Originally Posted by Derek87
quick note: the DTV Now offer does not require a dish in any way. it's an online streaming service which you can cancel at any time (i have a calendar reminder at 3 months to cancel it before the start charging me for month 4), so it is painless. just create an account, pay $105 (and use your favorite "electronic rebate" company (i use ebate but there are other that may yield more than $16)), and then a week or so later, a Apple TV shows up on your doorstep. not bad at all.
Mac128: what is your exact setup for wiring/connection?
AppleTV goes into HDMI 2 and optical out of TV goes into Emotiva Processor feeding 7.1 system.
i also have the Emotiva connected to HDMI3 which outputs my 1080p sources to the TV.
Thanks for clarifying. Didn't realize that was for ATTs DTV Now streaming service. That's excellent. I presume that requires ATT internet though, or does it work with any ISP?
My ATV is wired directly into port 3 with a high speed HDMI cable. Nothing special involved.
Originally Posted by GoZags13
I'm running my ATV to my reciever, and then a single HDMI to the TV (HDMI3). I've had to restart my system at times because of audio, but I think that has more to do with HDMI passthrough. Whatever it is, simply doing a quick restart seems to fix everything. I'm still willing to live with it over using the native apps on the tv, I simply like the ATV remote and UI so much more.
I see, yeah, mine is wired directly into port 3, so I've had no audio issues at all. Mine is strictly video & CEC related. Your receiver is probably maintaining the CEC connection. Not sure why mine keeps dropping, but hopefully the latest update fixed it.
Originally Posted by UndrinkableWater
Thanks for the suggestion. I ended up doing something similar to that (smoothness to 1) and noticed an improvement, although I'd prefer if there was an option without the soap opera effect.
Another concern I have if anyone knows the answer to this, is I noticed when I turn local dimming off on my TV and have a black screen playing that it looks very splotchy and uneven, with light bleeding in the corners of the TV. Is this normal? With local dimming on it's evenly black, however turning local dimming off and seeing that just has me very concerned there's something wrong with my TV.
Local Dimming should always be on. That's why we all bought this set. That said, I wouldn't critique it on a black screen (what is your source for this black screen?). Use a gray screen as you can find on YouTube to get an idea of the screen uniformity. If you still see a lot of uneven lighting, or banding, or other issues, then you may have a problem. The corners of the TV should be dark if anything, as is the nature of FALD displays. Post pictures if you're still concerned.
All four ports are HDR compatible.
Originally Posted by Irishdoom
So I was looking at some YouTube videos about settings for gaming on this set, and now I heard something about only certain HDMI ports being HDR capable? Is that true? If so, which ones are they?
The distinction is that only ports 2 & 3 support 4K at 60Hz. There are various other configurations that can exceed the bandwidth of ports 1 & 4, which is why it's recommended to attach gear that supports high bit depth chroma, and 60-120p frame rate to 2 & 3 with enhancement enabled in settings.