Originally Posted by vvuuren
Thanks for advice. Do you think it's worth while waiting for the 2014's?
1. The 2014 4Ks will probably show up at retailers in March, so not that long to wait.
2. Maybe Sony will fix the defective 3D on the 2014 models
3. The 2013 4Ks may not be capable of streaming because they lack the H.265 codec (AKA 'HEVC').
All the 2014s will have this codec. Of course streaming may/may not be possible with a computer, all depends on
the streaming source. For example, Netflix will be streaming 'House of Cards season 2' in 4K. But, they'll encode with the H.265 codec. Currently, the only player that
plays Netflix is the Silverlight player which lacks the H.265. So the only way a 2013 4K TV plays Netflix is either Netflix allows other players (like the VLC video player), or,
Silverlight is upgraded to include the H.265 Codec. No way to know until Netflix starts streaming in 4K, could go either way.
#3 above is why I'm hanging on to my 2013 Sony for now since I need it as a test bed for 4K streaming. But of course it will go back to the retailer for a full refund before my return window closes.
Had I bought this Sony from a discount 'no returns' retailer, I'd be selling it on Ebay for 1/2 what I paid for it.