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I'm just waiting for my 930c to ship from Sony =(

Better last me 5 times longer than the last one.
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That's right - let's keep things in perspective guys!
And how about that turntable and the Teac 450 Cassette deck? Now we're talkin!

I did get the labels taken off. But still haven't shoved the right picture over. Got the right speaker twisted back into position though.
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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.
You'd need to add the Sony sub to really make the most of the speakers
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And how about that turntable and the Teac 450 Cassette deck? Now we're talkin!

I did get the labels taken off. But still haven't shoved the right picture over. Got the right speaker twisted back into position though.
That thing is begging to be wall mounted.
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I'm just waiting for my 930c to ship from Sony =(

Better last me 5 times longer than the last one.
Did the last one quit because it wanted to or because you wanted it to?
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You'd need to add the Sony sub to really make the most of the speakers
True. There is no lows. Perhaps mids and highs are OK. I just don't know yet.
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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.
There are treble and bass adjustments. The Sony wireless subwoofer helps a lot.

I see that you have a separate sub. Try patching your sub to the headphone output jack on the TV then give your opinion of the speakers and sub compared to regular TV speakers.
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That thing is begging to be wall mounted.
It could be. The connections on the rear of the TV are such that you don't see them from the side of the TV. Rather, you have to get behind the TV. And the way my cabinet and speakers are crammed, it is really inconvenient to get back there. The 'upper' wall where the TV would mount is actually a step back behind the lower part of the wall.
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I'm just waiting for my 930c to ship from Sony =(

Better last me 5 times longer than the last one.
What happened to your last 930C? Mine arrived damaged during shipping and I rejected delivery. Sony processed the refund today.
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There are treble and bass adjustments. The Sony wireless subwoofer helps a lot.

I see that you have a separate sub. Try patching your sub to the headphone output jack on the TV then give your opinion of the speakers and sub compared to regular TV speakers.
Yes. That will probably be fine. That sub is pretty large (I can shake the neighbor's house - but don't tell them its me). I imagine a small sub would work well for the 'normal' person with TV speakers like these.
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It could be. The connections on the rear of the TV are such that you don't see them from the side of the TV. Rather, you have to get behind the TV. And the way my cabinet and speakers are crammed, it is really inconvenient to get back there. The 'upper' wall where the TV would mount is actually a step back behind the lower part of the wall.
I got a fully articulating mount for just that purpose. The ability to pull it forward and access the wiring behind without taking the TV off the wall.

Of course, I haven't actually bought the TV yet so the mount is just sitting in the box mocking me.
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Did the last one quit because it wanted to or because you wanted it to?
I wish I had a choice...

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What happened to your last 930C? Mine arrived damaged during shipping and I rejected delivery. Sony processed the refund today.
I was referring to the 850A that I bought last year, it literately lasted me one year when it started showing problems. I don't expect too many problems, the Sony warehouse is somewhat local to me. I ordered it on the 15th, Sony picked up my 850A on May 5th, I need to replace the whole it's left.

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I was referring to the 850A that I bought last year, it literately lasted me one year when it started showing problems. I don't expect too many problems, the Sony warehouse is somewhat local to me. I ordered it on the 15th, Sony picked up my 850A on May 5th, I need to replace the whole it's left.


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oh man. That's horrible!
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I got a fully articulating mount for just that purpose. The ability to pull it forward and access the wiring behind without taking the TV off the wall.

Of course, I haven't actually bought the TV yet so the mount is just sitting in the box mocking me.

Does it have the strength to support that much weight some distance from the wall? I feel that if the mount was secured to the wall sufficiently, the TV would cause the studs to snap.
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I wish I had a choice...



I was referring to the 850A that I bought last year, it literately lasted me one year when it started showing problems. I don't expect too many problems, the Sony warehouse is somewhat local to me. I ordered it on the 15th, Sony picked up my 850A on May 5th, I need to replace the whole it's left.

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The 850A was a nice TV. Better than the 850B and 850C. They never should have dumped local dimming. I'm going to miss mine. (For like a minute until the 930 and 940C get here) then my 900B will be treated like a step child.
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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.
They really don't. I'm surprised too. My monitor audio soundbar absolutely murders the x940C's built in sound, but that soundbar was also like $1500 or something so it's nothing to sneeze at. That said, x940c has the best built in TV speaker sound I've heard, but that isn't saying a whole lot.

True story: I'm watching American Sniper on bluray with my non av snob girlfriend on the new x940c. After about 15 minutes she says "can we go up stairs and watch this on the OLED". I'm afraid this 940C is going to have to go back if it can't even impress her :/

Also had audio sync issues from my Oppo, didn't notice it from the built in Vudu app.

Well crap. Now what? I'm going to have to go OLED I guess. Either get the 65 or go balls out and get the 77? I had high hopes for this Sony too.
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The 850A was a nice TV. Better than the 850B and 850C. They never should have dumped local dimming. I'm going to miss mine. (For like a minute until the 930 and 940C get here) then my 900B will be treated like a step child.
If the pq on this 940c looks as good as the picture on the 900B I saw the night I decided to get this TV, I will be truly pleased. You treat that 900b with respect Carlos!
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True story: I'm watching American Sniper on bluray with my non av snob girlfriend on the new x940c. After about 15 minutes she says "can we go up stairs and watch this on the OLED". I'm afraid this 940C is going to have to go back if it can't even impress her :/
She said that not because of the sound but because of the picture quality? That is disappointing. Do you think the OLED is that much better than the 940c?
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They really don't. I'm surprised too. My monitor audio soundbar absolutely murders the x940C's built in sound, but that soundbar was also like $1500 or something so it's nothing to sneeze at. That said, x940c has the best built in TV speaker sound I've heard, but that isn't saying a whole lot.

True story: I'm watching American Sniper on bluray with my non av snob girlfriend on the new x940c. After about 15 minutes she says "can we go up stairs and watch this on the OLED". I'm afraid this 940C is going to have to go back if it can't even impress her :/

Also had audio sync issues from my Oppo, didn't notice it from the built in Vudu app.

Well crap. Now what? I'm going to have to go OLED I guess. Either get the 65 or go balls out and get the 77? I had high hopes for this Sony too.
Hey, maybe she just wants you to go upstairs with her...
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Hey, maybe she just wants you to go upstairs with her...
Or maybe we could hope that Sniper was just too graphic for her and she preferred not to see the detail the Sony displayed (??) e.g. The reds were just too true to life.
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Or maybe we could hope that Sniper was just too graphic for her and she preferred not to see the detail the Sony displayed (??) e.g. The reds were just too true to life.
Lol, the things you guys come up with, good one.

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So the unnoffical count of zones is 112? that would make more sense when he said Similar zone counting the 950 is 135 . My gut still says its 15 x 8 giving it an even zone to pixel count. but hey 112 is more satisfying sounding than 84 or 78 lol

other than being spoiled by oled blacks. how do people feel this tv does with black levels are they pretty deep? how about motion? i know i was very disappointed when i played with the js9500 and was hoping better from sony


oh and frank lol the picture would prolly be more desirable if the screen waasnt touching the cieling LOL
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True. There is no lows. Perhaps mids and highs are OK. I just don't know yet.
Almost every TV will have separate B /T / M, you'll find it. I usually go T + 5 steps, M - 2, B + 3.


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Ps would zone counting be thrown off if the zones were STAGGERED :P
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They really don't. I'm surprised too. My monitor audio soundbar absolutely murders the x940C's built in sound, but that soundbar was also like $1500 or something so it's nothing to sneeze at. That said, x940c has the best built in TV speaker sound I've heard, but that isn't saying a whole lot.
Maybe not the right place, but since you bring it up, how do those soundbars do at approximating real surround sound? I know they supposedly use algorithms to make it sound like you have speakers behind you, but I've always been skeptical about that.

Right now I have an Infinity Modulus 5.1 system, though I did buy a couple of extra Infinity MS-1 sats (that match the other 5) to turn it into 7.1, I've just never been bothered to mount those extra two at the very back of the room.

Since my next TV purchase will move me from a RPTV I'm going to need to buy some speaker stands I think, so maybe I'll just buy four and stick the extra rears on stands as well. Right now I have my center channel and L/R sitting on top of the TV cabinet with the rear channels wall-mounted on either side of the sofa.
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OK FINE. I'll tell you what. You talk to my wife and tell her we need to raise the basement ceiling by a foot or so. Today I told her I ... no "WE" now need a new AVR because of this TV. Don't worry: She'll just take it stride. Actually, there is about 6" of clearance left. Probably enough for an 85" in a couple of years or so.

I actually watched the 940c a little tonight. Just HD network stuff. Blacks are as black as black can be. Colors are rich. I thought my 4 year old 58" Samsung plasma had a nice picture. Nothing like this. I haven't looked at any of the 4k demo stuff yet nor have I counted zones. I haven't noticed any strange motion stuff. But I still need to do a lot more analysis. I finally fished all the right HDMI cables through the cabinet and may have things connected now. First thing I noticed was the actors' blemishes and stuff like that. Nothing new for you guys, but impressive to me.
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OK FINE. I'll tell you what. You talk to my wife and tell her we need to raise the basement ceiling by a foot or so. Today I told her I ... no "WE" now need a new AVR because of this TV. Don't worry: She'll just take it stride. Actually, there is about 6" of clearance left. Probably enough for an 85" in a couple of years or so.

I actually watched the 940c a little tonight. Just HD network stuff. Blacks are as black as black can be. Colors are rich. I thought my 4 year old 58" Samsung plasma had a nice picture. Nothing like this. I haven't looked at any of the 4k demo stuff yet nor have I counted zones. I haven't noticed any strange motion stuff. But I still need to do a lot more analysis. I finally fished all the right HDMI cables through the cabinet and may have things connected now. First thing I noticed was the actors' blemishes and stuff like that. Nothing new for you guys, but impressive to me.
lol i was just gonna suggest a new cabinet
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lol i was just gonna suggest a new cabinet
oh. Nevermind.

she'll be relieved.

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she'll be relieved.

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just seemed awfully high like u had to snap your neck back to view it. lol
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