LG C7 and AppleTV 4K

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  1. stringerhye macrumors 6502

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    Just picked up an AppleTV 4K for my 55” LG C7. Anyone else have this combo? Any recommended settings for it?
     
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  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    i've found the HDR output on the aTV can be a bit distorted when playing non HDR stuff. and sometimes downright ugly.

    i'm still currently using the netflix and amazon apps on my LG, but using the aTV for HBO, showtime.
    plex kinda depends on which remote i can find

    i have the aTV set in 4K SDR mode.

    when 11.2 comes out, the aTV will be able to switch HDR/SDR and frame rate based on the content being played, so i'm hoping to use the aTV for everything once that happens. and the amazon app finally shows up
     
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    This seems to be a popular combo on these forums. I have the same combo.
     
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    Just picked up the C7 with Black Friday pricing (been waiting patiently). The picture is incredible, though I’m surprised that none of the 30 or so movies we have purchased are showing as 4K. Also had one hdmi cable that wouldn’t support DV, a swap to a high quality HDMI cable fixed that though.
     
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    How is ATV4 now on the C7? I am itching to buy it but scared off by the negative reviews with OLED TVs!
     
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    Good, but almost everything looks good on the C7. I'm not convinced about the quality of the 4K iTunes Stream. Netflix 4K looks pretty solid though.
     
  9. razorme macrumors regular

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    The OLED is incredible - the 2017 models improved on a few issues and I'd highly recommend picking it up at Black Friday pricing. I did update the ATV 4K to the beta OS to get all the fixes in place and so far I haven't seen anything that looks less than stellar.
     
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    Just purchased the 65" C7 waiting for BB to schedule delivery date for me! That for the feedback!
     
  11. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 6502a

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    I really love the SONY A1 OLED TV especially now that DOLBY VISION is a part of it. The design is striking. The only thing that I'm hating on is the fact that it's a horrible Android OS thing.
    Does anyone have experience with this lovely TV?
     
  12. priitv8 macrumors 68030

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    Where exactly? I can't find it (Dolby Vision) anywhere.
    PS Sony has even removed their original support article (try to find it!):
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    PS I am also waiting for that announced DV support update, but honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to go with royalty-free HDR10+ instead.
     
  13. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 6502a

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    Hi buddy. It's promoted on the UK site for the A1 but then rather crafty has a number 3 next to it, which when clicked up says an update via software.
    https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/televisions/a1-series
    Just shows how fast Apple are with their updates compared to all of the other brands out there!
     
  14. priitv8 macrumors 68030

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    Oh, I see. Yes, that Icon with footnote is on all their regional pages. Also for my model ;)
    Still, developments like the removal of earlier statements (see my time-machine in previous post) is not encouraging.
    True. Sony is especially slow and short-lived with firmware updates.
     
  15. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 6502a

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    DAMN!!! There's no way that I'd buy a TV at that price without it having Dolby Vision. Heck, 9O% on all iTunes 4K films seem to be DV :)
    Big price drop here in the UK for the 55" from £3500 to £2800. Still hugely expensive though in a very fast moving market.
     
  16. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 6502a

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    Hey you go Mr Prilitv some GREAT NEWS for you! DOLBY VISION coming to SONY TVs this December...
     
  17. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Just ordered both of these (65" LG C7 + 4K ATV), should have them next week. Are you guys satisfied? Obviously the tvOS 11.2 format switching should improve the experience and then hopefully Apple is working on getting Dolby Atmos support up next.

    The 64 GB ATV was backordered until January so, being impatient, I canceled it and ordered the 32 GB instead. I really only use it for streaming and since it seems Apple forbids us from downloading 4K movies anyway, I don't think it will matter. I do wish you could have a setting for streaming buffer size on the ATV, for people with marginal bandwidth (which is a lot of people for 4K content) or intermittent internet dropouts it would be a big help to choose a larger buffer (ideally up to the whole movie length but that's doubtful).
     
  18. priitv8 macrumors 68030

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    These people are served with smaller files instead.
     
  19. HiRez macrumors 603

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    To me that's a lousy solution. The whole point of streaming 4K (and often paying extra to do it) is to get absolute top quality possible. I'd much rather wait a bit for buffering (into a larger buffer) than be served a reduced-bitrate, lower-quality file.
     
  20. priitv8 macrumors 68030

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    Dunno. Most online streaming services use a dynamic bitrate in one form or another. Although not specified officially, I believe Apple uses their own HLS technology behind the scenes.
    You may want to enable the Video HUD to observe if and how the actual stream adapts to your network conditions.
    I believe you can also install the Network Link Conditioner to squeeze the "pipe" yourself.
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    I have that exact combo and I'm happy with it. I use it mostly for Netflix and iTunes movie streaming and the picture quality is surprisingly good. Some of the non-HDR content looks a little "glowey" to me because of the way the ATV if forcing HDR on all content, but like you said, when the update rolls out, I think that will be fixed.
     
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    The screen is the same, so it is largely a matter of cosmetics. I just liked the black bezel and silver stand of the C7 a little better. No wrong answer either way.
     
  24. greenhut macrumors member

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    Gotcha. I noticed one small difference that isnt mentioned much. The C7 has 3 sideways facing HDMI inputs, and one to the rear. The B7 has two of each. So another small C7 advantage.

    I got the B7, and coming from a high end (but old) Panasonic Plasma, am absolutely blown away by the quality of the picture.
     
  25. blairh macrumors 68040

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    Funny you should say that. I have a 65" C7 coming to be installed next Thursday. My current TV is a 50" Panasonic plasma.
     

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