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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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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!
Well they were watching 4k since the TV only displays 4k. The content was upscaled to 4k rather than pure 4k
Details, details, details...


I think you should wait till the holidays. It is really the only one on the market so by default it is the best.
We need some competition from apple and roku.
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I am a new owner (took delivery on 8-19-14) of the 65x850a and unfortunately I am disappointed. There are enough similarities between the X850A and the X900A and I would like to get the X900a owners opinions on the following (X900A uses many of the same internal components and boards).


I find the picture soft on cable but it is a little better on Bluray. My previous Sony TV (KDL65W850A -1080p ) was sharper on both cable and Bluray but colors and blacks are better on the 65X850A. I also get a skip/jump in the motion of the picture once and awhile when using Motion Flow- Standard or Clear (I prefer clear). I did not get this on my previous Sony 1080p TV. I was wondering if the up-scaling and Motion Flow chips where not working correct which are on the main board. Since best buy was out of the 65X850A coupled with the fact that I got a great deal on this TV ($2100-new) I have contacted Sony about the issue and they agreed to replace the main board with a refurbished main board which they thought could be the issue of the soft picture and the motion skipping. I am not happy with replacing the main board with a refurbished one. I am not sure what I am gang to do yet.

May I be expecting too much from this TV? Could owners please tell me if the soft picture a characteristic of this TV? Also do owners see motion skipping/Jerking on Motion Flow settings standard and Clear. With Motion Flow off I also see a lot of judder on slow camera panning side to side and up and down. Thanks for the help.















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I have the 65X900A.

I have noticed recently that the nose, cheeks, and foreheads of people are very shiny - almost wet like. This is seen while watching most programs like news, games shows, talk shows, etc. I also see it when using high definition movie channels. My Blu-Ray player is currently out for service, so I am unable to test this, but either way this seems just wrong. I have tried to pick off programs broadcast in 1080, 720, and 480. This is always there now but more evident when I am off center by about 15 degrees or more. I don't recall EVER seeing this before. I am not sure if it could be a software update etc.

I have tried changing every setting on my TV to see if one is more sensitive to this issue than others with NO success. I just reset the TV and then reconfigured it with Jerry's settings also without success. I think its worse after the TV has been on for 10 minutes or more. I went into BB and looked at their various TV's at various angles. Not one showed this.

Anyone else seeing this, or have ideas on it.

Thank you for you input.
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I have the 65X900A.

I have noticed recently that the nose, cheeks, and foreheads of people are very shiny - almost wet like. This is seen while watching most programs like news, games shows, talk shows, etc. I also see it when using high definition movie channels. My Blu-Ray player is currently out for service, so I am unable to test this, but either way this seems just wrong. I have tried to pick off programs broadcast in 1080, 720, and 480. This is always there now but more evident when I am off center by about 15 degrees or more. I don't recall EVER seeing this before. I am not sure if it could be a software update etc.

I have tried changing every setting on my TV to see if one is more sensitive to this issue than others with NO success. I just reset the TV and then reconfigured it with Jerry's settings also without success. I think its worse after the TV has been on for 10 minutes or more. I went into BB and looked at their various TV's at various angles. Not one showed this.

Anyone else seeing this, or have ideas on it.

Thank you for you input.
Until you can provide a different source (ie Blu Ray, Netflix, etc.) to the TV i'm afraid that there is not much you can do in the way of troubleshooting the problem or that anyone can help. You don't mention what source you are feeding the TV either (cable, satellite, ?). Really need to provide a different source and Blu Ray players are cheap .
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Yes that is interesting! Strangely enough they were really trying to push the X5 option... But they had already offered me the X10 with board swap option way back in May. It was commented in my account, so I guess they had to stand behind it.

I would recommend that you ask for that same option.
brenthenry. Any update from Sony about the work they promised to do for you? I spoke with Sony CDN and they essentially said 'buy the X5' for $400. They also gave me the impression that they didn't want to hear from me again.
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Yes that is interesting! Strangely enough they were really trying to push the X5 option... But they had already offered me the X10 with board swap option way back in May. It was commented in my account, so I guess they had to stand behind it.

I would recommend that you ask for that same option.
brenthenry. Any update from Sony about the work they promised to do for you? I spoke with Sony CDN and they essentially said 'buy the X5' for $400. They also gave me the impression that they didn't want to hear from me again.
Yes, I called Sony Canada last week and they are arranging to come into my home later this week to do the HDMI-4 board swap/upgrade. And apparently they will have the X-10 with them to install and test out? However, I have not heard from their tech as of yet to arrange a time.
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