Originally Posted by ayase
So trying to decide between 4k and non for my next tv. my current choices are either last years:
or this years:
any opinions would be welcomed! I game 40% of the time and watch blurays / netflix 60% of the time.
2. Viewing distance:
3. Size/placement limitations:
4. Uses and Sources:
40% gaming (ps4) / 60% blurays & netflix
5: Room Lighting:
Sone natural lighting. No real glare that couldn't be fixed.
I believe last year's set uses an LGD IPS or Sharp ASV panel
as opposed to probably 4K AUO panel in the 850B not to mention 4K advantage if that is a consideration check out the
respective owners threads here
if 2K/4K was not an issue
the 950B might be the better set on 1080p material aside from having an LGD IPS or Sharp ASV panel try to get in and see them also .
"Official" 2014 Sony XBR-55X900B / XBR-65X900B / XBR-79X900B Thread
Official Sony XBR-55X850A / XBR-65X850A Owner's Thread
TBH if it were me I would be looking for a reason not to buy the 850A rather than a reason to buy the 950B
but that's partly because I generally prefer VA panels as a rule .............. oh and the 4K thing ! oh and the 850A is an XBR model that alone could probably do it for me!
4K HEVC Netflix is coming to a TV near you! other 4K too!
besides resolution 4K has a wider color gamut more chroma (color information ) ☺ OH Sony is working on
4K BD to play on existing players also you can rest assured
it will happen with the new HEVC standards and DVD layering Sony is all in on 4K !Not to mention Sony makes
4K cameras and owns content and Studios . Samsung is
all about 4K also and LG is getting there since they make a lot of the 4K panels and all.
OTOH the 900x might be sharper on 1080p content
upscaling to 4K is not optional and has to happen
in a 4K set to run the panel so TBH best to go look if you can and consider what content you will be watching .
some 1080p content upscales to 4K better than others .
and some loses its edge slightly when upscaled