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4 k tv

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:59 pm

Do I need one though? Help me....PARDON?
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:15 pm

Not worth upgrading if your existing set is modern enough. Content still fairly thin in the ground, will continue for the foreseeable as domestic bandwidth still inadequate to make the investment worth it for the broadcasters. Picture is an improvement over 1080p though.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Mayday on Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:49 pm

Absolutely no point yet.
Give it a couple of years.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:30 pm

Maybe not worth it just yet.

However..

I have a 4k tv with Sky Q, so have access to the limited UHD content, Sky sports being the best, Sky Cinema has its own Ultra High Def section where you can watch remastered in 4k Movies or some of the newer films that were recorded in 4k, likewise for the Sky boxsets Which include a lot of nature documentaries and Attenborough programs - which are well worth a watch in 4k.

Away from Sky, Netflix has a growing selection of 4k content as does Amazon prime.

Have to say though watching Football in 4k UHD is superb!
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Estuary on Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:47 pm

I wouldn't bother as in the short term there isn't enough content to make the investment worth while. There is also the issue of then being able to see things that were never meant to be seen.
You don't want the lead actresses spots in full view, or the perspiration on the top lip of Tom Cruise which in 1080 they wouldn't be.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby chigwells finest on Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:53 pm

i remember buy a 3d led telly 3 years back , got bored of the 3d after 2 weeks
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Whitters on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:33 am

I don't know the prices of TVs in the UK, but a Samsung TV I recently bought for the spare room has 4K and must have been about 400 quid or so, so not really any more expensive than a normal HD TV. I agree it's not worth spending a huge premium for it, but the prices do seem to have come down a lot and it is just that little bit more future proofed perhaps.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby kenthammer1984 on Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:12 pm

this LG tv caught my eye for the price - seems quite reasonable?

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-hom ... 0-pdt.html
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby sendô on Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:46 pm

I remember when HD came out thinking that it wouldn't really be worth it and the difference would be marginal.

Now when I watch football in SD I'm amazed at how **** the picture is.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby wizzo_66 on Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:03 pm

My Dad's normal HD TV packed up after a number of years.

So 4k was an obvious choice. It's stunning. Absolutely incredible picture.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Fishbone on Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:00 pm

Estuary wrote:You don't want the lead actresses spots in full view, or the perspiration on the top lip of Tom Cruise which in 1080 they wouldn't be.


I watched one of the Hobbit films in the cinema in the HFR (higher frame rate) mode. Whilst parts where stunning, there were definitely times you could tell the set was cardboard \ MDF. Almost like watching a live production at the theatre.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:12 pm

Anyone seen any 4k grot yet? I'd imagine the picture clarity allows you to see the herpes crawling from one "star" to another.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby west ham15 on Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:22 am

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Re: 4 k tv

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:33 am

chigwells finest wrote:i remember buy a 3d led telly 3 years back , got bored of the 3d after 2 weeks


4K,3D.....like Betamax for the millenium.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:20 am

Not sure 3D and 4K are comparable. 3D is a niche gimmick that requires the use of additional equipment (i.e. glasses) and many people simply don't get on with it, whereas 4K is just the next step in improving overall picture quality which pretty much everyone will appreciate..
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby fjthegrey on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:24 am

Even though I have a very good TV that I like a lot and there'd be nothing but grief if I bought a new one whilst it was working, my will to buy that TV listed above is very powerful. :o
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:25 am

fjthegrey wrote:and there'd be nothing but grief if I bought a new one whilst it was working


But is it working.....is it....?
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby sendô on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:39 am

I've got a 32" LCD HD TV that I've had for 10 years that works fine.

I don't get this constant desire people have to spend hundreds on a slightly bigger TV.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:00 pm

sendô wrote:I've got a 32" LCD HD TV that I've had for 10 years that works fine.

I don't get this constant desire people have to spend hundreds on a slightly bigger TV.


Then why did you come into a thread about cutting edge TV technology?
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:56 pm

ive got a 4k tv

problem is no-one broadcasts in it

the wife doesnt even like HD as she thinks it makes the people on tv look imperfect - cant ****ing win
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