Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Peter Crisp » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:20 pm

BTB wrote: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.


Just use a new microfibre cloth with a tiny bit of clean water on it at most.
Don't use any products as they will smear and then you may as well chuck the TV in the bin as smears never disappear.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:20 pm

Jenuall wrote:Cool. Shame about the lack of Panasonic reviews - my last two sets have been from them and have been excellent.

Having a quick look over the market I think my main challenge is going to be finding a set that isn't strawberry floating massive. I want a nice 4K TV that is around 40", but everything on the market seems to be aimed at 55"+

I'm aiming to pick one up in a Black Friday deal. However, I am looking for a larger option at 65". Surely the benefit of 4k quickly disappears (I'm thinking viewing distance) if it's only 40"?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 pm

The UK’s cheapest OLED TV set to launch next month courtesy of Hisense, using LG tech from a few years ago:

HDTV Test: Chinese TV brand Hisense says it will soon start selling its OLED TVs in the UK and parts of Europe, following their launch in Australia late last year.

The company currently offers a single OLED model in two sizes – 55-inches and 65-inches – boasting 4K resolution and support for HDR in the Dolby Vision format. The TV also features support for Dolby Atmos, and sports a slim design with wide viewing angles and pixel-level luminance control that’s able to deliver “absolute black”, according to the company.

The TV runs Hisense’s custom-built Vidaa 3.0 operating system and provides access to streaming apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Rakuten, YouTube and FreePlay.

Best of all the TV is cheap as chips as far as OLED is concerned, with the 55-inch version set to retail at just £1,600 when it launches in the UK. There’s no word on pricing for the larger model, however.

"The Hisense OLED display offers striking contrast and deep blacks, making it a great choice for Australians that enjoy regularly watching movies at home,” the company said when it launched the TVs in Australia last year.

Still, consumers should be aware that Hisense’s OLED TVs are unlikely to match the picture quality of this year’s models from more prestigious brands such as LG. That’s because they’re built using LG’s first-generation OLED displays rather than its newer versions, and they also lack the A9 intelligent processor that comes with LG’s more recent sets.

Hisense’s move into OLED comes despite the commitment its made to advancing a rival technology developed by Samsung called QLED, which is combines quantum dot technology with regular LCD displays and is seen as an alternative to OLED. The Chinese firm was one of the founding members of the QLED Alliance that was formed in 2017 along with Samsung and TCL to try and compete against the rise of OLED.

Hisense was at one time a vocal opponent of OLED, talking down the technology in favor of QLED, which is branded as “ULED” on its own TVs. But it seems that Hisense has decided that OLED is here to stay, and that it makes sense for it to embrace the technology rather than fight against it. Its decision comes at a time when LG is making a major push into China with OLED, having opened its second manufacturing plant in Guangzhou, China, last year. Hisense therefore seems to be hedging its bets that both technologies have a promising future.

What’s also strange is that Hisense’s OLED TV doesn’t support the HDR10+ format, despite being a part of the HDR10+ alliance, which is a separate group that was formed last year to take on Dolby Vision.

Hisense said its OLED TVs are already available in Italy, and will begin taking pre-orders for the sets in the UK from July 1st.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by BID0 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:31 am

Jenuall wrote:Cool. Shame about the lack of Panasonic reviews - my last two sets have been from them and have been excellent.

Having a quick look over the market I think my main challenge is going to be finding a set that isn't strawberry floating massive. I want a nice 4K TV that is around 40", but everything on the market seems to be aimed at 55"+

Panasonic’s are still good. At least if you buy the higher end ones as the low end ones are Panasonic in badge only

As for 4K screens, it’s probably not worth it if you’re looking at a 40” screen unless you’re sitting on top of it as you won’t see the difference. 40” has around a 1 meter viewing distance, any further than that you’d be better spending your money on a pucker 1080p panel and saving a heap of cash in the process


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