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post #781 of 4334
So you think it looks different then standard and auto? I took pictures of auto/standard and full/expanded and they look exactly the same.
post #782 of 4334
I have seen the W900A in two different stores and each time were the green and red color unnatural (too intense). The Samsung F8000 had more natural colors.
Is this something typical Sony's?
post #783 of 4334
No they were most likely in store mode. You need to adjust the settings.
post #784 of 4334
Do you have the right settings that's needed to make the picture right?
post #785 of 4334
Standard is a pretty good starting point then you can adjust from there.
post #786 of 4334
I have a question guys: for the Warm 1 colour temp, how should I adjust the Whites? I see too many variations online in people's settings and I haven no idea how to calibrate whites myself. Any pointers would be much appreciated biggrin.gif
post #787 of 4334
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Originally Posted by ijskonijn View Post

I have seen the W900A in two different stores and each time were the green and red color unnatural (too intense). The Samsung F8000 had more natural colors.
Is this something typical Sony's?
It's most likely set up for the retail environment. When you first plug in the TV it asks will it be for the
home or store. So there is a differnt set up.
With a few minor adjustments the W9 is one of the most color accurate TVs available.
post #788 of 4334
GF and I watched our first DVD on W900 last night. She rarely comments on my new toys and thought that a 55in was too big for my tiny room. She went out of her way to tell me how impressed she was with the tv and how the colors just seemed so deep and realistic. I've noticed no lag, judder or really anything that I don't like about this set. I'm honestly trying to love this tv because I'm tired of looking and frankly no tv at ANY price point is perfect. The W900 is making itself easy to love. I'm settling in with it and settings are adjusted every day or two but I about have it where I want it. To anyone looking at sets in the 2000-2500 dollar price range that don't want to consider plasma I have to say you can't go wrong with this tv!

I looked at tv's for months, bought 2 (including the VT60 plasma) and this is the best so far and what I'm planning on keeping the next 3-4 years when technology changes again.
post #789 of 4334
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Originally Posted by *UFO* View Post

Standard is a pretty good starting point then you can adjust from there.
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Originally Posted by helvetica bold View Post

It's most likely set up for the retail environment. When you first plug in the TV it asks will it be for the home or store. So there is a differnt set up.
With a few minor adjustments the W9 is one of the most color accurate TVs available.

Is the TV putting to "standard" the only thing that needs to be done?
To find out at the store which settings gives a good picture would take to much time. Therefore I'm searching for some settings that I can apply and make the comparison between the W900A and F8000.
post #790 of 4334
Received my W900A today. All works as advertised. However, I can't get the sound for the TV APPS (NETFLIX, AMAZON, etc.,) to come out through my AV equipment. If I turn off my receiver and just play the TV, they will come out of the TV speakers. But when I have the setting set to my audio, no sound. I have all my other equipment (ROKU, DVD,) going directly to my receiver and the receiver out to the TV. They still work as before. Tried the settings to no avail. Anybody know a fix to this? Thanks.smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
post #791 of 4334
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Originally Posted by jobble9 View Post

I have a question guys: for the Warm 1 colour temp, how should I adjust the Whites? I see too many variations online in people's settings and I haven no idea how to calibrate whites myself. Any pointers would be much appreciated biggrin.gif

The Warm 1 makes the white more natural. Actually, almost any TV reviewer of a Sony TV set it to Warm 2. In the beginning it might look too "yellowy", but with time it will get better.

I use Warm 2 in Game - Original. Shadow of the colossus HD looks great with it!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
post #792 of 4334
My TV comes this Saturday. Only thing is, I'm in Japan and the sales guy told me there are no language settings. I d/l the manual from US sony, but it looks a bit slim. Just basic setup. So if any one has some good YouTube set up videos, or settings guide with lots of pictures, I would appreciate it. My Japanese is all right, but some of that stuff is pretty technical smile.gif
Thanks
post #793 of 4334
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Originally Posted by Thelzydog View Post

Received my W900A today. All works as advertised. However, I can't get the sound for the TV APPS (NETFLIX, AMAZON, etc.,) to come out through my AV equipment. If I turn off my receiver and just play the TV, they will come out of the TV speakers. But when I have the setting set to my audio, no sound. I have all my other equipment (ROKU, DVD,) going directly to my receiver and the receiver out to the TV. They still work as before. Tried the settings to no avail. Anybody know a fix to this? Thanks.smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
Does your reciever supports ARC? Also HDMI CEC might have something to do with it. I found that the best option is to use the optical cable for the sound coming from TV.
post #794 of 4334
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Originally Posted by xitman View Post

Does your reciever supports ARC?
Does any TV really support ARC? I could never get it to work with my panasonic TV (TV, AVR, and HDMI all supported ARC).
At the Electronic store, everyone said, just use an optical cable and avoid the trouble.
Just curious. I would like ARC to work on my 900A.
post #795 of 4334
Pulled the trigger on this bad boy today. Can't wait!
post #796 of 4334
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Originally Posted by Thelzydog View Post

Received my W900A today. All works as advertised. However, I can't get the sound for the TV APPS (NETFLIX, AMAZON, etc.,) to come out through my AV equipment. If I turn off my receiver and just play the TV, they will come out of the TV speakers. But when I have the setting set to my audio, no sound. I have all my other equipment (ROKU, DVD,) going directly to my receiver and the receiver out to the TV. They still work as before. Tried the settings to no avail. Anybody know a fix to this? Thanks.smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

The sound from the TV applications is not output from the TV to the AV receiver via the HDMI cable - the receiver is only outputting the video signal from your other components to the TV. You will need to use an optical cable to go from the TV's optical output to the receiver in order to accomplish what you want.
post #797 of 4334
Thanks. I missed a setting on my Onkyo's Hardware setup menu. Now works ok...have not fully tested it with Blu-ray, etc.. Thanks again.
post #798 of 4334
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelzydog View Post

Received my W900A today. All works as advertised. However, I can't get the sound for the TV APPS (NETFLIX, AMAZON, etc.,) to come out through my AV equipment. If I turn off my receiver and just play the TV, they will come out of the TV speakers. But when I have the setting set to my audio, no sound. I have all my other equipment (ROKU, DVD,) going directly to my receiver and the receiver out to the TV. They still work as before. Tried the settings to no avail. Anybody know a fix to this? Thanks.smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

Why are you yelling at us?
post #799 of 4334
Sorry about the large font...my fault.
post #800 of 4334
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Originally Posted by Thelzydog View Post

Sorry about the large font...my fault.

I was kidding....
post #801 of 4334
First post, hi everyone, hope you're all doing good! smile.gif

I'm currently in Shanghai and there they have the W950a which is basically the W900a but thinner and has the monolithic gorilla glass type screen design.I've searched everywhere but can't find any reference to it being gorilla glass so i'm guessing it's not.

however, it's beautiful and the thinness makes it look more beautiful than the w900 in my opinion. So i plumped for the W950 and the time i spent with it, it's amazing.
having checked the screens of the 2 tv's in the sony store, i didn't see a difference in quality. I guess the difference in price is just the aesthetics of the set design as opposed to the innards.

however my first set developed a dead pixel after a week. In china they have a 7 day no quibble money back guarantee or no quibble change for a new one within 15 days.
The 2nd tv had this strange lighting phenomenon in the top right left and middle, where there seemed to be some kind of light reflection, as if the leds were leaking streaks of light. The 4 corners were quite dark too. They changed for a third which had a chip in the glass (hence it don't think it's the tough gorilla glass), and there were light streaks in top left, top middle and top right and also in the same places at the bottom. (I checked various W900s and it doesn't have this strange light leak) Found another dead pixel too. They delivered a 4th yesterday, would you believe it, there was industrial glue on the screen and on the frame which wouldn't come off. The guy apologised and said they will bring me another tomorrow.

Fingers crossed that number 5 will be a gem. tongue.gif

I'm really tired of dealing with Sony customer service who, to be honest have been really patient with me, but my first set was brilliant until the red pixel turned up. The picture quality was awesome and the colour was very rich. I was watching the Blu-ray of I am Legend, just stunning. I do love the TV hence i still haven't given up yet on getting a good set.

Has anyone else had any bad luck yet with the new Sony sets? smile.gif
post #802 of 4334
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Originally Posted by Arrowblade View Post

First post, hi everyone, hope you're all doing good! smile.gif

I'm currently in Shanghai and there they have the W950a which is basically the W900a but thinner and has the monolithic gorilla glass type screen design.I've searched everywhere but can't find any reference to it being gorilla glass so i'm guessing it's not.

however, it's beautiful and the thinness makes it look more beautiful than the w900 in my opinion. So i plumped for the W950 and the time i spent with it, it's amazing.
having checked the screens of the 2 tv's in the sony store, i didn't see a difference in quality. I guess the difference in price is just the aesthetics of the set design as opposed to the innards.

however my first set developed a dead pixel after a week. In china they have a 7 day no quibble money back guarantee or no quibble change for a new one within 15 days.
The 2nd tv had this strange lighting phenomenon in the top right left and middle, where there seemed to be some kind of light reflection, as if the leds were leaking streaks of light. The 4 corners were quite dark too. They changed for a third which had a chip in the glass (hence it don't think it's the tough gorilla glass), and there were light streaks in top left, top middle and top right and also in the same places at the bottom. (I checked various W900s and it doesn't have this strange light leak) Found another dead pixel too. They delivered a 4th yesterday, would you believe it, there was industrial glue on the screen and on the frame which wouldn't come off. The guy apologised and said they will bring me another tomorrow.

Fingers crossed that number 5 will be a gem. tongue.gif

I'm really tired of dealing with Sony customer service who, to be honest have been really patient with me, but my first set was brilliant until the red pixel turned up. The picture quality was awesome and the colour was very rich. I was watching the Blu-ray of I am Legend, just stunning. I do love the TV hence i still haven't given up yet on getting a good set.

Has anyone else had any bad luck yet with the new Sony sets? smile.gif

Ive had nothing but good luck with sony. Your so lucky to get the monolithic version of the w900a im rather jealous tongue.gif
post #803 of 4334
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Originally Posted by *UFO* View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arrowblade View Post

First post, hi everyone, hope you're all doing good! smile.gif

I'm currently in Shanghai and there they have the W950a which is basically the W900a but thinner and has the monolithic gorilla glass type screen design.I've searched everywhere but can't find any reference to it being gorilla glass so i'm guessing it's not.

however, it's beautiful and the thinness makes it look more beautiful than the w900 in my opinion. So i plumped for the W950 and the time i spent with it, it's amazing.
having checked the screens of the 2 tv's in the sony store, i didn't see a difference in quality. I guess the difference in price is just the aesthetics of the set design as opposed to the innards.

however my first set developed a dead pixel after a week. In china they have a 7 day no quibble money back guarantee or no quibble change for a new one within 15 days.
The 2nd tv had this strange lighting phenomenon in the top right left and middle, where there seemed to be some kind of light reflection, as if the leds were leaking streaks of light. The 4 corners were quite dark too. They changed for a third which had a chip in the glass (hence it don't think it's the tough gorilla glass), and there were light streaks in top left, top middle and top right and also in the same places at the bottom. (I checked various W900s and it doesn't have this strange light leak) Found another dead pixel too. They delivered a 4th yesterday, would you believe it, there was industrial glue on the screen and on the frame which wouldn't come off. The guy apologised and said they will bring me another tomorrow.

Fingers crossed that number 5 will be a gem. tongue.gif

I'm really tired of dealing with Sony customer service who, to be honest have been really patient with me, but my first set was brilliant until the red pixel turned up. The picture quality was awesome and the colour was very rich. I was watching the Blu-ray of I am Legend, just stunning. I do love the TV hence i still haven't given up yet on getting a good set.

Has anyone else had any bad luck yet with the new Sony sets? smile.gif

Ive had nothing but good luck with sony. Your so lucky to get the monolithic version of the w900a im rather jealous tongue.gif


I am with you on that. I wish Sony would have stayed with the Monolithic design on their high end TV's. Its one of the reasons why I ordered the HX850 to replace my HX750.
post #804 of 4334
Looks like they even got the 46" version too:

KDL-46W950A

http://www.sony-asia.com/product/kdl-46w950a

Keeping fingers crossed that maybe they deliver that one our way later this fall smile.gif
post #805 of 4334
So got the tv yesterday....one question I have...on the right and left sides all down the sides of the tv it's got kind of a wavy darkness....mostly noticeble on light colors....don't see it much on dark screens. Goes maybe 3 inches in on each side. Is that normal? This is my first LED tv so not sure. Can try to take pics of it tonight
post #806 of 4334
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Originally Posted by Jason Farris View Post

So got the tv yesterday....one question I have...on the right and left sides all down the sides of the tv it's got kind of a wavy darkness....mostly noticeble on light colors....don't see it much on dark screens. Goes maybe 3 inches in on each side. Is that normal? This is my first LED tv so not sure. Can try to take pics of it tonight
I have some issue on my Sony KDL-55W905A TV. Unfortunately this 'wavy darkness' noticeble on every kind of picture if you pay attention for it. But, if you don't, it's not so much visible. I think that issue not happened on every LED TV, because I don't find it on Samsung F8000 (55 inch also). I don't know about all Sony KDL-55W900 series, but obviously, that situation is not exception for this TV. I'll try to replace my example in the local store, when I got this TV, but I am not sure about result...
post #807 of 4334
Does anyone have this weird pink hue from off angle viewing? Also, everything the tv reflect during the day reflects as a rainbow. I am guessing this is from the tri-luminous technology?

post #808 of 4334
I do notice it's pinkish when at extreme angles and the rainbow reflections escpecially off lights in the background behind me
post #809 of 4334
I'm new here, first post, so...hi huys smile.gif

I'm a new owner of 46w905, and have three questions.

I can't level the TV to be horizontally aligned on stand... there is no way to adjust it, just 4 screws on TV and 3 beneath the stand? What is the function of that one screw on top od the stand? Can I do something with it? The problem is that the left side of the TV is about 4 mm lower than the right, and it is distracting... 4 mm is not a lot considering how "big" TV is, but...is this 'normal'?

Generally, the TV is nice, and picture is great. I really don't know why all the reviewers praise the CInema 1 mode when It's all yellow and weird. Is it only as starting point for calibration or you guys just put it on that mode and leave it as it is... I watched Avatar and its drastically better looking on Standard...

What about Game mode? I play a lot of Ps3, do I need to adjust or turn on more settings or just leave it on defaults? I played Joe Danger: The movie, Little Big Planet 2, and I don't know, like the picture is kinda washed, brightness is set to 50 by default, and gamma on 0, should I lower the gamma to -1 or -2?

Thanks!
post #810 of 4334
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Originally Posted by Tarheel1400 View Post

Does anyone have it on the stand? I noticed its a little wobbly. Not like its going to tip over but just wobbles a lot. Everything is screwed snug. This is normal right?

Yep, I have the same problem, not only "wobbly" but mine is just a little tilted on the left side... I can level it by hand, but it's back on the left on it's own. smile.gif Its not a big problem, it's like 3-4 mm only, but for the TV of that price... hm, Sony...
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