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Old 10-29-2011, 07:53 PM   #21
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Now that I have has my set a few days, this thing is absolutely stunning. The 65" HX929 was just released, I am going to see if I might be able to exchange the 55" for the 65". If the 65" was available when I was doing this, I would have picked the 65". If I can't exchange it, I am still a very happy camper.Well, no luck trying to exchange the 55" for the 65". They told me that these were limited supply and that they are for people who had issues with the 70" XBR1. Not a problem at all, 55 is all set up and looking fantastic!
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:55 PM   #22
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Just got back from the Sony store bought the 65" HX929 super excited about this should have it sometime this week! They had one in the store it's the best looking tv I have ever seen!
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:37 PM   #23
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Ok guys,

I am looking at the Sony 55hx929 and Panasonic 55vt30. I am torn between the 2 of them. My local stores don't have both to compare side by side I have to go from one store then to the other store. Set me in the right direction by helping me decide. Thanks for your help in advance
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:48 PM   #24
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Ok guys,

I am looking at the Sony 55hx929 and Panasonic 55vt30. I am torn between the 2 of them. My local stores don't have both to compare side by side I have to go from one store then to the other store. Set me in the right direction by helping me decide. Thanks for your help in advance
I debated the same thing for a long time. I wound up with the Sony. But ask yourself the following questions:
1. Do I watch more TV or more movies? If more TV, Sony; if more movies Panny.
2. Do I like bright, contrasty images or warmer images? If bright, Sony; if warmer, Panny.
3. Is burn-in a big concern to me? If yes, Sony, if not Panny.
4. Is price an issue? If no Sony, if yes Panny.
5. How much do I care about black levels? If a lot, Panny; if not a major concern Sony.
6. How much do I care about fluctuating black levels? If a lot, Sony; if not a major concern Panny.
7. If I get a set with a screen defect, I'm going to freak out. If yes, Panny; if no Sony.
8. Do I care if the set emits a "whine"? If yes, Sony, if no Panny.


Comparing them in a store is useless anyway because they're both going to be in "Store blast" mode with the brightness and contrast turned way up. Both sets are great sets, but neither match Pioneer Kuro levels of PQ. I originally thought I would get the Panny, but after seeing both on numerous occassions, the Panny picture left me a bit cold (although it's probably more accurate). I think anyone would be happy with either TV as long as they didn't get a defective model.

Now is certainly the time to buy because as we approach year-end prices are dropping. Check prices because you'll be amazed how discounted these sets are from the right dealers.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:42 PM   #25
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I debated the same thing for a long time. I wound up with the Sony. But ask yourself the following questions:
1. Do I watch more TV or more movies? If more TV, Sony; if more movies Panny.
2. Do I like bright, contrasty images or warmer images? If bright, Sony; if warmer, Panny.
3. Is burn-in a big concern to me? If yes, Sony, if not Panny.
4. Is price an issue? If no Sony, if yes Panny.
5. How much do I care about black levels? If a lot, Panny; if not a major concern Sony.
6. How much do I care about fluctuating black levels? If a lot, Sony; if not a major concern Panny.
7. If I get a set with a screen defect, I'm going to freak out. If yes, Panny; if no Sony.
8. Do I care if the set emits a "whine"? If yes, Sony, if no Panny.


Comparing them in a store is useless anyway because they're both going to be in "Store blast" mode with the brightness and contrast turned way up. Both sets are great sets, but neither match Pioneer Kuro levels of PQ. I originally thought I would get the Panny, but after seeing both on numerous occassions, the Panny picture left me a bit cold (although it's probably more accurate). I think anyone would be happy with either TV as long as they didn't get a defective model.

Now is certainly the time to buy because as we approach year-end prices are dropping. Check prices because you'll be amazed how discounted these sets are from the right dealers.
My needs are mainly College Football, College Basketball and regular shows on Directv and last but not least occasional movies for wife and I. This tv will be in family room so kids will be watching Nick and shows like that.

PS thanks for the reply, the lowest I have found the 55hx929 is $2389 anybody else know of any lower let me know PLEASE
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:36 PM   #26
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I had my 55" HX929 calibrated by Chad B yesterday. I thought my picture looked good before,after he was finished I was amazed! This is the first time I ever had a television calibrated, and it will not be my last. If you have been thinking about getting a calibration done, go ahead, you will not be disappointed.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #27
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I had my 55" HX929 calibrated by Chad B yesterday. I thought my picture looked good before,after he was finished I was amazed! This is the first time I ever had a television calibrated, and it will not be my last. If you have been thinking about getting a calibration done, go ahead, you will not be disappointed.
Did you take some pics yet? I'd like to see your setup.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:09 AM   #28
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #29
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I had my 55" HX929 calibrated by Chad B yesterday. I thought my picture looked good before,after he was finished I was amazed! This is the first time I ever had a television calibrated, and it will not be my last. If you have been thinking about getting a calibration done, go ahead, you will not be disappointed.
I bought that TV two months ago, and I believe that I should be getting a better picture, who's is this guys that calibrated your, is that a company or something ? How much did you pay?
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:40 AM   #30
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I bought that TV two months ago, and I believe that I should be getting a better picture, who's is this guys that calibrated your, is that a company or something ? How much did you pay?
Just sent you a pm with Chad's info
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #31
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Just sent you a pm with Chad's info
I am thinking about getting my TV calibrated as well. Can you send me the info as well?
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #32
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I am thinking about getting my TV calibrated as well. Can you send me the info as well?
Sure will,check your pm
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:36 AM   #33
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Chad B also has a web site at http://hdtvbychadb.com/
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #34
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I still have the XBR2..loved theTV but I am going to get the XBR929..CAN'T WAIT
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #35
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joebp415, you'll love the HX929.I had the XBR1 and thought that picture looked great. The HX929 blows it away.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:32 AM   #36
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I think you are right..Cnet says its the best LED tv they tested...Really looking forward to getting it
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:11 PM   #37
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Can anyone confirm that there's no blooming with the HX929? I have a 2010 Samsung LN52A750, which was one of the better TVs in its price range. But there's slight bloom/bleed in one of the corners. Is the HX929 susceptible to this??
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:38 AM   #38
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What's a good price on this tv? Strongly considering getting this one at the start of CFB season.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:40 AM   #39
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I think you are right..Cnet says its the best LED tv they tested...Really looking forward to getting it
I have an XBR6 or 8 in the bedroom. Forget the model. I wasn't going to look at another Sony but this tv interest me.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #40
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What's a good price on this tv? Strongly considering getting this one at the start of CFB season.
You may want to consider getting one sooner. Sony is going to start fixing the price of all their XBR tvs starting after April 1st. Essentially, authorized resellers will not be able to lower the price of the tv below the Sony fixed rate.

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