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post #2371 of 4484
Should I consider buying an HX950 55" floor model for 20% off? supposedly been running about 2.5 months 10-12 hrs per day. I figure 850 hrs which is about 6 months of use in my household. Fully warrantied and I would buy the protection plan. Or am i better of going after a brand new one for full price?

Im curious why these things seem to have been released late and after 4 months are no longer in production?
Edited by LoD80k - 1/20/13 at 7:39am
post #2372 of 4484
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Originally Posted by LoD80k View Post

Should I consider buying an HX950 55" floor model for 20% off? supposedly been running about 2>5 months 10-12 hrs per day. I figure 850 hrs which is about 6 months of use in my household. Fully warrantied and I would buy the protection plan. Or am i better of going after a brand new one for full price?

Im curious why these things seem to have been released late and after 4 months are no longer in production?

Check for defects close. If none then grab it. They arent done for production. They will sell most of 2013.
post #2373 of 4484
Need help, just bought HX950 55 with the Performa TV stand, do i have to use the nylon spacer? Thanks
post #2374 of 4484
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Originally Posted by Danediz View Post

Check for defects close. If none then grab it. They arent done for production. They will sell most of 2013.

Hi. Thanks. Which Defects should I look for on which settings or content?. Maybe take some slides with me?
post #2375 of 4484
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Originally Posted by LoD80k View Post

Should I consider buying an HX950 55" floor model for 20% off? supposedly been running about 2.5 months 10-12 hrs per day. I figure 850 hrs which is about 6 months of use in my household. Fully warrantied and I would buy the protection plan. Or am i better of going after a brand new one for full price?

Im curious why these things seem to have been released late and after 4 months are no longer in production?


First they are still in production and will be for awhile so dont worry about that. Second if you buy a floor model make sure you get some kind of warrentee because with floor models you never no what can pop up due to how its being used or how many hours its been on.
post #2376 of 4484
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Originally Posted by LoD80k View Post

Should I consider buying an HX950 55" floor model for 20% off? supposedly been running about 2.5 months 10-12 hrs per day. I figure 850 hrs which is about 6 months of use in my household. Fully warrantied and I would buy the protection plan. Or am i better of going after a brand new one for full price?

Im curious why these things seem to have been released late and after 4 months are no longer in production?


I would squeeze the seller to inc EW at no cost. based on their need to move the floor model it is negotiable.
post #2377 of 4484
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Originally Posted by LoD80k View Post

Hi. Thanks. Which Defects should I look for on which settings or content?. Maybe take some slides with me?

Most evident deadpixels (quite obvious as bright spots on a solid color image) / banding (becomes apparent in scenes that involve panning)and Dirty Screen Effect-(DSE),(looks like your watching through a dirty screen dr. as name would imply) Do this before you step back to look at full picture ( easier to spot this way otherwise the picture content will distract you ).
post #2378 of 4484
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

I would squeeze the seller to inc EW at no cost. based on their need to move the floor model it is negotiable.

Thats a great idea but they dont really need to move it. they said they can get me a new one if i want from another location. im going to ask though
post #2379 of 4484
So I just scored an open box 55" HX950 that some brought back just now to upsize to 65 and got a steal and didnt have to get the floor model that ran for 2 months. As for protection plan didn't bother with it yet. after the shootout determines the winner I will deal with the extended plan. I will report back shortly.
post #2380 of 4484
Sorry if this question has already been posted but was looking for some calibrations settings to try out on this tv.

I just purchased this tv today without really researching it but the price I paid was just to good to pass up.

Thanks in advanced for the replies!!
post #2381 of 4484
I think a lot of people recommend the disney WOW disc as a calibration DVD
post #2382 of 4484
When does Sony usually start clearing out these HX950? I am waiting for them to go on sale.
post #2383 of 4484
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Originally Posted by m2845 View Post

Sorry if this question has already been posted but was looking for some calibrations settings to try out on this tv.

I just purchased this tv today without really researching it but the price I paid was just to good to pass up.

Thanks in advanced for the replies!!

Try the settings in post 2297
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430346/sony-xbr-hx950-owners-thread-xbr-55hx9-50-and-xbr-65hx95-0/2280#post_22815329
Perhaps set Motion flow to Clear plus in stead of Clear.

These settings greatly reduced blooming on my set. Off axis viewing is still bad, but a lot better than before.

Or try some of the settings from the settings thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435724/sony-xbr-hx950-settings-thread
post #2384 of 4484
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Originally Posted by jrmtl View Post

I think a lot of people recommend the disney WOW disc as a calibration DVD

Thanks jrmtl!

I will see if BB has one to pick up.
post #2385 of 4484
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Originally Posted by klinge View Post

Try the settings in post 2297
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430346/sony-xbr-hx950-owners-thread-xbr-55hx9-50-and-xbr-65hx95-0/2280#post_22815329
Perhaps set Motion flow to Clear plus in stead of Clear.

These settings greatly reduced blooming on my set. Off axis viewing is still bad, but a lot better than before.

Or try some of the settings from the settings thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435724/sony-xbr-hx950-settings-thread

Thanks Klinge!!! Your the man!! smile.gif
post #2386 of 4484
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Originally Posted by jyeh74 View Post

When does Sony usually start clearing out these HX950? I am waiting for them to go on sale.

Considering the HX950 didn't even debut until Sept. 2012, I don't foresee any major discounts anytime soon. Retailers really stick to Sony's requested pricing, hence almost every retailers prices are essentially identical. Even the heavily discounted non authorized dealer websites are only a few hundred under Sony's MSRP, which is a far cry from some of the major discounts they offer on Panasonics and Samsungs.
post #2387 of 4484
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

Considering the HX950 didn't even debut until Sept. 2012, I don't foresee any major discounts anytime soon. Retailers really stick to Sony's requested pricing, hence almost every retailers prices are essentially identical. Even the heavily discounted non authorized dealer websites are only a few hundred under Sony's MSRP, which is a far cry from some of the major discounts they offer on Panasonics and Samsungs.

Sony has kept production numbers in check so, there won't be any "end of year" rush to sell off outdated products at reduced pricing.
post #2388 of 4484
Sony is the next bose...............so don't look for any discounts on their high end tv. I am considering getting a 55hx950, but with the good prices i am seeing on the Panasonic 65vt50 i might just go plasma. I know about IR and the other bad stuff that comes with plasma, but for the price i might overlook all that.
post #2389 of 4484
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Originally Posted by bullpuss View Post

Sony is the next bose...............so don't look for any discounts on their high end tv. I am considering getting a 55hx950, but with the good prices i am seeing on the Panasonic 65vt50 i might just go plasma. I know about IR and the other bad stuff that comes with plasma, but for the price i might overlook all that.
The Elites are also being purchased at great prices...I'm still looking at the 950, VT50 and now the Elites. I also wish Sony would go down a "tad" in price. They must be selling enough product.
post #2390 of 4484
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Originally Posted by Browninggold View Post

The Elites are also being purchased at great prices...I'm still looking at the 950, VT50 and now the Elites. I also wish Sony would go down a "tad" in price. They must be selling enough product.

Sony is still listing their loss's in the billions, so I wouldn't expect any major pricing changes.
post #2391 of 4484
Yeah I agree...if we were running a household budget and kept running in the red we would start doing something a little different.
post #2392 of 4484
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Originally Posted by Browninggold View Post

The Elites are also being purchased at great prices...I'm still looking at the 950, VT50 and now the Elites. I also wish Sony would go down a "tad" in price. They must be selling enough product.


Where can i get the elite at a good price, because what Sony is doing is making very limited amount of their high end tv. So they can demand very close to their msrp..........
I own a Panasonic 60gt50, so that's why i wanted to get an led tv.......the Samsung are attractive, but has too much light bleeding from the corners very distracting. Thus with that said only the elite and the Sony are worth looking at in the led tv category......but be prepared to pay a high premium.
post #2393 of 4484
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Originally Posted by bullpuss View Post

Where can i get the elite at a good price, because what Sony is doing is making very limited amount of their high end tv. So they can demand very close to their msrp..........
I own a Panasonic 60gt50, so that's why i wanted to get an led tv.......the Samsung are attractive, but has too much light bleeding from the corners very distracting. Thus with that said only the elite and the Sony are worth looking at in the led tv category......but be prepared to pay a high premium.

UMRP at work. Unilateral Minimum Retail Pricing.
post #2394 of 4484
Not trying to come across as a "smart ass", but it's simply, If you like the Sony own up and buy it, perferably through a reliable E-tailer or BigBox store so it can be returned hassel-free (Amazon). Because of the limited availability you will not find may sellers discounting them. (Supply & Demand dictates pricing)
post #2395 of 4484
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

Not trying to come across as a "smart ass", but it's simply, If you like the Sony own up and buy it, perferably through a reliable E-tailer or BigBox store so it can be returned hassel-free (Amazon). Because of the limited availability you will not find may sellers discounting them. (Supply & Demand dictates pricing)

The only problem with this is with mine and many others experience, the quality control on this television set is not as good as it should be. Essentially, look at the number of swap outs and exchanges that many people of had to do on here due to banding, dead pixels, and other assorted issues. Sony may be looking at the numbers and controlling tightly the number of units produced, but they are certainly willing to except higher than acceptable rates of panel defects. When looking at the Sharp Elite line of televisions, those didn't have nearly anywhere close to the number of defects that the sonys do. However, the price point for the elite is a little bit higher. What It boils down to is that extra little bit worth not having to go through all the hassles that Sony creates. Don't get me wrong, I like the 2 65" 950 Television sets that we have, but it took five replacements per TV to get one that was good and didn't have intrusive banding or other pixel defects with the panel.

But at least Rizzo is kind enough to put in his signature that he is a Sony whore. I can't fault him for that :-)
post #2396 of 4484
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Originally Posted by BarrettF77 View Post

The only problem with this is with mine and many others experience, the quality control on this television set is not as good as it should be. Essentially, look at the number of swap outs and exchanges that many people of had to do on here due to banding, dead pixels, and other assorted issues. Sony may be looking at the numbers and controlling tightly the number of units produced, but they are certainly willing to except higher than acceptable rates of panel defects. When looking at the Sharp Elite line of televisions, those didn't have nearly anywhere close to the number of defects that the sonys do. However, the price point for the elite is a little bit higher. What It boils down to is that extra little bit worth not having to go through all the hassles that Sony creates. Don't get me wrong, I like the 2 65" 950 Television sets that we have, but it took five replacements per TV to get one that was good and didn't have intrusive banding or other pixel defects with the panel.

But at least Rizzo is kind enough to put in his signature that he is a Sony whore. I can't fault him for that :-)

If you have been following the Sharp Elite thread, then you would know that the last batch of the 70 elites have severe problems.... It's not just Sony but all manufacturers are putting out a half @$$ product.
post #2397 of 4484
Guys if anyone is in SE Michigan I might be returning the 55" hx950 i just tried out. BB sold it to me for 20% off (open box was returned by another guy who swapped for a 65")and would likely do the same when I return it. I can keep you in the loop when I return it. No problems with it that i see.
post #2398 of 4484
How do you, guys, find the 65" set without banding/dead pixels? Do you do it by serial numbers? manufacturing dates. I have been to 4 dealers last night that displayed 65" and all of them had banding, some had one fat band in the middle 3 and one had multiple like bars across entire screen. I can easily see them on every grey pattern. I see many reports that 55" are much better in that regard but 65" is a lottery but can anyone share a strategy with me on how/where to get a good 65" set? many thanks for help in advance.
post #2399 of 4484
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Originally Posted by LoD80k View Post

Guys if anyone is in SE Michigan I might be returning the 55" hx950 i just tried out. BB sold it to me for 20% off (open box was returned by another guy who swapped for a 65")and would likely do the same when I return it. I can keep you in the loop when I return it. No problems with it that i see.
If you can return it to the Kalamazoo, Mi. Store I will be interested. SW Michigan.
post #2400 of 4484
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Originally Posted by dvzzz View Post

How do you, guys, find the 65" set without banding/dead pixels? Do you do it by serial numbers? manufacturing dates. I have been to 4 dealers last night that displayed 65" and all of them had banding, some had one fat band in the middle 3 and one had multiple like bars across entire screen. I can easily see them on every grey pattern. I see many reports that 55" are much better in that regard but 65" is a lottery but can anyone share a strategy with me on how/where to get a good 65" set? many thanks for help in advance.

It's a crap shoot......
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