Originally Posted by GSmackFan
So... unless I read it wrong, are you saying the BDP-BX650 doesn't play a 4K UHD disc?
That's correct, although it can upscale 1080p discs to 4K.
Only 3 models of UHD players are currently available: one each from Samsung, Panasonic and Philips, although I think Panasonic might have two models in some markets. Other companies are expected to start selling UHD players RealSoonNow. Sony's isn't expected until next year.
Also, I noticed (when connected to my Sony ES receiver), the 'blue' multi-channel decode light/LED was on when playing a normal blu-ray... so not sure about the player not decoding the multi-channel stereo. Maybe I'm confused, I've been out of the A/V world for a while... trying to get used to all this new nomenclature.
Sorry, I'm not familiar with the front panel indicators of Sony receivers. Exactly which model do you have?
I'll post in a different/more relevant thread... but I'm trying to figure out why the BX650 won't "upscale" a standard blu-ray, as it claims. I didn't see anything in 'settings' to set differently and my TV (a XBR65X750D) displays '1080p' when I push the 'Display' button on the TV remote.
Why??? I don't get this 4K. Sorry for my ignorance... trying to learn here.
If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it. I didn't see anything in the BX650 manual either for upscaling...
I seem to recall it being in one of the video-related menus in my 6500. Sony's manuals often are less than helpful.
For the TV to get a 4K signal, everything in the chain has to pass the 4K signal undamaged: player, receiver and cables. It can be a pain finding cables that actually can pass a 4K signal without damaging it.