15' away my Samsung F9000 plays it perfect at 2160p.Yes, the Netflix app shows 2160 @ 4K.
How do you know the dropdown to 288/480 isn't network related? It may not be YOUR network connection, but bottlenecking at Netflix's end or somewhere in between.
It is kind of tough to say since I use them for different reasons.
It's an apples and oranges comparison. You're straddling not only model years, but also series. The equivalent to this year's 65X900B would be last year's 65X900A, not 850A.Need some help. What would be the differences in picture quality between the 2013 model xbr65x850a and the xbr65x900b? I considering the xbrx65x900b and I wanted to know if the difference is worth it. The space I have will be very tight for this model.
I had the 65x850a and just got the 65x900b. There are good things And bad. The x900b is a brighter and sharper picture that ups ales a lot better. The sound is incredible but it is a huge set.It's an apples and oranges comparison. You're straddling not only model years, but also series. The equivalent to this year's 65X900B would be last year's 65X900A, not 850A.
With the 2013 models you cannot stream 4K content without the aid of an external box, whereas with the 2014 models it's built in.
I've not spent any time in person with the 2013 models, but in the 2014 series the black levels and contrast of the 900 series is much improved over the 850 series.
In short, since you are not only dropping back a year in model, but also down a series, the discount on the 850A would have to be ginormous to justify it over a currrent 900B, IMO.
On BD it is a superior picture to anything else I've seen minus OLED and the 950B.@Eric C onnelly
That's strange what you say about the Sony xbr-900b. When I see the Sony in person at Best Buy, the colors have more pop than any other tv due to their triluminos tech, it looks anything but washed out. Also, Sony's are known to have the fastest response times something like sub 40ms which makes them great for gaming. Now I'm really confused! Too bad Samsung's are enamored with their curved screens which I really hate. I mainly use the tv as a dedicated computer monitor as I use my computer for everything...music, movies and 4k gaming.
when you say outside of BD does that mean your desktop? and why would the colors look washed out with other material? At Best Buy, they show all kind of sources and all look incredible. It could be a settings issue. Just recently, I discovered that I had my video card's dynamic range set wrong all this time by sending a limited range of 16 to 236 instead of full 0 to 255 which made a world of difference in colors. Now all the colors on my desktop and movies look incredible, not triluminous incredible, but much better than before LOL!!!On BD it is a superior picture to anything else I've seen minus OLED and the 950B.
Outside of BD, its washed out.
I'll see how it is after calibration.