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TV Sony X900/X930's on sale - several retailers - 4K HDR 10

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TV Sony X900/X930's on sale - several retailers - 4K HDR 10

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Been eyeing these two models in the 65" size for a couple months waiting for the next price drop and it happened on Xmas Eve at least on Amazon. I'm sure other Sony's followed suit (like the behemoth X940 which I believe is 75" only) but these are the two I know for sure.

Sony X900e 65" normally $2299 now $1898
Sony X900e 55" normally $1898 now $1298
Sony X930e 65" normally $3498 now $2598 - the one I pulled the trigger on
Sony X930e 55" normally $2498 now $1999

I had racked up a few Amazon GC's and Visa+MC gift cards so managed to get a real good final price on it. For those of you wondering, there is a way to convert the credit card GC's into Amazon GC's and make the purchase all online without having to call anyone.

Biggest differences by going with X930 vs the X900 is:

"Backlight Drive +"
"X1 Extreme Chip" - much better 4k upconverting
"Dolby Vision"

X930e
55 + 65" --> https://www.amazon.ca/Sony-XBR65X930E-6 ... x930e&th=1
65" --> https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/so ... 84573.aspx
55" --> https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/so ... 84572.aspx?

X900e
Several Sizes --> https://www.amazon.ca/Sony-XBR65X900E-6 ... ords=x900e
55" --> https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/so ... 84567.aspx?
65" --> https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/so ... 84569.aspx?

Also for those of you planning on hooking up 4K gaming systems, I believe the X930 has the slight edge again with input lag.

Great honest review of the X930e here -->

Last edited by Kleftiko on Dec 26th, 2017 2:22 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Going to try and price match tomorrow for $2499. 2 thumbs up
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Kleftiko wrote:
Dec 26th, 2017 2:22 pm
Biggest differences by going with X930 vs the X900 is:

"Backlight Drive +"
"X1 Extreme Chip" - much better 4k upconverting
"Dolby Vision"
In real-world speak, I think the X930E is an excellent, future-proofed TV if you're looking to buy a new set today. You can get a large 4K HDR set for cheap but there is a reason these are more expensive.

According to RTings, this set has good local dimming (even though it's an edge-lit set), which means the blacks stay darker because that "zone" can be physically dimmed.

People don't understand that HDR picture will vary widely depending on two key factors: Color Gamut and Brightness. An HDR source means more colors and brighter images but you can't see it unless you TV can actually display these colors. Dolby Vision can theoretically do HDR better but there's few sets that can take advantage of it- perhaps this one can.

Sony TVs do two things well: motion handling (even on 60hz sets) to reduce judder and upconversion of lesser quality material into native resolution. "Great" if the X1 Extreme chip does it better.

Tl;dr: TVs last a long time- pay a few extra bucks up front to get a better TV unless you have lots of money to spend on upgrading to slightly better iterations every year.
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Hey guys don’t want to derail thread but I am looking at a 75” tv. It’s a toss up between the 75” Sony 850 and the Samsung MU6300. The price difference is 500$. I will be watching mostly sports. Anyone have any experience with any of these sets?
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rapsfan1 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 8:11 am
Hey guys don’t want to derail thread but I am looking at a 75” tv. It’s a toss up between the 75” Sony 850 and the Samsung MU6300. The price difference is 500$. I will be watching mostly sports. Anyone have any experience with any of these sets?
Personally I wouldn’t buy either TV. A 75” edge kit set will have a lot of blooming and contracts issues.

You’re honestly better getting a 65” with local dimming
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It sucks Future Shop is still not around. You could haggle with them and bring the prices down even more.
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Gee wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 8:56 am
The 75” X900e should be full array

That’s probably a better option.
I read somewhere that the edge led on 930 perform better than 900e FALD. It shouldn't matter whether it FALD or not, it's the final result that should matter.
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I have the Sony 75 x850 and its incredible. Bought at Best Buy during Boxing Day deals. Also had GC that brought price way down.
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sfrank13 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 1:13 pm
I have the Sony 75 x850 and its incredible. Bought at Best Buy during Boxing Day deals. Also had GC that brought price way down.
hey where to get gc of bestbuy to get discount?
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Was about to pull the trigger on the 65" 900 from Costco (main reason is the extra year of warranty) but it is no longer showing up on their website (I'm guessing it is out of stock). Can anyone suggest another place to buy it for a better price?
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Why would one go for the Sony X930E 55" @ $2000 CAD over the LG C7 OLED 55" @ $2000 CAD?

I figure the C7 is a better buy at this point?
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sfrank13 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 1:13 pm
I have the Sony 75 x850 and its incredible. Bought at Best Buy during Boxing Day deals. Also had GC that brought price way down.
Thanks for this. I am in between the 75" . 900e and 850e and cant seem to justify the additional $1000 for the 900e.
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BB are selling open box of the 65X900E for $1519.99. How reliable is an open box Geek Certified? Anybody with experience?

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