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Originally Posted by mule65 View Post

Fantastic service. Just return through the web except you click on a 'call me' button and they call you right away. Told them I wasn't happy with the Samsung picture and wanted to try something else. They handled everything but someone needs to be available for the pickup. I tossed the box because I thought I'd keep it. Told Amazon and they said no problem -- picked up bare panel and bag of accessories the next day. Piece o cake. If you go thru a bunch of units I suspect they may become less accommodating.

Wow, that sounds like epic customer service. I think I am about to buy me a new TV! If you don't mind me asking, what was your final price(including shipping) after Amazon price matched?
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1667.04 w/free shipping biggrin.gif
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1667.04 w/free shipping biggrin.gif

And if I understand the price matching correctly, I have to purchase the TV at full price, and then contact them via phone or chat and have them reduce the price? I clicked the "Tell us about a lower price" button on the page for the TV but that seems more like a global thing, not really pertaining to my order.
post #3364 of 4333
Yes, You do the price match all online after you buy it. Buried in the order page. They didn't bat an eye. Good luck!
post #3365 of 4333

i have to say now after having this tv set up for 3 weeks the picture is great.

anyone that says 3D on this tv is crap is out of there mind that is one of the 1st things i did was test 3D and i was shocked at how it looked

I have seen some stuff in IMAX and real IMAX not that BS movie in a IMAX theather and the 3D on the tv made me say wow thats pretty nice

 

To the person with the XBOX ONE

i also have a xbox one and it looks great on this tv. set the color bit to 12bit

also when you switch the input to the xbox it will change the settings to what you had them left at before so if you changed the settings to GAME then went back to another HDMI input it changes it back to what that HDMI input had once you flip back to the XBOX HDMI it will be set as gam. just that alone is a great feat of this tv i never have to worry about changing settings for 1 device and then re changing them going back to the other device, also makes it alot easier i dont have to hear the wife call me WHY THE PIC LOOKS LIKE THAT oh its set in AUTO or GAME or SOMETHING. then the next thing is HOW YOU GET IT OUT OF THIS MODE lol

 

simple things make my life alot easier

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Thread Starter 
Can someone tell me what the default setting is for Motionflow. I am in the following menu navigation:

Scene select = Auto
Picture Adjustments
Motionflow

I think tHe default was either Standard or Off. I had changed it without noting the default/factory setting.

I don't want to set everything back to defaults. Would be nice if the default was bold or capitalized.

Thanks,

John
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I plan on buying a set. It seems the W900A is the best choice for me currently available on the market; yet I'm contemplating waiting until 2014 televisions (notably the Vizio P-Series and Sony's line-up) are available and reviewed (I'm guessing around May?) until making that decision. I'm willing to exercise patience to net a television I'm happy with so my only concern is that waiting too long could result in the W900A getting discontinued. Should I wait it out or go buy a W900A before they're all gone?

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Originally Posted by EJ11 View Post

I plan on buying a set. It seems the W900A is the best choice for me currently available on the market; yet I'm contemplating waiting until 2014 televisions (notably the Vizio P-Series and Sony's line-up) are available and reviewed (I'm guessing around May?) until making that decision. I'm willing to exercise patience to net a television I'm happy with so my only concern is that waiting too long could result in the W900A getting discontinued. Should I wait it out or go buy a W900A before they're all gone?

Someone said the Vizio "P" Series will not be available until August. I'm sure the W900A will be available, the question is will the price go down or up and that depends on supply & demand. You could wait until the majority of Sony 2014 sets are introduced and reviewed which should be relatively soon. The successor to the W900A appears to be the KDL-55W950B. I believe the new feature of this set is X-tended Dynamic Range.
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Originally Posted by bigwali View Post

The successor to the W900A appears to be the KDL-55W950B. I believe the new feature of this set is X-tended Dynamic Range.

Actually, the W900A has no 1080p successor. The W950B really is a successor to the W850A. You can tell because the new W950B is no longer a 240hz display, it's 120hz with Motionflow XR 480 rather than Motionflow XR 960 which is found on the W900A.

The new W850B is a downgrade from the W850A as it does not have triluminos.

The entry level 4k TV XBR-55X850B is the technical successor to the W900A. You can tell because they are about the same MSRP.

Basically, they are eliminating their top 1080p model and rolling it into the entry level 4k and then bumping the model numbers up on the remaining TVs.

Also, all the new Sony TVs have their idiotic wedge stands.

There's really nothing in Sony's 2014 lineup that's an improvement on their 2013 models and the W900A is a steal right now. The Vizio might be worth waiting for if you don't want 3d, but without reviews to see what the color accuracy is on those sets, it's a gamble because by the time they are available, the W900A likely won't be.
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I'm anxious to see the testing and results on the W950B which incorporates Sony’s proprietary X-tended Dynamic Range for the first time I believe. It is supposed to help with better contrast.
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Originally Posted by bull3964 View Post

The new W850B is a downgrade from the W850A as it does not have triluminos.

Yeah, I noticed no triluminos on the W850B and it also went from local dimming to frame dimming. Why would they do that?
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I wonder if anyone can help me reconcile CNET's recommended PS3 settings with setting the brightness and picture using the WOW disc.

CNET's recommended PS3 settings:

BD/DVD:

Cinema conversion - Auto
Upscale - Normal
BD/DVD out (HDMI) - Auto
BD 1080p 24 hz out (HDMI) - Off

Display:

Cross color - Off
RGB full range (HDMI) - Limited
Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr Super whit (HDMI) - On


When I use these settings, (particularly turning on super white) the stars and the checkerboard squares above white all show up--no matter the picture setting. At the same time, all three stripes on the right side of the pluge pattern show up, which tells me there's no clipping going on. And content seems to look great with super-white on.

Also, on that BD 1080p 24 hz output (HDMI) setting... I question whether that should be set to off. What's the best way to handle bluray 24 fps material with this set?

Any comments or advice would be most welcome.

Jack
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Originally Posted by EJ11 View Post
 

I plan on buying a set. It seems the W900A is the best choice for me currently available on the market; yet I'm contemplating waiting until 2014 televisions (notably the Vizio P-Series and Sony's line-up) are available and reviewed (I'm guessing around May?) until making that decision. I'm willing to exercise patience to net a television I'm happy with so my only concern is that waiting too long could result in the W900A getting discontinued. Should I wait it out or go buy a W900A before they're all gone?

 

55w900a has come down to $1745 on amazon and even less per vendors on Amazon one can use if you live in state that amazon charges sales tax.  I'd personally wait for the new 2014 sony products to review.  There will be plenty of w900a left for sale in next 6 months.

 

Read up on Sony products 2012, 2013, 2014 using this link.  You have to study it to figure out Sony's changes in series numbering.

 

http://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/sony-lcd-tv/sony-lcd.html

 

I own a 55w900a and love it but am waiting for the kdl 65w950b.  If I did not have the w900a and was looking for a 55 inch, I'd definitely wait for the 55w950b for the 2X brighteness.  But if your price senstive, go for the w900a when pricing gets to point that you can't go wrong.  Triluminous rocks as does the brightness in the w900a.  Sony is the best!

 

I have btw removed the chrome plated plastic covering on the base stand of my w900a to make it more agreeable.  Note that the kdl55w950b has a totally new type of base (It has variable settings depending on size of tv stand in your home)

post #3374 of 4333
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Originally Posted by bigwali View Post


Yeah, I noticed no triluminos on the W850B and it also went from local dimming to frame dimming. Why would they do that?

 

The  65w850a is really replaced by the 65w950b.  The w850b replaces several overlapping 2013 series coming in only 60 and 70 inch.

 

See link

 

http://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/sony-lcd-tv/sony-lcd.html

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Originally Posted by bull3964 View Post


Actually, the W900A has no 1080p successor. The W950B really is a successor to the W850A. You can tell because the new W950B is no longer a 240hz display, it's 120hz with Motionflow XR 480 rather than Motionflow XR 960 which is found on the W900A.

The new W850B is a downgrade from the W850A as it does not have triluminos.

The entry level 4k TV XBR-55X850B is the technical successor to the W900A. You can tell because they are about the same MSRP.

Basically, they are eliminating their top 1080p model and rolling it into the entry level 4k and then bumping the model numbers up on the remaining TVs.

Also, all the new Sony TVs have their idiotic wedge stands.

There's really nothing in Sony's 2014 lineup that's an improvement on their 2013 models and the W900A is a steal right now. The Vizio might be worth waiting for if you don't want 3d, but without reviews to see what the color accuracy is on those sets, it's a gamble because by the time they are available, the W900A likely won't be.

 

w950b is the successor to both w900a and w850a 

 

http://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/sony-lcd-tv/sony-lcd.html

 

Gets a little complicated.  I do agree the present w900a and w850a are kind of unique in what they presently offer.

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Feedback's been very helpful and much appreciated. At the very least I'll wait until to new Sony line-up comes out and see if viewing-angle or uniformity are improved this year and if they keep up in price with the discounted W900A. 

 

Regarding the Vizio P-Series - does anyone expect them to be in the same ballpark, in terms of PQ, as a W900A or Samsung 8 Series? The FALD has me interested as I suspect it would yield better uniformity and contrast, but what about color/brightness?

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Originally Posted by hx820atl View Post

w950b is the successor to both w900a and w850a 

http://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/sony-lcd-tv/sony-lcd.html

Gets a little complicated.  I do agree the present w900a and w850a are kind of unique in what they presently offer.

It's basically an 850a with that extended dynamic range feature (which is probably something most people who care about image quality will turn off). I really can't agree about it being a replacement for the W900A since it lacks a 240hz display and the higher end motion processing.

I would be very surprised if the w950b will offer anything in the way of increased image quality over the w900a and it will likely end up being more than any of the current prices.
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I decided to clean off my screen which i really didn't want to touch but since I have only 10 more days to return it to Amazon I wanted to make sure the things I was seeing on the screen really could just be wiped off. There is one area that looks clouded, similar to when you blow your breath on to a cold window. When I wipe it it appears to go away but then slowly comes back. I even ran to the store in the snow for some distilled water to try and clean it.


The area is left of the flash. Has any one seen this before and would you return it it because of this? I've read where the screens have different coatings applied to them and was wondering if something could have messed it up on that area. I can not see it when watching TV and believe I have a good unit other than this one spot.

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I recently purchased the W900A. Can someone please post their calibration settings for Cinema, 3D and Gaming? Or post a link to where I can find them?

I bought the W900A at a BestBuy retail store. I got them to price match the $1599.99 price from JandR. I brought a print out with me and also showed them the price on JandR's website.

Also, are their 3rd party active 3D glasses with a larger lens that are compatible with the W900?

Appreciate your help.
Edited by Carlos_E - 2/16/14 at 3:52am
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Originally Posted by Carlos_E View Post

I recently purchased the W900A. Can someone please post their calibration settings for Cinema, 3D and Gaming? Or post a link to where I can find them?

I bought the W900A at a BestBuy retail store. I got them to price match the $1599.99 price from JandR. I brought a print out with me and also showed them the price on JandR's website.

Also, are their 3rd party active 3D glasses with a larger lens that are compatible with the W900?

Appreciate your help.

I also picked up a W900A at a local NJ Best Buy for $1599.99 using a price match! What an amazing deal and what an impressive TV! The picture quality is amazing right out of the box. When we turned it on for the first time, my wife and I had the same reaction. It was something like, "holy sh$t, look at that picture"! We upgraded from an older 50" Sony 720p LCD. Although I won't use it much, the 3D is also amazing.

I'm waiting for the Disney WOW disc to arrive from Amazon. Would love to hear any advice from folks who have calibrated using this disc.

John
Edited by jmolli - 2/16/14 at 9:36am
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Originally Posted by bull3964 View Post

Actually, the W900A has no 1080p successor. The W950B really is a successor to the W850A. You can tell because the new W950B is no longer a 240hz display, it's 120hz with Motionflow XR 480 rather than Motionflow XR 960 which is found on the W900A.

Have you seen the 120Hz spec anywhere, or are you basing this solely on the change from Motionflow XR 960 to 480? You're probably right, but is it possible it's still a 240Hz panel and they've removed some of the processing tricks that would take it up to 960?
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Originally Posted by bull3964 View Post

The entry level 4k TV XBR-55X850B is the technical successor to the W900A. You can tell because they are about the same MSRP.

The XBR-55X850B has Motionflow XR 960. Do you think that implies it has a 240Hz panel?
post #3382 of 4333
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Originally Posted by jmolli View Post

I also picked up a W900A at a local NJ Best Buy for $1599.99 using a price match! What an amazing deal and what an impressive TV! The picture quality is amazing right out of the box. When we turned it on for the first time, my wife and I had the same reaction. It was something like, "holy sh$t, look at that picture"! We upgraded from an older 50" Sony 720p LCD. Although I won't use it much, the 3D is also amazing.

I'm waiting for the Disney WOW disc to arrive from Amazon. Would love to here any advice from folks who have calibrated using this disc.

John
We also had the same reaction out of the box. It's a great TV. I upgraded from a Sony 46XBR5. I got it for the bedroom.

We're waiting on the 2014 X900B to put in the living room. Hopefully it will come out in May/June time frame.
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I had this happened to mine but It seems whatever hand touched it was oily or whatever. I bought some screen wipes from walmart for 2$ then just detest with a microfiber cloth. It worked well.
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Originally Posted by TechoGeek View Post

I decided to clean off my screen which i really didn't want to touch but since I have only 10 more days to return it to Amazon I wanted to make sure the things I was seeing on the screen really could just be wiped off. There is one area that looks clouded, similar to when you blow your breath on to a cold window. When I wipe it it appears to go away but then slowly comes back. I even ran to the store in the snow for some distilled water to try and clean it.



The area is left of the flash. Has any one seen this before and would you return it it because of this? I've read where the screens have different coatings applied to them and was wondering if something could have messed it up on that area. I can not see it when watching TV and believe I have a good unit other than this one spot.
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I meant dryed. Anyway I love this tv and use it for my ps3/ps4. These our my game settings.
Backlight-max
Picture-max
Brightness-50
Color-52
Hue-0
Color temp-Neutral
Sharpness-55
Smooth gradation-Low
Clear white-Low
Live color-Medium
Everything else off
post #3385 of 4333
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Originally Posted by Carlos_E View Post

We also had the same reaction out of the box. It's a great TV. I upgraded from a Sony 46XBR5. I got it for the bedroom.

We're waiting on the 2014 X900B to put in the living room. Hopefully it will come out in May/June time frame.

I also have the 46XBR5, is the picture quality equal or better than the XBR5? I am thinking of upgrading for a larger screen but dont want to lose the picture quality.
My XBR put outs some heat and has dual fans, does the W900A put out heat?
Can the motionflow be adjusted like the XBR?
Thanks!
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I received the w900a last month and overall it is really nice. I ran the WOW blu-ray today and while most everything looked good, I noticed clouding / backlight bleed / uniformity issues. See the pictures below. Is this something I should be concerned about? My 30 days with Amazon is up this week. Thanks!






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Originally Posted by conquistador View Post

Have you seen the 120Hz spec anywhere, or are you basing this solely on the change from Motionflow XR 960 to 480? You're probably right, but is it possible it's still a 240Hz panel and they've removed some of the processing tricks that would take it up to 960?

The XBR-55X850B has Motionflow XR 960. Do you think that implies it has a 240Hz panel?

We can only infer from past experience.

It is possible what you say is true, but regardless of the case, the W950B is a downgrade from the W900A. The only improved upon spec is the dynamic extended range while the others are the same or downgraded (XR 480 vs XR 960). Maybe those TVs will have better uniformity or viewing angles (which is really the only areas that the W900A needs much improvement on), but we've seen no indication of that happening.

The W900A was a halo 1080p TV for Sony in 2013 that was way way overpriced for the market. For 2014, 1080p TVs are no longer considered halo products so that market pricepoint was rolled up into the entry level 4k TVs. The leaked price for the XBR-55X850B is $2999 which is very similar to the $3299 price of the W900A when it was introduced.

The 55W950B is leaked to be $2499 which is much closer to the 'list' price of $1999 of this TV right now. You'll probably see the W950B fall to $2k pretty quickly in 2014, but I think you are unlikely to see the closeout prices of the W900A until this time next year. So, unless the W950B offers a big jump in uniformity or viewing angles, there's very little reason to wait for it rather than buying a W900A now.

The Vizio models are intriguing, but they are useless to me without 3d.
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Hello guys.

I have the 55'' W955A (Opticontrast model) and is connected to the pc, with an Intel HD4600 onboard graphics.

I have a few questions:

If I change the onboard video by a dedicated Nvida card (like gtx 670) is it possibly to get a better image quality?

and

Somebody has compared PC video quality vs Dedicated player video quality (like Sony S5100)?

I'm testing settings, but I didn't find yet a quality like it suppossed to be.



Regards from Argentina.
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@photobias
My experiences with video cards are that every graphic card will have a little bit different output in terms of colors, saturation, brightness, etc. So a bit different settings will need to be applied on the TV for each. I'm not sure if you can achieve better image quality as transport you use is digital through HDMI. If you don’t have any serious electrical interference you should be good so your best playground are Sony picture settings to find the best you prefer. I can say that I dealt with this for more than two weeks to finally find settings I'm happy with. I have AMD Sapphire HD5750 that I use in my HTPC and I'm very satisfied with that.

To calibrate your settings on TV with your graphic card use this online page: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

best, d.
Edited by delfincek - 2/16/14 at 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by bull3964 View Post

We can only infer from past experience.

It is possible what you say is true, but regardless of the case, the W950B is a downgrade from the W900A. The only improved upon spec is the dynamic extended range while the others are the same or downgraded (XR 480 vs XR 960). Maybe those TVs will have better uniformity or viewing angles (which is really the only areas that the W900A needs much improvement on), but we've seen no indication of that happening.

FYI, I did see better viewing angles mentioned here: http://www.whathifi.com/news/sony-2014-tvs-pictures-sizes-prices-specs-release-dates.
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Sony also claims to have markedly improved the viewing angle on its 2014 TVs.

Of course we'll need to wait until they're released and reviewed to know for sure. I'm trying to decide whether it's worth waiting for the 2014 models to get the possibly better viewing angles versus picking up the W900A now to get the 240Hz.
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