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post #4561 of 7188

Thanks, hmm sounds like I need to somehow invest more on the audio side.....

 

Any thoughts on the glasses link?

post #4562 of 7188
I guess you figured out I was considering Uverse. I currently have AT&T DSL which is slow by comparison to others (6MB/s). I will check out my cable company (cox) but I would guess they have a limit function like the others too. Thanks for the tip about others allowing upward of 300GB. This would be a hicup in my download/streaming 4K content. I have avoided the satelite dish companies as well, but maybe they are worth a look-see. Perhaps Sony has some concept or direction for us too. I still feel this is directly related to our TV purchases considering the Media player, Netflix, etc.
post #4563 of 7188
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Originally Posted by Arheos View Post

Thanks, hmm sounds like I need to somehow invest more on the audio side.....

Any thoughts on the glasses link?

I don't see why the glasses would not work fine.
post #4564 of 7188
I know it off topic, but after a foot of snow today, and air temps going to 20 BELOW tomorrow, I thought a little levity was appropriate here..


Windy City temperature conversion chart

60F (16C): Arizonans shiver uncontrollably; Chicagoans are still sunbathing.

50F (10C): Californians try to turn on the heat; Chicagoans plant gardens.

40F (4C): Italian sport cars won't start; Chicagoans drive with the windows down.

32F (0C): Distilled water freezed; Lake Michigan water gets thicker.

20F (-7C): Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats; Chicagoans thown on a light jacket.

15F (-9C): Chicagoan have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0F (-18C): All the people in Phoenix die; Chicagoans close the windows.

-10F (-23C): Californians fly away to Mexico. The Girl Scots in Chicago are selling cookies door to door.

-25F (-32C): Hollywood disintegrates. Chicagoans get out their winter coats.

-40F (-40C): Washington, DC runs out of hot air. Chicagoan let the dogs sleep indoors.

-100F (-73C): Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Chicagoans get frustrated because they can't start "da car".

-460F (-273C): All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale). Chicagoans start saying, "Cold enuff for ya?"

-500F: Hell freezes over. The Chicago Cubs win the World Series
post #4565 of 7188
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Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post

I know it off topic, but after a foot of snow today, and air temps going to 20 BELOW tomorrow, I thought a little levity was appropriate here..


Windy City temperature conversion chart

60F (16C): Arizonans shiver uncontrollably; Chicagoans are still sunbathing.

50F (10C): Californians try to turn on the heat; Chicagoans plant gardens.

40F (4C): Italian sport cars won't start; Chicagoans drive with the windows down.

32F (0C): Distilled water freezed; Lake Michigan water gets thicker.

20F (-7C): Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats; Chicagoans thown on a light jacket.

15F (-9C): Chicagoan have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0F (-18C): All the people in Phoenix die; Chicagoans close the windows.

-10F (-23C): Californians fly away to Mexico. The Girl Scots in Chicago are selling cookies door to door.

-25F (-32C): Hollywood disintegrates. Chicagoans get out their winter coats.

-40F (-40C): Washington, DC runs out of hot air. Chicagoan let the dogs sleep indoors.

-100F (-73C): Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Chicagoans get frustrated because they can't start "da car".

-460F (-273C): All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale). Chicagoans start saying, "Cold enuff for ya?"

-500F: Hell freezes over. The Chicago Cubs win the World Series




Got out the Warm Winter Coat and the dogs came in. - dont know about Washington - it ALWAYS has hot air.
post #4566 of 7188
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Originally Posted by smysore View Post

Got out the Warm Winter Coat and the dogs came in. - dont know about Washington - it ALWAYS has hot air.

looking for winter coat now too!
post #4567 of 7188
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Originally Posted by Arheos View Post

Thanks, hmm sounds like I need to somehow invest more on the audio side.....

Any thoughts on the glasses link?

I bought 4 pair of the true depth 3d glasses and they are a moderate improvement over the glasses provided. Someone recommended them on here. The frames stay out of your view and there are no reflections. Even better, when switching between them and the stock glasses, you will notice a slight tint on the ones provided with the TV which is not present with the true depth.
post #4568 of 7188
curious to see what CES 2014 brings us today smile.gif hopefuly more 4k content! cant wait to see:D
post #4569 of 7188
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Originally Posted by RiED27880 View Post

curious to see what CES 2014 brings us today smile.gif hopefuly more 4k content! cant wait to see:D

Agreed, waiting patiently.
post #4570 of 7188

flinchn,

 

Are you referring to these:

 

http://www.amazon.com/True-Depth-Circular-Polarized-3D/dp/B00C4XRBT4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1389034460&sr=8-3&keywords=True+Depth+3D+Circular+Polarized+Glasses+for+Passive++3D+TVs+-ED+-book

 

Thanks,

Chris.

post #4571 of 7188
I have been wanting to see this. I got mine Saturday and hope it updates to free.
post #4572 of 7188
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/06/samsung-4k-content-deals/

Samsung just got a lot of 4k content it seems...Have a feeling Sony isn't going to do this...
post #4573 of 7188
CES 2014 has revealed sonys 2024 plans -

XBR-X950B series: 4K resolution, direct LED local dimming Sony's newest flagship packs all the picture quality enhancements, including that sweet dimming. It's only available in truly large sizes, and will likely cost a mint.
Sizes: 85, 65 inches
XBR-X900B series: 4K resolution, edge-lit LED local dimming The main difference between this and the flagship, aside from screen size selection, is that the local dimming is available from an edge-lit array. If it performs as well as similarly-equipped Sonys like the W900A--our favorite LED TV for picture quality last year--that's not a bad thing.
Sizes: 79, 65, 55 inches
XBR-X850B series: 4K resolution, Triluminous display Another thing we loved about the W900A was its color, which seemed a cut above the competition thanks to its quantum dot equipped Triluminous backlight. The X850B, Sony's cheapest 4K set, keeps that backlight but loses any kind of local dimming.
Sizes: 70, 65, 55, 49 inches
KDL-W950B series: 1080p resolution, edge-lit LED local dimming Speaking of the W900A, this TV seems like its direct successor. It gets all the picture quality extras of the higher-end 4K X900A series, without the extra pixels you probably won't be able to discern. Win!
Sizes: 65, 55 inches
KDL-W850B series: 1080p resolution, Wedge design Sony's mainstream 1080p line begins with the W850B, a big-screen series that's the cheapest to get the "iconic Wedge" design chops found on the step-up sets. It incorporates large front-facing speakers in a relatively small footprint.
Sizes: 70, 60 inches
KDL-W800B series: 1080p resolution, 3D Gone from this smaller series is the wedge, but it preserves the 3D compatibility also found on all of the more-expensive models. It's tough to tell from Sony's preliminary press material whether it offers better 2D picture quality than the step-down sets.
Sizes: 55, 50 inches
KDL-60W630B: 1080p resolution, Smart TV We liked the 60-inch R550/R520A series from 2013, and this set looks like its direct successor.
Sizes: 60 inches
KDL-W600B series: 1080p resolution, Smart TV If you want a 2014 Sony for as little money as possible, the W600B is your boy--assuming the company doesn't sneak in a smaller or cheaper set later in the year.
Sizes: 48, 40 inches


Read more: http://www.cnet.com/8301-35303_1-57616738/sony-tvs-at-ces-2014-tripling-down-on-4k/#ixzz2pffhh4BW
post #4574 of 7188
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Originally Posted by MGTR420 View Post

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/06/samsung-4k-content-deals/

Samsung just got a lot of 4k content it seems...Have a feeling Sony isn't going to do this...


Good call

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/06/sony-4k-tv-range-2014-netflix/
post #4575 of 7188
The NEW 65" - Sony Gave It Nipples

Speaker placement seems a bit odd, but then again that was the overwhelming reaction to the original 65" 4K. Also not wild about the two saw-horse cabinet pulls as legs.

post #4576 of 7188
They want you to mount it on a wall.

Also looking at it side on shows that its narrow at the top and tapers out to about 2 inches. This is to give the speakers even better bass.

I like it but with the way things are going im just going to get a 28" 4k monitor for $800 and get a 2015 4k tv and keep running with the my 65x900.
post #4577 of 7188
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Originally Posted by hatlesschimp View Post

CES 2014 has revealed sonys 2024 plans -

XBR-X950B series: 4K resolution, direct LED local dimming Sony's newest flagship packs all the picture quality enhancements, including that sweet dimming. It's only available in truly large sizes, and will likely cost a mint.
Sizes: 85, 65 inches
XBR-X900B series: 4K resolution, edge-lit LED local dimming The main difference between this and the flagship, aside from screen size selection, is that the local dimming is available from an edge-lit array. If it performs as well as similarly-equipped Sonys like the W900A--our favorite LED TV for picture quality last year--that's not a bad thing.
Sizes: 79, 65, 55 inches
XBR-X850B series: 4K resolution, Triluminous display Another thing we loved about the W900A was its color, which seemed a cut above the competition thanks to its quantum dot equipped Triluminous backlight. The X850B, Sony's cheapest 4K set, keeps that backlight but loses any kind of local dimming.
Sizes: 70, 65, 55, 49 inches
KDL-W950B series: 1080p resolution, edge-lit LED local dimming Speaking of the W900A, this TV seems like its direct successor. It gets all the picture quality extras of the higher-end 4K X900A series, without the extra pixels you probably won't be able to discern. Win!
Sizes: 65, 55 inches
KDL-W850B series: 1080p resolution, Wedge design Sony's mainstream 1080p line begins with the W850B, a big-screen series that's the cheapest to get the "iconic Wedge" design chops found on the step-up sets. It incorporates large front-facing speakers in a relatively small footprint.
Sizes: 70, 60 inches
KDL-W800B series: 1080p resolution, 3D Gone from this smaller series is the wedge, but it preserves the 3D compatibility also found on all of the more-expensive models. It's tough to tell from Sony's preliminary press material whether it offers better 2D picture quality than the step-down sets.
Sizes: 55, 50 inches
KDL-60W630B: 1080p resolution, Smart TV We liked the 60-inch R550/R520A series from 2013, and this set looks like its direct successor.
Sizes: 60 inches
KDL-W600B series: 1080p resolution, Smart TV If you want a 2014 Sony for as little money as possible, the W600B is your boy--assuming the company doesn't sneak in a smaller or cheaper set later in the year.
Sizes: 48, 40 inches


Read more: http://www.cnet.com/8301-35303_1-57616738/sony-tvs-at-ces-2014-tripling-down-on-4k/#ixzz2pffhh4BW

as usual, cnet throwing dirt at 4k. "It gets all the picture quality extras of the higher-end 4K X900A series, without the extra pixels you probably won't be able to discern. Win!"
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post #4579 of 7188
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Originally Posted by LeeSoFl View Post

The NEW 65" - Sony Gave It Nipples

Speaker placement seems a bit odd, but then again that was the overwhelming reaction to the original 65" 4K. Also not wild about the two saw-horse cabinet pulls as legs.

design wise, i like the stand of the x900a better than those legs. lol they look like the generic samsung stands. lol
post #4580 of 7188
netflix is partnering with sony as well to stream 4k content later this year:Dl! smile.gif awesome! my question is, will the x900a be able to get 4k streaming from netflix? or is just for the 2014 models?
Edited by RiED27880 - 1/6/14 at 6:58pm
post #4581 of 7188
They never said 2013 models were getting Netlfix. Are we going to have a chance of having the same 4k content as Samsung 2014 models do? I feel like Sony will limit us. Either way, I like where the technology is going with full array. Glad it didn't die.
post #4582 of 7188
Find it interesting that the top 2 top of the line sets are going with Active 3d vs. Passive, while the 3rd series is going with Passive 3d. I am a little disappointed that they did not include Display Port on any of the new sets however. But that new reference set has me intrigued and already started to drop hints to the fiancée. I did get the "We got to take care of this first, then this second and then maybe the new TV". hehehehe. Which surprised me being that we currently have the 65" 900a 4k set.
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post #4584 of 7188
H.265?

Will we be left out for forking over thousands too early?
post #4585 of 7188
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

The current models already have it so its a given at this point.

I don't have it yet. Still waiting to hear from Sony. Mine is a hardware fix.
post #4586 of 7188

OK should I be a bit scared that the XBR-X900B is announced (also in 65in) and I just bought the 65X900A?

 

Looking at the details above, will it have a significant enough pic for me to abort my 900A purchase?

 

I can't find any info regarding when it will be available or the price i.e. for the 65" 900B that is...

post #4587 of 7188
It wont be available till April at best.

Picture Will be better plus better brightness and contrast. Also hdmi 2.0 as standard.
post #4588 of 7188
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

Along with Netflix they mentioned that the new TVs will have hardware decoding for 4K @ 60fps. I hope this doesn't mean current owners are left out in the cold for streaming. frown.gif

Time to cross our fingers again.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/ces-netflix-joins-sonys-4k-tv-push/
post #4589 of 7188
This is truly going to suck if us early adopters get left in the cold for the 4K Netflix streaming. I'm also intrigued about Elysium being free if you have a media player. I wonder how do we redeem it...
post #4590 of 7188
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Originally Posted by Gillietalls View Post

This is truly going to suck if us early adopters get left in the cold for the 4K Netflix streaming. I'm also intrigued about Elysium being free if you have a media player. I wonder how do we redeem it...

In my mind, the question is a 2 parter:

1 - Can the 900A sets be somehow upgraded (firmware? hardware?) to support VP9 and these new associated apps by itself? If new hardware is required, I don't know if they would do that after already having gone through the cost of field upgrades for the earliest 900A sets that couldn't support the X1 server out of the box. Once the new sets are out
2 - Could those new apps be delivered externally? IOW, could the FMP-X1 be upgraded to handle the new apps? If so, that at least means that it and potentially other future 4K sources can handle the workload. It's less ideal to do it that way, but if it works, that would be salvageable.

The worst case scenario is obviously one where the codec needs to be supported in the TV itself or no dice and that the 900A sets can't be upgraded to support it. That would be disaster for current owners. From what I'm seeing, it looks like with the industry jumping on the VP9 bandwagon, so the inability for the set to support it would seemingly mean that the 900A sets would have very little (if any at all) 4K content not delivered by the X1 server going forward. IF that were the case, you couldn't make a better argument for Samsung and the Evo kit. The small group of early adopters would be right to go ballistic
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