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Wait for a KDL-HX853 later this year, or buy an HX-723 now?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by cfleck, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. mojo1080

    mojo1080 Member

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    The stand for the 853 looked really high class like it was part of the B&O family . Being a really long slab of silver metal that the tv slides back into giving the tv a slight angle ( similar to a Panasonic D28 led if you can remember them )

    The thickness looked pretty standard also , nothing to write home about here . It looked the same as the other ones
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  2. sammy20v

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    :thumbsup: although it all remains to be seen.

    Also I know its only one screen but was there any sign of the dreaded crease, I dont believe for one min that they are stupid enough to carry this into this years line up, but you never know.
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  3. hideos trait

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    you're right in that you would have to lose approx 1cm all round,i used it on full pixel 1080p obviously by switching screen status to normal & it worked,in a sony centre,but i admit i spent approx 20 or so mins,as i was in the market at the time,but please correct me if im wrong.Also ive heard the crease was mostly on lefthand side of screen,but the crease i seen was on right side of panel?? sorry fr late reply.
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  4. HaRd2BeAr

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    On my panel it is on all four sides, i believe it can be left, right, top or bottom, i must have been lucky to get it on all four sides. :rolleyes::laugh:

    Aaron
  5. hideos trait

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    well it was a Q.C issue & i would say the person(s) in charge will never have anything to do with fitting a sheet of gorilla glass on a sony tv again.Some had the crease,some hadn't, but a silly outcome on an expensive highend panel.The hx920 is still sony's flagship tv but i doubt 2012s hx850 will have any affliction.Practice makes perfect as they say.I would say they are looking at an improved hx800 as it was their golden egg along with the hx900 but that was full array LED & verry expensive .
  6. hideos trait

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    So it really made no difference to you except slightly smaller screen??nice break,but in all fairness you should have a full size screen for such a top tv.Aaron have you any experience with any of sonys recent ES AVRs?i used to buy sony recievers but changed to pioneer after i got a bargain from RS,but im looking to possibly upgrade...
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  7. HaRd2BeAr

    HaRd2BeAr Active Member

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    To be honest with Display are set to Full pixel, most programs don't fill the screen and reveal the Crease issue anyway.

    Not the point i know but i am lousy at returning things and got nervous enough waiting for this tv to arrive and i couldn't face it again. So i just have to ignore it.

    Sorry not sure what you mean by ES AVRs? do you mean 5.1 Theater kit?

    Aaron
  8. hideos trait

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    my bad,this op said to another "if you need to know anything sony,talk to xxxxxxxxx,could have sworn it was your user name.Really sorry mate good luck with your new tv .;)
  9. HaRd2BeAr

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    No worries,

    I do own a Sony 5.1 one box system with built in blu ray player which i love, but guessing you are after something more high end?

    Thanks i am enjoying the Sony, i do wish it didn't have the crease at all but such is life and at least other than slight banding i have no pixel defects or other issues.

    Take care,

    Aaron
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  10. JH4

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    I always use the Full Pixel setting. It's essential for feeding a 1080p PC signal in, via HDMI, to get the full screen info, and there are no other issues with normal viewing on my 923.
  11. hideos trait

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    In 1995 i bought my 1st Sony Dolby surround pro-logic AVamp.It was a separates system with a dedicated CD player & cassette deck with dolby b & c NR.(noise reduction) in case your wondering,im sure you know any way.The amp was 4.0 pro-logic surround system,probably the best separate HCS HI-FI at the time.So ive had a couple of sony recievers since,with my last 1 being the str dg910 or something similar sounding to that model no.I have never had a single thing go wrong with any Sony TV,AVR or anything Sony for that matter.Thats why i like their AV kit & bravias.Until 1 day back in early 2006,i seen an HK 7.1 AV reciever with all legacy DD & DTS digital audio formats at a bargain-bin price with same co. dvd player,with wolfson DACs,all in all it cost ?450.But they gave me niggling trouble with displays on both & AV sync hassle.So i had enough & in late 2007 i began with an Pioneer vsx lx50 almost immediately upgraded to the lx70,as i was so impressed with Pioneer AVRs that could do movies & music so well,ive had 3 pio bluray players since,but like sony,totally reliable.So i was thinking of a new Sony AV reciever,as i like their latest ES (LX to Pioneer ) range with ARC & 3D passthrough.But it would need to win me over at a demo to make me go away from Pioneer,esp this years models! Maybe the easiest thing all round would be a twin HDMI equipped BD player,with an output for both HDMI ver.1.3 reciever & 3DTV?Its definitely the most economic solution. p.s. my son seen SWs ep.1 3D today & he maintains its the best 3D action movie by far!!;)
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    Is that a US Catalogue or UK/European edition? Cheers
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    When is this coming. Was going to buy a 55HX823 in the next few days!!
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    I think this sony looks alot better than the previous ones it just looks like it is more robust and looks even sleeker than last years ones too.

    My head is all over the place at the minute with all these new tvs coming out,:rolleyes: i have only got one chance to get a new tv and just want to make sure the decision i make is the right one but i have to say the sony is looking like a favourite at the moment.
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    The 923 is still Sony's top-of-the-range this year, according to Trusted Reviews above, and it's 'full led' lit rather that 'edge' lit, so that's the one I would go for, if it was me.
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  17. HaRd2BeAr

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    Thing is though, that i got the 46HX823 for just over a grand, which had dropped from £1799, the new one is going to be around the same price until November time.

    Is it worth the premium? I guess that is up to the individual.

    Remember it is still edge lit etc apart from improved smart tv there will be a few extra features and the 'pretty' design, its up to you if that is worth £500 extra if your buying now.

    Aaron
  18. HaRd2BeAr

    HaRd2BeAr Active Member

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    I tend to agree, as much as i like the latest and new model ie HX852, the HX923 would be the one i would go for, money permitting based on performance.
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    Whats peoples opinion on the 46hx903, theres a few places where it can still be had for £1300. If any of you were able to get this tv would you get it over the 46hx853?
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    HaRd2BeAr Active Member

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    Do you mean HX923?

    Think the HX903 is a 2010 model.

    Aaron
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    Yeah i know it's a 2010 model but i can get hold of one and just wanted to know if anyone would choose this tv over the hx853?
  22. HaRd2BeAr

    HaRd2BeAr Active Member

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    Is it brand new?

    My first choice would be the HX923, then the HX823, if you really want a tv now the HX853 when first launched will be expensive, where as the other two have dropped in price already.

    Aaron
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    Yeah 46hx903 would new, my budget for a new tv will be £1400. I had seen some pricing on the what hifi site which said the 40hx850 will be £1250 for the 40" and £1450 for the 46" hx850 for some reason i'm unable to get the pricing again.

    At the moment the options i have is the 55" hx823 which currys are doing for £1299, but i really would like a 5yr guarantee. The panasonic st50 or gt50 when they come out but i also still like the philips 46pfl8606 which can be had for £1289.

    but from what i have seen and also read about the hx850 it sounds like it will be a force to be reckoned with when it's released. I guess i should hold out a little longer before splashing out as i don't want to end up with buyers regret...
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    Personally i would forget the HX903 but thats because i feel the HX923 is worth it.

    Force to be reckoned with...its still edge lit and while i do love my 46HX823 i cant see the HX853 being that big and improvement if at all. If it is then i jumped to quickly :blush:

    But still if it was between the HX853 and HX923 i would choose the HX923 and go for substance over design/gimmicks.

    Aaron
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    I think that i will forget about the hx903 and wait till the 853 is actually in the shops before making a decision thanks for your opinion though.:smashin:
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    No worries,

    Hope all goes well. :)

    Aaron
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    I wouldnt be so quick to write off the 46hx 903 if u can get it at £1300 or less. More than likely you'll get the same 3D specs as the 923 for 3D which were a big improvement over the previous 1s.(if ur into 3D) & more importantly to some, It is a full array LED model (although i reckon after calibration the 823 would be as good a picture) motionflow 400pro (MF 800 xr) & loads more tricks,not to mention design.My tv is a 2010 model,but is not a year manufactured yet! I would say the hx850 will come in at approx £1800,so possibly a £500 premium over the 46823 & a little more than the 923 without a chance of a crease as you could get both other models. If you can get a 5yr warranty i would audition it & try get the price down a bit. I seen a 46" nx713 with stand for monolithic TVs in pc world yesterday & it still looked the best TV in the store. My choice would be audition the HX903 with warranty at that price,then,the HX923 & finally between the HX 853 & 823.
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    As Sony do not have a new local dimming set for 2012, HX853 is the one that they're singing all the praises. 923 would have the crease problem and the black level is not that good, according to test reviews.

    I think Sony is gambling on the sucess of 853 as they put lot of effort into it and I think it could be a cracker, as they demonstrated this set to visiting journalists in Japan, against other rival sets. Though it's a edge lit with psudo local dimming, it's quite sophisticated.
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    I just got my new KDL-40HX723 yesterday for £495 after upgrading from a KDL-40W2000 so am having lots of fun with it so far. Waiting for the missus to be at work over the weekend so I can dive into screen settings without getting stuff thrown at me ;) but am starting to read stuff about creases and mixed reviews in regards to the 3D and crosstalk. I have some Sony 250b glasses arriving tomorrow (£45 a pair) so looking forward to checking it out and fingers crossed all good. Not noticed any bleed yet nor other image issues but probably still in my honeymoon period. But for that price I really can't complain
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    The HX723 doesn't suffer from the crease issue as it has no gorilla glass.

    Aaron

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