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Re: New TV - 4K or go 1080
Slava_Ukraini #413387 07/10/15 11:11 AM
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One comment on the Netflix quality - and you probably know this - but check your settings for the quality of service for the stream. I had a friend who also mentioned the poor/limited quality. We checked his playback setting and it was low quality.

I mention this as well because I have a 2012 Samsung and I find the quality great from Netflix.

Now, keep in mind that if you don't have unlimited internet, you could drive your bill very high with cap overages.

Re: New TV - 4K or go 1080
Slava_Ukraini #413395 07/10/15 03:53 PM
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Greg, that's good info. Thanks.


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Re: New TV - 4K or go 1080
Slava_Ukraini #413397 07/10/15 04:17 PM
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As far as netflix goes, I think a big part of it is a real CRAP version of Netflix on the Samsung TV. just for giggles, I moved the Apple TV up from the basement and connected it to the TV and the picture quality is much better. But still very highly compressed on quite a few of the shows.

I am thinking that 1080 is as far as I need to go. I have a Kodi box that I use for playing my .mkv TV shows that I get off the internet (as I don't have cable or a PVR). The HD 1080p shows look fantastic. But even the lower quality shows that are encoded at 720x480 look nearly as good and on par easily with a DVD movie.

Properly adjust a TV to give good colour and contrast/brighness and lower quality sources can look just as good.


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Re: New TV - 4K or go 1080
Slava_Ukraini #413401 07/10/15 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted By oakvillematt
As 10k for a 65" tv is a bit more that I would like to pay right now

If you're thinking of getting a 2015 premium 4k TV, 10k is a little exaggerated. I paid $5k for my one-step-down from premium 65" Samsung JS9000, and it's come down $1.5k since I got mine. $3.5k is still an awful lot for a TV, to my mind, but it's much less than $10k. Think of all I saved! And it's a really nice TV.

Spring of 2016 might be a good time to buy. The UHD blu-ray players will be out by then, and there should be a few HDR 4k blu-rays available. I don't think net streaming is likely to give good quality video.


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Re: New TV - 4K or go 1080
Slava_Ukraini #413414 07/11/15 05:40 AM
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I just picked up a 50" 4K curved Samsung TV for my brother. He (and I, when I visit) sit maybe 8-10' away from the TV. The 4K content on Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime are INCREDIBLE. It is *FAR* better than 1080P. BTW, he has 50Mbps download cable service. I watched Amazon's Bosch series on 4K and it's almost lifelike in quality. I would highly recommend you try out the 4K content in the stores.

Also, normally, I forsake the TV remote because I'm a fan of URC MX900. But the pointer function on the Samsung remote works remarkably well. It's so much easier to type stuff out when you can point at the letters (you can also attach a Bluetooth keyboard, I believe)

The 50" buy cost around $1600 if I recall.

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Re: New TV - 4K or go 1080
Slava_Ukraini #413478 07/14/15 12:47 AM
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I would prioritize size first. 1080 is still excellent.

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Slava_Ukraini #413532 07/17/15 12:18 PM
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I have a 60 inch 7150 Samsung that I am sitting on till 4k OLED becomes affordable. If buying new I'd get the least expensive TV that still had natural looking tones and decent refresh rate.

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poiuyt23 #413537 07/17/15 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted By poiuyt23
... that I am sitting on till 4k OLED becomes affordable.

Make yourself comfortable.


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Re: New TV - 4K or go 1080
Slava_Ukraini #413540 07/17/15 07:21 PM
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This thread suddenly became interesting. My Panny plasma is hinting to me that EOL is in the near future. OLED is my preference , they are coming down in price and I am sure will be within reach in the next 12 to 18 months. A 65 inch can be had for 7g US so its getting close.


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Re: New TV - 4K or go 1080
Slava_Ukraini #413541 07/17/15 10:06 PM
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There are the two sides to this coin.

I understand that each year the cost of bigger screens seem to come down and the quality that is available will become more cost effective. But I take a look at some of the newer models of TV compared to the 46" TV that I have right now and I would say that the picture quality is not better even though the cost is less unless you go out and get one of the upper models of TV in which case you are paying about the same if not more than I did when I bought this TV 3 years ago.

But there are newer OLED that blows the picture quality away. The cost of these units are just too expensive right now. I don't know if they will drop down to the $1000 mark that I could afford.

Does it make sense just to get some form of TV for the time right now spending as little as possible so that when the cost of the OLED comes down you have not wasted as much money as buying a more expensive TV that will look better right now, but no where nearly as good as the OLED can and does.

Do you spend $500 now for acceptable that is still quite a bit of money considering a good quality TV is $1000

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