I demoed a production 695es today regarding the smooth motion and the Sony rep said, "there was no improvements made to the algorithm other then it now works with 4K sources".
And I can concur with this, I had 3 Blu-ray's in hand with some difficult passages for FI and the artifacts that were generated were the same as my 300es.
If someone wants to know what discs they were and at what times, I will post that, just quote this post.
As far as picture quality, brightness and contrast, it wasn't night and day to my 300es, certainly not 13,000.00$ worth.
AVU was useing a 1.3 gain screen in a very small room, about 12 x 12, so it was too bright, I think the screen should have been 1to1, or even .9 to 1, the same as mine.
As far as contrast, it wasn't a mind blowing differnce to my 300es, as always I would have to have a side by side comparison to see the difference when viewing a movie and in this case, it was "Ant-man/Wasp" in UHD.
The fact that the room was so small and the screen had too much gain made a poor demo for contrast even though the room was totaly light controlled with dark brown walls.
Picture quality, detail, colour, and sharpness were all very similar to my 300es, and again, in order to see any difference, a side by side comparison would gave to be done with some serious pixel peeping.
Last edited by JeffR1; 10-27-2018 at 06:08 PM.