Originally Posted by KingLion
I just purchased the Nvidia Shield TV (locally) to test out some of my files. It's playing my 4K HDR files, mkv, mts, mov, everything I'm throwing at it after installing VLC to read the files. I have a 2 TB USB Drive connected directly to it and it's plugged into Input (HDMI) 2.
This thing was $194 after taxes!!
Is this something the 900e should be able to do should be able to do without me getting this $200 device? I have tried to plug in the same 2 TB HD directly to the TV, it knows a drive has a plugged in but can never see any of the HD's data. The drive is formatted as OS X Extended also, I heard NTFS would work but not sure. Wanted to check with you guys 1st.
The Sony 900E does many things well and can’t be expected to be high quality, media player, as well. (IMHO)
Even though there are complaints (justified) about the Android interface, I still find the PQ, especially on Netflix, to be quite stellar and better than my Roku Ultra. Knock, knock but ARC works great with Netflix, which tells me that it’s all about implementation and the quality of the streaming site. I just finished watching Altered Carbon and the HDR colors were spectacular!
And speaking of movies - I watched a plain old Bluray (Blade Runner 2049) via my OPPO 103 and the upscaling by the Sony 900E and Dolby Atmos soundtrack was a real treat. The colors were almost HDR like, which is a real testament to the Sony 900E’s upscaling abilities - especially with better source material. Even Comcast Cable’s golf channel looked fantastic yesterday.
So, in closing, I don’t fault the Sony 900E for not having the horsepower or processing power to flawlessly handle media files like an Apple 4K player, Nvidia Shield or other like device. I think Sony put their money and development in providing the best PQ and bang for buck with the 900E model.