Denster presents: The 4K/8K HDR HDTV Thread

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by Rocsteady » Fri May 14, 2021 3:13 pm

That's not a growth wrote:If you're able to find HDR content that's meant to be a much better difference compared to the resolution jump.

I'll check for that marker when browsing, thanks.

To be fair even proper HD looks cracking in 65".

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by Albear » Sat May 15, 2021 1:57 pm

Why can't TV's just be calibrated at the factory before being sent out to the Shops?

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by That's not a growth » Sat May 15, 2021 2:13 pm

I guess not enough people notice the screen quality of an uncalibrated screen for it to be worth the cost - I'd presume they'd have to add some extra process to the end of the production line that scans the screen while playing demo content and changes the settings accordingly, which would be a large R&D and tooling cost as it would need to be very adaptive to account for what I would image would be a large range of ways the panel's settings could be off. Hell, going by the fact most screen manufacturers now seem to now say the don't consider a 'dead pixel' to be a returnable issue until you have 3 or more I bet they don't want to run the possibility that the screens can't get up to 'calibrated quality', and would rather ship them uncalibrated so the yield rate stays higher.

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by KingK » Sat May 15, 2021 2:20 pm

Albear wrote:Why can't TV's just be calibrated at the factory before being sent out to the Shops?

I think it’s because the store lighting is usually so bright that the TVs are set to max vivid etc so they’ll catch the eyes of people passing by. Once you get it home, the home environment is much less bright.

I’m hoping to upgrade our main tv in the next year. We have a 2014 Samsung curved 65” 4k tv which, whilst great and all, doesn’t have HDR and only has 1x4k HDMI port.

Looking at the LG C1, CX, or G1 at the mo, but do like the Sony which has the sound coming from the screen itself (A90J). Watch a few of the tv review YT Digital Trends videos presented by Caleb Denison and he seems to be knowledgable and informative on loads of things tv related

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by Corazon de Leon » Sat May 15, 2021 4:06 pm

Hello! In the market for a new 42-ish inch TV that will do us for a couple of years till we buy a house. Main stipulation is that it come with a centralised stand(rather than those flimsy bastard legs that seem to have become the norm) and isn't likely to be knocked over at the drop of the hat because I'm a clumsy bastard. I've had an LG TV for the last thirteen years so my inclination is to stick with them, but does anyone have any recommendations for best TV, lowest price?

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by Ironhide » Sat May 15, 2021 4:09 pm

I never calibrate my TVs, I usually just turn off all the digital enhancement stuff and use the preset that looks the most natural.

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by Robbo-92 » Sat May 15, 2021 6:32 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Hello! In the market for a new 42-ish inch TV that will do us for a couple of years till we buy a house. Main stipulation is that it come with a centralised stand(rather than those flimsy bastard legs that seem to have become the norm) and isn't likely to be knocked over at the drop of the hat because I'm a clumsy bastard. I've had an LG TV for the last thirteen years so my inclination is to stick with them, but does anyone have any recommendations for best TV, lowest price?


What’s your budget? The LG 43 Nanocell that I got earlier this year has been very good so far, a huge step up from a 10 year old 40 odd inch Sharp set anyway! About £430 on Curry’s.

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by jiggles » Sat May 15, 2021 6:46 pm

On the topic of calibration, LG sets do come already professionally calibrated, it’s just not the default profile.

My C9 has two ISF Expert profiles (one for dark rooms, and one for bright), as well as a Technicolour Expert one. RTings has said these are excellent.

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by Ironhide » Sat May 15, 2021 7:39 pm

jiggles wrote:On the topic of calibration, LG sets do come already professionally calibrated, it’s just not the default profile.

My C9 has two ISF Expert profiles (one for dark rooms, and one for bright), as well as a Technicolour Expert one. RTings has said these are excellent.


The bright room one is what my LG is set on.

Really ought to actually watch something on it.

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by KK » Tue May 25, 2021 11:18 am

Sony has announced an added benefit for those purchasing their new BRAVIA XR™ televisions in 2021. Called "BRAVIA CORE™", it allows owners to stream from the largest IMAX® Enhanced collection anywhere, free of charge for a limited time. Sony are the first in the industry to offer Pure Stream™ technology, meaning you get the highest possible picture streaming quality at up to 80 Mbps, delivering a lossless 4K UHD HDR picture with IMAX® Enhanced. Selected titles feature an expanded aspect ratio, digitally remastered and optimized, so you can see the full scale and scope of the picture, for the next level of immersive picture in your living room.

A80J, A84J, X95J, X90J and X94J gets you 5 movie credits & 12 months unlimited streaming, while the A90J or Z9J series get 10 movie credits & 24 months unlimited streaming.

To access Pure Stream™ at 30Mbps, you must have a minimum internet speed of 43Mbps. To access the highest quality Pure Stream™ available at 80Mbps you must have a minimum internet speed of 115Mbps.

Only Virgin Media would get me that sort of internet speed in my area.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed May 26, 2021 5:35 am

How is it lossless if it's only delivering upto 80 Mbps? (A 4K UHD BluRay can easily exceed that.) Nice IMAX freebies though.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K/8K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:36 am

T3 GADGET AWARDS 2021

Best Overall TV 2021: Samsung QN900A
Best 8K TV: Samsung QN900A
Best OLED TV: LG OLED G1
Best Gaming TV: LG OLED G1
Best Mid-Range TV: LG BX
Best Innovation: Samsung Micro LED
Best Soundbar: Samsung HW-Q800A

Interesting that OLED has finally been ousted from the overall top spot.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:28 pm

Get that top TV for all of that cracking 8k conte....

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by Ironhide » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:07 pm

Not sure if I've imagined this but does anyone know if the LG BX TVs have Freesat built-in?

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