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I got the 46 XBR after originally wanting just the 40. After it was set up the financial controller said we should have gotten the 52 :(

On another note has entone noticed the picture actually getting clearer after several hours of use? The pic was sensational to begin with but mine is starting to look almost 3d at times. Do these things run in so to speak?

The 3D effects comes from having Cinemotion on Auto 1 and Motionflow on High. If you turn these to Auto 2 and Standard it will loose its 3D effect. Also turning off Edge Enhancer and Details enhancer will help get rid of the 3D effect.

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Hi Everyone, I have been a longtime veiwer and now I have signed on as a member. Firstly I want to say what a great forum this is, and how much it has helped me reach my goal of near perfection veiwing.

I now have just about the perfect set up, Sony Playstation and the new Sony 46XBR LCD. It truly is an amazing feeling watching BluRay movies on the Sony. I did oriiginaly have a Samsung 32 LCD with my PS3. The Sony makes it so much better. I bought it last week from my local Harvey Norman for $4100 with an extra 2 year warranty. Motion flow is amazing on this TV. Thank you to everyone for your posts and also your settings. Greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work!!!

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hey,

i thought i would join the club.

i am picking up the 46x3100 tomorrow.

cant wait for some hd gaming.

its like xmas cant sleep too excited.

got it for $3600.

is that a good price for it?

ive read through this thread and itseems there are no major problems with this model.

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hey,

i thought i would join the club.

i am picking up the 46x3100 tomorrow.

cant wait for some hd gaming.

its like xmas cant sleep too excited.

got it for $3600.

is that a good price for it?

ive read through this thread and itseems there are no major problems with this model.

$3600???? May I ask where you made your purchase from????

What is the best prices for a 46X in Melbourne guys ?

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from an electrical store in melbourne.

i will post pics when i get it home.

its a couple of hours drive to where i gotta pick it up from.

should be home just after 1pm.

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Hi all, picked up my new Sony 52in X series last week for what I thought was a great price - $5900 (RRP $7499) only to read this week that the RRP has dropped to $6499.....i just hate that cause i'm sure at the current new RRP price I could have got them down even cheaper :(

BUT in saying all that, I love this screen....couldn't be happier.....got a PS3 at the same time but still haven't got round to watching anything on BD yet.....tried the upscaling through the PS3 and was very very impressed, I was thinking i'd have to buy the same DVD's again in BD but this won't be nescecary as the upscaled PQ is great.

I've played around with the picture settings cause the stock setup was not flash, so its looking very nice now.....is there a link to the best calibration method someone could post up plz so I can fine tune it even more?

EDIT. Found it...don't worry.

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Hey all,

Picked up my new 52 x series last week and it is spot on. sd tv reception is ordinary at best but we recieve all the hd didgital channels and these are crytal clear and sports ( of which i am a massive fan) are great despite all the "lcd is no good for sports" dooms dayers. Even if it is better on plasma, i can t see it with my eyes anyway so to me this is no reason not to choose lcd. (or at least this tv). blu ray was also magic at the store but am not going to fork out a grand for a player just yet so I have an older onkyo dvd player with which to watch dvd s at the moment and find that the clarity is not close to that of the hd tv which i think i expected. I figure this tv needs to have a signal close to 1080 to shine. Does anyone know if the tv does its own upscaling through components connections or do i have to get an upscaling dvd or just buy a blu ray player? Maybe I have to configure the tv to upscale on video 2 but if that s the case i cant work out how.

P.S as plenty of people have said before the factory settings need to be tweaked a bit to get the big girl showing the best picture quality so don t get scared when you first get it out of the box. I have used settings closer to the vivid settings than most others as i find that the other setting too dark as i have a fairly light room wih lots of windows. During the night i just turn down the backlight a bit more. That said the vivid setting s on their own are just way to nasty and they won t let you manipulate some of the advanced settings when vivid is set. They definately have to be toned down.

If i can just get sd dvd s playing clearly i will be stoked. I anyone is still onsiderinng this tv, i would just say go and get it.

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Does anyone know if the tv does its own upscaling through components connections or do i have to get an upscaling dvd or just buy a blu ray player? Maybe I have to configure the tv to upscale on video 2 but if that s the case i cant work out how.

The display will upscale any input, its native resolution is 1920x1080, any source has to be displayed at this resolution. Having said that it upscales SD sources very poorly. If you can get an upscaling DVD player it will look at lot better then a DVD player upscaled by the display. By poorly I mean it struggles to deinterlace SD sources. You'll notice when watching fast motion especially sport that when there is camera cuts you can see a frame of interlace artifacts.

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Picked up a KDL-40X3100 from Dick Smith Powerhouse (Chatswood) today for $2900. They were prepared to do it for $3000 including installation.

What a pity it has to sit in the box until the move to Orange next year! :(

Thanks to all in the DTV forum for all their input - it certainly helped make the TV choice much easier.

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just got home with tv.

ended up staying in melbourne for lunch.

cbf setting tv up now.

will do tomorrow or tuesday.

will post pics for sure.

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Picked up a KDL-40X3100 from Dick Smith Powerhouse (Chatswood) today for $2900. They were prepared to do it for $3000 including installation.

What a pity it has to sit in the box until the move to Orange next year! :(

Thanks to all in the DTV forum for all their input - it certainly helped make the TV choice much easier.

awesome! i'm getting this set too. did you get the added warranty with it?

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The display will upscale any input, its native resolution is 1920x1080, any source has to be displayed at this resolution. Having said that it upscales SD sources very poorly. If you can get an upscaling DVD player it will look at lot better then a DVD player upscaled by the display. By poorly I mean it struggles to deinterlace SD sources. You'll notice when watching fast motion especially sport that when there is camera cuts you can see a frame of interlace artifacts.

Thanks mate i thought that might be the case.

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just got home with tv.

ended up staying in melbourne for lunch.

cbf setting tv up now.

will do tomorrow or tuesday.

will post pics for sure.

Hey browny, can you please give me the details of your purchase?

Need to filfull my curiosity, Im anticipated getting the pricing details from you

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Recently I've noticed that I have the issue with the optical audio output being slightly out of sync.

Anyone else who has had this problem, I understand it's just a firmware update? Also, was anyone's badly out of sync, because mine only appears to be very slight, maybe only a couple of frames out, but it's noticeable when watching TV, mainly when watching an HD broadcast.

How do you check the version of firmware currently installed?

Also, the techs have said they might have to take the TV away as they don't usually do on-site work... I hope they don't.

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Recently I've noticed that I have the issue with the optical audio output being slightly out of sync.

Anyone else who has had this problem, I understand it's just a firmware update? Also, was anyone's badly out of sync, because mine only appears to be very slight, maybe only a couple of frames out, but it's noticeable when watching TV, mainly when watching an HD broadcast.

How do you check the version of firmware currently installed?

Also, the techs have said they might have to take the TV away as they don't usually do on-site work... I hope they don't.

I have exact the same problem and the tech couldn't fix it. (Post #100 of this thread)

You have the latest firmware if you see a red dot sticker near your serial number on the back of TV.

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I have exact the same problem and the tech couldn't fix it. (Post #100 of this thread)

You have the latest firmware if you see a red dot sticker near your serial number on the back of TV.

I have a sticker, but it's not exactly red. Looks more a purple or maroon colour.

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hey been watching my 52 for a couple of weeks now and it sort of looks like the corners are darker and im looking through a tunnel. is anyone else getting this?

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Whats the competition to the KDL46X3100? Is there any? Or does Sony have the best 46" on the market?

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Whats the competition to the KDL46X3100? Is there any? Or does Sony have the best 46" on the market?

im not sure.

is sony the only one that makes a 46" lcd tv?

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im not sure.

is sony the only one that makes a 46" lcd tv?

Well around the $4k mark for a 1080p LCD

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Well around the $4k mark for a 1080p LCD

got mine for $3600

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Hi guys,

I'm picking up a 46X3100 this Friday and was wondering if any of you could answer my question.

I'm planning or outputting from the TV the audio via optical cable into my amp. Does the optical audio output support Dolby digital 5.1? If not, how do i get Dolby digital from the TV into my amp? (doesn't HD content support DD5.1?) (any settings required would also help)

As you can probably tell, I'm no tech head so can you guys please keep your explanation simple?

thanks for any help,

klawrence

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Hi guys,

I'm picking up a 46X3100 this Friday and was wondering if any of you could answer my question.

I'm planning or outputting from the TV the audio via optical cable into my amp. Does the optical audio output support Dolby digital 5.1? If not, how do i get Dolby digital from the TV into my amp? (doesn't HD content support DD5.1?) (any settings required would also help)

As you can probably tell, I'm no tech head so can you guys please keep your explanation simple?

thanks for any help,

klawrence

Yes the optical out supports DD5.1. I have it running into my amp. Dont get worried when you are watching HD TV and dont get a DD5.1 signal as only a few shows are broadcast in 5.1. Most are DD4.0 or 2.0 at best.

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