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Nov 10th, 2017 6:48 pm
I went from a 55” LG 3D TV to the 65” Sony X900E. 1080p/720p content does not look worse. Pretty impressive actually.
Making moves this weekend. :thumbsup:

Am I going to have to replace all my HDMI cables? I don't think I have any 2.x cables aside from the one that came with my PS4 Pro.
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zabuza wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 7:23 pm
Making moves this weekend. :thumbsup:

Am I going to have to replace all my HDMI cables? I don't think I have any 2.x cables aside from the one that came with my PS4 Pro.
I don’t think you will. The HDMI w high speed Ethernet cables worked fine for me. I had issues with had issues with HDCP so I ended up getting a bunch of Amazon HDMI cables just to be on the safe side. In the end they weren’t really needed. The Apple TV 4K is neat in that it will test your cable for compatibility.
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vonblock wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 3:50 pm
Any TV will look good in a best buy.

The problem is with the light off or dark room.

If you're not watching TV in a Batcave, you could probably save some money going 850e.
What's the issue going to be in a dark room?
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zabuza wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 7:23 pm
Making moves this weekend. :thumbsup:

Am I going to have to replace all my HDMI cables? I don't think I have any 2.x cables aside from the one that came with my PS4 Pro.
People still believe in HDMI cable "versions" to this very day... there is no such thing. You would have to have incredibly ancient HDMI cables for them to not be "high speed" cables, which will work fine. The next time anybody will need new cables will be with new display modes coming with HDMI 2.1 (8K+, 4K @ 120hz, etc.) old cables as long as they're not trash are fine for everything this TV can do.
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The only cable I recommend is the HDMI Premium certified cable.

Currently the best one for the price are those one https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01GCGKK8 ... mi+premium

HDMI premium certification is no bullshit. It's certified by the HDMI consortium and guarantee that the cable will be able to output 4k 60hz at 4:4:4.
https://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/premiumcable/faq.aspx

I saw 100$ cables (3 differents brand in fact) failed me on my Sony or LG OLED when using a 4:4:4 4k signal. The HDMI premium however WON'T fail.
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BinaryJay wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 12:06 am
People still believe in HDMI cable "versions" to this very day... there is no such thing. You would have to have incredibly ancient HDMI cables for them to not be "high speed" cables, which will work fine. The next time anybody will need new cables will be with new display modes coming with HDMI 2.1 (8K+, 4K @ 120hz, etc.) old cables as long as they're not trash are fine for everything this TV can do.
Oh believe me, I was an adept of the any HDMI cable will do the job. I was EXTREMELY vocal about it.

This was before I went into 4K 60hz at 4:4:4 gaming. I saw so many cables, SO MANY of them failed. I almost returned my Sony the first time when 3 differents cables failed the test.

I thought I finally found a great cable (100$ Monster cable) until my new OLED failed again using it. I bought the monoprice HDMI Premium certified cable and this is currently the only cable that work flawlessly. While it's true that any 1.4 or 2.0 HDMI cable will work with low 4K bandwidth signal, cable quality get important in 4k when pushing the cable to it's limit.

Keep in mind that I needed a 9 foot HDMI cable, for smaller cable, you might have better luck.
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superlink wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:57 pm
What's the issue going to be in a dark room?
In HDR your TV will need to push it's brightness to the limit. This mean that the black will massively suffer if there's no FALD.

Imagine a scene where you can see a bright moon. To make the moon bright the TV will need to get to it's maximum brightness to reproduce it. However because of that the black of the sky will receive too much light, making it grey like.

With a FALD, only the area of the moon get brighter while the rest receive no light.

In SDR, that won't be a big problem, especially if the TV is calibrated at 100-150nits. However in HDR, you'll be looking at a really bad contrast, because the Sony will push 500nits pushing the limit of VA panel native contrast ratio.

In a bright room, you won't really see the bad contrast because black will look great no matter what.
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dshul wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 3:48 pm
Good point. I went with 75 inch Sony X900e, got it from teletime for $3150
Is that plus tax or tax included?
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So is the consensus that Costco will drop the x65900e to the $1800's for black Friday?
I see the current price expires on the 23rd.
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superlink wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 11:34 am
So is the consensus that Costco will drop the x65900e to the $1800's for black Friday?
I see the current price expires on the 23rd.
1999 imo for costco and big box stores
1799 1899 for vision tele hifi and so on
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tele quoted 1570 for 65" 850E and 1800 for 900E. is 2370$ more worth for 900E? We are not heavy users and watch may be 1 hr a day.. Mostly youtube, netflix and OTA for news.
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cinciboy wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 12:04 pm
tele quoted 1570 for 65" 850E and 1800 for 900E. is 2370$ more worth for 900E? We are not heavy users and watch may be 1 hr a day.. Mostly youtube, netflix and OTA for news.
Stick with the 850E then, if you don't need the increased brightness on the 900E (ex. the set will be facing windows).

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