NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Denster » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:39 pm

Mine's still great to be fair. Cost me 1100 back in 2008.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by more heat than light » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:46 pm

Oh yeah, I mean considering its age mine is decent too. Much better picture than most LED TVs I see, my partner's folks just picked up a cheap one and the picture is absolutely awful.

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Denster » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:56 pm

Ugh.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Ad7 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:41 pm

Schiess dem Denster wrote:Mine's still great to be fair. Cost me 1100 back in 2008.


My old Samsung is still great, probably the same sort of age and cost a grand at the time.

The gooseberry fool people will buy now purely on screen size :dread:

"OH I GOT A 50" TV FOR £350!!"

but it's shite :|

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by jawafour » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:53 pm

My Sony 24-inch screen is ace. It's 1080p and has a range of connections; 2 x HDMI, 2 x Scart, S-VHS and component. It is even made quite nice, with a metal stand and deece plastic. The picture can be adjusted with great on-screen tools. It's over six years old now but still works really well.

Yet some folk are all "LOL! I got a TechVision 47" for £280! Much bigger screen than that old gooseberry fool and it's got 2 HDMIs and YouTube!" :simper: .

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by more heat than light » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:54 pm

I was having that exact conversation with someone at work the other day, I mentioned I had my eye on the Panny EZ952 which is currently £1799 (waiting for sub-£1500) and they were like 'what size is it?'. I replied that it was a 55" TV and they said 'you can get better than that, my mate bought a 65" telly and it only cost him a grand'. :fp:

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by ignition » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:24 pm

Hold onto your socks fellas, LG are bringing an 88 inch 8K OLED screen to CES2018 next week :datass:

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Peter Crisp » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:06 pm

I don't see 8K gaining any traction at all in the next 5 years.
UHD blue ray will just be becoming the norm and prices will come down to normal blue ray prices and no console will be 8K capable even when we get to the next gen console refreshes in 5 to 7 years time. Maybe some PC stuff will be 8K but even then you'll need a beefy bit of kit even in 5 years.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Moggy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:31 am

ignition wrote:Hold onto your socks fellas, LG are bringing an 88 inch 8K OLED screen to CES2018 next week :datass:


Well there goes Denster's tax rebate.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:40 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Ended up getting the LG 49sj810 from currys, christening it now with UHD Blue Planet 2. Jaw dropping. I remember Planet Earth being the first thing I watched on my first HD TV.

Further to this I'm thinking I should have bought a 55" screen instead. My wife has barely mentioned the 49" screen being too big which means I probably could have got away with a bigger TV.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Poser » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:03 am

Rex Kramer wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Ended up getting the LG 49sj810 from currys, christening it now with UHD Blue Planet 2. Jaw dropping. I remember Planet Earth being the first thing I watched on my first HD TV.

Further to this I'm thinking I should have bought a 55" screen instead. My wife has barely mentioned the 49" screen being too big which means I probably could have got away with a bigger TV.


:lol: My wife was actually open to 55" and I backed away. Anything that involves her asking for extra inches makes me nervous. Plus, our living room is just the wrong shape for any larger a screen.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Ad7 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:47 am

Trust me, you get used to any screen size. I still wish I could have justified the double cost of going to a 75" as we're completely used to the 65 now.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Ironhide » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:08 pm

Poser wrote:
:lol: My wife was actually open to 55" and I backed away.


:shock:

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by jawafour » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Advent7 wrote:Trust me, you get used to any screen size...

You certainly do. After I got my flat I had a 14" CRT as my main TV for about four years... once you've been watching a programme for about five minutes you don't really notice the screen size.

Of course, nowdays I have a GIANT 26" FLAT SCREEN LCD (720p) TV in my living room 8-) .

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Denster » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:23 pm

Went in Curry’s to look at the LG OLEDs.
So pretty!

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Poser » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Advent7 wrote:Trust me, you get used to any screen size. I still wish I could have justified the double cost of going to a 75" as we're completely used to the 65 now.


Getting used to something doesn't mean it's not still far too big for my living room.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Ad7 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:48 pm

And yet you still let your Mrs sit in there.

unless your gay, in which case your Mr.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Poser » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:18 pm

My wife's a stunner.

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by Moggy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:20 pm

Poser wrote:My wife's a stunner.


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