Originally Posted by s9roo
I'm struggling to get any local Sony Store to let me bring my Ps3 / Xbox in to test it and what with both new consoles on pre-order, I want to make sure it gives good performance.
Strange - in the Palo Alto Sony Style store they have two 65x900a's on display that have a sophisticated demo system hooked up to them, controlled by a big touchscreen tablet, that lets you switch between sources (e.g. live TV, Blu-ray) including the PS3. When I saw it, only the PS3 XMB was displayed, but I would guess you could stick a game in there and fire it up.
I have to say that getting very close to the TV, with the XMB static and nothing moving, there were some artifacts added by the 4K upscaling. I am not talking about the antialiasing of the text - I mean that separate but close to some of the icons you could see slight patches of stationary noise. Now, I had to walk to within a few feet of the TV to see these, so they aren't visible from a typical viewing distance. But I was disappointed to see them.
In any case, I wish that the TV had a 1:1 setting option for 1080p - i.e. that simply took each 1080p pixel and displayed it using four of the 4K pixels. This would avoid any conversion whatsoever. For consoles that run in 1080p (like the PS3 interface, some PS3 games, and the majority of PS4 and Xbox One games), I would greatly prefer that to upscaling.
I didn't get to see any gaming in motion (which is more important), nor did I get to see any gaming in 3D.