Wow - there's a ton of content in this thread!
I'm trying to put together a "modernization" strategy to catch all of my gear up in the coming year or so. I was going to do more now, but with HDMI 2.0 on the near horizon I'd be better to re-think that. So here goes...
Let me know what you think...
- Just bought a 55F9000 :-)
- Just bought a Samsung BD7500 BluRay player.
- have a 6 year old Media Center PC (Windows). it has HDMI and will output 1080i/p - but it is showing it's age.
- there is also an XBOX in the house, and even a Wee
- ancient AVR - standard video only - no HDMI
Here's the plan:
1. Upgrade Media Center PC to Haswell-based board (Z87). Just use the integrated HDMI for now.
- don't need 4k yet - all of my content is 1080 or 720 - current HDMI will run fine at 1080
- as mentioned many times, the 9000 is great at upscaling 1080
- leave it connected to OneConnect for now
2. New 4k OneConnect when available
3. New 4k AVR when they are available
- will continue to play music through old AVR in the mean time
- sound from 55F9000 is good enough for watching TV, not good for BluRay but I can wait.
4. New 4k-compatible graphics card when they are available
Step 1 will be done soon, steps 2-4 will be done as the products become available.
Any comments or suggestions appreciated!
Dont forget new blu ray player with hdmi 2.0 baked in. This way you can have a single connection to avr.
I hope the new avr and bd players will come soon. I want to finish my 4k update already.