Originally Posted by Dextar
Quick question: So my 75X900E will be showing up on Tuesday, I want to make sure the first thing I watch on it with my family 'pops' and looks fantastic. I've been considering buying the Xbox One S and upgrading my receiver or buying the Sony X700 stand-alone player for some UHD discs. Is there going to be a big quality difference between streaming content and the physical media?
Also, does anyone in here use Bias lighting with this TV? Any suggestions on one that works well if you do?
Hi there. Congrats on the new set. I would go with the stand alone Sony 4k player over the Xbox One S. I have a One S and a Sony x800 4k player and the 4k player is easily a better picture on both normal blu ray and 4k blu ray (4k HDR looks way better on the Sony player)
4k discs will look better than streaming for sure. A few good 4k discs to have would be Pacific Rim, Passengers, John Wick 2, and X-Men Apocalypse (X-Men looks freaking AMAZING)
I have gotten a lot of good feedback on my picture settings. Some don't like them and others love them. I like a picture with a little more contrast and pop than a "Pro Calibrated" picture. I like colors that are a bit more vibrant than realistic. I think my settings provide a little extra punch without being too overblown. Check out these videos I posted on YouTube to get started and hopefully you'll have a good enough idea of what each setting does to adjust on your own if you don't like mine as a baseline to start with.
By the way, I also use bias lighting and think it's a must. There is a little bit of blooming into the black bars but (which can be greatly reduced by lowering black levels just a tad and making sure you aren't watching the tv with too much of a tilt forward in it- more on that in my YouTube videos) but bias lighting makes it almost invisible...
4k HDR settings-
Example of bias lighting effectiveness-https://youtu.be/qrw4eCk9SUo (This is a 55 inch 930d, not my 75 inch 900e)
Some recent pics
War for Planet of the Apes - Standard Blu Ray
Thor Ragnarok 4k
Oh and a word on motion settings. In movies (24 frames per second content) panning shots have a little bit of jerkiness to them because the pixel response time on this tv is so good. You can alleviate that by using the following motion settings. It smooths things out very well with a tiny bit of soap opera effect but it still looks very natural and doesn't wash out the colors or ad any artifacting