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Excellent Led/LCD TV: KDL50EX645,
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This review is from: Sony KDL50EX645 50-Inch 1080p 120HZ Internet Slim LED HDTV (Black) (Old Version) (Electronics)
Got this in December and have had a chance to tweak it and play with the settings. Gives a great picture from Comcast Cable and DVD/BLU-RAY players. Lots of options to fine tune as I have a critical eye. Built-in speakers not great but I have it connected to a Yamaha receiver and Paradigm speakers so it's not a problem. Beautiful picture.
My one objection (and thus only 4 stars) is the picture on the internet connection. I have it hard wired from my router (high speed comcast). The only way the picture will display is with Cinemotion activated and the videos on Hulu+ and Crackle all have the dreaded "soap opera" effect and I can not get any of the settings to turn it off. Spent time with a Sony tech and any settings he tried didn't turn it off, even with all the noise reduction and motionflow and cinemotion turned off. Said the internet chip defaults to this. The picture is so annoying with that live video look that I doubt I'll be using it much for internet videos. Sony needs to come up with a software update so we can adjust the picture on the internet connection too.
Update: I figured out how to adjust the internet picture settings finally. Just hit options on the remote while watching an internet video and it brings up a picture adjustment menu. It wasn't clear at all in the instructions.
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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012 4:02:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 4:05:02 AM PST
Thanks for the update. Not too impressed with that Sony tech who wasn't familiar with a simple menu adjustment. The "soap opera effect" is a common complaint and I can't understand why so many TV's default to this setting.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 11:03:54 AM PST
H. Schiller Jr. says:
thanks for the "options" update..solved the only real prablem w/this set.Thanks again.
Posted on Feb 4, 2013 10:47:15 PM PST
Kannan Bhoopathy says:
I have 60" version of this TV. When I watch Sony's youtube app built-in to the TV I get the soap opera effect but if I watch the same video via my DVD player, I don't get this effect. I tried clicking on the options button while watching youtube but most of the options are turned-off. Hope somebody can help
Posted on Jan 25, 2015 7:00:26 AM PST
Chen Xulian says:
Seems like this samsung tv is really worth the price but I have my doubts about it being sturdy enough if I place it high up. I can't really afford to see this one break. Did you fix the TV to the wall? I would probably go for FlexiMounts to mount it. Check it out if you had a similar conern.
Posted on Feb 14, 2015 3:31:39 AM PST
Chen Xulian says:
My boyfriend got the same sharp tv and went mad over it. He's a FIFA and COD addict and has three TVs setup along with full-rotating mounts from this brand called FlexiMounts. It's pretty cool the way he can move them around. And not too overpriced either, so a pretty decent buy.
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