Originally Posted by CCsoftball7
It's only unnecessary if you are willing to accept a lower standard on some streaming services (Vudu/lack of iTunes).
Sony does not have iTunes Movies (many more UHD/HDR movies than other sources) and never will.
Sony does not support Vudu UHD/HDR (again many movies not available elsewhere) and may not get Vudu UHD/HDR.
If you are not switching to another device, you are missing the highest quality available. I would rather switch to another device and get the best quality.
From Vudu.com: An on-going list of devices that are certified for Vudu UHD content playback.
Last update: 11/14/17
**HDR10 playback is now available for select movies and can be viewed on Vudu-certified 4K UHD devices.**
You may purchase or rent Vudu UHD movies via a web browser, mobile apps and the following living room devices.
4K Ultra HD Playback only
Roku 4K TVs (without HDR support)
Samsung KS-Series 4K TVs
VIZIO P-Series & M-Series 4K HDTVs (Non-SmartCast)
4K Ultra HD + HDR Playback
Google Chromecast Ultra
LG 2016 & 2017 UHD, Super UHD and OLED TVs
Nvidia Shield TV
Roku Streaming Stick+, Premiere+, Ultra
Samsung Q & MU-Series 4K TVs
Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player UBD-M9500
Roku 4K TVs with HDR support (e.g. TCL P & C-Series)
VIZIO 2016 & 2017 Smartcast P & M-Series 4K TVs
Xbox One S, One X