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post #2461 of 7251
Well, I put my order in for a 65x900a from AllTimeTvs. I know I'm taking a risk, but with the money savings, I felt it was worth it. The TV shipped yesterday, so counting down the days until it arrives!
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Originally Posted by spmorgan1 View Post

Well, I put my order in for a 65x900a from AllTimeTvs. I know I'm taking a risk, but with the money savings, I felt it was worth it. The TV shipped yesterday, so counting down the days until it arrives!

hopefully, you wont have to return it, or have any problems with it..there is a reason why places like this are so cheap...and, they arent an authorized Sony Reseller..

http://www.alltimetvs.com/Return_Cancellation_Policy.htm
post #2463 of 7251
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

No question about that, lets face it, if a PC is over a year old and you did not build this PC yourself, the odds of your card being that good are slim to none, especially if it is a laptop. Most laptop's today do not have 4K cards in them or a 4K screen.
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Originally Posted by laakness View Post

Ok, then I'm going to think that it's not actually 4K when the PC is not outputting 4K with the graphics card.

My original point is that just because a file has a native resolution doesn't mean that is the resolution it is output at. You can play that same 4K video in a window and your graphics card will just cram it into that resolution. The same is happening if your graphics card is 1920x1080 and plays a 4K video at full screen. It still only knows about the 1920x1080 space to display it in.

So much negativity! I've played 4K clips through an i5 (Haswell) laptop with Intel 4400 graphics, as the 4th generation Intel tech can output 4K at up to 30fps. It played thru the default Microsoft video app in Windows 8 with no lagging or tearing whatsoever.

Yes, these are genuine 2160p clips, downloaded from YouTube using the download extension for Chrome.

Yes, they are output over HDMI at genuine 4K/UHD resolution (either 4096x2160 up to 25p, or 3840x2160 up to 30p), I know this because I changed the resolution settings on the laptop myself and double checked what res the TV was getting using the 'display' (i+) button on the remote.

If you output 4096x2160 then you'll have borders around the frame, thankfully you can change the overscan on the TV using the aspect ratio button on the remote, though that feature is locked out with 3840x2160 signals. There is no support for higher 4K frame rates in the Intel graphics settings because the HDMI 1.4 spec won't allow it, of course.
post #2464 of 7251
I bought this 4k computer and it was delivered yesterday the Nuvola NP-H1, it runs windows 7 and they have it preset up with some 4k video files and VLC player, ive installed xbmc as I like the interface

http://www.nuvola4k.com/nph1.php

Works very well, with the Haswell HD4600 Graphics card the resolution can be changed upto 4096 x 2160

Its pretty fool proof and others say you could build one for $500 or so but couldnt be bothered with that.

Edit There is no wifi card in this, but has ethernet, im buying a $10 usb wifi adapter that should work
Edited by everunman - 10/8/13 at 1:17pm
post #2465 of 7251
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Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post


So much negativity! I've played 4K clips through an i5 (Haswell) laptop with Intel 4400 graphics, as the 4th generation Intel tech can output 4K at up to 30fps. It played thru the default Microsoft video app in Windows 8 with no lagging or tearing whatsoever.

Yes, these are genuine 2160p clips, downloaded from YouTube using the download extension for Chrome.

Yes, they are output over HDMI at genuine 4K/UHD resolution (either 4096x2160 up to 25p, or 3840x2160 up to 30p), I know this because I changed the resolution settings on the laptop myself and double checked what res the TV was getting using the 'display' (i+) button on the remote.

If you output 4096x2160 then you'll have borders around the frame, thankfully you can change the overscan on the TV using the aspect ratio button on the remote, though that feature is locked out with 3840x2160 signals. There is no support for higher 4K frame rates in the Intel graphics settings because the HDMI 1.4 spec won't allow it, of course.

There is no negativity. The OP never answered the question on whether or not he was using a 4K resolution on the laptop/PC. They just stated that because they downloaded 4K videos it meant that they were playing at 4K.

Thank you for clarifying though, I present to you one Internet Cookie of Achievement wink.gif
post #2466 of 7251
I still cannot find anything on the new software from Sony for the XBR65X900A or other X900A's.

What's updated is 3.802AAA

This is the latest description from the US Sony site.

File Description UPDATE System Software Update Release Date 8/31/2013 Version PKG3.710AAA File Size 159.57 MB Sony has designed the BRAVIA® Televisions software update process to be customer friendly. This software update (version PKG3.710AAA) provides the following benefits:
Improvements over version PKG3.611AAA:
Improved performance and stability of the Internet features
Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version PKG3.710AAA:
Improves stability of the sound output with a Blu-ray Disc™ player using an HDMI® connection
post #2467 of 7251
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Originally Posted by everunman View Post

I bought this 4k computer and it was delivered yesterday the Nuvola NP-H1, it runs windows 7 and they have it preset up with some 4k video files and VLC player, ive installed xbmc as I like the interface

http://www.nuvola4k.com/nph1.php

Works very well, with the Haswell HD4600 Graphics card the resolution can be changed upto 4096 x 2160

Its pretty fool proof and others say you could build one for $500 or so but couldnt be bothered with that.

Edit There is no wifi card in this, but has ethernet, im buying a $10 usb wifi adapter that should work

so what is it good for? Is there any movies? I have the $299 unit on pre-order but I am questioning on cancelling it.
post #2468 of 7251
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Originally Posted by William Chiu View Post

I still cannot find anything on the new software from Sony for the XBR65X900A or other X900A's.

What's updated is 3.802AAA

Sony site generally takes two weeks for new update to show and give description.
post #2469 of 7251
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Originally Posted by everunman View Post

I bought this 4k computer and it was delivered yesterday the Nuvola NP-H1, it runs windows 7 and they have it preset up with some 4k video files and VLC player, ive installed xbmc as I like the interface

http://www.nuvola4k.com/nph1.php

Works very well, with the Haswell HD4600 Graphics card the resolution can be changed upto 4096 x 2160

Its pretty fool proof and others say you could build one for $500 or so but couldnt be bothered with that.

Edit There is no wifi card in this, but has ethernet, im buying a $10 usb wifi adapter that should work

 

I have just ordered this one 

http://www.nuvola4k.com/

post #2470 of 7251
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Originally Posted by Abbas View Post


so what is it good for? Is there any movies? I have the $299 unit on pre-order but I am questioning on cancelling it.

 

I just called NanoTech the makers of Nuvola.

They explained that this NP-1 , simply sends 4k content wirelessly over the home network to your TV.

So you download 4k content from you tube on your pc, and let Nuvola send it ...

 

I do not think there are any movies in 4k to purchase on the internet yet.

post #2471 of 7251

Guys

do these tv's have a display port? Or only HDMI?

I'm too lazy to climb behind the tv with a flashlight to find one or not...

 

I spoke to EVGA, and they said that outputting from the display port, from graphics cards, to the tv is better than using the  HDMI output on the graphics card.

 

In this case I wonder if a display port adapter to HDMI would be a solution (assuming the Sony tv does not have a display port in)

post #2472 of 7251
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Originally Posted by quovadis123 View Post

Guys
do these tv's have a display port? Or only HDMI?
I'm too lazy to climb behind the tv with a flashlight to find one or not...

I spoke to EVGA, and they said that outputting from the display port, from graphics cards, to the tv is better than using the  HDMI output on the graphics card.

In this case I wonder if a display port adapter to HDMI would be a solution (assuming the Sony tv does not have a display port in)

I think the Panasonic WT600 is the only current 4K direct view with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2.
post #2473 of 7251
So, assuming we go to the trouble and expense of setting up a laptop with direct HDMI connection, what 4K content is available that would make this all worthwhile? I have done a YouTube search for 4K content, and all I see are short demo clips. Why would you want to sit and watch demo clips? Is there another source of content that I am unaware of?
post #2474 of 7251
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

So, assuming we go to the trouble and expense of setting up a laptop with direct HDMI connection, what 4K content is available that would make this all worthwhile? I have done a YouTube search for 4K content, and all I see are short demo clips. Why would you want to sit and watch demo clips? Is there another source of content that I am unaware of?

 

You are totally right...no content...no movies

Some music clips are now coming out in 4k

post #2475 of 7251
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Originally Posted by sytech View Post


I think the Panasonic WT600 is the only current 4K direct view with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2.

 

I have not seen it, but I hear awsome things about this panasonic

post #2476 of 7251
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

So, assuming we go to the trouble and expense of setting up a laptop with direct HDMI connection, what 4K content is available that would make this all worthwhile? I have done a YouTube search for 4K content, and all I see are short demo clips. Why would you want to sit and watch demo clips? Is there another source of content that I am unaware of?

Apart from downloading the 4k youtube videos not much else yet!

Its a nice upgrade over the 2011 mac mini ive been using

For me I also bought the samsung galaxy note 3 which can record video in 3840 x 2160, great for my family and holiday videos
post #2477 of 7251
I'm sure this was answered but i can find info on the 65 inch but nothing for the 55.

The specs I found for the 65 inch has under picture mode - Cinema1. But the 55 only has vivid / custom / standard.

So what are the best settings for the 55 inch.

Thanks
post #2478 of 7251
Are you sure? If you have the 55", try clicking Options/Scene Select on the remote. Cinema should be one of the options (auto, general, cinema, sports, music, animation, photo, game, and graphics).
post #2479 of 7251
Yes I know that option.... So what do I put under picture mode then?

Vivid / custom / standard

Thanks for your help
post #2480 of 7251
Got it... Doing it now.

Thanks
post #2481 of 7251
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Originally Posted by everunman View Post

I bought this 4k computer and it was delivered yesterday the Nuvola NP-H1, it runs windows 7 and they have it preset up with some 4k video files and VLC player, ive installed xbmc as I like the interface

http://www.nuvola4k.com/nph1.php

Works very well, with the Haswell HD4600 Graphics card the resolution can be changed upto 4096 x 2160

Its pretty fool proof and others say you could build one for $500 or so but couldnt be bothered with that.

Edit There is no wifi card in this, but has ethernet, im buying a $10 usb wifi adapter that should work

Show pics of how it looks please.
post #2482 of 7251
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If someone could help me with an issue I'm having with the Sony FMP-X1 media player I would be very appreciative.
My Sony XBR-65x850a TV is working phenomenally. I attempted to hook up my media player, and have been experiencing days of headache ever since.
My wireless router in the house has to be downstairs. This TV and media player are sitting upstairs. To solve this, initially I purchased a Netgear Range Extender. I hooked the TV and media player directly up to this device. I was able to get a network signal to the media player. Unfortunately, I received the "Cannot connect to media player" message after the initial 4K intro screen. What was interesting was, one of the first nights I had this, the TV and media server actually DID pair, and I was able to view several 4K clips and a movie. This pairing occurtred several minutes after allowing the media player to just sit there powered on and hooked up to the TV HDMI4. Unfortunately since that first night, I have not been able to achieve getting the media player successfully paired again.

I'm the other owner talking to Sony about this, and I've been torching them on Amazon reviews for this nonsense.

In a nutshell I was getting constant "network down" despite having an awesome network. Hours on the phone with Sony alwyaws wanting me to test my network which is always awesome but never testing their trash.

After many broken promises about getting back to me, nothing has happened.

I started thinking about it. The error message "Network appears to be down" is actually a TV message (unplug a wired connection while watching netflix or such). SO I started screwing around with the ---TV--- network setup

Here is what I did at it works perfectly now: switch the ---TV---- from wired to wireless using ---WPS---, not WAS security. That's the pushbutton security. Look it up.

Worked perfectly ever since.

Reported this to Sony haven't heard a word. Did get the TV software update today (8 OCT). still seems to work...
post #2483 of 7251

Anyone using Apple tv?

 

When i watch a movie on FULL as a screen option, the movie is filling the screen from right to left, but not top to bottom.

I have about 5" missing from top and bottom. Movie looks like letter box.

 

I then change to ZOOM, it fills the screen at the top and the bottom but stretches the image right and left.

 

Any ideas why Apple tv does not display a FULL picture which occupies the full 65" from corner to corner?

post #2484 of 7251
I just tested on my Apple TV 3rd Gen. On the ATV, the screen format is set to Auto. Here are some results for a few movies I just tested with

World War Z - Shows as you mentioned, letterbox style. ATV auto sets to 1080p HD - 60Hz. Top and bottom are missing about 4 or 5 inches.

Pacific Rim - Fills the screen. All the screen is filled.

Star Trek Into Darkness - Shows in letterbox style. Top and bottom are missing about 4 or 5 inches.

The aspect ratio of some of the films must be in wider formats. Pacific Rim's aspect ratio is 1.85 : 1. WW Z as well as ST Into Darkness have aspect ratios of 2.35 : 1. It appears the XBR is defaulting to the original aspect ratios.
post #2485 of 7251
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Originally Posted by Gillietalls View Post

I wish this app turned the TV on and off. Then I could use my iPad as a universal remote control.
[IMG]I

It appears a new power on function has been added to SideView. Not working for me.
post #2486 of 7251
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Originally Posted by quovadis123 View Post

Anyone using Apple tv?

When i watch a movie on FULL as a screen option, the movie is filling the screen from right to left, but not top to bottom.
I have about 5" missing from top and bottom. Movie looks like letter box.

I then change to ZOOM, it fills the screen at the top and the bottom but stretches the image right and left.

Any ideas why Apple tv does not display a FULL picture which occupies the full 65" from corner to corner?

I think it is just like playing a Blu-ray, it depends on the aspect ratio of the movie. IMO, this is working properly. Would you want it a different way?
post #2487 of 7251
Is there a way to see what resolution I am getting from Netflix?
The Avengers look so creamy smooth, I wonder if it's more than 1080p.
post #2488 of 7251
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

I think it is just like playing a Blu-ray, it depends on the aspect ratio of the movie. IMO, this is working properly. Would you want it a different way?

I hope not. I still have bad dreams about the people who would come to Blockbuster when I worked there and demand a full screen version of the movie they wanted. Ughh....

Unless you're 80 years old, there's no reason to want full-screen movies.
post #2489 of 7251
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Originally Posted by William Chiu View Post

Is there a way to see what resolution I am getting from Netflix?
The Avengers look so creamy smooth, I wonder if it's more than 1080p.

Don't worry, I can assure you Netflix doesn't use any resolution higher than 1080p yet. They just introduced Super HD, but that's still 1080p.
post #2490 of 7251
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Originally Posted by Gillietalls View Post

I wish this app turned the TV on and off. Then I could use my iPad as a universal remote control.
It did until they released their iOS 7 update a few weeks ago. before this update it had FULL remote capabilities. Major downgrade here.
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