Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread

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by Advent7 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:11 am

Photek wrote:I wish the Lord of the Rings trilogy was on UHD. I was watching Fellowship of the Ring last night which is HD and it doesn't scale up particularly well to 4K. Maybe my Xbox One X is spoiling me in this regard.


I'm in the same camp. 4k content generally looks strawberry floating amazing on my tv, so the bluray of fellowship was a real disappointment.

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by Albear » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:14 am

Anyone of you lovely people aware of any good black Friday deals?

Would like 70"+ but appreciate may have to settle for 65". Want to keep below £2000

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by Hexx » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:22 am

Albear wrote:Anyone of you lovely people aware of any good black Friday deals?

Would like 70"+ but appreciate may have to settle for 65". Want to keep below £2000


It's not Black Friday but this is the one everyone tells me is good

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-OLED55B7V-P ... %2Bb7&th=1

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by Sleighamorph » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:50 am

NickSCFC wrote:
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Lagamorph wrote:So after looking at some comparisons between the Sony and the LG I'm starting to come around to the LG sets, as they seem to be better for gaming whilst the Sony's real advantage is being better for Sport, which I couldn't give a gooseberry fool about.

But what's the difference between the LG B8 and LG C8? There's a £400 price difference and I can't find any actual technical difference between them.

Bezel and stand ?


https://www.whathifi.com/advice/which-2 ... ld-you-buy

C8 to W8 all use LG's new custom-built Alpha 9 picture processor, while the B8 sets have a new version of LG's Alpha 7 processor from 2017.

So it sounds like the C8 is worth going for if you can, with the more powerful processor being a bit better for motion and likely better for the Smart features. A bit more digging shows the C8 also has a bit more RAM compared to the B8 as well.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by NickSCFC » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:57 am

Lagamorph wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
darksideby182 wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:So after looking at some comparisons between the Sony and the LG I'm starting to come around to the LG sets, as they seem to be better for gaming whilst the Sony's real advantage is being better for Sport, which I couldn't give a gooseberry fool about.

But what's the difference between the LG B8 and LG C8? There's a £400 price difference and I can't find any actual technical difference between them.

Bezel and stand ?


https://www.whathifi.com/advice/which-2 ... ld-you-buy

C8 to W8 all use LG's new custom-built Alpha 9 picture processor, while the B8 sets have a new version of LG's Alpha 7 processor from 2017.

So it sounds like the C8 is worth going for if you can, with the more powerful processor being a bit better for motion and likely better for the Smart features. A bit more digging shows the C8 also has a bit more RAM compared to the B8 as well.


Yup, these smart systems on newer TVs run a lot smoother than a couple of years back due to them now being accompanied by suitable processors.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:59 am

Sony emailing with their headline offers from Sony Centres:

Sony Centres - with 5 year guarantees

Sony KDL-32WD756 Full 1080p HD TV X-Reality PRO, Motionflow, X-Protection PRO, Bass Reflex: £319 WAS £449.00
Sony KD-43XF7596 4K HDR TV 4K X-Reality PRO, Android TV and ClearAudio+: £529 WAS £799.00
Sony KD-49XF8796 4K HDR TV 4K HDR Processor X1, TRILUMINOS: £699 + £100 voucher WAS £1,199.00
Sony KD-55XF8796 4K HDR TV 4K HDR Processor X1, TRILUMINOS: £799 + £100 voucher WAS £1,399.00
Sony KD-49XF9005 4K HDR TV 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO: £899 WAS £1,399.00
Sony KD-55XF9005 4K HDR TV 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO: £999 WAS £1,699.00
Sony KD-55AF8 4K HDR TV OLED, 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme: £1799 WAS £2,499.00
Sony KD-65AF8 4K HDR TV OLED, 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme: £2699 WAS £3,299.00
Sony KD-55AF9 Master Series 4K HDR TV OLED, Picture Processor X1 Ultimate: £2499 WAS £2,999.00
Sony KD-65AF9 Master Series 4K HDR TV OLED, Picture Processor X1 Ultimate: £3499 WAS £3,999.00
Sony KD-65ZF9 Master Series 4K HDR TV with Picture Processor X1: £2,399.00 WAS £2,799.00

https://centresdirect.co.uk/

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by Sleighamorph » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:18 pm

Just ordered an LG C8, 65"
Was £2,299 but I get 8% off Currys vouchers so was £2,123 when I got £2,200 in vouchers.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:35 pm

For those in need of some 4K Ultra entertainment, Blue Planet 2 and Planet Earth 2 are £18.99 and £14.99 respectively at Zavvi: https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/blue-plan ... 54276.html

Some big titles added to their 2 for £30 deal as well, such as Black Panther, The Commuter, Die Hard 30th Anniversary, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Blade Runner 2049, Murder on the Orient Express, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Jumanji remake and Early Man: https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/offers/2- ... geNumber=1

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by Bethlehemster » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:56 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Just ordered an LG C8, 65"
Was £2,299 but I get 8% off Currys vouchers so was £2,123 when I got £2,200 in vouchers.

Mate you have got a stunning TV for that price.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:09 pm

KK wrote:For those in need of some 4K Ultra entertainment, Blue Planet 2 and Planet Earth 2 are £18.99 and £14.99 respectively at Zavvi: https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/blue-plan ... 54276.html

Some big titles added to their 2 for £30 deal as well, such as Black Panther, The Commuter, Die Hard 30th Anniversary, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Blade Runner 2049, Murder on the Orient Express, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Jumanji remake and Early Man: https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/offers/2- ... geNumber=1


Die Hard 4K is a great transfer by the way

https://www.avforums.com/review/die-har ... nchor55091

Thankfully the wait was worth it, as the film's debut Ultra HD Blu-ray release is (much like the recent Gladiator 4K) full-fate native 4K, almost certainly struck from a newly-minted 4K remaster given that the Blu-rays were sourced from mere 2K scans, and looking all the better for it.

The image retains a sharpness and precision that sets new standards for the film, leaving it the best it has ever looked, opening up new pockets of detail through tweaked contrast and that all-too important implementation of HDR and WCG. Facial detail is impressive, with no signs of waxy over-application of noise-reduction, and none of the clean-cut Terminator 2 4K controversy even, retaining (or, more accurately, reapplying) a fine layer of natural grain to lend further texture to the piece. HDR and WCG also allow the reasonably plentiful explosions further range, blossoming out into spectacular highlights, whilst bullets - and sparks - fly with flame-twinged excellence.

From the LA skyline (tequila sunrise orange) to the shiny Nakatomi Plaza, to all the early lens-flare-style shots, Die Hard has simply never looked this good, and with solid blacks that seldom dip into anything which could be mistaken for dark grey rounding out the presentation, it's easily the highlight of the new disc.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Chocolate Selection Box » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:45 pm

So I caved and bought an LG 43UK6470PLC (try saying that three times fast) for £329 from Currys.

Certainly not top of the line, but I'm pleased with it for the price. I can see why people are mad for soundbars nowadays, though. The speakers are a bit shite! :slol:

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Hexx » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:11 pm

Bought a b7...

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Hexx » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:10 pm

Any of you good at gauging existing market?

Selling a Panasonic TX-40C300B....£50 too much?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Hexx » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:17 am

So that LG B7 I ordered isn't available as it's been oversold.

They've offered me the B8 at the same prices...is that any good?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:42 am

They are nigh on identical, though the B8 is marginally better overall. The B8 has better motion handling (less image blur), the speakers are better, the stand is different, the plastic is a different colour, the bezel is 0.1cm thinner, input lag when gaming in HDR is a bit higher, peak brightness is a tad less than the B7.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Preezy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:45 am

Yeah but sometimes a 7 is better than an 8.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Hexx » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:46 am

Preezy wrote:Yeah but sometimes a 7 is better than an 8.


You know my pain. :lol:

Loads of people had said "get the B7! It's the best". Took me ages to talk myself into spending money and then they call and say "B7 is gone? B8 for same price?"

Panic!

I just need someone to tell me it's OK (KK's first sentence is enough!)

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:10 am

8 is higher than 7 so it’s obviously better.

You should demand a 9 or 10 though.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Albear » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 am

Have they fixed the b8 house fire thing?


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