ok, have some questions:
1. how does the recommendation system work? :S
"Searches for and shows programs you may like under [Recommendations] in the Home Menu." ( I believe it does this based upon your broadcast viewing habits)
2. what is picture adjustment lock under preference?
"Prevents the picture adjustments from being changed."
3. when i press the power button in the remote the tv goes to stand by and a small red light turns on. But if i press the power button on the tv to turn it off there are no lights on and in both cases i can use the remote to turn back the tv on. so my question is, what is the difference between the remote power button and the tv power button?
This is the power save mode. It continues to draw power in the standby mode and should start up faster.
4. is it just my tv or does it take a long time to start up before we can access the home menu?
Yep--same here, a bit annoying but I have learned to wait a few seconds
5. is there any button in the remote where you can change picture settings quickly from cutom to standard to vivid? i know there is a scene select button but i don't use it that much.
Affordable enhanced sound for your HX820.
For anyone interested, today I installed the new Sony 3D Sound Bar Home Theater system the Sony HT-CT550W. I had it all connected to my HX820 and humming in minutes.
I've got to say I was a bit nervous after having read the "mixed" reviews on this system--some consumers were pretty negative, but now that I have it all set up I can only wonder if some of these guys had a defective system, didn't utilize all the receiver settings correctly, or perhaps this system wasn't compatible with some or all of their other home theater components, or worse they used old component cables instead of high speed HDMI cables.
Connecting to my Sony HX820 TV was seamless. It all syncs up (receiver, Blu ray, TV) to the TV remote with 550W receiver controls displayed on the TV screen so I can make any receiver adjustments while viewing content ( Only with high speed HDMI cables)
For the money, this system produces booming, ear-ringing sound with deep Subwoofer bass. So much so I got in trouble with the rest of the family in other parts of the house. :-) I used the Master and Commander blu ray disk to help me set the sound controls. Now, I didn't get the full surround sound affects I get on my main home theater system that sports a Denon 3311CI with 5.1 built-ins and center ( that cost $$$$)-- but for the few hundred bucks + free shipping I paid for the Sony HT-CT550W sound bar--I couldn't be more impressed.
The other day, I compared this system to the renown Sony CT350 sound bar from 2009/10 at my local Sony Store--and for me--configured correctly with high speed HDMI cables and proper bass, SW and master volume settings using the Step-Up 3D blu-ray--the HT-CT550W output beat the respectable CT350 hands-down. With the HT-CT550W we had the walls shaking at the Sony Store demo room!
If any of you are looking for a low cost $335-$399, quality system to enhance your HX820 TV speakers, I highly recommend the Sony HT-CT550W. If you've got a much biger budget and a very large room--then check out the Denon 3311CI for a real 5.1 or 7.1 experience
Thanks for reading!
Nice! I dig the look of the sub in that system.
I'll always be a traditional AV receiver/speaker guy at heart.
- Onkyo TX-SR608
- Energy Take Classic 7.1 channel speakers system. (Soon to be 7.2 as I will be adding the Energy ESW-M8 as a second sub in the back of the room.)
My typical sound profile is Dolby PLIIz Height speakers. So I have the front center channel, two satellites in the front on both sides, two in the back/side and two high satellites in the front for the vertical sound stage. Watching blurays with a helicopter overhead or rainfall really has an amazing effect.