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badstink 02-03-2012 07:22 AM

46" Sony Bravia KDL-46HX820 1080p LED 3D Smart HDTV X-Reality Pro Local Dimming for $999 Fry's B&M
 
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Fry's has the 46" Sony Bravia KDL-46HX820 3D WiFi Edge LED Backlit 1080p HDTV available in-store (but not via website) for $999.

Sale price is valid from Friday February 3, 2012 thru Thursday February 9, 2012.

This price is $100 less than their sale price from two weeks ago.

The Fry's ad is viewable at frys.com as Weekly Ad Page 1 [frys.com] and I've attached the ad image to this post. The ad doesn't mention brand or model number but the ad description and the MSRP are an exact match to the Sony KDL46HX820 item shown here [frys.com].

The Frys.com website price [frys.com] still shows $2599 but that's because this is an in-store price only. Fry's is using this technique to avoid losing business to Amazon price matches.

This is the 2nd best 46" model that Sony rolled out in 2011. X-Reality PRO Engine, Gorilla Glass, Full HD 1080p in 2D and 3D, local dimming, LED, Internet TV for streaming entertainment, OptiContrast Panel, Motionflow XR 480, and more. The picture on this beast is absolutely stunning. And the X-Reality PRO Engine does an outstanding job at preventing text motion blur.

I bought my TV two weeks ago when the price was $1099 (click here to see my previous deal thread) and I don't regret it one bit. This TV rocks! I was able to get an Amazon price match but many others were unsuccessful so YMMV if you try to go that route this time around.

For more information on the specs of the 46HX820 check out the Sony website [sony.com].
Edit: Seems the slickdeals URL redirect isn't working. The actual URL is store.sony.com followed by /webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666312878 .

If you like the deal then by all means please thumbs up the deal and give me reps. And enjoy your new TV! :)

turnne 02-03-2012 07:31 AM

seems like a great buy to me

clearly B&M only as the price on the website is still $2599

gtdeals 02-03-2012 07:44 AM

Is this the same as http://slickdeals.net/f/3850100-46-Sony-Bravia-KDL-46HX820-1080p-LED-3D-Smart-HDTV-X-Reality-Pro-Local-Dimming-for-1099-Fry-s-B-M-PM-Amazon-YMMV ? then it is $100 down now.

Upgrader 02-03-2012 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badstink (Post 47408309)
Fry's has the 46" Sony Bravia KDL-46HX820 3D WiFi Edge LED Backlit 1080p HDTV available in-store (but not via website) for $999.

Sale price is valid from Friday February 3, 2012 thru Thursday February 9, 2012.

This price is $100 less than their sale price from two weeks ago.

The Fry's ad is viewable at frys.com as Weekly Ad Page 1 [frys.com] and I've attached the ad image to this post. The ad doesn't mention brand or model number but the ad description and the MSRP are an exact match to the Sony KDL46HX820 item shown here [frys.com].

The Frys.com website price [frys.com] still shows $2599 but that's because this is an in-store price only. Fry's is using this technique to avoid losing business to Amazon price matches.

This is the 2nd best 46" model that Sony rolled out in 2011. X-Reality PRO Engine, Gorilla Glass, Full HD 1080p in 2D and 3D, local dimming, LED, Internet TV for streaming entertainment, OptiContrast Panel, Motionflow XR 480, and more. The picture on this beast is absolutely stunning. And the X-Reality PRO Engine does an outstanding job at preventing text motion blur.

I bought my TV two weeks ago when the price was $1099 and I don't regret it one bit. This TV rocks! I was able to get an Amazon price match but many others were not successful so YMMV.

For more information on the specs of the 46HX820 check out the Sony website [sony.com].

If you like the deal then by all means please thumbs up the deal and give me reps. And enjoy your new TV! :)

Thanks, but I had already posted this in the Fry's ad post from last night :-). :woot::woot:

gtdeals 02-03-2012 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Upgrader (Post 47409085)
Thanks, but I had already posted this in the Fry's ad post from last night :-). :woot::woot:

Your post is about 60" tv right? this is about 46".

Upgrader 02-03-2012 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtdeals (Post 47409291)
Your post is about 60" tv right? this is about 46".

No, it was about the 46 :). But, since I couldn't confirm, I didn't post it in detail, so I still thank the OP.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Upgrader (Post 47401949)
It would appear that the 46" 3D LED will be the Sony 46HX820 for $999.

From the description on the website and the ad, it's the only one it could be.

Old Post

perryw 02-03-2012 08:08 AM

Very tempted to pick this one up to replace a 40" Samsung.

fej 02-03-2012 08:43 AM

Man the bad reviews on this set are REALLY bad without any resolution from Sony.

Think I am going to stay away

Good buy for those willing to roll the dice (true in all purchases to some extent)

Fej

Upgrader 02-03-2012 09:02 AM

Is this confirmed with Fry's yet?

badstink 02-03-2012 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Upgrader (Post 47409085)
Thanks, but I had already posted this in the Fry's ad post from last night :-). :woot::woot:

Before I submitted my post I ran three different searches (Sony KDL46HX820, Sony HDTV, and Fry's Sony) but your post didn't come up. Thanks for posting Upgrader.

turnne 02-03-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fej (Post 47410723)
Man the bad reviews on this set are REALLY bad without any resolution from Sony.

Think I am going to stay away

Good buy for those willing to roll the dice (true in all purchases to some extent)

Fej

I somewhat agree with you.....
I tried to get the Samsung D7000 yesterday...but they were out

maybe they will have the D8000 near this price next week

TMC212 02-03-2012 09:36 AM

I bought it two weeks ago at Fry's for $1099 and the picture quality is awesome. Does Fry's have a price guarantee if they lower the price, they refund the difference?

Illidan 02-03-2012 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fej (Post 47410723)
Man the bad reviews on this set are REALLY bad without any resolution from Sony.

Think I am going to stay away

Good buy for those willing to roll the dice (true in all purchases to some extent)

Fej

Where are you reading these bad reviews? Everywhere i checked it has great reviews.

I only wish they had a deal on 55" available online. Still waiting for a good price on the bigger one.

badstink 02-03-2012 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMC212 (Post 47412086)
I bought it two weeks ago at Fry's for $1099 and the picture quality is awesome. Does Fry's have a price guarantee if they lower the price, they refund the difference?

Yes. 30 day low price guarantee. Refer to the bottom of Weekly Ad Page 2.

TheEdge 02-03-2012 09:53 AM

I have the 55" version of this. Great TV. The wifi dongle (not included with mine) is pricey -- another $80 or so. But I love the PQ, features, etc.

shukriya 02-03-2012 09:53 AM

Just picked this HX820 from frys.
Both 46 inch HX729 and HX820 are at $999

amansour 02-03-2012 09:59 AM

Aside in important Question and don't shoot me; is it really the active 3d exhaust the eyes? and the passive is much better in refer to relax the eyes strain? and if this is true, why the active 3d TVs are much more expensive than the passive (which is only LG) with a very expensive 3d glasses????????
I got that from couple of sales rep, did not believe them much and I wanted your feeback...

Thanks SD'r

djoutlaw15 02-03-2012 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amansour (Post 47412696)
Aside in important Question and don't shoot me; is it really the active 3d exhaust the eyes? and the passive is much better in refer to relax the eyes strain? and if this is true, why the active 3d TVs are much more expensive than the passive (which is only LG) with a very expensive 3d glasses????????
I got that from couple of sales rep, did not believe them much and I wanted your feeback...

Thanks SD'r

I have a different model Sony 3D TV and i've never experienced any eye strain during a full 3D movie....but I haven't sat through a marathon either :omg:

djoutlaw15 02-03-2012 10:22 AM

Quote:

This is the 2nd best 46" model that Sony rolled out in 2011.
Which 2011 model was the best?

slickuser 02-03-2012 10:39 AM

Has anyone been able to pricematch with amazon?

akack 02-03-2012 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djoutlaw15 (Post 47413462)
Which 2011 model was the best?

The XBR- xx HX929 series is top model line.

badstink 02-03-2012 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djoutlaw15 (Post 47413462)
Which 2011 model was the best?

The XBR46HX929 is regarded as Sony's top of the line 46" TV for 2011.

bluetail 02-03-2012 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slickuser (Post 47414100)
Has anyone been able to pricematch with amazon?


no body can until frys updates online price...

keep checking.. sometimes frys does update price..but you never know...

vc454469 02-03-2012 10:55 AM

Why did the nx720 get cnets editors choice award over this one?!?

thedividingline 02-03-2012 11:13 AM

I went to Fry's today and was not able to replicate this deal. I was informed that the $900 TV in the advertisement was the KDL-46HX729, not the KDL-46HX820, which was $1300.

Johnny99x 02-03-2012 11:15 AM

Thanks for the tip OP. I appreciate you staying on the lookout even after buying the set.

akack 02-03-2012 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thedividingline (Post 47415222)
I went to Fry's today and was not able to replicate this deal. I was informed that the $900 TV in the advertisement was the KDL-46HX729, not the KDL-46HX820, which was $1300.

Try another salesperson. At my local Fry's the hx820 was marked $999.

TMC212 02-03-2012 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akack (Post 47415446)
Try another salesperson. At my local Fry's the hx820 was marked $999.

The HX729 has a suggested retail of $1899 where the XH820 has a suggested retail of $2599. The ad states it was originally $2599

djoutlaw15 02-03-2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akack (Post 47414516)
The XBR- xx HX929 series is top model line.

Quote:

Originally Posted by badstink (Post 47414534)
The XBR46HX929 is regarded as Sony's top of the line 46" TV for 2011.

Thanks! Repped.

badstink 02-03-2012 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thedividingline (Post 47415222)
I went to Fry's today and was not able to replicate this deal. I was informed that the $900 TV in the advertisement was the KDL-46HX729, not the KDL-46HX820, which was $1300.

The KDL-46HX820 is definitely on sale at Fry's for $999. It's possible that the KDL-46HX729 is also on sale for the same price. The sales associate probably just looked at the tag and didn't bother to look up the price in the sales computer.

You can always call the store directly and confirm the price before heading back over.

c4chomdetta 02-03-2012 12:13 PM

damn, I do want a new tv for my room, but I don't care about 3d. But for 1k for a bravia, hard to beat...TU op.

rkellylovespee 02-03-2012 12:35 PM

Really hoping they put this up online, not worth the 6 hour round trip drive for me but this is a great deal.

c4chomdetta 02-03-2012 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rkellylovespee (Post 47417710)
Really hoping they put this up online, not worth the 6 hour round trip drive for me but this is a great deal.

damn, I have a fry's 15 min away from me and I'm too lazy to go lol.

DigitalNRG 02-03-2012 01:29 PM

I have this tv in 55" since released day and trust me it's worth every penny

msdmoney 02-03-2012 01:31 PM

I've been holding out for a deal on the HX929, but this is an enticing offer for the HX820. Is the difference between the two very significant? Maybe it's not worth waiting for?

jimichunga 02-03-2012 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msdmoney (Post 47419410)
I've been holding out for a deal on the HX929, but this is an enticing offer for the HX820. Is the difference between the two very significant? Maybe it's not worth waiting for?

Full array back lighting vs edge lit (w light pipes)

turnne 02-03-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Illidan (Post 47412310)
Where are you reading these bad reviews? Everywhere i checked it has great reviews.

I only wish they had a deal on 55" available online. Still waiting for a good price on the bigger one.

CNET gives this TV bad reviews...specifically

off angle viewing
3D performance....a lot of cross talk

turnne 02-03-2012 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amansour (Post 47412696)
Aside in important Question and don't shoot me; is it really the active 3d exhaust the eyes? and the passive is much better in refer to relax the eyes strain? and if this is true, why the active 3d TVs are much more expensive than the passive (which is only LG) with a very expensive 3d glasses????????
I got that from couple of sales rep, did not believe them much and I wanted your feeback...

Thanks SD'r

active 3D doesn't exhaust my eyes

the manufactures that make passive 3D TV's are less expensive TV's period...whether they are 2D or 3D models

they are also less highly rated

smoka 02-03-2012 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEdge (Post 47412524)
I have the 55" version of this. Great TV. The wifi dongle (not included with mine) is pricey -- another $80 or so. But I love the PQ, features, etc.

Not sure why you need a wifi dongle. The HX820 line comes with built-in wifi. I have the 55HX820 as well and I watch Netflix and get updates for the tv without any dongles.

One thing to note is that the processor on there is not that fast, so Netflix may take a while to load menus (compared to streaming via PC, gaming console, or media device). However, once you start the movie/show, the playback is just dependant on your internet bandwidth. Also, having everything built into the TV is nice. This is a really smooth looking TV, both when its on or off.

turnne 02-03-2012 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smoka (Post 47422022)
Not sure why you need a wifi dongle. The HX820 line comes with built-in wifi. I have the 55HX820 as well and I watch Netflix and get updates for the tv without any dongles.

One thing to note is that the processor on there is not that fast, so Netflix may take a while to load menus (compared to streaming via PC, gaming console, or media device). However, once you start the movie/show, the playback is just dependant on your internet bandwidth. Also, having everything built into the TV is nice. This is a really smooth looking TV, both when its on or off.

actually it makes sense to me to buy a powerline

much faster than any wi fi connection and its less than buying a dongle

GaGaGeGe 02-03-2012 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smoka (Post 47422022)
Not sure why you need a wifi dongle. The HX820 line comes with built-in wifi. I have the 55HX820 as well and I watch Netflix and get updates for the tv without any dongles.

One thing to note is that the processor on there is not that fast, so Netflix may take a while to load menus (compared to streaming via PC, gaming console, or media device). However, once you start the movie/show, the playback is just dependant on your internet bandwidth. Also, having everything built into the TV is nice. This is a really smooth looking TV, both when its on or off.

True, I too have the 55HX820 as well and I just love it. Got it when it was 1399 for the bundle + tax at Fry's. Thanks Slickdeals.

Upgrader 02-03-2012 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turnne (Post 47421614)
CNET gives this TV bad reviews...specifically

off angle viewing
3D performance....a lot of cross talk


CNET didn't review this television.

badstink 02-03-2012 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turnne (Post 47421614)
CNET gives this TV bad reviews...specifically

off angle viewing
3D performance....a lot of cross talk

Hmmm, I don't see a single negative review for this TV at CNET. Perhaps you looked up the wrong model?

Here's the link to the Sony Bravia KDL-46HX820 page [cnet.com] at CNET.com. There are currently 2 user reviews (and both were very positive) however this product has not yet been reviewed by a CNET editor.

turnne 02-03-2012 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badstink (Post 47423098)
Hmmm, I don't see a single negative review for this TV at CNET. Perhaps you looked up the wrong model?

Here's the link to the Sony Bravia KDL-46HX820 page [cnet.com] at CNET.com. There are currently 2 user reviews (and both were very positive) however this product has not yet been reviewed by a CNET editor.

sorry yes..I am wrong

I was looking at the negative review of the model below the 820...the 720

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-pane...=mncol;lst

djblewis 02-03-2012 04:05 PM

Fry's is driving me insane with no deals on the 55" model since December. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll do a 1-day sale tomorrow...

prati90 02-03-2012 04:06 PM

I'm looking at the other Samsung deal. Is it good TV than Samsung UN46D7000 ?
pls advice

turnne 02-03-2012 04:22 PM

I think both TV's are good...and pretty equal

Samsung tends to have brighter ..more brilliant looking colors...the ones on the Sony are probably more accurate..out of the box anyway

both are great TV's and excellent buys at the prices Frys has had lately

akack 02-03-2012 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by prati90 (Post 47423446)
I'm looking at the other Samsung deal. Is it good TV than Samsung UN46D7000 ?
pls advice

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/art...v_showdown

Pretty evenly matched according to that review.

I actually prefer the design of the d7000 but I like the $999 price of the Sony more :)

turnne 02-03-2012 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djblewis (Post 47423416)
Fry's is driving me insane with no deals on the 55" model since December. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll do a 1-day sale tomorrow...

they have 55 in deal( package) for $1299 this week

check out the ad

smoka 02-03-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by prati90 (Post 47423446)
I'm looking at the other Samsung deal. Is it good TV than Samsung UN46D7000 ?
pls advice

Both are high-end TVs. Which one is better depends on your preference. Samsung usually gives a brighter and more vivid picture while Sony gives more natural colors. I would suggest going to a store and comparing both of them before buying. If you don't live near a Frys and are considering getting this shipped, you can probably see this at a local Video Only or Bestbuy

ktv1969 02-03-2012 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smoka (Post 47424086)
Both are high-end TVs. Which one is better depends on your preference. Samsung usually gives a brighter and more vivid picture while Sony gives more natural colors. I would suggest going to a store and comparing both of them before buying. If you don't live near a Frys and are considering getting this shipped, you can probably see this at a local Video Only or Bestbuy


I am debating between this deal and this "Panasonic TC-P55ST30 3D Plasma (Smart TV with wifi) - $914 AC or $868 w/REDCard Target B&M"

I know one is 46" vs. 55" and LED vs Plasma.

I currently have a 42" Panasonic LCD. Looking to upgrade. Not sure if there will be much difference with another 4" with the Sony.

Any thoughts/suggestions/inputs, anyone? Greatly appreciate it!

smoka 02-03-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktv1969 (Post 47424188)
I am debating between this deal and this "Panasonic TC-P55ST30 3D Plasma (Smart TV with wifi) - $914 AC or $868 w/REDCard Target B&M"

I know one is 46" vs. 55" and LED vs Plasma.

I currently have a 42" Panasonic LCD. Looking to upgrade. Not sure if there will be much difference with another 4" with the Sony.

Any thoughts/suggestions/inputs, anyone? Greatly appreciate it!

Plasmas are known to have deeper blacks, but the high-end LCDs by Samsung and Sony also have excellent black levels. Plasmas have a stigma of having a shorter lifespan, but that's not the case with the newer models. Plasmas generate more heat due to the nature of their technology.

I think that with a 42" right now, if you're not satisfied with the size, I would stick with 55" or larger. With 55" Sony/Samsung LEDs at $1500+, it might be a good idea to consider the Panasonic TC-P55ST30. I'm not sure what model 42" you have, but the ST30 line is rated pretty highly and you'll definetly notice the size difference with 13" more of screen-space.

ktv1969 02-03-2012 04:54 PM

[I think that with a 42" right now, if you're not satisfied with the size, I would stick with 55" or larger. With 55" Sony/Samsung LEDs at $1500+, it might be a good idea to consider the Panasonic TC-P55ST30. I'm not sure what model 42" you have, but the ST30 line is rated pretty highly and you'll definetly notice the size difference with 13" more of screen-space.[/QUOTE]


Thanks for the advice! I think I have to bite a bullet and dish out some more cash to get a 55". Either that, or buy the ST30. The wifey already said that we will not buying another TV for a while after this one. Better make it count . . .:lol:

sbrown23 02-03-2012 05:14 PM

Anyone that bought this TV HX820 at Fry's, was your box double taped? Trying to make sure they aren't passing off a returned TV to me as new. They say the Sonys are all double taped on the top of the box.

c4chomdetta 02-03-2012 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbrown23 (Post 47424770)
Anyone that bought this TV HX820 at Fry's, was your box double taped? Trying to make sure they aren't passing off a returned TV to me as new. They say the Sonys are all double taped on the top of the box.

will probably go tonight to check this tv out, will let you know if i buy it and if its double taped.

shukriya 02-03-2012 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbrown23 (Post 47424770)
Anyone that bought this TV HX820 at Fry's, was your box double taped? Trying to make sure they aren't passing off a returned TV to me as new. They say the Sonys are all double taped on the top of the box.

Yes mine is double taped

djblewis 02-03-2012 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turnne (Post 47423822)
they have 55 in deal( package) for $1299 this week

check out the ad

But it's not the 55" HX820. I can't even tell what it's supposed to be, since there aren't any 55" 3D LEDs listed as $2999 MSRP on their web site. Maybe it's the NX720 + a $100 Blu-ray player?

Not interested in the NX720 anyway. Still holding out for the 55" HX820...

shukriya 02-03-2012 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djblewis (Post 47424978)
But it's not the 55" HX820. I can't even tell what it's supposed to be, since there aren't any 55" 3D LEDs listed as $2999 MSRP on their web site. Maybe it's the NX720 + a $100 Blu-ray player?

Not interested in the NX720 anyway. Still holding out for the 55" HX820...

The link on the ad goes to http://www.frys.com/product/69807...ge:fri_pg1
but returns no products found.
Also its a 120Hz so cant be HX820

sbrown23 02-03-2012 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shukriya (Post 47424874)
Yes mine is double taped

Cool thanks!

akack 02-03-2012 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbrown23 (Post 47424770)
Anyone that bought this TV HX820 at Fry's, was your box double taped? Trying to make sure they aren't passing off a returned TV to me as new. They say the Sonys are all double taped on the top of the box.

Yes my box was double taped as well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by djblewis (Post 47424978)
But it's not the 55" HX820. I can't even tell what it's supposed to be, since there aren't any 55" 3D LEDs listed as $2999 MSRP on their web site. Maybe it's the NX720 + a $100 Blu-ray player?

Not interested in the NX720 anyway. Still holding out for the 55" HX820...

The 55 is the LG LW5600 for $1299.

perryw 02-03-2012 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akack (Post 47425160)
Yes my box was double taped as well.



The 55 is the LG LW5600 for $1299.

At the Fishers, IN, store the KDL55NX720 + Sony BDP-S480 was $1299. I wanted to buy it but was afraid I couldn't stuff the TV in the back of my Mazda 3 and my friend with a big SUV didn't answer.

prati90 02-03-2012 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akack (Post 47423792)
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/art...v_showdown

Pretty evenly matched according to that review.

I actually prefer the design of the d7000 but I like the $999 price of the Sony more :)

thanks a lot.

uteric3232 02-03-2012 06:48 PM

Bought this tv for $1099 two weeks ago...and was VERY happy. I just got back from Frys with a $108 credit to my visa card due to their price guarantee. Now I'm thrilled...lol

apang 02-03-2012 07:27 PM

what's the biggest difference between this and KDL-46HX729 (going for $919.99 + free shipping)

Upgrader 02-03-2012 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apang (Post 47427162)
what's the biggest difference between this and KDL-46HX729 (going for $919.99 + free shipping)

I believe the major difference is Gorilla Glass.

Nerostargazer 02-03-2012 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apang (Post 47427162)
what's the biggest difference between this and KDL-46HX729 (going for $919.99 + free shipping)

I would say that the biggest difference is the design. The HX820 has a monolithic, single sheet of glass, look, while the HX729 does not.

Both are 240hz, I believe.

turnne 02-04-2012 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerostargazer (Post 47427964)
I would say that the biggest difference is the design. The HX820 has a monolithic, single sheet of glass, look, while the HX729 does not.

Both are 240hz, I believe.

I tend to think they are different panels as well

the 820 has X reality pro as well and some other differences in color processing...according to the Sony specs

whether that means much difference in what it actually looks like is another store

zshi99 02-04-2012 11:32 AM

How to judge the Sony HDTV image quality in generally:
EX --- crapy
NX --- so-so but better than EX
HX --- ok
XBR --- best but cann't afford or for why flies with first class seat only

namiam 02-04-2012 04:00 PM

Got it two weeks ago, and just got it price adjusted from $1099 to $999.

I got 2 sets and got $100 back on both.

Thanks.

Darcon 02-04-2012 09:19 PM

As of 1218am frys.com would not load on either IPad or PC. I think you all crashed it...lol

dodgersone 02-05-2012 10:41 AM

I got me one. The pictures looks great. However, I dont like that it doesn't play .MKV files off a USB drive. A Samsung can play .MKV files off USB.

DuderDad 02-05-2012 01:32 PM

Really wish there was a Frye's near me. Stupid geography.

ghardy 02-05-2012 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by perryw (Post 47425470)
At the Fishers, IN, store the KDL55NX720 + Sony BDP-S480 was $1299.

Confirmed in Austin, TX as well. KDL55NX720 + Sony BDP-S480 for $1299.

jakebygs 02-06-2012 09:44 PM

I bought a 46HX820 today at Fry's, Downers Grove. Only 1 stock left. They also still have the 55nx720 with 3D bluray player for $1299. I just chose the HX820 for the specs. Really great deal on this set. PQ is excellent! I had the Samsung UN46D6400 for a month (paid the same price at amazon) and the HX820 beats that hands down especially on gaming and bluray movies. I haven't tried 3D though so I can't comment on that.

If only the HX820 looked like the D6400 on the outside.... that's my only complaint. :)

master999 02-08-2012 01:55 AM

46" SONY KDL-46HX820 $999 @ Fry's Online and B&M 240hz 1080p led 3D smart hdtv,local dimming
 
65535 Attachment(s)
46" SONY KDL-46HX820 $999 240hz 1080p led 3D smart hdtv,local dimming @ Fry's Online and B&M

link:
http://www.frys.com/product/66029...IN_RSLT_PG

Ad:
http://www.frys.com/ads/page23

Specs:
3D Features
2D to 3D Conversion Yes
3D Yes
3D Sync Transmitter Integrated Yes
Audio
Audio Power Output 10W + 10W + 10W
Speaker Configuration 2.1
Speaker Position Rear Facing
Audio Features
5.1 Channel Audio Out Yes
5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) Yes
Alternate Audio (Digital) Yes
Audio Out Fixed/Variable
Auto Mute (on no signal) Yes
Auto SAP Yes
Clear Phase Speaker Yes
Dolby® Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Headphone/Speaker Link Yes
Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) Yes
S-Master Yes
Sony Original Surround S-Force Front Surround 3D
Sound Booster Yes
Sound Enhancer Yes
Sound Mode Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom
Stereo System MTS
Surround Effect Cinema, Sports, Music, Game
Broadcast Features
TV Guide On-Screen Yes
Convenience Features
Auto Shut-off Yes
BRAVIA® Sync™ Yes
Channel Block (with password) Analog & Digital
Channel Jump Yes
Channel Surf Yes
Control for HDMI™ (HDMI™ CEC) Yes
Distance Alert Yes
Edit Channel Labels Yes
Info Banner Yes
Input Skip Automatic
Label Inputs Yes
Multiple Language Display English, French, Spanish
On-Screen Clock Yes
On-Screen Display for External Input Yes
On-Screen Operating Instructions Yes
On/Off Timer Yes
PAP (Fixed or Variable) PAP(Variable)
PIP (Picture in Picture) Yes
Parental Control Yes
Picture Adjustments Lock Yes
Picture Frame Mode Yes
Position Control Yes
Quick Start & Viewing Yes
Scene Select Photo, Music, Cinema, Game, Graphics, Sports, Animation
Show/Hide Channels Yes
Skin Naturalizer Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
Twin Picture PAP (Variable)
USB Play Yes
Design Features
6 degree Upward Style Yes
Illuminated Sony Logo Yes
Monolithic Design Yes
Stand Swivel Yes
Stand Swivel Range Left 20°/Right 20°
Stand Tilt Yes
Stand Tilt Range 0°- 6° Flexible
Display
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Resolution Full HD 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Infinite4
Panel Frequency 240Hz
Screen Size (measured diagonally) 46"
Viewing Angle (Right/Left) 178 (89/89)
Viewing Angle (Up/Down) 178 (89/89)
Display Features
Backlight Type Dynamic Edge LED
Display Device LCD
OptiContrast Panel Yes
Energy Saving & Efficiency
Backlight Off Mode Yes
Dynamic Backlight Control Yes
Energy Saving Switch Yes
Energy Star® compliant Yes (Exceeds v5.0)
Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star 83W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star 0.20W
General Features
Audio Return Channel Yes
Closed Captions (CC) Analog, Digital
Finish (Surface Color) Black
HDMI™ InstaPort Yes
Start Up Sony Logo Display Yes
Inputs and Outputs
AC Power Input 1 (Rear)
Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) 2 (Adaptor/Bottom)
Audio Out 1(Side) Hybrid w/HP
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) 1 (Adaptor/Bottom/Hybrid)
Composite Video Input(s) 2 (Adaptor/Bottom/1 Hybrid )
Digital Audio Output(s) 1 (Side)
Ethernet Connection(s) 1 (Bottom)
HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) 4 (2 Side/2 Bottom)
HDMI™ PC Input Yes
Headphone Output(s) 1(Side) Hybrid w/Audio out
PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) D-Sub 1(Side), Mini 1(Rear)
RF Connection Input(s) 1 (Bottom)
USB 2.0 2 (Side)
Measurements (Approx.)
Package Carton (W x H x D) 1239 x 821 x 147 mm (48 7/8 x 32 3/8 x 5 7/8 inch)
TV only (W x H x D) 1083 x 663 x 27(25.3) mm (42 5/8 x 26 1/8 x 1 1/8(1) inch)
TV with Stand (W x H x D) 1083 x 693 x 255 mm ( 42 5/8 x 27 3/8 x 10 1/8 inch)
Network Features
BRAVIA® Internet Video Yes
BRAVIA® Internet Widgets Yes
DLNA Yes
Internet_Browser Yes
Media Remote Yes (Firmware Update Required)
Photo MAP Yes
Skype™ Yes
TrackID Yes
Video Search Yes
What's New Yes (Firmware Update Required)
Wi-Fi Certified Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes (Firmware Update Required)
Wireless LAN Integrated
Power
Power Consumption (in Download Acquisition Mode) 0.02kWh / Day
Power Consumption (in Operation) max. 142W
Power Consumption (in Standby) 0.20W (120V) / 0.30W (240V)
Power Requirements (frequency) 60Hz for UL,cUL; 50/60Hz for other
Power Requirements (voltage) AC 120V for UL,cUL; AC 110-240V for other
Recycled & Recyclable Materials
Packaging Materials Recycled Carton (more than 40%)
Regulation and Standards Compliance
VESA® Hole Pitch 300 x 300 mm
VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible Yes
Sensing Features
Ambient Sensor Yes
Intelligent Presence Sensor Yes
Presence Sensor with Face Detection Yes
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1 Year Parts / 1 Year Labor
TV System
Channel Coverage VHF: 2-13, UHF: 14-69, CATV: 1-135
Color System NTSC
Number of Tuners (Analog) 1(Hybrid)
Number of Tuners (Digital) 1(Hybrid)
TV System (Analog) M
TV System (Digital) ATSC
Tuner (Cable) Clear QAM
Tuner (Terrestrial) ATSC
Video
Video Signal 1080/24p (HDMI™ only), 1080/60i, 1080/60p (HDMI™ / Component), 720/60p, 480/60i, 480/60p
Video Features
24p True Cinema™ Technology Yes
3D Comb Filter Yes
4:3 Default Yes
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) Yes
Auto Wide Yes
Blinking Type Frame Blinking
CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology Yes
Deep Color Yes
Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction Yes
Live Color™ Technology Yes
Motionflow™ Technology XR 480
PhotoTV HD Yes
Picture Mode Vivid, Standard, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom, Cinema, Game-Standard, Game-Original, Graphics, Sports, Animation
Video Processing X-Reality™ PRO Engine
Wide Mode Full, Normal, Wide Zoom, Zoom, Caption, Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC
Weights (Approx.)
Gross (Package Carton) 26 Kg/ 57 lb
TV only 16.8 Kg/37.1 lb
TV with Stand 21.1 Kg/ 46.5 lb
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) 42 5/8 x 26 1/8 x 1 1/8" (1083 x 663 x 27mm) without stand; 42 5/8 x 27 3/8 x 10 1/8" (1083 x 693 x 255mm) with stand
Packaging (Approx.) 48 7/8 x 32 3/8 x 5 7/8" (1239 x 821 x 147mm); 57 lbs (26 Kg)
Weight (Approx.) 37.1 lbs (16.8 Kg) without stand; 46.5 lbs (21.1 Kg) with stand 5

jpak7777 02-08-2012 06:14 AM

I am by no means an expert in tv's but this looks to be a really good deal at $999. I need that extra push by all of you to get me to hit the purchase button.

chemdude 02-08-2012 06:22 AM

$125 shipping for me kills it but great if you can pickup! :-(

Infomastr 02-08-2012 06:37 AM

should be free shipping/no tax if you get amazon to PM...remember you need to call once an order is placed (number is 866 423 5355)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...dition=new

edit: i did this for proof of concept. like ts298 below, amazon will PM but insists on charging at least the freight charge listed on fry's website. you should not have to get stuck with white glove, but you will end up with a final price of $1124. i cancelled the order because it's cheaper for me, being in so cal, to simply pay tax on the fry's online-store pickup price of $999 (tax will be less than $100).

ts298 02-08-2012 06:50 AM

I got Amazon to PM however they are insisting on charging me $180 for white glove delivery (to match Fry's rate)... :cool: Amazing deal otherwise.

Jyothika_Ajay 02-08-2012 07:06 AM

This is available now online on frys.com. Amazon will do PM

jpak7777 02-08-2012 07:06 AM

im trying to get abt.com to match or beat the price and i know they offer free shipping (at least in IL). outside of IL, i dont think you have to pay tax so there is some tradeoff there. I'll let you guys know what happens. they have usually been pretty good about matching prices, even though they dont formally advertise it.

ktv1969 02-08-2012 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpak7777 (Post 47537264)
I am by no means an expert in tv's but this looks to be a really good deal at $999. I need that extra push by all of you to get me to hit the purchase button.


Does anyone know the brand and model for the 55" TV that is listed in the ad for $1299 + Blu Ray player? I wonder if it is a Sony as well. Thanks for any info, anyone.

djblewis 02-08-2012 07:29 AM

The 55" is the Sony KDL55NX720:

http://slickdeals.net/f/3922704-55-Sony-KDL-NX720-LED-3D-WiFi-Sony-3D-Blu-Ray-Player-1299-Fry-s-Online-and-B-M?p=47534388&utm_source=dealalerts&utm_medium=em-i&utm_term=229317&utm_content=u441947&utm_campaign=tu-9999#post47534388

I think Fry's is messing with me personally now. They've been blowing out the 46" HX820 every week but haven't had the 55" HX820 on sale for two months. Every time I get a SD alert on "Sony LED TV" in my inbox it's always for any TV BUT the 55" HX820. And I just know if I settle for the NX720, the 820 would be on some crazy sale the next day. The waiting game continues...

jakebygs 02-08-2012 08:26 AM

I went through the same thing. I was waiting for the samsung un46d8000 to drop to 1,200 again because i missed that deal last December. Finally just had to bite the bullet on the 46hx820 and couldn't be happier with it. The bullet could not taste better :-)

I bought mine on monday. The 46 and 55 were both still in stock. This is in IL.

master999 02-08-2012 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakebygs (Post 47540512)
I went through the same thing. I was waiting for the samsung un46d8000 to drop to 1,200 again because i missed that deal last December. Finally just had to bite the bullet on the 46hx820 and couldn't be happier with it. The bullet could not taste better :-)

I bought mine on monday. The 46 and 55 were both still in stock. This is in IL.

Good decision. Although the D8000 bezel is the coolest, the Sony may have better picture quality. Both are excellent - why not save the $200?

jimichunga 02-08-2012 10:09 AM

How long do you think this price will last? May not be able to make it down to the Fry's in Palo Alto for a few days.

nickt433 02-08-2012 10:34 AM

Can anyone confirm if Amazon will PM this for $999?

If so, how do I go about making this happen? Do I have to lodge my order with Amazon and then call to request the PM?

slickuser 02-08-2012 11:05 AM

Just got off the phone with amazon customer service and the price they offered to match is 1185$ adding in the white glove delivery that is charged by Fry's. When I mentioned that I do not want white glove and asked them to take it off, they said they don't charge anything for white glove so the price won't change.
Any other store that is selling this TV for 999?

nickt433 02-08-2012 12:00 PM

did they explain why white glove shipping is compulsory?? it seems a bit odd.

jimichunga 02-08-2012 12:03 PM

SONY KDL46HX820
46.0" 1080p led smart hdtv,local dimming, x-reality,motionflow xr480 1 $2,599.00 $999.00
You Save $1,600.00

Monitor Fee > 34 in 1 $10.00 $10.00


subtotal: $1,009.00
tax $82.42
total: $1,091.42




$1,091.42 w/ CA tax & recycling w/in-store pickup.

slickuser 02-08-2012 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickt433 (Post 47546698)
did they explain why white glove shipping is compulsory?? it seems a bit odd.

Their reasoning is that the white glove delivery is built into the price of the TV, so they have to charge what the competitor is doing.
When I asked them to just do regular delivery(saying I have prime etc), they said even if they did that, they cannot subtract anything from the price.

ts298 02-08-2012 01:30 PM

Amazon is taking a really hard line with this price match. They would not budge when I asked them for regular delivery. Oh well. I believed this TV is being sold at a loss by Fry's. I paid $999.99 for an NX720 which is a solid deal, but this is a great deal at $999, and a better TV.

jpak7777 02-08-2012 01:32 PM

man, this is a very tough decision. this tv is loaded and priced right but i really want something around 55".

akack 02-08-2012 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpak7777 (Post 47549126)
man, this is a very tough decision. this tv is loaded and priced right but i really want something around 55".

Was in the same boat as you, shopping for a 55" but for $999 for a 46 hx820 was too good to pass up. I still have 8 more days until the 14 day return window ends so if a good 55" goes on sale.........

bluetail 02-08-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akack (Post 47549260)
Was in the same boat as you, shopping for a 55" but for $999 for a 46 hx820 was too good to pass up. I still have 8 more days until the 14 day return window ends so if a good 55" goes on sale.........


Fry's return does not have any restocking fee?

jpak7777 02-08-2012 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akack (Post 47549260)
Was in the same boat as you, shopping for a 55" but for $999 for a 46 hx820 was too good to pass up. I still have 8 more days until the 14 day return window ends so if a good 55" goes on sale.........

so are you just going to hold on to it unopened and keep your eyes open for a 55" over the next 14 days? not a bad idea to at least hedge myself here.

akack 02-08-2012 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluetail (Post 47549306)
Fry's return does not have any restocking fee?

No restocking for TVs, in store at least. I asked the sales guy and that is what he told me, and 14 day return policy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpak7777 (Post 47549380)
so are you just going to hold on to it unopened and keep your eyes open for a 55" over the next 14 days? not a bad idea to at least hedge myself here.

I was like a 5 year old at Chistmas, ripped the box open and had it setup within 5 mins after bringing it in :drool:

slickuser 02-08-2012 02:03 PM

I have some amazon gift card that I would really love to use to purchase this TV, but amazon isn't helping me by adding the 185$ on top.

badstink 02-08-2012 02:15 PM

A couple of weeks ago Fry's had this TV for $1099 and I was successful at getting Amazon to PM with no additional cost for shipping. Was it because I live 3 miles from a Fry's store?. Or did I just get lucky with the agent who handled my PM request?

badstink 02-08-2012 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akack (Post 47549260)
Was in the same boat as you, shopping for a 55" but for $999 for a 46 hx820 was too good to pass up. I still have 8 more days until the 14 day return window ends so if a good 55" goes on sale.........

By the way, thanks for the reps, akack. :)

badstink 02-08-2012 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakebygs (Post 47540512)
I bought mine on monday. The 46 and 55 were both still in stock. This is in IL.

Thanks for the reps, jakebygs.

scottman 02-08-2012 02:47 PM

Really tempted by this, but since I want it mainly for the 3D, might have to pass. Sony 3D has a lot of crosstalk and flicker this year. Samsung d8000 is only a few hundred more ($1475 shipped from amazon) and supposedly has much better 3D without crosstalk. I generally prefer sonys though.

slickuser 02-08-2012 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badstink (Post 47550236)
A couple of weeks ago Fry's had this TV for $1099 and I was successful at getting Amazon to PM with no additional cost for shipping. Was it because I live 3 miles from a Fry's store?. Or did I just get lucky with the agent who handled my PM request?

I tried again and spoke to a different rep, but was given the same price of 1184 :(

nickt433 02-08-2012 03:29 PM

Do you guys reckon this is a good deal irrespective of the $150 delivery? so $1150???

I have an amazon gift card i want to use too, if it was worth getting amazon to PM i would! argh :(

bubbarwanda 02-08-2012 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djblewis (Post 47538926)
The 55" is the Sony KDL55NX720:

http://slickdeals.net/f/3922704-55-Sony-KDL-NX720-LED-3D-WiFi-Sony-3D-Blu-Ray-Player-1299-Fry-s-Online-and-B-M?p=47534388&utm_source=dealalerts&utm_medium=em-i&utm_term=229317&utm_content=u441947&utm_campaign=tu-9999#post47534388

I think Fry's is messing with me personally now. They've been blowing out the 46" HX820 every week but haven't had the 55" HX820 on sale for two months. Every time I get a SD alert on "Sony LED TV" in my inbox it's always for any TV BUT the 55" HX820. And I just know if I settle for the NX720, the 820 would be on some crazy sale the next day. The waiting game continues...

I'm in the same camp. Purchased a 55HX820 last year when Fry's was running weekly sales. Amazed at the picture quality - mine was manufactured in Oct so after the issues that had been reported in the earlier batches. Should have purchased three of them if I'd known that was the lowest price I'd see for that tv. Been holding out for the 55HX820 again and have been tempted to just pick up the 55NX720. Going to move the 55HX820 to my bedroom and replace it with the current Amazon PM deal on the XBR 55HX929. For my office, was going back and forth between the Fry's deals for the 55NX720 and 46HX820. Smaller screen and better specs vs larger screen with a step down in specs. Looked at them side by side tonight at Fry's. Felt that the HX820 was slightly brighter than the NX720 so I bought the 46HX820 for an office. Office is somewhat small so I think I can live with 46".

I think we are seeing the last of the readily available deals on the 2011 models as the 2012 models should be coming out soon. I did notice that Sony didn't announce a XBR line for 2012. As of now the HX line will be their top end line.

68droptop 02-09-2012 08:13 AM

Crap. OOS for delivery, therefore no Amazon PM for me. :(

slickuser 02-09-2012 10:25 AM

I was able to get the PM yesterday and had them give me a 24 hour window to put the order

badstink 02-09-2012 11:15 AM

Just a friendly reminder that today 2/9 is the last day for this in-store sale price of $999.

As mentioned by other posters, as of yesterday 2/8 you can also purchase this item thru the frys.com website and because Amazon also sells this TV it is eligible for PM. There is no indication of how long the $999 website price will remain in effect.

canonballdookie 02-09-2012 01:43 PM

Just picked mine up!
 
Purchased online this morning and just picked mine up from Fry's! I originally wanted a 50" tv since that was is biggest size I can fit in my media unit, but I felt this deal was too good to pass up. I'm hoping this lives up to the hype and will be a good tv for us for the next several years!

Thanks OP!

djblewis 02-09-2012 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbarwanda (Post 47562498)
Going to move the 55HX820 to my bedroom and replace it with the current Amazon PM deal on the XBR 55HX929.

$2,263 for the HX929? Seems kind of insane when the HX820 was going for $1399 on the last sale. Maybe I'll get lucky and Fry's will have a 1-day sale tomorrow or over the weekend with the 55" HX820. Can't wait much longer...

bubbarwanda 02-09-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djblewis (Post 47582268)
$2,263 for the HX929? Seems kind of insane when the HX820 was going for $1399 on the last sale. Maybe I'll get lucky and Fry's will have a 1-day sale tomorrow or over the weekend with the 55" HX820. Can't wait much longer...

If Fry's has a 1-day sale again, I'm returing the 55HX929 and 46HX820 and picking up two. My fear is that we may not see a similar sale again. The Fry's rep told me that they don't have much 55HX820 inventory and don't intend on getting more.

greenstub 02-09-2012 05:32 PM

I was able to get Amazon to price match this just now. Fry's has updated their website to the $999 price.22

onedah 02-09-2012 06:46 PM

The deal is DEAD :{

slickuser 02-09-2012 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenstub (Post 47583258)
I was able to get Amazon to price match this just now. Fry's has updated their website to the $999 price.22

Did you get it for 999 or 1184?


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