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post #3691 of 4483
Get the extended warranty.
But any way the TV on display since November 2012 so 12 hours a day for 210 days( they turn off at night) or 7 months would be 2520 hours, this lcd screens good brands go up to minimum 20000 hours .
so do the mouth how long you need this to watch and how many hours a day.

My self I bout 65 inch display from BB and so far no problem.
post #3692 of 4483
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

The only down side is there's no stand (and I can't find a replacement available on Sony's site). I wasn't planning on a wall mount.
Does the extended use that a display model gets do much to reduce lifespan on LED-LCD TVs?



Get the extended warranty.
But any way the TV on display since November 2012 so 12 hours a day for 210 days( they turn off at night) or 7 months would be 2520 hours, this lcd screens good brands go up to minimum 20000 hours .
so do the mouth how long you need this to watch and how many hours a day.

My self I bout 65 inch display from BB and so far no problem.
post #3693 of 4483
DoctorM I would sugges you review this thread looking for a member who has wall mtd his set and see if he'd sell the staa\nd
post #3694 of 4483
Mastamind wrote:

"Glad to hear you're experiencing excellent 3D performance. I've watched roughly 5 minutes of Hugo, but that's not enough to judge performance. Let us know how KFP II is."


Kung Fu Panda II truly is a reference quality 3D movie. Highly recommended.
post #3695 of 4483
Anyone else notice that with the latest frimware update the already excellent picture has improved even more? Seems as though the color spectrum has been improved. I, for one, couldn't be happier with this set! (xbr-65hx950)
post #3696 of 4483
I replaced my entertainment console yesterday. The tv was not touched for the most part since it was mounted on the wall. But I did slide it a little on its rack and adjusted the tilt. Now I am coming to notice some minor vertical banding. I am not sure if this is new or has been there all along, but its driving me nuts. I can see it down the middle specially on the no signal screen.
Is it possible that the latest firmware caused this? How can I reload the old firmware?
post #3697 of 4483
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Originally Posted by rx74ray View Post

I replaced my entertainment console yesterday. The tv was not touched for the most part since it was mounted on the wall. But I did slide it a little on its rack and adjusted the tilt. Now I am coming to notice some minor vertical banding. I am not sure if this is new or has been there all along, but its driving me nuts. I can see it down the middle specially on the no signal screen.
Is it possible that the latest firmware caused this? How can I reload the old firmware?

It's not from the firmware, and was most likely there before the move. You are only now noticing it especially since it is on the NO SIGNAL screen put some regular programing on and then check.
post #3698 of 4483
Hello everyone! I've had an account for a while here, but usually just lurk around reading your extremely informative posts smile.gif

Just wanted to share that I was able to pick up this 65HX950 bad boy at Best Buy yesterday for $2400 before tax. It was the floor model from January 2013 that was in the Mag sound room, with all the new stickers on it still.

They're still out there in the Chicagoland area, they had 5 other stores (didn't tell me which ones) that had stock of open-box items!

I worked in the industry from 1998 till 2006 at United Audio/Tweeter and never thought I'd actually own something this gorgeous in my home! I could never justify the price, but I still remember how beautiful that Pioneer FHD-1 was ::drool::

I stole Jeff's settings from CNET and I'm loving those so far, but do any of you have suggestions on a lower cost calibration unit? I have some Dell monitors that I could calibrate also if they are capable of that. I've researched a few models, but I'm wanting to hear from the crowd here what they think of them.

Well, back to finishing my Operation: Eliminate Cable to watch free TV from my NAS Server. 65 Inch Full Array computer monitor is pretty damn fun so far.... Borderlands 2, Chivalry and Bioshock Infinite all show off the capabilities of this set...

Thanks!
post #3699 of 4483
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Originally Posted by MaynardLD50 View Post

Hello everyone! I've had an account for a while here, but usually just lurk around reading your extremely informative posts smile.gif

Just wanted to share that I was able to pick up this 65HX950 bad boy at Best Buy yesterday for $2400 before tax. It was the floor model from January 2013 that was in the Mag sound room, with all the new stickers on it still.

They're still out there in the Chicagoland area, they had 5 other stores (didn't tell me which ones) that had stock of open-box items!


Thanks!

Congrats, sweet price for a great set, enjoy.
post #3700 of 4483
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

Congrats, sweet price for a great set, enjoy.
Thanks Rizzo, the only issue I've noticed thus far is the banding during hockey. I just said to my wife "I got a $5000 tv for $2400, I'll live with it..."
post #3701 of 4483
I've had my55HX950 for about 5 months and just today I noticed a bold line across the lower quarter section of the screen.
This is very hardly noticeable in dark scenes, but in moderate to light scenes, the line really pops out.
On, the Sony website under troubleshooting, I followed advice to shut off TV and unplug for 60 seconds, then if it was previously in a power strip, to now plug it directly in to the wall. This did not help.

Up until now, I have been very happy with this TV, I'm just wondering what this is exactly, not being an expert in screen defects. Is it dead pixels? Has anyone seen this and is it fixable or will I have to wait for a replacement set. I bought this on Crutchfield.com back in late November 2012 and will be calling them and Sony tomorrow.

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Thanks,
Jeff
post #3702 of 4483
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Originally Posted by jeffw69 View Post

I've had my55HX950 for about 5 months and just today I noticed a bold line across the lower quarter section of the screen.
This is very hardly noticeable in dark scenes, but in moderate to light scenes, the line really pops out.
On, the Sony website under troubleshooting, I followed advice to shut off TV and unplug for 60 seconds, then if it was previously in a power strip, to now plug it directly in to the wall. This did not help.

Up until now, I have been very happy with this TV, I'm just wondering what this is exactly, not being an expert in screen defects. Is it dead pixels? Has anyone seen this and is it fixable or will I have to wait for a replacement set. I bought this on Crutchfield.com back in late November 2012 and will be calling them and Sony tomorrow.

Pics:






Thanks,
Jeff

the call to crutchfield will be a waste of time. this will be a warranty claim through Sony.
post #3703 of 4483
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

It's not from the firmware, and was most likely there before the move. You are only now noticing it especially since it is on the NO SIGNAL screen put some regular programing on and then check.

thanks for the quick reply. it is very possible that the banding was there and I just came to see it. During regular viewing it is not present. But if I look for it against a blue sky, or a football game then it can be spotted.
I like to pursue the possibility to roll back the firmware and see if the banding is less obvious. any hints how to do that?
post #3704 of 4483
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Originally Posted by rx74ray View Post

thanks for the quick reply. it is very possible that the banding was there and I just came to see it. During regular viewing it is not present. But if I look for it against a blue sky, or a football game then it can be spotted.
I like to pursue the possibility to roll back the firmware and see if the banding is less obvious. any hints how to do that?

Firmware can not be 'rolled' back once installed that's it.
post #3705 of 4483
Quote:
Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

Firmware can not be 'rolled' back once installed that's it.

how about a factory reset? does it reset the tv to its original factory firmware?
post #3706 of 4483
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Originally Posted by rx74ray View Post

how about a factory reset? does it reset the tv to its original factory firmware?
no sorry, once a firmware has been installed there is no way to reset it, sorry. You can try calling Sony bu I don't believe it can be reversed.
post #3707 of 4483
quick question can I get a refund some how from vertical banding since this tv is not available or I'm stuck. Greek squad it's coming out Tuesday was just wondering it's most likely going to be under manufacturing warranty because my fifteen days is up been up although I do have silver reward but it's from the purchase of this tv
post #3708 of 4483
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Originally Posted by cdjocp View Post

quick question can I get a refund some how from vertical banding since this tv is not available or I'm stuck. Greek squad it's coming out Tuesday was just wondering it's most likely going to be under manufacturing warranty because my fifteen days is up been up although I do have silver reward but it's from the purchase of this tv

Sony will probably only offer a refurbed replacement.
post #3709 of 4483
Hi Guys, so far been loving my 65HX950 and very soon I am having it calibrated. There is one thing that happens and I was wondering if anyone else has experienced it, if so what causes it and can it be corrected? There is at times a broken white line at the top of the set that kind of flashes. No on all of the time but goes away.
post #3710 of 4483
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Originally Posted by jeffw69 View Post

I've had my55HX950 for about 5 months and just today I noticed a bold line across the lower quarter section of the screen.
This is very hardly noticeable in dark scenes, but in moderate to light scenes, the line really pops out.
On, the Sony website under troubleshooting, I followed advice to shut off TV and unplug for 60 seconds, then if it was previously in a power strip, to now plug it directly in to the wall. This did not help.

Up until now, I have been very happy with this TV, I'm just wondering what this is exactly, not being an expert in screen defects. Is it dead pixels? Has anyone seen this and is it fixable or will I have to wait for a replacement set. I bought this on Crutchfield.com back in late November 2012 and will be calling them and Sony tomorrow.

Thanks,
Jeff

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Originally Posted by airgas1998 View Post

the call to crutchfield will be a waste of time. this will be a warranty claim through Sony.

I agree that this will probably turn out to be a repair issue, but I would definitely call Crutchfield first. I bought my previous Sony XBR set from Crutchfield; they are not always the cheapest retailers out there but they do pride themselves on lifetime customer service. Since it seems they still have this set in stock it's possible you can get them to swap yours out for a new one. At any rate, you paid for their superior customer support so you may as well give them a chance to help you. Let us know how you fare.
post #3711 of 4483
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Originally Posted by jake608 View Post

Hi Guys, so far been loving my 65HX950 and very soon I am having it calibrated. There is one thing that happens and I was wondering if anyone else has experienced it, if so what causes it and can it be corrected? There is at times a broken white line at the top of the set that kind of flashes. No on all of the time but goes away.
it's a result of overscan, I've tried everything and can't eliminate it, it probably comes from your provider.
post #3712 of 4483
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post


I agree that this will probably turn out to be a repair issue, but I would definitely call Crutchfield first. I bought my previous Sony XBR set from Crutchfield; they are not always the cheapest retailers out there but they do pride themselves on lifetime customer service. Since it seems they still have this set in stock it's possible you can get them to swap yours out for a new one. At any rate, you paid for their superior customer support so you may as well give them a chance to help you. Let us know how you fare.

Agreed they are excellent for CS, much as Amazon.
post #3713 of 4483
So here is the banding I'm seeing on my set. What do you guys think, am I being too picky? I didn't post the black level because it looks amazing, like the tv is off, which you already know smile.gif


post #3714 of 4483
Mine looks exactly like yours. I too am trying to determine if I am being too picky. Everything else is great about the tv but the banding really sucks watching hockey, soccer, golf, light colored panning scenes, etc. I have a samsung 65" F7100 sitting right next to my 65 XBR trying to decide which to keep......Samsung banding is much better than the sony but everything else picture wise goes to the sony. Return window is closing soon.....Just trying to decide which option I can best live with knowing that there is no perfect TV. Soft pic on the samsung with edge lit uniformity issues and somewhat gray blacks or excellent blacks with banding and $1000 higher price for Sony. Hmmmm.......
post #3715 of 4483
Screen Shot of a Crystal skull broadcast cable National Geographic HD channel

post #3716 of 4483
Quote:
Originally Posted by jake608 View Post

Hi Guys, so far been loving my 65HX950 and very soon I am having it calibrated. There is one thing that happens and I was wondering if anyone else has experienced it, if so what causes it and can it be corrected? There is at times a broken white line at the top of the set that kind of flashes. No on all of the time but goes away.

Jake...this happens when the screen is set to full pixel. You can remove it by going to auto wide. To check, on your remote, push Home...pictures and adjustments....screen....and see if auto wide is off and display area is set to full pixel . I hope this helps.
post #3717 of 4483
Quote:
Originally Posted by jake608 View Post

Hi Guys, so far been loving my 65HX950 and very soon I am having it calibrated. There is one thing that happens and I was wondering if anyone else has experienced it, if so what causes it and can it be corrected? There is at times a broken white line at the top of the set that kind of flashes. No on all of the time but goes away.

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Originally Posted by Rich0449 View Post

Jake...this happens when the screen is set to full pixel. You can remove it by going to auto wide. To check, on your remote, push Home...pictures and adjustments....screen....and see if auto wide is off and display area is set to full pixel . I hope this helps.

That will get rid of it, however if he watches, let's say, blu ray movies on the same input, then he will possibly lose some of the picture that was intended to be seen.
post #3718 of 4483
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post


That will get rid of it, however if he watches, let's say, blu ray movies on the same input, then he will possibly lose some of the picture that was intended to be seen.

Agreed, all that does is stretch the image.
Edited by IMRIZZO - 5/21/13 at 5:49am
post #3719 of 4483
Hi Imrizzo,

would you like to write what settings have you used to get so amassing Screen Shot of a Crystal skull?
I cannot see hallo effect which I hate the most - do still have it noticeable?


thx in advance
post #3720 of 4483
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Originally Posted by adiunkt View Post

Hi Imrizzo,

would you like to write what settings have you used to get so amassing Screen Shot of a Crystal skull?
I cannot see hallo effect which I hate the most - do still have it noticeable?


thx in advance

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