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post #12121 of 12129 Old 09-13-2014, 06:09 PM
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The Netflix content is 1080p, up-converted to 4K.

Who knows when other streaming options will become available?

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Thanks AustinJerry - I'm not that stoked about paying Sony another $500 just so I can pay them $30 to rent a movie. About the external media player market, is it safe to assume that in the (hopefully near) future something will come onto the market that offers all the 4k content we could ever dream of for a reasonable price?

Side question; Is the 4k content I'm watching from YouTube not actually 4k? It looks significantly better than regular broadcast content from my cable provider (AT&T Uverse).
Unless the price is dropping tomorrow - which i hope it does since the spiderman promo ends today - it is $700 for the media player. The preorder promo was $500.
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Unless the price is dropping tomorrow - which i hope it does since the spiderman promo ends today - it is $700 for the media player. The preorder promo was $500.
Where did you see this price drop Mdjones? On the day I bought the TV I also put down a $50 deposit toward the FMP-X10 so that I could get it for $500 when it arrived in store. I've since decided to hold out on buying it though due to mixed reviews. It's been my hope that another product (like Apple TV) might be a better option...

Question for you guys; Are the short 4k/UHD videos I've been watching from YouTube through Chromecast actually displaying in 4k? The video quality looks significantly better than other content.
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you are not seeing them in "native" 4k; they are 1080p, upconverted by your tv to 4k..
we still can't see any "real" 4k on this tv, other than through the overpriced media server..
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Where did you see this price drop Mdjones? On the day I bought the TV I also put down a $50 deposit toward the FMP-X10 so that I could get it for $500 when it arrived in store. I've since decided to hold out on buying it though due to mixed reviews. It's been my hope that another product (like Apple TV) might be a better option...

Question for you guys; Are the short 4k/UHD videos I've been watching from YouTube through Chromecast actually displaying in 4k? The video quality looks significantly better than other content.
It has not dropped yet - but i have no doubt it will soon. My comment was in response to someone saying 500 was steep for the player and i was saying it was 700.

Something filmed in 4K and then played in 1080P is going to usually look better than something filmed in 1080p. You are not watching it in 4K though. Hit the display button on the TV while watching your Cromecast and it will show you the resolution of the signal being fed to the TV.
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you are not seeing them in "native" 4k; they are 1080p, upconverted by your tv to 4k..
we still can't see any "real" 4k on this tv, other than through the overpriced media server..
True dat.
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you are not seeing them in "native" 4k; they are 1080p, upconverted by your tv to 4k..
we still can't see any "real" 4k on this tv, other than through the overpriced media server..
That makes me very sad and now I feel kind of foolish considering how many friends I've sat in front of this damn tv and told they're watching 4k!!! . So since I didn't buy the stupid media player I've never actually seen my $4000 tv play 4k content!!! Truly embarrassing.

How confident are you guys that the FMP-X10 is the best media player on the market? Now that I've waited this long should I just hold out a little longer?

Side note, did anyone see the new Vizio P Series is available for pre order at Best Buy. The friggin 70 inch was $2499 I believe. Now that's a kick in the pants. Please tell me that panel is **** compared to our Sony's!
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That makes me very sad and now I feel kind of foolish considering how many friends I've sat in front of this damn tv and told they're watching 4k!!! . So since I didn't buy the stupid media player I've never actually seen my $4000 tv play 4k content!!! Truly embarrassing.

How confident are you guys that the FMP-X10 is the best media player on the market? Now that I've waited this long should I just hold out a little longer?

Side note, did anyone see the new Vizio P Series is available for pre order at Best Buy. The friggin 70 inch was $2499 I believe. Now that's a kick in the pants. Please tell me that panel is **** compared to our Sony's!
don't worry; your friends will never know!

that media player is not the best by any means, buts its the only way to get 4k on this tv right now..

can't speak about the Vizio, since I have never seen it, but most of us here will say this TV is still the best set out there now..
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don't worry; your friends will never know!

that media player is not the best by any means, buts its the only way to get 4k on this tv right now..

can't speak about the Vizio, since I have never seen it, but most of us here will say this TV is still the best set out there now..
The Vizio does not have 3d. That could impact people's decision About this set.
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