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post #9181 of 14968 Old 02-17-2016, 04:30 PM
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i dont know why for the life of me i cant find anywhere in the google drive file the 3d glasses section. help me out man
LOL...3D FAQ tab, a few rows down in that tab. Shows a list of glasses, has links to them in the Amazon store, and Comments from owners about how well they work.

That help?

You should see the tabs along the bottom or top of the spreadsheet, the titles of the different sections of the overall FAQ.

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LOL...3D FAQ tab, a few rows down in that tab. Shows a list of glasses, has links to them in the Amazon store, and Comments from owners about how well they work.

That help?

You should see the tabs along the bottom or top of the spreadsheet, the titles of the different sections of the overall FAQ.
damnit i just now saw the tabs at the bottom.......thanks man
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Is there any 3D content on Amazon or Netflix? Haven't bought a 3d bluray yet and I don't think redbox carries any.
No streaming 3D from apps on the TV.

From the 3D FAQ tab in the X850C FAQ in my sig:

"- Youtube: Content will stream properly from the Youtube app on the TV, but finding the right 3D content (supported by our TV) is more of a hunt-and-peck activity. Searching on terms like ""3D video SBS"" (SBS for side-by-side) or similar can help to narrow down to 3D content likely to work on our TVs. There is a very nice 3D SBS video on Youtube titled: ""Demo 3D[SBS] (HD : 1080p)"" - It has really cool effects, works perfectly. Posted by BananaStreet14.
- Roku/FireTV: Roku does not appear to support any 3D content for our TV.
- FireTV stick: Does not support any 3D content for our TV.
- 3D DVD/BD: If your DVD/BD player supports 3D you can obviously play those on your TV and they should be supported.
- Other streaming services: Vudu has been identified as working. If you've successfully played 3D from a streaming service or device, please let us know and we'll add that information here.
- Amazon and Netflix apps on the TV: The Amazon and Netflix apps on the TV currently do not work for 3D content. They may have 3D content, but their Sony TV apps currently cannot stream compatible 3D content to the X850C. So even if you find 3D content in those apps, it will not work at this time.
[Aaronwt] You can use an external device connected via HDMI to play Netflix 3D content. I use a Sony S6500 BD player to stream Netflix 3D content to the TV. "
Two questions:

Do I have to turn something on for the YouTube 3D?

Does the Apple TV support 3D from those apps?
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Two questions:

Do I have to turn something on for the YouTube 3D?

Does the Apple TV support 3D from those apps?
Yes, while in the YouTube app:

Action menu>3D; Then turn on 3D mode in the 3D menu

Then start your 3D video.

Amazon 3D is kind of inconsistent...some of the SBS content plays perfectly, other SBS not at all.

I'm not sure about the Apple TV, don't remember anyone posting about that. Folks?

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That's what really matters.



Carpe 4K blu ray player indeed. I agree, we all have our areas of "illogical" behavior, where emotion and fun overrule other concerns.

Actually any 4k player is actually only 2k for the foreseeable future. I won't jumping on that anytime soon. True 4k content...not much. Most movies are filmed in 2k. We have a long way to go. Even "4k" streaming content isn't all that. I'm good for now with what I see. Don't believe the hype.

Just read this on cnet...

http://www.cnet.com/news/will-the-ne...y-look-better/

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So a little more digging and I think I've got the answer to most of my issues. The biggest thing I discovered is that sometimes the apps themselves are the culprit. For example: I just found out that the reason I wasn't getting DTS audio from the Plex for Android app is because it's broken. They're working on it, though.

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I've only compared scenes from the UHD BD to the BD. I have not done any comparisons to streaming. Plus my only HDR streaming source is from the Amazon app on the TV. Streaming is low bitrate. Any Amazon HDR title that comes out on UHD BD, I would expect the UHD BD to blow away the streaming. I know that was the case with Netflix titles when they came out on BD.

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Actually any 4k player is actually only 2k for the foreseeable future. I won't jumping on that anytime soon. True 4k content...not much. Most movies are filmed in 2k. We have a long way to go. Even "4k" streaming content isn't all that. I'm good for now with what I see. Don't believe the hype.

Just read this on cnet...

http://www.cnet.com/news/will-the-ne...y-look-better/
I don't need to believe any hype. I can see it for myself. There is no question the UHD BD titles I've seen are easily much better than their BD counterparts. And they supposedly aren't using a 4K master. So I'm really excited to see a UHD BD with an actual 4K master.
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Quick update on my earlier review of the Samsung UHD blu-ray player (K8500) with my XBR-75X850C. Two of my 4K blu-ray disks arrived yesterday. And when those start playing, the TV automatically goes into HDR mode. Martian looks awesome - bright whites, blues and orange! Happy.
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Actually any 4k player is actually only 2k for the foreseeable future. I won't jumping on that anytime soon. True 4k content...not much. Most movies are filmed in 2k. We have a long way to go. Even "4k" streaming content isn't all that. I'm good for now with what I see. Don't believe the hype.

Just read this on cnet...

http://www.cnet.com/news/will-the-ne...y-look-better/
Trust me, this is just inaccurate info! There are movies that are being mastered now in 8K, and any movie with a production budget over >$500K in the last 5 years has most definitely been mastered in 4K either on a Red, Alexa or Sony. Just because they were delivered in 2K is irrelevant.

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How is the banding on the 65 ? has anyone returned the TV because of this?
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Wife tried to turn off TV tonight, and it would not die.

Turned itself back on five times in a row, had her yelling at me down the hall...

Had to use the touch remote, as by the time I got out there the TV was still on but not responding to the regular remote or my Harmony.

I'll reboot it in the morning, but either my set has a new HW issue, or this update has some flakiness to it. Likely do a Factory data reset in the AM, actually, just to get that out if the way if this persists and I have to call Sony..

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How is the banding on the 65 ? has anyone returned the TV because of this?
I've been through a number of exchanges for dead pixels and a couple had banding. Well one had lots of bands and the other had a dark line directly down center of tv. Most noticeable on soccer.

Right now the one I got has no uniformity or banding issues but has 1 small dead pixel about an inch from bottom of screen. Debating if I want to keep playing the exchange game.
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so I haven't seen any discussion lately on the blue blooming issues on some movies/content....

have the latest 65" sets corrected this issue? has anyone even tested for it? (see my sig for test clips). Or are people just living with it?

I'm mostly just curious, as it was the hot topic last year.

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I don't know how many have seen this info, but pre-orders are up for the X850D line and they are $800 less than MSRP!

http://www.fudzilla.com/news/39990-s...-for-pre-order

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I don't know how many have seen this info, but pre-orders are up for the X850D line and they are $800 less than MSRP!

http://www.fudzilla.com/news/39990-s...-for-pre-order

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Interesting - no price listed for the 75/85 yet.

I'd like that 85" for my computer monitor...
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My 65" 850C was delivered from BestBy around 40 minutes ago. It has a November 2015 manufacture date. I just started upgrading it. So far I tried 4K Netflix and 4K from my TiVo Bolt. I was going to use a wired connections it but it seems to be doing great over wireless with the internal Netflix App. In only a few seconds it ramps up to the 2160P encodes.

After it finishes upgrading I need to see about mounting it on the TV stand. I just had the BestBuy delivery people install the support stand and place it on top of the TV stand for now.(since they wouldn't wait around for me to install the brackets to help me install. But that wasn't in their scope of work so I really didn't expect them to anyway.)

The TV is light and certainly much less bulky than the two, DLP sets they took away. At some point I'll need to pull out my colorimeter and laptop to calibrate it. But I probably won't get around to that for a few weeks since I'm still in the process of changing the layout for the room the Sony 850C is in as well as another room.
Hi Aaronwt,

Tried to send this to you as a PM but as a new poster I am not allowed until I have 15 posts!

I see that you have exactly what I just purchased at Best Buy and will be delivered early next month. I delayed delivery in the event that BB drops the price on the 75" 850c as I purchased the 65" for $1800 but will not buy the 75", which is currently priced at $3500 until it drops $500 to $3000.

So far, how do you like the picture quality on your 850C for movies, network shows, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. in HD and 4K? I know plenty of those who posted on this site as well as Amazon have had some issues with banding. However, I am hoping that these issues were resolved with the latest round of manufacturing of the panels.

I currently have a 7 year old 52" Samsung HD television that is working perfectly. However, have always been a fan of Sony and wanted to upgrade in size and to the latest technology. Was really torn between the Samsung 65" 8500 and the Sony 65" 850C but the BB deal where I was able to get the HTNT3 for $400 with the 850C and free mounting was too good a deal to pass up. Also, read that the X1 processor is better at upscaling than the Samsung's quad processor. Apparently, the Samsung panels are brighter but the Sony panels are more life-like.

I am all Apple --iMacs, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV. So, hoping that the Android TV operating system is not too clunky and will work with my devices -obviously not as well as an Android device.

A key feature that also persuaded me to go with Sony was that the HTNT3 has Bluetooth transmission (most soundbars - including all of the Samsungs, only receive Bluetooth but do not transmit). I want this as I mostly listen to TV through headphones so I do not disturb my wife. I will be picking up the expensive ($400) Sony MDR1ABT wireless headphones that have LDAC so that I can utilize that high res code that is incorporated in the HTNT3. How do you like the HTNT3 so far for TV viewing? How about for streaming music? Of course, when my wife is out of the house, I will be listening through the Sounder and not the headphones!

Did you get your 850C professionally calibrated or do your own calibration after the initial startup?

Lastly, would you have gone for the 75" or are you happy with the 65"? I sit about 8' away from the TV. I am debating whether it is worth spending the extra $1200 for the bigger set (assuming that the price drops $500 in the next month).

Thanks so much in advance for any of your insights and apologize for the lengthy note.

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so I haven't seen any discussion lately on the blue blooming issues on some movies/content....

have the latest 65" sets corrected this issue? has anyone even tested for it? (see my sig for test clips). Or are people just living with it?

I'm mostly just curious, as it was the hot topic last year.
I still have this issue and it's annoying as hell

I want to return my for warranty and see what they will do about it, but I have so much to do right now that I can't be bothered with the TV so I'm just "living with it". But it does get on my nerves on some darker movies...
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just dropped by Best Buy over lunch to check out the 850C. I asked if they could switch it to normal cable so I could check it out and they said no. Sony gives them a USB with 4K content and they can only use that. Oh well.

How does normal cable look on the TV? I'm mainly worried about hockey as I watch a lot of don't want the DSE.
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When I start the 4K disc on the K8500, I get the message on the lower right corner of the TV saying there is no signal. It stays like that for 8-15 seconds and then the image comes back and I can play the movie. Sometimes it just stays there and I have to press Disc Menu or Home on the K8500 remote.

Is this normal? Thanks in advance
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Blafharrghflaaaaarrghhh.


Having issues getting my sound to output to my new Denon Avrx2200 w receiver. It is starting to drive me mad.

I've look in the FAQ sheet too and I cannot seem to find any form of solution no matter what. I hope I'm just being stupid.

I've tried both using ARC and an optical cable, the cable is what I used before I upgraded from a HTIAB.

Anybody got any help? It perhaps even have a Denon receiver that can offer advice?
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I have a quickquestion for good people in this forum. I am on my second 75" 850C. Thefirst one had very bad vertical banding and I got a replacement yesterday. Thenew TV has zero bending, but has considerable amount of clouding/light bleed, especiallyin the right bottom corner. Please see attached picture. I understand that it isvery unlikely to get a perfect TV, but what is the general consensus in regardto clouding/light bleed? Is the amount my TV has considered acceptable for this model? Or thisis excessive and needs to be replaced? I did try to fix it using the screen massaging technique,which was suggested on this forum, but it did not help.
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Sorry for the double post.

I just remembered that I left out a detail. It is definitely synching with the receiver as I can control the volume and such.

On the BRAVIA sync device list it shows:

Player 1- HDMI 4 - Connected - PS3
Audio system - HDMI 4 - (Blank) - AVR-X2200W.
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I have a quickquestion for good people in this forum. I am on my second 75" 850C. Thefirst one had very bad vertical banding and I got a replacement yesterday. Thenew TV has zero bending, but has considerable amount of clouding/light bleed, especiallyin the right bottom corner. Please see attached picture. I understand that it isvery unlikely to get a perfect TV, but what is the general consensus in regardto clouding/light bleed? Is the amount my TV has considered acceptable for this model? Or thisis excessive and needs to be replaced? I did try to fix it using the screen massaging technique,which was suggested on this forum, but it did not help.
What are your settings for: Brightness/Black Level/Contrast? Everything looks blown out in your pic...
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I've been through a number of exchanges for dead pixels and a couple had banding. Well one had lots of bands and the other had a dark line directly down center of tv. Most noticeable on soccer.

Right now the one I got has no uniformity or banding issues but has 1 small dead pixel about an inch from bottom of screen. Debating if I want to keep playing the exchange game.
Dead pixels seem pretty common in my experience. I don't know how many people actually check for them, but three quarters of the 850's that I've seen have had a dead or hot pixel.
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I don't know how many have seen this info, but pre-orders are up for the X850D line and they are $800 less than MSRP!

http://www.fudzilla.com/news/39990-s...-for-pre-order

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That's still $900 more than I paid for my 65" 850C last year, the week of Thanksgiving. I'd like to see some reviews of the 850D and see how it compares to the 850C. I wonder how much of a difference edge lighting will make. Since all 850D models are supposed to be Edge lit. While only the 55" 850C is Edge lit.

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I'm beginning to wonder very seriously if there may be something wrong either with my Sony 65" 850c or my Samsung 8500 4k Blu-ray player. Before calling Sony tech support, which isn't always so helpful, I thought I'd pose my concerns here and see if the readers in this forum who own both could offer opinions and advice.


I know these are both dark movies, but when I play either 'The Martian' or 'Maze Runner: Scorch Trials' the images are just too dark. During daylight scenes the actors are so dark that I can see almost no detail with them, and they look as if they're in silhouette. This is true for both the 4k and 1080p disc versions of both of these movies. With 4k the HDR process is certainly working, and it's bright enough, but everything around these bright scenes looks as if it's pure black. That prompted me to play the standard versions of these movies, and I had the same result. But what I found to be strange was that the regular Blu-ray version looked every bit as detailed as the 4k version of both of these movies.


I also had trouble playing a 3D title recently. When I used the 3D feature with the 8500 the first time, playing 'Exodus', the 3D effects, detail and brightness were superb. But just yesterday, when I played 'Life of Pi' in 3D it was very dark and grainy, nothing like I'd experienced on the Panasonic 3D player.


The above leads me to believe that either the Sony TV or the Samsung player are defective. Yes, I know that I can go into either menu and adjust this or that in the hope of getting a better picture, but I shouldn't have to do that to get acceptable display quality. If there are complicated settings to have to adjust, how many everyday people are going to know this?


For the record, I know that my 850c is having video and audio problems, and I'm in the process of providing Sony and the Better Business Bureau with photographs and documentation of these, in the hope of getting a replacement model. But the only video problem with the Sony is severe edge bleeding, and I don't think that's contributing to the problem I'm having when playing a disc with the Samsung 8500.


If anyone would like to offer their opinion and advice I'd appreciate it. I haven't even started my 15-day trial run with Best Buy yet, as all of my discs haven't yet been shipped to me, so if worse comes to worse, I can just return the Samsung and wait until next year to buy a Sony 4k player, when there will also be a wide selection of true 4k material.


Thanks for all help.
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What are your settings for: Brightness/Black Level/Contrast? Everything looks blown out in your pic...
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I have tried many settings suggested in this thread, but they were always too dark for me. My settings are:
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Picked up a 55 x850c about a month ago and this thread/forum has been full of helpful setup and tweaking info.

Anyway, something that happened the other day that I've not been able to figure out. After the most recent firmware update, I was playing around with picture settings as I've been known to do and I saw an option I've not seen since.

Normally I switch between my PC on HMDI1 and AndroidTV apps. I've got no other external sources hooked up to this TV other than a homemade antenna. So far my typical setup is PC in "Graphics" mode with most post-processing turned off since I sometimes play games and don't want the input lag. Also I use the PC for general couch web browsing so I like things to be crisp and clear like a big monitor. Other than some difficulty in getting full 10bit 4:4:4 color (even with a BlueJeans supposedly-the-first-officially-certified HDMI cable with adequate bandwidth) it's been fine. Sometimes I flip over to "standard" mode which I've set up with the settings I normally use for video. I also use this "standard" adjusted preset for apps/video.

Anyway, the day after I updated, I was watching something on my PC and went to mess with picture settings once again because dark areas seemed to be a bit too crushed/contrasty. No biggie. It was a compressed video and I don't expect the best but I don't mind tweaking a little on a case by case basis. I believe I had switched it over to my "standard" preset since that's more set up for video as opposed to general PC usage and under the brightness section, I had the option for "X-tended dynamic range".

I didn't think this was an option on this model and I had never seen it before. At first I wondered if it was triggered by the PC actually working properly and eking out just enough bandwidth over HDMI to finally open this option but when I went to the home screen and watched something in the Amazon app, it was still there.

At first I thought maybe it was something new in the update that I'd not read about but right around that time, I went to the tuner app to watch something and none of my EPG info was there. Then I started having trouble getting volume adjustments to work and figured I just needed to reboot.

Did the "hold power button" thing as usual, rebooted, and EPG, volume and everything else was working again. Except now I don't have the "X-tended dynamic range" option anymore. I've tried all the presets. I tried my PC as the source. I even fired up the same video on the PC. Nada. Just the usual enhanced contrast/enhanced black options I was used to.

I don't even know if this was a glitch after the update or if my PC just barely managed to do something it was supposed to be doing anyway (but has trouble doing over this HDMI cable). If it was a glitch, then no biggie. Just kinda amusing. If this is a mode that should show up when I'm hooked up to the PC and am sending "full RGB" or 4:4:4, then I'll need to try yet another HDMI cable despite finally shelling out for a higher end one when the Amazon ones all failed to even get me that far.

Sorry for the wall of text but this has been piquing my curiosity for a couple of days now. Feel free to point out where I missed some obvious bit of info that I should know by now
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Hi Aaronwt,

Tried to send this to you as a PM but as a new poster I am not allowed until I have 15 posts!

I see that you have exactly what I just purchased at Best Buy and will be delivered early next month. I delayed delivery in the event that BB drops the price on the 75" 850c as I purchased the 65" for $1800 but will not buy the 75", which is currently priced at $3500 until it drops $500 to $3000.

So far, how do you like the picture quality on your 850C for movies, network shows, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. in HD and 4K? I know plenty of those who posted on this site as well as Amazon have had some issues with banding. However, I am hoping that these issues were resolved with the latest round of manufacturing of the panels.

I currently have a 7 year old 52" Samsung HD television that is working perfectly. However, have always been a fan of Sony and wanted to upgrade in size and to the latest technology. Was really torn between the Samsung 65" 8500 and the Sony 65" 850C but the BB deal where I was able to get the HTNT3 for $400 with the 850C and free mounting was too good a deal to pass up. Also, read that the X1 processor is better at upscaling than the Samsung's quad processor. Apparently, the Samsung panels are brighter but the Sony panels are more life-like.

I am all Apple --iMacs, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV. So, hoping that the Android TV operating system is not too clunky and will work with my devices -obviously not as well as an Android device.

A key feature that also persuaded me to go with Sony was that the HTNT3 has Bluetooth transmission (most soundbars - including all of the Samsungs, only receive Bluetooth but do not transmit). I want this as I mostly listen to TV through headphones so I do not disturb my wife. I will be picking up the expensive ($400) Sony MDR1ABT wireless headphones that have LDAC so that I can utilize that high res code that is incorporated in the HTNT3. How do you like the HTNT3 so far for TV viewing? How about for streaming music? Of course, when my wife is out of the house, I will be listening through the Sounder and not the headphones!

Did you get your 850C professionally calibrated or do your own calibration after the initial startup?

Lastly, would you have gone for the 75" or are you happy with the 65"? I sit about 8' away from the TV. I am debating whether it is worth spending the extra $1200 for the bigger set (assuming that the price drops $500 in the next month).

Thanks so much in advance for any of your insights and apologize for the lengthy note.

In gratitude,

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I have been very pleased with my 850C. Of course I would rather have the 75" or the 940 series, but those cost much, much more. I've not had any banding issues. I've also been overall pleased with my NT3. But I only paid $400 for it since it was discounted with the Tv. I would have not paid $800 for it. I've only used BT with it to send music from a tablet to the NT3 and that worked very well. I have not tried going in the other direction. So I have no idea about sending music to headphones.

I have not done any calibrations on my set yet. I have the tools to do it but currently I'm using settings posted by Danabw. Which has a link, at the bottom of posts, to the spreadsheet.

If you sit eight feet away and you can swing the 75" set, I would say that would work out better. I'm typically sitting between 4' and 7' from my 65" 850C. Closer to 7' for 2K content. And closer to 4' for 4K and 3D content.

Of course I would love to replace my 82" DLP in my main setup with the 85" inch 850D. If it cost 70% less
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When I start the 4K disc on the K8500, I get the message on the lower right corner of the TV saying there is no signal. It stays like that for 8-15 seconds and then the image comes back and I can play the movie. Sometimes it just stays there and I have to press Disc Menu or Home on the K8500 remote.

Is this normal? Thanks in advance
I was getting this around 50% of the time, when I turned Deep color off, in the K8500 yesterday. But with deep color set to Auto, I don't have the issue.

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