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post #1681 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gatorboi352 View Post

Since this thread kind of fizzled out, I'll drop a random story here from the past weekend.

I was at my local Best Buy taking a gander at the new 4K Sony set they had on display (not impressed, and what's up with those speakers on the sides?!?!) when i came across their "opened/used" TV section. There was a 55" 750 with an asking price of $1800!! I almost fell over in the store after seeing that. Used, returned, and still asking $1800.


My wife and I saw the new Sony 4K again today at BB and this was the first time my wife saw it and you know what she told me AND the salesman? I don't look any different PQ wise then our tv. The salesman then went into his speal about how it was 4K and had Triluminous color ect ect. I told him it wasn't worth what Sony was asking for it and whats the deal with Sony making it only 120hz and Edge Lit? A tv like 4K should have a higher refresh rate then 120hz and should be full array LED not Edge Lit.......But whatever I aint buying anytime now or in the near future. As for the 55inch 750 you saw for $1800.00? That's absurd paying that price for a used tv and its more absurd that BB is even asking that much for it.
post #1682 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

My wife and I saw the new Sony 4K again today at BB and this was the first time my wife saw it and you know what she told me AND the salesman? I don't look any different PQ wise then our tv. The salesman then went into his speal about how it was 4K and had Triluminous color ect ect. I told him it wasn't worth what Sony was asking for it and whats the deal with Sony making it only 120hz and Edge Lit? A tv like 4K should have a higher refresh rate then 120hz and should be full array LED not Edge Lit.......But whatever I aint buying anytime now or in the near future. As for the 55inch 750 you saw for $1800.00? That's absurd paying that price for a used tv and its more absurd that BB is even asking that much for it.

What was most amazing was how they were doing the 1080 vs. 4K comparison videos in the same manner that they did the SD vs. HD comparison videos back in 2006. They honestly were attempting to pass off the impression that 1080p was somehow undesirable and that you needed 4K! You could hardly even tell a difference and that was their showcase comparison! Unbelievable!
post #1683 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

My wife and I saw the new Sony 4K again today at BB and this was the first time my wife saw it and you know what she told me AND the salesman? I don't look any different PQ wise then our tv. The salesman then went into his speal about how it was 4K and had Triluminous color ect ect. I told him it wasn't worth what Sony was asking for it and whats the deal with Sony making it only 120hz and Edge Lit? A tv like 4K should have a higher refresh rate then 120hz and should be full array LED not Edge Lit.......But whatever I aint buying anytime now or in the near future. As for the 55inch 750 you saw for $1800.00? That's absurd paying that price for a used tv and its more absurd that BB is even asking that much for it.

What was most amazing was how they were doing the 1080 vs. 4K comparison videos in the same manner that they did the SD vs. HD comparison videos back in 2006. They honestly were attempting to pass off the impression that 1080p was somehow undesirable and that you needed 4K! You could hardly even tell a difference and that was their showcase comparison! Unbelievable!


I am with you all the way on this gator. Its funny when my wife will tell the salesman that she cant see the difference between 4K and 1080p and he keeps saying "Oh there is a difference". Or she tells him that the PQ is no different then our HX750 and he says "Oh but the HX750 don't have Sonys Triluminous (Or however you spell it) feature. Yes its unbelievable all right....its funny as hell when a new Technology like 4K cant impress a person when she first see's it. It sure the hell don't impress me that's for sure.
post #1684 of 1878
Boy did this thread go dead! lol This September I will have had my tv for 1 year and so far so good. No complaints and no issues and I am happy about that. I am hopeing for many more years of enjoyment from my HX750 because I don't plan on getting another tv now or anytime in the near future. Why? Because they don't build them like they used to and that's not only Sony but the other manufacturers as well. Is 4K in my future? Nope.......how about OLED? Depends. So again for now and for the for seeable future I am staying with what I have and have no complaints about it. My tv has every feature I need and want I only wish I had gone to the 55inch HX750 but oh well not a big deal. So this may be my last post in this thread and if it is its been fun! wink.gif
post #1685 of 1878
Thread Starter 
Same for us.
post #1686 of 1878
Me too. Honestly the silence in this thread is a glowing endorsement of the tv. We're all set up and enjoying it. No one's complaining.
post #1687 of 1878
TV rebooted twice in 10 minutes last night. Seems to be happening more often. Only a couple weeks left of my 1 year warranty, and unfortunately it looks like I will need to have the TV serviced again.
post #1688 of 1878
What up HX750 owners,

Like the rest of you, my TV is great. Colors are vibrant as ever. The light blacks still irk me. During the day and with dim lighting at night, the TV is still by far better than the 50' Samsung Plasma that I demoted to the bedroom. But damn it, why didn't Sony give it a deeper black levels. Sometimes I think and maybe I should have shelled out the extra $500 for the hx850. I have seen the other team (plasmas) and they do produce some serious blacks. But hell, that beast would heat up the whole living room and the gloss on it was just B...A...D....un watchable in the day time.

Anyways, still love it, just thinking...
post #1689 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gnuf View Post

Me too. Honestly the silence in this thread is a glowing endorsement of the tv. We're all set up and enjoying it. No one's complaining.

I agree.

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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

TV rebooted twice in 10 minutes last night. Seems to be happening more often. Only a couple weeks left of my 1 year warranty, and unfortunately it looks like I will need to have the TV serviced again.

If its giving you that much trouble and its a reoccurring issue then by all means get it serviced or try and get a exchange. I would probably try and get a new one lucidream. But you might end up with the W802 and I don't know how happy you would be with that model but its worth a try.

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What up HX750 owners,

Like the rest of you, my TV is great. Colors are vibrant as ever. The light blacks still irk me. During the day and with dim lighting at night, the TV is still by far better than the 50' Samsung Plasma that I demoted to the bedroom. But damn it, why didn't Sony give it a deeper black levels. Sometimes I think and maybe I should have shelled out the extra $500 for the hx850. I have seen the other team (plasmas) and they do produce some serious blacks. But hell, that beast would heat up the whole living room and the gloss on it was just B...A...D....un watchable in the day time.

Anyways, still love it, just thinking...

Have you tried tinkering with the Advanced Contrast Enhancer and the Black Corrector feature? I have my ACE on low and my Black Corrector on Medium and the blacks are great. Give those a try and see if you like the blacks then.
post #1690 of 1878
I have the KDL-46HX800 and I've noticed when watching 4:3 dvd's over HDMI the image gets streched, with no way of selecting/switching it to 4:3 (the original aspect ratio). Do others have this problem as well? Is it a known issue? CAn it be fixed?

When using the analogue connections it's no problem to watch 4:3.

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Google got me here, but now I also found this thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1256155/official-sony-kdl-xxhx800-owners-thread (do I kinda assume all KDL's would have this issue)
post #1691 of 1878
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Originally Posted by shadow_zero View Post

I have the KDL-46HX800 and I've noticed when watching 4:3 dvd's over HDMI the image gets streched, with no way of selecting/switching it to 4:3 (the original aspect ratio). Do others have this problem as well? Is it a known issue? CAn it be fixed?

When using the analogue connections it's no problem to watch 4:3.

EDIT:
Google got me here, but now I also found this thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1256155/official-sony-kdl-xxhx800-owners-thread (do I kinda assume all KDL's would have this issue)


I would ask about this shadow over on the HX800 thread.
post #1692 of 1878
Interesting findings on input lag ratings in relation to gaming. Apparently the HX750 was one of the worst Sony's tested, and the 802A was the best.

http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/#participants-list
post #1693 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gatorboi352 View Post

Interesting findings on input lag ratings in relation to gaming. Apparently the HX750 was one of the worst Sony's tested, and the 802A was the best.

http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/#participants-list


I looked over the list gator and they have it placed in the "Ok" range as well as the HX850. I don't know how much I can trust that list. Thanks for posting that though. Very interesting.
post #1694 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

I looked over the list gator and they have it placed in the "Ok" range as well as the HX850. I don't know how much I can trust that list. Thanks for posting that though. Very interesting.

I think I'm going to (attempt to) take the plunge and see if Sony "upgrades" me to the 802A. Gonna call in about the random reboots later today.
post #1695 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gatorboi352 View Post

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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

I looked over the list gator and they have it placed in the "Ok" range as well as the HX850. I don't know how much I can trust that list. Thanks for posting that though. Very interesting.

I think I'm going to (attempt to) take the plunge and see if Sony "upgrades" me to the 802A. Gonna call in about the random reboots later today.


Why not give it a try gator....cant hurt especially with all the reboots you have had to deal with. Good luck.
post #1696 of 1878
This is a fantastic piece of image machinery. If you want a 46" LCD for the purpose of watching cable, sports, dvd/blue ray, and using gaming consoles then I would definitely recommend it.

I have never tried this as a smart tv and only experienced the tv's actual sound once.

The sound is not good.

I have read that people experience a lot of reboots for this tv when online.


For me, using this tv offline and with a surround sound system has been a joy.
post #1697 of 1878
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Originally Posted by willie pastrano View Post

This is a fantastic piece of image machinery. If you want a 46" LCD for the purpose of watching cable, sports, dvd/blue ray, and using gaming consoles then I would definitely recommend it.

I have never tried this as a smart tv and only experienced the tv's actual sound once.

The sound is not good.

I have read that people experience a lot of reboots for this tv when online.


For me, using this tv offline and with a surround sound system has been a joy.


First Willie if your talking about the HX750, which I believe you are I tend to agree with you. Mine's been flawless so far. I don't use mine as a smart tv but the feature is there if I want to use it. All streaming, using Apps ect is all being handled by my Sony BDPS590 Blu Ray player. You left out 3D which is excellent on the HX750 as well. The sound? Not very good but as I have said many times in the past what HDTV has good sounding built in speakers? None that I am aware of. My setup is powered by my Pioneer Suround Sound System. So I am a happy guy as well.


Happy 4th Of July.
post #1698 of 1878
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Originally Posted by willie pastrano View Post

This is a fantastic piece of image machinery. If you want a 46" LCD for the purpose of watching cable, sports, dvd/blue ray, and using gaming consoles then I would definitely recommend it.

I have never tried this as a smart tv and only experienced the tv's actual sound once.

The sound is not good.

I have read that people experience a lot of reboots for this tv when online.


For me, using this tv offline and with a surround sound system has been a joy.

It's kind of funny, you mentioning "experience a lot of reboots for this tv when online." and then " using this tv offline" because that's exactly what one Sony rep actually attempted to pass off on me as a solution with my first set that suffered the random reboots. I asked why would I disable features of my TV to "resolve my problem"? That is not a fix! Thankfully their supervisor swapped out my sets. Too bad I'll be having to do it again frown.gif

To me, again beating a dead horse here, the biggest problem with these sets (all LED sets in my experience) is the Banding issues. Unlike Flashlighting, Banding is not correctable or able to be greatly reduced by changing picture settings. It's simply a byproduct of the newer Edge Lit technology and once you've seen it, there is no unseeing it LOL. I am beginning to toss up the idea of selling the HX750 outright and investing in plasma. My biggest issue is that my viewing room is so dark and LEDs seem to shine in brighter rooms.
post #1699 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

First Willie if your talking about the HX750, which I believe you are I tend to agree with you. Mine's been flawless so far. I don't use mine as a smart tv but the feature is there if I want to use it. All streaming, using Apps ect is all being handled by my Sony BDPS590 Blu Ray player. You left out 3D which is excellent on the HX750 as well. The sound? Not very good but as I have said many times in the past what HDTV has good sounding built in speakers? None that I am aware of. My setup is powered by my Pioneer Suround Sound System. So I am a happy guy as well.


Happy 4th Of July.


Yeah Steve, I stream HBO Go, Netflix, Youtube and other apps through my Xbox 360.

I don't know for a fact, but your probably right about almost all other LEDs having crappy built in speakers. I use an Onkyo package 5.1 surround sound. Im happy with that.
post #1700 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gatorboi352 View Post

It's kind of funny, you mentioning "experience a lot of reboots for this tv when online." and then " using this tv offline" because that's exactly what one Sony rep actually attempted to pass off on me as a solution with my first set that suffered the random reboots. I asked why would I disable features of my TV to "resolve my problem"? That is not a fix! Thankfully their supervisor swapped out my sets. Too bad I'll be having to do it again frown.gif

To me, again beating a dead horse here, the biggest problem with these sets (all LED sets in my experience) is the Banding issues. Unlike Flashlighting, Banding is not correctable or able to be greatly reduced by changing picture settings. It's simply a byproduct of the newer Edge Lit technology and once you've seen it, there is no unseeing it LOL. I am beginning to toss up the idea of selling the HX750 outright and investing in plasma. My biggest issue is that my viewing room is so dark and LEDs seem to shine in brighter rooms.


That's messed up what the Sony rep said. Sounds like they just didn't want to swap it.

I remember you told me about once you see it that there's no unseeing it a while ago. I had a problem with the netflix homescreen image being sort of shadowed on to the tv but eventually that faded out. The problem I see is when the tv is all the way black I got these somewhat noticeable vertical black lines. I've just learned not to let it bother me too much.

The reason I bought this tv was to have a good set to watch sports. I looked at it's smart tv abilities as extra, but I knew I wouldn't use them much since I have an Xbox.
post #1701 of 1878
Well its the end for me in this thread. I went online and bought a 46HX850 at an insane price that I just couldn't turn down. There was nothing wrong at all with my HX750 but I just love the sleek design that the gorilla glass gives to the HX850 and in all honesty it was something I wish my tv had all along but didn't. That being said it was fun being apart of this thread and this forum. Oh I will still be around and you can catch me over on the HX850 thread if anyone is interested. So long guys.
post #1702 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Well its the end for me in this thread. I went online and bought a 46HX850 at an insane price that I just couldn't turn down. There was nothing wrong at all with my HX750 but I just love the sleek design that the gorilla glass gives to the HX850 and in all honesty it was something I wish my tv had all along but didn't. That being said it was fun being apart of this thread and this forum. Oh I will still be around and you can catch me over on the HX850 thread if anyone is interested. So long guys.

Wait a gosh dern minute, I thought you hated the gorilla glass look of the 850? wink.gif No worries man, enjoy your new set!

I'm off to try and get a 802A! I need that reduced latency rate for my vidja games!
post #1703 of 1878
I've been wondering about the 24hz mode for movies. I have scene selected to movie and there 'movie 2' (whats the difference between movie 1 and 2?). When I play blu-ray from ps3 and press the info button, it states 1080p 24hz. but when I play movies from my PC set to 1080p60hz it obviously doesnt state 24hz. I tried to set up 24hz from the drivers, but the picture lacks fluid motion even when I move the mouse, shoudnt it kick to 96hz mode? How do I properly set it up for PC movie playback? And what does film modes auto 1 and 2 do? when I set '1' on PC movies are played jerky. Auto 2 doesnt seem to do anything. Euro region.
post #1704 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Well its the end for me in this thread. I went online and bought a 46HX850 at an insane price that I just couldn't turn down. There was nothing wrong at all with my HX750 but I just love the sleek design that the gorilla glass gives to the HX850 and in all honesty it was something I wish my tv had all along but didn't. That being said it was fun being apart of this thread and this forum. Oh I will still be around and you can catch me over on the HX850 thread if anyone is interested. So long guys.


Cool. Thanks for the helpful tips.
post #1705 of 1878
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Well its the end for me in this thread. I went online and bought a 46HX850 at an insane price that I just couldn't turn down. There was nothing wrong at all with my HX750 but I just love the sleek design that the gorilla glass gives to the HX850 and in all honesty it was something I wish my tv had all along but didn't. That being said it was fun being apart of this thread and this forum. Oh I will still be around and you can catch me over on the HX850 thread if anyone is interested. So long guys.

Wait a gosh dern minute, I thought you hated the gorilla glass look of the 850? wink.gif No worries man, enjoy your new set!

I'm off to try and get a 802A! I need that reduced latency rate for my vidja games!


LOL at one time I thought I did to gator but time and price changes everything buddy. My HX750 was a great tv but like I said time and price changes everything. Good luck on getting that 802A. After what you have had to put up with you deserve a new set.

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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Well its the end for me in this thread. I went online and bought a 46HX850 at an insane price that I just couldn't turn down. There was nothing wrong at all with my HX750 but I just love the sleek design that the gorilla glass gives to the HX850 and in all honesty it was something I wish my tv had all along but didn't. That being said it was fun being apart of this thread and this forum. Oh I will still be around and you can catch me over on the HX850 thread if anyone is interested. So long guys.


Cool. Thanks for the helpful tips.


No problem willie.
post #1706 of 1878
I have the KDL-46HX750 hooked up with a Sony Sound Bar and a Sony BD player. I had everything setup with the Bravia Sync which was working fine. Yesterday, I downloaded and installed the latest firmware for my TV and the Bravia Sync stopped working. The TV no longer recognize the Sound Bar or the BD player. I looked at the settings on all the devices and the control for HDMI is ON. Has anyone experienced this issue?
post #1707 of 1878
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I have the KDL-46HX750 hooked up with a Sony Sound Bar and a Sony BD player. I had everything setup with the Bravia Sync which was working fine. Yesterday, I downloaded and installed the latest firmware for my TV and the Bravia Sync stopped working. The TV no longer recognize the Sound Bar or the BD player. I looked at the settings on all the devices and the control for HDMI is ON. Has anyone experienced this issue?

What's the update number of this latest update you downloaded?
post #1708 of 1878
Version: PKG1.911AAA

It came out on 5/17/13 however, i did not do the update until yesterday. Can the update be revert?
post #1709 of 1878
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Version: PKG1.911AAA

It came out on 5/17/13 however, i did not do the update until yesterday. Can the update be revert?

I don't believe so. Give Sony a call. I just did about my random reboots and I have another replacement coming in a few weeks. Fingers crossed it won't be a 3rd HX750!
post #1710 of 1878
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Version: PKG1.911AAA

It came out on 5/17/13 however, i did not do the update until yesterday. Can the update be revert?

I don't believe so. Give Sony a call. I just did about my random reboots and I have another replacement coming in a few weeks. Fingers crossed it won't be a 3rd HX750!


Hey gator are you getting a W802 or are they sending you another HX750?
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