No doubt K would look excellent here - but I believe the OP is running a Plex server, streaming without re-encoding BD/UHD content - so the difference won't be K vs low-bandwidth streaming, it'll be K vs UHD.The Kaleidescape has tons of reference 4k hdr content in BT 2020 color, with huge file sizes on some, 4k from Vudu is highly compressed, even some of the hd files are larger than bluray. Titles like Planet Earth 2, Spiderman Far from Home, Doctor Strange, John Wick 3 (I could put together a list) would push the image quality of the display to the limit.
In K you download the files to the local 6 or 12 terabytes (expandable) before playback, Vudu, appletv, shield are just streamers. The only way they can be comparable is on very poorly mastered movies, and there are many (uncut gems, sicario2) but when the transfer is great then there is no comparison.
Yes - The Wall is warm and cuddly - not like the chilly mean EclipseInteresting. That's 58.3 degrees Celsius
Did you consider doing 6x5 with a 2.13 ratio? For most movies, you'll have an entire row of 6 panels that are basically not used.
OMG. But I gotta thank you, I no longer have the most ridiculously over the top set up
FWIW, my 4x4 The Wall (only 4K, sniff), at about 7,100 BTU, dumps its heat into the very well insulated theater. The regular ambient air theater HVAC has no trouble coping with the extra load, although the AC does turn on more frequently now when watching. Obv, no heat when the system is off.LOL. What ruckus? And there's nothing to settle. According to Samsung themselves the heat production output with respect to a 6x6 configuration Samsung The Wall will be 15,973 BTU (typical) - 18,430 BTU (maximum)
However, it is worth noting that with respect to this particular installation any and all heat emination after the screen is turned off will end up in the basement given the whole rig is on a lift which disappears through the floor into the basement when turned off. So the heat production will only be outputted into the room whilst it is in operation and not thereafter
Also, folks really should not compare Video Walls with the Christie Eclipse anyway. These are different products for different applications / environments
For those who are interested here's the heat production for the various different configurations of The Wall:
Fantastic setup...as far as noise goes - it's silent. i can't detect any noise at all.
I did have a panel that would turn off - it turned out to be a bad cable (Samsung cable). After that issue, nothing else has gone wrong. Works great, stable. And Samsung support to fix that issue was superb.hey thanks again for helping me get hooked up with the right system integrators to get this project going.
so we're the only two guys that are owners in the "Samsung Wall Owners Thread" - we need some more owners!
also - i'm just curious if you've had any technical issues come up since your install. it seems like the samsung guys are top notch, and the software and driver are really tightly integrated, so i don't anticipate any problems, but i'm just curious how things are going so far.
Yes in theory at least having the app inside the STB is a more direct connection than the externally connected Roku, should be cleaner. The same applies to flatscreens.I find that I use the streaming apps that come with the Wall a lot. I use the built-in Apple TV app, the ESPN+ app, the Disney app, the HBO app, etc.