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post #1051 of 7080
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Originally Posted by flinchn View Post

I had a new update pushed out today. 1st new update since the 4k media server compatible one. Luckily my media server still works smile.gif. I wish there was a change log for these updates.

Update from July 13:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=XBR65X900A&upd_id=8862&os_group_id=18

611AAA was the update from yesterday, but doesn't appear on the Sony site yet.


Edited by LeeSoFl - 8/14/13 at 8:10am
post #1052 of 7080
I just purchased the Samsung 60F8000 and then I hear about the new Sony tv's and prices (just my luck). I hate the side speakers on these two tv's so I would be very interested in the two updated models without the speakers. Can't wait for more information.
post #1053 of 7080
I wasn't enamored with the non-detachable speakers either, but now I'm used to them. It helps that the blacks on this set, once calibrated, are so good they are the same shade as the frame, with no loss of shadow detail. smile.gif
post #1054 of 7080
Well the lower prices and side speakerless sets are a total Duh move by Sony.
post #1055 of 7080
I wonder, has anyone tried the new Sony's with one of the newer Lumagen Radiance video processors that output 4K content from non-4K sources (e.g., 1080P, SD, etc.)?

Is there a difference or any improvement with non-4K sources?

Or does having the Radiance not matter as the Sony's upcoversion is just as good?
post #1056 of 7080
Is it official the prices are being dropped? I only found one site that mentioned it, I was going to get a vt60 but now ill get the sony 55 with side speakers...

I currently have a 2006 Sony 46Xbr2 with similar frount facing speakers and its awesome.. Sometimes I need to make sure my home theater is off because it sounds like surround sound.

I have a yamaha a3000 avr in 9.1 surround with a emotiva xpa5 feeding polk speakers.....Face it 90% of the time its off unless a really good movie is playing or watching blu rays and .....
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"The new models will have the same specs, sans the “elephant ear” 65-watt speakers at prices of $3499.99 for the 55-inch and $4999.99 for the 65-inch screen according to sources."

I like my elephant ears.

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Originally Posted by Andrew P View Post

I just purchased the Samsung 60F8000 and then I hear about the new Sony tv's and prices (just my luck). I hate the side speakers on these two tv's so I would be very interested in the two updated models without the speakers. Can't wait for more information.

There's not really any more information to wait for. The TV will be exactly the same, sans side speakers. Prices will be $500 less than equivalent models with side speakers.
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Originally Posted by LeeSoFl View Post

"The new models will have the same specs, sans the “elephant ear” 65-watt speakers at prices of $3499.99 for the 55-inch and $4999.99 for the 65-inch screen according to sources."

I like my elephant ears.


biggrin.gif:D:D It is a good move by Sony to release models without the elephant ears though, and the price too. I assume they will have more buyers since most already have or plan to buy a true surround sound system.
post #1062 of 7080
Assuming they keep the same silver-ringed base, it will be an attractive unit. One article mentions cutting back on some of the "deluxe" features, wonder what they're thinking of?

post #1063 of 7080
One of these 55" no ear bad boys will be my bedroom set come Christmas time assuming the hdmi situation has been settled.
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Originally Posted by anthonymoody View Post

One of these 55" no ear bad boys will be my bedroom set come Christmas time assuming the hdmi situation has been settled.

Wow bedroom set, your willing to blow that much cash on a bedroom panel? Wonder what your living room panel will be OLED?
post #1065 of 7080
So between a vt60 55 inch is the sony better? Im ready to buy a 4k 55 inch elephant ears but I keep contemplating the vt60....
post #1066 of 7080
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Originally Posted by burts View Post

So between a vt60 55 inch is the sony better? Im ready to buy a 4k 55 inch elephant ears but I keep contemplating the vt60....

Plasma has a different character than LED. I would tell you what I prefer, but it's not relevant to you. You kind of have to decide that for yourself. Also, just so you know, Sony will be releasing a cheaper, non-elephant-ears, version of their 4K set shortly.
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Hello Lee:

I am a new member for AVS set and I have been reading your posts on the 65X900A. I have purchasd one of the ealiest 65-inch set, the first week it was released acutally. I had my X1 media player installed by Sony, all worked out great. So far, I really love the TV set and I am happy with the last softwre update when they installed the new HDMI board.

Should I update the latest software and did you notice any improvement. I can say the last software update seems to improve the Motion blur quite a bit when I play blu ray on my 4k up-scale blu-ray system(SONY 8100). I don want to loose that. All the good blu ray DVD's regular or 3D looks so good, not sure you can get any better picture wise with the regular DIVID mode. I have not played with any setting yet.

I compare this set to Samsung's 4K set, all I can say there is no comparison in picture quality & color detail. Samsung has better features but Sony's picture/color detail are way better. Glad I picked this set.
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Has anybody managed to hook up their PC in 4k yet on this screen?

I am struggling TBH.

I have a Haswell and AMD HD7990 setup but no joy.
:-(

If anyone here has had success please share.

Thanks in advance.
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I have a Haswell based PC (no discrete graphics card) driving my 65" Sony 4K TV over a single HDMI cable at 3840x2160@30Hz without any issues. I'm running Windows 8.1 Preview with standard Intel drivers. Works fine for playback of 4K video files and 1080p 3D Blu-ray movies.
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I should also add that my MacBook Pro (retina) can do the same when running OS X 10.9 Mavericks beta.
post #1071 of 7080
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Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post

I should also add that my MacBook Pro (retina) can do the same when running OS X 10.9 Mavericks beta.


Thanks for letting me know that. Its reassuring to know.
I'm having another try now.
I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the 7990 GPU.

I think I will remove the GPU and try without it.

I will let you know how I get on.
:-)
thanks again.
post #1072 of 7080
update....



The HD 4600 Igpu works great. So I get to see 1080p 3D now and up-scaled BluRays etc.
However, no matter what AMD catalyst software I tried it could not offer me 4k resolution. Very disappointed. Especially as the main reason for the purchase was 4k gaming!!!

I really hope they fix it with their next driver.

I will just have to switch back and forth through the bios depending on what I want to do with my machine for the moment.
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Originally Posted by Thunderbug View Post


Should I update the latest software and did you notice any improvement. I can say the last software update seems to improve the Motion blur quite a bit when I play blu ray on my 4k up-scale blu-ray system(SONY 8100). I don want to loose that. All the good blu ray DVD's regular or 3D looks so good, not sure you can get any better picture wise with the regular DIVID mode. I have not played with any setting yet..

The three or four updates that have been downloaded and installed so far didn't appear to change anything I could put my finger on. I've been keeping all input settings with "Cinemotion" and "Motionflow" off but might check out if there has been a positive change. If something's been changed for the better, it's unlikely they would change it back in a future update.

Personally, I would add any new updates Sony offers. Regarding the Sony page on their site that shows update information, I've spoken with a Sony rep, and the update pushed through earlier this week should be listed there soon.
post #1074 of 7080
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Originally Posted by burts View Post

So between a vt60 55 inch is the sony better? Im ready to buy a 4k 55 inch elephant ears but I keep contemplating the vt60....
Plasma Vt-60 has better color tones or skin tones when get calibrated,i have both technology's I preferred plasma TV's,and if they come out with one 4k it's going change a lot folks mines.
post #1075 of 7080
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Originally Posted by burts View Post

So between a vt60 55 inch is the sony better? Im ready to buy a 4k 55 inch elephant ears but I keep contemplating the vt60....

Would depend on if you wanted or needed a 4K set.
post #1076 of 7080
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

Wow bedroom set, your willing to blow that much cash on a bedroom panel? Wonder what your living room panel will be OLED?


It's currently a 75" Samsung from the 6400 series. Size trumps a lot above a certain PQ threshold... I will replace it when the 84" 4K LEDs inevitably sell for $5k, and replace it again when OLED gets to the same size and price at 4K smile.gif

In our bedroom sitting area we sit quite close to the set so the 55" will be my first at home experience with 4K.
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Originally Posted by ferrari1000 View Post

update....



The HD 4600 Igpu works great. So I get to see 1080p 3D now and up-scaled BluRays etc.
However, no matter what AMD catalyst software I tried it could not offer me 4k resolution. Very disappointed. Especially as the main reason for the purchase was 4k gaming!!!

I really hope they fix it with their next driver.

I will just have to switch back and forth through the bios depending on what I want to do with my machine for the moment.

30Hz for gaming is very bad frame rate and is not that great for just regular computer use. If that was your main reason for purchase, I would return until HDMI 2.0 or HDBaseT 2.0 is implemented for 4K at higher frequencies.
post #1078 of 7080
I saw the Samsung 65" UHD set at BB last night and all I can say is that Samsung chose a better demo clip to show off their new set. Parts of the Sony clip don't look as good as others but all of the Samsung clips show great detail in every scene. The Sony clips with the big head girl in the red dress are not impressive at all. I can't wait to get my set calibrated next month by Jeff. I'm getting a purple tint on black backgrounds like when the Oppo home screen is displayed but otherwise movies and TV look great.
post #1079 of 7080
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Originally Posted by burts View Post

So between a vt60 55 inch is the sony better? Im ready to buy a 4k 55 inch elephant ears but I keep contemplating the vt60....
For 1080P and under, the Panasonic is the clear winner. Depends on if you need 4K as mentioned, also depends on your price point.....
post #1080 of 7080
Thanks again for the input.
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