I Think I'm Going To Return My 4k Setup - Samsung HU8550 & Onkyo AVR
I'm waiving the white flag and ready to throw in the towel... unless I'm wrong here (fingers crossed I am).
I purchased the Samsung UN65HU8550 just before Thanksgiving, along with the Onkyo TX-NR636 AVR that claims to upscale content to 4k. Prior I had a high end Samsung 52" with the Onkyo TX-NR5007, but that didn't support HDMI 1.4 or above.
First issue I had with the Samsung is I keep getting the video signal loss via HDMI, mainly on movie channels like HBO. I was told by the "elite" crew at Best Buy it was the HDMI cable or AVR. After spending countless hours reading and talking with support, turns out the Onkyo can only handle 4k @ 30hz, not 60hz -- that is only for pass-through.
I use a HTPC, along with a Samsung 3D bluray player that upscales to 4k. Not a bad picture at all, considering the TV upscales too.
Point being, my AV equipment is located in a closet in my basement, and I have my main TV in my living room, which is connected by a 15' high speed HDMI, and there is no room for the AV toys to sit near the TV, plus I spent a boat load on this setup.
Given that the Onkyo doesn't support true 4k @ 60hz upscaling, there really is no need to keep it, since that was the only reason I purchased it right? I can just bypass the AVR and use the ARC channel via HDMI to send audio back, but limited to 3 inputs on the TV (HTPC, Apple TV, 3D Bluray).
On the other hand, I'm reading that the Samsung doesn't stand up to the quality of the Sony X900B sets, however I really dislike the speakers on the edge of the Sony.
I know there is a million threads on here based on "should I buy a 4K TV?" but I'm more asking is the technology good enough in the Samsung (or even Sony) to keep it and wait for a better AVR, or just hold off completely for a TV that supports 12 bit color and an AVR that outputs 4k @ 60hz?
Just have a good amount of money riding on the line and would hate to have a setup that is below good quality for what I'm trying to do.