Alec2011 on Amazon
5 years ago
08/04/2016, 05:12 AM
Opinions from a certain humble display driver engineer...
I am satisfied mostly, good colors, wider dynamic range, good experience with Android TV apps.
However, there are two things that makes me give it only 4 stars.
Every time I power it on, it takes some time to get the network connected, either wifi or ethernet. It does not make sense to me. You don't need so long time to get an IP address from the dhcp server. Sony needs to fix this bug.
Besides the networking issue, I have not yet successfully project from my Surface Pro 4 to the TV via Miracast. It works well with Chromecast on Mac or Windows, but not with Miracast on Windows. I have no idea whether it is a Sony bug or a Microsoft/Intel bug. Well, maybe it is really not Sony's fault.
Anyway, I like this TV. Just that I think it can perform better. So far I have not seen other issues.
Oh oh, BTW, where may I get a firmware version which supports showing kanji/chinese characters? I have some mp3 files ripped from my old jpop music CDs in 1990s/2000s, with japanese filenames. It does not show the names in Japanese. I accept that I bought this TV in USA, so it does not support showing Japanese. Yet it makes no reason that why can't Sony just give us a firmware that is able to show every character available in a certain Unicode version, say at least 5.0, when it is already the age of Unicode 9.0.