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post #1501 of 2218
I am an idiot, I should have checked on Amazon. Thanks for checking and posting the links.

I see another store called Abe's of Maine has them as well.

Thanks again
post #1502 of 2218
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Originally Posted by idreaminhd View Post

I am an idiot, I should have checked on Amazon. Thanks for checking and posting the links.

I see another store called Abe's of Maine has them as well.

Thanks again

Glad to help you, I think this TV has excelent picture quality with a very elegant desing. It is preferable to purchase a brand new tv that risk buying a floor model IMO
post #1503 of 2218
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Originally Posted by fegam2 View Post

The resolution changes from 1080p to 1080p 12 bit when your playstation or 3D blu-ray player detects you 3D tv and then that's the signal that is send to the Hx850. If you have an xbox360 the resolution will be 1080p period. No need to worry, is perfecty normal and the picture quality remains the same. To change the languaje press the HOME button on your remote, then select the preferences menu and then languaje. Remenber that the Hx850 has an i-manual that's built into the menu, you can see it here if you want to http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=KDL55HX850&LOC=3#/manualsTab.

If you don't own a calibration disc do yourself a favor and do the following (in order to have an excelent picture quality):
1. In preferences, Eco menu, make sure that "power saving" and "light sensor" options are turn OFF
2. Press Options on the control remote and then "Scene Select" and select "Cinema"
3. In preferences, Picture and Display, Pictures settings, Select "Cinema 1", then turn OFF Reality Creation and Smooth Gradiation. Set Cinemotion on Auto 1 and motionflow OFF for movies and games and "Clear" for cable tv and sports. Be sure that everything is turn OFF in "Advance Settings" except fot LED DYNAMIC CONTROL set to STANDARD(this is very important). All the rest stays the same, just adjust the backlight according to your viewing environment (increase it if your room is very bright and decrease it if its dark, try it until you like the way the picture pops.
4. In preferences, Picture and Display, Screen, select Wide Mode: FULL, Auto Wide: OFF and very important Display Area: FULL PIXEL (for this especif option to appear you must have a 1080p signal feed to the TV, game or movie doesn´t matter)

Ok I hope this will help you. This Tv has an amazing Picture quality. You will enjoy your games, movies and cable tv a lot more with this settings.

Thanks for this fegam2.

I have tried the CNET settings and found them very dark (though accept that they may be “accurate” and the problem is more that I am conditioned to increased brightness. So, before working through the above, would they be considered to be brighter than CNET?

My set up has three HDMI connections – cable TV (mix of HD and SD broadcasting), Apple TV and BluRay player. Would I need to vary the settings for each? And if not, can I change all to be the same in one hit or do I have to adjust each input separately?

Many thanks
post #1504 of 2218
Yeah dont buy the floor model unless its super cheap and defect free.
post #1505 of 2218
Still wondering about waiting and getting the w900a and returning my es7100
post #1506 of 2218
I'm going to wait and compare the Sony W900a against the Samsung F8000 and pick the better one.
post #1507 of 2218
Anybody have experience with the warehouse deals from amazon?
post #1508 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Danediz View Post

Anybody have experience with the warehouse deals from amazon?

Here you go my friend!

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430346/sony-xbr-hx950-owners-thread-xbr-55hx9-50-and-xbr-65hx95-0/2460


Look at post 2479 as Stanri010 did a fantastic review of buying a 950 from Amazon Warehouse.
post #1509 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Gage33 View Post

I am getting mine done on Thursday. I will let you know my results. I am a little reluctant to spend the money because I feel like using the chornitis settings so far has been pretty good, but I am going to do it anyway.

hey how did the calibration go? could you please post the settings
post #1510 of 2218
I got my hands on 2 more 46HX850 from another store while I still had my current 3rd one at home. The 2 new units also were build in october 2012 and show the same kind of flashlighting that I've seen on all of them. They were actually worst than the one I currently own so. I guess october 2012 wasn't a great month for that TV on the assembly line.

Anyway, will return those and probably will keep my current HX850. I can't afford to wait for next year model as one of our TV broke and I need to replace it.
post #1511 of 2218
Thats weird that some of these still have flashlighting even with dynamic led on. My 850 had 0 clouding but it was a march 2012 build and was a floor model. This means it was running all day for months and possibly helped take away any clouding. It was broken in? Either way it had bad dse and a dead pixel and i took it back asap.

Since it sounds like the w900a is only 55" i would keep yours unless you want to upgrade in size. I dont see how any other 46" will beat the quality of the 850. Samsungs f8000 gives large promise but their flagships have been a let down since the b8500.

Im planning on getting the w900a if its as good or better than the 850. Unfortunately ill be waiting until black friday frown.gif

Is this your main living room tv? If not i would consider the 46" samsung es7100 if its still on sale. Any clouding issues that people have had seem to be short lived and disappear with use.
post #1512 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Danediz View Post

Thats weird that some of these still have flashlighting even with dynamic led on. My 850 had 0 clouding but it was a march 2012 build and was a floor model. This means it was running all day for months and possibly helped take away any clouding. It was broken in? Either way it had bad dse and a dead pixel and i took it back asap.

Since it sounds like the w900a is only 55" i would keep yours unless you want to upgrade in size. I dont see how any other 46" will beat the quality of the 850. Samsungs f8000 gives large promise but their flagships have been a let down since the b8500.

Im planning on getting the w900a if its as good or better than the 850. Unfortunately ill be waiting until black friday frown.gif

Is this your main living room tv? If not i would consider the 46" samsung es7100 if its still on sale. Any clouding issues that people have had seem to be short lived and disappear with use.

March 2012 models seems like it was a launch set.

Usually, Quality control is a lot more focus when a productions starts. Whas your set build in Mexico as well? Another issue is sometimes manufacturing of the first few wave of a new set is manufactured in Japan or somewhere with tight quality control then they move production to cheaper facility (mexico) and quality starts to suffer.

Yes this is my main TV for watching TV. It's currently located in my basement. I also don't think I could get a better 46" right now. If it wasn't from the Flashlighting, I'd be a happy camper.

My only other option would be a floor model at the best buy (where I got the last 2 units). It's a May 2012 model. From the floor, it doesn't seem like it has flashlighting but the area is pretty bright. I'd have to see it in a dark room. My HX850 doesn'T show flashlighting during the day but at night, even with lights on, it's showing on some content (obviously on dark corners or black bars).

It's not showing if the screen is really dark, since the led are now going full blast, the flashlighting gets invisible at some moments. If the screen is very bright but with dark corners, it's visible again.

The good thing is I Watch a lot of hockey and well since the screen is msotly white, I don't see it at all.

Was watching some Aliens movies right now and sometimes when it's really dark, The flashlighting is not visible but sometimes on other scènes, it is on the black bars. If I Watch full screen content and let's say in the left side we see someone from the back and their are pretty dark because the camera focus is not on him, I can see it a bit.
Edited by Guibs - 2/1/13 at 8:50am
post #1513 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Danediz View Post

Im planning on getting the w900a if its as good or better than the 850. Unfortunately ill be waiting until black friday frown.gif

Don't wait until Black Friday. That's what I did with the HX850... and Sony didn't discount them. I think the cheapest price I saw was Veterans Day (or was it Columbus Day?). Either way, I hesitated and lost.
Even the less legit sites were only about $50 different than the official price, but it was previously $300 cheaper. (Yes I know, not legit, but legit places will price match them.)
post #1514 of 2218
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

Don't wait until Black Friday. That's what I did with the HX850... and Sony didn't discount them.

Sony, Amazon, etc knocked $150 (almost 10%) off the regular price of the 46HX850 that entire week.
post #1515 of 2218
Why is this model so hard to find RIGHT when I want to buy it? Really want to check the screen glare and reflection in person. Does anyone know how it compares to similar models? Is it the same as the HX950 (a little reflective for my taste)?
post #1516 of 2218
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Originally Posted by stmbl View Post

Why is this model so hard to find RIGHT when I want to buy it? Really want to check the screen glare and reflection in person. Does anyone know how it compares to similar models? Is it the same as the HX950 (a little reflective for my taste)?

Me too. Murphys law...
post #1517 of 2218
So we are remodeling our bedroom and replacing an old Sony 36" LCD with a new 46" model. I was all set on the Sony 46HX850 and then Sony announced the new models at CES. However the 47W802 appears to perhaps be a replacement for the 750 and the 850 equivalent (the 900) is not available in 46 inch range. I can wait 6-8 weeks before purchasing as construction is just underway.

Dilemma: Do I buy the 46HX850 now while some are still available or do I hold out for new models and hope I like the new W802 as much? Thoughts?

UPDATE: so the Best Buy that showed this was in stock was wrong. Can't seem to find one anywhere. Now what? What is comparable? Especially want super thin bezel.

UPDATE 2: Found one at a Best Buy 90 minutes from here. Very last one in the region. Assured me it is new in box and not a floor model. Will pickup tomorrow. Hopefully I've made the right choice.
Edited by dlipetz - 2/2/13 at 4:06pm
post #1518 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Guibs View Post

The good thing is I Watch a lot of hockey and well since the screen is msotly white, I don't see it at all.

I just received my 55" HX850. Really bad flash lighting in all 4 corners. Turning on dynamic led control helps reduce it but it's certainly still there. What I'm finding even more annoying is the dirty screen effect. It's the worst hockey watching experience I have ever had. Is it worth returning it and trying for another because this sounds pretty consistent of a lot of people on here? I did heaps of research before going with this LED is there another one out atm that I'd fair better with, especially with the DSE as I watch a lot of sport.
post #1519 of 2218
Is there a preferred ultra low profile mount to use with 46HX850? Is the Sanus LL11-B1 any good?
post #1520 of 2218
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Originally Posted by lbass View Post

I just received my 55" HX850. Really bad flash lighting in all 4 corners. Turning on dynamic led control helps reduce it but it's certainly still there. What I'm finding even more annoying is the dirty screen effect. It's the worst hockey watching experience I have ever had. Is it worth returning it and trying for another because this sounds pretty consistent of a lot of people on here? I did heaps of research before going with this LED is there another one out atm that I'd fair better with, especially with the DSE as I watch a lot of sport.

I can't really say I have DSE. If I have some, it's low enough that I do not notice it. My flashlighting is at the bottom corners and mostly noticeable on lack scenes.

Since you have flashlighting on all 4 corners and DSE, I'd exchange your set.
post #1521 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Guibs View Post

I can't really say I have DSE. If I have some, it's low enough that I do not notice it. My flashlighting is at the bottom corners and mostly noticeable on lack scenes.

Since you have flashlighting on all 4 corners and DSE, I'd exchange your set.

Thanks for the reply! I called the store and they are sending out a replacement tomorrow. You've found watching hockey to be pretty decent then if you haven't noticed DSE?
post #1522 of 2218
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Originally Posted by lbass View Post

Thanks for the reply! I called the store and they are sending out a replacement tomorrow. You've found watching hockey to be pretty decent then if you haven't noticed DSE?

Yes i enjoy watching hockey on it. It's good on my side. I mean motion wise it will never be as clear as a plasma but I have no complaints on my side.

Setting wise for hockey, I turn most enhancements off. Set scene to sports. Motion flow to clear (boost backlit by +1 of your normal backlit to compensate). I have colors set to neutral so I get a more white ice.
Set cine motion to auto1 to help with panning and reduce motion blur. The rest can be set to your liking.
post #1523 of 2218
Finally dumped my 12 year old Toshiba 50" rear projection set and brought home the 55HX850. Watched my first blu ray last night, Prometheus. WOW! I am amazed!

Looks like I got a good panel, , no issues so far.
I want to get at least 5 years out of this TV. I can purchase an extra 3 years of warranty for $300-- a good investment?

To you Americans who can't find the 55" in stock: If you live near the Canadian border and can come over to pick it up, Future Shop ( national Canadian retailer) has lots available for order, nice price, too
Edited by kfox203 - 2/2/13 at 10:23pm
post #1524 of 2218
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Originally Posted by kfox203 View Post



To you Americans who can't find the 55" in stock: If you live near the Canadian border and can come over to pick it up, Future Shop ( national Canadian retailer) has lots available for order, nice price, too

Yup pleny up here still, with $400 recent price drop. I've had mine ofr about 6 weeks, it's spectacular. Maybe I just got lucky but I see absolutely none of the issues that are posted here. I have an Aug 2012 build date if that matters
post #1525 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Gunzzz View Post

Yup pleny up here still, with $400 recent price drop. I've had mine ofr about 6 weeks, it's spectacular. Maybe I just got lucky but I see absolutely none of the issues that are posted here. I have an Aug 2012 build date if that matters[/qu

As of last thursday (1/31/13) they still had some in stock at the Sony Store in florida.
post #1526 of 2218
Hey guys, question... Just got this TV and LOVE it!!

However! Noticed a problem when trying to play 3D material from a connected PC. I have a lenovo T520 with Intel Integrated graphics and an Nvidia NVS4200 card. When I play 3D content from my PS3 the quality is GREAT and there is almost no flicker in the glasses when looking onsreen or off....

But! When I connect my Laptop via Displayport to HDMI on the TV and try to play 3D I get very noticeable flicker especially when looking offscreen. I notice though, that at 1080p 24hz the flicker is prevelant, however there is no flicker at 720p 60hz. So the flicker in the glasses only appears when hte 24hz signal is used... It's not so bad playing it at night, but during the day it is atrocious.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is there any way to deal with it? Not sure why my PS3 plays fine but my PC doesn't....

Any solution is appreciatedd!
post #1527 of 2218
HHgregg just delivered my brand new 55 inch 2 hours ago..............build date said oct 2012, so i was worried about flash lighting but i have non thank god. Have a little clouding but can be lived with. I guess i was lucky because this was the last one they had in stock. Picture much better than my Samsung D8000 same size.........it has the wow factor. Only problem is sony should have made a 65 inch in this model....great tv almost as good as the hx929 for less of a cost.
post #1528 of 2218
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Originally Posted by bullpuss View Post

HHgregg just delivered my brand new 55 inch 2 hours ago..............build date said oct 2012, so i was worried about flash lighting but i have non thank god. Have a little clouding but can be lived with. I guess i was lucky because this was the last one they had in stock. Picture much better than my Samsung D8000 same size.........it has the wow factor. Only problem is sony should have made a 65 inch in this model....great tv almost as good as the hx929 for less of a cost.

It has to be asked, were you looking for "wow factor" with the font style you chose for your post?
The Sony definitely has it, your post, well, not so sure

Congrats on the purchase though
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Edited by kfox203 - 2/3/13 at 5:10pm
post #1529 of 2218
Hoping the w900 is as good if not better...
post #1530 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Danediz View Post

Hoping the w900 is as good if not better...

when is w900 suppose to get release in the u.s.
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