or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › LCD Flat Panel Displays › Official Sony KDL-55W900A Owners Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Official Sony KDL-55W900A Owners Thread - Page 9

post #241 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

I still wonder if I should pull the trigger on one of the remaining XBR950's. The artifacts reported are concerning though and CNET beat it up pretty good too.

Their real beef was with the price. They said it was going to be the best LCD TV on the market.
post #242 of 4333
This is kind of off topic but looking at dropping 3k on a tv is a ton. I'm wondering if you guys run any power conditioners/surge protectors. I have all my stuff hooked up to a MR4300 Panamax power conditioner. I haven't really paid any attention to connecting the coax or LAN.

I do have an older Monster strip that I have all my internet gear plugged into and I went ahead and connected the LAN to it since I usually hard wire my tv with ethernet cable.

So 2 questions for you guys.

Is the Panamax MR4300 sufficient for a 55inch tv, soundbar and small accessories?

Do I need to worry about running my COAX for Directv through the box too or is surge in cable not as much of an issue?

Thanks.
post #243 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

This is kind of off topic but looking at dropping 3k on a tv is a ton.

Yes, and this is definitely a TV I would wait a few months on.

Quote:
I'm wondering if you guys run any power conditioners/surge protectors. I have all my stuff hooked up to a MR4300 Panamax power conditioner. I haven't really paid any attention to connecting the coax or LAN.

I do have an older Monster strip that I have all my internet gear plugged into and I went ahead and connected the LAN to it since I usually hard wire my tv with ethernet cable.

So 2 questions for you guys.

Is the Panamax MR4300 sufficient for a 55inch tv, soundbar and small accessories?

Do I need to worry about running my COAX for Directv through the box too or is surge in cable not as much of an issue?

Thanks.

These are excellent questions, and you might want to put them directly into either the Flat Panel General forum or one of the Home Theater forums. They'll likely ask you to add up the power draw on each device, but you're going to get a broader audience there which will help much better.
post #244 of 4333
Sony officially dropped the price (W900A) its now 2799.99! Now all we need is a release date.
Im really wondering if the delay is because they want to give the 4K TVs some breathing room.

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666519123

Also a new review and its a stellar one!!!!
http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/audio-visual/televisions/plasma-and-lcd-tvs/sony-kdl-55w905a-1149989/review
Edited by helvetica bold - 5/8/13 at 1:45pm
post #245 of 4333
ok let me add my 2 cent here...and many people will not like what they read but....

one of the most trusted french sites hdfever.fr...will review the sony W9 in about a week...but the reviewer (extremely talented) already gave us the HEADS up:

- The W9 is not worth the 5/5 on techradar and 10/10 on TR !!
- The W9 is not AS GOOD as the HX950 nor as the HX850
- The W9 is not even as good as panasonic plasma from 2012/2013

So there you have it...hell don't even compare the W8....

I really really don't understand people that buy a TV this expensive without waiting for reviews....you people are just incredible....

Anyhow...the 2013 range from sony seems to suck from what i read on the W8/9 around the world forums....same as panasonic 2013 (aside from plasma)....samsung are too expensive this year...maybe LG might come up with a cheap and good tv??
post #246 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by nenito2k View Post

ok let me add my 2 cent here...and many people will not like what they read but....

one of the most trusted french sites hdfever.fr...will review the sony W9 in about a week...but the reviewer (extremely talented) already gave us the HEADS up:

- The W9 is not worth the 5/5 on techradar and 10/10 on TR !!
- The W9 is not AS GOOD as the HX950 nor as the HX850
- The W9 is not even as good as panasonic plasma from 2012/2013

So there you have it...hell don't even compare the W8....

I really really don't understand people that buy a TV this expensive without waiting for reviews....you people are just incredible....

Anyhow...the 2013 range from sony seems to suck from what i read on the W8/9 around the world forums....same as panasonic 2013 (aside from plasma)....samsung are too expensive this year...maybe LG might come up with a cheap and good tv??

So 2 great reviews and possibly 1 bad (its not out yet, so we don't know) and we should believe the bad one that no one has read yet? That is just incredible.
People get excited for things. They get excited for new things, if it doesn't meet their expectations they can return it. I wouldn't knock them for it.
With the exception of price, most of what I have read on forums has been positive, one has the TV and thinks it is great.
post #247 of 4333
post #248 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbydon View Post

So 2 great reviews and possibly 1 bad (its not out yet, so we don't know) and we should believe the bad one that no one has read yet? That is just incredible.
People get excited for things. They get excited for new things, if it doesn't meet their expectations they can return it. I wouldn't knock them for it.
With the exception of price, most of what I have read on forums has been positive, one has the TV and thinks it is great.

Man think whatever you want....we all know that techradar and trustedreviews...are more oriented toward the general public.
Sites like hdtvtest are what i look up as a "bible"....and for that matter hdfever.fr (equivalent of hdtvtest in FRANCE)...
All other sites do have a word on my purchases...but the REAL reviewers are very few...

All in all i did not want to say the W900 is bad...but for god's sake people must understand that is is NOT as good as the HX850 (motions, colours etc...) period !
post #249 of 4333
Those 5/5 and 10/10 reviews being so early felt a bit like 'paid reviews'.

I was trying to understand why the price point is so high on a KDL (non-XBR) TV.
It seems perhaps you're paying for their tech research and not the actual quality.
Now to see if I can still get an HX950.
post #250 of 4333
Does it seem to anyone else that most of the early "reviews" come from eyeballing a display or derived from specs?
post #251 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by electrofascist View Post

Does it seem to anyone else that most of the early "reviews" come from eyeballing a display or derived from specs?

That's what it seems like. +, aren't the European Versions of TVs a little different than the US Version (Settings/Features, etc..)? I'm not sure how Sony does it but Samsung always has different versions from US to Europe.
post #252 of 4333
Usually the same except for variations in regional voltage and hertz.
post #253 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by nenito2k View Post

ok let me add my 2 cent here...and many people will not like what they read but....

one of the most trusted french sites hdfever.fr...will review the sony W9 in about a week...but the reviewer (extremely talented) already gave us the HEADS up:

- The W9 is not worth the 5/5 on techradar and 10/10 on TR !!
- The W9 is not AS GOOD as the HX950 nor as the HX850
- The W9 is not even as good as panasonic plasma from 2012/2013

So there you have it...hell don't even compare the W8....

I really really don't understand people that buy a TV this expensive without waiting for reviews....you people are just incredible....

Anyhow...the 2013 range from sony seems to suck from what i read on the W8/9 around the world forums....same as panasonic 2013 (aside from plasma)....samsung are too expensive this year...maybe LG might come up with a cheap and good tv??

So you're saying the w900 is going to buzz and hum like this years panasonic plasma flagships or have image retention?

The truth is the w900 is likely the top 1 or 2 leds on the market this year. The f8000 is a flop and lg tvs are typically mid range sets. That doesn't mean the w900 will be awesome it could just be the best led in a year of a lot of bad leds
post #254 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by nenito2k View Post

ok let me add my 2 cent here...and many people will not like what they read but....

one of the most trusted french sites hdfever.fr...will review the sony W9 in about a week...but the reviewer (extremely talented) already gave us the HEADS up:

- The W9 is not worth the 5/5 on techradar and 10/10 on TR !!
- The W9 is not AS GOOD as the HX950 nor as the HX850
- The W9 is not even as good as panasonic plasma from 2012/2013

So there you have it...hell don't even compare the W8....

I really really don't understand people that buy a TV this expensive without waiting for reviews....you people are just incredible....

Anyhow...the 2013 range from sony seems to suck from what i read on the W8/9 around the world forums....same as panasonic 2013 (aside from plasma)....samsung are too expensive this year...maybe LG might come up with a cheap and good tv??

Geeze no one bought this set yet it's not even out. I'm just excited about the potential.
Hey if it sucks, it's sucks, I'll wait and see.
I'm going to check out all the reviews and then decide if it's worth my hard earned money.
At least here we like to make informed decisions.
post #255 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

Those 5/5 and 10/10 reviews being so early felt a bit like 'paid reviews'.

I was trying to understand why the price point is so high on a KDL (non-XBR) TV.
It seems perhaps you're paying for their tech research and not the actual quality.
Now to see if I can still get an HX950.

The 65" 950 I saw had an image that knocked me flat. Even right next to the thing.
post #256 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

The 65" 950 I saw had an image that knocked me flat. Even right next to the thing.

The 950 isn't the 4k set right?

The 900 is very similar to the 4k minus the resolution obviously and the 4k set was awesome.
post #257 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

The 65" 950 I saw had an image that knocked me flat. Even right next to the thing.

The 950 isn't the 4k set right?

The 900 is very similar to the 4k minus the resolution obviously and the 4k set was awesome.

No, the "950" I'm referring to is the (2012) XBR-65HX950 and was last years (2K) flagship, and even right next to a 65" screen it seemed sharp, clear, and great. And the motion handling really surprised me. I couldn't justify the casheesh it takes though.
post #258 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by nenito2k View Post

I really really don't understand people that buy a TV this expensive without waiting for reviews....you people are just incredible....

Since the w900a isn't for sale yet, how is your claim even relevant?
post #259 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

No, the "950" I'm referring to is the (2012) XBR-65HX950 and was last years (2K) flagship, and even right next to a 65" screen it seemed sharp, clear, and great. And the motion handling really surprised me. I couldn't justify the casheesh it takes though.

YEah. I saw one at the sony store selling for 3200 for 55 in. I was like what???!!!!
post #260 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

So you're saying the w900 is going to buzz and hum like this years panasonic plasma flagships or have image retention?

The truth is the w900 is likely the top 1 or 2 leds on the market this year. The f8000 is a flop and lg tvs are typically mid range sets. That doesn't mean the w900 will be awesome it could just be the best led in a year of a lot of bad leds

that is one way we can put it yes....the one of the best of 2013...but far from some 2011/2012 modeles haha !!
Besides if you go that far to saying that the F8000 is a FLOP....and that TV has also got the "MAXIMUM" reviews....well the sony W900 is kinda of a flop too smile.gif
post #261 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by nenito2k View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

So you're saying the w900 is going to buzz and hum like this years panasonic plasma flagships or have image retention?

The truth is the w900 is likely the top 1 or 2 leds on the market this year. The f8000 is a flop and lg tvs are typically mid range sets. That doesn't mean the w900 will be awesome it could just be the best led in a year of a lot of bad leds

that is one way we can put it yes....the one of the best of 2013...but far from some 2011/2012 modeles haha !!
Besides if you go that far to saying that the F8000 is a FLOP....and that TV has also got the "MAXIMUM" reviews....well the sony W900 is kinda of a flop too smile.gif

Starting to wonder if the suggestion I should make (on average) would be to buy the least expensive mid-range 55" you can find and hold it for a few years until technology settles down a little. Far more dust kicked up in the air than normal all at once (last year or so). (OLED/IGZO/4K/H.265/size/passive 3D being adopted/edge-lit local dimming sets/etc).
post #262 of 4333
well after reading the whathifi review of today...i rest assured that my initial post was true...
post #263 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by nenito2k View Post

well after reading the whathifi review of today...i rest assured that my initial post was true...

I trust What hifi about as much as i trust the government wink.gif
post #264 of 4333
@nenito
What's your agenda ? Did sony-boy hurt you, little girl ?
post #265 of 4333
LOL! Well in his defense, we all have banes of our respective existences. Mine are Samsung and LG.
post #266 of 4333
post #267 of 4333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

In case no one knew, Sony is accepting pre-orders and estimated ship date is the 19th.
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666519123&tab=reviews

And for anybody in Canada Sony got them in stock at their warehouse a few days ago so they should be in the process of shipping them to stores and shipping out online orders.

http://store.sony.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=100803&storeId=20153&langId=200&productId=8198552921666519123
Quote:
Originally Posted by nenito2k View Post

ok let me add my 2 cent here...and many people will not like what they read but....

one of the most trusted french sites hdfever.fr...will review the sony W9 in about a week...but the reviewer (extremely talented) already gave us the HEADS up:

- The W9 is not worth the 5/5 on techradar and 10/10 on TR !!
- The W9 is not AS GOOD as the HX950 nor as the HX850
- The W9 is not even as good as panasonic plasma from 2012/2013

So there you have it...hell don't even compare the W8....

I really really don't understand people that buy a TV this expensive without waiting for reviews....you people are just incredible....

Anyhow...the 2013 range from sony seems to suck from what i read on the W8/9 around the world forums....same as panasonic 2013 (aside from plasma)....samsung are too expensive this year...maybe LG might come up with a cheap and good tv??

He has hardly been that negative about it actually and the review isn't coming until next week because he has only had time to briefly sit down with it since he had to travel to an event. So he has admitted he still needs more time to sit down with it and these are early impressions.

Most of his negatives so far have been common sense like preferring full array in the 950 and commenting on Plasma having better blacks etc. The blooming is the one concerning aspect of his complaints and is seen in his pictures but is something TechRadar praised the TV for not having an issue with. Yes you can trust one site more than the other and dismiss what one say but the reality is it could be a case of panel lottery like any TV. Just like that site said the F8000 has perfect screen uniformity but as mentioned earlier in the thread there are people not getting perfect sets in that regard. So his biggest problem could be a non-issue with some sets. The viewing angle is one of the other problems reviews have brought up but he said in one of his posts it is better than the F8000. And in another post he seemed to split advantages between the F8000 and W9 as well as saying it is on par with the F8000. Now why am I bringing up the F8000 so much? Well their review called it a nearly perfect edge LED and it was an overall positive review. So do you really think a brutal review is coming for the W9 if he feels it is on even only on par with a TV they have called nearly perfect? And the way I see it if it is on par with the F8000 then when the mastered in 4K Blu-Rays come out to take advantage of SBM and Triluminos that gives it a slight edge for me which is why I am going with it. Actually I initially went with the W8 since I wanted passive but the black levels just are not good enough with that so exchanging it for the W9 when it comes in.

He also did mention the black level performance not matching the 850 but that seems to be caused by the blooming TBH. And goes against what HiFi said about the black levels being equal to the 850 since you seem to trust them too. No reviews have said the black level performance is worse than the 850 and no other reviews have brought up the blooming so again we could be talking panel lottery. The viewing angles have been the only consistent problem showing up in reviews of this set which is something to consider for people off center or that view their TV with larger groups of people. But it is a problem with the F8000 too and all signs are pointing to that and this competing for the best LED of the year.

The problem WiFi had with the blues is going to be a subjective thing too. Honestly blues are always a problem area so the fact that they said the Triluminos display does deliver with better color performance with green and reds so I am not too concerned about that personally.
post #268 of 4333
Will best buy be carrying this set?
post #269 of 4333
Repeat
post #270 of 4333
The 3 Sony 4K tv don't use the same monitor and don't give you the same quality image....
Link:http://www.lesnumeriques.com/tv-televiseur/trois-tv-uhd-4k-sony-trahis-par-sous-pixels-n29268.html

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › LCD Flat Panel Displays › Official Sony KDL-55W900A Owners Thread