Originally Posted by AustinJerry
I don't think it is as simple as you claim. I watched the same content and saw no banding. This would lead me to believe that the banding is NOT in the source. Bottom line is that streaming is subject to all sorts of variables, including ISP bandwidth, ISP signal quality (independent of bandwidth), and potentially even the loading on the servers where the stream is originating. Even the local network in your home my have interference of some sort.
Reports of banding will be more credible when we hear from people who have UHD/HDR players with disks. That will be the true test, IMO. So far, I don't think we have heard any such reports.
If they were to make a movie out of this thread, it would have a lot of chickens running around with their heads cut off.
I watched the same content and saw no banding either.. BUT.. I decided there might be more to this so I took a much closer look at the first episode UHD HDR Mozart in the jungle. And its not on every frame, but after pixel peeping I was able to see both horizontal and vertical banding in some of the frames, it looks good. I then tested 4 HDR TV's internal apps and Roku Ultimate and was able to reproduce it on every TV. My internet speed is fast 150mb/s.
So Mozart in the jungle indeed has some banding, period, its a fact. I can't however get ANY banding on my UHD player, and I have a big UHD collection, the Sony, and Samsung TV's exhibit zero banding when doing UHD play back.
In addition there are other HDR streams that are perfect like Grand Tour, etc. This has led me to the conclusion that it is not the Sony 940D. Now... If someone sees banding on every HDR stream they probably have an issue. But I think 80% of the people here are chasing red herrings.
Like you said, if UHD playback is perfect then is there really something wrong with your TV, it just reproduces the source material. Garbage in garbage out. Plus other variables like bandwidth, HDMI cable quality, etc. Oh and then there's always that guy who has the perfect TV, and sees no issue so it MUST be something wrong with the TV. lol..
I am not saying someone should not return their set and try again. That is completely up to them, it's their money.