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post #2431 of 2584
isrararrafi and chicagorunner10, when your TV rebooted did you noticed the widget and internet content reset back to default? This is what bother me the most. I like to use the weather and the ESPN widget, and all these rebooting render them impractical to use.
post #2432 of 2584
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Originally Posted by Oh-san View Post

isrararrafi and chicagorunner10, when your TV rebooted did you noticed the widget and internet content reset back to default? This is what bother me the most. I like to use the weather and the ESPN widget, and all these rebooting render them impractical to use.

I don't use the widgets, so I wouldn't have noticed them resetting; and I really only use Netflix for internet services, and I didn't notice anything appear to reset on that.

I did find a recent comment by 'isrararrafi' interesting, that the counts in the error log (self-check diagnostic mode) will reset after a firmware update. The HOST_WDT error listed '03' when I checked for the first time last week, which I knew was way lower than how many times I've seen it reset since I've owned the TV, however since I manually updated to the latest firmware about two weeks ago, that sounds about right, I think it reset (that I've noticed) three times since the last update.
post #2433 of 2584
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Originally Posted by Oh-san View Post

Mr-Homer, I have the STR-DH820 receiver with ARC but I don't turn on the receiver during normal TV (Cable) watching. It seem you and I both use gigabit router. Wonder if that has anything to do with this. It's suppose to be backward compatible...

So, I have a gigibit router and switch, are you using a switch (unmanaged) between your tv and router?

I have an Onkyo using the ARC. I use a harmony 8xx remote control, it sequences the power to all the components one after another.

The thing I don't really like (well sorta) with the harmony remote and I was thinking it could be related to the resets is that the remote will turn on the tv and then turn on the receiver. However, since I have ARC enabled, when the TV turns on, it will also turn on the receiver. Vice versa too, if the receiver gets turned on, it will (depending on the output selected) turn on the tv. I've tried disabling the power control features of ARC, but then the audio doesn't pass through.
post #2434 of 2584
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Originally Posted by chicagorunner10 View Post

I don't use the widgets, so I wouldn't have noticed them resetting; and I really only use Netflix for internet services, and I didn't notice anything appear to reset on that.

I did find a recent comment by 'isrararrafi' interesting, that the counts in the error log (self-check diagnostic mode) will reset after a firmware update. The HOST_WDT error listed '03' when I checked for the first time last week, which I knew was way lower than how many times I've seen it reset since I've owned the TV, however since I manually updated to the latest firmware about two weeks ago, that sounds about right, I think it reset (that I've noticed) three times since the last update.

The problem with "HOST_WDT" is that it's such a cryptic description, at least to end-users. I know we are not suppose to know its existence but it's just too vague.
post #2435 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr-Homer View Post

So, I have a gigibit router and switch, are you using a switch (unmanaged) between your tv and router?

I have an Onkyo using the ARC. I use a harmony 8xx remote control, it sequences the power to all the components one after another.

The thing I don't really like (well sorta) with the harmony remote and I was thinking it could be related to the resets is that the remote will turn on the tv and then turn on the receiver. However, since I have ARC enabled, when the TV turns on, it will also turn on the receiver. Vice versa too, if the receiver gets turned on, it will (depending on the output selected) turn on the tv. I've tried disabling the power control features of ARC, but then the audio doesn't pass through.

My D-Link 825 has a 4-port gigabit switch built-in, so that make it a managed switch right? As for remote control, I'm using Cable company supplied universal remote. Are you guys out of warranty? I think I might call them again. I'm spending way too much time investigating the causes.
post #2436 of 2584
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Originally Posted by Mr-Homer View Post


I wonder, of everyone who has chimed in who is seeing the random resets, are you using ARC (audio return channel) for sending the audio out to a receiver? I am. I wonder if that is a common denominator?

Nope. No receiver here, but still with rare random reboots.

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Originally Posted by Oh-san View Post

Mr-Homer, I have the STR-DH820 receiver with ARC but I don't turn on the receiver during normal TV (Cable) watching. It seem you and I both use gigabit router. Wonder if that has anything to do with this. It's suppose to be backward compatible...

I'm wireless, so no also.
post #2437 of 2584
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Originally Posted by TeqGuy View Post

Your reply has been very helpful! Thanks

My tv is also Feb 2012 and yes, I was talking about the underside of the stand as well. I was not using HDMI because I did not have the cable. Got 1 over the weekend and connected the cable box to tv using that. Looks good except for the problems I mentioned in the above post. It must be calibration issue or I am just not used to leds but I feel the picture is a bit hazy/out of focus. The picture looks pretty good with lights turned off and from around 8-10 feet.

What settings do you use for watching normal television? Thanks once again for replying

I don't think my TV is calibrated perfectly, but I used the settings from one of these posts. There's plenty of posts with people's settings, and I'm still playing around with mine.

Post #1972 also looks promising, but I haven't had time to mess around too much with the settings.

I did tone down the Reds as I did notice that they were a bit intense on this set.
post #2438 of 2584
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Originally Posted by skeetergmania View Post

I don't think my TV is calibrated perfectly, but I used the settings from one of these posts. There's plenty of posts with people's settings, and I'm still playing around with mine.

Post #1972 also looks promising, but I haven't had time to mess around too much with the settings.

I did tone down the Reds as I did notice that they were a bit intense on this set.

Thanks. I used that setting and haven't mess with it for about 4 months.
post #2439 of 2584
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Originally Posted by getchevyn View Post

Thanks. I used that setting and haven't mess with it for about 4 months.

Getchevyn,

on another subject, I think I read a while back that you had the MonsterVision Max 3D kit. I just ordered a couple pairs, but I'm wondering if you're still liking them and think they're worth it over just getting Sony glasses? I don't really want to be doing a bunch of tweaking to get these to work, nor do I want a bunch more wires, but if they're alot better than the Sony glasses then I'll do it.
post #2440 of 2584
Received my new 46HX820 from TigerDirect.

All looks good, dont find any issues with the screen

1) The 6 Degree Up Down swivel motion does not work. I tried many times, but looks like it does not have any 6 degree movement play. The little movement it has , gets reverted soon back. The horizontal movement is just fine.

Am i missing something ? Is my stand defective ????

2) No S video IN ( for iphone) ( Also the Component extra input part does not even have a holder to snap it in.

3) The USB HDD media player is horrible.
post #2441 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by supu007 View Post

Received my new 46HX820 from TigerDirect.

All looks good, dont find any issues with the screen

1) The 6 Degree Up Down swivel motion does not work. I tried many times, but looks like it does not have any 6 degree movement play. The little movement it has , gets reverted soon back. The horizontal movement is just fine.

Am i missing something ? Is my stand defective ????

2) No S video IN ( for iphone) ( Also the Component extra input part does not even have a holder to snap it in.

3) The USB HDD media player is horrible.

I have the same stand on my 55HX729. I don't recommend tilting this stand. After I did this several times, the stand wouldn't stay at the original 90 degree angle. Sony replaced the stand. I never tilted the replacement but if you insist, you must hold the stand base down with one hand and push back at the top of the TV bezel to get it to tilt as shown in the instruction sheet. Don't bother- IMO, its not worth it.
post #2442 of 2584
My HX820 46 has arrived.

It is perfect except for two small backlight bleeding spots on each side of the screen, down under each side, going each on a 45 degree to the center, very minimum, but noticeable on dark scenes.

I mean the whole thing about the monolithic design is that when the screen gets all black, it turns all black from all sides -- it kinda misses this cause of the bleeding.

Anyways, I also have NX720, which does not have black light bleeding onto the screen, and I love both; The HX820 performs better tho and gives a more natural image, even with the bleeding...

but the thing that worries me the most is:

will this continue to be this way or improve? Will the backlight leaking onto the screen get bigger????

Please, can someone help me with this???
post #2443 of 2584
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Originally Posted by madsony1 View Post

My HX820 46 has arrived.

It is perfect except for two small backlight bleeding spots on each side of the screen, down under each side, going each on a 45 degree to the center, very minimum, but noticeable on dark scenes.

I mean the whole thing about the monolithic design is that when the screen gets all black, it turns all black from all sides -- it kinda misses this cause of the bleeding.

Anyways, I also have NX720, which does not have black light bleeding onto the screen, and I love both; The HX820 performs better tho and gives a more natural image, even with the bleeding...

but the thing that worries me the most is:

will this continue to be this way or improve? Will the backlight leaking onto the screen get bigger????

Please, can someone help me with this???

LED lit LCD TVs are prone to issues like light leaks and flash-lighting. My 52EX701 has led light bleeds noticeable off angle and in a dark room when a black background such as a credit roll is being viewed. My 55HX729 does not have this issue. It's very hard to get a perfect display. My feeling is no it will not go away but it won't get worse. If it can't be exchanged, relax and enjoy your TV-you won't be looking at this down the road.
post #2444 of 2584
Well, everyone, I've just received my 46hx820 today. I just had a chance to put it on a stand so far. Did it on my lunch break. I can't wait to get back home and start messing with the settings and admiring my new baby.
post #2445 of 2584
Well, I've messed around with it last night. Not too much but I can already tell that there's a lot of light bleed on right side of my screen as well as on both bottom corners. So far I'm pretty disappointed. Like other ppl said, it's a lottery with this particular set and I'm not one of the winners here.

Could anyone point me at the most suitable settings that can mitigate these issues ? It's a very long thread to go through all of the posts.
post #2446 of 2584
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Originally Posted by maciekmiszkiel View Post

Well, I've messed around with it last night. Not too much but I can already tell that there's a lot of light bleed on right side of my screen as well as on both bottom corners. So far I'm pretty disappointed. Like other ppl said, it's a lottery with this particular set and I'm not one of the winners here.

Could anyone point me at the most suitable settings that can mitigate these issues ? It's a very long thread to go through all of the posts.


Starters:

Contrast all the way up.

Gamma -3

Dynamic led to Standard

Auto light limiter to max

Black corrector Max

Adv Contrast Enhancer Max

Remember, you gotta do this for every input.

server, audio, photos, blu-ray, tv...

This made my set look way better and blacks are richer.

I have two light bleeds on each side of the botton of my screen, too.
But it's very minimum, the rest of my screen looks perfect.

I hope yours is not too bad tho, but i don't think I could live with the SIDE bleeding you're talking about.

Also, you should watch it from the sides to see if it looks even worst.

This side bleeding you're talking about, also, can be just the leds, does it look the same way on the other side or?
post #2447 of 2584
Hi,
1)
Where can i find the details about all the menu systems.
e.g Picture menu

Clear vs Clear plus in motion flow
auto vs auto 2
etc

2)
Also , i don't see the external USB HDD recording option in this TV. In the thread some where it was mentioned.

3) I believe the 'clear plus' setting makes the back light LED flicker on-off in 240Hz to make it over all picture in 480 Mhz.
(A 240hz set with Black Frame Insertion (BFI) = perceived 480hz.)

Any thoughts if this setting reduces the life of the LED panel, as using this setting , the LED back light has to be significantly increased a lot.
Thanks
post #2448 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by madsony1 View Post

Starters:

Contrast all the way up.

Gamma -3

Dynamic led to Standard

Auto light limiter to max

Black corrector Max

Adv Contrast Enhancer Max

Remember, you gotta do this for every input.

server, audio, photos, blu-ray, tv...

This made my set look way better and blacks are richer.

I have two light bleeds on each side of the botton of my screen, too.
But it's very minimum, the rest of my screen looks perfect.

I hope yours is not too bad tho, but i don't think I could live with the SIDE bleeding you're talking about.

Also, you should watch it from the sides to see if it looks even worst.

This side bleeding you're talking about, also, can be just the leds, does it look the same way on the other side or?

Is there anyway you could post your settings so I can test them on my panel. I know there's many things to take under consideration when calibrating it but would be nice to see what you accomplished and maybe I'll get lucky.

I did a few tweaks that you've provided and I am liking it a little bit better. when I get a chance I might take some pictures and share them.

Thanks
post #2449 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by maciekmiszkiel View Post

Is there anyway you could post your settings so I can test them on my panel. I know there's many things to take under consideration when calibrating it but would be nice to see what you accomplished and maybe I'll get lucky.

I did a few tweaks that you've provided and I am liking it a little bit better. when I get a chance I might take some pictures and share them.

Thanks

Scene: General

then you'll use most of the Standard settings.

Plus

Warm 2

and Motionflow standard

and Cinemotion Auto 1

the rest is just like the Standard and what I said before in the previous post.

Why didn't I want to turn all effects off?

Cause even if the purists say that its bettterrrr,
sincerely, all the effects Sony did put on the set
actually make a better image. You should use them!

ALSO, ALSO, I did some research and I've found out that the HX820/HX920 sets are PLAGUED with these issues -- YES, the bottom corners flashlighting even on the HX920!! Thank God I didn't spend more money on the 920!!

I've examined some reviews and most of them talk about it, plus two videos of different corners of the world with the same problem as OURS!! The NX720, surprisingly has the better image, even with better blacks. Now I am not surprised why it was the winner of CNET. I have them both, and yes the NX720 has deeper blacks and no flashlight, clouding and nothing of the sort.

Here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slc0iIMnydU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWyG8RB3g7M
post #2450 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by supu007 View Post

Hi,
1)
Where can i find the details about all the menu systems.
e.g Picture menu

Clear vs Clear plus in motion flow
auto vs auto 2
etc

2)
Also , i don't see the external USB HDD recording option in this TV. In the thread some where it was mentioned.

3) I believe the 'clear plus' setting makes the back light LED flicker on-off in 240Hz to make it over all picture in 480 Mhz.
(A 240hz set with Black Frame Insertion (BFI) = perceived 480hz.)

Any thoughts if this setting reduces the life of the LED panel, as using this setting , the LED back light has to be significantly increased a lot.
Thanks

The menu systems from Sony tv are a bit hard to get TO...

First, you need to be IN the house, sort of saying, so you can change each of them.

Lets say, to change the TV picture, you need to be watching tv,

to change the DLNA (audio, photos, media server) you need to be streaming from your pc; blu-ray and so on so forth.

The thing you'll do is to press HOME, then you'll go to the picture settings, you'll see that it will display TV, or HDMI 1, or (AUDIO, SERVER) something like that for each input. Then you'll change the picture and you can also go back to home and change the audio settings for each INPUT.
same for photos

Clear >> takes the movement defects without much brightness loss.
Clear 2 >> does the same but fu...ks the brightness...
Better use : Standard.

Auto 1 >> videos will look washed, just like a Soap opera.
Auto 2 (name sony gave to a setting that does nothing), that's right, it leaves the content as it is, for movies and all the rest. Pick this one if you wanna see your movies in 24p glory.

For the HDD recording, you just need to plug it in...
post #2451 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by madsony1 View Post

Scene: General

then you'll use most of the Standard settings.

Plus

Warm 2

and Motionflow standard

and Cinemotion Auto 1

the rest is just like the Standard and what I said before in the previous post.

Why didn't I want to turn all effects off?

Cause even if the purists say that its bettterrrr,
sincerely, all the effects Sony did put on the set
actually make a better image. You should use them!

ALSO, ALSO, I did some research and I've found out that the HX820/HX920 sets are PLAGUED with these issues -- YES, the bottom corners flashlighting even on the HX920!! Thank God I didn't spend more money on the 920!!

I've examined some reviews and most of them talk about it, plus two videos of different corners of the world with the same problem as OURS!! The NX720, surprisingly has the better image, even with better blacks. Now I am not surprised why it was the winner of CNET. I have them both, and yes the NX720 has deeper blacks and no flashlight, clouding and nothing of the sort.

Here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slc0iIMnydU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWyG8RB3g7M


I have applied your settings and they indeed make the set look a lot better. I still have to play around with it though to get my screen viewable during the day. It's a bit too dark before sunset.

Can others put their opinion out here regarding hx820 vs nx720 ? Did I make a wrong choice and shoud've went with NX720 ? Seems like I would've saved money and my nerves on trying to adjust these video settings.
post #2452 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by maciekmiszkiel View Post

I have applied your settings and they indeed make the set look a lot better. I still have to play around with it though to get my screen viewable during the day. It's a bit too dark before sunset.

Can others put their opinion out here regarding hx820 vs nx720 ? Did I make a wrong choice and shoud've went with NX720 ? Seems like I would've saved money and my nerves on trying to adjust these video settings.

Yes, I have both tvs and I am actually kinda weird out on how come a "supposedly" better tv is not better at all. The NX720 has better image, better blacks and its screen has no flashlight at all.

But listen...

My NX720 set is 40
My HX820 set is 46

Be aware that lcds up to 46 and on may have more distortion.

remember that was really hard to make an lcd bigger than 40???

LCDs... actually, are very hard to make.

I wont go on the OLED ship wagon that soon... if even LCD tech is not in sync yet... now imagine the freaking OLED??? HAHA
post #2453 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by maciekmiszkiel View Post

I have applied your settings and they indeed make the set look a lot better. I still have to play around with it though to get my screen viewable during the day. It's a bit too dark before sunset.

Can others put their opinion out here regarding hx820 vs nx720 ? Did I make a wrong choice and shoud've went with NX720 ? Seems like I would've saved money and my nerves on trying to adjust these video settings.

Short note:

For blu-ray, try to put your backlight at 4
and for general tv, something between minimum and 4 -- Brazil tvs content is very bright, so I don't know yours, just mess around with the backlight...

The HX820 leds are way more powerful than the NX720s... -- not to a good result, tho...
post #2454 of 2584
I guess I'll have to create two profiles for day and night in this case.

My connection scheme is pretty simple though. I have two devices plugged into my receiver and then receiver plugged into my TV so there's really no need to adjust every HDMI input on the TV.

Thanks for all the info madsony1
post #2455 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicagorunner10 View Post

I don't use the widgets, so I wouldn't have noticed them resetting; and I really only use Netflix for internet services, and I didn't notice anything appear to reset on that.

I did find a recent comment by 'isrararrafi' interesting, that the counts in the error log (self-check diagnostic mode) will reset after a firmware update. The HOST_WDT error listed '03' when I checked for the first time last week, which I knew was way lower than how many times I've seen it reset since I've owned the TV, however since I manually updated to the latest firmware about two weeks ago, that sounds about right, I think it reset (that I've noticed) three times since the last update.

Well, after getting two 'random restarts' two days in a row a couple weeks ago, I didn't see a single one for the past two weeks. I also kept checking the Error Log, and didn't see the HOST_WDT error count change from the '03' value.

I finally saw another one today, and right after I saw it, I went into the Error Log and sure enough, the error count for HOST_WDT increased from 03 to 04.

So I'm not even sure if there was any doubt about the connection between the random restarts and the HOST_WDT error, but from what I'm seeing, it seems to be directly related.

So now... how do we get this resolved??

Is it a hardware issue, or will it possibly be able to be fixed by a firmware update from Sony?
post #2456 of 2584
HDD Recording
1)
Can some one help me with the steps of HDD recording.
May be this feature is only available in EU models. I have the USA 46HX820

I have attached a 320 GB exFAT formatted HDD. In the Video menus , the HDD is recognized , and shows the directory structure.

I don't get any option in menu to register the device & do recoding in it.
The HX820 manual does not list this feature & the remote does not have recording buttons . Only in this thread some people mention about this feature.
There are 2 USB jacks in the TV, does it matter which one is used ?

2) The SONY USB feature is horrible , as it hardly supports any of the downloaded videos i have
Will the DLNA setup help here . Will more formats be supported thru the DLNA streaming option ?

Thanks in advance
Edited by supu007 - 6/6/12 at 11:52am
post #2457 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by madsony1 View Post



ALSO, ALSO, I did some research and I've found out that the HX820/HX920 sets are PLAGUED with these issues -- YES, the bottom corners flashlighting even on the HX920!! Thank God I didn't spend more money on the 920!!


I have them both, and yes the NX720 has deeper blacks and no flashlight, clouding and nothing of the sort.


Here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slc0iIMnydU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWyG8RB3g7M
I demoed both hx820/nx720 at the same time. imo the nx has a darker picture but that doesn't mean it has better blacks.I couldnt get it to go very bright at all,& that was the 46in. with led dimming,which the 40in doesn't have.All edge led have some sort of light intrusion,its par for the course with edge-lit tvs,but of course it can be mostly eliminated with cinema settings/calibration. I can also say the 46in & 55in hx920 when using dimming on low setting,has a more uniform screen (except maybe, a little blooming) than any of the edge-lit sonys since they sorted out the crease issue which was inherent in all the 2011 monolithic sets before the end of the year incl the nx models,thankfully though it seems to be sorted out.smile.gif btw just curious do you reckon using all the extra processing modes improves the picture...
post #2458 of 2584
Question: Is the stand for the 55HX850 compatible with the 55HX820?
post #2459 of 2584
Quote:
Originally Posted by maladjusted View Post

I demoed both hx820/nx720 at the same time. imo the nx has a darker picture but that doesn't mean it has better blacks.I couldnt get it to go very bright at all,& that was the 46in. with led dimming,which the 40in doesn't have.All edge led have some sort of light intrusion,its par for the course with edge-lit tvs,but of course it can be mostly eliminated with cinema settings/calibration. I can also say the 46in & 55in hx920 when using dimming on low setting,has a more uniform screen (except maybe, a little blooming) than any of the edge-lit sonys since they sorted out the crease issue which was inherent in all the 2011 monolithic sets before the end of the year incl the nx models,thankfully though it seems to be sorted out.smile.gif btw just curious do you reckon using all the extra processing modes improves the picture...

The extra processing on the Sony is quite amazing. It makes the picture pop with life and looks so much better,
even more if you use those internet 720p videos. It's easy to see pixelation on them if you simply turn all of the effects
and use cinema mode. They'll look horrible. But if you do as I say, bellow (yes I finally have my final saying on both tvs
regarding calibration after 3 months..), I think you gonna have better blacks, good brightness and lifelike picture without
pixelation and all around definition even on 480p...

I did some re-thinking regarding the configs adv contrast enhancing. The HIGH mode turned the screen up a bit, in
what touches the white point, it turned the picture up.. So the medium is better. So is the auto light limite control for the backlight.
The only one I think should be at high is the black corrector. It really does make the picture more black and hides the backlight.

So here it is:

Following:

What to change (NX720) and (HX820) (settings for the HX820 can be used for HX920 as well!):

Menu>

Preferences>

Scene Select>

General

Eco>

Light Sensor On (all others OFF) to NX720 only!!!

* Light sensor/Ambient sensor should be used to dim the backlight if there are edge failures such as the ones
commonly spoted on the HX820 models' backlight leaks. They almost fade totally away if used with the settings bellow.
It also makes the screen shine when it's totally black or when parts of the screen fade to black, showing
Beautiful reflections on it when it's all black. If backlight is too apparent or if brightness is too much, that wont happen.


Distance Alert OFF
Position Control OFF


Sound>
Sound Adjustments> (current imput)
Dynamic
Surround S-Force Front Surround
S-Force Front Surround On
Sound Enhancer Off
Advanced Auto Volume On (Dolby Digital Plus is On)

*Never turn the volume past 30 with danger of corrupting speakers.



Picture
Picture Adjustments> (current input)
Picture mode Custom


Backlight MIN/4/5
try MIN for tv viewing and 5 for other inputs for NX720
MIN for tv viewing and 4 for other inputs for HX820

Picture MAX
Brightness 50
Color 50
Color temperature Warm 2
Sharpness 65 for NX720 on blu-ray/tv (50 for HX820 on blu-ray/tv) <<< may vary depending on the input.
Noise reduction Auto
MPEG Noise reduction Auto
Dot Noise reduction Auto
Reality Creation Auto (only for HX820)
Smooth Gradation Low (only for HX820)
Motion Flow Standard
Cinemotion Auto 1

Advanced Settings
Black Corrector High
Adv. Contrast Enhancer Medium
Gamma -2
Led Dynamic Control Standard (only for HX820)
Auto Light Limiter Medium
Clear white Off
Live Color Low

White Balance for NX720 (if blue tints are saturaded on the set because of the blacklight intrusion)
or leave as is if not.
R-gain -1
B-gain -2

White Balance for HX820 (if bluish and green tints are saturated on the set because of backlight intrusion)
or leave as is if not.
R-gain -2
G-gain -1
B-gain -3

Detail Enhancer Medium
Edge Enhancer Medium

Ambient sensor> On (only for the HX820)

Screen> (current imput)
Wide mode full
Auto wide OFF
Auto display area Off
Display Area Full Pixel (Use "Normal" for TV viewing)

Credits

home theater magazine, CNET, Television.info, Flatpanels HD, digitaltrends.com, PCWorld, HDTVtest.co.uk,
sound and vision mag

Attention:

All of the settings above were a result of consistent testing using a wide array of videos on both NX720 and HX820
and all of the configurations fine tuned using suggestions posted on the sites above with the main objective of hidding
the backlight on the sets
while maintaining a screen that has soberb brightness but displays accurate blacks (as possible as edge led can do).

Tips:

For better brightness don't use Ambient/light sensor (keep the rest);
For perfect blacks and no sign of backlight use the sensor but brightness will suffer (recommended for dim rooms)

For 3D, the set adjusts backlight to MAX automatically.

For each input should be seleted HOME so it's possible to go to the picture proprieties for each input
so you can change each of them.

They are

USB (audio/photo)
Server (audio/photo)
USB(video)
Server (video)

Internet guide (mode for graphics)
Internet guide (mode video)

Internet guide mode video for services (adjustable for each service,
like youtube/mosh cam/crackle while viewing it)


HDMI (1,2,3,4)
Component
Video 1
Computer

TV
Cable

If you're too observative, I didn't let go most of the standard options on the set,
nor let go of the Sony original imaging processings of the Standard properties; in fact
we can use them to our own good. Instead of turning it all off and ending up with a lifeless picture,
all of the Sony processings actually make a better picture, but it's necessary to adjust the backlight,
and WARM 2 tint so it displays the nearest perfect Kelvin rates so we don't end up with a non-real image
on the set, that kind of bluish image that looks un-real (the kind of image we all see at stores...).
Another thing I tried had was to hide the backlight as much as possible which keeping brightness...
which prooves almost impossible -- brightness must be sacrificed to hide the backlights...

Fast review of the tvs:

Both NX720 and HX820 are perfect to many standards.

The NX720 has, surprisingly a better image than the HX820 regarding how it hides the backlights
But color acurracy is way better handled on the HX820, so is movements and internet video, also
The quality of the image and display are better.

The gorilla glass of the NX720 is less resistant than HX820s' ... The table top stand from NX720
Is less resistant than the HX820s'

It scared the hell outta me to turn the light sensor/ambient sensor on them. I know that it will
Display better blacks but seriously it scared the hell outta me. i've seen some sets starting to turn on and off
By themselves and I think it has to do with the sensors getting broken.

Sony should improve it's Bravia platform delivering videos and music through it. It's just hella beautiful;
I love the Home menu, all of the menus are classic and have a nice touch to it, they are intuitive and sound
High profile.

Both tvs have great sound despite being so thin, and if you turn on the Surround they get a bit
Of "WIDER" sound stage.

It sucks that the NX720 remote was downgraded from the 2010 model, so it's the HX850 this year...
It looks cheap and sony should not do this to its HX models... I love the huge, awesome control from the HX820.
If they could they actually should do it bigger!!! It looks very powerful!

Do you guys know what sensors were taking out from the HX850 model? It breaks my heart to hear how they've
Cut stuff from this awesome set!
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Originally Posted by chicagorunner10 View Post


Well, after getting two 'random restarts' two days in a row a couple weeks ago, I didn't see a single one for the past two weeks. I also kept checking the Error Log, and didn't see the HOST_WDT error count change from the '03' value.


I finally saw another one today, and right after I saw it, I went into the Error Log and sure enough, the error count for HOST_WDT increased from 03 to 04.


So I'm not even sure if there was any doubt about the connection between the random restarts and the HOST_WDT error, but from what I'm seeing, it seems to be directly related.


So now... how do we get this resolved??


Is it a hardware issue, or will it possibly be able to be fixed by a firmware update from Sony?

Are you using the Rovi TV guide? My TV has been resetting lately as well. I notice that the data in the TV Guide gets wiped out whenever that happens. I've been on wireless and used the ethernet cable (LAN) and it's happened using both. Perhaps if you disable the Rovi Guide in the settings, in the Home menu the resets will stop?
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