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One other question - my wife has zero interest in 3D (although she has never seen it). I would like to buy one 3D movie for her to try. She likes movies like Avatar, Twilight, Harry Potter, or anything in that type on genre. Any suggestions?
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One other question - my wife has zero interest in 3D (although she has never seen it). I would like to buy one 3D movie for her to try. She likes movies like Avatar, Twilight, Harry Potter, or anything in that type on genre. Any suggestions?
Thanks again, Gerry
Avatar 3D is my favorite blu ray.
Finding Nemo and Gravity are great in 3D as well

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Please bear with me as I have read so many different threads before ordering the 65x900a a couple days ago. This x10 media server: does it come with any movies like the X1? Will it have Netfiix & Amazon (when available) 4k streaming apps? $500 bucks is a lot money (to me) for something that might be the same as the X1!!
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The x10 comes with 50 free "titles" which are trailers and shorts from what i read. There are no movies like the x1 had. You also have to download them - nothing is preloaded.
Netflix is all that has been confirmed - so who knows if other apps will be added later? I agree the price is steep for so little content.
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Avatar 3D is my favorite blu ray.
Finding Nemo and Gravity are great in 3D as well

Aye, you can't go wrong with a bit of Avatar if you want a demo-quality 3D experience.
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Avatar or Gravity
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Avatar. I thought's Gravity's 3D was underwhelming. It's a stunning looking piece in terms of the actual cinematography, and the movie itself is an awesome experience, but to my eyes the 3D is mild at best.
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While not the worst, the last two Harry Potter movies were converted to 3d rather sloppily- so avoid those if you are trying to make a convert of your wife. If she buys in whole-hog, you can always buy the 2 pack later. Sometimes I think I just bought them to complete the set and have a bit of Emma Watson in 3d before I have to find an import of Noah's conversion for certain non western markets...

With Avatar you are simply awash in the planet's environ. Best title out there to impress- I agree with the others.

Gravity 3d is second.

IMHO, I would then think of a couple films with robots fighting each other and big monsters. Probably not her cup of tea.

If she likes fantasy, the Hobbit movies are a bit below those standouts but still a lot of fun. There's even a love story smashed in there which I consider heresy but perhaps women like the idea of inter species forbidden romance?

I am struggling to think of the title that best employs both depth and popout if you were trying to encapsulate the whole experience. I don't think Avatar had a whole hell of a lot of the latter, but the best of the former.
Anyone have an opinion on this?
(I'm also asking this for selfish reasons because I intend to watch one of my yet-to-see 3d Blurays tonight)

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Avatar. I thought's Gravity's 3D was underwhelming. It's a stunning looking piece in terms of the actual cinematography, and the movie itself is an awesome experience, but to my eyes the 3D is mild at best.
I agree that Avatar is the best 3D i have seen and nothing else is in the same league. My favorite bluray movie is Blade Runner but that is not in 3D - sadly - there are only 7 versions of the film - so far
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While not the worst, the last two Harry Potter movies were converted to 3d rather sloppily- so avoid those if you are trying to make a convert of your wife. If she buys in whole-hog, you can always buy the 2 pack later. Sometimes I think I just bought them to complete the set and have a bit of Emma Watson in 3d before I have to find an import of Noah's conversion for certain non western markets...

With Avatar you are simply awash in the planet's environ. Best title out there to impress- I agree with the others.

Gravity 3d is second.

IMHO, I would then think of a couple films with robots fighting each other and big monsters. Probably not her cup of tea.

If she likes fantasy, the Hobbit movies are a bit below those standouts but still a lot of fun. There's even a love story smashed in there which I consider heresy but perhaps women like the idea of inter species forbidden romance?

I am struggling to think of the title that best employs both depth and popout if you were trying to encapsulate the whole experience. I don't think Avatar had a whole hell of a lot of the latter, but the best of the former.
Anyone have an opinion on this?
Objects appear a good 5 feet out from my TV while watching Avatar - not sure if that is what you mean by popout.
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I agree that Avatar is the best 3D i have seen and nothing else is in the same league. My favorite bluray movie is Blade Runner but that is not in 3D - sadly - there are only 7 versions of the film - so far
I bought Blade Runner "the final cut" - it was the very last DVD I bought. No idea where it sits in the 7 lol
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Objects appear a good 5 feet out from my TV while watching Avatar - not sure if that is what you mean by popout.
Well, then.

I saw it twice in the theater and didn't notice (or remember?) much of that, but my recent experiences tell me i shouldn't really speak to this other than to ask others. I don't really want to watch Avatar or Gravity tonight tho....
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I bought Blade Runner "the final cut" - it was the very last DVD I bought. No idea where it sits in the 7 lol
That is the one to own - it is the only version that Ridley endorses because he had full control over that. The director's cut was not really his true vision - evidently.
Some of the versions have subtle differences - voice overs to help explain the story - different endings - etc

The Final Cut contains the original full-length version of the unicorn dream, which had never been in any version, has been restored. Additionally, all of the additional violence and alternate edits from the international cut have been inserted.
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On another topic, briefly... Sony tech support called me again today and for the FOURTH time in a week told me to use optical/toslink out of the TV when using the X1 to get sound.

And I for the FOURTH time told them to stop shoveling that **** and give me surround sound with my 4k movies!
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The color rendering is different than the Sammy I'm used to, but every time so far that I think I don't like it, I compare and conclude that it is the programming and not the set at fault. Lots more screen and lots more pixels show off the deficiency of the production of the source a lot more.
Same with me. Not just color, but whenever there is something I see I don't like, I fire up the xbr8 I have right next to it still and then realize it's not the set's fault.
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You hate the flicker effect but some people like it, which is why the Impulse setting on the Sony sets is gaining traction with gamers. The backlight blinking 'refreshes' the eye between frames, giving the images more temporal resolution which helps when playing low-res 8 or 16-bit classics.
For those who don't understand Motionflow Impulse, it blinks the backlight exactly like a CRT blinks during it's refresh. This completely eliminates sample-and-hold and because of how it blinks, it also virtually eliminates the smearing effect. With Impulse, you get a full 1080 lines of motion resolution but without any Frame Interpolation which is really bad for gaming. It is literally CRT-like motion resolution from an LCD, the effect for gamers with Impulse is actually better than plasma for gaming because there is no blue and yellow phosphor trailing like on a plasma. I had and returned a W850A from the Fry's deal a few weeks ago to buy this X900A, if you haven't gamed on a Sony TV with Impulse mode I can say that as a gamer you literally haven't lived. It's that good, and it makes all games better but especially any game with fast motion like Call of Duty or any shooter.

Which is why I'm so sad it's not available on this 4K set. The quality of the panel on this X900A blows the W850A so far out of the water that I think it reached orbit. But no Impulse in Game Mode, WHY SONY? WHY??
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For those who don't understand Motionflow Impulse, it blinks the backlight exactly like a CRT blinks during it's refresh. This completely eliminates sample-and-hold and because of how it blinks, it also virtually eliminates the smearing effect. With Impulse, you get a full 1080 lines of motion resolution but without any Frame Interpolation which is really bad for gaming. It is literally CRT-like motion resolution from an LCD, the effect for gamers with Impulse is actually better than plasma for gaming because there is no blue and yellow phosphor trailing like on a plasma. I had and returned a W850A from the Fry's deal a few weeks ago to buy this X900A, if you haven't gamed on a Sony TV with Impulse mode I can say that as a gamer you literally haven't lived. It's that good, and it makes all games better but especially any game with fast motion like Call of Duty or any shooter.

Which is why I'm so sad it's not available on this 4K set. The quality of the panel on this X900A blows the W850A so far out of the water that I think it reached orbit. But no Impulse in Game Mode, WHY SONY? WHY??
Have you tried using a mode where impulse is available and seeing if the input lag is at all acceptable (turning everything in the menus off I would think, including SBM)? I cannot recall if anyone ever stated the input lag measurement for anything other than Game.

I play sports and RPGs almost exclusively and the last online shooter I was really into was Unreal Tournament on the PC. The thing is, even if I don't care about input lag for these types of games, how do I deal with the much dimmer picture, even with backlight and Picture maxed?

Not that I won't try it since you recommended it

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