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Sony XBR-65X950B (USA)
« on: 23 July 2014, 02:33:17 PM »

Sony XBR-65X950B (USA) 4K TV Review is up ;)
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/xbr65x950b-201407223857.htm

I haven't read it yet, but looking forward to the findings...
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Re: Sony XBR-65X950B (USA)
« Reply #1 on: 25 July 2014, 05:07:32 PM »
Meh... Not even close to being worth 8000 quid, IMHO :huh:
Oh, it's well the 8000 since, if we all buy one, Sony's TV business may return to profitability! :clap:

Edit: Still an interesting read, though ;) Cheers
« Last Edit: 25 July 2014, 10:52:38 PM by SETEM »
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Re: Sony XBR-65X950B (USA)
« Reply #2 on: 25 July 2014, 09:42:14 PM »
Meh... Not even close to being worth 8000 quid, IMHO :huh:
It is worth anything, if you really want to return Sony TVs into profitability. ::)
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Re: Sony XBR-65X950B (USA)
« Reply #3 on: 26 July 2014, 07:56:33 AM »
Just wondering, if at some point the standard for colour gamut on 4K is widened say from REC709 to 2020 is it possible that via a FW upgrade these TV's/PJ'S can be made to accommodate it?  :chin:

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Re: Sony XBR-65X950B (USA)
« Reply #4 on: 26 July 2014, 09:01:28 AM »
Just wondering, if at some point the standard for colour gamut on 4K is widened say from REC709 to 2020 is it possible that via a FW upgrade these TV's/PJ'S can be made to accommodate it?  :chin:
Nope, it's not possible. Actually, I've seen reports that full Rec. 2020 coverage cannot be achieved even using OLED with ultra-wide color gamut...
OLED and quantum-dot LED LCDs have best shot at Rec. 2020 in future.
For older displays, they may try to make a software "compatibility" mode, but the difference is just too big to get adequate results. We've seen some Rec. 709->DCI gimmicks, and it's the best you can get right now.
Once Rec. 2020 becomes mainstream, all Rec. 709 displays will feel like sub-709 displays with small gamut feel now.
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Re: Sony XBR-65X950B (USA)
« Reply #5 on: 26 July 2014, 08:04:50 PM »
Just wondering, if at some point the standard for colour gamut on 4K is widened say from REC709 to 2020 is it possible that via a FW upgrade these TV's/PJ'S can be made to accommodate it?  :chin:

Just to clarify one thing, Barry: the standard color gamut for Ultra HD IS defined in Rec.2020.

Currently, the TVs are out of spec. What we have at the moment are Rec.709 TVs with UHD resolution panels.
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