Originally Posted by bkimura
New owner of a 940c and I'm looking to pickup a dedicated streamer, specifically the Roku 4.
Are people still having issues with the Roku 4 or have all the issues been worked out via firmware updates, etc.? I'm specifically concerned about the magenta push with 4K and the overheating issues that I've read about. Would it be wise to stay away from this streamer or should I be good to go using it with the 940c? Are any of you 940c owners using the Roku 4 without issue? Also, can you please recommend settings, both for the Roku and 940c? (i.e., 4K 10 bit, enhanced HDMI, etc.) Thanks.
FWIW, I will not be using an AVR. (Roku --> 940C --> Optical to Soundbar)
I bought a Roku 4 before I got my 940c, in anticipation of getting a 4K screen. I was watching on an old 42" screen temporarily as I just moved, and the previous home theater setup was sold with the previous house.
The image quality on the 42" screen sucked, but ... it's not like that was going to be a good image quality even with a great source.
I hooked up the Roku to the 940c after it came, and calibrated with a i1d3, The grays were dead on accurate, but the colors had an error which could not be corrected. This was the first screen I ever calibrated, and just assumed that the error was 'normal'. Both my wife and I noticed the error (My wife was unaware of the color error that the meter saw when she first commented on it), and basically it is most obvious as a reddish tint on many skin tones.
I re-calibrated using the internal mp4 player, and found perfect grays (just like roku), with very accurate colors.
A couple of days ago, I posted to this thread asking about this problem, and was suggested that it must be the Roku 4 causing the problem -- I calibrated again with an old AppleTV3 (from my old house), grays were dead on, and colors were just as accurate as the internal player.
Bottom line, the Roku had an uncorrectable color error. I tried it in 1080p, 4k, and 4k 10-bit. All had the same problem. This was Roku 4 -> TV ... no AVR, and no soundbar.
Originally Posted by CCsoftball7
What advantage would a Roku 4 give you over built-in apps? I prefer the apps on the 940c.
Roku has many apps that the Sony TV does not, just as one notable example, Comedy Central -- but there are many others.
Roku has built in headphone streaming to the remote.
Roku has a faster, more reliable user interface
Roku has a more comfortable remote control
Google is more likely to be spying on what you are watching than Roku, both for their own advertising profit, and 'other reasons' (my opinion).
Sony's interface is ridiculously buggy ... I've had numerous times where the remote stopped responding for a few minutes, or the UI froze up and needed a reboot, and I even had to clear the application data for the Amazon app because it kept crashing when I tried to watch a video.
On the flipside:
Roku has terrible color accuracy, which, combined with the lack of a CMS on the Sony X940c, makes the Roku 4 unusable on such a great screen [in my opinion]. I have moved the Roku 4 to my bedroom, and the old 55" screen here has a CMS which seems able to compensate for the Roku's color error.
Originally Posted by veli1
Not sure if its related buy my X930C out of the box has magenta push from the cable box and even on netflix its VERY noticeable
Are you using netflix from your cable box, or are you saying netflix from the Sony built in interface has a magenta push on your screen too?