Originally Posted by ultraflexed
Can you watch 2 3d movies in a row with active glasses without hurting your eyes
Also when 4k 3d comes out, will I be suck with half res 2k on the 900a xbr?
Last question, how do you like 900a 65inch, how is the 3d compared to theaters? Hows the 4k movies
I like the x900a 65inch with fmp-x10 with passive 3d but want to be left behind with some of limitations like hevc or hdmi 2. But was told 900a is hdmi 2 capable and hevc is corrected with the fmp-x10
You what do you think
Xbr-65x900a w/fmp-10 or just the xbr-65x900b?
I cannot watch active 3d for longer than a few hours. I do not notice any flickering, but I still get eye strain/fatigue after about 1.5 hours and my eyes start watering until I take a break. It really stinks, because I find myself eagerly waiting for the movie to end so I can relieve myself of discomfort. The heavier glasses also begin to hurt the bridge of my nose after a while, even though they felt fine at first. Though, to be fair, my active 3d experience is with a sony hx800 series, which is a bit older tech. Active may have gotten better since then. You may want to try and find a way to spend a longer period of time with the active than just a brief show room experience if 3d is important to you, and you are seriously considering the B series.
I have none of these problems with the passive on the x900a, and have watched about 4 hours of consecutive 3d content without a break or discomfort of any kind.
If and when 4k 3d format comes around, you are correct in that the A will not be able to output 4k to each eye. But, I don't think this will matter in the end. Many people already argue that the difference between HD and 4k is imperceptible. I can't imagine the difference between half 4k 3D and full 4k 3D being enough to worry about.
As for HDMI, the A and B have the same specs (though some older A models require a hardware upgrade). The only difference is the A only has one port with HDCP 2.2, and i think the B may have more. Most likely, once more 4k players are available, this will mean you can only have one 4k enabled device hooked up to the A at a time. However I am sure home theater receivers in the future will easily solve that problem. Same with the HEVC. You don't really need HEVC in your TV so long as some component in your home theater setup has it. Its probably only a matter of time before something like google chromecast has it.
As for the theater, I feel this tv is as good as a theater, except with less kids kicking your seat, cheaper concessions, and you don't have to put up with the jerk on the next row talking the whole time (unless you ARE that jerk, in which case you will be doing others a favor by sating home and enjoying this tv). In fact, with the money I will save by staying home and enjoying this beauty rather than going to the theater, this TV will basically pay for itself. In fact, I may have actually made money.
My opinion, 65x900a with media player, assuming you don't have a dud panel with uniformity issues, is far and away better than the 65x900b.