**Official** Sony X930C / X940C Owners Thread - Page 204 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 7034Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #6091 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 08:30 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Ken Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 33,356
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7461 Post(s)
Liked: 8348
Quote:
Originally Posted by tumi05 View Post
Having the same issue with the Amazon app. Receiving the "license error" when trying to play any UHD video. Called Amazon and Sony tech. Did all the resets as mentioned above, all no no avail.

Hopefully, someone can assist in a resolution to this issue.
Did Amazon do a 'reset' on their end of your account, Tumi? I'll call them tomorrow, but I had a problem with Spiderman a month or so ago. It wouldn't play and I got a similar 'license' error. Once they did a reset of the account, all was fine. Amazon seems particularly sensitive to these issues.
Ken Ross is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #6092 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 08:36 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Ken Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 33,356
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7461 Post(s)
Liked: 8348
Quote:
Originally Posted by mt14942 View Post
It appears that a lot of people are having this problem and it seems to have occurred after the latest firmware update. Since I have already contacted Amazon and they haven't been able to fix it, I am thinking that I need to be talking to Sony. I am still waiting for Sony To get back to me about the HDR issue I'm having. I thought this was supposed to be a smart TV, sorry I just had to throw that in.
Mt, I'm thinking this is an Amazon issue even though it was triggered by the latest software update. This is the only app that I've had similar issues with when it comes to UHD content. I'm going to wait until tomorrow to call since they may have more of their 'first tier' tech support people on. Sunday isn't always the best day to call with these issue.
Ken Ross is offline  
post #6093 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 09:43 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 7,066
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2998 Post(s)
Liked: 2851
My wife love the sound of the TV speakers ,I told her what about if I sold my revel speakers and my subs to only use the Sony speakers with a wifi sub that Sony have ,her eyes were glowing....she love the idea lol.
ray0414 and gerie like this.

TV: 65” Sony A9G TV:65” LG B6 HT: Revel Performa3 1 Sub:PSA 15” XS30 2 Sub:Dayton HO 15”
losservatore is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #6094 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 09:52 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 17,089
Mentioned: 266 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12883 Post(s)
Liked: 12257
Quote:
Originally Posted by losservatore View Post
My wife love the sound of the TV speakers ,I told her what about if I sold my revel speakers and my subs to only use the Sony speakers with a wifi sub that Sony have ,her eyes were glowing....she love the idea lol.
Before I bought my 1st sony 4k I spent some time with the 900b, watched a good portion of need for speed at the store, speakers sounded very good.

After a few days, how does the 930c compare to your plasma?
ray0414 is offline  
post #6095 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 10:11 AM
Member
 
tumi05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post
Did Amazon do a 'reset' on their end of your account, Tumi? I'll call them tomorrow, but I had a problem with Spiderman a month or so ago. It wouldn't play and I got a similar 'license' error. Once they did a reset of the account, all was fine. Amazon seems particularly sensitive to these issues.
Yes, that was done.

In again speaking with Amazon tech support this morning they advised that the UHD error was internal to them and would be resolved within 24/48hours.

We'll see what develops.
Bullwyf likes this.
tumi05 is offline  
post #6096 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 10:18 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 7,066
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2998 Post(s)
Liked: 2851
ray0414 Well I love the plasma tech but HDR ,10bit colors and 4k is the new journey for many people ,the force of new tech is teasing me and also to many others,next year will be release the first UHD BD players.
ray0414 likes this.

TV: 65” Sony A9G TV:65” LG B6 HT: Revel Performa3 1 Sub:PSA 15” XS30 2 Sub:Dayton HO 15”
losservatore is offline  
post #6097 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Advanced Member
 
loudog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 272 Post(s)
Liked: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by tumi05 View Post
Yes, that was done.

In again speaking with Amazon tech support this morning they advised that the UHD error was internal to them and would be resolved within 24/48hours.

We'll see what develops.
I got the same response. He tried to release some licenses for me but didn't work. They admitted they know about it and are working with Sony now. I'm waiting the 24-48 hours for a call back.

Sony 950G*Sony 940C*Sony HX909*Samsung K8500*Yamaha 3050*klipsch front RP-280's*rear RF-3's*center RP-450C*Sides RP-280's*front heights RP-140's*overhead 5650cii's*SVS-PB2000x4*emotiva XPA-5*Yamaha YSP-1600 sound bar*Sony HT-CT370 sound bar
loudog2 is offline  
post #6098 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 10:48 AM
 
oink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Shuloch
Posts: 34,843
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5299 Post(s)
Liked: 3038
Quote:
Originally Posted by losservatore View Post
My wife love the sound of the TV speakers ,I told her what about if I sold my revel speakers and my subs to only use the Sony speakers with a wifi sub that Sony have ,her eyes were glowing....she love the idea lol.
Sometimes it's better not to open one's mouth near a wife.



Quote:
Originally Posted by tumi05 View Post
In again speaking with Amazon tech support this morning they advised that the UHD error was internal to them and would be resolved within 24/48hours.
Interesting...



oink is offline  
post #6099 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 11:04 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 17,089
Mentioned: 266 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12883 Post(s)
Liked: 12257
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post
Mt, I'm thinking this is an Amazon issue even though it was triggered by the latest software update. This is the only app that I've had similar issues with when it comes to UHD content. I'm going to wait until tomorrow to call since they may have more of their 'first tier' tech support people on. Sunday isn't always the best day to call with these issue.

this appears to be a sony issue only. none of the LG or samsung owners have reported any problems with amazon over the past few days.


Before you all get too upset, it could be much worse. Back in the spring, samsung sent out a firmware update that actually fried the internal boards of many of the 2013 samsung F9000 4k tvs. it was quite the debacle and as you can imagine, owners were furious because it took WEEKS or longer for them to get their tvs physcially fixed and have their boards replaced.

Ken, after it gets fixed, check out the newly added "Van Gogh" in the uhd movie section. I think you might like that one. For being a documentary filmed in 2009, the HDR transfer with 10 bit color is very nice and vivid with his paintings and the scenery to match them.
Ken Ross likes this.

82Q90R*75Q9FN(RIP)*55C8OLED*Galaxy Note10+*Ub820 fed into Oppo 203*XB1X*4k DenonX4200

MASTER LIST OF HDR CONTENT THREAD HERE, UPDATED OFTEN
ray0414 is offline  
post #6100 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 11:17 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Ken Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 33,356
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7461 Post(s)
Liked: 8348
Quote:
Originally Posted by tumi05 View Post
Yes, that was done.

In again speaking with Amazon tech support this morning they advised that the UHD error was internal to them and would be resolved within 24/48hours.

We'll see what develops.
So does that mean this would have occurred update or no update?

Edit: After reading Ray's post, I guess this is a joint Sony/Amazon issue. As Ray said, better than having a board fried.

Last edited by Ken Ross; 12-20-2015 at 11:21 AM.
Ken Ross is offline  
post #6101 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 11:36 AM
Member
 
KChinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New Carlisle Ohio
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Liked: 30
Does anyone have complete settings for the 940C after having it calibrated? Have there been any posted here? I'm using some that were posted earlier where gamma was set at 1... I forget now who posted them. They look pretty good, just want to try some others to see what looks the best to me. Thanks

Family Room: Sony XBR75X940C, Denon AVR-3312CI, DirecTv HR-44, Sony PS4, Sony BDP-S590, Monster Power HTS 3600 MKII, Def Tech BP 2002 towers, Def Tech CS-8080HD center channel, Def Tech UIW RCS II Reference In Ceiling Surrounds - Game Room: Sony XBR55850C, Sony KDL-46HX850 (on Golden Tee Live Home Edition) Arachnid Galaxy 3 Dart Machine - Bedroom: Sony KDL-55W900A - Living Room: Sony KDS-R60XBR1 - Patio: Def Tech AW6500
KChinn is offline  
post #6102 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 11:37 AM
Member
 
jeffs777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Lodi, California
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Liked: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by mt14942 View Post
Yes, Comcast is providing me with the modem/router for an extra $10.00 a month. However they did not give me the correct one initially. I discovered this when I called there support about my problems with connecting to Amazon and also You Tube 4K looked horrible. According to a second tier support person he said you need a 5Ghz capable modem to watch 4K and the one they gave me was only 2.4Ghz.They asked me to go to there closest store to exchange it which I did and it made a world of difference both in the signal strength and the speed (I believe the strength of the signal played a big part as far as getting connected...
Hi guys,

I've been in IT for a long time and I've been a big proponent of using your own equipment whenever possible when it comes to modems and routers. Comcast equipment is not good (even the newer Cisco 3232). I tried them when my neighbor got one and it couldn't handle my house, the size or number of devices. I usually have 20 wireless devices and another 6 hard wired.

I use a Arris Surfboard 6183 Modem with an ASUS RT-AC87U (AC) router. I have blast service and I get 177 MBPS on all my Apple Phones and iPads. The difference in 2.4 is not only speed but range. 2.4 is more crowded but reaches farther. 5 ghz doesn't have the range (works fine in my large 2 story). If you connect a device to both networks it will always connect to 2.4 as it's the first one you'll see as you drive up.

A long time ago I realized I was getting equipment from Comcast that I could purchase myself, and it would pay for itself in a year or so - I had equipment Rented for 6 years and when they came out and replaced it they wouldn't even take it (junk).

The config I mention above is pretty future proofed for a few years (supports over 600 MBPS). The Comcast equipment I had dropped constantly, had really poor range, and wouldn't support even HD streaming upstairs - 4K wasn't even an option.

Keep me posted on Amazon.
jeffs777 is offline  
post #6103 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 12:41 PM
Advanced Member
 
loudog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 272 Post(s)
Liked: 199
How did anyone get ultraflix back up? I just get a black blank screen.

Sony 950G*Sony 940C*Sony HX909*Samsung K8500*Yamaha 3050*klipsch front RP-280's*rear RF-3's*center RP-450C*Sides RP-280's*front heights RP-140's*overhead 5650cii's*SVS-PB2000x4*emotiva XPA-5*Yamaha YSP-1600 sound bar*Sony HT-CT370 sound bar
loudog2 is offline  
post #6104 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 02:44 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
mt14942's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Posts: 2,398
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 860 Post(s)
Liked: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post
this appears to be a sony issue only. none of the LG or samsung owners have reported any problems with amazon over the past few days.


Before you all get too upset, it could be much worse. Back in the spring, samsung sent out a firmware update that actually fried the internal boards of many of the 2013 samsung F9000 4k tvs. it was quite the debacle and as you can imagine, owners were furious because it took WEEKS or longer for them to get their tvs physcially fixed and have their boards replaced.

Ken, after it gets fixed, check out the newly added "Van Gogh" in the uhd movie section. I think you might like that one. For being a documentary filmed in 2009, the HDR transfer with 10 bit color is very nice and vivid with his paintings and the scenery to match them.

To my surprise I got a call from a Sony customer support person just a little while ago, I didn't expect that being Sunday. He was actually calling regarding my HDR problem. He said that unfortunately no fix for this at this time, but he did say there engineers are working on it. I also informed him about the error message a lot of us are getting when trying to watch a 4K show on Amazon. He remoted into my TV and did a couple of things including going into the Amazon app and clearing the Cache and Data and that didn't work. It sounded like they may have already been aware of this problem and they are working with Amazon to try and resolve the problem. He also said the a new firmware update would be forthcoming by next month addressing the problems. I also told him that that some owners of this TV, speaking of the 940 (Ken you do have the 940 and not the 930 I hope?) are not having the same HDR issue that I am having and a few others are having. There HDR is working and is automatically turning on when they watch a 4K HDR show on Amazon. Ray based on your post it sounds like you are not experiencing this error message when you go select a 4K HDR video on Amazon nor the HDR issue. Do you have the Sony 940 or do you own the Samsung or LG TV? If you do have one of these other TV's does it automatically go to the HDR picture setting when you watch a 4kHDR video or show?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffs777 View Post
Hi guys,

I've been in IT for a long time and I've been a big proponent of using your own equipment whenever possible when it comes to modems and routers. Comcast equipment is not good (even the newer Cisco 3232). I tried them when my neighbor got one and it couldn't handle my house, the size or number of devices. I usually have 20 wireless devices and another 6 hard wired.

I use a Arris Surfboard 6183 Modem with an ASUS RT-AC87U (AC) router. I have blast service and I get 177 MBPS on all my Apple Phones and iPads. The difference in 2.4 is not only speed but range. 2.4 is more crowded but reaches farther. 5 ghz doesn't have the range (works fine in my large 2 story). If you connect a device to both networks it will always connect to 2.4 as it's the first one you'll see as you drive up.

A long time ago I realized I was getting equipment from Comcast that I could purchase myself, and it would pay for itself in a year or so - I had equipment Rented for 6 years and when they came out and replaced it they wouldn't even take it (junk).

The config I mention above is pretty future proofed for a few years (supports over 600 MBPS). The Comcast equipment I had dropped constantly, had really poor range, and wouldn't support even HD streaming upstairs - 4K wasn't even an option.

Keep me posted on Amazon.

Jeff, I originally intended to get my own modem router, but like you said at the extra $10.00 per month it would take little over a year to pay for it self and I wasn't sure I wanted to commit to Comcast for that long. Comcast support person recommended that I exchange it for A Technicolor XB3 5Ghz if it was available as he said that was the best one, but if they didn't have that one then get the Cisco and not the Motorola Arris model. I just took a closer look at it and I do see a model # but know where do I see the name Cisco so for all I know they gave me the Motorola, no matter it is working fine. I am showing a very strong signal along with 144mbps speed on my Samsung note 5 phone and I did a speed test on my computer and it also showed strong connection and speed. I can also at anytime buy my own modem/router and turn this one in and save the $10.00 per month.

Last edited by mt14942; 12-20-2015 at 02:59 PM.
mt14942 is offline  
post #6105 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 03:16 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
mt14942's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Posts: 2,398
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 860 Post(s)
Liked: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by KChinn View Post
Does anyone have complete settings for the 940C after having it calibrated? Have there been any posted here? I'm using some that were posted earlier where gamma was set at 1... I forget now who posted them. They look pretty good, just want to try some others to see what looks the best to me. Thanks

Someone with the moniker of Axel Olmos posted a calibration that he personally did himself including the Color Temperature in detail with the 10 Color Gamma Adjustment Points. Also there was the Shootout calibrations for day and night. I don't remember Axels post # but the Shootout calibration is Post #1389 .
mt14942 is offline  
post #6106 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 04:10 PM
Member
 
jeffs777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Lodi, California
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Liked: 90
You made a good call if not sure you're staying with Comcast. Definitely stay away from their Arris Motorola modem/router combo. The Cisco router is clearly labeled (I think it's DP3939). The real key is does it work? I couldn't get 5 Ghz AC speeds close to 144 Mbps wireless with their equipment. DOCSIS 3.1 modems are just around the corner as are gigabit speeds, but the service will be expensive for a while.

The problem with getting your own equipment is there isn't a strong modem/router/voice combo. I use three boxes (voice split is a really old Arris). My needs are a little unique in that I have cameras, a smart house - my Smartthing controls 30 devices, integrated with Harmony, Phillips, Nest (custom API) and Echo). I needed a beefy router for the switching, processing and 4K streaming to multiple rooms at same time.

I did receive an update from Amazon, and they said my 4K case is not the only one they have (we all know that) and that it's been escalated to developers. I thought it was pretty good customer service for them to send me an update.
jeffs777 is offline  
post #6107 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 04:16 PM
Member
 
jeffs777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Lodi, California
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Liked: 90
One last quick Amazon/Sony update. The Sony rep remotes into my set too - he thought he could fix it, but after clearing cache etc. he acknowledged it was a different problem. Apparently there is another known problem with Amazon involving servers. Sony has a work around for this problem, but this 4K app problem is apparently Amazons.
jeffs777 is offline  
post #6108 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 04:56 PM
 
oink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Shuloch
Posts: 34,843
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5299 Post(s)
Liked: 3038
Thanx for all the updates on the Amazon/Sony 4k snafu.


FWIW, I did buy a new router.
It is the TP-LINK AC1900 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router (Archer C9).
Will this work for 4K streaming and DOCSIS 3.1?



oink is offline  
post #6109 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 05:23 PM
Advanced Member
 
loudog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 272 Post(s)
Liked: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by oink View Post
Thanx for all the updates on the Amazon/Sony 4k snafu.


FWIW, I did buy a new router.
It is the TP-LINK AC1900 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router (Archer C9).
Will this work for 4K streaming and DOCSIS 3.1?
I would get a better one for 4K streaming especially if you have lots of devices connected. I'm running the netgear R8500. Look at the asus RT-AC3100 as well.

Sony 950G*Sony 940C*Sony HX909*Samsung K8500*Yamaha 3050*klipsch front RP-280's*rear RF-3's*center RP-450C*Sides RP-280's*front heights RP-140's*overhead 5650cii's*SVS-PB2000x4*emotiva XPA-5*Yamaha YSP-1600 sound bar*Sony HT-CT370 sound bar
loudog2 is offline  
post #6110 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Member
 
KChinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New Carlisle Ohio
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Liked: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by mt14942 View Post
Someone with the moniker of Axel Olmos posted a calibration that he personally did himself including the Color Temperature in detail with the 10 Color Gamma Adjustment Points. Also there was the Shootout calibrations for day and night. I don't remember Axels post # but the Shootout calibration is Post #1389 .
Thanks... That will help me narrow it down...I'll Search that name.

Family Room: Sony XBR75X940C, Denon AVR-3312CI, DirecTv HR-44, Sony PS4, Sony BDP-S590, Monster Power HTS 3600 MKII, Def Tech BP 2002 towers, Def Tech CS-8080HD center channel, Def Tech UIW RCS II Reference In Ceiling Surrounds - Game Room: Sony XBR55850C, Sony KDL-46HX850 (on Golden Tee Live Home Edition) Arachnid Galaxy 3 Dart Machine - Bedroom: Sony KDL-55W900A - Living Room: Sony KDS-R60XBR1 - Patio: Def Tech AW6500
KChinn is offline  
post #6111 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 06:03 PM
Member
 
jeffs777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Lodi, California
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Liked: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by oink View Post
Thanx for all the updates on the Amazon/Sony 4k snafu.


FWIW, I did buy a new router.
It is the TP-LINK AC1900 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router (Archer C9).
Will this work for 4K streaming and DOCSIS 3.1?
This isn't a bad router, and it will work fine for 4K streaming. As Loudog said, if you have a lot of devices connected you may want to look at beefier model. It's not just what download speeds they support (still important), but the throughput (4X4 memo for multi streaming). If can be difficult to find the right router, powerful, but one that's not finicky and freezes. I really like the ASUS and Netgear routers, but the ASUS can freeze or sometimes you'll see download speed decrease and they need a reboot.

I have always used Netgear and they been flawless. My brother has a Netgear nighthawk (reliable router - no super powerful) and I don't think he's ever rebooted (he'd of had to call me if he did! lol). The Netgear R8500 is a beast - if I had to make my purchase today I buy it, but you may not need it. If you ever plan to run IP cameras I suggest you go big.

As for DOCSIS 3.1 - I don't believe it's not truly out yet. It will support Gigibit wireless speeds (Comcast uses something sort of proprietary). I hope this helps, but my guess is it just clouds things up a bit. Sorry!
jeffs777 is offline  
post #6112 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 06:08 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Y2JDMBFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lemont, IL
Posts: 1,185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 877 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Netgear R7000 is still one of, if not, the top performing AC 1900 router. You don't need anything fancier at this point in time. Everything else with multiple channel bonding and 3 simultaneous networks is a lot of BS unless you have devices that fully support all of that stuff. I tried a few top of the line new routers from Netgear, ASUS, and D-Link this year, and I went back to my R7000 each time.
Y2JDMBFAN is offline  
post #6113 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 06:13 PM
Senior Member
 
pagusas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 315
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Y2JDMBFAN View Post
Netgear R7000 is still one of, if not, the top performing AC 1900 router. You don't need anything fancier at this point in time. Everything else with multiple channel bonding and 3 simultaneous networks is a lot of BS unless you have devices that fully support all of that stuff. I tried a few top of the line new routers from Netgear, ASUS, and D-Link this year, and I went back to my R7000 each time.

The only reason I dislike my r7000 is the lack of support for FULL wake on wan broadcasting (meaning after a set period of time you can't wake a turned off computer with a magic packet) Stupid stupid thing that Netgear refuses to add. 3rd party firmware adds it but you have to sacrifice usb performance (which doesn't work for me as I use its USB port for my iTunes server).

Performance wise, coverage wise, all that, it works great.
jeffs777 likes this.
pagusas is offline  
post #6114 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Well after working on this problem with the 940c after the update... Amazon 4K does not work, ultraflix does not work, amazon HD works fine, ultraflix stutters abd stops no sound either, rebooted TV, cleared caches etc, did everything i could think of... Definetly some kind of firmware/software problem, sent messages to amazon support too, i spent 5 hours working on this , will probably have to wait for Sony to get their act together
kronan is offline  
post #6115 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 08:16 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Ken Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 33,356
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7461 Post(s)
Liked: 8348
Quote:
Originally Posted by loudog2 View Post
How did anyone get ultraflix back up? I just get a black blank screen.
I rebooted my TV and have had no issues with Ultraflix. Unfortunately that's not the case with Amazon.
Ken Ross is offline  
post #6116 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 08:22 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Ken Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 33,356
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7461 Post(s)
Liked: 8348
Mt, yes, I have the 940c.
Ken Ross is offline  
post #6117 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 08:49 PM
Newbie
 
Zexxion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Hey Guys, got my 940c black friday and been enjoying it a ton. Just a question about 3D.

Seems like 3D mode can't be enabled when running third party apps such as kodi, vlc and archos. Even the native video app, although it allows 3D to be turned on, still display the original side by side video.

YouTube does work correctly.

So what is the best way to watch 3D SBS content (or whatever other format, I have the means to convert to anything) on this TV? Do I really have to setup an htpc to connect to one of the home inputs or is there any other way?

Real shame too.. kodi runs amazingly well on this TV I really though I was done having a dedicated htpc and I could finally run this native and use the TV remote (whice I actually love for kodi).
Zexxion is offline  
post #6118 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 08:55 PM
Newbie
 
Zexxion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by kronan View Post
Well after working on this problem with the 940c after the update... Amazon 4K does not work, ultraflix does not work, amazon HD works fine, ultraflix stutters abd stops no sound either, rebooted TV, cleared caches etc, did everything i could think of... Definetly some kind of firmware/software problem, sent messages to amazon support too, i spent 5 hours working on this , will probably have to wait for Sony to get their act together

I just did the update to my 940c and I can confirm UHD videos on amazon gives the license error. My guess is that the firmware update changed the internal ID or hardware profile that Amazon checks to confirm this is the same authorized device as when it was originally paired. I've seen similar errors with software that takes a snapshot of the computer hardware it's installed on and deactivates if you change too much at once, or change a major component like a motherboard. Even windows used to have this problem in the past.

Ultraflix in the other hand is working fine. Watched all of the new terminator tonight without any problems. This is via wifi 2.4hz connection. It does test as 40-50mbit/s at the begining.
Zexxion is offline  
post #6119 of 14459 Old 12-20-2015, 11:24 PM
 
oink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Shuloch
Posts: 34,843
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5299 Post(s)
Liked: 3038
Quote:
Originally Posted by loudog2 View Post
I would get a better one for 4K streaming especially if you have lots of devices connected. I'm running the netgear R8500. Look at the asus RT-AC3100 as well.
I am only running 2 computers and the 940c on the router and won't be adding others.



Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffs777 View Post
This isn't a bad router, and it will work fine for 4K streaming. As Loudog said, if you have a lot of devices connected you may want to look at beefier model. It's not just what download speeds they support (still important), but the throughput (4X4 memo for multi streaming). If can be difficult to find the right router, powerful, but one that's not finicky and freezes. I really like the ASUS and Netgear routers, but the ASUS can freeze or sometimes you'll see download speed decrease and they need a reboot.

I have always used Netgear and they been flawless. My brother has a Netgear nighthawk (reliable router - no super powerful) and I don't think he's ever rebooted (he'd of had to call me if he did! lol). The Netgear R8500 is a beast - if I had to make my purchase today I buy it, but you may not need it. If you ever plan to run IP cameras I suggest you go big.

As for DOCSIS 3.1 - I don't believe it's not truly out yet. It will support Gigibit wireless speeds (Comcast uses something sort of proprietary). I hope this helps, but my guess is it just clouds things up a bit. Sorry!
Thanx for the advice.


Looks like I can get by with this thing for the moment...



Quote:
Originally Posted by kronan View Post
Well after working on this problem with the 940c after the update... Amazon 4K does not work, ultraflix does not work, amazon HD works fine, ultraflix stutters abd stops no sound either, rebooted TV, cleared caches etc, did everything i could think of... Definetly some kind of firmware/software problem, sent messages to amazon support too, i spent 5 hours working on this , will probably have to wait for Sony to get their act together
Welcome to the world of sh*tty programmers....



oink is offline  
post #6120 of 14459 Old 12-21-2015, 04:32 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
mt14942's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Posts: 2,398
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 860 Post(s)
Liked: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffs777 View Post
You made a good call if not sure you're staying with Comcast. Definitely stay away from their Arris Motorola modem/router combo. The Cisco router is clearly labeled (I think it's DP3939). The real key is does it work? I couldn't get 5 Ghz AC speeds close to 144 Mbps wireless with their equipment. DOCSIS 3.1 modems are just around the corner as are gigabit speeds, but the service will be expensive for a while.

The problem with getting your own equipment is there isn't a strong modem/router/voice combo. I use three boxes (voice split is a really old Arris). My needs are a little unique in that I have cameras, a smart house - my Smartthing controls 30 devices, integrated with Harmony, Phillips, Nest (custom API) and Echo). I needed a beefy router for the switching, processing and 4K streaming to multiple rooms at same time.

I did receive an update from Amazon, and they said my 4K case is not the only one they have (we all know that) and that it's been escalated to developers. I thought it was pretty good customer service for them to send me an update.
Quote:
Originally Posted by oink View Post
Thanx for all the updates on the Amazon/Sony 4k snafu.


Jeff, I can see you are way out of my league when it comes to this stuff. I checked my modem/router and it just says its a Dual Band 802.11ac no mention of a brand name. Probably since it comes from the Comcast store they don't want the brand name on it. It does work great compared to what they originally gave me and I get little or no buffering and 4K videos on You Tube look incredible.






FWIW, I did buy a new router.
It is the TP-LINK AC1900 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router (Archer C9).
Will this work for 4K streaming and DOCSIS 3.1?

As long as it is 5 Ghz capable and you have a strong to very strong connection. I can check this on my Note 5 phone and also Speedtest.net on my computer.
mt14942 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply LCD Flat Panel Displays

Tags
940C , hdr , Sony , X930C , X940C

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off