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

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by Denster » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:47 pm

LG C9 is 1849.99.
That's reduced from its starting price of 3299.

Thats an absolute steal for a 65 OLED. I'd buy that. If I didn't already have one.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K/8K HDR HDTV Thread
by Peter Crisp » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:42 pm

I'd rather see TV's be better calibrated out of the box and with better HDR implementation than 8K.
I'm not planning on getting a new set for at least a few years but I doubt it'll be 8K as my room just isn't big enough to need 8K.

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


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by KK » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:47 am

The 55" LG E9 OLED (with 5 year guarantee) is down to £1,799 at John Lewis.

https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-oled55e9pl ... k/p4103613

Best TV of 2019, but only worth purchasing if you're not going to be using an additional sound bar. Otherwise go with the cheaper C9.

The majority of new 2020 televisions are currently being unveiled at CES (these should in theory be ready for everything the PS5 and Xbox Series X will throw at them).

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by KK » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:46 pm

Freesat has gone and launched their new Dolby Atmos 4K capable boxes:

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A little box with BIG features

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Our NEW 4K TV Box offers the best experience of subscription-free satellite TV, with over 180 channels including more than 20 in HD, plus popular free and paid On Demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Netflix – all available at the touch of a button from your remote.

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No sky-high bills. No painful setup.

Being subscription free means no monthly TV bills, contracts or price hikes, and even after we've added new satellite channels - which we do regularly.

It is incredibly easy to set up. If you have an existing UK satellite dish in working order, then you can simply plug your satellite cables into the back of the box. If you don't have a satellite dish, you'll need to have one installed before you can use the service. Please see freesat.co.uk/dishinstall for more information on dish installation and using your existing dish.

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Where available, with the Watch from Start feature you can watch programmes back from the beginning; whether you are 5, 15 or 60 minutes into the programme.

Wideband LNB support
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Improved internal specifications
Allowing future development of streaming apps, light-encrypted content, app connectivity, and new IP-delivered channels.

The standard 4K box is currently available on Amazon, priced at £124.99, and is expected in Currys PC World, Argos & John Lewis, followed by some independent retailers, shortly. 500GB, 1TB & 2TB HDD PVRs will also be released in the coming weeks.

Tuner Type: Freesat HD and 4K
Number of Tuners: 2 to 4 dependent on dish
HDD: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Programme Guide: 7 days forward
Sound Type: Dolby Atmos
Internet Connection: Built-in WiFi and Ethernet
On Demand Services: BBC iPlayer 4K, ITV Hub, Netflix 4K, YouTube 4K, My5, STV Player, UKTV Play, Horror Bites, CBS, France 24, Pop Fun

Only a couple of 4K linear channels available at the moment though, and they're just showing spectacular if unnoteworthy highlight reels/shorts. The type of stuff you see in TV showrooms.

Not something I can see myself buying in the immediate future, but may be good for those that want a SkyQ replacement.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K/8K HDR HDTV Thread
by Tomous » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:21 pm

LG55C9PLA arrived today :datass:


Main reason I wanted to buy a house really, so I could justify getting a bigger, new TV.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:42 pm

I'm excited to see how the TV manufacturers respond to consoles with 120fps and variable refresh rate options. Hopefully that'll become standard rather than only for top end sets.
I assume CES next year will see a lot of news about that.

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


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by KK » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:24 am

Due to Corona this’ll definitely get pushed back until 2021, but BT Sport is on course to start airing Premier League and Rugby matches in 8K:

First look at 8K HDR sport streaming coming to the UK this summer

BT Sport and Samsung get ready to host 8K HDR Premier League games

While Arsenal were busy producing what can only be described as a 360p performance on the pitch against Olympiakos last night, a production crew was huddled together bringing the football action to life in 8K HDR for the first time. BT Sport and Samsung partnered to produce an elaborate display of cutting-edge tech, and they promise that we’ll start to see 8K HDR streams of Premier League and Champions League matches as soon as August this year.

I got a chance to witness the UK’s first live 8K HDR sports broadcast at the Emirates Stadium in London and to look behind the scenes at exactly how it was achieved. Full disclosure: I’m an Arsenal fan, so while the game loss was what I’ve come to expect this season, the 8K HDR broadcast was far more exciting.

Samsung and BT Sport set up an 82-inch QLED 8K display in an Arsenal executive box that overlooked the pitch and rigged it up with an elaborate uncompressed 8K feed that totaled 48 Gbps at a 7680 × 4320 resolution in 50fps. This uncompressed feed was a sight to behold, especially as the latency was around a second from what was happening on the pitch to what was presented on the 8K TV. I could look at the TV and look outside at the pitch, and it was rather surreal to witness such a crisp digital feed of reality right next to what was happening in real time.

At the heart of the action is Sony’s UHC-8300 8K camera system, which retails for just shy of $500,000 and allows broadcasters like BT Sport to capture footage while simultaneously outputting it in 8K, 4K, and HD in both HDR and SDR formats. BT’s 8K HDR outside broadcast involved feeding the uncompressed footage from this Sony camera system into four serial digital interface (SDI) coaxial cables that carry 12 Gbps of bandwidth each.

Continues: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/28/2115 ... ier-league

This type of innovation used to be the domain of Sky.

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:43 pm

With the Series X reveal featuring 120hz output I wonder when manufacturers are going to start having that as a headline feature?

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


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by rinks » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:19 am

LG have revealed the pricing for their new stuff. £40,000 for the 88-inch 8K OLED. Nice.
https://www.whathifi.com/news/lg-confir ... for-the-uk

But I might be seriously interested in their new 48-inch OLED at £1500, available in May. I'm currently using a 42-inch 1080p set, and it's time to upgrade. I'd like a 4K OLED but not a huge one, ready for the Series X, so this could fit the bill quite nicely.
https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/lg-ole ... g-cx-range

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:38 am

I'd actually advise waiting for a new TV at the moment.

The new consoles are supposed to be able to deliver 120fps so I'd maybe advise waiting for TV's that work at that refresh rate well.

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


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by rinks » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:45 am

Oh yeah, I'm not rushing out to buy it. But it's good to know I won't have to go up to a 55" to get a great screen. This one says it has variable refresh rate, but I don't know enough about that to know if it's going to be good enough.

They're pitching it as a gaming display, and it supports "Nvidia's G-Sync tech, which means the TVs can sync with compatible PCs and support 4K 120fps gaming".

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:00 am

I think CES next year will give us an indication as to whether or not manufacturers are going to highlight the 120fps feature. I hope they do as I'd rather have a really good 4k 120fps display that is actually used to the full rather than an 8K display that has bugger all content that makes use of the 8K.

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


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by PatSharpsMullet » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:05 am

The CX OLED range from LG does 4k 120fps, VRR and ALLM. I'm tempted by one but the screen burn factor puts me off. There are a few people on AVforums that have sceen burn from the mute symbol despite the fact it moves round the screen to prevent it from being burnt in.

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by BID0 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:24 pm

Haven’t most TVs done 120fps for quite a few years now? At least since 3D became a thing

My TV is a few years old now and does it

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by PatSharpsMullet » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:05 pm

BID0 wrote:Haven’t most TVs done 120fps for quite a few years now? At least since 3D became a thing

My TV is a few years old now and does it

At 1080p they have. 4K 120fps was brought in by LG last year on their OLED's.

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by Kezzer » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:27 pm

Okay forumites, moving house on Saturday and will be looking for one of those new fangled flat screen TV's

Generally stuck with samasung for most electronic products (Phones, DVD-RW / BluRay drives, SSD's Monitors etc) but I am keen to find out what other would recomend..

Ideally I want to avoid all the 'smart TV' bullshit but I have come to like having Netflix and Prime on my housemates TV but dont really like it being on the same network as everything else ( not that big an issue as I can be resolve this)


so...

recomend away!

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by massimo » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:53 pm

Kezzer wrote:Okay forumites, moving house on Saturday and will be looking for one of those new fangled flat screen TV's

Generally stuck with samasung for most electronic products (Phones, DVD-RW / BluRay drives, SSD's Monitors etc) but I am keen to find out what other would recomend..

Ideally I want to avoid all the 'smart TV' bullshit but I have come to like having Netflix and Prime on my housemates TV but dont really like it being on the same network as everything else ( not that big an issue as I can be resolve this)


so...

recomend away!


Get yourself any LG OLED tv within your budget. I have a 2017 55” and it surpassed my expectations. Tempted to buy another this summer when I move into a new build.

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by massimo » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:54 pm

PatSharpsMullet wrote:The CX OLED range from LG does 4k 120fps, VRR and ALLM. I'm tempted by one but the screen burn factor puts me off. There are a few people on AVforums that have sceen burn from the mute symbol despite the fact it moves round the screen to prevent it from being burnt in.

I know this is anecdotal evidence but I’ve had it a few years now and have zero retention/burn and the panel has no uniformity issues.

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by Kezzer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:51 pm

I only went and did it, got a 55" LG OLED - it is super! was reading up on the differences between OLED and QLED and went with the former. I'ts remarkable how much it has made the new place feel like a home!

I also love the remote, and how you don't need a track pad as it is I believe gyro-based ? :toot:

Next on the list is some sort of sound bar although I don't think there is much clearance between the bottom of the TV and the stand so I am not sure what to go for :?

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by Photek » Fri May 01, 2020 11:13 am

I got a 4K TV a couple of years ago on Black friday. This week I finally connected it to the broadband and updated it. While I didn't notice things differently straight away, last night I was parusing my screenshots that I took on my X1X and before update if I turned the HDR on, it was a slight difference but since I updated my TV the difference with HDR is MASSIVE, I'm actually blown away how much better they look. In some cases it looks like it's an actual remaster of the the same screenshot in SDR.

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