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CDN$ 3,498 for 75" one Face With Tears Of Joy
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kanata2004 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:56 am
CDN$ 3,498 for 75" one Face With Tears Of Joy
Or for an extra hundred bucks you can buy two 65" X900e's.
A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.
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willy0275 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:04 am
Hey folks, I've got a very specific question but maybe someone would be able to test it and answer me.

Is there a way to play a 4K 10bit HEVC/HDR encoded *MKV* files directly from the TV through external USB drive? I know the LG can do it (have to rename MKV to MP4 I think) but I have not found a similar information about the Sony X900E.

I currently have a Kodi setup on a 6 years old 1080p HTPC but there's no way this can play 4K HEVC, and only recent Intel CPUs (7th generation) will be able to hardware-decode 10bit/HDR HEVC. The Nvidia Shield for directly playing 4K HEVC files might be the cheapest solution if nothing else works...

PS: I know I should be asking on AVSForum's owner thread but I don't have an account yet, so I'm checking here first... or might wait until I get the TV in less than two weeks.
I tried a couple of movies in HDR. They all hovered around 20gb each.

They all played fine. I used the built in media player through DLNA so it would save me the hassle of copying to USB.
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spawn582 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:37 pm
I tried a couple of movies in HDR. They all hovered around 20gb each.

They all played fine. I used the built in media player through DLNA so it would save me the hassle of copying to USB.
But I wonder if part of the problem was wireless transfer speed... at least from USB, it's direct and not wireless and removes one potential bottleneck... If you could try one of the biggest movies through USB and report your test, that would be awesome ;-)
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willy0275 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:04 am
Hey folks, I've got a very specific question but maybe someone would be able to test it and answer me.

Is there a way to play a 4K 10bit HEVC/HDR encoded *MKV* files directly from the TV through external USB drive? I know the LG can do it (have to rename MKV to MP4 I think) but I have not found a similar information about the Sony X900E.

I currently have a Kodi setup on a 6 years old 1080p HTPC but there's no way this can play 4K HEVC, and only recent Intel CPUs (7th generation) will be able to hardware-decode 10bit/HDR HEVC. The Nvidia Shield for directly playing 4K HEVC files might be the cheapest solution if nothing else works...

PS: I know I should be asking on AVSForum's owner thread but I don't have an account yet, so I'm checking here first... or might wait until I get the TV in less than two weeks.
Just wonder if you have tried installing kodi to work with Nvidia Shield... ? Are the steps difficult to set up?
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How do I know I'm viewing at 4k HDR? I have my ps4 pro plugged in but I don't know what resolution or settings it's actually playing at.
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z8008z wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:46 pm
Just wonder if you have tried installing kodi to work with Nvidia Shield... ? Are the steps difficult to set up?
I don't have Shield yet, as I'm still pondering the best way to play UHD MKV files. I think the Shield can do it, but I'm not sure if it's using hardware decoding or a mix of software and hardware.
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PotatoHo wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:52 pm
How do I know I'm viewing at 4k HDR? I have my ps4 pro plugged in but I don't know what resolution or settings it's actually playing at.
Hitting the display button will tell you the resolution. To check HDR, click the action menu, then picture adjustments I think, you should see HDR logo in the right hand top side of that menu
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willy0275 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:04 am
Hey folks, I've got a very specific question but maybe someone would be able to test it and answer me.

Is there a way to play a 4K 10bit HEVC/HDR encoded *MKV* files directly from the TV through external USB drive? I know the LG can do it (have to rename MKV to MP4 I think) but I have not found a similar information about the Sony X900E.

I currently have a Kodi setup on a 6 years old 1080p HTPC but there's no way this can play 4K HEVC, and only recent Intel CPUs (7th generation) will be able to hardware-decode 10bit/HDR HEVC. The Nvidia Shield for directly playing 4K HEVC files might be the cheapest solution if nothing else works...

PS: I know I should be asking on AVSForum's owner thread but I don't have an account yet, so I'm checking here first... or might wait until I get the TV in less than two weeks.
If you HTPC has discrete graphics you could possibly put a GTX 1050 for under 200$ and it should play everything just fine.
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MotorN wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 1:19 pm
55" is back on Costco, sales price ends today....

https://m.costco.ca/Sony-XBR55X900E-55- ... 86621.html
It's funny because the current "sale" price will become the normal price in a little while. They'll probably jack up the price temporarily so that they can have these "amazing" Boxing Day seals.
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willy0275 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 1:25 pm
It's funny because the current "sale" price will become the normal price in a little while. They'll probably jack up the price temporarily so that they can have these "amazing" Boxing Day seals.
I hear you, normal price for the P65-E1 went from $3000 now to $2000
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tha_bandit wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 1:20 pm
Hitting the display button will tell you the resolution. To check HDR, click the action menu, then picture adjustments I think, you should see HDR logo in the right hand top side of that menu
Awesome, thanks!
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sjeffrey wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 1:25 pm
If you HTPC has discrete graphics you could possibly put a GTX 1050 for under 200$ and it should play everything just fine.
GT 1030 for right around $100 will play most everything too.
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sjeffrey wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 1:25 pm
If you HTPC has discrete graphics you could possibly put a GTX 1050 for under 200$ and it should play everything just fine.
I've got a Zotac Zbox, definitely no room to add any card... also have an Intel Nuc, which is even smaller!
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