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Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Sony HX750 vs. HX850?

Looking for a new set for my bedroom, don't know what I am going to buy yet. Thanks for the info. John
 

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HX850: 240HZ refresh with XR 960, deeper blacks, gorilla glass, better picture all around.


HX750: 240hz refresh with XR480, no gorilla glass, worse picture/worse 3d, $500+ less.


It really depends what your price range is, both TVs share the same internet connected options for content (netflix, amazon, huluplus, DLNA, sony videos etc etc.) But the HX850 will provide better picture quality, better black levels, better 3d and faster image processing due to it's higher motionflow "XR technology".


You might be better off with an HX820, since it's a 2011 it costs A LOT less but offers the same specs (and WAY better picture quality/black levels) then the hx750.



HX850:
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921666415300


HX750:
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921666415292
 

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Thanks for the help! I am going to look into the HX820. I have the HX929 out in the living room, this is going to be for the bedroom
 

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Originally Posted by brickyardz /forum/post/21932393


Thanks for the help! I am going to look into the HX820. I have the HX929 out in the living room, this is going to be for the bedroom

nice! None of these will compare to the 929, as i'm sure you are aware. HX750 > HX820 > HX850 in terms of picture quality, black levels and 3D. good luck!
 

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Let me ask you this, if I just wanted to get a 1080p set, no internet, no 3D, what would you pick? Thanks again. John
 

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I guess it would depend on how bright the room is and what i wanted to spend. As an example, i have a den and i don't really need anything spectacular in there, so i spent $300 on a 42 inch 1080p westinghouse. Works fine, I don't expect it to last forever but it's 1080p and i have my other TVs for the videophile in me.


You could go this route, or get something slightly more expensive. It also depends on how big you want it. If you watch sports on this TV, i would suggest at least 120hz as it's base refresh rate.


Sony has a 32/40/46 inch variant of their EX720 line that i found to be really good, awesome for sports. Just don't use the 3D on it. It also has all the internet apps that Sony offers which is nice. Prices should be 400-1000 depending on the size.


Sony has a newer TV (the EX640 series) which has no 3D but from what i've seen is a great little set. Looks like it comes in a few different sizes, but will cost more because it's a 2012 model.
 

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My bedroom is dark. Only time I am in there watching tv is right when I go to bed. Looking for something around 46". I'll take a look at the 720 and the 640. Thanks again.
 

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Originally Posted by Gregck /forum/post/21932765



Sony has a newer TV (the EX640 series) which has no 3D but from what i've seen is a great little set. Looks like it comes in a few different sizes, but will cost more because it's a 2012 model.

Seeing that tv next to the hx750, the 640 looked cleary better to me. Still hx820/850 would be the way to go, imo.
 

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HX-729 is better Tv set has all features that 820 has less gorilla glass i have

820 and 729 in my family both have same picture quality but looks 820 very

well.
 

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Originally Posted by Gregck  /t/1406475/sony-hx750-vs-hx850#post_21932374


HX850: 240HZ refresh with XR 960, deeper blacks, gorilla glass, better picture all around.



HX750: 240hz refresh with XR480, no gorilla glass, worse picture/worse 3d, $500+ less.



It really depends what your price range is, both TVs share the same internet connected options for content (netflix, amazon, huluplus, DLNA, sony videos etc etc.) But the HX850 will provide better picture quality, better black levels, better 3d and faster image processing due to it's higher motionflow "XR technology".



You might be better off with an HX820, since it's a 2011 it costs A LOT less but offers the same specs (and WAY better picture quality/black levels) then the hx750.




HX850:
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921666415300



HX750:
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921666415292

Wow what a ridiculous reply. Gorilla Glass as a plus over the 750? This isn't a cell phone. Granted if the room has zero windows and is dark as all get out, then Gorilla Glass can be noted as a "slick addition". Then again, if it's going in a bedroom, chances are the TV wont be seen by as many that would see the 929 in the living room. If money is no issue, then certainly get the higher model. But to think the 750 cant achieve black levels akin to the 850 just indicates a lack of trying (it took me 8 minutes to find the right settings for this). I have a 750 with black levels matching that of my 2011 820. Knowlegde is power folks.
 

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Hey Gator,


Feel like sharing your screen settings with me?



Just bought the 55" HX750 (couldn't justify the extra $500-$600 on the HX850) and am researching around at optimal settings.


Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by Jeff3002  /t/1406475/sony-hx750-vs-hx850#post_22264179


Hey Gator,

Feel like sharing your screen settings with me?


Just bought the 55" HX750 (couldn't justify the extra $500-$600 on the HX850) and am researching around at optimal settings.

Thanks!

Yeah, I would like to know this as well. I have serached around but have not found anything for this set. I don't like the settings Cnet posted for this set.
 

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If anyone wants the settings for the HX750, I've got them. They rock!

I went to my retailer and calibrated there floor models and they were blown away..

Drop me a note if someone wants them and I'll post them.

Happy viewing..
 

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Here ya go... These were given to me by a friend who calibrates these things.. The results are stunning!

Now I want feed back on what everyone thinks...(lol)... First off, go to CNN and if you can pause the picture during a scene when one of the anchors is speaking, that will help you see the results.

CNN's HD is among the best "live HD" programming. Ok here we go:

1. Go to menu and access Preferences, select scence setting and change it to "Cinema1 or 2" doesn't matter. (Don't freak out, it gets dark at first)

2. Backlight: max

2. Picture : max

3. Brightness: 50

4. Color: 60

5. Hue: 0

6. Color Temp: Cool

7. Sharpness: 82

8. Noise: off Mpeg: off Dot: off

9. Motion: Smooth

10. Cine: Auto1

ADVANCED MENU:

1. Black Corrector: High

2. Advanced Contrast: off

3. Gamma: +1

4. Auto Light: off

5.Clear white: High

6. Live color: off or low (depending on your taste)

7. White Balance: (adjust these only) Green gain -1 Red bia's +1 Green bia's -2 Blue bia's +1

8. Detail:high Edge: high


These settings will make your picture look the best it can.. Blacks are solid, no color bleeding, perfect brightness, no edge lighting issues, colors are realistic, flesh tone is on the money, etc... Now pop in a Blue Ray (Hunger games) and be prepared to be blown away. DON'T FORGET TO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
 

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UPDATE to my post:::

After going to the Preferences and changing the scene to Cinema 1 you then need to go picture setting and begin with your settings... I'm sure most of you probably realized that, just was making sure.
 

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Thanks an awful lot for the settings. At first they seemed a little too saturated, as far as the color setting went, but I kept yours on Cinema 2. I entered my settings on Cinema 1. I have Dish Network as a source, and did an a/b test...your settings beat mine! The only change I made was to go from COOL to Neutral. I got the 46HX750 as part of a settlement with Sony, and was the best of the three sets offered me. Unfortunately it is too small since it is replacing a 55" Samsung A950 LED. Which I gave to my son. Thanks again.
 

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Originally Posted by kgunn  /t/1406475/sony-hx750-vs-hx850#post_22337528


Here ya go... These were given to me by a friend who calibrates these things.. The results are stunning!

Now I want feed back on what everyone thinks...(lol)... First off, go to CNN and if you can pause the picture during a scene when one of the anchors is speaking, that will help you see the results.

CNN's HD is among the best "live HD" programming. Ok here we go:

1. Go to menu and access Preferences, select scence setting and change it to "Cinema1 or 2" doesn't matter. (Don't freak out, it gets dark at first)

2. Backlight: max

2. Picture : max

3. Brightness: 50

4. Color: 60

5. Hue: 0

6. Color Temp: Cool

7. Sharpness: 82

8. Noise: off Mpeg: off Dot: off

9. Motion: Smooth

10. Cine: Auto1

ADVANCED MENU:

1. Black Corrector: High

2. Advanced Contrast: off

3. Gamma: +1

4. Auto Light: off

5.Clear white: High

6. Live color: off or low (depending on your taste)

7. White Balance: (adjust these only) Green gain -1 Red bia's +1 Green bia's -2 Blue bia's +1

8. Detail:high Edge: high

These settings will make your picture look the best it can.. Blacks are solid, no color bleeding, perfect brightness, no edge lighting issues, colors are realistic, flesh tone is on the money, etc... Now pop in a Blue Ray (Hunger games) and be prepared to be blown away. DON'T FORGET TO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!

I dunno man, this may have looked outstanding in a show room floor setting, or even a living room with lots of windows or lighting. But in my Dank dark cave this was almost blinding haha


Thanks for the settings though! I'm always willing to give a different set up a go!
 

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Gatorboi,

These settings aren't for Vampires my friend..(lol)... They represent real life/real time viewing... Glad you liked the settings Jcord51... We all need to get used to more acurate/vivid colors from TV's of today.

At the end of the day its what someones own individual preference is that ultimitley decides what looks best..

The settings I give are close to what you would see if you were actually watching the scene live in person.
 
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