Not sure about the stand-by light, but you can definitely get rid of those banner ads on start up - its in the settings menu somewhere (think its in the 'viera TV' options, will have a look when I get home later).
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The smaller the screen, the less the benefit will be - I doubt people with good quality 40/50" screens are going to be bowled over. I still say that the biggest benefit for 4K will be those who use projectors. The difference on a 10-12ft screen (for example) is pretty big. Those using a 1080p PJ on a 5 foot screen could move to a 10 foot screen with no loss of quality or jaggies etc.
The Sony VPL-VW500ES will be available as of next month, and dealers of this PJ will have a 4K player to demo 4K material on it - pop into a dealer when they come out and see what you think then >)
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
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I went to john lewis today and i saw samsungs 4K tv, i thought the picture was good, it was colourfull and sharp on a 65" tv but i expected the picture to be better, i would have liked to see an even sharper screen.
BTW john lewis in cheadle have TWO oled screens on display in their tv area.
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I saw the Sony 4K TV again today but it definitely is not better than my VT65, it falls behind on black level and detail. Colours are better too on the VT65.
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Any technology will be compromised when manufacturers are battling to get the price down as cheap as possible in the shortest space of time. The TV market is already in the state it is due to manufacturers fighting for market share, which is nothing to do with the quality of their products. Real 4K is stunning - I'd suggest those interested pop along to a specialist retailer and have a look at the Sony VPL-VW500ES Ultra HD projector when it is released in a month or so. These will be on demo with genuine 4K material, as retailers of this PJ will be provided with a 4K player.
I'm glad this price war isn't currently happening in the projector market, which should remain high quality, with prices falling slowly as the technology becomes naturally cheaper.
I feel that 4K is not enough and its also good to hear that NHK (Japan) is skipping 4K and going to Super Hi-Vision 8K Now we're talking
Nice one and well done NHK
Rick @ Musicraft
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Great, even more awful compression artifacts to watch........
@David When i saw samsungs 4K tv i was standing right in front of the tv, with the projector the picture will be larger and you will be quite a few feet away, what i was trying to say was when i saw the picture on the samsung the picture was very good and i was impressed but i was expecting the quality of the picture to be better.
i saw the 65in samsung running a 4k picture and my jaw droped stunning just stunnig.im saving now.this is a life changer for me
Roll on 4K blu-ray aye.
im hoping in 2 years.i should have the money by then
I also saw the 65" Sony 4K TV at a local Currys Superstore. The Sony branded display unit doesn't come witha 4K source. The image was upscaled 1080p via a Sony BDP-S790. I have to say that i much prefered this image to the demo i saw on the first 4K LG set. Pretty Bland really!
Think the quality and set up of the Sony TV contributed a lot regards detail, colour, contrast though.
When 1080p HD came out image wasn't perfect at source. Remember those first Blu-Rays like Superman Returns and MI3 and then compare those to say later discs 'The Hobbit' or 'The Dark Knight'. Huge difference in clarity.
I was impressed by the Sony but it's the potential of 4K that appeals.
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they had a 55in sony 4k there and was running what you said(1080p) and yes it did look good.i thought it was a 4k pic at first and then i saw the samsung and my eyes poped out of my head
If I brought an 80 inch TV home my other half would be serving my knackers for tea!
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i thougt the same about mine but i put a 60in in the bedroom she didnt talk to me for a week and now she loves it .THE TV
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