Originally Posted by guitarpete987
Yeah, due to some incredible upscaling tech that exists in modern TVs, especially Sonys, 4K Blu-rays just don't have that same wow factor over regular Blu-ray that IT had over regular DVD. I swear from my sitting position of about 10 feet from my 65", I CANNOT tell the difference, I've ever compared a couple of films just to test it out. The upscaling of 1080p Blu is that good.
Originally Posted by Muskeg
New issue- Has anyone figured out how to "kill" the native Sling app? Here's my issue:
I'm a Sling subscriber (single viewer mode). If I use the tv's native Android app to watch sling, it works great. But if I want to watch Sling via the xbox one or Roku on the same tv, even though I have hit stop on playing the native app and back out to the home screen prior to launching the xbox or Roku app, those apps tell me that Sling is already running. I've tried launching other native apps on the tv's home screen, I've tried restarting the tv. Nothing works---the Xbox and Roku always tell me that Sling is already being used.
The only thing I've found that works is to uninstall the native Sling app and just not use it. Which is fine, except when it isn't
Anyone else experiencing this?
I don't know if the problem is with the app - it could be with Sling recognizing that you're "already logged in" from your IP Address and all devices in your house attempt to access the service with the same IP. Does the problem only show up after you've used the built-in app and then try to go to an external app? How many simultaneous logins does Sling support?
Originally Posted by toddn149
Anyone else notice the TV keeps an active power supply going even when turned off? I have fans and a usb light plugged into the back USB ports and with the tv off, even after all night, I hear my fans kick on for a short period of time almost every 2-3 minutes. I also see the plugged in light flash quickly for a sec. just seems odd the tv is cycling power to the USB ports constantly. Any reason for this? Is there a way to stop this(if I should)?
Originally Posted by ledvedder
This! This is making me crazy.
The set doesn't light up the USB ports only - if you have a sound bar connected via TOSLINK and have -it- set to auto power-on, it will periodically turn on while the TV is off. The TV is doing short power-on cycles, but I don't know for sure why.
You could -TRY- to turn off the option that allows remote IP devices to wake up the TV. Be aware, though, that this will likely kill off any functionality from Alexa to start up the the TV. It's also possible that you would need to turn off the auto-download firmware updates option as maybe that's why it periodically wakes up.
Originally Posted by Irishdoom
So what are people's thoughts on the need for a 4k Blu Ray player with this set? It seems many think it unnecessary due to the strong upscaling. Anyone see a big benefit?
Originally Posted by Muskeg
The leap from 1080p to 4K is huge, but not as huge as SD to HD. You'll want a 4K-UHD player for sure. $150 for an xbox one works great!
I have the Sony 4K player and it's a nice deck. I have a few 4K DVD's and quite a few BluRay discs. "On paper", the increase in resolution from HD to UHD (2K to 4K, 1080 to 4K - however you want to say it) is as impressive as it was when going from Standard Definition (480) to High Definition. The problem with the jump to 4K is that A) some discs simply aren't mastered for it, B) your eyes aren't able to discern all of the additional pixels, and/or C) you're sitting too far from your TV to be able to tell.
I have standard DVD's (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) that look awesome on my 940D (75"). I have BluRay's that look so-so (Die Hard 1) played by the same means. It all comes down to the original quality of the movie as it was shot combined with the mastering process. If you want to know WHICH movies to own in 4K, read reviews on the individual movies.
Avatar looks absolutely stellar on my 940D and my copy is HD (BluRay). Definitely a huge improvement to the overall clarity and the color compared to the HD set I had before.