Originally Posted by Ricoflashback
And I believe in having the Sony 900F do all the upscaling. Right decision again, IMHO. If you have cable or satellite, you might experiment with the resolution settings. If you have a "native" option (mostly satellite) - - that is the absolute best you can do. Otherwise, if you have a non 4K cable box, look at a 720p or 1080i setting. I prefer the 720p setting with my older Comcast Xfinity STB as it provides the best picture for me. It down converts a 1080i signal to 720p but more importantly, it leaves a native 720p setting alone WITHOUT Comcast upscaling anything.
And don't forget "OTA - Over The Air" signals via an antenna. For broadcast TV, you will not find a better picture (less compression) - especially a 1080i signal. Incredibly upscaled by the Sony 900F. And having your TV on a console provides less eye strain, IMHO. Nice choice there, as well.
Lastly - I have (had) a dual setup as well with a 100" screen with projector as well as my 75" Sony 900F. I've mothballed my projector as I can no longer watch it anymore compared to the sharp picture of the Sony 900F. Now, you probably have a better projector than I do since I was limited to a "short throw" due to my setup in my man cave. And - - I don't think you would have had any extra eye strain or difficulty with a larger 65" TV. Once you dial in the settings and brightness - - it's a pure joy to watch. Enjoy!
Thanks for your response! After reading your comments and going by what others have posted I think I will have to try out the internal aps at least on spec for a few days. I'm not a gamer per se but I LOVE my PS3 which has been my main monitor's gateway to streaming and blu rays since day one (I do have a Roku box in the BR).
The HD images I am seeing from the Comcast cable box, while lovely, take a BIG step up when I'm watching HD content over ethernet cable via the Playstation, so another argument for going straight to the 900F with the ethernet cable.
I don't understand the science of it but want to try switching the Comcast signal between its various outputs as you have suggested but right now I can't find the menu to do it from my remote so it means pushing buttons on the cablebox itself which puts me out of axis to the screen's image which means I have to rely on the wife to tell me what looks best. Which is OK, but she has shown a marked preference for the Sports preset over the Custom setting which I've configured from watching the Rtngs video and which I prefer on just about anything.
I still love my projector. I purchased a BenQ 2050 a couple of Black Fridays ago. I made that decision out of my frustration in being able to find a big 4K TV in the post plasma market, that I could afford, that wouldn't make all my DVDS look crap. It is about the best thing I've ever owned to date in terms of bringing the fun of watching movies home. Within a few months I'd upgraded my sound system to enhance it.
However I only use the projector maybe, five or six times a month, while we watch TV every day. The last thing I watched was ROMA and while it looks great on the 900F it just isn't the same experience as seeing it projected on a 120" diagonal with the level of clarity the BenQ delivers (the Denon really earned its keep with that soundtrack as well).
About connections, I notice when I turn on the TV by itself it automatically turns on the Denon, but if it's on Game and the PS3 is off it doesn't reach through the arc and turn on the PS3, however if everything is off and I first turn on the PS3 it turns on the 900F which then triggers the Denon. I suppose I can sort all this out via some settings adjustments.
BTW I have everything but the cable box going through a surge protection system that I power down when I go to bed. Is this something I shouldn't be doing with the Sony (or my Denon for that matter)?
Also with regard to firmware updates, I had this delivered last Tuesday and tried to do a latest update as recent as last Wednesday or Thursday while the ethernet cable was connected to the TV and it said I had the latest already. I don't know about Oreo or whatever, and I think I understand that DV will only show up as an option on screen if it's actually available. Just wondering if I missed anything update wise.
Contrast is an issue with this TV however, but honestly that's what I've always felt defined and was expecting in anything that wasn't a plasma. This really hit home while watching THE ORVILLE, at least the stuff in space. Most of the attempts I made to heighten the contrast just messed with other aspects of the image too much. But I know I have a lot to learn still settings wise. I guess I have to finally buy some bias lighting to help with this.