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

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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.

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by I Shot A Kid » 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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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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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Kevin McCallister » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:21 pm

Just ordered a new Panasonic GZ950! Sub-£1500, which I thought I'd have to wait until Black Friday for to be honest, prices seem to have dropped pretty quickly. Anyway, I'm super excited about it, reviews seem almost universally excellent. :mrgreen:

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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by BID0 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:42 am

more heat than light wrote:Just ordered a new Panasonic GZ950! Sub-£1500, which I thought I'd have to wait until Black Friday for to be honest, prices seem to have dropped pretty quickly. Anyway, I'm super excited about it, reviews seem almost universally excellent. :mrgreen:

Nice! Where did you get that price from? My parents Panasonic plasma may have died this week and I'll be stuck helping them find a replacement.

I can't believe that it's nearly two years since I've had my TX75EX750B. They grow up so fast.

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by Kevin McCallister » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:07 am

BID0 wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Just ordered a new Panasonic GZ950! Sub-£1500, which I thought I'd have to wait until Black Friday for to be honest, prices seem to have dropped pretty quickly. Anyway, I'm super excited about it, reviews seem almost universally excellent. :mrgreen:

Nice! Where did you get that price from? My parents Panasonic plasma may have died this week and I'll be stuck helping them find a replacement.

I can't believe that it's nearly two years since I've had my TX75EX750B. They grow up so fast.


Richer Sounds, they had a discount code RSTV125 for £125 off. Not sure if it's still working.

It's arriving tomorrow but I'm not allowed a new TV stand until we have the lounge decorated, so I'm hoping it's going to fit on our existing one. :dread:

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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by Victor Mistletoe » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:08 am

Put it above the fireplace or in the corner :datass:

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Kevin McCallister » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:09 am

It is going in the corner. :slol:

At some point we're having the lounge done, which will include the removal of our current fireplace. Which should give us more room.

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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by BID0 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:40 am

more heat than light wrote:
BID0 wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Just ordered a new Panasonic GZ950! Sub-£1500, which I thought I'd have to wait until Black Friday for to be honest, prices seem to have dropped pretty quickly. Anyway, I'm super excited about it, reviews seem almost universally excellent. :mrgreen:

Nice! Where did you get that price from? My parents Panasonic plasma may have died this week and I'll be stuck helping them find a replacement.

I can't believe that it's nearly two years since I've had my TX75EX750B. They grow up so fast.


Richer Sounds, they had a discount code RSTV125 for £125 off. Not sure if it's still working.

It's arriving tomorrow but I'm not allowed a new TV stand until we have the lounge decorated, so I'm hoping it's going to fit on our existing one. :dread:

Thanks!

You got the 65" for that price? The 55" currently at 1599 isn't available online, or can you use the discount code over the phone?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by Kevin McCallister » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:47 am

No, the 55", it wasn't that much of a bargain haha. I ordered it online when it was in stock, should work via telesales though, they're normally pretty decent.

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by BID0 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:53 am

Cool! Yeh that's how I bought mine via telesales price matching a random TV shop in Leeds :slol: I'll have to see what my old man wants to do but this option requires little effort from me :toot:

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by KK » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:00 am

Fire TV-branded 4K TV sets will be sold on the UK high street by Currys PC World, it has been revealed.

The sets, made by manufacturer JVC, will be powered by Amazon's smart TV software.

They will start at £349 and will also be available to buy online, on Amazon's own website.

One industry commentator said it was a "significant" move, because video-streaming was increasingly being associated with hardware products.

News of the partnership between the retailers was first published on a now-deleted page at tech site TechCrunch. However, the news has since appeared online elsewhere.

Amazon's Fire TV software includes digital channels, video-streaming services, apps and skills for the Alexa smart speaker.

"It is significant," said Andy Clough at What Hi-Fi. "Obviously Amazon has made big inroads into the TV and video market with Amazon Prime, its streaming service.

"Having hardware associated with that is a logical step," he told the BBC. "I think it's very much a sign of the times."

The BBC has asked Amazon and Currys PC World for comment.

The move could help Amazon's Prime Video service compete against Apple's iTunes Store and forthcoming TV subscription service. Both are made available via an app recently introduced to recent Samsung televisions.

It also acts as an alternative to Google's Android TV service on Sony TVs, and LG's WebOS - both of which have media stores of their own.

Amazon had previously announced Fire TV Edition televisions made by Toshiba for the US market.

It is also expected to reveal further models made by Germany's Grundig at a press event this evening, ahead of the start of Berlin's Ifa tech expo.

Dixons Carphone - the owner of the UK retail chain - already stocks other Amazon products including its Echo smart home speakers and Kindle ebook readers, as well as products from rival tech manufacturers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49584644

Now let’s see if they’re actually any good in terms of picture quality...

Surely Apple aren’t just going to continue sitting by without a TV set of their own?

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PostRe: Denster presents: The 4K HDR HDTV Thread
by KK » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:11 pm

Samsung unveils new more affordable 55-inch QLED 8K TV

Samsung has announced a new 55-inch QLED 8K TV during its IFA 2019 press conference.

It joins Samsung's 8K TV range which it announced in 2018, alongside 65, 75, 82 and 85-inch models, making it the firm's smallest 8K TV to date.

It features the same Quantum AI processor as its bigger siblings and HDR10+ support. As you'd expect, the new TV can also recognise and upscale lower resolution content to 8K quality.

The 55-inch Samsung QLED 8K TV release date is set for later this month, and will retail at launch for $2,499 (around £2,000).

I bet nobody expected 8K TVs to get this cheap, this 'small', this quickly. No price difference whatsoever between the new 8K Samsung and the top end 4K OLED models from Sony and LG. Only problem now is there is no content to watch on it, nor can I see any turning up for a good 2 or 3 years.

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:04 pm

I still think 8K is pointless for the next few years.
Maybe when content starts popping up but for now getting a decent 4K TV is still a much better option.

I'm thinking of maybe getting a new TV in 2022 once I have the next gen consoles but I'm more interested in 4K with upgraded super duper HDR and a faster refresh rate if the consoles do support 120fps. I think that would be the best value option.

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by KK » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:04 am

For those in the market for a new TV this year, the LG 55" B9 OLED TV has been heavily discounted by Amazon to £1,450. https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-Electronics ... B07RT1N2W1

It sits under their C9 and E9 models but there's very little difference between them, though the B9 model does use an older processor.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/e9-oled - 9.0/10 (£1,999)
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c9-oled - 9.0/10 (£1,799)
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/b9-oled - 8.8/10

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:43 am

Anyone want a 20% off 4K blu rays at Amazon code? They're sending them out to anyone who has bought discs in the last year and you have to use it within 1 week. I got one yesterday, ordered up the Blue Planet 2/Planet Earth 2 boxset and then they sent me another one. PM me if interested.

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by Victor Mistletoe » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:52 am

I received that yesterday. So if I buy one now, I'll receive another code then? Sounds like a good way to build up a good little collection.

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am

Ad7 wrote:I received that yesterday. So if I buy one now, I'll receive another code then? Sounds like a good way to build up a good little collection.

Yeah, that seems to be what happened for me. I think the prices have been raised up though, I'm pretty sure stuff like Antman and the Wasp was cheaper a week or so ago. But BP2/PE2 for £28 seemed like a good deal.

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by Chocatomi Plaza » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:59 am

I bought Blade Runner just coz.

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