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I think the power supply or main board just went out on my set. I noticed last night when powering the set on it took much longer at the boot screen than normal. when it did boot and the PS3 XMB came into view it did so very slowly in vertical bars. Unplugged the set and and did a factory reset. Everything seemed alright afterwards. Today when I got home turned on the set heard a faint buzz and clicking sound before the screen went black and now set won't turn on. No power indicator lights or flashing LED below the Sony logo.

I exchanged the set out today for same model after discovering my power strip had fried as well. Seems may have had power surge that zapped them both. Luckily my PS3 wasn't affected, but it sucks that I had to exchange out set.
post #452 of 1168
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I exchanged the set out today for same model after discovering my power strip had fried as well. Seems may have had power surge that zapped them both. Luckily my PS3 wasn't affected, but it sucks that I had to exchange out set.

Post some more pics!
post #453 of 1168
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Post some more pics!
Will do once set up again. I'll do some game and film pics.
post #454 of 1168
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Will do once set up again. I'll do some game and film pics.

Here are the pics of the new set which sad to say they are not good. This set is calibrated with CNETS setting, but the flashlighting was so bad backlight had to drop backlight to "0" or Minimum. brightness was at 51 and had Adv.Con at medium even attempted to engage Eco sensor to dim further.


Showing a purity slide with no content so "frame dimming" will engage (Eco Sensor):


With Eco mode engaged:


My room has little to no ambient light, so the Eco sensor will dim the screen.
The set is going back tomorrow.
Edited by Dr.Shankenstein - 6/8/13 at 8:32pm
post #455 of 1168
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The set is going back tomorrow.

Being that this is the second defective set from the same store I would maybe consider dealing directly with Sony now. They would probably have you ship them the defective tv for free and then issue you a new set that has been quality approved.
post #456 of 1168
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Will do once set up again. I'll do some game and film pics.

Here are the pics of the new set which sad to say they are not good.

Turn off the light sensor for testing this. BTW, that's not the same thing as frame dimming. Frame dimming will still happen: that's a function of what the TV sees as the brightest spots in the image anyway---it's basically a full frame version of local dimming.

If the 802 has a separate setting for frame dimming, turn that off temporarily. I don't think my 550 does.
post #457 of 1168
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Originally Posted by Dr.Shankenstein View Post

The set is going back tomorrow.

Being that this is the second defective set from the same store I would maybe consider dealing directly with Sony now. They would probably have you ship them the defective tv for free and then issue you a new set that has been quality approved.

Or use another vendor with a high volume output to maximize the chances of getting a later hardware rev?
post #458 of 1168
Curious, does this set or any 2013 sets have Gorilla Glass?
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Curious, does this set or any 2013 sets have Gorilla Glass?
The 4K X900 I believe is the only set to offer it at the moment. the w802A and w900A do not.
post #460 of 1168
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Turn off the light sensor for testing this. BTW, that's not the same thing as frame dimming. Frame dimming will still happen: that's a function of what the TV sees as the brightest spots in the image anyway---it's basically a full frame version of local dimming.

If the 802 has a separate setting for frame dimming, turn that off temporarily. I don't think my 550 does.
I have it off in the first pic. The only thing that actually even made it bearable was employing sensor and other energy saving features. When I turned the display on the first time the entire set had a yellow haze over it's entirety. It wasn't until I used CNET's setting and lowered the backlight to "0" or Minimum that I got it to look like the pictures. Since my room has little to no ambient light the Eco sensor lowers the backlight further. I also tried employ Clear/Clear plus/Impulse modes because I knew they dimmed the display as well. I actually went to a local Best buy that has heavier traffic for the second unit thinking they may have sold through and would get a newer production run. Due to the money being locked in at Best Buy (Giftcard) I am locked in unless I get the extra cash. I have seen very few reviews on the and I was the first one to buy one from both locations. I think the passive tech and IPS panel usage are really deterring many consumers from buying this set.
Edited by Dr.Shankenstein - 6/9/13 at 6:59am
post #461 of 1168
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I think the passive tech and IPS panel usage are really deterring many consumers from buying this set.

Why do you say that? Those are two of the main reasons why I did purchase this TV.
post #462 of 1168
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Why do you say that? Those are two of the main reasons why I did purchase this TV.
Most videophiles don't like the resolution loss 1920x540p per eye and the often poor black level performance that is inherent with IPS panels.
post #463 of 1168
That's why I bought it too -- passive IPS panel and Sony electronics. I don't like active 3D and it's much easier to deal with passive glasses when there a bunch of my kid's friends watching a movie.

Billy
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That's why I bought it too -- passive IPS panel and Sony electronics. I don't like active 3D and it's much easier to deal with passive glasses when there a bunch of my kid's friends watching a movie.

Billy

I agree. smile.gif
post #465 of 1168
yeah,Thanks for posting the info though because I am sure some will be interested. 10.gif
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I agree. smile.gif

Yep, Sony has some of the best video processing this side of Panasonic. The IPS and passive 3D which I like were my reasons for picking it up as well. Having owned the LG equivalent I can tell you sony is much better.
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I agree. smile.gif

Yep, Sony has some of the best video processing this side of Panasonic. The IPS and passive 3D which I like were my reasons for picking it up as well. Having owned the LG equivalent I can tell you sony is much better.

Can you guys verify what the subpixels are shaped like on the 802 (chevron, rectilinear, or otherwise)?
post #468 of 1168
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Can you guys verify what the subpixels are shaped like on the 802 (chevron, rectilinear, or otherwise)?
I will have to check when I get home.
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It was nice to find a rather hefty decrease in Sony's pricing on the 55" model this week. I was shopping at my local big box store but pricing is supposed to be about the same everywhere according to Sony's pricing policy.
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It was nice to find a rather hefty decrease in Sony's pricing on the 55" model this week. I was shopping at my local big box store but pricing is supposed to be about the same everywhere according to Sony's pricing policy.

I'm wondering if they'll offer bigger sizes later in the year. A 47/55 limitation in the American market seems silly.
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I stopped by the local best buy and got a $200 adjustment on the TV I bought last week. I was happy with the set before but for $1600 I'm really happy with it.
post #472 of 1168
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I stopped by the local best buy and got a $200 adjustment on the TV I bought last week. I was happy with the set before but for $1600 I'm really happy with it.

+ 1 year of netflix & Hulu. Great value for a great tv.

Does anyone know if this tv has a game mode and if it does, where can I find it?
post #473 of 1168
Game mode is under the scene menu. I think it's called the options button on the remote. lower right of the center circle.

A heads up for the free Hulu if it hasn't already been said. It only works if you're a new Hulu subscriber. My wife and I already had accounts so I had to register it in a different family members name.
post #474 of 1168
Hi, one question this tv has a blue tooth under settings, can u connect a pair of blue tooth headphones direct to the tv? i want to buy the BOSE AE2W to watch movies and play video games at night BUT i dont know if they will work with my bad ass TV (W802A) smile.gif
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BTW, i was able to return the Samsung F7100 series, and im very happy, i had the two sets on my living room for about a week, and let me tell you, the w802a out runs the sumsung big time, i watch the THE LIFE OF PI on both sets and the samsung lack of colors and details, on the other hand the SONY look more real life colors,more sharp, i mean i felt that i was there with PI in that little boat man, very happy. smile.gif
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O and by the way i have a trained eye with colors and details, im a professional car painter, so every day i have to match colors, blend colors, and look and every little detail and imperfections in the paint before completing the jobs, so yes i know about colors,glares,hues,flops just if somebody was wondering how i came with my opinion about the SONY W802A and SAMSUNG F7100.
post #477 of 1168
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Originally Posted by BETORIOS1984 View Post

BTW, i was able to return the Samsung F7100 series, and im very happy, i had the two sets on my living room for about a week, and let me tell you, the w802a out runs the sumsung big time, i watch the THE LIFE OF PI on both sets and the samsung lack of colors and details, on the other hand the SONY look more real life colors,more sharp, i mean i felt that i was there with PI in that little boat man, very happy. smile.gif

That is really good to hear. I was contemplating between the 55F7100 and the 55W802A. I ended up going with the 55W802A after viewing both sets at BB and comparing features. My new set should come today. I can't wait to try it out! Should be a great TV for gaming with the Xbox ONE and PS4....both of which I pre-ordered smile.gif
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Wish this thing came in 60".....
 

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Is the TV supposed to wobbly on the stand? The deilvery guys installed the stand and plugged in the TV so I could check for dead pixels etc., but I was surpised to see how much the TV wobbles when I pivot it. I'm trying to figure out it's because they installed it poorly or if it's simply the nature of the beast.
post #480 of 1168
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Originally Posted by DynamicM3 View Post

Is the TV supposed to wobbly on the stand? The deilvery guys installed the stand and plugged in the TV so I could check for dead pixels etc., but I was surpised to see how much the TV wobbles when I pivot it. I'm trying to figure out it's because they installed it poorly or if it's simply the nature of the beast.

Obviously the delivery guys didn't pay attention to detail and installed your stand incorrectly. Disassemble, reassemble.
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