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Nice setups! We have the 50R550A outside for our patio we finished in August. We have really enjoyed it.

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Well I got a new one finally... No pixel issues detected, I don't think this one is QUITE as uniform as the last one, but it's not bad.. I did however detect a small surface scratch to the right off center of the screen.. It's not that bad can only be seen with a flashlight shining on it, or with the sun coming in the window..

I'm trying not to be upset about this, I REALLY don't want to replace this thing again and potentially get one with other pixel issues or whatever... Damnit damnit damnit, why can't it be perfect.. I think it's just a surface scratch on the coating..

Any suggestions?

Oh and to clarify its the 70" model..
Edited by Eron - 11/6/13 at 6:22am
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70" version...

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I think I'm going to return my 60" and get the 70".
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I just bought this TV (50 inch) but the factory settings are crap. I'm a TV noob so can someone tell me how to get the best picture settings on this?

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Originally Posted by Bender318 View Post

I just bought this TV (50 inch) but the factory settings are crap. I'm a TV noob so can someone tell me how to get the best picture settings on this?

check out the very first post and look at the spreadsheet of everyones settings and test them out till you're happy
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Thread Starter 

A reminder about the spreadsheets.

 

1. Please, only AVS members enter anything.  Everyone commenting here is, but we just cannot have anonymous folks chiming in.  I need to verify things with people.  I already had to punt one set of settings because of this.  Yes, I'm being pedantic.  But yes, I've also seen what happens with anonymous free-for-alls.

 

2. There are two spreadsheets, the 2nd link I provide is to a "static" UNeditable one.  So there's always a "safe" copy.

 

3. This is a spreadsheet of values that people are happy with.  It's only of use when people put in settings that they really believe are "just right".  It's not a poll of whatever settings you're currently mucking with.

 

4. I also provide a "blank sheet" for you to print out to keep track of your own settings over time.  This is really important----don't try to do this in your head unless you bought a bucket of prozac from Costco.

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Originally Posted by Bender318 View Post

I just bought this TV (50 inch) but the factory settings are crap. I'm a TV noob so can someone tell me how to get the best picture settings on this?

check out the very first post and look at the spreadsheet of everyones settings and test them out till you're happy

 

bowlopho, you still happy with your settings?  You ever see the LLE effect?

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Thanks guys for all your pics so far! As a 50" SXRD owner looking to, at some point, upgrade to an LCD, I'm jealous of all you 70" owners...

Are any of you running one of the 50 or 60 inch models as your primary home theater screen without the use of a projection setup?
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bowlopho, you still happy with your settings?  You ever see the LLE effect?

i'm pretty happy with it. i've only notice LLE effect on rare occasions with my settings. But of course, I don't really pay attention to much to the color of their lips and think to myself, I wonder if the color is off.

I'll post a picture of my 70" when I get home.

after 5 months, I finally have a tv stand and bookshelves coming in a week or two. I'll post a picture then.
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Went home yesterday with the intention of returning my 60" for either a new 60" sony, 70" sony or a 65" samsung 7100. But I thought I would look at it one more time. Brought my wife downstairs and she noticed the white blob on the screen. I don't know if I can live with it. If there is content on the screen, you can't see it. But every time the screen fades to black, it's there. Waving at me. "Hi Joe, it's your friends again....the big white blob." How can they make tv's with these kind of imperfections and think it is ok? I got tired and didnt return it. Played GTA5 instead.
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I heard that someone had luck with rubbing the screen to get the blobbly couding out? Does this work?
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I heard that someone had luck with rubbing the screen to get the blobbly couding out? Does this work?

 

Regarding the "blob", you didn't hear that in this thread.....where did you hear it?  As we've been using the non-"term", the blobs are not standard clouding.  At least not that I can tell.  I've never seen these blobs on any other LCD ever, and I've seen probably all manner of DSE/clouding/flashlighting there is.  It's something different, and very annoying, and in the case of my first 60", it was absurdly pronounced.  In the very beginning, I was referring to it as DSE, only because I couldn't quite imagine what other category it belonged to.  It was almost as if the screen had completely compressed the LCD array against light guides or something.  Beats me.

 

Before I returned it, out of morbid curiosity I did try the massage thing with varying pressure, and it had precisely --->zero<--- effect.  With clouding, you can almost always see it change (good or bad), but with this thing I had (which I believe simplersound had to a lesser extent) the blob was pronounced, and completely unaffected.  I had the sense that I could punch the thing and have no further effect on it.

 

My replacement 60" came in with minor DSE (fine by me....it's definitely something I consider in the normal category and I'm annoyed by everything), and some flashlighting (very minor), and absolutely no blobs.  And with any content on the screen at all, the blacks are wonderful.  It's not like the LG's with the forever complaint of the letter and pillar boxes showing light during a movie.


Edited by tgm1024 - 11/7/13 at 7:54am
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Oh. I have been using blob incorrectly then. I guess it is just clouding. It's an oblong white cloud about 6" in diameter in the left off-center side of the tv.
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Oh. I have been using blob incorrectly then. I guess it is just clouding. It's an oblong white cloud about 6" in diameter in the left off-center side of the tv.

 

Hard to say.  The "blobs" that I've seen and heard about here have been oblong in nature too.

 

Honestly, I don't know what these things are.  If you mention "blob" on any other thread, they'll not know what you're talking about and assume you mean standard DSE/clouding.

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Got an idea. Go to BB and buy another 60" and bring it home. If it looks better than the one I have I will return my old one. If it looks worse than just return the new one. This way I don't have to take my tv off the mount and I don't risk the new one looking worse than the old on and being SOL.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

Got an idea. Go to BB and buy another 60" and bring it home. If it looks better than the one I have I will return my old one. If it looks worse than just return the new one. This way I don't have to take my tv off the mount and I don't risk the new one looking worse than the old on and being SOL.

 

If your avs handle johnBlanker is your real name, go change it now.

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Edited by simplersound - 11/12/13 at 12:40pm
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Has anyone found a way to use their phone as a media remote for this TV. Seems to be a common issue this TV can't be discovered by phones. 

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My 70" kdlr550a with vizio s4251w soundbar.

This is my setup for another week or two until i get my bookshelves for the sides and a tv stand for underneath. Sorry for the mess still trying to get the house together
Edited by bowlopho - 11/8/13 at 3:44pm
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Originally Posted by InteliVolume View Post


Interestingly enough, my SXRD 50A2020 rear projection set only offers Vivid, Standard and Custom picture modes as well; I find it actually refreshing to see such a simple approach to picking one of these as a calibration starting point as compared to other Sony sets with a MASSIVE myriad of adjustments and menus as well as sets from competing brands. To me, it's much, much easier to pick from just three modes and then go from there -- allowing a more "professional" mode like, say, Custom, to be available with "Advanced Controls" if a tweaker wants to go crazy.lh8uQf..

To me, Standard gets me into the ballpark without needing to play "Russian Roulette" with a million and one Advanced Settings that you leave off most of the time anyway (I know, I know...Custom mode also opens up the Warm color temps and the white balance controls...) -- and so I can let Standard "do its thing" while adjusting mainline controls like Contrast, Color, Sharpness, etc. with setup discs...

I think you can customize custom and standard accordingly so you have 2 custom modes. Vivid is pretty much locked down. Normally having a few modes you can fully customize is useful for people because depending on what you are watching you might need a different setup. Example sports you want all the motion flow cine control and all that other stuff off so the motion is more fluid. Maybe a brighter screen too. For movies you want want to make the picture darker to bring out the blacks and not have it to bright In a dark room, maybe all those options enabled for a more realistic look. Or maybe a day and night setting for movies because your room can bright during the day so a brighter screen to help you see it. Maybe also another setting for gaming.

Normally I would have 2 settings, so Ta perfect for me but sometimes I can use a 3rd for whatever reason.

The scene selection thing seems to cover more picture modes but I need to play more with it.

For your case you only need standard so you'll never be playin Russian roulette with the settings bc you will probably never change it again.


Edited by Brenny7606 - 11/8/13 at 6:24am
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Originally Posted by Bender318 View Post
 

Has anyone found a way to use their phone as a media remote for this TV. Seems to be a common issue this TV can't be discovered by phones. 

 

Not me anyway.  Sony punted this from this TV (and it's only on the W802A and up).  At least I have a Sony BDB which does accept it.  This at least allows for me to enter "Gilligan's Island" for the kids into the Amazon app, etc.  And all the same apps seem to exist.  PITA though.

 

We're seriously in the dark ages still with remote control.  There doesn't seem to be a unified formalism (NFC or WiFi or IR or RF) across all manufacturers for remote control AND qwerty entry.  That's just criminally nuts.  I hear that the Harmony folks  are attempting the keyboard-for-all thing, but it's absurdly priced.  EVERYTHING should be an <xml> data stream.

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Originally Posted by Brenny7606 View Post

I think you can customize custom and standard accordingly so you have 2 custom modes. Vivid is pretty much locked down. Normally having a few modes you can fully customize is useful for people because depending on what you are watching you might need a different setup. Example sports you want all the motion flow cine control and all that other stuff off so the motion is more fluid. Maybe a brighter screen too. For movies you want want to make the picture darker to bring out the blacks and not have it to bright In a dark room, maybe all those options enabled for a more realistic look. Or maybe a day and night setting for movies because your room can bright during the day so a brighter screen to help you see it. Maybe also another setting for gaming.
Normally I would have 2 settings, so Ta perfect for me but sometimes I can use a 3rd for whatever reason.
The scene selection thing seems to cover more picture modes but I need to play more with it.
For your case you only need standard so you'll never be playin Russian roulette with the settings bc you will probably never change it again.

"Vivid" on my set allows for semi-cusomization as well; you can still choose from Cool or Neutral color temps as in "Standard" (the Warm temps are locked out in both "Standard" and "Vivid") and all other parameters are adjustable too, such as Contrast, Color, Hue, etc...
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Has anyone had there 70" tv go from light to dark back to light? My Sony is now doing this all the time. I hooked another tv up to the dvr I have and it isnt doing it. I changed hdmi cables and it still is. Thinking of returning it and buying a Samsung 75 if it continues. This is my second Sony 70 now as the first one had a line going down the middle of it with dead pixels.
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Has anyone had there 70" tv go from light to dark back to light? My Sony is now doing this all the time. I hooked another tv up to the dvr I have and it isnt doing it. I changed hdmi cables and it still is. Thinking of returning it and buying a Samsung 75 if it continues. This is my second Sony 70 now as the first one had a line going down the middle of it with dead pixels.

Sounds like you have led dimming feature enabled in your Eco settings
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Beware to anyone shopping at bestbuy. They went crazy with their return policy recently. Depending on how much you spend per year, the return policy starts at 15 days, 30, 45. Price match gaurantee is only 15 days now and this exludes dates that may extend into black friday. You have to show id now to return things. your id and purchase habits go into an account and gets tracked by some company. this info could be used to deny returns if they feel you have been abusing the policy. Sneaky bastards. You would think b&m stores would become a little more flexible when online stores make it so appealing to buy things from these days. Tightening the grip like this is what put blockbuster under. Well, thats just my opinion on bb. Its why i switched to netflix anyway.

Practices like this are not going to earn my loyalty at all. It does just the opposite.
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Amazon is now forced to pay sales tax in more states, and along with the UPP employed by many TV manufacturers BB is no longer in as dire a position as they used to be.  <----perhaps: this is a guess.  That said, they're still used as "a showroom only" by many people.

 

Be aware though:  BB has always (AFAICT) had black-outs on price matches during black friday.  Their return policies have (like most stores) been entered into tracking software to build a frequent returners list.  Amazon does the same thing.

 

I hadn't heard about the scaling of return periods however....they've had a special membership thing (if you spend a lot per year) that give you much better return policies, but that's been going on for a while.

 

BTW, a tightening of the grip is not what put BlockBuster under.  People are just not interested in renting discs...it's a dead business model.  Kiosk style bottom-basement RedBox style things stand a chance, but that's such a new-releases-only razor thin model.

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I purchased this TV just last week and know that there are a few bugs identified on-line but haven't had major issues with it.  The only thing that I need help with is the 3D quality.  My TV is over our fireplace and is higher than eye level, we watched a 3D movie last night and the quality was poor because our viewing angle was from below the TV.   We didn't have this problem with our active 3D TV.  Are there ay settings or fixes you would suggest for the TV besides mounting it and angling it down?  The base does not swivel down to change the viewing angle (as far as I can see).  Any comments and help is appreciated!

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Originally Posted by Caracara View Post

I purchased this TV just last week and know that there are a few bugs identified on-line but haven't had major issues with it.  The only thing that I need help with is the 3D quality.  My TV is over our fireplace and is higher than eye level, we watched a 3D movie last night and the quality was poor because our viewing angle was from below the TV.   We didn't have this problem with our active 3D TV.  Are there ay settings or fixes you would suggest for the TV besides mounting it and angling it down?  The base does not swivel down to change the viewing angle (as far as I can see).  Any comments and help is appreciated!


The only thing you can do to fix that is buy a tilting mount or place the TV somewhere else. I would also warn against mounting a TV over a fireplace in general especially if it gets used, as heat and smoke could potentially make its way into the TV and cause damage to various components.
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

Amazon is now forced to pay sales tax in more states, and along with the UPP employed by many TV manufacturers BB is no longer in as dire a position as they used to be.  <----perhaps: this is a guess.  That said, they're still used as "a showroom only" by many people.

Be aware though:  BB has always (AFAICT) had black-outs on price matches during black friday.  Their return policies have (like most stores) been entered into tracking software to build a frequent returners list.  Amazon does the same thing.

I hadn't heard about the scaling of return periods however....they've had a special membership thing (if you spend a lot per year) that give you much better return policies, but that's been going on for a while.

BTW, a tightening of the grip is not what put BlockBuster under.  People are just not interested in renting discs...it's a dead business model.  Kiosk style bottom-basement RedBox style things stand a chance, but that's such a new-releases-only razor thin model.
Not for us in NY. Afaict, They always charged tax. Have to disagree with blockb. Netflix has a good customer base with their disc rental service. And redbox is doing very well. Blockb just refused to change. Redbox undersold them and netflix was too convenient and service was great. Bb had to become more competetive, but instead they did things like offer certain packages and then they changed the plan too many times. And they took way too long with mailing discs and too many errors.

For example, once they introduced their dvd by mail program, they had a policy that you could bring that disc in and exchange it for one in store. That was great! But then shortly after they took that away and changed it to only 1 per month or something. I think there are many people who would rather rent discs, myself included.
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