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Sony 65-in 4K HDR Ultra HD Android TV - XBR65X900H (and XBR65X950H) (Open Box) $1249.99

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[London Drugs] Sony 65-in 4K HDR Ultra HD Android TV - XBR65X900H (and XBR65X950H) (Open Box) $1249.99

Picked up this TV yesterday.
It is listed as "Open Box" but the unit I received it's brand new (it shows 0 hours usage in the service menu) as it happened before with other open box TVs at London Drugs.
This is the last's year model and supposedly it will get a new firmware that will enable VRR and ALLM.
I think this is a good deal as long as you get a brand new unit.
XBR65X950H model also available as open box for $1499,99, but HDMI 2.1 support is rather limited.
Please be aware that the latest firmware version released last week is full of bugs according to AVS forum, so you may want to turn off automatic updates before connecting to internet.
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Hot hot hot if you can find a new unit.

I'm pretty sure London Drugs just lists their clearance stock as open box to get around manufacturer minimum sell price/msrp.
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Apr 8, 2019
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Should I take the risk on shipping a 65” tv? I’m in Ontario.
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This TV picture quality is amazing for the $

Software is sh*t - handshake issues, glitches, a whole wack

Would be the perfect TV without 'smart' features
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paxxx wrote: Picked up this TV yesterday.
It is listed as "Open Box" but the unit I received it's brand new (it shows 0 hours usage in the service menu) as it happened before with other open box TVs at London Drugs.
This is the last's year model and supposedly it will get a new firmware that will enable VRR and ALLM.
I think this is a good deal as long as you get a brand new unit.
XBR65X950H model also available as open box for $1499,99, but HDMI 2.1 support is rather limited.
Please be aware that the latest firmware version released last week is full of bugs according to AVS forum, so you may want to turn off automatic updates before connecting to internet.
That is pretty good deal for a brand new X900H TV for $1249.99.
Sony XBR65X900H, Panasonic TH-50PX77U, Pioneer vsx-1325, klipsch Ref 82, Cervin-Wega E76-c, Klipsch 12" Sub, JBL-10 Sub, Polk-Audio Surround speakers, Harmony Ultimate, Playstation 5, Playstation 3, Wii, WiiU, AppleTV 4K, Amazon Fire TV Cube.
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Aug 19, 2019
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Kobe82481 wrote: Should I take the risk on shipping a 65” tv? I’m in Ontario.
I ordered the 65 x900h from Amazon around a month ago and they shipped it to me with Purolator ground from Ontario to Vancouver. When it got here they left it at the door upside down and the box was filthy.

Opened it up and the tv was pristine and works perfectly fine.
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Oct 12, 2020
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Pawtucket wrote: This TV picture quality is amazing for the $

Software is sh*t - handshake issues, glitches, a whole wack

Would be the perfect TV without 'smart' features
Never had any issues with mine.
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Aug 24, 2016
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I got mine for $1399 new from BB last yr.
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Broskah wrote: I got mine for $1399 new from BB last yr.
Let me just give Doc Brown a call, although I'm not sure the box would fit in the DeLorean.
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gninga wrote: Let me just give Doc Brown a call, although I'm not sure the box would fit in the DeLorean.
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Pawtucket wrote: This TV picture quality is amazing for the $

Software is sh*t - handshake issues, glitches, a whole wack

Would be the perfect TV without 'smart' features
As compared to what? Android isn't as fluid as Tizen or WebOS but the selection of apps and the fact the updates are consistent is great. It's nearly foolproof doing anything with a Sony tv if you have an Android phone.
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Pawtucket wrote: This TV picture quality is amazing for the $

Software is sh*t - handshake issues, glitches, a whole wack

Would be the perfect TV without 'smart' features
I can also confirm this. Great looking tv but got some weird bugs. Also, mine came with some screen protection tape on it and its left a residue.... Anyone know how to safely get this off??
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Harold91 wrote: As compared to what? Android isn't as fluid as Tizen or WebOS but the selection of apps and the fact the updates are consistent is great. It's nearly foolproof doing anything with a Sony tv if you have an Android phone.
I have not used other TV OS except Android. This TV has been upgraded to Android 10. I find Android OS very robust and no issues. Secondly, Android apps is another plus. Google integration is also nice. You can control TV from Google Home etc.
Sony XBR65X900H, Panasonic TH-50PX77U, Pioneer vsx-1325, klipsch Ref 82, Cervin-Wega E76-c, Klipsch 12" Sub, JBL-10 Sub, Polk-Audio Surround speakers, Harmony Ultimate, Playstation 5, Playstation 3, Wii, WiiU, AppleTV 4K, Amazon Fire TV Cube.
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Pawtucket wrote: This TV picture quality is amazing for the $

Software is sh*t - handshake issues, glitches, a whole wack

Would be the perfect TV without 'smart' features
All the handshake issues are with soundbars. I have rarely heard anyone complaining with AVR. It is getting better with every firmware update. There is a famous ARC/eARC audio cut off issue but again it is more an issue on soundbars and not AVRs. I have 11 years old Pioneer receiver. When I got this TV, I was very susceptible that ARC won't work properly on my old AVR but I was wrong.
Sony XBR65X900H, Panasonic TH-50PX77U, Pioneer vsx-1325, klipsch Ref 82, Cervin-Wega E76-c, Klipsch 12" Sub, JBL-10 Sub, Polk-Audio Surround speakers, Harmony Ultimate, Playstation 5, Playstation 3, Wii, WiiU, AppleTV 4K, Amazon Fire TV Cube.
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This is a June 2019 release right, not 2020?
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Steiber wrote: This is a June 2019 release right, not 2020?
according to Amazon, April 2020 release date

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