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I watched the Dark Knight Rises(BluRay) yesterday and I had to switch from neutral to cool to decrease the copper flesh tones of the movie.

Interesting, maybe just for that movie. Overall I think the tv looks like crap on cool, far too blue IMHO.
post #1832 of 4490
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Originally Posted by Hdfanboy444 View Post

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Interesting, maybe just for that movie. Overall I think the tv looks like crap on cool, far too blue IMHO.

definitely throws in a bluish cast.
post #1833 of 4490
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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

this what can be used when you connects PC / Laptop for initial check and calibration
http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/
http://jasonfarrell.com/misc/deadpixeltest.php
http://www.gdargaud.net/Hack/DeadPixels.html

Would just grabbing some of these images (like the white, black, red, green, blue) pages and putting them on a USB stick work as well?
post #1834 of 4490
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

Would just grabbing some of these images (like the white, black, red, green, blue) pages and putting them on a USB stick work as well?

sorry, I can't answer this Q. I don't have 950 to try it.
May be some owner can?
I asked the same Q, but answer was - no, 950 doesn't understand it to show it from USB
post #1835 of 4490
The following files extracted to a USB stick are what I used to check for dead pixels on a 55HX950 USB_SCR_TEST.zip 5k .zip file . Source: http://my.opera.com/rejzor/blog/check-lcd-panels-for

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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

Would just grabbing some of these images (like the white, black, red, green, blue) pages and putting them on a USB stick work as well?

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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

sorry, I can't answer this Q. I don't have 950 to try it.
May be some owner can?
I asked the same Q, but answer was - no, 950 doesn't understand it to show it from USB
post #1836 of 4490
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Originally Posted by hillyerm View Post

The following files extracted to a USB stick are what I used to check for dead pixels on a 55HX950 USB_SCR_TEST.zip 5k .zip file . Source: http://my.opera.com/rejzor/blog/check-lcd-panels-for
Thanks. That's what I'm talkin' about.
post #1837 of 4490
i have the SONY XBR-65 HX950. When using netflix, i cannot get the display button to give information such as time, etc. For that matter none of the buttons surrounding the arrows respond (except HOME). When using a SONY Blu Ray player to display netflix, i am able to get the display information. What am i doing wrong? Thanks for your help.
post #1838 of 4490
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Originally Posted by steam engine View Post

i have the SONY XBR-65 HX950. When using netflix, i cannot get the display button to give information such as time, etc. For that matter none of the buttons surrounding the arrows respond (except HOME). When using a SONY Blu Ray player to display netflix, i am able to get the display information. What am i doing wrong? Thanks for your help.

Funny you brought this up right now... I just came here to report a problem with my TV (or more maybe a design flaw), but when watching Netflix (or any of the "Internet Content" stuff) this TV does not allow for changing of ANY Picture settings or pretty much anything at all for that matter (as steam engine brought up).... Now I could see that being ok, BUT I at least figured if I quit the app, then went to the "common"/global picture settings then I could adjust how I want the content to look like as I watch netflix.....

NOPE !!!

So then I went and tried messing with ALL "Inputs" Picture Settings... ALL possible Global Picture Settings, Etc... And everytime I go back to Netflix (on the TV itself), the TV goes back to some premade unadjustable picture settings... They are decent for animation, but just not exactly spot on how I like them for all content. Where the heck are these settings coming from ? Where could I adjust them ?

What is this ? What is the reason ? Have I just not found it ? And/or has anyone figured out how to adjust the picture settings for Netflix or the Internet Content apps ?

Oh, and if I were to get my TV professionally calibrated, would that calibration setting stick to this weird unfindable Netflix premade setting ?

Like Steam Engine said though, if I watch Netflix through my BD Player (Oppo BDP-93) then of course I can adjust the picture settings... This is because you can adjust the settings of the "Input" that the BD Player is on. BUT I don't want to do that, cause for some reason this BD Player doesn't stream fast enough and its always choppy or faulty. So I'm in a real issue here, and this is really annoying. Almost becoming a deal breaker with this TV if I can't figure out how to adjust it.
post #1839 of 4490
can someone give me any clue whats going on. i have a faint yello square that only shows when watching 3d on the vivid and custom setting. on 3d standard picture setting it doesnt show up. any clue why this happens.
post #1840 of 4490
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JoelxD View Post

And/or has anyone figured out how to adjust the picture settings for Netflix or the Internet Content apps ?

You can adjust picture/sound settings within the YouTube app. Make the sure the video is playing in full-screen mode and click the Options button. Perhaps the same settings translate over to the other apps (Netflix, Amazon, etc).
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Originally Posted by JoelxD View Post

And/or has anyone figured out how to adjust the picture settings for Netflix or the Internet Content apps ?

You can adjust picture/sound settings within the YouTube app. Make the sure the video is playing in full-screen mode and click the Options button. Perhaps the same settings translate over to the other apps (Netflix, Amazon, etc).

Hmmm, koffas you may be on to something.. I will try that. I haven't tried YouTube yet... but I can guarantee what you explain you can do in YouTube, you can not do in Netflix. Cause I tried exactly that. But you may be right, if I change it in YouTube (cause I can), then maybe that will effect the setting over in Netflix.

So from what we are accidently narrowing down here is, it seems to be different from one App to the next. This then points to it is the App itself that holds the control to change settings or not. Not the TV blocking you out once you using "Internet Apps" like I thought.

But this in turn means, the App itself could block you out or not.

Anyway, I will try this as you say, then report back to let everyone know if this is a fix or not.

Thanks again man !
post #1842 of 4490
lol..i hope it has all 1920 x 1080 pixels and alive
post #1843 of 4490
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Originally Posted by hellotv View Post

can someone give me any clue whats going on. i have a faint yello square that only shows when watching 3d on the vivid and custom setting. on 3d standard picture setting it doesnt show up. any clue why this happens.

This indicates that your set is defective and should be replaced. I had a similar problem with mine(as shown in some of my previous posts) and my dealer did replace it.
post #1844 of 4490
Woohoo!! I got a phone call from Sony Store in Bangkok today. They have one HX955, just one, in stock. I bought it with 3 year extended warranty and wall mount. It is going to be delivered and installed by tech next Tuesday.
post #1845 of 4490
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Originally Posted by JoelxD View Post

Funny you brought this up right now... I just came here to report a problem with my TV (or more maybe a design flaw), but when watching Netflix (or any of the "Internet Content" stuff) this TV does not allow for changing of ANY Picture settings or pretty much anything at all for that matter (as steam engine brought up).... Now I could see that being ok, BUT I at least figured if I quit the app, then went to the "common"/global picture settings then I could adjust how I want the content to look like as I watch netflix.....
NOPE !!!
So then I went and tried messing with ALL "Inputs" Picture Settings... ALL possible Global Picture Settings, Etc... And everytime I go back to Netflix (on the TV itself), the TV goes back to some premade unadjustable picture settings... They are decent for animation, but just not exactly spot on how I like them for all content. Where the heck are these settings coming from ? Where could I adjust them ?
What is this ? What is the reason ? Have I just not found it ? And/or has anyone figured out how to adjust the picture settings for Netflix or the Internet Content apps ?
Oh, and if I were to get my TV professionally calibrated, would that calibration setting stick to this weird unfindable Netflix premade setting ?
Like Steam Engine said though, if I watch Netflix through my BD Player (Oppo BDP-93) then of course I can adjust the picture settings... This is because you can adjust the settings of the "Input" that the BD Player is on. BUT I don't want to do that, cause for some reason this BD Player doesn't stream fast enough and its always choppy or faulty. So I'm in a real issue here, and this is really annoying. Almost becoming a deal breaker with this TV if I can't figure out how to adjust it.

I have the same problem with the built in Netflix app and gave up on it. I think its just a stupid design decision. You should give up like I did and use a PS3 to stream Netflix. Works perfectly even for HD shows, super smooth, and can be calibrated perfectly, because PS3 doesn't suffer from the ridiculous gamma issues that Xbox 360 innately has, Saying this is a dealbreaker when there are SO MANY other ways to stream Netflix is a little silly, IMHO.
post #1846 of 4490
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Originally Posted by Flavius View Post

I have the same problem with the built in Netflix app and gave up on it. I think its just a stupid design decision. You should give up like I did and use a PS3 to stream Netflix. Works perfectly even for HD shows, super smooth, and can be calibrated perfectly, because PS3 doesn't suffer from the ridiculous gamma issues that Xbox 360 innately has, Saying this is a dealbreaker when there are SO MANY other ways to stream Netflix is a little silly, IMHO.

So, if I understand what you have discovered is that when you do any streaming video feed (Hulu, Amazon) they do not share the calibration settings with Netflix. Sorry, but I don't have netflix streaming at the moment. But, I did find that the settings for Hulu and Amazon are the same "Internet (video)" calibration. I have my scene NOT set to auto, but general/custom. Maybe it makes a bit of difference if you have it Auto. Also, it would seem that there are a few of the scene modes available to each "Internet (video)" so you could have I think 4 or so calibrations. Try checking under options to see if you get picture controls when a movie is streaming -at least it had to be for me to verify what I did above.

Regards,
tbaudoin
post #1847 of 4490
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Originally Posted by Flavius View Post

I have the same problem with the built in Netflix app and gave up on it. I think its just a stupid design decision. You should give up like I did and use a PS3 to stream Netflix. Works perfectly even for HD shows, super smooth, and can be calibrated perfectly, because PS3 doesn't suffer from the ridiculous gamma issues that Xbox 360 innately has, Saying this is a dealbreaker when there are SO MANY other ways to stream Netflix is a little silly, IMHO.

On my HX850 the internet apps picture settings are universal. Easy way to test is to watch a video full screen on YouTube and turn brightness or contrast or any settings for that matter so low it is noticeable and then watch something on netflix to check.

I know its the case for my set at least.

Aaron
post #1848 of 4490
I got my 65inch. How does one calibrate this panel? Has anyone connected this panel to a video processor if so what brand.
post #1849 of 4490
If the 929 picture qualitycolor /tracking accuracy is any indication, you really don't "need" a video processor, unless you want to get to an Nth degree -and have a 2-4k for more gear. I have a DVDO Duo, used a Lumagen. If you go the professional calibration route, then, depending upon your use/needs you may want to discuss the actual benefits and cost associated to adding it. The display still needs to be calibrated correctly, prior to deploying a processor and you can get much more precise scaling, conversions, component switching, etc.
post #1850 of 4490
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Originally Posted by tbaudoin View Post

If the 929 picture qualitycolor /tracking accuracy is any indication, you really don't "need" a video processor, unless you want to get to an Nth degree -and have a 2-4k for more gear. I have a DVDO Duo, used a Lumagen. If you go the professional calibration route, then, depending upon your use/needs you may want to discuss the actual benefits and cost associated to adding it. The display still needs to be calibrated correctly, prior to deploying a processor and you can get much more precise scaling, conversions, component switching, etc.

Thank you so how do I calibrate it correctly?
post #1851 of 4490
You just may have opened the can of worms....

Well, directly answered you make the investment and learn the trade OR you pay a professional. Other popular opinions are using a calibration disc and do the basics and/or using some posted settings. You can make some reasonable improvements to the picture quality by looking at reviews and trying some of the settings, while you learn what you need to move forward on your own or hire a professional. Essentially it is not likely that any other displays settings will be the exact right ones for your specific display.

Professional calibration is (here will start some controversy) when you want to get the best, most accurate image your specific display can produce (and the gear attached as well). Then, it is all subjective. Some can see the differece and some simply cannot see it -but based on studies I have read and heard about, most people prefer a properly calibrated image. I would guess if you are paying for that level of display, you will likely see the benefits. Else, you would have bought something else -but I don't judge. We all spend money on things for different reasons.

BTW, I went the 1st route (investment, knowledge, training), and now it is my 2nd career -it's sort of like building a computer to your specifications v buying one, and it can be a rather steep learning curve, and it has a lot of art to the science, understanding what works best, why, different configurations for different displays, applications, etc.. It can also drive you mad if you don't enjoy creating the results as much as seeing them. Luckily, I derrive a lot of pleasure from the process and using the tools -all displays and sources behave differently in differnet situations and it is really an exercise in problem solving and project management to me -in many ways much more rewarding to see a result (which I can see, guess I am lucky there as well).

Search the forum and see which way seems to be the most reasonable for you. At any rate, try some settings while you are in your first 100 hours or so -just to make sure no other issues show up.

Regards,
tbaudoin
post #1852 of 4490
Is "Light Sensor" under ECO the same as "Ambient Light Sensor" that I should have off?
post #1853 of 4490
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Originally Posted by cosmos5861 View Post

Is "Light Sensor" under ECO the same as "Ambient Light Sensor" that I should have off?

that's the one, turn it off.
post #1854 of 4490
Question to owners: I have Denon AVR-5308CI receiver and it always showed Volume adjustment on the TV screen with my previous XBR4.
Now with XBR65HX950 I lost it.
Is there any TV settings prevent Denon to push Volume adjustment GUI over the screen?
I power cycled Denon few times, still have a problem.
Thanks
post #1855 of 4490
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Originally Posted by a1sy View Post

Question to owners: I have Denon AVR-5308CI receiver and it always showed Volume adjustment on the TV screen with my previous XBR4.
Now with XBR65HX950 I lost it.
Is there any TV settings prevent Denon to push Volume adjustment GUI over the screen?
I power cycled Denon few times, still have a problem.
Thanks

Have you tried powering down /unplugging everything and waiting 15-20 min reconnect components without plugging into power source until all other components are connected. Once you plug them in and turn them on, they should go through an initial handshake, this may resolve your problem. I experienced this with my 929 and Denon 3311CI it works now, (intermittently), still haven't completely resolved issue. I'm controlling system with harmony 1100 remote.
post #1856 of 4490
Watched the new Batman (Dark knight rises) last night, the blacks were so rich and deep, amazing PQ throughout a dark production (didn't have the wow impact as TDK) but definitely a reference disc for showcasing the Sony XBR depths.
post #1857 of 4490
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Originally Posted by cosmos5861 View Post

I got my 65inch. How does one calibrate this panel? Has anyone connected this panel to a video processor if so what brand.

Why not try a Darbee. I hear, as a video processor, it works pretty good and doesn't cost that much (about $300)
post #1858 of 4490
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Originally Posted by JimShaw View Post

Why not try a Darbee. I hear, as a video processor, it works pretty good and doesn't cost that much (about $300)


I agree JimShaw. I purchased the Darbee ( Darblet) HD Image Enhancer and connected in between my Sony LED TV (the 2010 XBR-60LX900) ARC and my Denon Receiver and am pleasantly surprised at the enhanced result.

You can compare image results here:
http://darbeevision.com/gallery

See third-party professional review:
"Where Once I Was Blind…
My JVC RS35 is one of the sharpest projectors I’ve ever had the privilege of using. This projector uses a hand-picked lens, and I have zero issues with chromatic aberration, focus uniformity or convergence problems. The image is razor sharp corner to corner and easilyperforms on the level of the best single chip DLP projectors I’ve used. So, going in, I really didn’t think the Darblet was going to do a lot for me in terms of sharpness. But boy, was I wrong. The Darblet truly does “lift the veil,” as recycled as that sounds. Once you have the opportunity to see it turned off and on instantly, you’ll never want it off"

http://www.hometheater.com/content/darbee-visual-presence-darblet-video-enhancer
Edited by LBJ2 - 12/2/12 at 10:44am
post #1859 of 4490
It is my understanding that Sony and Samsung does not discount their prices, at brick and mortor or the web, reguardless if with an authorized dealer or not. Has this changed recently? Buysquad is discounting them. According to Buysquad, they are an authorized dealer, from their website:

Buy Squad, Inc. is an authorized dealer for everything we sell. This is extremely important for you as a consumer, because buying from an authorized dealer is the only way to ensure your manufacturer’s warranty will always be honored. You also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing that all of our products come directly from the manufacturers. As an authorized dealer, our salespeople receive extensive training on all of the products we sell.

Found this on the HX929 vs Hx950 thead

Is there a difference?

The 950 is newer but specs seem identical
For some reason, the 950 is cheaper than the 929 here

950
http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=XBR65HX950

929
http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=XBR65HX929
Edited by rfc_2002 - 12/2/12 at 11:09am
post #1860 of 4490
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Originally Posted by rfc_2002 View Post

It is my understanding that Sony and Samsung does not discount their prices, at brick and mortor or the web, reguardless if with an authorized dealer or not. Has this changed recently? Buysquad is discounting them.
Found this on the HX929 vs Hx950 thead
Is there a difference?
The 950 is newer but specs seem identical
For some reason, the 950 is cheaper than the 929 here
950
http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=XBR65HX950
929
http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=XBR65HX929
Are they a Authorized Sony Dealer?, Better check their website to make sure. Sony still has the no sale/discounted pricing on there products
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