4K TV Help

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    I have 3 models in mind (all 65" inch except the LG which is out of my price range if I go 65")

    Samsung JS9000
    Sony X930D (2016 unreleased model)
    LG EG9600

    Quick info, I kind of want a curved screen and I mostly will be using for movies/video games

    So based on quality, features, UI

    What should i go with.
     
  2. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    The Sony will look the best and Sony has by far the best upscaling tech. Plus better brand and heritage.
     
  3. iceman42 macrumors regular

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    i hate to tell you there not that much 4k content out there to warrant to get a 4k tv right now.maybe in 5 years there will be a lot of content for 4k
     
  4. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I know, but i want a new tv now...not in 5 years
     
  5. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Although you should definitely chose plasma HD over LCD & LED backlit TVs, and thanks to Sony's tech you will have trouble noticing the difference between even DVD and 4K (and Blu-ray will look better than 4K as well due to bitrate), if not plasma then there is simply no good reason not to go 4k.

    Just watch out for all the caveats, and make sure it's HEVC compatible and has at least one HDMI 2.0 port and one optical audio out port. And understand that you will never use the so-called smart features or apps after the first couole of months.

    If you don't go 4k, at 65" everything will look quite low res. Sony has a game changer in its upscaling.
     
  6. SpinalTap macrumors regular

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    Plasma is dead: no manufacturer produces them anymore.

    Even so, as a Plasma owner, I'm also facing the dilemma of what to replace it with when the time comes. Instinctively, I'm gravitating towards OLED, as it's the natural successor to Plasma. However, I don't believe that it's sufficiently matured/evolved to buy just yet.

    The Samsung Quantum Dot - SUHD/QLED - panels do look attractive: especially given that their primary electronics are housed in a separate box, away from the screen. The primary attractiveness of the separate electronics means that as standards improve you will only need to replace/upgrade the separate electronics rather than the whole television.
     
  7. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I wish Sony made a curved screen, as much as its not a "deal killer" I sort of want one.
     
  8. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    I can't imagine wanting one, especially for a large screen as the further back you are the smaller the delta from nearest to furthest point. And it is only good for one person at the focal point. Everyone else gets a degraded and distorted experience.
     
  9. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Just go over to AVS Forum site. They cover all this stuff and quite well.
     
  10. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Movie theater screens are all curved

    But yes, "L" couches and side views would be awful for viewing.
     
  11. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Movie theatres use projectors, which have to be in focus.
     
  12. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    Sony has the best interface, LG has the worst interface, and Samsung doesn't have the quality of the Sony.
    With Sony you get Android TV, which is best if you want to run VLC and Plex for streaming TV and Movies from your computers or NAS, you get the 3D experience and even the interface is unobtrusive in 3D mode.
    Plus some Sony dealers throw in a PS4 with the TV, so shop around for the best deal on the Sony.
     
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