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post #601 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

Does anyone know how long this set will be readily available, (through winter into summer? I'm really interested in the 46" version but probably won't have the funds until Jan or Feb '13. I know the HX929 (55") has been available for over a year and a 1/2 but not sure exactly when the 850 was offically released. Thanks in advance.

Any model will available at least one year
post #602 of 2218
Got a new Firmware update today.. Dont see anything on the Sony site about it.
post #603 of 2218
I'm hoping someone can answer this question, since I'm not certain it's specific to this TV:

When I search for networks on my Xbox 360, a locked one is listed that I've never seen previously labeled "DIRECT-eD-BRAVIA". Is this an access point built into the TV? If so, I would assume my other wireless devices (like my 360 and PS3) could connect to it, but how do I determine its WPA2 code for access?

Thanks!
post #604 of 2218
Silly question, but how do you exit the Netflix app?
post #605 of 2218
just click the Home button or change your input to e.g. tv
post #606 of 2218
thanks fegam2. I am looking to buy Sony BDP S 590. Out of budget now as spent a lot on HX850, but I will definitely do as you suggested once I get it.
post #607 of 2218
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Originally Posted by ibissa View Post

just click the Home button or change your input to e.g. tv

Okay, that's what I've been doing. I'm just surprised there's not a "Quit" option that returns you to the input setting prior to launching Netflix.
post #608 of 2218
I passed on the HX850 due to the glare of the gorilla glass....to much glare for a brightly lit room such as mine. I went with the 46HX750 because to my eyes there was little or no difference PQ wise, they both looked very good. The screen glare was the deciding factor for me. But I will say this Sony sure released excellent tv's for 2012 being the HX929, HX850 and the HX750.
post #609 of 2218
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

I passed on the HX850 due to the glare of the gorilla glass....to much glare for a brightly lit room such as mine. I went with the 46HX750 because to my eyes there was little or no difference PQ wise, they both looked very good. The screen glare was the deciding factor for me. But I will say this Sony sure released excellent tv's for 2012 being the HX929, HX850 and the HX750.

How's the flashlighting on the HX750?
post #610 of 2218
There is no flashlighting on my HX750, but I played with it quite a bit in the dark last night, and you really can't get that deep of blacks. I have no point of reference however, as I have never seen high end full array panel before in the dark. I just imagine that the HX750 could be improved upon.
post #611 of 2218
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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

There is no flashlighting on my HX750, but I played with it quite a bit in the dark last night, and you really can't get that deep of blacks. I have no point of reference however, as I have never seen high end full array panel before in the dark. I just imagine that the HX750 could be improved upon.

Does Sony put out different panel versions like Samsung does? Alot of pro reviews said there are hot spots on the 750. Maybe you got a different panel than the reviewers.
post #612 of 2218
How is a hot spot defined? I'm not positive by any means, but I thought Sony was actually using Samsung panels?
post #613 of 2218
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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

How is a hot spot defined? I'm not positive by any means, but I thought Sony was actually using Samsung panels?

I'm not sure what the difference between a "hot-spot" and "flashlighting" is but I would have to assume hot-spots would be in the corners, but not limited to. As the name describes it's more of a "spot" rather than a flashlight. Do you know what panel version you got with your 750?
post #614 of 2218
Hey All,

So far i have purchased a 60 inch GT50 (returned it) i currently have a 60 inch ES7100 on my wall but i am still not convinced i have made the right choice. At first i thought bigger was better but i plan on picking up the 55 inch version of this set tonight and doing a side by side with my Samsung. I am hoping and from what i have read the HX850 will give me what i am looking for. I will be starting at the beginning of this thread later on as right now i have just glanced through some or the recommended settings etc... The wealth of knowledge on this site is amazing and it has helped me out on more than one occasion. Thanks for all of the useful info and i will post my thoughts between the two sets at a later date.

Thanks
post #615 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

I'm not sure what the difference between a "hot-spot" and "flashlighting" is but I would have to assume hot-spots would be in the corners, but not limited to. As the name describes it's more of a "spot" rather than a flashlight. Do you know what panel version you got with your 750?

Don't know the panel, but if you can tell me how to check I will.
post #616 of 2218
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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

Don't know the panel, but if you can tell me how to check I will.

It should say on the side of the box. Version: ___________
post #617 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Newbuthooked View Post

Hey All,
So far i have purchased a 60 inch GT50 (returned it) i currently have a 60 inch ES7100 on my wall but i am still not convinced i have made the right choice. At first i thought bigger was better but i plan on picking up the 55 inch version of this set tonight and doing a side by side with my Samsung. I am hoping and from what i have read the HX850 will give me what i am looking for. I will be starting at the beginning of this thread later on as right now i have just glanced through some or the recommended settings etc... The wealth of knowledge on this site is amazing and it has helped me out on more than one occasion. Thanks for all of the useful info and i will post my thoughts between the two sets at a later date.
Thanks

I hope you like the hx850, is a very good tv with excelent pq. I am curious about one thing: before i decided to buy the HX-850 i was considering the panasonic VT50 and GT50. I live in Central America and it is dificult here to find all the models for a tv brand. I look at a 65VT50 and i find the pq excelent in a dark room but regular for a very bright room. I could find a gt50 so, Can you tell how you find the general pq of this tV, Why did you return it? how it fare under bright lighting?. For what i have read i think the 850 is better that the samsung picture wise but the samsumg is better as a smart tv. If you have some questions don't hesitate to ask me I'll be glad to answer you. The 850 has very good color reproduction out of the box in the Cinema Scene setting with motionflow on Clear (for cable) and off (for gaming and blu-ray), Reality Creation set to OFF and LED dinamyc control set to Standar.
post #618 of 2218
Thanks Fegam, the biggest issue for me and the GT50 was simply being too concerned with IR and having two kids i simply couldnt relax. It did prove to be an issue even after 120 hours of prep slides. I set this TV up last night and in my opinion it blows the Samsung out of the water. I have tried various settings that have been posted on here and i seem to have things dialed in pretty good for regular DIRECTV viewing and Blu Ray, my question is has anybody really focused in on watching sports (Soccer for me) The sports scene definitely brightens things up but i cant seem to eliminate the blur to where i am completely happy. If i missed it earlier in the thread i apologize but i have seen day and night settings but nothing sport specific.

Anybody?
post #619 of 2218
Ive only had the set for a day or so and im very happy with it but today i had an opportunity to buy the 55 HX929 for just $100 more than what i payed for this one. Would you bother to return this one for the 929? Most reviews seem to say that theres not much differerence in PQ and the 3D might be better on the 850. Thoughts?
post #620 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Newbuthooked View Post

Ive only had the set for a day or so and im very happy with it but today i had an opportunity to buy the 55 HX929 for just $100 more than what i payed for this one. Would you bother to return this one for the 929? Most reviews seem to say that theres not much differerence in PQ and the 3D might be better on the 850. Thoughts?

The 929 is 2011 model and it's a full-array local dimming tv LED. The the 850 is a 2012 model and its a Dynamic Edge LED TV. I think the CNET review of the 850 said that the 850 has the 95% of the PQ of the 929 at 80% of the cost, but now the 929 is more cheap than before (because the HX950 has just be announced but it is kind of expensive!) . For what i saw at the local store when comparing the 850 and 929: the 929 has better blacks (local array LED) but the viewing angle was better on the 850 (important to me), the gorilla glass was less reflecting on the 850, the image was just a litlle better on the 950, The dynamic lighting was handle better on the 850 that the 929 (i tried Standar on both sets and the 929 crush the blacks and the shadow detail suffered from this). 3D for what i read on a lot of professional reviews is better on the 850. What sold on the 850 what I read also that the color reproduction was excelent out of the box in the 850 and it showed when I compared the two sets in cinema scene. In the end I decided for the 850.
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Originally Posted by Newbuthooked View Post

Thanks Fegam, the biggest issue for me and the GT50 was simply being too concerned with IR and having two kids i simply couldnt relax. It did prove to be an issue even after 120 hours of prep slides. I set this TV up last night and in my opinion it blows the Samsung out of the water. I have tried various settings that have been posted on here and i seem to have things dialed in pretty good for regular DIRECTV viewing and Blu Ray, my question is has anybody really focused in on watching sports (Soccer for me) The sports scene definitely brightens things up but i cant seem to eliminate the blur to where i am completely happy. If i missed it earlier in the thread i apologize but i have seen day and night settings but nothing sport specific.
Anybody?

All the flatscreens that i had has been LCD. I game a lot and also watch a lot of cable tv, so IR was one of the concerns i had to buy a Plasma TV. I would thought that after 120 hours of slides IR was not a big problem. I know that panasonic plasmas gives you excelent blacks and perfect view angles but the IR and the problem with bright rooms (like mine) are a real deal breaker for me. How the GT50 fare in the brigtness department because i saw a VT50 under celing lights and the picture deteriorated a lot even in THX Light Day (Contrast at 100%). Been a Latin sport fan I love Soccer (Real Madrid and Manchester United all the way), i watch the HD soccer games on Cinema Scene with motionflow on Standar and HD football games on Cinema with Motionflow on Clear Plus. I haven´t decided yet which I like the most yet. the Sports scene is too bright for my tastes but the most important thing is that for sports you should have all the extra procesing features OFF, only use Motionflow and Dynamic Led. Experiment a little a see what works best for you. Hope it helps you.
post #621 of 2218
Newbuthooked remember that the hx850 has by default the LIGHT SENSOR option set to ON, and this will make the picture less vibrant, you must enter Preferences Menu and then in Eco menu be sure to disable light sensor, the pq will improve a lot when you do this.
post #622 of 2218
Some people like Light sensor turned on because the set becomes too bright in dark rooms with it off.
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I very much look forward to purchasing this fine LED within the next couple of months. The 46 inch version.
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post #625 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Sonyboy View Post

Home theaters review is up. Excellent! http://www.hometheater.com/content/sony-kdl-55hx850-3d-lcd-hdtv

Excelent review thanks for the link. the 3d analisys is very interesting. A question to you all: what picture setting you prefer Custom or Cinema?. In a lot of the profesional reviews i have read they said to use Cinema but some of them also recomend Custom. I have tried both a I like cinema a little more but I haven´t fully calibrate my tv set yet. The only thing i don´t like of Cinema setting is that you are force to use just one type of sound (surround cinema) but you cannot use standar, custom ,clear voice or my favorite dynamic (like you can use in custom setting). Any thoughts on the matter?
post #626 of 2218
Sounds like one impressive little edge lit LCD. Also nice to see the responsive time is just at the point where it won't feel laggy. A issue the HX929 had.
post #627 of 2218
What of the question of the 3D going haywire if you don't keep your head straight?
post #628 of 2218
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Originally Posted by fegam2 View Post

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Originally Posted by Sonyboy View Post

Home theaters review is up. Excellent! http://www.hometheater.com/content/sony-kdl-55hx850-3d-lcd-hdtv

Excelent review thanks for the link. the 3d analisys is very interesting. A question to you all: what picture setting you prefer Custom or Cinema?. In a lot of the profesional reviews i have read they said to use Cinema but some of them also recomend Custom. I have tried both a I like cinema a little more but I haven´t fully calibrate my tv set yet. The only thing i don´t like of Cinema setting is that you are force to use just one type of sound (surround cinema) but you cannot use standar, custom ,clear voice or my favorite dynamic (like you can use in custom setting). Any thoughts on the matter?

I've had the 55" for just over a week now and am very pleased with the picture. I had been using the CNET settings for cinema, but I tried the custom settings listed in the above review and have to say I give a slight edge to them. Eventually I'll break out the colorimeter and do it right, but for now I'm very happy. Sorry I can't comment on the audio issue as I route all audio through my avr.
post #629 of 2218
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

How's the flashlighting on the HX750?

On my set there is no flashlighting or clouding. Just deep lookin blacks. I am one happy camper with my HX750. I just wonder.....since the HX750 and HX850 are nearly identicle I wonder if the Home Theater settings would work on my tv? I might give them a try.
post #630 of 2218
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Originally Posted by adrman View Post

I've had the 55" for just over a week now and am very pleased with the picture. I had been using the CNET settings for cinema, but I tried the custom settings listed in the above review and have to say I give a slight edge to them. Eventually I'll break out the colorimeter and do it right, but for now I'm very happy. Sorry I can't comment on the audio issue as I route all audio through my avr.

That's interesting Ardman, when i finish my calibration i will compared them with those settings. Have you tried the 3D and if so, what glasses are you using, becuase for what I have read the sony 250 are not very good, and i have seen a sony ps3 3d glasses and wanted to know if anybody has tried them?. When you have you settings please put them here.
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