Rtings test are scientific and not real world usage. They have HDR windows displayed for the maximum amount of time to test for abl or brightness drop off. But real world use in any given scene whether film or game that supports HDR, no scene will remain static at peak brightness long enough for it to dim. Sony certainly has the advantage of worse case scenario constant peak brightness, that advantage will rarely matter. Unless you sit and watc...
Panasonic too has outsourced their OLED panels from LG. As mentioned about Sony outsourcing to LG as well it's all about software and picture processing tech. A smart hub such as Androids google hub used by Sony and Tizen used by Samsung have little to do with the picture. They are simply content delivery systems.
I purchased the X900E at launch and returned for the KS8500. The Samsung without local dimming has a slightly better static contrast ratio, can get almost 600nit brighter and has 50% lower input lag (unless Sony has managed to update this since.
Samsung's QLED also get twice as bright for HDR content in some cases.
The X900E is of the best 4k/HDR displays on the market currently.
Sony outsourced their OLED tech from LG, so the only thing they may have an advantage with is the software powering the display.
It will be a ferrari red GT sport themed pro
Samsung calls theirs auto motion plus, Sony motion flow and vizio is clear motion (I believe). Cinema/movie modes generally have Soap opera effect off as well as game mode. Vivid and standard modes are usually set to high and looks quite unnatural. It can be turned off or to your liking in the settings.
The Samsung KS8000 /KS8500 (curved) are stellar 4K/HDR displays with 7000:1 native contrast, nearly 1200 nit peak brightness and low input lag. It has been the best TV I have ever owned, but if you want one now is the time to grab it supplies are running low. Since it is a 2016 model it is getting harder to find.
Sony is using LG OLED panels for the A1. LG and Sony released 77" models the are $14,999.99 (LG) and $19,999,99 (Sony), so you'll be paying a premium for Sony's processing.
Dual layer blu ray displays top out at 50gb, but could in theory cram more data through compression. If you start compressing to much you'll start seeing diminishing returns. Uhd disc triple layer can go up to 100gb triple layer, but the increased cost of the disc would be passed on to developers. Hard drives are faster than the currently employed UHD drive in the XB1S /X,so it makes sense for them to use the HDD.
Of all the things complained about post E3 the size on the One X wasn't on the list. They have been able to cram 4 additional gigs of ram and new SoC with vapor cooling solution at a smaller size than the S.
I grabbed it on a sale as well as Wolfenstein :The new order. Two of the best purchases I have made in awhile. Now waiting for Wolfenstein :Old blood to drop again.
In an earlier article Spencer when ask if it would be "True 4k" he answered with, "games will have a 4k frame buffer." Developers will choose how the power of this system is utilized.
I can't recommend the Sony X900E enough. I picked up the 49" model and the nearly 900nit peak brightness, triluminous display for wide color gamut and full array local dimming for improve contrast and HDR performance are fantastic.
Check out digital foundry's updated boost mode game test. Bloodborne is one there .
The original PS4 architecture is intact. In several interviews including the Digital foundry interview with Cerny, he said this is not a next gen console the CPU,RAM and GPU are exactly the same. The one major difference is the addition of a 2nd identical GPU on the same chip that when Pro Enhanced games are being played the two run in tandem. This is similar to AMD's crossfire running dual GPU's I think we'll have a year or two max with Sony sticking to parity...
I own a Sony X800D and bought the pro at launch. I had an issue the first day that it would only display HDR content at 1080p/yuv420. I simply switched to HDMI port two and all was well with the world. Some manufacturers still go by the input 1 mentality and will usually use the lower spec 1.4a instead of 2.0,since most STB don't output at 4K. If you do have pro issues simply switch ports and see if that helps.
3D printing an enclosure is some serious dedication........and if I had a 3D printer I would too.
Some devs will be outputting at 1440p checkerboard up to 2160p,but the system itself will support a [email protected] over HDMI 1.4 and an HDMI 2.0 mode.
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