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Picture quality on 60" plus displays

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by miller890, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. miller890

    miller890 Member

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    I notice a slight picture improvement with the Roamio over the S3, but maybe that is my imagination. The dell 50" is starting to act up and I am planning on replacing it. My question is can I go too big? I have a large room that I am considering a Panasonic plasma ST60 60-65". Will broadcast (comcast) HD quality suffer if I go 65"?
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I use an 82" DLP at 9 feet away. Broadcast can sometimes look like crap but over all it's fine. I use a DVDO DUO and a Darbee Darblet in my system. I used to use an Algolith Flea which worked well with broadcast sources since it reduced the noise a little. So I do notice the noise a little more since I used the FLea for six years until recently. But I don't think 65" is any problem. At least not with a properly calibrated picture.
     
  3. elwaylite

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    The PQ of the Roamio on OTA and Amazon VOD is quite good IMO.

    65" tv here.
     
  4. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    There is no difference in quality of the VIDEO picture. The menu system, however, is much improved on the Roamio, mostly due to the smaller/sharper fonts.

    Yes, you *CAN* go too large with a TV, but that amount varies by personal taste and where you sit. The quality doesn't change with size, although your ability to see pixels does.
     
  5. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    I have a VT50 and some of the OTA channels can be rough, but thats due to compression for added subchannels. Dish Network looks OK at 65" on the VT50, but I prefer the Amazon files and will be slowly dialing back satellite service. I care more about PQ than I do about price.
     
  6. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Of course the provider (OTA, cable, sat, Amazon, Netflix) controls the compression/bitrate/quality of the video. But the thread is more about if it varies based on the TiVo (and specifically one model or generation vs. another) [nope]. And/or if it changes with size [nope].
     
  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    I thought so, too. Maybe because I switched to 1080p60, I dunno.
     
  8. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    Ive noted more than once the OTA image is better on the Roamio vs my Hopper, but I cant compare older Tivo's. I know my Premiere I got when they first came out looked great too.
     
  9. HerronScott

    HerronScott Active Member

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    I don't have a Roamio yet but I've been happy with our Panasonic 65" plasma, Comcast broadcast HD and our S3 OLED's for the past 3 years (TC-P65V10).

    Viewing distance is about 9 1/2 feet.

    Scott
     
  10. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 New Member

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    82" NICE, wow.
     
  11. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    They have a 92", which is what I need.

    I have a 73". I sit up to 15 feet back.

    The 82" was being sold in the local Tiger Direct store for $1300.

    The bigger models are fairly dim so you need a darkened room.
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The 82" Mitsubishi has no problem in a bright setting. I calibrated it for day viewing and night viewing. But I think the 92" might have more of an issue since it is the same bulb and ten more inches.. Either way I wish they had not stopped making DLP sets. They were easily the best bang for the buck.
     
  13. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

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    You just have to role your own with a projector and a good screen. :)
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I wish I could, I would have done it many years ago. But I would need to mount the projector above my seating location and even the quietest projectors are too noisy for me to handle when I am anywhere near them.
     
  15. mvnuenen

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    I also thought that the PQ of the Roamio was better than my Premiere XL. May be it is just the joy of owning a new box, or, perhaps it is better calibrated...
     

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