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post #12781 of 12793 Old 01-28-2015, 06:50 PM
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Thanks, you are indeed correct on that. Possibly! I could have never noticed, but now that I do I cannot un-notice it. When I get whatever model they decide to give me I will check for this. I cannot accept this. I can accept some clouding or flashlighting (whatever it's called) but not this for the $7K I paid for it. I can say it's only not visible during dark scene's obviously. No matter if it's a Blu-ray or Cable. I wish I could just accept it as otherwise this is a great tv but I can't.

I went through the same thing with a total of 6 exchanges and I'm sad to say all of them had banding. Even the 950b. If you look for it on the right content you will find it on every Sony tv from the. 900a 900b and 950b. I ended up returning the 950b because I missed the passive 3d to much and it was an extra 3000. I ended up getting another 900a. This one has mild banding on the right side but once you get over it you will stop noticing it for the most part. They might send you a 900b that has it even worst banding then your a.
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Is the 900A less of a picture / TV than the 950B?
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Hey everyone, I own a 65x900a since June 2014, been debating whether or not to get the fmp x10 or a cheaper 4k media player, rather pay $700 than buying a new TV any suggestions?
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Wait for Blu-ray 4K

If I were you I would wait. At the end of the year we will see the release of 4k Blu-ray. Those players will most likely include Netflix and Amazon in 4K. You can always wait till there is a cheaper 4K streaming option. Much better than the x1 or x10 as they are only going to carry Sony films and not all other movie studios.
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Absolutely! If you've done without 4K so far then don't piss your money away on Sony's system looking for a 4K fix. UHD BD should debut Q4 this year, and it will be higher quality than the streamed offerings anyway.
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Is the 900A less of a picture / TV than the 950B?

For 2d viewing yes, the FALD on the 950 makes the black levels much deeper and the contrast in much higher. Now if the 900a was FALD!!!! I did find the FALD a little distracting sometimes though you could see some pulsing on some scenes. All in all with price considered I still like my 900a better but in a perfect world it would have a FALD like the 950. One other thing I liked about the 950 was the pixel response time was faster so in panning shots so it would not get that smeared fuzzy look the 900 can.
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I have both the 65 inch 900a and 65ich 900b

The 900b has a lot of ghosting on 3d, while my 900a passive has no ghosting....is there anyway to get rid of ghosting on the 900b?
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I have both the 65 inch 900a and 65ich 900b

The 900b has a lot of ghosting on 3d, while my 900a passive has no ghosting....is there anyway to get rid of ghosting on the 900b?
Not really, when the sets on for an hour and warmed up it will get a little less but that's about it. The 900a just has the best 3d so it's hard to compare the two.
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You guys are right, might as wait, also being that the x900a has quantum dot technology does it mean it will comply with the HDR specs ??
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What do you guys think about the nuvola np1 with ultraflix??
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What do you guys think about the nuvola np1 with ultraflix??
Proceed with caution.
I think Nuvola is getting out of the media player business and focusing on their streaming service.

This statement below which has been on their website for at least a year screams "Houston we have a problem" to me. H.264 is not capable of decoding 4K. That is why all 900a owners needed to buy Sony's media player with the H.265 codec included in order to stream Netflix 4K.

From the website:
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The Nuvola NP-1 supports current 4K Ultra HD video using the H.264 compression, and will be automatically updated with the latest H.265 (HEVC) codecs as they become available.

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What do you guys think about the nuvola np1 with ultraflix??
There are several cheaper Android based boxes that are good for XBMC and allow you to playback the YouTube downloaded 4K MP4 files. I have the Open Hour Chameleon and with the current firmware version I'd give it a 7 out of 10. I am able to use the UltraFlix app from the Google Play Store. None of these android boxes currently allow you to playback Netflix in 4K streaming.

I had the X1 as it came bundled with my purchase of the 900a. i sold it on eBay and purchased the X10. I am happy with the X10 but would not have been had I paid full retail price for it.

Might be best to wait for the 4K BluRay Players coming out at the end of the year.
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I was watching Idiot Abroad on Netflix when I was suddenly scared my 65 went bad. Out of nowhere it looked like I had around 12 groupings of dead pixels! I jumped off the couch grabbing remotes and saying many words not needing repeated here. Turned the show off and noticed they were gone. I then realized it was a problem with show. Just to make sure I flipped around some other shows.
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