My question is, is it worth exchanging and hoping I'll get one without any problems or are these issues normal for this set and panel? I've been contemplating taking it back and getting a XBR55X850B or saving towards a XBR55X900B as I've had good experiences with Sony in the past though I'm worried the black levels might not be as satisfying on the 850B. I use the set mostly for PC, PS4 gaming and some blu-ray but don't really watch cable.
Originally Posted by traumadisaster
I have the x850b now and it had light bleed around one corner pretty bad, in frustration I rubbed the hell out of it and it did nothing at the time...the next day it was basically gone. Also a couple of other places I rubbed was better so it improved a lot. I understand the 50 inch sony is ips and the others are va (not sure), so I was not impressed with the blacks in a dark room in a dark scene like I thought I would be. I didn't know at the time I had an ips. You're contemplating the 55 which I think is va (not sure), so maybe you will be ok with the blacks.
I'm returning the sony for a VizP even though any scene, other than dark, is phenomenal in my experience coupled with the best "motion" I have experienced. I mostly 4k game and for the price and quality I think I will be ok with the Viz even though the I'm happy with the sony.
Tomorrow I'm probably going to order the walmart 50 since I can't get a best buy 50 and be done with it.
I understand the 50 inch sony is ips and the others are va (not sure)
49" Sony 2160p 4K XBR-49X850B = LGD IPS panel .
50" 1080p 2K Sony KDL W850/850B are AUO AMVA
KDL-50W800B 2K = VA panel AUO
KDL-55W800B 2K = VA panel AUO
Some of the X950B X900B X850B X850A are IPS or VA depending on EXACT model and or size ofc the 49X850B is IPS .
Personally I prefer VA panels because of contrast and black levels as rule .
Here is a list if 2014 2160p 4K Sony panels that I believe is accurate .
XBR-65X950B 4K = VA panel AUO
XBR-79X900B 4K = IPS panel LGD
XBR-65X900B 4K = VA panel AUO
XBR-55X950B 4K = VA panel AUO
XBR-70X850B 4K = VA panel AUO
XBR-55X950B 4K = IPS panel LGD
XBR-49X850B 4K = IPS panel LGD
XBR-55X850A 4K = VA panel AUO
XBR 85X950B 4K = VA panel CMO