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post #211 of 4484
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

OP has accessed that info, I think they were just looking for a physical accurate exact measurement from an owner ?




post #212 of 4484
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Originally Posted by isupes View Post

I own the es8000 and I can tell you the 3d on those sets are pretty damn good. Like I've said before, it the 950 can match it or come close it'll be a knock in the park..

Can you buy an HX950 and compare the 3D to the ES8000 for us? biggrin.gif I will literally send you $10 via PayPal if you do that. biggrin.gif
post #213 of 4484
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Originally Posted by Flavius View Post

Can you buy an HX950 and compare the 3D to the ES8000 for us? biggrin.gif I will literally send you $10 via PayPal if you do that. biggrin.gif

Ha! I wish, man...If the 65 were available it'd be delivered already and I really don't want a 55. Just looks too small on my big wall. We're in the same boat buddy! I'm hoping CNET posts a review soon. And hopefully they compare it's 3D with the Samsungs... I'm sure they compare the 2. I believe Samsung may have the best active 3d performance as of right now.

This is CNET's massive summary of the 3D performance on the 850:

3D: The Sony is one of the better LCD models for 3D with a more subtle 3D effect and less crosstalk than on its competitors. That's not to say it wasn't visible: in the first 5 minutes of "Hugo," we see him reach out his hand to steal a clockwork mouse and the hand did double up on every LCD TV in our lineup, bar the passive LG, but the effect isn't a deal breaker on the HX850. If you watch 3D a lot, you may want to investigate passive, but a movie on occasion is fine on this active Sony.

I can't help but think it'll be the same on the 950.
post #214 of 4484
doesn't the HX929 and HX950 use active 3D?...same as Panasonic, Samsung
post #215 of 4484
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

doesn't the HX929 and HX950 use active 3D?...same as Panasonic, Samsung

The 950 uses the Full HD 3D standard. So does Samsung and Panasonic. The only difference between Sony's 3D and Samsung/Panasonic is the protocol in which the glasses communicate with the tv. Sony uses IR protocol where Samsung/Panasonic use RF/BT protocol. This is what I understood from what I've read. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
post #216 of 4484
WandVillela
Thanks for posting the dimensions...
post #217 of 4484
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Originally Posted by isupes View Post

The 950 uses the Full HD 3D standard. So does Samsung and Panasonic. The only difference between Sony's 3D and Samsung/Panasonic is the protocol in which the glasses communicate with the tv. Sony uses IR protocol where Samsung/Panasonic use RF/BT protocol. This is what I understood from what I've read. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

yes but I was referring to passive vs active 3D...active is better with only LG using passive I believe
post #218 of 4484
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

yes but I was referring to passive vs active 3D...active is better with only LG using passive I believe

LG, some Vizio TV's, and Sony's 84 inch 4K tv use passive 3D, yes.
post #219 of 4484
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

yes but I was referring to passive vs active 3D...active is better with only LG using passive I believe

Passive is terrible for me because I CAN SEE ALL THE BLANK SCANLINES in the picture. It was so bad on the LG I tried in store that I'd rather have flicker or crosstalk. Maybe with 4K this won't be an issue, but with 1080p it definitely is.
post #220 of 4484
So, I've ordered Disney WOW and Bond 50, and am going to start looking more closely at the calibration settings:

http://www.amazon.com/Disney-WOW-World-Wonder-Blu-ray/dp/B0045ASBLG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348690135&sr=8-1&keywords=Disney+WOW%3A+World+of+Wonder

http://www.amazon.com/Bond-50-Complete-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B006U1J5ZY/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1348695343&sr=1-1&keywords=bond+50

For a template, I'll use something like that found on the 929 calibration thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1340974/official-sony-hx929-settings-calibrations-thread/0_100
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Originally Posted by From Sony 929 Calibration Thread 

--Picture Adjustments menu--
Setting Memory: [any]
Picture Mode:
Backlight:
Picture:
Brightness:
Color:
Hue:
Color Temperature:
Sharpness:
Noise Reduction:
MPEG Noise Reduction:
Dot noise reduction:
Reality Creation:
Smooth Gradation:
Motionflow:
CineMotion:

-Advanced Settings submenu-
Black Corrector:
Adv. Contrast Enhancer:
Gamma:
LED Dynamic Control:
Auto Light Limiter:
Clear White:
Live Color:
White Balance: [see below]
Detail Enhancer:
Edge Enhancer:
Skin Naturalizer:
i/p Conversion Preference:

-White Balance submenu-
R-Gain:
G-Gain:
B-Gain:
R-Bias:
G-Bias:
B-Bias:

Ambient Sensor: Off

--Screen menu--
Setting Memory: [any]
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: Off
4:3 Default: Off [grayed out]
Auto Display Area: Off
Display Area: Full Pixel
Screen Position: [grayed out]
Vertical Size: 0 [grayed out]

--3D--

Glasses
MotionFlow:

Etc.

Edited by jmjunker - 9/26/12 at 4:32pm
post #221 of 4484
Also, sorry to resurrect the # of zones topic... rolleyes.gif But I noticed that you can see the rear of two LEDs through the rear grill on the right side.

Without pulling the display out quite yet it looked like they were spaced at ~100mm.
post #222 of 4484
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Originally Posted by Ash Sharma View Post

I will really appreciate if a current owner can post the exact width of this TV - I request measure twice and advise - I have a 50 inch space (maximum) and from the specs on Siny's web site the TV looks to be 50.3 Inches wide..
Thanks in advance.
The specs listed seem to agree with my HX950 & tape measure; total width slightly over 50.25 inches for the 55" diagonal HX950.
post #223 of 4484
hello guys, i just got a 929 floor model for 2400 from bb, but i have to return because the stand was messed up bad when the guy put it in my car. now i could put it on the wall but for the price to do that since i hv no tools right now would put a few hundred dollars from the 950. 950 looks so much better and the improved 3d make makes think i should just dish out the 500 more online from a dealer that doesnt charge tax. however im finding some issues with the 929 which i assume is the same with the 950 since its all the same specs., so thats why im also posting on this thread since more people seem to be posting on this one. 3000 is a insane amount of money for me but i willing to pay if i can get tv that puts out one of the best pic around.

now i played around with the 929 settings on the other thread that were posted and im getting a picture thats way better than the eh6000 samsung that i had before the hx929, but the picture is only better on blu ray and 1080p. when i watch reg cable and play bf3 on playstation im getting the same picture as samsung which was only a 1000 dollars. i watch alot of cable and play battlefield 3 way more than i watch a blu ray. is there any gamers on here that thinks the 929/950 picture is better than a cheaper samsung. also do you guys change the settings when you watch a blu ray and then basic sd/hd tv shows. thanks for any info..
post #224 of 4484
I got a couple of questions from HX 950 Owners:

1. Is there a IR control port in this TV at the back panel - this is a 2.5 mm pin on some devices - which can be used to control the TV if you do not want to stick a ugly flasher in the front...
2. Does the TV have RS 232 control? If yes are the commands available in the instructions manual?
3. Can the TV be remote controlled using the Iphone and if yes how is the experience?
4. Does the TV have discrete On and Off using the iPhone?

I plan to incorporate this TV in my Irule Remote and all my devices are TCP IP controllable (TIVO, Sony By Ray Player, Marantz NR1603 Receiver) but Irule is telling me that I need to use a IR unit to control this TV as it does not have TCP IP control while I know for a fact that this TV can be remote controlled using a iPhone??

Thanks in advance.
post #225 of 4484
Also, since I have a atypical installation I will be needed a wall mount which can keep the TV 6 inches to a foot from the wall...
Will appreciate any suggestion which would be a good mount.
post #226 of 4484
In which country is this TV made?
post #227 of 4484
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Originally Posted by mike50 View Post

In which country is this TV made?

Likely assembled in Mexico.
post #228 of 4484
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Originally Posted by schlick View Post

Likely assembled in Mexico.

Agreed, parts produce from all over pieces then assembled in Mexico in most cases.
post #229 of 4484
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Originally Posted by Ash Sharma View Post

Also, since I have a atypical installation I will be needed a wall mount which can keep the TV 6 inches to a foot from the wall...
Will appreciate any suggestion which would be a good mount.

Most full articulating mounts can be adjusted to keep your display anywhere from an inch to almost 2 feet from the mounting wall.

Check out:

www.monoprice.com
post #230 of 4484
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Originally Posted by Ash Sharma View Post

3. Can the TV be remote controlled using the Iphone and if yes how is the experience?
4. Does the TV have discrete On and Off using the iPhone?

Yes. I tested it and the Sony MediaRemote works with the HX95 on your local network, and can power off the set:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/media-remote-for-iphone/id373459732?mt=8
post #231 of 4484
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Originally Posted by mike50 View Post

In which country is this TV made?

Mine is made in Mexico September 2012.
post #232 of 4484
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Originally Posted by jmjunker View Post

Mine is made in Mexico September 2012.

Olé
post #233 of 4484
Anyone with the 950, what are your experiences, anything with the actual picture quality, does it surpass the 929? or is it the same. Has anyone experienced any glitches ? I didn't notice much posted about screen qualities / colors etc.

How would you rate your satisfaction level on a scale of 1-to-10 ?

Regrets ?? ...(if any ?) Pro's .../ Con's ?
post #234 of 4484
^^^ come on guys..it's been really quiet in here lately. i would love to know the same as rizz. i had a 65929, but returned it do to the infamous
banding issues it had. if it is fixed in the 950 it would be hard to resist jumping back in.
post #235 of 4484
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post #236 of 4484
Thread Starter 
The display is awesome. I'm more than happy with it. Incredible black levels day or night. Excellent screen uniformity / no banding. Blooming is a non-issue with real content from my viewing position and the appropriate backlight setting -- so far, it's only been an annoyance during credits or bright menu items on a black background. I have the ambient light sensor enabled so that the backlight is set appropriately for day/night viewing. My only complaint is the degradation in PQ as you move horizontally off-axis. I was very aware of this limitation for full array LED sets, but coming from a PDP, it still surprised me. And 55" is small when you've been spoiled by bigger displays. I prefer the Samsung apps setup and remote to Sony's implementation. Aesthetically, however, the HX950 is a work of art.

Once the pro reviews / comparisons come out, we'll see a lot more excitement. Coincidentally, I came across a review by Chinese tech site today...
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://tech.hexun.com/2012-09-27/146332725.html

Reading through the translation is rough, but the review is very positive. Nice pics as well.
post #237 of 4484
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Originally Posted by koffas View Post

The display is awesome. I'm more than happy with it. Incredible black levels day or night. Excellent screen uniformity / no banding. Blooming is a non-issue with real content from my viewing position and the appropriate backlight setting -- so far, it's only been an annoyance during credits or bright menu items on a black background. I have the ambient light sensor enabled so that the backlight is set appropriately for day/night viewing. My only complaint is the degradation in PQ as you move horizontally off-axis. I was very aware of this limitation for full array LED sets, but coming from a PDP, it still surprised me. And 55" is small when you've been spoiled by bigger displays. I prefer the Samsung apps setup and remote to Sony's implementation. Aesthetically, however, the HX950 is a work of art.
Once the pro reviews / comparisons come out, we'll see a lot more excitement. Coincidentally, I came across a review by Chinese tech site today...
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://tech.hexun.com/2012-09-27/146332725.html
Reading through the translation is rough, but the review is very positive. Nice pics as well.

Screenshots were very nice and I can't wait to get one of these. I wish they would've updated the remote a little. Seems kinda dated.
post #238 of 4484
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Originally Posted by koffas View Post

The display is awesome. I'm more than happy with it. Incredible black levels day or night. Excellent screen uniformity / no banding. Blooming is a non-issue with real content from my viewing position and the appropriate backlight setting -- so far, it's only been an annoyance during credits or bright menu items on a black background. I have the ambient light sensor enabled so that the backlight is set appropriately for day/night viewing. My only complaint is the degradation in PQ as you move horizontally off-axis. I was very aware of this limitation for full array LED sets, but coming from a PDP, it still surprised me. And 55" is small when you've been spoiled by bigger displays. I prefer the Samsung apps setup and remote to Sony's implementation. Aesthetically, however, the HX950 is a work of art.
Once the pro reviews / comparisons come out, we'll see a lot more excitement. Coincidentally, I came across a review by Chinese tech site today...
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://tech.hexun.com/2012-09-27/146332725.html
Reading through the translation is rough, but the review is very positive. Nice pics as well.

I'd call that a pro review. I've actually seen very few reviews that get as technical as they did in that one. In fact, I've never seen a site measure the power outage and temperature the TV emits. It isn't something that has to be included in a review, but it's kinda neat to see. That heat testing would be especially beneficial for plasma TV reviews considering even the modern plasmas can warm up a room.
post #239 of 4484
So has anyone learnt yet how many zones the 65" has?
post #240 of 4484
I'm not at home so can someone give an overview of that Chinese review article on the HX950...specifically relating to picture quality, black levels, blooming, banding and how it compares to the HX929
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