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Old 29-07-2015, 02:09 AM   #16
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Hmm...i guess the samsung model is ju6400? the ju6400 is known as ju6500 overseas so look for ju6500 when looking for reviews.

Actually the model ju7000 is the model that is comparable with x8500c, so when you compare ju6400 with x8500c definitely x8500c more expensive.

ju6400 is samsung's entry level 4k tv, so comparable model from sony is x8300c, but x8300c is not recommended because it comes with ips panel and seems like your father prefers va panel.

ju6400 should be ok if you are ok with it's shortcomings, can see more about it from the review below.

actually best if you can look at both ju6400 and x8500c in person and see whether you can see a difference or see which one more to your liking because reviews can only tell us so much, still have to use our eyes to see.

IIRC the x8500c cannot convert 2d content to 3d, the content must be in 3d.

Just wanna ask what's the reason for getting a 4k tv instead of 1080p? Because not only is it more expensive, you need to feed it with 4k content (which is still hard to find) to really get the benefit of 4k, also the size of the tv to see a real difference for 4k is > 60"

review for x8500c http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-brand/sony/x850c

review for ju6400 http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-...samsung/ju6500
Hey thanks for the detailed response once again! You work in electronics or something? Hahaha.

The reason I'm getting a 4k is basically cos I want something that is capable of integrating with future stuff. Like 1080 has already been out for quite some time, and I'm currently using a box TV, want to get might as well get the more advanced one right?

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Old 02-02-2016, 04:16 PM   #17
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X8500C users

Hi guys,

Just like to check with the owner of sony android TV user here, is it still buggy and some will still auto restart?

And for **X8500C** user, can you guys share how's ur user experience with this model so far? I've did some research and narrow down my research into this model now

Thanks so much guys!
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:47 PM   #18
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Hey thanks for the detailed response once again! You work in electronics or something? Hahaha.

The reason I'm getting a 4k is basically cos I want something that is capable of integrating with future stuff. Like 1080 has already been out for quite some time, and I'm currently using a box TV, want to get might as well get the more advanced one right?
though 1080 has been out for 7 years, you only very recently have full 1080p content. even most HD channels on starhub is not in native 1080p. if it is a bad show, a high resolution is not going to make it a good show. upscaled source is still upscaled crap. only native 1080p shot in that resolution is a real 1080p.

4k? by the time true 4k content is prevalent, your 4k or hdr tv is already outdated. think of 2017. your new 4k tv at home now will look bad compared to tvs of 2017. there is 4k content, prepare to pay premium price for it.

never buy into the future of immature stuff. besides, 60 inch below. do u stare at pixels or enjoying content.

These are numbers games TV companies play to sell.
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I saw Netflix app on my tv, do I have to pay to watch netflix on my Sony android tv?
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Old 25-02-2016, 11:46 PM   #20
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I saw Netflix app on my tv, do I have to pay to watch netflix on my Sony android tv?
signup for 1st month free trial, afterwhich u have to pay a monthly sub fee if you want to continue using netflix.
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Old 26-02-2016, 09:00 AM   #21
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signup for 1st month free trial, afterwhich u have to pay a monthly sub fee if you want to continue using netflix.
I've tried the trial 1-2 mths back. Seems not so updated on the movies and series (for Singapore).

Netfix said they gonna bring in more asian dramas and updated movies, not sure whether if its true.
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Old 26-02-2016, 10:06 AM   #22
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though 1080 has been out for 7 years, you only very recently have full 1080p content. even most HD channels on starhub is not in native 1080p. if it is a bad show, a high resolution is not going to make it a good show. upscaled source is still upscaled crap. only native 1080p shot in that resolution is a real 1080p.

4k? by the time true 4k content is prevalent, your 4k or hdr tv is already outdated. think of 2017. your new 4k tv at home now will look bad compared to tvs of 2017. there is 4k content, prepare to pay premium price for it.

never buy into the future of immature stuff. besides, 60 inch below. do u stare at pixels or enjoying content.

These are numbers games TV companies play to sell.
agreed, along with the content available, viewing distance also plays a part
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Old 26-02-2016, 11:20 AM   #23
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Hi guys,

Just like to check with the owner of sony android TV user here, is it still buggy and some will still auto restart?

And for **X8500C** user, can you guys share how's ur user experience with this model so far? I've did some research and narrow down my research into this model now

Thanks so much guys!
comparably, it is more buggy than web OS and Firefox.
but if it is not major, u can just restart the tv, if u already intend to get the tv. lol.
i was watching the 55 inch at a relative's. youtube suddenly couldn't connect, though it is wired to the router. but phone can connect and play YouTube wirelessly.
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Old 26-02-2016, 02:15 PM   #24
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comparably, it is more buggy than web OS and Firefox.
but if it is not major, u can just restart the tv, if u already intend to get the tv. lol.
i was watching the 55 inch at a relative's. youtube suddenly couldn't connect, though it is wired to the router. but phone can connect and play YouTube wirelessly.
Yea, bought the 65 inch and enjoying it now. . I think so far so good with the Android OS (comparing with those reported keep on auto restart). I believe Sony fixed up some bugs on that.

Side track:- Do you encounter vignetting issue on your 55 inch Sony? I can notice the 4 corner of the screen slightly dark (only obvious when screen in pure white)?

You guys think this is the limitation of should I request for warranty? Appreciate any comments.

Tks guys
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Old 27-02-2016, 08:02 AM   #25
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X8500C. I have a slight bias for Japanese brands. Am currently using a box TV from more than a decade ago. Every shop I visited actually recommended me a Samsung or LG model instead of the Sony.
Maybe you run into their own promoter so of cuz they
say Sony no good.
Sony is good but remember Android TV only Sony not Samsung.
Samsung is Smarthub, LG is webOS, totally different interface
and features.

Go with Sony no wrong, I myself also using Sony so far no issue.
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Old 27-02-2016, 12:47 PM   #26
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Sony is good, but why it's TV business always loses money?
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Old 29-02-2016, 10:16 AM   #27
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Sony is good, but why it's TV business always loses money?
When I was relocated back to Singapore in 2008, I bought a Samsung TV for my Living Room and another for my Bedroom. Both have since died and we have sold it off to the "karang guni" man.

On the other hand, we transported our Sony 40" back to Singapore and "touch wood", that TV is still functioning.

I bought Samsung because of all the publicity I read on how good their panels are, etc. Now, I will only buy Sony.
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Old 29-02-2016, 10:34 AM   #28
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Yes Oleds have shorter shelf life. But at reduced shelf life of say 30k hrs, assuming 12hrs of daily use this works out to life span of about 7years.

Everything also looks much better on Oled, even SD pics, due to the infinite contrast.

And prices have fallen alot from $15k 5years ago to below $3k for 55" FHD Oleds. The 4k Oleds are more ex but some are below $4k

For ultimate pic quality, atm Oleds are the way to go.

One of the salesperson told me oled has the same problem with plasma, it will leave a burn mark by those watermark shown on the top left or right of the screen by the tv channel.

The samsung tv (42 inch) i had, the internal chipset faulty just within 3 month of purchase.

The lg tv 55 inch tv, brought since 2011 till now, still in tip top condition. No fault before.
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Old 29-02-2016, 10:38 AM   #29
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When I was relocated back to Singapore in 2008, I bought a Samsung TV for my Living Room and another for my Bedroom. Both have since died and we have sold it off to the "karang guni" man.

On the other hand, we transported our Sony 40" back to Singapore and "touch wood", that TV is still functioning.

I bought Samsung because of all the publicity I read on how good their panels are, etc. Now, I will only buy Sony.
I won a 42", Samsung "smart tv" in company dnd, end of 2011. It died on me on the last day of 2015. Board issues. Was quoted $280 for the replacement + labour cost by a repair shop, which I engaged to come my house to check. For Samsung to come my house to check, after warranty expired, it will cost me 100 over, just to check.

Later on we gave the tv to my in-laws, they asked their contractor to fix it, for $160, I think.

Bought a Sony as replacement, we are happy.
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Hi all! Wanna revive this thread! Any apps to recommend for movie streaming?
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