I'm really hoping to wait until next year until I do my technology upgrade, but recently my HT has been getting moody. I've got a 50" Panny PZ85U which randomly turns itself off. No blink code and it usually comes right back on. Just yesterday the HDMI out on my Pioneer 1018 failed, so now I've reverted to an HDMI switch and various optical/coax cables, losing my DTS-MA and TrueHD.
Looking at the B7/C7 after seeing OLED in person. After plasma I don't think I can go elsewhere. One particular tech question:
I use my PS4 is gaming mode, other devices (Frontier (u-verse IPTV), AppleTV, and Blu-Ray player) use a cinema mode with custom settings. Unfortunately on the old Panny you can't switch picture modes via a single button or reliable sequence, so my Harmony remote would be useless.
But each HDMI port does retain its own mode, so all the movie/TV devices go into the receiver and then out to a single port on the TV. And the PS4 goes to another port on the TV.
Can the B7/C7 picture modes be switched by a single button, i.e. part of a Harmony remote activity?
Lastly, I have mixed concerns about the observations here on the variances in picture quality. I'm already used to GoT (and anything else with dark scenes) looking like garbage when I watch them on Frontier. But it's one of those things I tend to gloss over until I get the BD release, and realize what I've been missing.
For those that have less than satisfactory gray tests, would dark scenes that already look lousy over TV look even worse than on my plasma?