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post #211 of 268
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

Not get off topic but how long would anyone assume the HX950 (55"or 65") would be available for retail, through Summer '13?


Sony follows a CEDIA release schedule pretty reliably with the XBR line. They have for quite some time, so I would expect that to continue.
post #212 of 268
I wonder if we will be able to buy a different stand for this TV. I like plain old black flat stands and that round chrome looking thing isn't doing it for me. Obviously I am not hanging the TV
post #213 of 268
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Originally Posted by bzal1122 View Post

I wonder if we will be able to buy a different stand for this TV. I like plain old black flat stands and that round chrome looking thing isn't doing it for me. Obviously I am not hanging the TV

Me either, but the solution is simple: Cover it with a nice black piece of fabric. Better yet, black velvet. biggrin.gif
post #214 of 268
Okay, Sony just sent me an email that mine shipped using a shipper named "CEVA". Can't track when it shipped from yet but should have it pretty soon. smile.gif

PS: Has anyone ever heard this simplicity full-motion mount? Costco has an instant $40 rebate on them now so it ended up costing about $100.
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post #216 of 268
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Originally Posted by jmjunker View Post

Okay, Sony just sent me an email that mine shipped using a shipper named "CEVA". Can't track when it shipped from yet but should have it pretty soon. smile.gif
PS: Has anyone ever heard this simplicity full-motion mount? Costco has an instant $40 rebate on them now so it ended up costing about $100.

CEVA is the same company Amazon uses for TV's over a certain size. They will most likely call you when it's at their warehouse to schedule a delivery.

As for wall mounts, just buy one at MonoPrice.com You'll save a lot of money and still get a good quality mount.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=wall+mount
post #217 of 268
I was casually looking online for info on the HX950 and was shocked to see it being released this month...wasn't it originally supposed to be released in November?...did something change or am I just out of the loop?
post #218 of 268
Received my shipment confirmation from Sony as well. The waybill indicates the sets arrived at LAX and were picked up by CEVA yesterday. So we should be getting them within a week.
post #219 of 268
So jealous tongue.gif can't wait to see your reviews on the set. Congrats
post #220 of 268
I want to get the 65" but I see no discount for that one. Do you think there will be a similar discount soon for the 65"?
post #221 of 268
I'm interested in seeing how this compares to the HX929 as well as the Sharp Elite...hopefully they fixed the blooming issue from the HX929
post #222 of 268
Anyone heard or read what the VESA pattern is on the 65" 950?
post #223 of 268
VESA pitches...

400x300 mm for 65"
300x300 mm for 55"

In looking over the specs, I noticed the 950 cabinet depth is ~1/2" larger vs the 929 for both the 55 and 65" displays.

50-1/2"W x 30-1/2"H x 1-15/16"D 55HX950
50-3/8"W x 30-3/8"H x 1-1/2"D 55HX929

59-3/8"W x 35-1/2"H x 2-1/8"D 65HX950
59-1/4"W x 35-1/2"H x 2-5/8"D 65HX929

Perhaps it's to accomodate the larger # of LED zones. If it buys better PQ / decreased blooming, I'll take a slightly deeper cabinet any day.
post #224 of 268
Man, you guys are lucky Sony shipped yours out. Still waiting for that shipping notice from Amazon.
post #225 of 268
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Originally Posted by Op's Guy View Post

Anyone heard or read what the VESA pattern is on the 65" 950?

Sony has $500 off on the 65" as well. Use the found a better price link at Amazon to get them to match or order directly from SonyStyle.
post #226 of 268
Probably only a week until Amazon is able to ship the 55" out since they've already made port. I'd definitely think before the 30th, as they currently have posted to be conservative.
post #227 of 268
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Originally Posted by jmjunker View Post

Probably only a week until Amazon is able to ship the 55" out since they've already made port. I'd definitely think before the 30th, as they currently have posted to be conservative.

I hope, Borderlands 2 is out and I want to enjoy it on my new TV. biggrin.gif
post #228 of 268
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Originally Posted by koffas View Post

VESA pitches...
400x300 mm for 65"
300x300 mm for 55"
In looking over the specs, I noticed the 950 cabinet depth is ~1/2" larger vs the 929 for both the 55 and 65" displays.
50-1/2"W x 30-1/2"H x 1-15/16"D 55HX950
50-3/8"W x 30-3/8"H x 1-1/2"D 55HX929
59-3/8"W x 35-1/2"H x 2-1/8"D 65HX950
59-1/4"W x 35-1/2"H x 2-5/8"D 65HX929
Perhaps it's to accomodate the larger # of LED zones. If it buys better PQ / decreased blooming, I'll take a slightly deeper cabinet any day.

The sizes of the 2012 850/750 models are deeper compared to the 2011 models also. I suspect and hope this is due to a increase in speaker depth size. The sound quality of these thin HDTVs annoys me as I don't want to fire up my 7.1 surround system just to watch and hear the news.
post #229 of 268
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Originally Posted by jmjunker View Post

Sony has $500 off on the 65" as well. Use the found a better price link at Amazon to get them to match or order directly from SonyStyle.

I don't see that on their site. At the top page they say "Save $500 instantly, while supplies last." but that is only on some of the models. If I go to buy a 65" there is no such discount yet that I can see....

Tom
post #230 of 268
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Originally Posted by maxweber View Post

There is everything in this HDD recorder! It allows me to record programs and playback in 1080p picture quality on my LCD.

i think your lost...biggrin.gif
post #231 of 268
According to Sony.com you can preorder now for a late Oct 2012 delivery.
post #232 of 268
Am I EVER happy I was pointed in the direction of these forums by a friend.

I was literally 12 hours away from going and buying a hx 920 here in Hong Kong 'on sale' for 6,800 usd (our prices are obviously not comperable to the US) down from list of 8,000 eek.gif. For this market in that size panel, its the most expensive one followed by the Panasonic vt50 at 6,400 usd.

Funnily enough, the Sony Hong Kong website doesn't even mention anything about a hx950 (I gather the xx9 demarkation is for the US version). There is only the hx920 on that website.

Regardless, I am not going to be buying an imminently 'old' panel - I would pay the premium for the latest and greatest as I would hope to be getting 7 years out of it like my current set which is now going to be relegated to the den.

To be clear, the 950 (or 959 in US) sounds like its a 'full' led panel - smart backlit, whatever you want to call it; not an edgelit? I was quite impressed with the picture quality of the 929 but man would I have been po'd if I saw a 950 in the shops within a month of buying it.
post #233 of 268
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Originally Posted by yenal View Post

I want to get the 65" but I see no discount for that one. Do you think there will be a similar discount soon for the 65"?

Isn't the 65" touted to be released in November? When it gets closer to release some discounts could likely come into effect as word was that the 55" wouldn't be discounted but once it came to market it has been discounted $500.00. Time will tell.
post #234 of 268
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Originally Posted by TVnoobie View Post


To be clear, the 950 (or 959 in US) sounds like its a 'full' led panel - smart backlit, whatever you want to call it; not an edgelit? I was quite impressed with the picture quality of the 929 but man would I have been po'd if I saw a 950 in the shops within a month of buying it.

FYI the old XBR in the US and Canada was the HX929 but the designation for this model in this region is HX950, not HX959. And the HX950 is definitely not edge-lit or some other tech like Samsung's direct-lit LED, it's full-array with local dimming (same as the the Elite), with an increase in dimming zones compared to the 929.
post #235 of 268
Well me likey then - but I shudder to think what the price will be here. I fired off an email to Sony here to ask when and how much. I am betting list price will be 8,000 usd. Ah, to be in the US, the land of the free all right; practically free tv's thats for sure in comparison to here! wink.gif
post #236 of 268
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Originally Posted by tome View Post

I don't see that on their site. At the top page they say "Save $500 instantly, while supplies last." but that is only on some of the models. If I go to buy a 65" there is no such discount yet that I can see....
Tom

Double-check when you add to cart and go to check-out. If not, look it up on Amazon and click the "found a better price link" and paste in the ling for Abt.com:

http://www.abt.com/product/63989/Sony-XBR65HX950.html

That should do it. wink.gif
post #237 of 268
I'd love the 65" but: a) I can't wait and b) that's a pretty big price jump up.

If things go well this year I'll move the 55" in the bedroom and put a 65" out in the living room. cool.gif

P.S.: I also ordered the Sony Proforma Gallery Style Mount. Looks about as flush as you can get. Mistake? confused.gif
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post #239 of 268

you can get ultra low profile wall mounts at monoprice for 17 big ones.
post #240 of 268
Does ABT charge sales tax? I know Amazon does in Texas now. Also, does Amazon have a good return policy on TVs?
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