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post #4651 of 7150
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

Hey, Bill, I want to personally thank you for this tip.  I have been using the optical connection and have wondered why I was only getting two-channel sound.  As soon as I switched to "Audio System" I started receiving 5.1 audio.  This was not an intuitive setting, and (shame on me) I rarely read the User's Manual.

Jerry, are you able to get 5.1 on Hulu as well?
I get it on my local channels, and Netflix, but hulu just comes through as Stereo...

thanks!
post #4652 of 7150
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

AFAIK, all inputs are now HDMI 2.0, after the recent FW update. I am no expert, but is the difference between 4K@60FPS that different from 4K@30FPS?

For gaming it is huge. After you have played games at 60fps and then try to play the same game at 30fps it seems sluggish. So, 60fps is a big deal for gaming, but at 4k, you need to have one hell of a set up to run at the resolution and that frame rate. Older games can run fine, but anything recent will struggle at 4k and 60fps and that is even with 2xGTX Titan GPU's.
post #4653 of 7150
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Originally Posted by smysore View Post

All I know is that my 4K video shows Terribly on the 4K TV
It was shooting at 30fps at higher bit rate of 100Mbps.
Something wrong.
Coming back home in 3 weeks when I continue trouble shooting.
I think only one HDMI input on the 4K TV is HDMI2.0 - likely HDMI input #4.
For my 4K video files it should make no difference as my files are only 30fps apparently supported by all the HDMI inputs but the video output from camera HDMI out as 3840x2160 is not even as good as some cable HD channels.

How are you trying to play them, via a computer with a video card that is 3840 x 2160?

Usb Stick?

Camera attached via hdmi?

I suspect the computer option will work
post #4654 of 7150
new Netflix app just posted...open Netflix, and you should get a message about an update..

New interface, and a few other neat things..
post #4655 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post


For gaming it is huge. After you have played games at 60fps and then try to play the same game at 30fps it seems sluggish. So, 60fps is a big deal for gaming, but at 4k, you need to have one hell of a set up to run at the resolution and that frame rate. Older games can run fine, but anything recent will struggle at 4k and 60fps and that is even with 2xGTX Titan GPU's.

 

I apologize, Hawk.  Of course it would be huge for gaming.  Not being a gamer, I often overlook this important capability.

post #4656 of 7150
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Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post

new Netflix app just posted...open Netflix, and you should get a message about an update..

New interface, and a few other neat things..

 

The "Display" button works now, and shows the resolution being received/displayed.  This alone is HUGE!  Big attaboy to Sony.

post #4657 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Matsurigatzu View Post

I talked with a local business and they told me they are running a promotion where if I purchase the 850A or any other sony 4k,they will swap it out with the new 850B that comes out in spring free of charge. Just a clean swap.
I purchased the X850A last week from bestbuy. Hope they can honor that deal or I guess I should take this tv back and wait for the 850B

keep in mind though, the x850A has local dimming, and the new 850B will not. something to consider if you appreciate good blacks on your picture.
post #4658 of 7150
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Originally Posted by RiED27880 View Post

keep in mind though, the x850A has local dimming, and the new 850B will not. something to consider if you appreciate good blacks on your picture.


But we need the new codec in order to stream 4K content via Netflix and other apps,correct? Also,what about Playstation NOW working on the 850A set
post #4659 of 7150
If it's possible for someone to offer a simple explanation, here's the question: Is this new 4K 60P HEVC
hardware decoder being built into the new 2014 sets something that allows 4K at 60FPS versus the
current model that only allows 4K at 30FPS? Or, is it something much more? Forgive my limited knowledge,
but I'm one of those that's very much on on the fence. It made sense to wait for the CES info, but I'm ready
for the 65". Would be happy to buy the 900 A, but would prefer having the new 900 B if it's safer for the
4K content coming. I'd prefer having less external hardware and had no intention of purchasing the media player.
And, I keep sets for a long time.

Just trying to make some sense of it all. I appreciate all the posts posing the pro's and con's so far.
In terms of looks, I prefer the 900 A, not a big fan of the new silver wedge sides or the claw foot tub stands.wink.gif
post #4660 of 7150
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Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post


Jerry, are you able to get 5.1 on Hulu as well?
I get it on my local channels, and Netflix, but hulu just comes through as Stereo...

thanks!

I don't have a Hulu account, but I tried a sample video, and it was in Stereo.

post #4661 of 7150
i just got another software update on my X9. do you guys know if this is only for the netflix app? or is it for over all performance?
post #4662 of 7150
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Originally Posted by jg4s View Post

If it's possible for someone to offer a simple explanation, here's the question: Is this new 4K 60P HEVC
hardware decoder being built into the new 2014 sets something that allows 4K at 60FPS versus the
current model that only allows 4K at 30FPS? Or, is it something much more? Forgive my limited knowledge,
but I'm one of those that's very much on on the fence. It made sense to wait for the CES info, but I'm ready
for the 65". Would be happy to buy the 900 A, but would prefer having the new 900 B if it's safer for the
4K content coming. I'd prefer having less external hardware and had no intention of purchasing the media player.
And, I keep sets for a long time.

Just trying to make some sense of it all. I appreciate all the posts posing the pro's and con's so far.
In terms of looks, I prefer the 900 A, not a big fan of the new silver wedge sides or the claw foot tub stands.wink.gif

You definitely want to wait for the 2014 models if you haven't purchased a set. It looks like everything is an upgrade and one generation newer in the 2014 models regarding the circuitry used to handle the image.
post #4663 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Matsurigatzu View Post

But we need the new codec in order to stream 4K content via Netflix and other apps,correct? Also,what about Playstation NOW working on the 850A set
thats true, i havent heard anything about playstation though, i have to check. i assume they said the same thing about the new codec?
post #4664 of 7150
new netflix looks AWEsome! wink.gif just like the ps3 version. about time! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by RiED27880 View Post

thats true, i havent heard anything about playstation though, i have to check. i assume they said the same thing about the new codec?


So me being able to stream 4K is alot bigger than the blacks but that sucks.
Hope i get answers soon so i can choose which tv to get
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Originally Posted by everunman View Post

How are you trying to play them, via a computer with a video card that is 3840 x 2160?

Usb Stick?

Camera attached via hdmi?

I suspect the computer option will work


Direct from 4K Fdr-Ax1 Camera to 65X900A as the Camera is meant to do (output at least 4K 30fps, dont know if camera is HDMI 2.0 - will contact sony to find out)
Have 3 working desktops and 3 laptops.
Dont see myself spending thousands for a desktop the latest best video card ( or two or three ) which may or may not work well.
post #4667 of 7150
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Originally Posted by jjnbos View Post

I realize than the poster didn't read every post in this very long thread, which is fine, but can somebody explain to me why people that do not have a HDMI 2 device, and do not know if such device exists, are so spun up about this? It's as if I wanted to know if my car can drive on green eggs even though I don't have any to drive on, and they probably don't even exist

 

Uh, Easter?  Plenty of green eggs to buy around Easter.

post #4668 of 7150

Does anyone know on the X9 if it has HDCP 2.2?

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post #4670 of 7150
It's been out a while pretty badass PC specs a crazy. But I don't see many people spending 4-6k on this think most will build something better
post #4671 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Rf13 View Post

It's been out a while pretty badass PC specs a crazy. But I don't see many people spending 4-6k on this think most will build something better

They may be able to build something better, but it definitely won't be cheaper if they use the same graphics hardware. Google the GPU specs/price for details.
post #4672 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

They may be able to build something better, but it definitely won't be cheaper if they use the same graphics hardware. Google the GPU specs/price for details.

I agree and that was my point if your going to spend that much on a PC. why not build exactly what you want
post #4673 of 7150
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Originally Posted by jg4s View Post

If it's possible for someone to offer a simple explanation, here's the question: Is this new 4K 60P HEVC
hardware decoder being built into the new 2014 sets something that allows 4K at 60FPS versus the
current model that only allows 4K at 30FPS? Or, is it something much more?

The hardware decoder is for reproducing the HEVC video which will be streamed into the set from the internet or read from an externally connected USB device. Apparently HEVC requires too much horsepower for the current 900A series to handle. This has nothing to do with HDMI 2.0 which the 900A currently supports. For me the hardware decoder is not a deal breaker because I plan to have a media server PC connected to my TV set.
post #4674 of 7150
Glad I waited..My XBR8 has been great but will buy the news 55 or 65" in the spring. Wish my eyes could get use to a 65" from 11 feet but i get a little motion reaction to it. Don't know why it is different at the theater.
post #4675 of 7150
Does anyone know the pixel density of a HD vs UHD set - for example on a 55" set ?
post #4676 of 7150
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Originally Posted by smysore View Post

Does anyone know the pixel density of a HD vs UHD set - for example on a 55" set ?

A 55" 1080p will have on average 40ppi, while a 55" 4K set will have about 80ppi.
post #4677 of 7150

guys how important is this new HEVC i believe its built inn the new 2014 sets, what significance it make, whats the real use is it?

 

is it something of a major importance? (to a degree to sell our current sets and go seek the new one, which i really doubt), 

 

i read it compresses the data (faster compress rates for big files with a high rate bitmap which gives the TV the capability to broadcast native 4k straight out of the internet / or video files via external hard disk), really?so this will leave ours wont even read 4k from its ports!!! & half slow in file processing?

 

i am panicking since i paid i huge sum to a set only 3 month ago to find out a totally new technology / capability  being implemented with the same company and the same TV league with no possible hardware or software upgrade!!

 

what about the PS4 does it have that built inn ( i have one of those don't tell me its also obsolete!!!!!!!!) lol

 

i hate this on going tech race, you by the state of the art and 3 month later something totally new come up making you feel like you have an elder tech, when i bought my XBR-65x900A i thought i am future proof well i think i am wrong on this one...

 

do i have to be frustrated or its of a minor thing?any one shares the same thoughts, feeling ?

post #4678 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Sabidox View Post

guys how important is this new HEVC i believe its built inn the new 2014 sets, what significance it make, whats the real use is it?

is it something of a major importance? (to a degree to sell our current sets and go seek the new one, which i really doubt), 

i read it compresses the data (faster compress rates for big files with a high rate bitmap which gives the TV the capability to broadcast native 4k straight out of the internet / or video files via external hard disk), really?so this will leave ours wont even read 4k from its ports!!! & half slow in file processing?

i am panicking since i paid i huge sum to a set only 3 month ago to find out a totally new technology / capability  being implemented with the same company and the same TV league with no possible hardware or software upgrade!!

what about the PS4 does it have that built inn ( i have one of those don't tell me its also obsolete!!!!!!!!) lol

i hate this on going tech race, you by the state of the art and 3 month later something totally new come up making you feel like you have an elder tech, when i bought my XBR-65x900A i thought i am future proof well i think i am wrong on this one...

do i have to be frustrated or its of a minor thing?any one shares the same thoughts, feeling ?

There is no such thing as future proof. If you really want to be happy with something like a new tv for a few years, you have to buy it, and then stay off avs for a while biggrin.gif
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To all XBR-55X900A owners, recently I just purchased the XBR-55X900A, I did noticed when I was watching any fast moving objects, there was a red line along the edge of the moving objects looked exactly like the old day convergence missed alignment, especially the edge of any black objects or skin tone, as soon as the objects stopped the red line disappeared, the problem is more noticeable on Cable TV or 720p contents, so I called the store and told them the problem, they sent the Service Manager over to look at the it, once he saw it and admitted there's a problem with the TV, couple days later they replaced my TV with a new unit, guess what it had the same problem, I am going to return the unit and get my money back .  There's definitely problem with all these units, I am surprised nobody on the thread mentioned anything about this problem.  So can anybody verify it on their units? I really like to know what's the cause.  Thanks.


Edited by iGadget90 - 1/9/14 at 4:05am
post #4680 of 7150
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

Hey, Bill, I want to personally thank you for this tip.  I have been using the optical connection and have wondered why I was only getting two-channel sound.  As soon as I switched to "Audio System" I started receiving 5.1 audio.  This was not an intuitive setting, and (shame on me) I rarely read the User's Manual.

I finally got a chance to try this out.

When I try this I get no audio when switched to "Audio System", though two-channel sound still works when "Speakers" are set to "TV Speakers".

Hrm... maybe there is some funky conflict going on (for example I am using ARC to connect to the actual "Audio System"). Does this not work if ARC is being used maybe? (that would be inconvenient.)
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