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

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by Rocsteady » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:16 pm

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Rocsteady wrote:My tcl has lost connection to the wifi and I've tried everything to get it back. Doesn't find the ip address and I cant find a way to input it manually - I've tried turning everything off etc, and I can't even reset the TV as I'm sure I didnt set a password so I've no idea what that would be. Extremely frustrating, it's a big beautiful brick at this point

TCL wrote:The default password is 1234. The user can change it. The super password is 0423 or 0812 (depending on the platform). If you forget your code, enter the super password to cancel all the current codes.


What's the point of passwords when there's an published over ride code?


Its a TV not a nuclear missile silo.

To be fair though, what's then the point of a code at all?

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by Ironhide » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:22 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Skarjo wrote:
PatSharpsMullet wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:My tcl has lost connection to the wifi and I've tried everything to get it back. Doesn't find the ip address and I cant find a way to input it manually - I've tried turning everything off etc, and I can't even reset the TV as I'm sure I didnt set a password so I've no idea what that would be. Extremely frustrating, it's a big beautiful brick at this point

TCL wrote:The default password is 1234. The user can change it. The super password is 0423 or 0812 (depending on the platform). If you forget your code, enter the super password to cancel all the current codes.


What's the point of passwords when there's an published over ride code?


Its a TV not a nuclear missile silo.

To be fair though, what's then the point of a code at all?


To stop young kids from fiddling with settings.

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by KK » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:23 pm

Ironhide wrote:Its a TV not a nuclear missile silo.

You say that but a woman on CSI Cyber last week hacked into a Smart TV and that brought down the whole hospital computer system and infected the gui (pronounced "Gooey") with malware. So there.

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:25 pm

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Ironhide wrote:Its a TV not a nuclear missile silo.

You say that but a woman on CSI Cyber last week hacked into a Smart TV and that brought down the whole hospital computer system and infected the gui (pronounced "Gooey") with malware. So there.


All without using a mouse too no doubt

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by Cuttooth » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:23 pm

KK wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Its a TV not a nuclear missile silo.

You say that but a woman on CSI Cyber last week hacked into a Smart TV and that brought down the whole hospital computer system and infected the gui (pronounced "Gooey") with malware. So there.

They have form.


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by Saint of Killers » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:36 pm

rinks wrote:It’s arrived. I’m feeling kind of sick with dread right now, in case I wreck the thing unboxing it and getting it on the stand. Are dead pixels a thing with OLEDs? This pessimism is no fun.


How heavy was the 55"? It's what I've gone for but am fearing I won't be able to shift it solo. They're not as heavy as plasmas, I know that much, but still...

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by That's not a growth » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:39 pm

New TVs are easy for one person to lift, they're really light. 15kg wouldn't be uncommon.

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:44 pm

New tv's are way lighter than they used to be. The real issue is being able to physically grip it enough to lift it if it's a larger set.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:48 pm

One problem solved and another presents itself :slol: Will wrap it in some bubble wrap to help me grip it.

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:52 pm

I had to have help lifting ours on to the unit as it's just strawberry floating massive and being so thin, I really felt like there was a good chance of dropping it. It was attaching the stand which was tricky, as that obviously can't be done with the screen flat. Needed support lifting an edge, then attaching the stand, still supporting, then both lifting and putting on the unit.

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by rinks » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:58 pm

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rinks wrote:It’s arrived. I’m feeling kind of sick with dread right now, in case I wreck the thing unboxing it and getting it on the stand. Are dead pixels a thing with OLEDs? This pessimism is no fun.


How heavy was the 55"? It's what I've gone for but am fearing I won't be able to shift it solo. They're not as heavy as plasmas, I know that much, but still...


Oh, cool. It’s a fantastic set, and I’m unhesitatingly happy with it.

It’s not massively heavy, at least until the stand is attached, but it’s awkward. Too wide for me to hold at both edges at once, and the top half is just screen, so terrifyingly thin.

Learn from my mistake: the instructions (all pictorial, so not very helpful) show the TV being placed screen-down on a table. I didn’t have a suitable surface, so it had to be the floor. Only then I realised that (obviously, in hindsight) the screen has to be raised off the floor in order to attach the stand. (Not just a facepalm - a full-on self-punch).

What worked for me was taking the outer box - really just a sleeve, but sturdy cardboard - and placing the packaging polystyrene back inside it so it didn’t collapse. That was strong enough to hold the screen far enough off the floor to fit the stand.

Then the only tricky parts are lowering it onto the box, and finally lifting it to where you want it to live. I struggled and did this solo, which involved grasping the thin section for the brief lift. I was lucky, but it seems massively risky. If you can get anyone to help you, do. I was too impatient to wait for a suitable assistant.

Also, there are various videos of people fitting the stand, which were more useful than the supplied instructions, so have a look for those. Final tip: there’s a protective plastic sheet on the back of the screen, as well as the front, so don’t forget to enjoy the satisfaction of peeling that off.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K/8K HDR HDTV Thread
by rinks » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:02 pm

That's not a growth wrote:New TVs are easy for one person to lift, they're really light. 15kg wouldn't be uncommon.

This one’s 23kg. 4kg of which is the stand. At least I’m confident it’s not going to fall over any time soon.

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by Ironhide » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:33 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:I had to have help lifting ours on to the unit as it's just strawberry floating massive and being so thin, I really felt like there was a good chance of dropping it. It was attaching the stand which was tricky, as that obviously can't be done with the screen flat. Needed support lifting an edge, then attaching the stand, still supporting, then both lifting and putting on the unit.


Wall mounting one sounds like its going to be fun :dread:

Fortunately I won't be the one doing it, just watching in horror as the screen flexes ominously.

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by Rocsteady » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:34 pm

Hah I was the exact same with the floor/table dilemma.

At 65" theres not a hope in hell I could have done it myself.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:10 pm

rinks wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:
rinks wrote:It’s arrived. I’m feeling kind of sick with dread right now, in case I wreck the thing unboxing it and getting it on the stand. Are dead pixels a thing with OLEDs? This pessimism is no fun.


How heavy was the 55"? It's what I've gone for but am fearing I won't be able to shift it solo. They're not as heavy as plasmas, I know that much, but still...


Oh, cool. It’s a fantastic set, and I’m unhesitatingly happy with it.

It’s not massively heavy, at least until the stand is attached, but it’s awkward. Too wide for me to hold at both edges at once, and the top half is just screen, so terrifyingly thin.

Learn from my mistake: the instructions (all pictorial, so not very helpful) show the TV being placed screen-down on a table. I didn’t have a suitable surface, so it had to be the floor. Only then I realised that (obviously, in hindsight) the screen has to be raised off the floor in order to attach the stand. (Not just a facepalm - a full-on self-punch).

What worked for me was taking the outer box - really just a sleeve, but sturdy cardboard - and placing the packaging polystyrene back inside it so it didn’t collapse. That was strong enough to hold the screen far enough off the floor to fit the stand.

Then the only tricky parts are lowering it onto the box, and finally lifting it to where you want it to live. I struggled and did this solo, which involved grasping the thin section for the brief lift. I was lucky, but it seems massively risky. If you can get anyone to help you, do. I was too impatient to wait for a suitable assistant.

Also, there are various videos of people fitting the stand, which were more useful than the supplied instructions, so have a look for those. Final tip: there’s a protective plastic sheet on the back of the screen, as well as the front, so don’t forget to enjoy the satisfaction of peeling that off.


I've looked up some videos and I have a better understanding of it. Cheers. The front stand having to click into place sound like a ball ache.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K/8K HDR HDTV Thread
by Ironhide » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:50 pm

Got my eye on the LG OLED55BX6LB but have just been informed by my brother that he can get 20% off Samsung TVs through work (not sure how as he works for a pharmaceutical company) so might have to look at their QLED offerings.

How do they compare with OLED?

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by PatSharpsMullet » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:59 pm

Ironhide wrote:Got my eye on the LG OLED55BX6LB but have just been informed by my brother that he can get 20% off Samsung TVs through work (not sure how as he works for a pharmaceutical company) so might have to look at their QLED offerings.

How do they compare with OLED?

Go for the CX over the BX.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:04 pm

Ironhide wrote:Got my eye on the LG OLED55BX6LB but have just been informed by my brother that he can get 20% off Samsung TVs through work (not sure how as he works for a pharmaceutical company) so might have to look at their QLED offerings.

How do they compare with OLED?


There's a bit at the bottom about the difference

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... aming-7009

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by Ironhide » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:08 pm

PatSharpsMullet wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Got my eye on the LG OLED55BX6LB but have just been informed by my brother that he can get 20% off Samsung TVs through work (not sure how as he works for a pharmaceutical company) so might have to look at their QLED offerings.

How do they compare with OLED?

Go for the CX over the BX.


Is there really that much difference?

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by PatSharpsMullet » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:22 pm

Ironhide wrote:
PatSharpsMullet wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Got my eye on the LG OLED55BX6LB but have just been informed by my brother that he can get 20% off Samsung TVs through work (not sure how as he works for a pharmaceutical company) so might have to look at their QLED offerings.

How do they compare with OLED?

Go for the CX over the BX.


Is there really that much difference?

The CX has the newer, faster processor and has a higher peak brightness making it better for HDR.

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