to make matters worse...You tube has blocked all 4k content at 1280x720, or 720p
We can no longer download files in 4k size
Yes, but he's referring to the discussion about seeing a real 4K 3D on this set which is impossible because the best you can possibly get from a 4K passive set is 3840x1080. Not the 3840x2160 from active.
Some of the following is forced to be guesses on my part, so don't assume this is dead-on valid.
Passive is superior to me, but the problem with the FPR on small 4K screens (like the 55") is admittedly an unfortunate wrinkle. A while ago, when this technology was first being floated the FPR wasn't FPR, but PR (not as film). There were ways of making the inherent filters within the LCD array themselves the circular polarizers. Problem is: that's claimed to be frightfully expensive. Don't ask me why, because they have to make the RGB filters anyway. Perhaps it's because the normal filtering is done as RGB vertical lines? I don't know. But in any case now it's done as a film over the LCD array.
I still need clarification on precisely where this film is placed (some say over the array beneath the facing glass, some say that there are folks actually placing it *on* the facing glass---which seems nuts), but the long and the short of this story are two things:
If anyone can point me to a link where they state how far over the LCD array they are positioning the FPR, I'd sure appreciate it.
ops, sorry, my fault. I was wrong.. probably because the 3D is the last thing that I keep in mind for a TV, and i didn't study in deep this feature on this set..
I'm now getting the "can't parse this link" error
Even the 65" has a dramatically narrower vertical viewing angle of 3D compared to any 2K set I've seen. My 2K passive Sony has much greater viewing angle, as does any 2K LG I've seen (a lot), etc., etc. I'm assuming it's because of a filter that is half the height not being able to be placed half the distance away from the LCD array, which it would have to be to maintain the same viewing angle.
Theres no glare to speak of , unless you flash a light into the glass.
Take a look at the panasonic 65" apparently its amazing.