Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ad7 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:49 pm

I got that sound bar, looks really high end, sounds very nice and that. Bought the last Jedi 4k bluray to watch tonight, so it should be a treat.

I tell you what, the setup was a strawberry floating joke though. This thing is the top of the range soundbar they do, and it's specifically for the model of tv I have, so you'd think it'd be a piece of piss to get going right? Noooo. Hdmi arc port to port, turn it on, done, is what the manual claimed. Was it strawberry float. Took about 2 solid hours to get it to talk to the tv properly, including multiple plugs out of sockets for both tv, oneconnect box and soundbar. At one point after it had been working a while, it just stopped outputting any sound at all. Unplug all AGAIN. If you had cables routed through the wall for these things you'd be strawberry floated.

'Premium' products :roll:

Sounds strawberry floating great through :datass: I hope the neighbours like star wars

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Sandy » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:58 pm

I'm still undecided about 4K/HDR. Maybe it's because I have a 2012 Sony flag ship that does brilliant 1080p and I only opted for a mid range 4K this time round.

It's not that it's actively bad, I'm just not sure it's worth £10 extra everytime I buy a movie.

Does anyone have an experience with the different levels of HDR? Is it noticbly worse on mid-rangers compared to flagship?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Peter Crisp » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:27 pm

To be honest I only really notice HDR in games where it's utilised well.
Assassins Creed Origins looked amazing on One X on my new telly and Shadow of the Tomb Raider is really looking nice but I can't say I've really watched a film with it and it had any impact at all so it's a mixed bag for me :| .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:03 pm

Where I am renting has no TV so I need a new TV.
I did consider 32in but its just too small. So going for a 40-43 in now, but not sure if to get a Sony HDR 1080p one for £399 or an Samsung 4K HDR for £399 or an LG 40in 4K HDR for £369
https://www.johnlewis.com/sony-bravia-k ... k/p3501749
https://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue40n ... k/p3531207
https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-43uk6400pl ... c/p3531458

Its ok I think I am set on the Samsung as amazon have it at £360
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-UE40NU ... op?ie=UTF8

Shame it doesn't look as nice as the Sony one but Sony is only 1080p.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Peter Crisp » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:41 pm

I'd suggest a 4K set purely because it will be the main display option for the next gen consoles and eventually TV.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Sandy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:45 pm

I would go I to the store and see them side by side if you can. Just to make sure you're happy before you buy.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ad7 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:46 pm

40-42" 4k is pretty pointless imo

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Curls » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:57 pm

So they're doing 8K now...ohhh the prices. Crazy, would anyone pay that for a telly?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Sandy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:58 pm

I play PC games at 4K on a 27" monitor and the other day set a game I was playing back to 1080p and immediately noticed the difference.

To me it's far more obvious that the difference between 720p and 1080p.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Peter Crisp » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:18 pm

Curls wrote:So they're doing 8K now...ohhh the prices. Crazy, would anyone pay that for a telly?


I highly doubt there'll be much more than a handful of films available in 8K in the next 5 years or so and I don't see the next gen refreshes doing any games in 8K as they will still be maxing out 4K so I really fail to see the point in buying 8K now.
I think 4K will be the main focus for the next decade or so with the main focus being on better HDR implementation especially in the UK as 4K is fine for TV's of up to 80 inch and anything above that would just look bloody silly in an average UK house.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:24 pm

I don’t know why you’d buy an 8K TV now even if you had the money. There’s nothing to watch and it’s going to make current content look varying degrees of worse. And as early 4K adopters found out, a lot of tech was missing (the right HDMI standard, HDR, OLED).

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ironhide » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:51 pm

Sandy wrote:I play PC games at 4K on a 27" monitor and the other day set a game I was playing back to 1080p and immediately noticed the difference.

To me it's far more obvious that the difference between 720p and 1080p.


I can't see a massive difference between 1080p and 4K to be perfectly honest.

Looks a little sharper but nothing like the leap from DVD to 1080p Bluray.

I also hardly notice HDR.

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