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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by zerdian1, Apr 29, 2015.
Article sponsored by Sony.
240MHz......Damn that's a fast refresh rate!!!
With Samsung UHD TVs, there is no soap opera effect if adjusted properly.
One of the best uses for a 4K TV is using it as a computer monitor. GTX 980 with HDMI 2.0. Most of my 4K TV use is with a PC.
And no you don't need to sit within 4 feet. I am 9 feet with windows scaling at 168%
If you have a 4K TV and you don't use it as a monitor, you are missing out.
Lol, where did you get that from and even if it were true it wouldn't change the fact about HDR coming.
Well they only recommend the Sony 950b or the Vizio. And the and they say don't buy a curved TV Samsung or LG.
The 950b has an IPS panel. Which means poor black levels. There are many reports of bad blacks on AVS with many returns.
IDK anything about the Vizio except their bad warranty policy.
Well give how the article is pimping the Sony 4K TV pretty hard (pretty much ever paragraph says to buy it) it isn't a big leap to believe that Sony "sponsored" the article.
They wern't recommending a t.v. and it wasn't about buying a t.v. The article was about HDR and talked about companies implementing HDR only one of which is Sony. Sony has a long history of being in the forefront of Audio/Video, Bluray for one and their XBR line has had some of the best TVs on the market. I'm a fan of their TVs but the article was about HDR not Sony TVs.
But they do recommend the Sony if your TV is broken or on it's last leg.
Funny how an article about HDR can recommend a TV with low contrast ratio.
They said if you must buy NOW and can't wait he recommended the Sony on the high end and a Visio on the modest price side. The reviews of the Sony say it's got great contrast! It would have helped if you kept your opinion out and supplied facts. I don't care if you liked the article or Sony but, HDR is coming, it's big in the camera world and it's coming to TVs. Advances will always happen and things will always get better it's just at what point do you want to jump in. Since there isn't much 4K content I'm waiting. I can afford to do that and HDR adds to the "maybe it's better to wait another year" feeling.
Yet another Sony ad. You work for Sony?
This Amazon review sums up the 950b perfectly.
The Flashlight effect when viewing darker content is a dark room. This is huge and has caused me to send the unit back with in a few days of owning it. The flash light effect is so prominent that it distracts from what is being viewed on the screen.
Black and Grey Uniformity is nonexistent on this unit to the point where it makes the TV unwatchable.
I would have given it one star but the picture quality and the upscale processor are amazing. Unfortunately the Back Lighting pours over the screen with dark content and in a dark room and that distracts from the finer points of this unit."
Anybody can find any kind of review on Amazon 1 or 5 stars on everything! That was so lame to pass that off as a fact! You lost all credibility!
I do not work for Sony. I'm a senior electronic engineering technologist at boeing. Good day!
Look on AVS forums. Same issues.
It's an IPS panel. Great colors and viewing angles. But terrible blacks. Bad choice for a large format TV.
Again users, not professional reviews. I've been a member of AVS forever. Just looked and you can find good and bad reviews by users all the time. Some users have never had their sets calibrated and all sorts of things. There are many positive reviews, very positive! I'm done with this conversation. If you don't like Sony or XBRs I really don't care. This wasn't about sony it was about HDR.
P.S. I read the sony is a full-array LED backlight not that I care, again it was about HDR!
Here is a more in depth review.
Re: the seating charts I've seen that delineate the distances required to see the difference between 1080p and 4K, I've found them to consistently understate the distance. And I don't have 20/20 vision any more.
For reference, I sit just beyond the typically stated distance from my 75" set, yet I can see pixels in quite a bit of content.
Said another way, in my experience more people will notice the jump to 4K than the charts would indicate. I also believe that more people will jump a screen size (or several) as 4K sets become ubiquitous and pricing continues its inevitable march downward.
I have a high end Sharp 80" 1080p HDTV (from 2013) and at 10 feet with glasses set for 10 feet I can't see any pixels, a 720P channel looks as good as 1080I channel, last night on the Letterman CBS show there were some clips from the old days, and one could see a big difference on the old 480 clips as the resolution was crap. I don't see much difference on Netflix streaming at 1080p/24 from a 1080i HBO movie. But as with anything subject to different people eyes and sensitivities YMMV. When I purchase my next big HDTV (5 to 10 years from now) it will be a 4K set because by then all top end sets will be 4K, like it or not. (Try purchasing a new 80" 720p HDTV today, if you could find one you would not save much money)
Not sure what you mean by the part I bolded, but yes obviously YMMV. I can see pixels no problem at 10.5' from my 75" Samsung.