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Question for 75x900f owners. I read the last 50 pages the last few days but could not find the info.

Recently “upgraded” my b6 lg oled to the 75” sony x900f. Still working my way around everyone’s recommended settings but my primary question is regarding UHD playback.
What players do you use/recommend? I’m not a streamer and think my lg player is not doing the job. Heard mixed things about x700 and x800, and might wait for x800m2. Or is the panasonic 820 with it’s hdr optomizer the best?
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Question for 75x900f owners. I read the last 50 pages the last few days but could not find the info.

Recently “upgraded” my b6 lg oled to the 75” sony x900f. Still working my way around everyone’s recommended settings but my primary question is regarding UHD playback.
What players do you use/recommend? I’m not a streamer and think my lg player is not doing the job. Heard mixed things about x700 and x800, and might wait for x800m2. Or is the panasonic 820 with it’s hdr optomizer the best?
Thanks!
The 900F has a special Sony version for Dolby Vision. The LG UHD players do not support it, you'll get HDR10 output instead.

The Sony x700 is compatible but you need to turn DV on/off in the settings manuallly depending on if the content is DV or not. The X800 doesn't support DV at all. I believe the Panasonic is compatible with the Sony DV but you should probably confirm this in the Panasonic owners thread.

A lot of people (myself included) are waiting for the X800M2 but there hasn't been a confirmation that DV will be automatically enabled based on the content.
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Question for 75x900f owners. I read the last 50 pages the last few days but could not find the info.

Recently “upgraded” my b6 lg oled to the 75” sony x900f. Still working my way around everyone’s recommended settings but my primary question is regarding UHD playback.
What players do you use/recommend? I’m not a streamer and think my lg player is not doing the job. Heard mixed things about x700 and x800, and might wait for x800m2. Or is the panasonic 820 with it’s hdr optomizer the best?
Thanks!
x800 -- Excellent build quality, NO Dolby Vision, Supports more types of optical disks (SACD, etc) if that's your thing, reports of locking up, I have one and it is an excellent companion to my x900e
x700 -- lesser build quality/lighter weight, Dolby Vision supported BUT user must manually activate/deactivate DV, lacks support for some rarer types of optical disks
x800m2 -- has all the positives of the x800 plus Dolby Vision, no reports on whether DV is manual or automatic
Panasonic 820 -- has good reviews, check out the AVSForums page for detailed information, more expensive than the Sony models

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Any 900f owner able to view UHD or Imax Enhanced content on FandangoNow yet? I tried messaging customer service about basically every 900F owner not being able to access UHD content on their service, and instead of actually trying to understand the issue, the guy provided the basic troubleshooting fixes. Very disappointing, as the 900f is imax enhanced, and FN is only streaming service that offers IE. Nobody knows when IE UHD BDs are going to come out.
Catching up on this thread...

Yes, same issue and frustration here. They need to update their app. Luckily, 95% of content I own on FN shows up in Vudu, which works just fine on the 900f with Oreo, UHD, DV and all.

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RE: "Big reason streaming is not my number 1 go to for video, and audio. All streaming services are cutting corners, or don't want to pay license fee for atmos, or vision. They user heavily compressed files, and limits the picture and sound quality. If I want a movie, will be UHD BD, and excited to see what future IE UHD BDs look like, when they ever get released. Already pre ordered Aquaman UHD, and most of the movie is in the imax format, so excited to play that on the 900F."

***I've gone the opposite direction. I had a Samsung Blu-ray Player and the 4K/HDR (lot's of fake 4K/HDR from 2K sources) just wasn't that impressive. No where near as impressive as prior to 4K with Bluray versus earlier, non 4K streaming. The Bluray disc provided discernible sharpness and clarity with the picture.
We used to buy all our favorite movies on disc, but lately we only buy the ones we know we'll constantly rewatch on UHD, otherwise, with all the sales and promotions on Vudu and FandangoNow and Google Play, we buy most of them through those services.

Watched Mortal Engines on Vudu last night (bought UHD version on sale for $5) and it was UHD, Dolby Vision, and Atmos. It looked and sounded amazing, even though I'm still running a vanilla 5.1 setup with ~20yr old Paradigm speakers. Purchased the new Fantastic Beasts UHD on FN/Vudu for $5.99 this morning. Can't beat those deals.

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Recently returned an NU8000. Although it was very nice I really have enjoyed the 900f so far. I did have a question regarding sp/dif if anyone can shed some light would be appreciated.
Although spdif is working I see no special option to turn off internal speakers. I just have them set to zero. Is there a way to turn off speakers while digital audio spdif is connected?
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I'm not the most up to date on receivers, so reaching out to smarter brains than mine. I've done some research, however I'd rather hear some uninfluenced suggestions, maybe even by some of you who bought your receiver after getting the TV. So here goes:


I have the 65" 900f (which I absolutely LOVE), a 5.1 speaker setup and a failing AV Receiver with a max of $1k to spend. With just this information as my setup, what receiver would you recommend?
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Recently returned an NU8000. Although it was very nice I really have enjoyed the 900f so far. I did have a question regarding sp/dif if anyone can shed some light would be appreciated.

Although spdif is working I see no special option to turn off internal speakers. I just have them set to zero. Is there a way to turn off speakers while digital audio spdif is connected?


Thru Home menu go to settings icon, then Sound, and under Speakers change to ‘Audio system’


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I have the 65" 900f (which I absolutely LOVE), a 5.1 speaker setup and a failing AV Receiver with a max of $1k to spend. With just this information as my setup, what receiver would you recommend?
Denon AVR-3500H just under your limit, AVR-X4500H just above your limit on the "street". Yamaha would put you in about the same situation, RX-A1080 and RX-A2080. All great units.....
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Just a quick note of thanks for all the great feedback in this thread. It helped me make a decision that I'm very happy with in the 900F.

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Just a quick note of thanks for all the great feedback in this thread. It helped me make a decision that I'm very happy with in the 900F.

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***Image looks fine to me. Is that acoustic treatment on the wall to the right or art? And I assume you do not have a roaring fire going when watching TV?

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Denon AVR-3500H just under your limit, AVR-X4500H just above your limit on the "street". Yamaha would put you in about the same situation, RX-A1080 and RX-A2080. All great units.....
***If you go with a Denon, I'd recommend increasing your budget to pickup the AVR-X4500H. And Denon AVR's can run "hot," so I'd suggest a small investment in AC Infinity Dual Fans with a separate power adapter with the thermostat. It will definitely increase the longevity of your AVR.
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***Image looks fine to me. Is that acoustic treatment on the wall to the right or art? And I assume you do not have a roaring fire going when watching TV?
lol, yeah Im a bit nervous about the fire thing, but not something we do very often here in GA, so I took the gamble. Weird about the image...looked washed out and grainy when I uploaded it, but seems to look ok now...cool! And yeppers, those are GIK Impression series treatments. I live not too far from their warehouse, so I like to bug them for some new stuff from time to time. Very reasonably priced and (IMO) looks great.
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lol, yeah Im a bit nervous about the fire thing, but not something we do very often here in GA, so I took the gamble. Weird about the image...looked washed out and grainy when I uploaded it, but seems to look ok now...cool! And yeppers, those are GIK Impression series treatments. I live not too far from their warehouse, so I like to bug them for some new stuff from time to time. Very reasonably priced and (IMO) looks great.
***GIK Impressions - "Gatsby Arches" on black plate? They fit in very nice with the room.

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***GIK Impressions - "Gatsby Arches" on black plate? They fit in very nice with the room.
Yep, you got it. The ONLY complaint I have about them is that when they punch out the design, the top surface remains a beige-ish color...so the panels end up tri-color. But it's not really noticeable unless you're really looking, and in all honesty it doesn't look *bad*, per se, just would prefer the top layer all one color. And thanks, I agree, I think it is a nice addition to the room, especailly given that it's the living room. Im not a fancy dude overall, but I like to keep this room at a certain level of appearance. Which reminds me, I saw a lot of reviews that were negative about the 900F's audio. As you can tell, I dont use the tv audio much, but not only does this tv have a beautiful image, when I just want the tv audio on for something in the background, it sounds plenty good to my ears. Really happy with the set.
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Is it safe to say the 900F is my best Sony option when looking for an 85" set from either 2018 or 2019 if at a good end of life discount?

The 2019 Sonys don't seem to offer much more than the 2018 models. I was looking at Sony/LG OLEDs but they don't make anything over 77", and almost went with the LG C9 because of HDMI 2.1 but with an MSRP of $7,000 I'll pass. My plan is to get something to tide me over for a year or two because I'm putting together a media room and wanted something nicer.

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Is it safe to say the 900F is my best Sony option when looking for an 85" set from either 2018 or 2019 if at a good end of life discount?

The 2019 Sonys don't seem to offer much more than the 2018 models. I was looking at Sony/LG OLEDs but they don't make anything over 77", and almost went with the LG C9 because of HDMI 2.1 but with an MSRP of $7,000 I'll pass. My plan is to get something to tide me over for a year or two because I'm putting together a media room and wanted something nicer.
Samsung and LG both have 82" and 85" LCD's, but Sony's X900F and maybe the X950G are better. IMO the X950G is a rather small upgrade over the X900F, the only thing I think is better in the 950 is the newer Mediatech chipset for the Android 8 system, but if your using a streaming box brand then even that doesn't really matter. The X950 does have the newer X1-U processor, whether or not you would see a difference between that and the X1-E on the X900F using your connections or content?? you would need them both side by side to actually tell.

Oh and the X950 has the same X-Wide Angle tech as the Z9F, so off angle viewign should be better, but it comes at the cost of lower contrast levels.
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Samsung and LG both have 82" and 85" LCD's, but Sony's X900F and maybe the X950G are better. IMO the X950G is a rather small upgrade over the X900F, the only thing I think is better in the 950 is the newer Mediatech chipset for the Android 8 system, but if your using a streaming box brand then even that doesn't really matter. The X950 does have the newer X1-U processor, whether or not you would see a difference between that and the X1-E on the X900F using your connections or content?? you would need them both side by side to actually tell.

Oh and the X950 has the same X-Wide Angle tech as the Z9F, so off angle viewign should be better, but it comes at the cost of lower contrast levels.
That is how I understand it. I don't think viewing angle will be a concern, especially at the risk of losing contrast. If I can get a good deal on an 85" and move it to another room when something exciting with HDMI 2.1 is available (hopefully an OLED larger than 77") then I will be happy.

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I’m sorry for what is probably a very basic question.

But I just got the 75in 900f yesterday. Will be reading any documentation and playing around with settings soon when I have extra free time.

But I just started the PS4 Pro and started a game (far cry new dawn) and it gives
me a message that says (This application supports 4K HDR but it will be displayed in 2k HDR because of your tv’s settings. If you tv supports 4K HDR, try changing your tv’s settings.)

I haven’t changed a setting anywhere. Not sure why it wouldn’t output 4K out of the box. But can someone lead me to what setting it is talking about?
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Hi everyone,

Just curious if anyone would have any thoughts on how the 900F would compare to an older Panasonic Vierra 1080P Plasma? I currently have the latter in a 50 inch, but am strongly considering an upgrade to a larger set and to be in a position where I can take advantage of 4K content. I sit about 9 feet away from my screen and am leaning towards a 65 inch.

Current viewing habits are primarily Netflix and Apple TV streaming, Blu-ray movies and sports. I suspect they would stay the same with the exception of adding in 4K content where possible. I have no complaints at all with the picture quality of the Vierra. It's been an awesome TV, would just like something larger.

The room where the TV would go is not overly bright and most of my viewing takes place in the evening.

Would appreciate any thoughts or advice anyone may have.

Thanks!
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Hi everyone,

Just curious if anyone would have any thoughts on how the 900F would compare to an older Panasonic Vierra 1080P Plasma? I currently have the latter in a 50 inch, but am strongly considering an upgrade to a larger set and to be in a position where I can take advantage of 4K content. I sit about 9 feet away from my screen and am leaning towards a 65 inch.

Current viewing habits are primarily Netflix and Apple TV streaming, Blu-ray movies and sports. I suspect they would stay the same with the exception of adding in 4K content where possible. I have no complaints at all with the picture quality of the Vierra. It's been an awesome TV, would just like something larger.

The room where the TV would go is not overly bright and most of my viewing takes place in the evening.

Would appreciate any thoughts or advice anyone may have.

Thanks!
I upgraded from a TC-P50V10 to a Sony XBR-65X950G at the beginning of the month and couldn't be happier. I was disappointed that Panasonic left the U.S. TV market and Sony was next in line. It would have been Toshiba but they're out too.
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Just curious if anyone would have any thoughts on how the 900F would compare to an older Panasonic Vierra 1080P Plasma? I currently have the latter in a 50 inch, but am strongly considering an upgrade to a larger set and to be in a position where I can take advantage of 4K content. I sit about 9 feet away from my screen and am leaning towards a 65 inch.



Current viewing habits are primarily Netflix and Apple TV streaming, Blu-ray movies and sports. I suspect they would stay the same with the exception of adding in 4K content where possible. I have no complaints at all with the picture quality of the Vierra. It's been an awesome TV, would just like something larger.



The room where the TV would go is not overly bright and most of my viewing takes place in the evening.



Would appreciate any thoughts or advice anyone may have.



Thanks!


I just replaced my ST50 Panasonic Viera (65 inch) with a 75X900F a couple weeks ago. I had my plasma in my finished basement which was not an overly bright room.

First things I noticed was how vibrant the colors are (especially in HDR) and the brightness. Also, the 4K picture quality looks amazing (more noticeable difference than I had thought). Coming from a plasma, you may notice blacks are not perfect, but the brighter colors & picture quality was a higher priority for me. If you are only 9’ away from the screen, then you should notice a significant improvement (I sit 15’ from my screen).

I suggest going to a Best Buy & look at the display model. I spent 15 minutes or more looking at the picture quality from all angles before I bought it. I think you will like the difference.

For me, this was also an excuse to purchase a Denon x4500 receiver so my whole system is updated for 4K. I just moved me old plasma & receiver upstairs to the Family Room.

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Thank you both, I'll be checking out those units over the next few days. My research was initially leaning toward an Onkyo unit, had it down to the TX-RZ820 but I was kinda put off with the HDMI issues which I thought were gone, but extended reading apparently lots of people are still experiencing.



The unit I'm replacing is a Yamaha RX-V373BL I've had for over 6 years and still works but is getting more and more flakey, and I'm due for an upgrade. My speakers are even older, an Eosone RSA 100 5.1 setup I purchased, man like 20 years ago or something, but they sound absolutely amazing still today and never failed to deliver. I'm not a brand fanatic, and being open to ideas is what brings me goodies, most recently the 900f!


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I’m sorry for what is probably a very basic question.

But I just got the 75in 900f yesterday. Will be reading any documentation and playing around with settings soon when I have extra free time.

But I just started the PS4 Pro and started a game (far cry new dawn) and it gives
me a message that says (This application supports 4K HDR but it will be displayed in 2k HDR because of your tv’s settings. If you tv supports 4K HDR, try changing your tv’s settings.)

I haven’t changed a setting anywhere. Not sure why it wouldn’t output 4K out of the box. But can someone lead me to what setting it is talking about?

When you hookup your PS4, make sure its in one of the higher rated 4k ports ( [email protected]), mine is port 2 or 3, and enabling enhanced mode. Also for best performance, slap it on "Game" setting in the options. Same goes for any device that needs the better port (I have the PS4 and the Roku on both those ports). My current receiver (soon to be replaced) is just passthru so I have the antennae channelmaster and blu-ray on #1 .



This confused me too, I figured the #1 HDMI port would be the one with all the bells and whistles - I didn't even realize there was a difference until I asked a similar question here and got the answer.
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I’m sorry for what is probably a very basic question.

But I just got the 75in 900f yesterday. Will be reading any documentation and playing around with settings soon when I have extra free time.

But I just started the PS4 Pro and started a game (far cry new dawn) and it gives
me a message that says (This application supports 4K HDR but it will be displayed in 2k HDR because of your tv’s settings. If you tv supports 4K HDR, try changing your tv’s settings.)

I haven’t changed a setting anywhere. Not sure why it wouldn’t output 4K out of the box. But can someone lead me to what setting it is talking about?
2 things you need to do,

Go into your TV settings, HDMI, connection type and set to enhanced.
Run your PS4 to HDMI 2

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Is there a consensus best settings for the 85X900F that someone can point me to, or at least settings that are widely considered better than the out-of-the-box?
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Is there a consensus best settings for the 85X900F that someone can point me to, or at least settings that are widely considered better than the out-of-the-box?
Go here

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-l...l#post57287970

These setting can be used for any size of the X900F

Note: 2pt & 10pt advanced color settings may or may not work best with your specific panel.
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Is there a consensus best settings for the 85X900F that someone can point me to, or at least settings that are widely considered better than the out-of-the-box?
Go here

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-l...l#post57287970

These setting can be used for any size of the X900F [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

Note: 2pt & 10pt advanced color settings may or may not work best with your specific panel.
Thx!
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Hi everyone,

Just curious if anyone would have any thoughts on how the 900F would compare to an older Panasonic Vierra 1080P Plasma? I currently have the latter in a 50 inch, but am strongly considering an upgrade to a larger set and to be in a position where I can take advantage of 4K content. I sit about 9 feet away from my screen and am leaning towards a 65 inch.

Current viewing habits are primarily Netflix and Apple TV streaming, Blu-ray movies and sports. I suspect they would stay the same with the exception of adding in 4K content where possible. I have no complaints at all with the picture quality of the Vierra. It's been an awesome TV, would just like something larger.

The room where the TV would go is not overly bright and most of my viewing takes place in the evening.

Would appreciate any thoughts or advice anyone may have.

Thanks!
I went from a 42" Panny to the 65" 900f. My plasma was technically a 768p panel, so I can tell you that it was a big change. It took a while to get used to the bold and bright colors of the 900f, and now I have tended to dial all of that down to more content accurate settings. For a while it seemed like compressed satellite content actually looked worse on the new tv, which seemed so odd. What I found was that it had more to do with the increased screen size exposing the flaws in the source (For reference I sit 9-10' from the screen). After fine tuning things and getting used to the way things look on the Sony, I couldn't be happier. In fact, we gave our old panel to my mother in law (they already had a 50" of that same series in the house, but wanted a bigger tv for their den). Whenever I go over and see the old plasmas, I'm shocked in how much of an improvement the 900f is! Unless you have both TVs set up next to each other, and have the Sony perfectly configured (which will likely take weeks or months to truly fine tune to your preferences), it can be tricky because you may remember your old panel looking different than it actually did. Coming from a 50" to a 65" should be less of a stark change regarding content flaws, and in general digital streaming content looks fantastic on the 900f, so you should be good! In the end the only slight hang up transitioning from plasma to LED is the viewing angles, but in my case it's not a huge deal (usually, whoever sits on our couch that is off to the side is someone who doesn't tend to notice the slight washing out of the image).
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Thanks for the feedback folks, it's very helpful!

Viewing angle shouldn't be much of an issue as we have a pretty small couch and it's lined up directly in front of the TV. 100% of my content will be streaming or physical media, so should be good there as well.

I had another look at the TV at Best Buy last night and the standard demo loop sure looked great. I'm sure I'd wind up dialling things back a fair bit to get a more natural presentation, but the image detail and colour was very impressive.

Chappy-2, I'm sort of the opposite. I recently upgraded my receiver, so the next obvious thing in line was the display, LOL
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