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post #481 of 1878
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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

Sounds great Steve. I'm gonna do the update tonight, and will comment. By the way, I figured out why I'm not getting the best blacks. My tv is ontop of a fireplace mantel, and I am viewing it from a low angle. I brought the tv down lower, and the blacks were much deeper at a level viewing angle. Unfortunately, it's back up there ontop of the fireplace, because I can't figure out a better permanent setup frown.gif

Yeah that's the downside to this set, I've found. Blacks take a major hit when not viewing at least from mostly directly on. I mounted my TV at exact eye level when sitting on the couch for this very reason. It looks low on the wall, but it offers the best possible viewing picture when on the couch.
post #482 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gatorboi352 View Post

See, I feel like if the firmware did what you are claiming it did, that would be something Sony would want to relay to the end user. You said yourself that Sony told you "Often times Sony will release updates which only effect the internal workings of the TV. In these cases the actual details regarding the update will not be released because the customer will not see any effects of the changes." What you're stating pretty much contradicts Sony's statement quoted if indeed the firmware update did darken your blacks and crisp up the colors, which btw I can assure you is total poppycock malarkey. smile.gif


Darn it gator your supposed to say "poppycock"! lol Anyway to my eyes only it looks like the firmware made the blacks blacker but again it could be just me and may have NOTHING to do with the firmware update. I agree Sony would have said that it would but maybe thats a detail they left out I dont know. I will get in touch with my freind Scott from Sony Support and see what he says about it.
post #483 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gatorboi352 View Post

Yeah that's the downside to this set, I've found. Blacks take a major hit when not viewing at least from mostly directly on. I mounted my TV at exact eye level when sitting on the couch for this very reason. It looks low on the wall, but it offers the best possible viewing picture when on the couch.


Like alot of LED tv's thats a problem...........off axis veiwing washes out colors or blacks. But I found on the HX750 and HX850 this isnt as much of an issue as it is on other sets that I have seen.
post #484 of 1878
I just wish the stand tilted a bit to offset this. Looking at after market options.
post #485 of 1878
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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

I just wish the stand tilted a bit to offset this. Looking at after market options.


I tried inquireing about the stand that come's with the Sony KDL-46HX753 that Sony sells oversea's. The HX753 is the same as the HX750 but just a different number. My freind from Sony say's I cant get one of those due to the fact those were only made for those tv's and not the U.S version. I love the stand that comes with the HX753 but there aint much I can do about it. That being said lucidream.......I dont have the off axis problem with blacks as you and gator do. I guess with my tv I got very very lucky.
post #486 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

I dont have the off axis problem with blacks as you and gator do. I guess with my tv I got very very lucky.

As stated before in this thread it's all perception anyways.

I'm sure Steve if you and I swapped sets I would find the same things I perceive wrong in my set in yours, and you would perceive my set looks just as good as yours does.

I think I just went into the LED TV game expecting a little too much and to be too "wowed" by it all. For the price of these Sony sets, I certainly expected it to look at least better than my 2007 Bravia LCD, which in my perspective, it does not.

Still a decent TV by all means, but I have to agree with the many 3/5 and 6/10 review scores online. Price being a big reason why.

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And as I type this, right on cue, my 750 just randomly shut off and turned back on again LOL
post #487 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gatorboi352 View Post

As stated before in this thread it's all perception anyways.
I'm sure Steve if you and I swapped sets I would find the same things I perceive wrong in my set in yours, and you would perceive my set looks just as good as yours does.
I think I just went into the LED TV game expecting a little too much and to be too "wowed" by it all. For the price of these Sony sets, I certainly expected it to look at least better than my 2007 Bravia LCD, which in my perspective, it does not.
Still a decent TV by all means, but I have to agree with the many 3/5 and 6/10 review scores online. Price being a big reason why.
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And as I type this, right on cue, my 750 just randomly shut off and turned back on again LOL

I've had this tv for a week now and I have to completely agree with gator's perception. I've been a loyal Sony tv fan and have had numerous Sony tv's through the years. I've always been happy and wowed every time I got a new set. This is the 1st time I have been disappointed with a new Sony tv. I've tried tweaking it to make it acceptable, but I can't even make it look as good as my old 52Z5100 LCD or 40XBR7. I'm so very close to returning it, but I would have to pay to ship it back. I should have bought it locally so I could just return it no questions asked.
post #488 of 1878
Ok I am going to be serious here and I aint going to bring it up no more afterwards. First and foremost since I got my set back on the 25th of September I havent had 1 issue with it....not one. No clouding issues, no LED leekage, no internet issues, no tv turning on and off.....nothing. The PQ and Blacks have been nothing but phenominal and the 3D is off the charts and its made me a supporter of the 3D format, which I never thought possible. The only thing I have a complaint with is Sony not including Vudu Streaming on its apps page and they could have thrown on the gorilla glass but thats here nor there. I have had a few tv's in the past such as Vizio, Samsung and my last tv which was the Sony KDL46V5100 and none of them can match this tv in any catagory. The Vizio and Samsung I had were pure utter drivel and I went through 2 Samsungs which I would NEVER own another Samsung product again. My Sony 46V5100 was a good tv for its time but it had a slight clouding issue which never went away and the PQ and blacks plus the detail could never match what my HX750 brings to the table. My HX750 is my first forray into the LED market and in my book LED has lived up to the hype that alot of the big names say it is. Enough on that. Now onto my second point here. And that is no tv is perfect. Not LED or Plasma but there are sets out there you can get lucky to get that have zero issues and I am sure I aint the only one out there with a set that has no issues. People can be very picky and there is nothing wrong with that but sometimes people can expect to much. I look at it this way if you dont like it then return the tv and get your money back and hope you find another one that fits the bill for you....you dont have to live with something you dont enjoy or lives up to your expectations. You do have a choice.

And for gators comments about if he had my tv he would find something wrong with it? I am a pretty good judge gator on tv's and if my tv had any of the issues your experiencing trust me I would have returned it and if it happened repeatedly I wouldnt get another one but demand my money back. But I havent had no issues with my tv so I doubt you would find any as well. And gators right about some of the scores he's seen online for the HX750 but alot of those scores are because of the price. But one fact is some online sites show favoritism to a brand...case in point Samsung. No matter what they come out with it seems they can do no wrong and to me thats just B.S! Sony has its flaws as does Panasonic, LG just to name a few and your gonna get a lame duck from them from time to time but alot of times your gonna get a fantastic HDTV. I am happy with mine and thats all that matters and if your not? Like I said return it and get your money back and go with something else that you think will be better.

I am done raving about my tv because I know how great it is because I get the joy of watching it everyday and seeing what it can do with Directv HD and Blu ray. If others are having issues then so be it...you can do something about it. 1349360892020.jpg 29k .jpg file
post #489 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Ok I am going to be serious here and I aint going to bring it up no more afterwards. First and foremost since I got my set back on the 25th of September I havent had 1 issue with it....not one. No clouding issues, no LED leekage, no internet issues, no tv turning on and off.....nothing. The PQ and Blacks have been nothing but phenominal and the 3D is off the charts and its made me a supporter of the 3D format, which I never thought possible. The only thing I have a complaint with is Sony not including Vudu Streaming on its apps page and they could have thrown on the gorilla glass but thats here nor there. I have had a few tv's in the past such as Vizio, Samsung and my last tv which was the Sony KDL46V5100 and none of them can match this tv in any catagory. The Vizio and Samsung I had were pure utter drivel and I went through 2 Samsungs which I would NEVER own another Samsung product again. My Sony 46V5100 was a good tv for its time but it had a slight clouding issue which never went away and the PQ and blacks plus the detail could never match what my HX750 brings to the table. My HX750 is my first forray into the LED market and in my book LED has lived up to the hype that alot of the big names say it is. Enough on that. Now onto my second point here. And that is no tv is perfect. Not LED or Plasma but there are sets out there you can get lucky to get that have zero issues and I am sure I aint the only one out there with a set that has no issues. People can be very picky and there is nothing wrong with that but sometimes people can expect to much. I look at it this way if you dont like it then return the tv and get your money back and hope you find another one that fits the bill for you....you dont have to live with something you dont enjoy or lives up to your expectations. You do have a choice.
And for gators comments about if he had my tv he would find something wrong with it? I am a pretty good judge gator on tv's and if my tv had any of the issues your experiencing trust me I would have returned it and if it happened repeatedly I wouldnt get another one but demand my money back. But I havent had no issues with my tv so I doubt you would find any as well. And gators right about some of the scores he's seen online for the HX750 but alot of those scores are because of the price. But one fact is some online sites show favoritism to a brand...case in point Samsung. No matter what they come out with it seems they can do no wrong and to me thats just B.S! Sony has its flaws as does Panasonic, LG just to name a few and your gonna get a lame duck from them from time to time but alot of times your gonna get a fantastic HDTV. I am happy with mine and thats all that matters and if your not? Like I said return it and get your money back and go with something else that you think will be better.
I am done raving about my tv because I know how great it is because I get the joy of watching it everyday and seeing what it can do with Directv HD and Blu ray. If others are having issues then so be it...you can do something about it. 1349360892020.jpg 29k .jpg file

Hey man, as I've stated before: More power to ya!

Also of note, from the picture you posted it appears your room is very well lit. That helps tremendously and I wish my living room had half as much light as your room has in that pic. Even just turning on a second light source in the room will make my blacks less gray.
post #490 of 1878
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Originally Posted by gatorboi352 View Post

Hey man, as I've stated before: More power to ya!
Also of note, from the picture you posted it appears your room is very well lit. That helps tremendously and I wish my living room had half as much light as your room has in that pic. Even just turning on a second light source in the room will make my blacks less gray.


During the day yes its very well lit but at night we dim the lights because they say your never supposed to watch tv in the dark....its bad for the eyes, ya like I listen. Most of my Blu ray watching is done in pitch dark because it gives me a movie theater feel. Its funny at times because while sitting in the dark and my tv switches to a totally black scene the room goes totally dark. The wife dont like it! lol
post #491 of 1878
They took my set... frown.gif *snief*

Now I'm looking at a 32 inch CCFL temporary replacement... frown.gif


"We have to repair it in our company so that we can thouroughly check for faults". Well, I'm eager. Hopefully, this repair will solve the issues once and for all.
post #492 of 1878
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Originally Posted by clancy688 View Post

They took my set... frown.gif *snief*
Now I'm looking at a 32 inch CCFL temporary replacement... frown.gif
"We have to repair it in our company so that we can thouroughly check for faults". Well, I'm eager. Hopefully, this repair will solve the issues once and for all.


Hopefully your tv gets fixed and back to you soon clancy.
post #493 of 1878
I'm nearing the 30 days and will keep the TV. I really like it aside from the light bleed/clouding at the corners. It's not really noticeable unless I have a completely black screen or letterbox. I haven't had any problems except for my issues with my Dish feed looking worse on this set. HD content from my PC or PS3 look great. Gaming on my PS3 and 360 is top notch. Hopefully in the next month I can try out 3D. Wireless and internet apps have been good to me. Maybe with a fw update they can fix the laggy controls in the menu. For anyone trying to play .mkv files through USB. Try tsmuxer to convert files to avchd. It takes less than a minute on my pc and works great.

There's a 100.00 price drop on the Sony site and at Best Buy. I'm gonna go get my price match tomorrow.
post #494 of 1878
does this tv have any input lag at all? its listed under best for gaming on the sony site. please someone let me know. i play fps games such as cod and i need perfect response.
post #495 of 1878
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Originally Posted by baboyizm View Post

I'm nearing the 30 days and will keep the TV. I really like it aside from the light bleed/clouding at the corners. It's not really noticeable unless I have a completely black screen or letterbox. I haven't had any problems except for my issues with my Dish feed looking worse on this set. HD content from my PC or PS3 look great. Gaming on my PS3 and 360 is top notch. Hopefully in the next month I can try out 3D. Wireless and internet apps have been good to me. Maybe with a fw update they can fix the laggy controls in the menu. For anyone trying to play .mkv files through USB. Try tsmuxer to convert files to avchd. It takes less than a minute on my pc and works great.
There's a 100.00 price drop on the Sony site and at Best Buy. I'm gonna go get my price match tomorrow.

baboy thats new to hear. Someone keeping their tv even though your suffering from clouding and light bleed. How bad is it on your set by the way? I hope not to bad. Normally people would be running it back to the place they got it from.

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Originally Posted by kevin21 View Post

does this tv have any input lag at all? its listed under best for gaming on the sony site. please someone let me know. i play fps games such as cod and i need perfect response.

As for gaming no imput lag that I've noticed and I have used my freinds PS3 several times due to he's on vacation. I am gonna have to buy my own PS3 now because playing games on my tv rock like hell.
post #496 of 1878
its weird because i looked at the uk hdtv test site and their hx753 model has 30ms of lag. is theirs different from ours?
post #497 of 1878
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Originally Posted by kevin21 View Post

its weird because i looked at the uk hdtv test site and their hx753 model has 30ms of lag. is theirs different from ours?


Dont know but performance varies from set to set. For instance one set may have clouding issues ect and another one wont. Another example is people having issues with their tv's on here when I have had zero issues with mine. The UK test site you went to may have had a tv with a lag issue who knows? Tv's now days are hit and miss.....just check out the forums and this site and others and you will see what I mean.
post #498 of 1878
steve, do you play fps games?
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Originally Posted by kevin21 View Post

steve, do you play fps games?


Cant say that I do. Only PS3 games. Whats fps games anyway?
post #500 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Cant say that I do. Only PS3 games. Whats fps games anyway?
first person shooter ex. call of duty
post #501 of 1878
Hi everyone,

I am looking to purchase the SONY HX750 55 inch. I've seen the mixed reviews online about this TV (i.e. CNET) and heard how the HX850 model is far superior. My question is: is the HX850 really that much better (i.e. black levels, picture quality) or is the HX750 getting bad reviews because its just not a good TV? I will mainly be using this TV for watching SD and occasional HD content. I may rarely use it for watching Blu-rays or playing games. Is it better just to wait next year for SONY to improve on the HX750 model or are all of you very satisfied with the HX750? Also, I should mention this won't be my main TV and is going in my bedroom, which is well-lit. In addition, I will be sitting dead centre in front of the TV. Thanks everyone.
post #502 of 1878
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Originally Posted by zEeMeR786 View Post

Hi everyone,
I am looking to purchase the SONY HX750 55 inch. I've seen the mixed reviews online about this TV (i.e. CNET) and heard how the HX850 model is far superior. My question is: is the HX850 really that much better (i.e. black levels, picture quality) or is the HX750 getting bad reviews because its just not a good TV? I will mainly be using this TV for watching SD and occasional HD content. I may rarely use it for watching Blu-rays or playing games. Is it better just to wait next year for SONY to improve on the HX750 model or are all of you very satisfied with the HX750? Also, I should mention this won't be my main TV and is going in my bedroom, which is well-lit. In addition, I will be sitting dead centre in front of the TV. Thanks everyone.


Personally I think the HX750 is just as good as the HX850 as far as black levels and PQ are concerned and as far as Cnet goes their reviews can be suspect at times. The HX750 is a great tv I know this from personal experience. That being said if your only going to be watching SD and occasional HD content and rarely going to use it for Blu ray or playing games then maybe you might want to consider going for a cheaper brand. It would save you money thats for sure.
post #503 of 1878
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Originally Posted by burning View Post

It might be power of suggestion, but I kind of agree with it. The 750 doesn't seem to have great black levels. I had a 46EX640 that stopped turning on, and got a 46HX750 as a replacement because the 46EX640 is discontinued in Canada. The first thing that stood out to me is that the DLNA on the 640 has a thousand times more compatibility than the 750, but now I also have to kind of agree that the EX640 had better picture quality as well, namely deeper black levels. Too bad I don't have a tv box though, so I definitely appreciate the built in tv guide on the 750. Haven't tried the 3d yet, since I don't have any glasses.beauty

So your saying the EX640 has a better PQ and black level then the HX750? Oh boy I'm gonna stay out of this one and keep my mouth closed. rolleyes.gif
post #504 of 1878
To be fair Steve he has owned both, you have said the HX750 is equal to the HX850 having compared them both in a shop...
post #505 of 1878
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Originally Posted by HaRd2BeAr View Post

To be fair Steve he has owned both, you have said the HX750 is equal to the HX850 having compared them both in a shop...


And I stand by what I said regaurding the HX750 and HX850 being equal. Like I said I aint saying no more when it comes to the HX750. People can say what they want about it, they can like it or dislike it. Thier opinion and they have a right to it. I am done with this thread unless something comes up that pertains to updates ect that I think people who own the tv would like to know about. Have a good one everybody.
post #506 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

And I stand by what I said regaurding the HX750 and HX850 being equal. Like I said I aint saying no more when it comes to the HX750. People can say what they want about it, they can like it or dislike it. Thier opinion and they have a right to it. I am done with this thread unless something comes up that pertains to updates ect that I think people who own the tv would like to know about. Have a good one everybody.

Someone spat their dummy out lol
post #507 of 1878
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Originally Posted by HaRd2BeAr View Post

Someone spat their dummy out lol

Whatever dude. rolleyes.gif
post #508 of 1878
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

baboy thats new to hear. Someone keeping their tv even though your suffering from clouding and light bleed. How bad is it on your set by the way? I hope not to bad. Normally people would be running it back to the place they got it from.
As for gaming no imput lag that I've noticed and I have used my freinds PS3 several times due to he's on vacation. I am gonna have to buy my own PS3 now because playing games on my tv rock like hell.

If you guys want to get the most out of your TV from a gaming standpoint, check out the Wii U that just came out yesterday. The only home console on the market that 1) ships with an HDMI cord in the box and 2) supports native 1080p resolution in-game.
post #509 of 1878
Look guys Steve loves his 750, let the man love his 750. No need to "run him off".

My cousin owns the 640 and my mom has the 850. Based on what I've seen out of the 3 sets, having viewed all of them at night and IMO only:

640 and 750 are neck and neck PQ wise. The 750 just "looks" like a higher quality of a set with a nicer looking bezel around the frame and a more matte finished panel. PQ was almost the same from what I saw. The menu interface wasn't as nice on the 640 though.

The 850 IMO only was a markedly better looking set compared to my 750. There are moments where my 750 looks downright stunning, especially when gaming, but the 850 ALWAYS looks stunning from what I've seen. I've yet to spot a flaw with it.

Keep in mind, this is only based off of 1 640, 2 750s (I'm on my second) and 1 850. Your mileage may vary.
post #510 of 1878
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Whatever dude. rolleyes.gif

Oh, so you came back then....
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