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This is the longest firmware update in the history of firmware updates.. has to be 45 minutes already... finished downloading in 5.

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This is the longest firmware update in the history of firmware updates.. has to be 45 minutes already... finished downloading in 5.
Mine was almost an hour. Thought the TV was stuck.
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A user over on 850C forums had Kodi up and running on his set awesome news . I also saw another user runnin SNES emulator playing Mario Kart. This set has full android no restrictions or bastardized version and thats awesome !!!
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Just curious. Why buy a tv with speakers when u have speakers already?


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Packaging (Approx.) : Carton dimensions: 81 3/8 x 43 1/2 x 10 in (2067 x 1104 x 253 mm)

Carton weight: 152.0 lbs (69.0 kg)

Dimensions (Approx.) : TV only: 76 x 39 1/8 x 4 3/8(2 3/8) in (1929 x 991 x 110(60) mm) TV with stand: 76 x 41(41 3/8) x 12 3/4 in (1929 x 1041(1048) x 322 mm)

Weight (Approx.) : TV only: 123.4 lbs (56 kg)

TV with stand: 125.2 lbs (56.8 Kg)
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Those of you with the X940C. If you can get your room pitch black can you give us a 2nd opinion on the zone count?
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Just curious. Why buy a tv with speakers when u have speakers already?
Kind of a silly question but I'll answer it. Because I wanted the best picture and largest size for an excellent price. If they made a x950c in 75 inch and HDR capabilities and no lame ass speakers I would have got that.
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Kind of a silly question but I'll answer it. Because I wanted the best picture and largest size for an excellent price. If they made a x950c in 75 inch and HDR capabilities and no lame ass speakers I would have got that.
I happen to love the lame ass speakers.
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I have to give it to Sony CS. They took care of the X930C return/refund very fast. The TV returned to Sony this morning and I got an email confirming the refund this afternoon. They did not offer a replacement for the 930C that arrived damaged and I did not have to fight with them to get the refund.
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I happen to love the lame ass speakers.
Cool. I'm sure they are great.
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A user over on 850C forums had Kodi up and running on his set awesome news . I also saw another user runnin SNES emulator playing Mario Kart. This set has full android no restrictions or bastardized version and thats awesome !!!
How do we get Kodi? It showed up available for my 850C the first day I had it but I couldn't download it.
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Alright I'm counting zones, It's 14 across. The vertical is giving me trouble. It could be 6, it could be 7. Let me play back the video a few more times.

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Alright I'm counting zones, It's 14 across. The down is giving me trouble. It could be 6, it could be 7. Let me play back the video a few more times.
I was having the same issue. Looks like I was pretty close.
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Alright I'm counting zones, It's 14 across. The down is giving me trouble. It could be 6, it could be 7. Let me play back the video a few more times.

that is the same number of zones the 1st guy counted!!

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Ok I've watched the video at least 20 times now. I'm going with 14 by 8. I've played with all the settings as far as dimming and dynamic range. I didn't realize counting the zones would be as challenging as it is. I'm certain about the 14 across. It's the vertical number that is giving me trouble. I'm going with 112 zones.

I'll run it again tonight when its super dark in my basement.
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Take your 940C apart and count the zones so we can have an accurate count.
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Take your 940C apart and count the zones so we can have an accurate count.
While you are in there please take a picture of every chip
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Ok I've watched the video at least 20 times now. I'm going with 14 by 8. I've played with all the settings as far as dimming and dynamic range. I didn't realize counting the zones would be as challenging as it is. I'm certain about the 14 across. It's the down number that is giving me trouble. I'm going with 112 zones.

I'll run it again tonight when its super dark in my basement.
I've tried counting several times, but I'm not confident with my search. Since you've tried 20 times now, it seems you are in the same boat.

Would you tell me what settings you find to be most favorable for the count and what you have learned to look for? It seems I see the area around the square 'cloud' perhaps. It might be better in darkness.
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I've tried counting several times, but I'm not confident with my search. Since you've tried 20 times now, it seems you are in the same boat.

Would you tell me what settings you find to be most favorable for the count and what you have learned to look for? It seems I see the area around the square 'cloud' perhaps. It might be better in darkness.
Well I did mine with standard mode and cinema home with the black level up to 47 and brightness to 45-50 and also did it in the dark to get my count.
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So far I've only watched content on the x940C via Vudu, as I still need to hook up my blu-ray player and Tivo. I bought American Sniper on Blu-Ray when I picked up the TV and will give it a go tonight,

My first impression, I'm not blown away like I was when I got the LG EC9300. Yeah the local dimming works, on moving content. On splash screens it appears to have no effect, same when a screen saver is running. I always love watching the little Vudu logo bounce around on my pitch black OLED. How big of a deal is that really? To most people it wouldn't be a big deal at all, but to an OLED owner it likely will be (and is for me) an annoyance.

The speakers do bug me, but not in the way I thought they would. I thought I'd see reflections in them. I don't, it just looks like my TV has black bars on the right and left. It doesn't feel as immersive as when the screen goes all the way to the edge. The sound is decent, but nothing great. I have to crank it to 90 to hear "The Hobbit" (I'm 8 feet away) which I watched for a ten minutes or so via Vudu. I cant imagine someone owning a set like this and using the built in speakers, unless you live in an apartment and need to keep the sound levels low. The eye zoom sequence of the lion during the MGM intro makes good use of the FALD. I'll post an update tomorrow once I watch some blu-ray content tonight.

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I'm still going to wait for the update to see what I think then. So at this point yes, I'm still considering sending it back.

I have the same blacks issue with my sony bravia too its pretty old and ever since i bought the 65" it has been fine, but please tell me what you do with the tv for the blacks issue.


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Well I did mine with standard mode and cinema home with the black level up to 47 and brightness to 45-50 and also did it in the dark to get my count.
Thanks. I'll wait another 5 hours and give it a shot.

And what did you see that seemed to represent a 'zone'?
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Ok I've watched the video at least 20 times now. I'm going with 14 by 8.
That would make them fairly close to square I think. I am not sure that really means anything though.
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Thanks. I'll wait another 5 hours and give it a shot.

And what did you see that seemed to represent a 'zone'?
No problem. I seen like bloom, dim, bloom,dim. That's the best way to put it.

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I just turned everything off except local dimming and set local dimming to high. It seem to be the best. Also played with the black level setting for an hour or 2 on tons of different sources.
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Just curious. Why buy a tv with speakers when u have speakers already?
Because Sony doesn't offer this set without speakers. Trust me, many of us would love a set with Nano Crystals, HDR and FALD without speakers or a curve and under 8k. No TV exists like that.

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It looks like Sony is starting to ship the X940C from the website. It's showing as ships in 1-2 days.

As anyone received a ship notice or has your order status changed to preparing to ship?
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Because Sony doesn't offer this set without speakers. Trust me, many of us would love a set with Nano Crystals, HDR and FALD without speakers or a curve and under 8k. No TV exists like that.
Well, there's the Panasonic CX850 that should be hitting shelves within the next month, but that only goes up to 65" (and no nanocrystals, but it does have doped phosphors and a 3D color LUT for the same effect, and Panasonic is claiming 98% DCI P3 color space), but again, only up to 65".
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The sound is decent, but nothing great. I have to crank it to 90 to hear "The Hobbit" (I'm 8 feet away) which I watched for a ten minutes or so via Vudu. I cant imagine someone owning a set like this and using the built in speakers, unless you live in an apartment and need to keep the sound levels low. The eye zoom sequence of the lion during the MGM intro makes good use of the FALD. I'll post an update tomorrow once I watch some blu-ray content tonight.
While I never intended to use the speakers, I am using them now since my HDMI cables are not long enough to do what I need. I really thought they would sound pretty good. But they really don't offer much at all.
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While I never intended to use the speakers, I am using them now since my HDMI cables are not long enough to do what I need. I really thought they would sound pretty good. But they really don't offer much at all.
Compared to these? Of course not!

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That's right - let's keep things in perspective guys!
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Compared to these? Of course not!
Dynaudios do sound good

But just comparing the sound the TV speakers produce compared to your everyday "put speakers on the TV because you have to" kind of speakers. I was expecting more. In a couple of days when you get yours, you tell me what you think. Of course, to be fair, I haven't even found the treble or bass adjustments - if there are such things. I just haven't been able to do anything with it since the kids took the remote from me.
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