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Andykard's Avatar Andykard
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Mine is November 2013 and LG told me it was identical to earlier models and am very happy with mine


NSX1992's Avatar NSX1992
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I have 3725 hours on mine with 0 problems. The 3D is still the best. I am surprised that the Sony 84" is still $25,000 and the list price for the LG is $17,000 but you can buy one on the internet for less than $10,000.
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Mine is November 2013 and LG told me it was identical to earlier models and am very happy with mine

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I have 3725 hours on mine with 0 problems. The 3D is still the best. I am surprised that the Sony 84" is still $25,000 and the list price for the LG is $17,000 but you can buy one on the internet for less than $10,000.

Thanks for the replies guys. Glad to hear that your TV's have been issue free.smile.gif

Yes, it is something that the 84" Sony is still sticking at $25,000! One would think it would start dropping in price by now. I would have expected it to be priced in the $17,000 range by now. I guess the only time it's going to drop in price is once the replacement is introduced.
lovestvs's Avatar lovestvs
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Hello I'm new to this and I just ordered this tv for a great price and was wondering what you think of the tv quality wise? Also if I should wait for any other big nice but affordable tvs that are coming? And last do you think HDMI 2.0 and all new additions are needed for 4k in the future. I just don't want to make a bad investment. Thanks
ohyeah32's Avatar ohyeah32
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Hi,

I know that if I was looking to buy a new TV right now, and the new offerings were coming within a few months, I'd wait. Especially considering that the new wave of 4K TV's will have HDMI 2.0, HEVC.265, etc. About the only advantage to buying now is that the current crop of 84" 4K TV's from LG (and Toshiba for that matter) have really dropped in price as you know. The new 84" 4K TV's are going to be priced higher initially.

There is no guarantee that the 84" LG84LM9600 will be upgraded to HDMI 2.0, and HEVC.265. It's possible, but nothing concrete has been stated yet.

With that being said, the current 84" LG does deliver an amazing picture. Passive 3D on it is nothing short of amazing. But one thing that is pretty much a widespread issue, is that this TV does have some visible vertical and horizontal banding. And some of the newer built sets have some light bleed on the corners. Mine has been a mixed bag of all the above. LG is really awesome though, and their customer service is tops! They really stand behind their products.
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04-06-2014 | Posts: 13
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I will have mine arriving Tuesday 4-8-14 and have seen a replacement board for the TV it is a Bluetooth board.
I looked at the set up guide and the owners manual.
Am I missing something here?
I do not see where the TV will connect to a Bluetooth device.
I have a Bluetooth Stereo head set and a transmitter that I had connected to my 67.
If this one has the LG Bluetooth Stereo built in. That would be fantastic.
Anyone know if it does?
Eric Van Boven's Avatar Eric Van Boven
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You already made a bad investment. TV's are not an investment let alone 4k 1st generation. HDMI 2.0 is all about frames per second in regards to 4k. HDMI 1.4 limited to 30 frames in 4k and hdmi 2 can do 60 frames. Do you game or watch sports on tv or is it just bluray? If just bluray it is fine, if you game or sports then nope.
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Hello I'm new to this and I just ordered this tv for a great price and was wondering what you think of the tv quality wise? Also if I should wait for any other big nice but affordable tvs that are coming? And last do you think HDMI 2.0 and all new additions are needed for 4k in the future. I just don't want to make a bad investment. Thanks

Kenneth Tong's Avatar Kenneth Tong
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So Netflix announces they are streaming selected content in 4K immediately.

Does our TV support this?
Eric Van Boven's Avatar Eric Van Boven
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Does yours support H265 HEVC..nope not yet, maybe never (most likely). Customers will need a 4K TV that has built-in HEVC (H.265)

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2456181,00.asp

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So Netflix announces they are streaming selected content in 4K immediately.

Does our TV support this?

bscloutier's Avatar bscloutier
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Maybe I'll chime in. Built-in HVEC and a Netflix app is not an answer to this. At least not for me. First I want 4K video quality without a shred of deterioration from compression effects. Netflix and others can barely deliver palatable HD quality video. I have been impressed with the Vudu HDX and frankly, Netflix comes no where close to even that. Forget 4K they need to focus on overall quality and native HD is a lot better than what you are seeing from them. The adaptive bit rate thing makes the beginning of any show look like crap. Worse I sit there not ever knowing where the image will end up quality-wise and have to make excuses to my guests asking for their patience. They are expecting to be awed by this huge "4K' panel.

But beyond all that, I not only want high resolution beautiful video but I want superb 7.1 surround sound sound to go with it. I have a huge investment in the audio side of things and, well, I have yet to get anything but stereo directly from the TV. If I cannot get a *synchronized* digital audio stream to decode from the TV then I must source the program separately. Then at least I have access to high quality audio which goes hand in hand with the high quality video.

So my 84LM9600 does not support HVEC and that doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that I have yet to be able to play 4K material from anything externally either. Where are the products to support that? Even Oppo tells me that while the player has 4K output it cannot play 4K from any source. All they can do is upscale and that the hardware needs to be upgraded significantly to process 4K from sources. I have some supposedly 4K files downloaded from YouTube. How do I precisely play those?

Does anyone actually have a Redray player or something from Nuvola? Red is focused on their camera sales (pun intended). They call me periodically and I detect disappointment when I express my interest in the player. Both companies have done little in the way of sales literature to tell me what their products do or what I might actually be getting for the money. If anyone has been successful in playing 4K. I would like a detailed (hardware, software, configuration and procedural) description because I would sure like to make it happen.

Anyway, I have had my 84LM9600 for a while (look back to post #1 in this thread). I have been very pleased with it. I have to say that for a $17,000 investment I was seriously hoping for it to blossom into a full 4K experience over the course of 2 years and it has not. Instead I watch the set appear to become obsolete. So far the 4K has simply allowed us to experience a very large screen and not see the pixels.

Perhaps those who sold their soles to Sony and spent the $25,000 have had a truly outstanding 4K experience. I haven't heard much from them.
NSX1992's Avatar NSX1992
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Welcome back bscloutier as we have not heard from you for quite a while. My only source of 4K is my PC playing Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag in 3840x2160 resolution. I used a Geforce GTX Titan video card ($1,000) that gave me 15fps so I bought another used one from Ebay for $680 and running both cards in SLI now gives me 30 fps which is the maximum anyway with HDMI 1.4. The graphics are very nice but there is not a huge difference between 1080p and 4k or between 15 fps and 30 fps.

I also downloaded the Timescape 4k video and you have to set the resolution to 3840x2160 on your PC before the TV will state that it is 2160p. The same applies to YouTube 4k videos. But I don't think that they really are 4k as I don't see that much difference between 4k and 1080p.

My real joy is 3D as the LG has the best 3D with the upscaling and passive glasses. I have a PS3 and won't buy a PS4 or XboxOne as they will not run 3D bluray movies at this time. I am considering buying an Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray player to get better video playback. I think you have one so I am asking for your advice also considering HDMI 2.0 is not supported yet.
Ken Ross's Avatar Ken Ross
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Just a note to bscloutier. I was at BB yesterday & today with my Sony 4K camcorder. I had an edited 4K project on a USB drive that I wanted to see on the new 2014 Samsung UHD TV. So we were very successful in getting my own 4K content on to the Samsung via the media connect box.

We then tried doing the same thing on a 2013 Sony UHD TV. No luck. Nothing, nada.

So as you probably already know, your issues are not related to 'just' your LG, it's endemic to all 2013 UHD TVs. 2014 sets will be a very different story and I sincerely hope all of you guys get the necessary upgrades from LG to enable you to input 4K content from USB devices.
bscloutier's Avatar bscloutier
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My real joy is 3D as the LG has the best 3D with the upscaling and passive glasses. I have a PS3 and won't buy a PS4 or XboxOne as they will not run 3D bluray movies at this time. I am considering buying an Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray player to get better video playback. I think you have one so I am asking for your advice also considering HDMI 2.0 is not supported yet.

I do have a BDP-103 and have also been pleased with it. I'll have to say that while it can produce 4K I run mine in 1080p mode. As far as up-scaling goes I've decided that the LG does a better job at it. This makes some sense since in that case the result of the up-scaling then does not have to be squeezed through the HDMI 1.4 channels. I suspect that the main advantage that the LG has in processing the 1080p up to 2160p is in the frame rate. I also don't use much of the image processing that leads to things like the soap opera effect.

As for HDMI... You know in the old days when you switched audio or video sources the new source was instantly available save for maybe an audible pop or a frame or two of vertical sync. This digital HDMI with several seconds of "Connecting" is a joke. Just like systems taking minutes to boot. This is technically unacceptable and I would wager that a good number of you reading this think this is an acceptable norm. They can do better. They won't, of course, if we all sit out here like bobble heads and smile.

I am very surprised and still hoping to be only temporarily disappointed in the lack of compatibility with native 4K source material. No one made it clear that a panel that displays processed HD in 4K resolution doesn't necessarily imply that one can play sources recorded in actual 4K. We all have paid a significant premium for a sadly limited result. I intend to pursue the upgrade question but expect the goliath to shun-off david. There is still hope.

As for 3D you can't beat passive glasses and full HD resoltion and frame rates to both eyes. We just finished watching both available parts of the Hobbit series. My wife did complain of a headache and she hasn't with other 3D movies. I am thinking that there might be some aspect of how specifically the Hobbit 3D is presented that might be affecting her. I have not tried altering the depth settings or anything. I personally had no such difficulty although I have to say that while the 3D is neat it does not really contribute to the movie. I am certain that I would enjoy it as much if I were to view it in 2D.

What I will complain about is the idea of an ARC spanning movies that are released years apart. The Hobbit movies are extremely frustrating in that they leave you seriously hanging at the end and you must wait forever for the next installment. And by "forever" I mean clearly long enough that you forget anything that happened in the previous movie(s). Therefore we had to watch both films this time and the end result is NOT gratifying as we must now wait for the next. If this would bother you I would recommend not bothering to buy the Hobbit movies until they finish the trilogy (or whatever it is) and you can get the box set and binge on it and actually feel satisfied.
NSX1992's Avatar NSX1992
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I just ordered the Oppo 103D.
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I just ordered the Oppo 103D.

The Netflix, YouTube, etc. apps that run on that are unique. I mean they don't really follow what you generally see on the Roku or the TV. One thing that I don't like about with the Netflix app on the Oppo is that it starts the next episode of a show automatically in 30 seconds after completing one. It stops between seasons though. I guess that is great if you are binging. Searching YouTube is harder but just like many things you can link to your phone and search easier that way.
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So I have been watching this thread for a long time, checking in and seeing what is new, waiting for news on HDMI 2.0 and if it will ever be available for our TVs. I have to finally chime in because I want to ensure everyone knows a (fairly) easy way to get a lot out of this TV.

 

Here is my setup:

 

In the closet next to my TV is a PC with an HDMI output. I drilled holes in the walls so th 84LM96000 has no visible cables. On the coffee table is a Logitech wireless keyboard / trackpad. Almost all of my media consumption is through that PC, whether it be XFinity online, NetFlix, downloaded videos, or streaming 4K YouTube videos, which work GREAT. You can also buy a wireless Xbox controller made for PC and enjoy many games in 4K but with a "regular" console controller through the Steam digital distribution system. 

 

The top 3 most impressive 4K features, all enabled by hooking up a PC with wireless control:

 

1. Streaming YouTube videos in 4K. (Do a search for 4K, hit the gear in the lower right, select 2160p)

2. Looking at family photos in 4K. Pull up a chair, sit close, and enjoy ecquisite detail on your next viewing

3. Games or tech demos in 4K. Try "Half Life Lost Coast". Runs easily in 4K, is free, and starts slow and beautifully  

 

Now go have some fun!
 


NSX1992's Avatar NSX1992
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I have basically the same setup except my PC is next to the TV in an entertainment center cabinet. The You Tube 4K videos do look fine but some may not be true 4K. I have over 80 hours in Assassins Creed IV in 4K and am only at 45% completion. The last video you mentioned is that a game or video and where do you get it from?

My new Oppo BDP-103D is nice and it plays more 3D videos than PowerDVD13. The Darbee feature helps Blu-ray disks but I can't tell any difference in 3D movies. Also the 4K output does not work for me as my receiver only passes 3D but not 4K through.
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LG seems to have posted that an upgrade will be coming at this link:

http://www.lg.com/us/ultra-hd-4k-tv

4K Future Compatible
LG 4K TVs meet the current UHD standards by including support for native UHD content and are the only sets currently on the market to include a high efficiency video codec (HEVC) also known as H.265 for streaming UHD content via the Smart TV interface.

As new sources of content become available in the future, some may require next generation interfaces and LG is planning to make an upgrade available later in the year which will support the latest versions of HDMI and HEVC.*

*May require a separate purchase and installation. Contact LG Customer Service with any questions regarding the LG 4K upgrade offer.
Phone: 800-243-0000
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I just spoke with customer support about this and he told me that the upgrade kit will be available around September of this year, pricing hasn't been finalized yet, but is expected to be around $400. The kit will provide a replacement board which will upgrade the TV to HDMI 2 and H265 codec. The price will include installation by LG.


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I just spoke with customer support about this and he told me that the upgrade kit will be available around September of this year, pricing hasn't been finalized yet, but is expected to be around $400. The kit will provide a replacement board which will upgrade the TV to HDMI 2 and H265 codec. The price will include installation by LG.

This would indeed be great news for all you early adopters. I'm glad LG is taking care of you guys in this way (though a free update would've been even better biggrin.gif)
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I have been informed by LG Denmark that an update will be possible to purchase later this year, making our 84inch future proof.
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Date:
April 23, 2014, 3:31 PM

Hello Mr. Jospeh,

HDMI 2.0 upgrade.

The kit should be available in September.

www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/premium-entertainment/ultrahd4ktvs.jsp

www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_2_0/

I hope this information is helpful.

Linda M
LG Executive Service
877-543-8325
Note: This email address is used for outgoing mail only. Thank you.


Lg just sent this to me lol thank goodness!!!!!!!!!!.........lol
Bill Ball's Avatar Bill Ball
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This should apply to the LA9700 and LA9650 owners (like me) as well. This is the first concrete news I have seen from LG on this upgrade for LG's early UHD TVs
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Anyone seen the new firmware that came up last Friday?
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I just spoke with customer support about this and he told me that the upgrade kit will be available around September of this year, pricing hasn't been finalized yet, but is expected to be around $400. The kit will provide a replacement board which will upgrade the TV to HDMI 2 and H265 codec. The price will include installation by LG.
That is great news, sorry to hear about the $400 frown.gif At least that $400 sounds like true cost in the end.
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I'm pretty sure the way LG have been dealing with me and the way I was (mis) sold the TV could mean I get upgraded for free
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Well... so now I am watching native 4K content on my 84LM8600 panel! It only took some 16 months until I was to achieve this milestone. The images are superb. Not that the up-scaled HD isn't. It certainly is nice.

Since almost everyone that says that they have done this has done so using a PC and careful selection of a graphics card, I decided to go that way. So I bought the Nuvola NP-H1 Pro 4K UltraHD. This is basically a high-end PC in a sleek black brushed aluminum enclosure (roughly 8" x 8" x 2.5"). I purchased the version with Windows 7 OS and 500 GB SSD. It may not be obvious from their information but this is essentially an excellent general use PC with Intel HD Graphics. It is also nearly silent. I was actually expecting it to be larger.

Now Nuvola is working towards streaming and they will be offering the NP-1 which I guess is like a Roku for 4K. That will be Android based. It is not available yet. But I am not as much a fan of streaming and had wanted to be able to play local 4K content. So I got the NP-H1 and I am told that when Nuvola begins streaming I will have their application to run and can partake in that content.

This machine comes set for HD 1080p resolution. It was a simple and very familiar step to switch it to 2160p. The Windows desktop (before enlarging fonts) in 4K is actually a blast. Very humorous. If you stand up at the panel you can read the dialogs clear as day but there are acres of desktop beyond that for additional Windows. I had to laugh.

I added a wireless Logitech keyboard with built-in touch pad (k400) for use as a "remote". Oh and I installed Chrome straight off. I am certainly not an IE fan.

The NP-H1 comes pre-loaded with some demo 4K content, a player along with a scheduler for use for a hands-free demo. You know, it comes right up (very quickly with the SSD drive) and starts to play 4K content. However, there was no sound.

There are the usual array of outputs on this thing and I am using the HDMI 1.4 connection to my Pioneer Elite SC-65 and then on to the LG panel. Again, another very familiar step to select the HDMI as default for audio output.

So today I added a Buffalo Portable BDXL Blu-Ray Writer and installed the Ultra version of PowerDVD 14.

So now I can play any 4K that I can my hands on. The 4KDownloader for Youtube works nicely. Browsing Youtube is so much easier on the PC. I can also play Blu-rays. In fact with this version of PowerDVD I can watch (and just did... well... part of) Avatar in 3D with full DTS-HD audio! This kind of puts my Oppo BDP-103 out of business but, I'll continue to use the Oppo to play DVDs as it is still a bit simpler to do. That is until I get a Blu-ray with some 4K on it.

I see that the PowerDVD 14 has HEVC. I wonder if I can watch the Netflix 4K House of Cards. Probably. I don't know. I am just getting started on this particular adventure. There is still a lot to learn.

So anyway, yeah I got some toys but I had wanted to let you all know what I am playing with in case any of you have any questions and/or pointers for me. I plan to go into 4K content collection mode shortly. But since I started this thread it wasn't until this past Tuesday evening that I actually got to see 4K in all its splendor on my panel. It is sweet!
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Originally Posted by overtkill View Post

LG seems to have posted that an upgrade will be coming at this link:

http://www.lg.com/us/ultra-hd-4k-tv

4K Future Compatible
LG 4K TVs meet the current UHD standards by including support for native UHD content and are the only sets currently on the market to include a high efficiency video codec (HEVC) also known as H.265 for streaming UHD content via the Smart TV interface.

As new sources of content become available in the future, some may require next generation interfaces and LG is planning to make an upgrade available later in the year which will support the latest versions of HDMI and HEVC.*

*May require a separate purchase and installation. Contact LG Customer Service with any questions regarding the LG 4K upgrade offer.
Phone: 800-243-0000

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Originally Posted by Andykard View Post

I just spoke with customer support about this and he told me that the upgrade kit will be available around September of this year, pricing hasn't been finalized yet, but is expected to be around $400. The kit will provide a replacement board which will upgrade the TV to HDMI 2 and H265 codec. The price will include installation by LG.

Very cool! Looks like LG is planning on taking care of us early adopters after all.smile.gif Thanks for sharing the info!
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Well... so now I am watching native 4K content on my 84LM8600 panel! It only took some 16 months until I was to achieve this milestone. The images are superb. Not that the up-scaled HD isn't. It certainly is nice.

Since almost everyone that says that they have done this has done so using a PC and careful selection of a graphics card, I decided to go that way. So I bought the Nuvola NP-H1 Pro 4K UltraHD. This is basically a high-end PC in a sleek black brushed aluminum enclosure (roughly 8" x 8" x 2.5"). I purchased the version with Windows 7 OS and 500 GB SSD. It may not be obvious from their information but this is essentially an excellent general use PC with Intel HD Graphics. It is also nearly silent. I was actually expecting it to be larger.

Now Nuvola is working towards streaming and they will be offering the NP-1 which I guess is like a Roku for 4K. That will be Android based. It is not available yet. But I am not as much a fan of streaming and had wanted to be able to play local 4K content. So I got the NP-H1 and I am told that when Nuvola begins streaming I will have their application to run and can partake in that content.

This machine comes set for HD 1080p resolution. It was a simple and very familiar step to switch it to 2160p. The Windows desktop (before enlarging fonts) in 4K is actually a blast. Very humorous. If you stand up at the panel you can read the dialogs clear as day but there are acres of desktop beyond that for additional Windows. I had to laugh.

I added a wireless Logitech keyboard with built-in touch pad (k400) for use as a "remote". Oh and I installed Chrome straight off. I am certainly not an IE fan.

The NP-H1 comes pre-loaded with some demo 4K content, a player along with a scheduler for use for a hands-free demo. You know, it comes right up (very quickly with the SSD drive) and starts to play 4K content. However, there was no sound.

There are the usual array of outputs on this thing and I am using the HDMI 1.4 connection to my Pioneer Elite SC-65 and then on to the LG panel. Again, another very familiar step to select the HDMI as default for audio output.

So today I added a Buffalo Portable BDXL Blu-Ray Writer and installed the Ultra version of PowerDVD 14.

So now I can play any 4K that I can my hands on. The 4KDownloader for Youtube works nicely. Browsing Youtube is so much easier on the PC. I can also play Blu-rays. In fact with this version of PowerDVD I can watch (and just did... well... part of) Avatar in 3D with full DTS-HD audio! This kind of puts my Oppo BDP-103 out of business but, I'll continue to use the Oppo to play DVDs as it is still a bit simpler to do. That is until I get a Blu-ray with some 4K on it.

I see that the PowerDVD 14 has HEVC. I wonder if I can watch the Netflix 4K House of Cards. Probably. I don't know. I am just getting started on this particular adventure. There is still a lot to learn.

So anyway, yeah I got some toys but I had wanted to let you all know what I am playing with in case any of you have any questions and/or pointers for me. I plan to go into 4K content collection mode shortly. But since I started this thread it wasn't until this past Tuesday evening that I actually got to see 4K in all its splendor on my panel. It is sweet!

That's awesome that you're now enjoying some true 4K material, I can only imagine just how amazing it looks! Sounds like you have a sweet 4K PC type setup with that Nuvola. I checked out their web page and am very impressed by what it is able to do. Sounds like you're having fun with your new toy. Very cool! Thanks for sharing.wink.gif
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Originally Posted by bscloutier View Post

Well... so now I am watching native 4K content on my 84LM8600 panel! It only took some 16 months until I was to achieve this milestone. The images are superb. Not that the up-scaled HD isn't. It certainly is nice.

Since almost everyone that says that they have done this has done so using a PC and careful selection of a graphics card, I decided to go that way. So I bought the Nuvola NP-H1 Pro 4K UltraHD. This is basically a high-end PC in a sleek black brushed aluminum enclosure (roughly 8" x 8" x 2.5"). I purchased the version with Windows 7 OS and 500 GB SSD. It may not be obvious from their information but this is essentially an excellent general use PC with Intel HD Graphics. It is also nearly silent. I was actually expecting it to be larger.

Now Nuvola is working towards streaming and they will be offering the NP-1 which I guess is like a Roku for 4K. That will be Android based. It is not available yet. But I am not as much a fan of streaming and had wanted to be able to play local 4K content. So I got the NP-H1 and I am told that when Nuvola begins streaming I will have their application to run and can partake in that content.

This machine comes set for HD 1080p resolution. It was a simple and very familiar step to switch it to 2160p. The Windows desktop (before enlarging fonts) in 4K is actually a blast. Very humorous. If you stand up at the panel you can read the dialogs clear as day but there are acres of desktop beyond that for additional Windows. I had to laugh.

I added a wireless Logitech keyboard with built-in touch pad (k400) for use as a "remote". Oh and I installed Chrome straight off. I am certainly not an IE fan.

The NP-H1 comes pre-loaded with some demo 4K content, a player along with a scheduler for use for a hands-free demo. You know, it comes right up (very quickly with the SSD drive) and starts to play 4K content. However, there was no sound.

There are the usual array of outputs on this thing and I am using the HDMI 1.4 connection to my Pioneer Elite SC-65 and then on to the LG panel. Again, another very familiar step to select the HDMI as default for audio output.

So today I added a Buffalo Portable BDXL Blu-Ray Writer and installed the Ultra version of PowerDVD 14.

So now I can play any 4K that I can my hands on. The 4KDownloader for Youtube works nicely. Browsing Youtube is so much easier on the PC. I can also play Blu-rays. In fact with this version of PowerDVD I can watch (and just did... well... part of) Avatar in 3D with full DTS-HD audio! This kind of puts my Oppo BDP-103 out of business but, I'll continue to use the Oppo to play DVDs as it is still a bit simpler to do. That is until I get a Blu-ray with some 4K on it.

I see that the PowerDVD 14 has HEVC. I wonder if I can watch the Netflix 4K House of Cards. Probably. I don't know. I am just getting started on this particular adventure. There is still a lot to learn.

So anyway, yeah I got some toys but I had wanted to let you all know what I am playing with in case any of you have any questions and/or pointers for me. I plan to go into 4K content collection mode shortly. But since I started this thread it wasn't until this past Tuesday evening that I actually got to see 4K in all its splendor on my panel. It is sweet!

So does the NP-H1 have HEVC built in? Only HDMI 1.4 isn't that going to be a problem in the long term? Seems quite expensive for what it is tbh but hey you seem to be pleased with it which is the main thing I guess smile.gif
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