Originally Posted by Tj8xp
So Brian you say the Sony server is not good ect how did you come to this conclusion ?
I own a 65 Sony 4k set with the server and I find it very good with my set.
The Movies are 100% sharper more detail ect....Now are they 1000 times better no.... but they do show a marked improvement to my eyes...
I also have the Lg 84 inch set and will order a Sony 1000 soon just want to see what is coming out at CEDA but I truly think you are being a bit on the harsh side
as far as the Sony server. The demos are stunning and the film quality will go up im sure as time go's on. I sure hope we have some kind of 4k for both the LG and Projector..
Hay at least there trying to fill a void out there for 4k content. If there was no greed Blu Ray 4k would be here in 6 months but alas its all about the mighty dollar bill....
I had extensive time with two 65" Sony 4K sets (side-by-side) a few weeks ago. On one set, I was running a number of Mastered in 4K titles on an Oppo 103. On the second set, I was running the FMP-X1 with the same titles. On every occasion, the "Mastered in 4K" disc looked better, which was obvious when played side-by-side. It looked sharper, handled motion better, and seemed to reproduce colors better. I was watching the content with a friend who installs high-end home theaters in the area and he echoed my thoughts.
It's just my opinion, but to my eyes, a high bitrate 1080p source looked better than a highly-compressed 4K movie on the FMP-X1. Now, a lot of that has to do with the codec that Sony's using, which is unfortunate (there are much better codecs available), but personally speaking, I'd take a Mastered in 4K disc over a movie on the FMP-X1 any day.
I'm definitely not trying to dump on the Sony set. To tell you the truth, I was leaning pretty heavily towards it, just for the FMP-X1. I felt like we VW1000ES owners got screwed over a little. However, after being underwhelmed by the content, I decided to check out the Samsung. I still think the Sony is a gorgeous TV and I'm still considering it, but the FMP content did absolutely nothing to win me over. Especially at the $699/$499, $30/movie pricepoints. I just wish I could find a Samsung set around me. I like what they're doing with the OneConnect box and Evolution Kits. I'm a little concerned with Sony's vague comments about upgrading current 4K TVs to future standards. Nobody can seem to pin down an answer-- just generalizations and nebulous assurances. If they had a concrete upgrade path, I'd be all over it.Edited by BrianMundt - 8/11/13 at 12:18am