Originally Posted by htwaits
This is an impression, and you should look at Visio's description of their speaker system when it's released. My understanding that the surround speakers are wireless. For all I know the sub and the sound bar (FL, C, FR) are wireless. I don't see any reason to involve ARC because there is no AVR involved. I think it's very unlikely that you will have to run speaker wires using the speakers Visio is releasing for the P-Series.
Their current 'wireless' 5.1 soundbar isn't entirely - there's no wires between the bar (FL/C/FR) and the sub. But there ARE wires from the sub to the rear surrounds. Still, running wires along 1 wall (rear) is highly preferable to running them all around the room as I had to with my old AVR. The bar IS the AVR, so ARC works the same w/ these as any other AVR.
The new systems look very similar to the current ones, with SmartCast capability added, although the flagship model has a redesigned 'flat' sub (curious about the details on that one).
Originally Posted by SillieBazzillie
I was actually asking in relation to the current M's. I use a projector for my main sports and movie watching but I want to get an LCD for video gaming, 2nd tv. After doing some research it seems I can spend like $700 on a decent 1080p set (current M) or $1,300 on a fantastic set. My only remaining issue (albeit a very small one) is that the biggest I can go is 55 and it sounds like the panels for the 55 and 50 may not be quite as good as the bigger ones.
What sort of gaming are you talking? Since neither the PS4 nor XBO can output above 1080p, I wouldn't necessarily be looking for a 4K TV for console gaming as my first choice. There's also no color standards for gaming, so the HDR features of the P aren't going to mean much for that purpose either. I'd personally be (and am) waiting to see what the 2016 M- and E- series turn out to look like before making a purchase decision if 4K/HDR content is not your primary viewing criteria. It'd also be nice to see that HDR10 comes as promised (and works) on the P before committing.
Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd
The RTINGS.com recommendation of turning Sharpness to zero is not a beneficial recommendation in my opinion. Their blanket recommendation of turning on the noise reduction settings is equally as bad in my opinion.
First turning the sharpness down will introduce more and more “blurriness” to the image. At a value of zero you will most definitely say that the TV lacks resolution and is inferior to other TVs. So don’t do that. Start with 20 and turn ALL of the noise reduction values to zero.
I'm going to come right out and say it: I am not impressed with RTings reviews, and am very hesitant to base purchasing decisions on them. They (he?) makes subjective calls about key settings seemingly without thorough testing, then makes definitive conclusions about the displays based on those calls. His complaints about this P-series (and the 2015 M-) upscaling, and FALD settings (which he apparently reversed course on from 2015 to 2016) are perfect examples.
Originally Posted by atbroome
The FIOS box does not have many settings. I currently have it set to output 1080i and NBC is a 1080i network. I haven't found any setting on the box related to output refresh rate.
Don't look to hard; there isn't one. I have the newest Quantum DVR, and it's the same story. 1080i or 720p are the only 'HD' output options. Set to 1080i, some channels (even main networks) are noticeably soft, even on a 1080p TV. Since there is no native output option, that's just the way it is.