Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by BID0 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:57 pm

8K is pretty much useless for me, I am at the maximum distance for being able to see 4K now. I'd need like a 200" screen or something

8K surely isn't going to be for the everyday home but for commercial/public applications

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Moggy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 pm

I went from 720p to 4K. strawberry float 8K, I will wait for 16K. :datass:

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by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:10 pm

Watching Infinity War 4K on my C8 was so good :wub:

But holy gooseberry fool the wasted screen real estate. Film makers need to switch to 16:9, the current resolution is such a shambles when a huge portion of viewing is going to be on home screens which are probably 90%+ 16:9 displays.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ironhide » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:20 pm

Cinema screens aren't 16:9 though, most filmmakers probably don't give a gooseberry fool about us home viewing plebs.

I do find it irritating though when there's huge horizontal borders on the screen.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:18 pm

I’ve watched quite a few films recently that didn’t have the massive borders, such as Life of Pi and Inferno.

One negative I’ve noticed with HDR content on LCD panels though, it half show up the uneven backlighting on very dark scenes when the brightness is cranked up to maximum.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:56 pm

Guide for Android Oreo 8.0 for newer Sony TVs:



https://services.sony.co.uk/support/en/ ... droid-oreo

Only applicable for XD70, XD75, XD80, SD80, XD83, ZD9, XE80, XE83, XE85, XE90, XE93, XE94, A1, XF75, XF80, XF83, XF85, XF87, XF90 and AF8 Series.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by NickSCFC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:12 pm

KK wrote:Guide for Android Oreo 8.0 for newer Sony TVs:


Finally, goodbye Featured Apps section :)

Seems like there's a lot of wasted space on the left though

Also, doesn't appear that Amazon has a dedicated channel or any integration with the universal search.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Sandy » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:32 pm

I never really know what to think about Android TV. It's the best option out there but I still find it mainly disappointing compared to what I envision a TV ecosystem being like. That said, 8.0 is a great improvement overall.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:20 am

Sandy wrote:I never really know what to think about Android TV. It's the best option out there but I still find it mainly disappointing compared to what I envision a TV ecosystem being like. That said, 8.0 is a great improvement overall.


It's great that there's personalised channels and universal search, these now need to work with more than just Google Play, Netflix and YouTube though.

YouView needs to be integrated into the system too.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ironhide » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:33 pm

I don't really use any of the smart TV features other than the Netflix and Amazon video apps, have never used the google play or Sony stuff as I don't buy films or music digitally.

I kind of wish you could turn off/uninstall Android and just use it as a basic freeview TV as my Bluray player has both Netflix and Amazon apps anyway, and doesn't take ages to start up.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by rinks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:19 pm

Is this any good?

£1000, down from £2000.

Philips 55POS9002/05 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV with Android Smart TV, Ambilight 3-sided, HDR Perfect, Freeview HD, 30w Sound (2017 Model) Silver https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0746PRDRJ

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Sandy » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:26 pm

rinks wrote:Is this any good?

£1000, down from £2000.

Philips 55POS9002/05 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV with Android Smart TV, Ambilight 3-sided, HDR Perfect, Freeview HD, 30w Sound (2017 Model) Silver https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0746PRDRJ



What HiFi likes it a lot but it hasn't cost £2000 for a while. Still a good price for a good TV.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by NickSCFC » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:23 pm

rinks wrote:Is this any good?

£1000, down from £2000.

Philips 55POS9002/05 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV with Android Smart TV, Ambilight 3-sided, HDR Perfect, Freeview HD, 30w Sound (2017 Model) Silver https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0746PRDRJ


5/5 from What Hi-Fi, great price and the OS is brilliant now

https://www.whathifi.com/philips/55pos9002/review

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by rinks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:39 pm

OK, cheers. I guessed the £2k price was a little misleading.

Just wondering if it’s been outclassed by newer sets.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Sandy » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:40 pm

Probably but you'd never buy a TV if you followed that path and you'd be paying more.

I would go for it. It's still £200 cheaper than anywhere else.


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