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By Rasmus Larsen
#7605 Our review of Sony's new mid-range 8 series is online. X85D (in the US) / XD85 (in Europe) has 4K, Android TV and claims to support HDR (high dynamic range)
Link: http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php? ... 1462946905

If you have questions please use this thread.

Enjoy.
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By Rasmus Larsen
#7606 Here is some additional information on the processor in XD85 (same in XD93 by the way). It is the same MediaTek processor that Sony used in last year's TVs.

If you want to check your own Android TV or box you can use the AIDA64 app.

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Philips is using the same processor in its 2016 Android TVs - but a version with 4 cores.
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By Rasmus Larsen
#7616 I think the picture processing was more a less the same as last year's model. Hard to say with 100% confidence since the two use so different panels.
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By Rasmus Larsen
#7617
Ale2016 wrote:HDR in X85D use "Adv. contrast enhancer = high".

http://www.hdfever.fr/2016/05/04/test-s ... ubd-k8500/


Without local dimming zones there is not much you can do to improve HDR picture quality to any significant extent. Edge LED models use pixel-level software optimization and backlight dimming but it is far from enough.
By Ale2016
#7618
Rasmus Larsen wrote:
Ale2016 wrote:HDR in X85D use "Adv. contrast enhancer = high".

http://www.hdfever.fr/2016/05/04/test-s ... ubd-k8500/


Without local dimming zones there is not much you can do to improve HDR picture quality to any significant extent. Edge LED models use pixel-level software optimization and backlight dimming but it is far from enough.


Yes,

Even so, good results in HDR.

"Adv. contrast enhancer = high".

Take a test ;)

http://www.hdfever.fr/forum/viewtopic.p ... 5&start=70
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By Rasmus Larsen
#7621 Well, I don't agree.

We tried all settings for "Adv. contrast enhancer" during the test. HDR is about the full dynamic range and this TV simply doesn't have the hardware to do reproduce HDR. Unfortunately, no picture settings will change that fact.
By johnjordan
#7623 As long as Ale2016 is personally enjoying his TV, he is entitled to post about something that he regards as enjoyable.
How does a TV advertising website more or less tell a member they think his new €2000 TV isn't up to much?
Rasmus you probably know more about TVs than this member will, but no need to tell him his new TV isn't a good TV.

Obviously you aren't going to tell him you think it's a good TV but all you need to do here is say; As long as you enjoy it ALE2016 thats whats important.

I take it by the wink emoji he/she is talking from personal experience.
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By Rasmus Larsen
#7646 John, I wasn't trying to tell ALE2016 that it isn't a good TV. If it came across as arrogant I apologize.

I was simply trying to get my message across that no setting options on mid-range TVs will enable them to properly reproduce HDR. It is a hardware limitation. I really don't say that to pick on anyone. Of course TVs can be perfect for the induvidual without HDR. I don't own a HDR TV myself.