TV Displays and Tech Thread |OT2| There Is No Perfect TV ™ (Read The OP)

guitarguy316

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Upscaling matters for 720p/1080i, which is what most cable content is from all providers and tv networks. The tvs ability to upscale plus clean up noise and other things matters.

Yes we all know poor source = OLED shows the content's flaws but some are better than others at correcting or limiting the issues like Sony.

Again, I can tell you that the 2016 series was way softer picture than the 2018 series OLEDs for that sub bluray content.
 

Ōkami Haundo

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only the trash model is available for 55''

booooo
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conflicting information

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-qled-tvs-2019-take-on-oled-with-bigger-screens-than-ever/

Looks like the Q70R may be available in 55'' - could be a good option, considering it comes with VRR. Wonder if that means true HDMI 2.1 or just last year's VRR.
I'm interested in seeing that information too. Honestly, the QLED sets contain enough of the HDMI 2.1 features I want for me to not care either way though.
 

Yukstin

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This might sound really fucking stupid, but has anyone upgraded from a 55'' to a 65'' or larger and found it at times to be too large at the same viewing distance? I had been wanting to upgrade to a 65'' for a while now, thinking that it would be perfect, and because my B6 randomly died recently, I had my chance to test out having that size for a while. For letterboxed movies, I think it's perfect. I thought the 55'' was perfect for games and full screen shows, but that I could use a larger screen for most blu-rays.
I went from a 54 inch plasma to the 65 inch C6. I was blown away by the increase in picture size but it didn't seem too big for my room. It could have something to do with the thick bezel on the plasma to the very small one on the C6. The screen real estate went up without the frame size going up that much.

I would say go for 65 and if you get it home and it's too big, return it and stay at 55.
 

DangerMouse

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HBO have recently improved the quality of their streams. I am watching True Detective on Go and it is fine, even on my B6. HBO Now and Go use identical streams.
Excellent. Good news for when GoT comes back in April.

The real winner here is the smooth gradation feature (probably my most favourite feature of the entire set) on the Sony set that eliminated most of the colour banding due to low quality source.
I love this feature too.
 

henhowc

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Apart from a few more visible wrinkles on the Sony set, the upscaling looks comparable on both sets.

The real winner here is the smooth gradation feature (probably my most favourite feature of the entire set) on the Sony set that eliminated most of the colour banding due to low quality source.

If I recall correctly, LG stated at CES19 that they will be introducing the smooth gradation feature on the 9 series OLED tvs.
It actually already sort of exists in the c8. They just did mixed it with the mpg noise reduction setting which kind of limited its use. C9 is separating it.
 

MazeHaze

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I’m the same way. Yeah I bet I would be blown away by oled but I game a lot and use it as a pc monitor (along with movies/tv/sports/YouTube/Giant Bomb) so I’m worst case scenario for burn in and will always be nervous. I was suggested a Sony 900F instead earlier in the thread. Still undecided to be honest as the oled quality is hard to pass up I guess in my mind.
I've been using my OLED for all the things you mention, plus music production, word processing and other PC stuff for a year and a half with no problem. YMMV, but it's great, and even if I do ever get burn in I'd still buy another.
 

holygeesus

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Excellent. Good news for when GoT comes back in April.
I mean, don't get your hopes up too much, but I've definitely noticed it. In the past I would have to download shows in other ways, despite subscribing. Now I don't bother. Watched Vice Principals lately and that looked great, and as mentioned True Detective is fine.

GoT is going to be a stress test though with all those dark, smoky scenes.
 

Wonderbrah

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For those that use LG's dynamic tone mapping for HDR games (curious, will we ever get dolby vision mastered games?), do you find that all it does is brighten the image significantly? I notice no other benefit other than a brighter image, which I personally do not like as I feel it alters the image too much from what the director intended the game to look, so I have been leaving it off on all HDR content. Pretty much every post I have read regarding this setting on the 2018 LG Oled's have been overwhelmingly positive though and they all say to leave it on, which I find incredibly weird. Many say it's a game changer but I think it just brightens the image, almost to the point of washing it out.
 

GoodGamerGuy

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Hey guys just going to post something about soundbars I asked on Reddit but didn't get many responses.

Hey there.
So in work we have a points system for when we do good work, we build up enough points we can buy stuff from an online store. I can also pay money to get a better one, using the points to get money off.
I have a few points built up and looking to get a soundbar. None are probably amazing but I'm hoping somebody could help me pick the best one.

Here are the choices:
Sony HTSF150 120W 2.1ch Soundbar
LG SJ4 300W 2.1ch Soundbar
LG SJ2 Soundbar
LG SK1 Soundbar
Bose 732522-2110 Solo 5
Philips HTL2111A/F7
LG SJ9 5.1.2
Panasonic SC-HTB18EB-K
Sony HTCT290
LG SH2 100W
Sony HTMT300.CEK
Panasonic SC-HTB258EB-K
Panasonic SC-HTB488EBK 200W
Panasonic SC-HTB690EBK

Some of these are over my max, however if they are that much better than others i could pay the extra for it.
Would appreciate any advice regarding it anyway, thanks a lot!
If you guys can help would be much appreciated :)
 

Thorrgal

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I went from a KS8000 (KS799 here in Spain too :P) to a LG C8 almost two months ago after reading, asking and watching tons of reviews. I didn't know if I should go to a FALD TV like the Q9FN or if I should go to the OLED, but nowadays I know I chose the right path.

The image quality is sooo better thanks to the perfect black that you can't believe it until you're in front of your new TV. Besides, one thing I really didn't like (and annoyed me every single day) about my KS8000/7000 were the view angles since my linving room is also as yours: quite large. With the OLED sets you will completely forget about that issue.
This is my experience as well. It's hard to believe how good the picture quality is until you see it on your living room
 
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FANTASTIC 4K sale at Google:

 

jon bones

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FANTASTIC 4K sale at Google:

god bless Movies Anywhere
 

Branson

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FANTASTIC 4K sale at Google:

Ill die before giving up Blu-Ray but damn those prices are good.
 

Branson

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I do both, best of both worlds.
Well I use Netflix and prime and Hulu too, but if I’m actually buying something I gotta go BR or 4K BR for that bitrate and sound.

You wouldn’t think it’s a big difference, but I go periods of not watching disks because of games and shows on streaming and stuff, back to a disk and am always amazed at the quality going back to it. Can’t wait to watch my infinity war 4K disk once I get a tv.

Yes I’ve been future proofing my purchases lol.
 

Branson

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Yup...I bought LDR: Edge of Tomorrow and within seconds it was available on every platform known to man



Disc is better but with a fast internet connection, the visible aspect of digital is catching up fast
im surprised I guess. You guys go in hard on Oled TVs and then don’t use the best source for them right now for movies and tv lol.

I understand but when I did have a 4k tv and returned it by far the two things that wowed me was my Blade Runner 4k disk and native 4k games on my pc. Netflix and stuff looked good too. Just not as good.

Actually the first thing I did was watch 4k Netflix stuff and was kinda disappointed until I popped in a disk. HDR was the thing I noticed first on Lost in space.

That said, I mix both currently. I’m excited to watch The Grand Tour in 4k once I get back in the 4K pipeline. Exclusive stuff I can’t watch any other way I don’t really care. But nothing has beat a good disk for me yet.
 

Leo-Tyrant

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Dear friends.

Would emulated Scanlines or Aperture Grille Overlays and/or Shaders cause temporal or permanent burn in while using an OLED? (the permanent dark gray/black lines)

I have refrained from playing retro stuff on my OLED C8 because of that concern. Any suggestions?
 

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im surprised I guess. You guys go in hard on Oled TVs and then don’t use the best source for them right now for movies and tv lol.

I understand but when I did have a 4k tv and returned it by far the two things that wowed me was my Blade Runner 4k disk and native 4k games on my pc. Netflix and stuff looked good too. Just not as good.

Actually the first thing I did was watch 4k Netflix stuff and was kinda disappointed until I popped in a disk. HDR was the thing I noticed first on Lost in space.

That said, I mix both currently. I’m excited to watch The Grand Tour in 4k once I get back in the 4K pipeline. Exclusive stuff I can’t watch any other way I don’t really care. But nothing has beat a good disk for me yet.
I have tons of UHD 4k blurays, what I meant is that I buy both physical and digital.

I go digital for movies that are super cheap that I wouldn't otherwise buy at regular or disc prices.
 
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im surprised I guess. You guys go in hard on Oled TVs and then don’t use the best source for them right now for movies and tv lol.

I understand but when I did have a 4k tv and returned it by far the two things that wowed me was my Blade Runner 4k disk and native 4k games on my pc. Netflix and stuff looked good too. Just not as good.

Actually the first thing I did was watch 4k Netflix stuff and was kinda disappointed until I popped in a disk. HDR was the thing I noticed first on Lost in space.

That said, I mix both currently. I’m excited to watch The Grand Tour in 4k once I get back in the 4K pipeline. Exclusive stuff I can’t watch any other way I don’t really care. But nothing has beat a good disk for me yet.
I watch discs all the time :)

I just like to buy $5 movies as they're SUPER convenient, look great and I can watch them on my iPad as well
 

Branson

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I have tons of UHD 4k blurays, what I meant is that I buy both physical and digital.

I go digital for movies that are super cheap that I wouldn't otherwise buy at regular or disc prices.
I watch discs all the time :)

I just like to buy $5 movies as they're SUPER convenient, look great and I can watch them on my iPad as well
Respect. I should do that too on some movies.

It is nice to see people investing in the format. I don’t want it to go away lol.
 

DangerMouse

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I mean, don't get your hopes up too much, but I've definitely noticed it. In the past I would have to download shows in other ways, despite subscribing. Now I don't bother. Watched Vice Principals lately and that looked great, and as mentioned True Detective is fine.

GoT is going to be a stress test though with all those dark, smoky scenes.
OK.
Yeah, lots of dark and shadow scenes in that show.
 

Ōkami Haundo

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100% digital here, hate owning physical media that aren't books

i will buy planet earth 2 on 4k disc though
I'm 100% digital on games, but I still stick to physical for movies. Part of it is the quality (video and audio) angle, the other part is the added benefit. Most physical copies include a digital copy as well so I get the best of both worlds. It doesn't hurt that I don't often buy movies. I have to be really into something to see it in theaters, and from there I have to be blown away to actually buy it.
 

holygeesus

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I buy discs but rip them 1:1 so have the best of both worlds in terms of quality and convenience. Theres no way im putting up with the long load times and other associated headaches that comes with physical media today. You shouldn't be inconvenienced more when you buy films.
 

dallow_bg

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I just wish Kaleidescape wasn’t so expensive to jump in to.
Their movie store overs full HD and UHD downloads of of movies so you get the best source for audio and video.

I almost want to get something just to link up my UV account before that’s terminated.

I suppose I could rip discs but I don’t want to own them or deal with reselling.
 

EvilBoris

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Anybody with a Linker or Fury want to do me a favour, could you have a look what what your xbox X is outputting with and without the 4:2:2 check ticked?
Ideally, before the latest dashboard goes live or you install it.

I think I saw that 4:2:2 was now ouputting correctly in a more recent dashboard build and they've claimed to have put some fixes in to improve 4K image quality in the latest public release, so I wonder if that is is.

If you haven't had the update, could you just see what the console outputs with it on and off in SDR (8bit) (10bit) and HDR
 

Branson

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I buy discs but rip them 1:1 so have the best of both worlds in terms of quality and convenience. Theres no way im putting up with the long load times and other associated headaches that comes with physical media today. You shouldn't be inconvenienced more when you buy films.
Does it actually retain the full audio and video bitrate? I’ve never looked into it too deeply as it seemed pretty in-depth to get started into it and I’ve never had an issue with just popping in a disk.
 

mreastman

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I buy discs but rip them 1:1 so have the best of both worlds in terms of quality and convenience. Theres no way im putting up with the long load times and other associated headaches that comes with physical media today. You shouldn't be inconvenienced more when you buy films.
How are you ripping UHD discs? I'd like to back up my collection at some point.
 

OverHeatQc

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Anybody with a Linker or Fury want to do me a favour, could you have a look what what your xbox X is outputting with and without the 4:2:2 check ticked?
Ideally, before the latest dashboard goes live or you install it.

I think I saw that 4:2:2 was now ouputting correctly in a more recent dashboard build and they've claimed to have put some fixes in to improve 4K image quality in the latest public release, so I wonder if that is is.

If you haven't had the update, could you just see what the console outputs with it on and off in SDR (8bit) (10bit) and HDR
8bits and 10 bits in HDR with 8 bits and 8bits and 12bits with 12bits I took pictures if you want
 
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DOTDASHDOT

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Thanks, Ideally I need someone who hasn’t updated to see if this has changed
The Xbox had chroma issues a while back, think it was overcomplicating the YUV/RGB conversion process, I remember games looking really rough with 422 checked, a few revisions ago, fairly sure Vincent Teoh covered messed up chroma for films on an Xbox One S or X, some time ago too.
 

EvilBoris

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The Xbox had chroma issues a while back, think it was overcomplicating the YUV/RGB conversion process, I remember games looking really rough with 422 checked, a few revisions ago, fairly sure Vincent Teoh covered messed up chroma for films on an Xbox One S or X, some time ago too.
Yeah, it was doing two sets of conversion. When the S launched it only did 420.
Then more recently the 422 option changed the way it worked, then it changes back. So I wondered if this change was then rolling an improvement out to the public now , which I think I saw in my alpha dashboard
 

holygeesus

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Does it actually retain the full audio and video bitrate? I’ve never looked into it too deeply as it seemed pretty in-depth to get started into it and I’ve never had an issue with just popping in a disk.
How are you ripping UHD discs? I'd like to back up my collection at some point.
I've been using MakeMKV which just removes the uncompressed video and audio and puts it in a handy .mkv container. You can even choose which audio tracks you want to keep or remove to save space, and also remove extras etc.
 

dallow_bg

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The instructions have been posted before, nothing wrong with ripping your own UHD discs.
Unless something's changed, you need specific BD drives capable of reading the UHD discs. The info is out there.
 

Drensch

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Thanks, I'd been watching Starship Troopers and Bridge Over the River Kwai switch in and out of stock at target all week. I couldn't find them both in stock at the same time at Target. Got 'em both tonight.