Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:57 pm

Anyone looking for a really cheap 4K HDR TV, Amazon has reduced Sony’s entry level 43” XF7002 to £372 for today only: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07C48DGB4/ ... JCb0GNSP8V

Alternatively the XE8004 is £555. The 4K X800 Blu Ray player is also down to £170.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:32 pm

As part of a pilot program, Google has added a new sponsored content section to some Android TV devices, the company confirmed in a statement to XDA Developers.

That reaffirms an earlier report of some users noticing advertisements appearing on their Android TV-based Sony X900F TVs, though a statement from an Nvidia representative denies that the ads are appearing on Shield TVs – which implies that the problem might just be contained to Sony smart TVs.

If the update has been deployed to your device, you’ll notice a new 'Sponsored Content' row on the home screen in between your recommended content.

Unlike other channels on Android TV, those who have the update claim the sponsored row cannot be customized in any way, nor can it be removed in the typical way – requiring those users to disable the Android TV Core Services app and manually restart the system.

That said, while no one likes seeing advertisements spring up in a place where there were none before, what’s particularly frustrating is the way in which Google stealthily deployed the update and in the lengths some users have needed to go through to remove them.

Placing advertisements – or, as Google calls it, Sponsored Content – is a touchy subject for TV and home entertainment enthusiasts. Both TiVo and Roku caught flak when they introduced advertisements to their respective devices, and Vizio was fined $2.2 million for its deceptive ad practices in 2017.

To its credit, Sony has already deployed an FAQ about the new sponsored content section on its TVs answering questions like “What determines which apps will appear in the Sponsored channel?” and “Can I add or remove the apps in the Sponsored channel?” (The answers to those are: Google determines this content, and no, they can’t be removed.)

What Sony makes apparent in the post is that this is very clearly a Google mandate – Sony may use Google’s smart TV platform but it’s not in charge of these ads.

So why is this happening? According to Google, “Android TV is committed to optimizing and personalizing the entertainment experience at home. As we explore new opportunities to engage the user community, we’re running a pilot program to surface sponsored content on the Android TV home screen.”

...Which, if you ask us, sounds like a really polite way of saying "we're putting ads on your TV".

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/andro ... ome-screen

Samsung already do this as well, unfortunately.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ad7 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:25 pm

Yeah there's some roku tv channel that keeps popping up and auto playing whenever I power something like the ps4 down. Boils my piss becuase I remove it, disable it and it just keeps coming back playing shitty trailers for 5 year old films.

It's my tv, I don't want ads and I won't watch them so strawberry float off.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Drumstick » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:54 am

I haven't looked because a) I don't have this problem, and b) this is the first time I've heard of it, but there must be a subreddit out there in how to block and/or remove that stuff.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ironhide » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:30 pm

Ad7 wrote:Yeah there's some roku tv channel that keeps popping up and auto playing whenever I power something like the ps4 down. Boils my piss becuase I remove it, disable it and it just keeps coming back playing shitty trailers for 5 year old films.

It's my tv, I don't want ads and I won't watch them so strawberry float off.


Same here, its my TV and I should have full control over what content is shown on it, including apps and ads.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:35 pm

I'm glad to say I've never experienced this on any of my TV's.

A TV should only ever be a passive device and never have any ability to decide what's displayed.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by ignition » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:42 pm

Would a pi-hole work to stop these ads?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ironhide » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:07 pm

Looking for a new TV for my parents and spotted this on Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-49UK6200PLA-49-Inch-Smart-Freeview/dp/B07FQM7P2H?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_76b7b08f_NA&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Seems a decent price but has mixed reviews.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by NickSCFC » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:40 pm

What ads are we on about here?

If it's just recommending new apps on the store then great.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ad7 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:27 pm

Into the spiderverse 4k arrived today :datass:

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:13 am

Rtings.com 2019 League Tables thus far:

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BEST OVERALL TELEVISION 2019 (Samsung, Sony and LG tested; Hisense to follow)

LG C6 OLED: 8.9/10 https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c9-oled
Samsung Q90/Q90R: 8.7/10 https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q90-q90r
Samsung Q900/Q900R 8K QLED: 8.5/10 https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsu ... 0r-8k-qled
Sony X950G: 8.4/10 https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x950g
Samsung Q60/Q60R QLED: 7.9/10 https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q60-q60r-qled
Samsung RU7100/NU7120: 7.5/10 https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ru7100

BEST RESPONSE TIMES FOR GAMING (4K takes precedence in this table)

Samsung RU7100/NU7120: 1080p @ 60 Hz: 10.8ms; 4K @ 60 Hz + HDR: 10.9ms
Samsung Q60/Q60R QLED: 1080p @ 60 Hz: 14.2ms; 4K @ 60 Hz + HDR: 14.3ms
Samsung Q90/Q90R: 1080p @ 60 Hz: 15ms; 4K @ 60 Hz + HDR: 15.1ms
Samsung Q900/Q900R 8K QLED: 1080p @ 60 Hz: 17ms; 4K @ 60 Hz + HDR: 17ms
Sony X950G: 1080p @ 60 Hz: 19.7ms; 4K @ 60 Hz + HDR: 21.4ms
LG C6 OLED: 1080p @ 60 Hz: 13.5ms; 4K @ 60 Hz + HDR: 39.1ms

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by more heat than light » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:22 pm

A comparison table of two brands of TV? strawberry float off with that gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:36 pm

The year has only just started, with many models still to be released, so it will fill up as the year progresses like 2018.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by BTB » Tue May 14, 2019 4:27 pm

So I moved house over the weekend and my TV managed to get a scratch on it. I moved it in the box it came in, but I think in one of the bags for remote/plug I put the small screws needed for the legs in. :fp:

Good news is that the scratch isn't deep and when the TV is on you can barely notice it, however it is quite visible when the TV is off (or a very dark scene), it is also right in the middle which is annoying. What is the best way to deal with this? Leave it as is as it isn't actually impacting the image on screen? My main concern is I try to fix it and end up making it worse... Seen some products online but quite hesitant of them all (sprays, wipes, erasers etc) and the reviews.

Any tips? Even if just the best type of cloth to wipe the screen with etc.


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