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post #3871 of 4487
I decided to use factory stock settings based on the content I'm viewing. For example, I select SPORTS for watching sporting events and Cinema (2) for movies, GAME for gaming, etc. To me, its the way to go. I feel Sony did a really good job with customizing settings based on the content and feel no need to adjust any settings.

I've had the 950 for around a year and its been an awesome set. I see nothing out there that beats this TV.
post #3872 of 4487
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Originally Posted by CaneDawgg View Post

I decided to use factory stock settings based on the content I'm viewing. For example, I select SPORTS for watching sporting events and Cinema (2) for movies, GAME for gaming, etc. To me, its the way to go. I feel Sony did a really good job with customizing settings based on the content and feel no need to adjust any settings.

I've had the 950 for around a year and its been an awesome set. I see nothing out there that beats this TV.

Your settings are your personal preferences, all the professional calibrators and reviewers turn-off all those settings as they mess up more than they improve, but as I said it's a personal preference. Enjoy.
post #3873 of 4487
Amazon to buy HX950, 2 bright spots in the menu mode, two light area, my luck?eek.gif
post #3874 of 4487
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Originally Posted by lzhbts View Post

Amazon to buy HX950, 2 bright spots in the menu mode, two light area, my luck?eek.gif

Wha ??
Edited by IMRIZZO - 7/5/13 at 9:22am
post #3875 of 4487
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

Wha ??

It's a haiku.
post #3876 of 4487
Hahaha
post #3877 of 4487
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Originally Posted by Kisakuku View Post

It's a haiku.

Hai-who ?
post #3878 of 4487
I recently purchased the Sony 65HX950. Wow what a set! PQ is excellent. I mainly game and watch bluRays and they both looked awesome. 3D was fine despite all the naysaying. SD content did'nt look that great but it was acceptable. There is very faint vertical banding when I watched hockey but I have to concentrate to see it.

I used CNET Kattzamier's setting. Although, I ramped the backlight to 3, set Motionflow to Standard, Neutral for colours. I also ran Calibration using the DVE BD. The settings were about the same. I will say the greens did'nt look quite right using the color lense.

For gaming, I measured input lag using Leo Dobner's input lag tester and clocked it at 42ms in Game mode (with local dimming on standard) In Standard mode I get 110+ ms. The input lag is not bad but I do feel a need to lead my shots a bit Battlefield 3 multiplayer for example. I did'nt feel that it effected my gaming. Splinter Cell: Conviction with it's dark blacks looked amazing.

Movies looked stunning I watched Dark Knight Rises, Avengers and Predator. The thing that really struck coming from my old Sharp LE700 was the color was very striking.
post #3879 of 4487
950 series sources drying up ......
post #3880 of 4487
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950 series sources drying up ......

Yea and its sad really because I think the 950 and 850 were 2 of Sony's best HDTV's of 2012 and none of their 2013 models match them in PQ and black levels in my opinion.
post #3881 of 4487
Sony Stores still have the 65 & 55 HX950 in Stock. If anybody on here is looking for them. My store has a 65in Display for sell as well.

Sony Store
1701 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-523-6284
post #3882 of 4487
Will there be any local dimmers made anymore, from any manufacturers? Or is this the last of a dying breed?


mad.gif
post #3883 of 4487
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Will there be any local dimmers made anymore, from any manufacturers? Or is this the last of a dying breed?


mad.gif
That was the end for the Full array display panels.
post #3884 of 4487
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Will there be any local dimmers made anymore, from any manufacturers? Or is this the last of a dying breed?


mad.gif


Its a dying breed and its sad really but what can you do? Answer is nothing. mad.gif
post #3885 of 4487
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Its a dying breed and its sad really but what can you do? Answer is nothing. mad.gif

Not dying but dead !
post #3886 of 4487
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Its a dying breed and its sad really but what can you do? Answer is nothing. mad.gif

Not dying but dead !

They aint dead just yet IMRIZZO because you can still get them but Sony has discontinued the line and discontinued making full array LED backlighting which I think is a stupid mistake on their part. Nothing wrong with Edge Lit LED backlighting if its done right but full array was the way to go. Heck they even have Edge Lit LED in their new 4K sets. I guess its a cost cutting measure on their part. But again I think its a mistake.
post #3887 of 4487
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They aint dead just yet IMRIZZO because you can still get them but Sony has discontinued the line and discontinued making full array LED backlighting which I think is a stupid mistake on their part. Nothing wrong with Edge Lit LED backlighting if its done right but full array was the way to go. Heck they even have Edge Lit LED in their new 4K sets. I guess its a cost cutting measure on their part. But again I think its a mistake.

As I said their dead, if they ain't making'em anymore, that means their dead, there maybe some survivors left for sale but they ain't making them anymore.
post #3888 of 4487
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

They aint dead just yet IMRIZZO because you can still get them but Sony has discontinued the line and discontinued making full array LED backlighting which I think is a stupid mistake on their part. Nothing wrong with Edge Lit LED backlighting if its done right but full array was the way to go. Heck they even have Edge Lit LED in their new 4K sets. I guess its a cost cutting measure on their part. But again I think its a mistake.

As I said their dead, if they ain't making'em anymore, that means their dead, there maybe some survivors left for sale but they ain't making them anymore.


Ok your right IMRIZZO and well said! lol. I like your setup by the way....very sharp looking buddy.
post #3889 of 4487
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Ok your right IMRIZZO and well said! lol. I like your setup by the way....very sharp looking buddy.

thanks
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

thanks
IMRIZZO, somewhere earlier in a post there was info on how to make sure that the full array was turned in with the HX950. If you have them could you either post or forward to me. Yesterday I received my FREE Best Buy calibration. I was completely disappointed with the process. First the guy did not have anything to signify he was ISF certified. I asked for the printout where they compare the before and after calibrations on the grafts. His response was, we do not like to confuse the customers with that. He used a Disc in the BD player and only had a laptop and signal generator. After turning off everything he set what appeared as grey scale and never di I see any color patterns. He spent most of the time without anything connected to the TV adjusting to HIS eyes only. When I said that I would like the picture a little brighter he said, maybe I should cancel the calibration! What an ass.he did not dress the cables, give me a printout, or adjust the AV like they state! I would have really been upset if I had paid for this.
post #3891 of 4487
Does the HX950 have a workable service menu to do calibrations?
post #3892 of 4487
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Originally Posted by jake608 View Post

IMRIZZO, somewhere earlier in a post there was info on how to make sure that the full array was turned in with the HX950. If you have them could you either post or forward to me. Yesterday I received my FREE Best Buy calibration. I was completely disappointed with the process. First the guy did not have anything to signify he was ISF certified. I asked for the printout where they compare the before and after calibrations on the grafts. His response was, we do not like to confuse the customers with that. He used a Disc in the BD player and only had a laptop and signal generator. After turning off everything he set what appeared as grey scale and never di I see any color patterns. He spent most of the time without anything connected to the TV adjusting to HIS eyes only. When I said that I would like the picture a little brighter he said, maybe I should cancel the calibration! What an ass.he did not dress the cables, give me a printout, or adjust the AV like they state! I would have really been upset if I had paid for this.

Bestbuys finest in action, definitely a waste of time and effort.
post #3893 of 4487
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Originally Posted by jake608 View Post

Does the HX950 have a workable service menu to do calibrations?

yes but is inaccessible by owners,without access sequences.
post #3894 of 4487
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

yes but is inaccessible by owners,without access sequences.

So the usual Sony sequence "Display, Vol Up, 5, Power" doesn't work on 950?
post #3895 of 4487
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Originally Posted by Kisakuku View Post

So the usual Sony sequence "Display, Vol Up, 5, Power" doesn't work on 950?

that should get you in there. it works on the 929's.
post #3896 of 4487
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

yes but is inaccessible by owners,without access sequences.

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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

that should get you in there. it works on the 929's.

/confused
post #3897 of 4487
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

that should get you in there. it works on the 929's.

It does not work on the 950.
post #3898 of 4487
* SETTING WHITE BALANCE ADJUSTMENTS
White Balance adjustment data is located on the Digital Service
Menu.
1.
TV must be in standby Mode. (POWER off).
2.
Press the following buttons on the Remote Commander
within a second of each other


DISPLAY ......> CHANNEL 5 .........>VOLUME + ......>POWER


* from service tech's manual 929
post #3899 of 4487
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

* SETTING WHITE BALANCE ADJUSTMENTS
White Balance adjustment data is located on the Digital Service
Menu.
1.
TV must be in standby Mode. (POWER off).
2.
Press the following buttons on the Remote Commander
within a second of each other


DISPLAY ......> CHANNEL 5 .........>VOLUME + ......>POWER


* from service tech's manual 929
Please don't misunderstand my tone, I don't mean to be rude.

I know you're very knowledgeable on the 929, but these commands do not work, either of them, on the 950. I think someone else with a 950 can confirm this.

I'm no newbie. I've been into the service modes of the last 3 Sony XBR's I've had.
post #3900 of 4487
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Originally Posted by jake608 View Post

Does the HX950 have a workable service menu to do calibrations?


It does but I wouldn't touch it because if you do and something goes wrong Sony will void your warranty and not do a thing to help you.
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