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Does anyone know if you can use DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 and display a 2160p/60fps signal?
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Good luck. Having the same problem with my 850 and was wondering if anyone else was having trouble. I've been calling them for a week to at least have them e-mail me the redemption codes for NF and Hulu.

S~

The promo mysteriously worked yesterday. I was able to redeem my code for Netflix for the year free subscription. Bring on the 4K material...
post #4533 of 7080
refer to post #4521
Anybody ?
Any thoughts on what the Bestbuy Geek squad did or did not do ??
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The promo mysteriously worked yesterday. I was able to redeem my code for Netflix for the year free subscription. Bring on the 4K material...
Yeap. It mysteriously worked for me this morning. Got everything up.

S~
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refer to post #4521
Anybody ?
Any thoughts on what the Bestbuy Geek squad did or did not do ??

did you try a different hdmi cable?

did you unplug the tv and the bd player, then replug the tv first, let it start up, then turn on the BD player?

have you updated the firmware on the tv and the BD player?
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Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post

did you try a different hdmi cable?

did you unplug the tv and the bd player, then replug the tv first, let it start up, then turn on the BD player?

have you updated the firmware on the tv and the BD player?


Thank you for the reply.
65X900 was working fine with the Blu-rayS790 at the beginning of setup of TV.
But by the end of setup the TV would no longer show menu, picture or sound from the blu-ray.

The Geek squad tried for 3 hrs doing what you suggested but without success.
I will not be home for some time and when I come back I will retry what you suggested.
post #4537 of 7080

Hi all,

 

I was in the market for more than 2 months now for a 65in 4K and wondered around all the major retailers selling them in London to the point of frustrating a number of sales people with the amount of questions and requests to play around with the units on display.....😃

 

After finally finding this very useful thread and reading pretty much each of your posts, I am now officially converted to the 65X900 to the point of buying one yesterday and now eagerly waiting on delivery! Admittedly, it was a close one vs the Samsung counterpart, the latter somehow looking brighter (in my eyes) on whatever settings I played around with when having them next to each other at the store whilst dual wielding their remotes. After boring my wife to tears, I gave up at some point, but what clinched it in the end was the triluminus and passive 3d abilities of the Sony.

 

Some queries and I would appreciate any input:-

 

- Was it just my imagination, or was the Samsung UE65F9000 indeed brighter? albeit it looked artificial... Is there some way that I can ensure comparable brightness with settings on my 65x900?

 

- I am moving soon and have set up a room specifically for watching movies, essentially a media room. I have installed in the walls exposed speaker wires strategically around it to allow for a 7.1 or 5.1 system. Could you please recommend an audio 5.1 or 7.1 system that would work best with this Sony? I was thinking around the lines of an amplifier + 7.1 system that connects at the back of the TV in the optical output it has - Would that work and if so what is recommended?

 

- I have also been looking online for large flameless 3D glasses. Managed to find some relatively large ones, nut not frameless ones as the frame can get annoying during a viewing... any recommendations?

 

Many thanks.


Edited by Arheos - 1/5/14 at 8:28am
post #4538 of 7080
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Originally Posted by LeeSoFl View Post

Agree.. Not likely that would happen. Most recent TV update provided HDMI 2.0 and also changed the way some of the on-screen settings are displayed.

X1 update resulted in a few new options, but most noticeable added faster menu load time. Conspicuous by it's absence, was the correction in the audio out problems many owners are experiencing.

(As for green tint on left side; I'm very lucky that I don't see that at acalledll and also have only the most modest of clouding which is barely noticeable.)

called sony about my color issues and the greenish/blueish/redish edge bleeding from time to time on my set, and they are sending me a brand new tv! not a refurbish one. smile.gif asked if i could upgrade to the 65 but they said they only could send me a brand new version of the 55 X9, since 3D isnt as important to me as it used to be, i'll be happy with the replacement until my next upgrade. smile.gif Not sure why some people say Sony's customer service is terrible, they were great with me. I'll be inspecting my replacement closely before accepting when its delivered smile.gif to make sure it doesnt have other unwanted issues such as bad clouding etc. i paid 5k for this tv, i expect it to be up to my standards.
post #4539 of 7080
Just curious guys, I have had this issue since I have owned the TV, but it doesn't bother me too much, but now is. About half an inch from each left and right side of my TV, there is a line going down vertically and has a blurry effect to it. And inside that line the image is a little blurry and cloudy. Hard to explain, is this just a common thing of edge lit LED's? Anyone else have this issue? I have 5 year Geek Squad warranty, but mostly bought that incase some major goes wrong. Wouldn't want them playing around with my TV just for this issue.

post #4540 of 7080
The speakers are soo good on the x900 that when I turned my Cambridge Audio $2,899 5.1 suround sound system off and turned the x900 speakers up whilst gaming. I was not disapointed at all and was like I still had the surround sound on with distinct definition between the left and right chanel and deep clear punchy bass. More tvs should take this route!
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What are your settings for the EQ if you don't mind me asking?

Flat except for -6 at 100 and 200, with the "tv position" setting in the preferences set to "table top". This essentially cuts the tv "sub" out of the picture.

Of course that and the subs crossover and gain are best for my room, not yours!
post #4542 of 7080
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Originally Posted by Arheos View Post
 

Hi all,

 

I was in the market for more than 2 months now for a 65in 4K and wondered around all the major retailers selling them in London to the point of frustrating a number of sales people with the amount of questions and requests to play around with the units on display.....😃

 

After finally finding this very useful thread and reading pretty much each of your posts, I am now officially converted to the 65X900 to the point of buying one yesterday and now eagerly waiting on delivery! Admittedly, it was a close one vs the Samsung counterpart, the latter somehow looking brighter (in my eyes) on whatever settings I played around with when having them next to each other at the store whilst dual wielding their remotes. After boring my wife to tears, I gave up at some point, but what clinched it in the end was the triluminus and passive 3d abilities of the Sony.

 

Some queries and I would appreciate any input:-

 

- Was it just my imagination, or was the Samsung UE65F9000 indeed brighter? albeit it looked artificial... Is there some way that I can ensure comparable brightness with settings on my 65x900?

 

- I am moving soon and have set up a room specifically for watching movies, essentially a media room. I have installed in the walls exposed speaker wires strategically around it to allow for a 7.1 or 5.1 system. Could you please recommend an audio 5.1 or 7.1 system that would work best with this Sony? I was thinking around the lines of an amplifier + 7.1 system that connects at the back of the TV in the optical output it has - Would that work and if so what is recommended?

 

- I have also been looking online for large flameless 3D glasses. Managed to find some relatively large ones, nut not flameless ones as the frame can get annoying during s viewing... any recommendations?

 

Many thanks.

 

Congratulations on you new purchase!

 

Regarding relative brightness, this is highly dependent on the settings.  When you get your new display set up in your home and properly calibrated, I am confident that you will find the picture quality quite stunning.  "Brightness" is not necessarily a mark of a correctly calibrated display. 

 

The Sony will pass multi-channel audio from its HDMI connection to any external AVR you might choose. Any good quality AVR with either 5.1 or 7.1 capabilities, paired with quality speakers, is likely do deliver excellent audio to go with the stunning picture quality.  If space is an issue, consider monitor-size (i.e. bookshelf) speakers paired with one or more powered subwoofers to deliver excellent sound.  B&W make some very nice bookshelf speakers.

 

Regarding the frameless 3D glasses, I did a quick internet search and didn't see any.  Keep in mind that, since these are passive 3D glasses, they are actually quite light, and you may find the supplied glasses to you liking.  My recommendation would be to give them a try.

post #4543 of 7080
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Originally Posted by Arheos View Post

Hi all,

I was in the market for more than 2 months now for a 65in 4K and wondered around all the major retailers selling them in London to the point of frustrating a number of sales people with the amount of questions and requests to play around with the units on display.....😃

After finally finding this very useful thread and reading pretty much each of your posts, I am now officially converted to the 65X900 to the point of buying one yesterday and now eagerly waiting on delivery! Admittedly, it was a close one vs the Samsung counterpart, the latter somehow looking brighter (in my eyes) on whatever settings I played around with when having them next to each other at the store whilst dual wielding their remotes. After boring my wife to tears, I gave up at some point, but what clinched it in the end was the triluminus and passive 3d abilities of the Sony.

Some queries and I would appreciate any input:-

- Was it just my imagination, or was the Samsung UE65F9000 indeed brighter? albeit it looked artificial... Is there some way that I can ensure comparable brightness with settings on my 65x900?

- I am moving soon and have set up a room specifically for watching movies, essentially a media room. I have installed in the walls exposed speaker wires strategically around it to allow for a 7.1 or 5.1 system. Could you please recommend an audio 5.1 or 7.1 system that would work best with this Sony? I was thinking around the lines of an amplifier + 7.1 system that connects at the back of the TV in the optical output it has - Would that work and if so what is recommended?

- I have also been looking online for large flameless 3D glasses. Managed to find some relatively large ones, nut not frameless ones as the frame can get annoying during a viewing... any recommendations?

Many thanks.

What speakers do you have or do you have any yet? Don't think you want to come out of the optical of the TV since that is only 2 channel. There are a lot of good AVR's out there but the one I have is the Onkyo 3010 because of its dual video processors. It gives an excellent PQ. I would go with at least 7.1. The newer ones have 9.2 and even 11.2 but you may not need that much. The 7.1's give you those back surrounds which sound great.
I am sure other here have their favorites.
post #4544 of 7080

AustinJerry, thank you for the invaluable advise!

 

With regards to the glasses, I tried the ones supplied with the unit over at the store. They are not bad, perhaps I am nit picking. After extensive searching online, I found the below:

 

http://3dplace.co.uk/store/passive-3d-glasses/lg-ag-f340-cinema-3d-passive-glasses-clear-frame-16100879646106/

 

Would they be compatible though?

 

 

 

As far as the AVR set up, apologies but I am a bit clueless and to be honest I depend a lot on this thread to get educated before the TV comes in!😉... imagine a room with open ended (standard speaker) cables installed on the walls, set up at the corners and middle of the sides . All coming to where the area where the TV is going to be. So far I have only set the bare bones of  7.1 system and I appreciate I will have to purchase speakers and an amp or AVR. However I would appreciate any advice on the way I should ideally connect it all for maximum sound quality i.e. what ports to use from the back of the Sony and how to connect it all. Any recommendations on the model/type of the equipment I should go for would also be appreciated.

 

Thanks again.

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Monthly internet data usage with 4K...

I am very happy with my 65x900 and X1 media server. I was looking into streaming/downloading 4k movies. I have seen that we need a high bandwidth to accomplish this, so I checked into making changes wtih my internet service provider. I found that the fine print states that I am limited to 150GB per month (regardless of rate plans) and will cost me an additional $10 for each 50GB thereafter. There is no telling how much that will increase over time. 150GB at first seemed like a lot, but when looking at these 4K movies, maybe 150GB is not so much after all.

I realize now that as excited as I am about the idea of Netflix, Sony, and others providing 4k content, my internet fees may increase a bit. How much data is there from say 5 4k movies a month that are about 2 to 3 hours long. I tried searching for discussiosn on this as I think it is applicable to the new 4K technology, but found nothing so far. It may be a non-issue, but I am not sure of the total data we are talking about here with 4K movies. I realize this could be a thread of it's own, but I figured I would ask here as many of us are not only in the same boat, but it seems like it’s the only boat available at this time.

Am I missing something here? Has anyone looked into this yet?
post #4546 of 7080

Dreaux,

 

Please note my last post where the question is answered😃

 

Checking the Onkyo online it seems amazing, but I poured a lot of cash on the TV and I got circa £600 or $800 to get both an amp or avr + 7.1 speakers...

 

Any recommendations on set up and equipment around that sort of budget is of course much appreciated!

 

Kind regards,

Arheos

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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

...Don't think you want to come out of the optical of the TV since that is only 2 channel....

The optical out can pass Dolby Digital to an AVR. From the iManual page 167:

"To use multi-channel audio, connect to an external audio system compatible with Dolby Digital using
an optical cable, and select [Audio System].

[Audio System] must be selected to listen to 5.1 multi-channel audio."

I use an optical cable from my XBR to my McIntosh MX121 to pass Dolby Digital from devices connected to the XBR's HDMI inputs (TiVo and DirecTV).
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Originally Posted by Arheos View Post

AustinJerry, thank you for the invaluable advise!

With regards to the glasses, I tried the ones supplied with the unit over at the store. They are not bad, perhaps I am nit picking. After extensive searching online, I found the below:

http://3dplace.co.uk/store/passive-3d-glasses/lg-ag-f340-cinema-3d-passive-glasses-clear-frame-16100879646106/

Would they be compatible though?



As far as the AVR set up, apologies but I am a bit clueless and to be honest I depend a lot on this thread to get educated before the TV comes in!😉... imagine a room with open ended (standard speaker) cables installed on the walls, set up at the corners and middle of the sides . All coming to where the area where the TV is going to be. So far I have only set the bare bones of  7.1 system and I appreciate I will have to purchase speakers and an amp or AVR. However I would appreciate any advice on the way I should ideally connect it all for maximum sound quality i.e. what ports to use from the back of the Sony and how to connect it all. Any recommendations on the model/type of the equipment I should go for would also be appreciated.

Thanks again.

Well, you have a difficult choice ahead of you. There are good quality, entry-level receivers available. The Denon AVR-E200 and the Onkyo TX-NR525, for example, are US$250 and US$350, respectively. However, that leaves only approximately $500 for a set of speakers. Forget about 7.1 for now--the rear two surround speakers are the least important speakers in a surround system. And with your budget, a subwoofer will not be affordable either. So, five speakers for approximately $100/speaker means only the most basic, entry-level speakers are affordable. There are probably a number of options available at this price point, perhaps others might make suggestions.

As far as connections go, any current-generation receiver will have HDMI input, so all you need to connect the Sony is an HDMI cable of suitable length.
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Monthly internet data usage with 4K...

How much data is there from say 5 4k movies a month that are about 2 to 3 hours long. I tried searching for discussiosn on this as I think it is applicable to the new 4K technology, but found nothing so far.

Has anyone looked into this yet?

According to Sony "a 2-hour 4K movie download will eat up about 40 GB of storage. With 2 TB of storage on board, the FMP-X1 can hold approximately 50 movies, though its capacity can be expanded with an external hard drive."

(from posting 10/24/13)

My Comcast has a 250GB threshold, but they say "it is currently suspended," so they're not enforcing it at this time.
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Monthly internet data usage with 4K...

I found that the fine print states that I am limited to 150GB per month (regardless of rate plans) and will cost me an additional $10 for each 50GB thereafter. /quote]


Wow, that is not a very good plan. Four 4K movies and you are toast. Who is the provider in your area?
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I realize now that as excited as I am about the idea of Netflix, Sony, and others providing 4k content, my internet fees may increase a bit. How much data is there from say 5 4k movies a month that are about 2 to 3 hours long. I tried searching for discussiosn on this as I think it is applicable to the new 4K technology, but found nothing so far. It may be a non-issue, but I am not sure of the total data we are talking about here with 4K movies. I realize this could be a thread of it's own, but I figured I would ask here as many of us are not only in the same boat, but it seems like it’s the only boat available at this time.
 

 

A 2 to 3 hour movie is about 50 Gig, so you would hit the limit with only 3 movies. The Sony Media Player downloads content in the background, so you may be okay with your current bandwidth if you are willing to wait.  My guess is that we'll need about 10 to 15 MBit for 4k streaming ... check out the links posted in the last couple of forum posts, sounds like new codecs are being tested & developed by the usual streaming subjects.  If one doesn't mind waiting a bit at the beginning for the movie to buffer, I would guess that the lower end (10 MBit) will be just fine.

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Originally Posted by BillJulyan View Post

The optical out can pass Dolby Digital to an AVR. From the iManual page 167:

"To use multi-channel audio, connect to an external audio system compatible with Dolby Digital using
an optical cable, and select [Audio System].

[Audio System] must be selected to listen to 5.1 multi-channel audio."

I use an optical cable from my XBR to my McIntosh MX121 to pass Dolby Digital from devices connected to the XBR's HDMI inputs (TiVo and DirecTV).

I saw that. But when I use optical out my AVR says 2 channel stereo not matter what settings I set on the TV. I use optical out for my X1 since I can't get HDMI 2 audio to work on a consistent basis. I am able to get simulated 5.1 but thats it. Perhaps I am doing it wrong.
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here's a good tip for those of you in the USA..

Comcast business class, currently has NO DOWNLOAD limits, so, if you can get that installed in your house/business, you can stream and download to your hearts content..

Comcast residential does have a 250 gig per month limit, but, they have been very spotty in enforcing it, and, as long as you don't go crazy, like using 600 gigs+ every month, you probably wont get busted...I have a home office, so it was easy getting the business class installed..

ATT Uverse has a 150 gig per month limit, so you might want to keep that in mind if you are going to stream and download a lot..
post #4554 of 7080
Hi everyone!!!

I was thinking about having my DIRECTV pass through my Xbox One before
going to my Denon AVR-4520CI and then out to my KDL-65X900A .
Does anyone know if this will work? More importantly is it even a good idea!!!

Thanks,
John
.
Edited by JohnnieTheBull - 1/5/14 at 11:20am
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Im thinking of purchasing the 55" Sony. I was thinking of the 65" but close up images tend to make me a bit nauseous (except at theaters) don't know why.. Is something coming down the pike to replace this or should I get this
55" since the price has dropped nicely. I have a XBR8 but want 4k and the smart features.

Thanks

Lance
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I saw that. But when I use optical out my AVR says 2 channel stereo not matter what settings I set on the TV. I use optical out for my X1 since I can't get HDMI 2 audio to work on a consistent basis. I am able to get simulated 5.1 but thats it. Perhaps I am doing it wrong.

Optical works for me (passes Dolby Digital audio) with TiVo and DirecTV but will not pass through multichannel from the X1. I have to use an HDMI cable from the X1 to my audio system to get that.
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Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post

here's a good tip for those of you in the USA..

Comcast business class, currently has NO DOWNLOAD limits, so, if you can get that installed in your house/business, you can stream and download to your hearts content..

Comcast residential does have a 250 gig per month limit, but, they have been very spotty in enforcing it, and, as long as you don't go crazy, like using 600 gigs+ every month, you probably wont get busted...I have a home office, so it was easy getting the business class installed..

ATT Uverse has a 150 gig per month limit, so you might want to keep that in mind if you are going to stream and download a lot..

Comcast residential recently started a new data usage policy (here in Atlanta, at least). 300GB per month is included; if you go over it's an additional $10 for each block of 50GB over 300. I usually use around 300 a month; I expect I'll be incurring some extra charges soon. I have looked at the rates for business class, but the listed business rate for the speed I get now (50Mbps) is $110 a month instead of the $40 a month (promotional residential) rate I have now. If I incur the extra charges very often, I will be tempted to switch to business class when my promotional rate runs out. I don't like having a meter running, and 300 GB a month is not a very generous allotment when you have multiple devices connected to the Internet all the time.
post #4558 of 7080
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Originally Posted by BillJulyan View Post

Comcast residential recently started a new data usage policy (here in Atlanta, at least). 300GB per month is included; if you go over it's an additional $10 for each block of 50GB over 300. I usually use around 300 a month; I expect I'll be incurring some extra charges soon. I have looked at the rates for business class, but the listed business rate for the speed I get now (50Mbps) is $110 a month instead of the $40 a month (promotional residential) rate I have now. If I incur the extra charges very often, I will be tempted to switch to business class when my promotional rate runs out. I don't like having a meter running, and 300 GB a month is not a very generous allotment when you have multiple devices connected to the Internet all the time.

300 gigs is better than 250 for sure, plus, you should have that internet usage meter thing so you can keep an eye on it..
that 40 dollar promo rate is fantastic; for 50 meg business class, one business phone line, and a lot of other business type perks, I pay 149 a month, so, its the cost of doing business in Chicago.

Once your promo period is up, how much will 50 meg speed cost?
post #4559 of 7080
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Originally Posted by JohnnieTheBull View Post

Hi everyone!!!

I was thinking about having my DIRECTV pass through my Xbox One before
going to my Denon AVR-4520CI and then out to my KDL-65X900A .
Does anyone know if this will work? More importantly is it even a good idea!!!

Thanks,
John
.


it will work, but be aware the XBox One will change the picture characteristics, so be sure to calibrate when all equipment is on line.

post #4560 of 7080
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Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post

300 gigs is better than 250 for sure, plus, you should have that internet usage meter thing so you can keep an eye on it..
that 40 dollar promo rate is fantastic; for 50 meg business class, one business phone line, and a lot of other business type perks, I pay 149 a month, so, its the cost of doing business in Chicago.

Once your promo period is up, how much will 50 meg speed cost?

They said it would go to $59.95 after the first year. That's still quite a bit less than business service, but I'd love to have unlimited data.
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