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

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:16 pm

A tip for LG CX (and older gen top range model owners as well, maybe):

I find that when watching UHD content the Cinema Home (for rooms with ambient light) setting is superior to Cinema (for fully darkened room) due to the slightly brighter picture. Even when watching both in a darkened setting. But! with default settings, Cinema Home has the TruMotion setting Cinema Clear turned on, and you cannot switch it off. Unless you follow this tip :arrow: General setting > AI Service > switch off Auto Genre Selection. You can now switch off Cinema Clear in Cinema Home. CINEMA!

(And no, copying settings from CH to C won't do it - C will stay darker by default.)

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by jawa2 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:19 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:...CINEMA!...

:lol: .

Just gotta say - again - that I dang love my new TV. It's probs not ultra latest tech compared to some of the screens you guys have, but it's a great picture, HDR is lovely and I can watch Netflix and iPlayer on it. I love it!

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by Albear » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:03 pm

Going by posts in this thread, having a new tv appears to be a massive pain in the arse.

Would be pissed to drop £2k on something that then needs patches to fix.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:40 am

Albear wrote:Going by posts in this thread, having a new tv appears to be a massive pain in the arse.

Would be pissed to drop £2k on something that then needs patches to fix.


Spend 2k on a decent brand and you won't have that trouble :shifty:

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:57 am

It's funny because the ability to patch said something will in the long run extend its usefulness.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:08 am

jawa2 wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:...CINEMA!...

:lol: .

Just gotta say - again - that I dang love my new TV. It's probs not ultra latest tech compared to some of the screens you guys have, but it's a great picture, HDR is lovely and I can watch Netflix and iPlayer on it. I love it!


That it's better than what you had before, and you're enjoying it, is all that matters.

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by Albear » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:20 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Albear wrote:Going by posts in this thread, having a new tv appears to be a massive pain in the arse.

Would be pissed to drop £2k on something that then needs patches to fix.


Spend 2k on a decent brand and you won't have that trouble :shifty:


I thought the LG CX was considered one of the best?

I don't know how bad the issue is, and maybe I am just getting confused with other problems but there seems to be quite a few people on this forum complaining about issues with Picture settings, or motion settings or HDR etc. Just seems like a bit of a palava.

In the market to buy a new TV, and all this stuff is making me think I should hold off for the moment.

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by rinks » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:29 pm

I think we’re just being nit-picky perfectionists, wanting to maximise our investment. Straight out of the box on default settings, everything is stunningly great. Watch a couple of videos to get some recommended settings and you’re all good.

Nothing desperately needs fixing. The software updates are mostly just refinements to make things better still. Truth is, many of the changes are unnoticeable without professional testing gauges.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:02 pm

Like the thing which the latest CX patch fixed, I wouldn't have known peak brightness had been accidentally reduced if not for a YouTube video. And as for the motion/soap opera effect issue (which is only an issue if it bothers you, and if it does then you can switch it off)... you're going to be holding off for a long time if you think that'll put you off.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:08 pm

Albear wrote:I thought the LG CX was considered one of the best?


Depends what you want to do with it. If you're only gonna watch films, then the Panasonic TX-HZ2000 is probably the best. It's also that much pricier. CX is better for gaming, and not that far off for watching films. It's also a good bit cheaper.

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by Robbo-92 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:17 pm

I’m just looking forward to going to a 4K set after 10 years (almost to the day I think by the time my new TV arrives), so expecting a really good upgrade even without fiddling about with settings.

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