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Sony Bravia HX923 TV Thread - Part 5

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Curly99, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Curly99

    Curly99 Moderator

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    This thread is a continuation of the part 4 thread that can be found here:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1539745-sony-bravia-hx923-tv-thread-part-4-a.html

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  2. Jasonjo

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    I would have done more testing and had more feedback if 3D would have gone through the edge properly :(

    Good luck and hope it improves your input as the TV certainly loves to show off with good content :)
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    Just had a good read...a pretty good review overall. This is one of my favourite quotes:

    There’s absolutely no doubt that the HX923, at its best, produces images with exceptional clarity with a real stand out quality. We’re not sure if Sony has some dynamic contrast tricks up their sleeves with the X Reality Pro processing but we were extremely impressed with the depth of image it can produce. Backed up with extremely decent black levels, excellent greyscale and colour reproduction and the HX923 delivered some of the best HD pictures we’ve seen of late.


    However, I am curious if DSE is a bit like the creases and varies from set to set? It seems pretty insignificant on my set, but that could just be me not really noticing it??? :confused:

    Do you guys notice it a lot? Is it something that has to be pointed out to see it and then you see it all the time?

    Cheers

    JJ
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    Dse is quite noticeable on my set , i think the right settings can improve this but football is particulary bad.
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    I don't tend to watch much sport, so maybe why it hasn't really been an issue for me...or maybe I have just stumbled across some good picture settings ;)
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    Am getting a new tv within the next 2 weeks and I had narrowed it down to 2 sets, either the Sony 55hx923 or the samsung 55d8000.....having just read that review (albeit on the 46"), my decision has now been made. Good times!!!!
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    Could you share your settings or point me in the right direction of good settings as I should get my 923 next week :)
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    Good choice I've had 4 55D8000 terrible terrible picture issues, maybe you could live with one fault but each set has DSE, banding, clouding, flash lighting, light bleed, juddering light strips at the top & bottom of the screen. If my Sony has DSE & it's not to bad to me that's way better than having 4 or 5 faults. Tomorrow it's by by Samsung and next week hello Sony.
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    Yeah having read all the problems that can come with the d8000 it's the Sony all the way for me, the review just guaranteed that. I know the Sony will most likely not be fault free (unless I'm lucky) but I probably won't notice them anyway. Anythings a step up from my 5yr old samsung le46f71b, although it has served me well.
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    In the HX923 settings thread ;)
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    Motion flow off or on , i think i know the answer now ;)
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    Motionflow - I like it for sky but not sure for blu ray
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    Thanks ;)
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    Has anyone seriously compared the 923 and the 823? played with both etc.. as its some price difference between the two.
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    The 823 is for wimps :)

    Sorry Aaron!!!!! ;)
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    Ouch :(:laugh:
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    Its ok i am happy with it. :thumbsup:

    Especially for the £1049 i paid. :smashin:;)

    Aaron
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    Just to reiterate romerojpg's question above, is the 923 worth the extra money over the 823? I'm going to pick up one of these next weekend but if the 923 is only slightly better then I'll get the 823.
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    The AVF review does make quite a few comparisions between the HX823 and the HX923 - you can also read both AVF reviews separately and then compare...

    I guess it also comes down to which technology you can live with edge lit or full back lit; each has pros/cons and ideally you need to look at both to determine what you can live with
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    For those considering the Sony TVs I would suggest avoiding Sony Centre they are going into administration faster than the speed of light or should I say neutrinos. :D

    DSE it is quite visible if you watch sports, natural documentaries or any film or program that have pan scenes. Earthflight is a good example of these sort of problems.
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    I dunno about a serious comparison, but after having a quick look at the 823 and 923 I went for the former. The blacks are terrific on the 823 so I don't need the extra dimming gubbins of the 923, nor do I need Motionflow 800 because I don't use any of that processing malarkey anyway.

    There is a bit of DSE on my 55HX823, but it's very slight. Watched the Palace match yesterday and I can't say that the DSE was intrusive at all.

    I'm still a bit puzzled as to what the 'crease' problem is, though. Does anyone have a picture so I can see what it actually looks like?
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    I used the Spears and Munsil calibration disk in a totally dark room for my settings and they turned out similar to yours. I had a trouble deciding on the contrast setting as even on Max I could see the white bars. The colour and hue settings didn't change at all. Still not got around to calibrating for daytime conditions. 
    I had another go last night, but I've decided to stick with my "cloudy daytime with curtains closed" settings. With a dark room only lit with an 8 watt bulb attached to the rear of the tv, I found the light bouncing off the screen interfering with my view of the patterns.

    Regarding the contrast, I don't have problems achieving the target required, but I do switch local dimming off for the calibration. Also,as a quick fix, I increase the backlight for daytime viewing if needed.

    Colour and hue are the same as yours, it'll be interesting when I can use this Spyder4, providing I can get my head around it haha.


    Vince
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    man im having no luck Sony have sent me 3 replacement hx923s all june builds two went back 1 because it was damaged,second one had a big green band.
    recieved my current one a week ago,a few days after having it 5 dead pixels have shown up 3 close together in middle of screen and two others else where.It has a loverly crease on left side visable from 8 foot away,and to rub salt in wounds has severe banding on right side of screen,this one is going back to.

    Sony have been good to me,but theyve got the hump now as i keep returning them and i was right to on all occasions.I know no tv is perfect,but i keep getting sent ones with major faults on them.Got a battle on my hands now getting this one changed,but the dead pixels alone is a no no.
    I suppose my question is if these pixels all appeared with in same time does that mean more will die out and the panel will get worse thanks in advance
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    Cool, That was a little late, was it not? :smashin:
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    Got mine last week and the cash back . happy days..
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    I sent it off on the 15th of December.


    How long did the cash back take to turn up?
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    ditto mate hence I gave up.

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