Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by more heat than light » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:02 pm

Oh yeah, I certainly wouldn't recommend buying one day one, I just wanted to point out there were new sets from almost all the manufacturers coming out in the next month or so. I'm expecting substantial discounts after the World Cup is done, and then more around Black Friday (that was around the time we had sub-£1500 LG B7's last year).

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by rinks » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:27 pm

I'm kind of tempted to buy an 84" TV, just for the bloody stupidity of it.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Hime » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:38 pm

rinks wrote:I'm kind of tempted to buy an 84" TV, just for the bloody stupidity of it.

It would be worth it just for when you get used to it and everyone else's TV feels tiny.

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by Ad7 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:54 pm

On that subject, it really is amazing how used to a large tv you can get. When we got ours and turned it on for the first time, it felt like this:
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But now we're used to it, I actually found myself squinting at something the other day. Squinting on a massive tv ffs :lol:

Like when I play my switch in handheld mode, Mario is about half the size of my thumb, but when it's on the tv he's about a foot tall, and I'm used to it. We had people come over at the weekend and they were constantly remarking on how massive the tv is, yet I don't see it any more.

Tldr first world problems buy the biggest tv you can because you'll get used to it no matter what.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Hime » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:04 pm

Definitely. I remember when my dad came home with a flat screen TV, I'd say about 40" and it felt like we had a cinema screen in our house. My girlfriend and I have a TV of the same size of better quality in our bedroom now and it feels like we may as well be watching stuff on our phone.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:59 pm

rinks wrote:I'm kind of tempted to buy an 84" TV, just for the bloody stupidity of it.


It's going to be insane in the future when TV's are pretty much painted onto every wall in the house and all you'll need to do is decide where and how big the picture will be.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ad7 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:06 pm

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rinks wrote:I'm kind of tempted to buy an 84" TV, just for the bloody stupidity of it.


It's going to be insane in the future when TV's are pretty much painted onto every wall in the house and all you'll need to do is decide where and how big the picture will be.


And you'll still get some idiot stick it either in the corner or above a fireplace 8ft up the wall.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Denster » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:53 pm

Depends on the set up of your room. I personally haven't got used to the size. It still feels enormous and like being at a home cinema. My tv and couch are set up to focus on it and its stand puts it at eye line and just above. I've got art on my walls. My TV is just fine where it is.


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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by HSH28 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:39 am

If I won the lottery or something (difficult because I don't play), I'd definitely be getting a 100" ZD9...

http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/sony-kd100zd ... ed-tv.html

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Moggy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:45 am

HSH28 wrote:If I won the lottery or something (difficult because I don't play), I'd definitely be getting a 100" ZD9...

http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/sony-kd100zd ... ed-tv.html


£59,999.00 :shock: :lol:

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by Poser » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:39 am

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Can't advise on your specific proposed scenario, but do you have the option of using separate optical cables to carry the audio direct to the amp?


Optical also doesn't support True HD surround, sadly. However, my amp does support it and it would be an upgrade on what I have at the moment, so I may have to make do with that unitl I can eventually sporing to a better amp.

Good shout - I'd actually forgotten about optical. :fp: :D

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:47 pm

On Watchdog last night they had a segment on those that had purchased Smart TVs because they were "Smart" and were now upset because a number of the apps such as iPlayer and ITV Hub are no longer supported (one couple after less than 2 years). They were basically told to purchase a usb stick or a games console.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by abcd » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:53 pm

KK wrote:On Watchdog last night they had a segment on those that had purchased Smart TVs because they were "Smart" and were now upset because a number of the apps such as iPlayer and ITV Hub are no longer supported (one couple after less than 2 years). They were basically told to purchase a usb stick or a games console.


So they bought a "Smart - but intelligence does start to degrade over time" TV?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by NickSCFC » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:55 pm

KK wrote:On Watchdog last night they had a segment on those that had purchased Smart TVs because they were "Smart" and were now upset because a number of the apps such as iPlayer and ITV Hub are no longer supported (one couple after less than 2 years). They were basically told to purchase a usb stick or a games console.


Which operating systems were mentioned?

Outside of Sony (Android), Samsung (Tizen) and LG (WebOS) you're buying a dud.

Just like early smartphones with defunct systems like Symbian.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ironhide » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:08 pm

Moggy wrote:
HSH28 wrote:If I won the lottery or something (difficult because I don't play), I'd definitely be getting a 100" ZD9...

http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/sony-kd100zd ... ed-tv.html


£59,999.00 :shock: :lol:


Bet it still has that godawful Android OS though.

I have serious buyers remorse after spending over a grand on a TV that can barely load up Netflix without grinding to a halt.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Peter Crisp » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 am

I'm extremely happy with my £700 Samsung.
Yes, there are most likely better TV's but this set is great for gaming (my main usage and it has apparently excellent refresh rate or response time or whatever it is) and at 55 inch is pretty much as large as I can use in my room. I had a budget of £1200 when I bought it and I've saved enough to fund my gaming habit for quite a while.

I have the UE55MU7000 and it's pretty amazing.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:09 am

Shuld of got a polaroid m8

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by more heat than light » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:16 am

NickSCFC wrote:
KK wrote:On Watchdog last night they had a segment on those that had purchased Smart TVs because they were "Smart" and were now upset because a number of the apps such as iPlayer and ITV Hub are no longer supported (one couple after less than 2 years). They were basically told to purchase a usb stick or a games console.


Which operating systems were mentioned?

Outside of Sony (Android), Samsung (Tizen) and LG (WebOS) you're buying a dud.

Just like early smartphones with defunct systems like Symbian.


I swear you guys are doing it on purpose now. :lol:

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by NickSCFC » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:24 am

more heat than light wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
KK wrote:On Watchdog last night they had a segment on those that had purchased Smart TVs because they were "Smart" and were now upset because a number of the apps such as iPlayer and ITV Hub are no longer supported (one couple after less than 2 years). They were basically told to purchase a usb stick or a games console.


Which operating systems were mentioned?

Outside of Sony (Android), Samsung (Tizen) and LG (WebOS) you're buying a dud.

Just like early smartphones with defunct systems like Symbian.


I swear you guys are doing it on purpose now. :lol:


Firefox OS was a bad choice

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by more heat than light » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:27 am

NickSCFC wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
KK wrote:On Watchdog last night they had a segment on those that had purchased Smart TVs because they were "Smart" and were now upset because a number of the apps such as iPlayer and ITV Hub are no longer supported (one couple after less than 2 years). They were basically told to purchase a usb stick or a games console.


Which operating systems were mentioned?

Outside of Sony (Android), Samsung (Tizen) and LG (WebOS) you're buying a dud.

Just like early smartphones with defunct systems like Symbian.


I swear you guys are doing it on purpose now. :lol:


Firefox OS was a bad choice


You're right, but what they're doing now with it is quite an elegant solution. And it runs really nicely, unlike Android.

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