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post #11911 of 11930 Old 08-28-2014, 02:04 PM
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Does anyone know what the speed of the network adapter is for the 900a? 10/100 or 10/100/1000?
10/100.

Same on the FMPX10.

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10/100.

Same on the FMPX10.
That sucks... I feel bad for people with this tv or the fmpx10 that have google fiber or the 1G AT&T fiber...
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Thanks for the info. I've found that the dark banding is only noticeable in fast pans with grayish skies and I'm playing infamous which has a LOT of sky in it. The perfection of the picture may just be exacerbating be the problem because everything is so beautiful except for the minute blemish. It's definitely there in the game but I have a feeling I'm being a bit too sensitive. Has the motion blur in games bothered you at all?

Can anyone educated on the matter speak top how well this panel performs compared to a top end 1080p panel like the Samsung F8000? I'm still caught up on the ever present motion blur when playing games. Cinemotion on smooth helps tremendously but still isn't great, and of course introduces more lag. Impulse mode kills motion blur but I don't care for the flickering. My understanding is that the Sammy can resolve full 1080 motion which makes it ideal for gaming. I've considered swapping out for one but I wouldn't give up a fantastic picture for it. If full hd content looks similar on both panels but better motion resolution on the F8000 I may have to consider it.

I'm secretly hoping the Sammy doesn't stack up but the reviews and specs seem to point to it being a set with killer picture and great for gaming. I wouldn't mind giving up 4k for now to get a comparably good 1080 panel that resolves motion better for my gaming. Then jumping back on 4k when more content is available. I hate to give up this king of televisions, especially since I'm a "Sony Guy" but my games just have a lot more blur than my old hx800 set. I'm assuming it's the response time or processing needed to upscale 1080 then quickly move it around.

I would love to hear everyone's thoughts out there who game quite a bit on this TV. Also, anyone who may have been looking at a comparable high end 1080 set. Is this panel something truly special or are 4k and passive 3d the "only" true benefits?
I'm not the most educated on the amtter, but I played TitanFall last night with minimal motion blur for being 6 feet away at the moment. In game mode it did a good job tho nonetheless, a lot of fast motions and panning and I was really happy with it. Forza it works perfectly, no surprise there. I hope that helps for ya
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That sucks... I feel bad for people with this tv or the fmpx10 that have google fiber or the 1G AT&T fiber...
What do you mean? What could possibly require more bandwidth than 100Mbs?
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Interesting paper on quantum dots and LCD technology for backlighting. I don't know the details of the QD that Sony used, but the logic seems good.

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/ful...6269&id=270066

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What do you mean? What could possibly require more bandwidth than 100Mbs?
True that!

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Whatever you do, get Sony to update HDMI input #4 with the board change. Without it, your set will not have HDCP 2.2, which is going to be required for any kind of 4K playback on the set. Like always, they care more about copy protection than anything else.

I sprung for the FMPX10, which for the most part appears to work well. It is the only certain method of getting any kind of 4k playback on the 900A series televisions.

Go here:

https://www.4kactivation.com/index.cfm

Select the checkbox that you have your media player and see about scheduling the board update.
Thank you this was what I was looking for!
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This thread has taken a significant downhill slide.

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((edited 12 hours later to say: I was making humor about the comment that extra bandwidth was needed for 4K porn. Since that post was "modestly altered," my statement (again humorous) doesn't make much sense.))

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This thread has taken a significant downhill slide.

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Well the Tv is a year old now, a long time in technology these days!

But even the B thread is quiet.

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I've been scouring the net looking for information on the ps4 and 4k streaming. I was really hoping that with the huge push by sony for 4k, the ps4 would have received an update to playback video unlimited at the higher definition by now. Doesn't seem like that's the case. I'd love to see some 4k video on the set. I'm not spending $700 on a dedicated player. I just dropped thousands on the tv and another few hundred on the console.

I don't suppose anyone here has information on when the ps4 will be updated or any great ideas on how I can view 4k on my 900a?

As for games, I've taken to just using game mode for 60fps titles and turning interpolation on for 30fps games. The motion blur (maybe resolution loss is a better term since the phenomenon doesn't seem nearly as bad as traditional motion blur people are used to). I've just about gotten used to it and it's not bothering as much anymore.

Anyone know how our A stacks up against the latest sets from Samsung? I saw the curved 9000 today in best buy and it looked fantastic, but of course it's running the same 4k server footage that every other high end television is showing.

After owning the x9 for a month now and looking at the 1080p top tier panels, it's fairly evident than even with upscaled content the pixel density of 4k helps out a fair amount. The typical LCD look is pretty much gone. Very natural.

I can't say for sure if quantum dots help, but the color on my tv sure looks a lot better than other sets I've seen in home environments.
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lol, sorry Lee,

Being a almost retired 20 year military man I have this instinctual thing that's been instilled in me. If you even think you might have offended someone, correct it before it escalates. So my thought when I seen your comment was, "oooops, someone took offense", so I edited it. Whether or not I think it's offensive doesn't matter, it's how any one single individual out of ten million perceives it.

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lol, sorry Lee,

Being a almost retired 20 year military man I have this instinctual thing that's been instilled in me. If you even think you might have offended someone, correct it before it escalates. So my thought when I seen your comment was, "oooops, someone took offense", so I edited it. Whether or not I think it's offensive doesn't matter, it's how any one single individual out of ten million perceives it.

Anyway,..

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It's all good Tweaker - laughed when i read the original post. That industry will probably help the 4K adoption rate.
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Hello, everyone. I'm a long time lurker who has frequently relied on the conversations here to make informed decisions in support of my television purchasing "problem" (that's how my wife refers to it!). I was at BB over the weekend and they had a 65" 850a for 2100, so I took the plunge. Got the tv home, plugged in and...nada. It's not drawing any power at all -- pretty disappointing, and my first encounter with this kind of problem. Since this was their last unit, I am trying to decide whether to just return it (my obvious leaning at this point given my a version to paying 2100 for a unit that has to be repaired immediately) or if the tv is too good for the price to simply wash my hands and move on.

I currently have a 55" HX850 from 2012, which has been very solid, but I was looking to go a bit bigger! Do you have thoughts on overall PQ between these two tvs? If the difference is significant, then I might look at going through Sony to repair this unit, or take a look at the 850b for a bit more money. Appreciate any thoughts you may have.

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Should see if they'd be willing to cut you a deal on a 900A.

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Hello, everyone. I'm a long time lurker who has frequently relied on the conversations here to make informed decisions in support of my television purchasing "problem" (that's how my wife refers to it!). I was at BB over the weekend and they had a 65" 850a for 2100, so I took the plunge. Got the tv home, plugged in and...nada. It's not drawing any power at all -- pretty disappointing, and my first encounter with this kind of problem. Since this was their last unit, I am trying to decide whether to just return it (my obvious leaning at this point given my a version to paying 2100 for a unit that has to be repaired immediately) or if the tv is too good for the price to simply wash my hands and move on.

I currently have a 55" HX850 from 2012, which has been very solid, but I was looking to go a bit bigger! Do you have thoughts on overall PQ between these two tvs? If the difference is significant, then I might look at going through Sony to repair this unit, or take a look at the 850b for a bit more money. Appreciate any thoughts you may have.

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Sounds like trouble to me - i would see how you can get a better model that actually works. For the inconvenience you have gone through they should be willing to deal with you.
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It's all good Tweaker - laughed when i read the original post. That industry will probably help the 4K adoption rate.
It worked wonders for Blu Ray when the battle was going on with HD DVD....hard to argue with the statement imo.
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There aren't Many 900As left, but hopefully they can locate one for you. I got one of the last ones between MN and IL last week
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Hello, everyone. I'm a long time lurker who has frequently relied on the conversations here to make informed decisions in support of my television purchasing "problem" (that's how my wife refers to it!). I was at BB over the weekend and they had a 65" 850a for 2100, so I took the plunge. Got the tv home, plugged in and...nada. It's not drawing any power at all -- pretty disappointing, and my first encounter with this kind of problem. Since this was their last unit, I am trying to decide whether to just return it (my obvious leaning at this point given my a version to paying 2100 for a unit that has to be repaired immediately) or if the tv is too good for the price to simply wash my hands and move on.

I currently have a 55" HX850 from 2012, which has been very solid, but I was looking to go a bit bigger! Do you have thoughts on overall PQ between these two tvs? If the difference is significant, then I might look at going through Sony to repair this unit, or take a look at the 850b for a bit more money. Appreciate any thoughts you may have.

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cant speak for the 850A or 850B, but our X900A's PQ is excellent! Not to mention the best 3D hands down IMO. Well worth the investment, if you can still find one.
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cant speak for the 850A or 850B, but our X900A's PQ is excellent! Not to mention the best 3D hands down IMO. Well worth the investment, if you can still find one.
Thanks to all for the quick replies. I've been working with BB to see if there is an X900A in my area. How do you guys feel about the quality and aesthetics of the speakers?

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Thanks to all for the quick replies. I've been working with BB to see if there is an X900A in my area. How do you guys feel about the quality and aesthetics of the speakers?

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The speakers are awesome.
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The speakers are awesome.
This. They are as good as most sound bars under $800. Voices are clear and it provides some good surround effects. It will never replace a real set up, but you will not need to buy a sound bar like you do with most TVs.
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Hi all I don't suppose anyone has managed to output 4k @ 60 from a PC yet? I have two R9 290x's and the 65X900a but can't play 4k above 24 fps
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