Originally Posted by Dr Steve
For you lucky owners, please: how is the set on upscaling 1080P, especially Netflix and Amazon? Not their 4K, but the mass of material at 1080P? Blu Ray? (Not Ultra HD but 1080P)? How is upscaling? How is the motion? Any SOE? I'm sure these questions have been asked, so please bear with me. Thanks for your patience, please pardon my over excitement.
I went from a 52" 1080i Panny plasma to the 65" a9f. Most of my viewing is recorded content from TiVos so its mostly 1080i. I watch regular stuff like every day "person A made person B disappear and/or die" on ID and OWN et al, Judge Judy, sitcoms, home improvement, etc. What I can say is: this thing is awesome. The upscaled content looks great and there aren't any motion artifacts that are bothering me. I have noticed some occasional vignetting, but I'm almost certain, at the places I've seen it, its in the source material.
1080p content from blu ray looks phenomenal. The day after I got this TV, I replaced my old dvd copy of Bladerunner (which sucked a lot on that TV -- but it was a dvd, so, you know) with the newer 4k version. That version includes a cleaned up blu ray copy. I found it absolutely beautiful.
I've been watching a lot of content from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in all formats: HD, 4k, 4k UHD and Dolby Vision. I have to say that regular looks darned good. Just last night I was watching the end of s3 of Mr Robot from one of my TiVos. I switched to watching it from Amazon on my Apple TV (in regular HD) instead because I was doing some stuff and if I paused, the ATV will cut over to a screen saver after 2 mins. When I did the switch, I went back and forth between the two to see if I could see a difference and to me, the ATV looked slightly better. Not a lot, just a little. Anyway: still darned good.