setting on. The Blu Ray picture looked good, but felt a little dark for my tastes.

And finally I played Uncharted 2 for a couple hours under the game setting. The game setting at first was entirely too dark, but upping the brightness washed the color out so there will definitely need to be some tweaking on the game settings to fix that.


Sound...not bad for TV speakers. My living room is open, vaulted ceilings, with hardwoods. I still plan to add a soundbar soon.

Debating on whether or not to get Geek Squad's professional calibration or not.
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Mine arrived today and I love it. I have not played with any settings but the default picture is very good. I watched tron 3d and it looked fantastic.
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rcmorr09, did you buy some 3D glasses ahead of time for your HX729? Would you mind saying from where you got them? I assume we need the 2011 model 3D glasses for the HX729? I'm considering trying out the 3D in the near future on this too.
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I got mine from Sony. Best buy and Sony have them on sale at the same price if you needed them right away. I recorded a ton of the Directv 3d shows. Some are great. I have not watched a full movie in 3d yet.
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the 2010 model glasses work. I received two pair of the BR50 models free with my HX729. They are the smaller sized glasses but fit me well enough to watch a 2 hour movie. They fit the lady perfectly. I'll probably get a new pair of the 2011 larger sized ones some time later this year.

nydennis, have you used any calibration settings from prior year model Sonys or done any self-calibration of this tv yet?
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I have not done any calibration on the TV yet. This is my first Sony TV and came from a 3 year old Samsung 40 inch.

The free 3d glasses deal came out after I had already bought my set, but not sure if I would have had that deal. Got it during the Sony friends and family sale.

It is nice that these TV's come with a 18 month warranty. I thought that the others were showing a 12 month?
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I did the software update for my 55HX729. Now I have widgets. It also made the web browser functional to where it will at least now load the sony website.

I'm wondering though, should they have named it a "Sony site browser"? (sarcasm there ) I cannot figure out how to go to different URLs. Like how to you get to say, google.com, or some other website? Anybody had any luck with this or figured it out? The i-manual is practically devoid of any browser operation description.
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Originally Posted by soundofatrain View Post

I got one this weekend, very nice tv but horrible backlight bleeding in lower right and left corners ;(

I'm already going on my second replacement for this same problem. Both sets showed only in the lower left corner. Sony (all assistance came out from the Philippines and they were awesome) took a month to get a brand new 2nd set delivered as these are very new. I'm going to have to call sony corporate and get money back or exchange for another model. This is a consumer nightmare when manufacturer's are knowing/selling defective products. Any suggestions for a model along the same specs?
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Do you have any media options or something to view to see if this problem exists on my unit? As I posted in the other thread i've had my TV for about two weeks and watched several dark movies, played games, etc etc and have not experienced any bleeding or flashlighting (that I can see from my couch)
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