What kind of TV do you own?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AbSoluTc, Sep 19, 2015.

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What kind of TV do you own?

  1. 4K

    26 vote(s)
    23.2%
  2. 1080p

    90 vote(s)
    80.4%
  3. 720p

    10 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. SD

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    I'm curious to see what the demographic here has, due to another thread regarding 4K TV. You can choose up to 2. Main and secondary. This should be sufficient.

    Feel free to share your brand, type and size.
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I don't have a TV and watch everything on my computer. Due to internet speeds I'll usually go with SD versions, but I think I could display up to 720P on my MBA and 1080 on the external monitor that I sometimes use.
     
  3. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have a Panasonic 65" 3D 1080p Plasma. The last model they made before they stopped making them and it was their high end model. I also have a Vizio 55" LCD 1080p tv I use in my bedroom. Just wanted something cheap and decent. Unfortunately, nothing out compares to my plasma and it saddens me.

    I have Fios 90/90 so I stream everything in 1080p. Also have Blu-ray and enjoy those as well. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV too. All are complimentary.
     
  4. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    The thing is, I was gonna buy the new Sony 65" 4K, but only if the new Apple TV was also 4K.

    So now I'm not buying anything for another year or whatever.

    I don't really care that much, but I care even less to buy a $150 box that I know I'm not satisfied with and will replace in a heartbeat when a 4K version comes out. This Apple TV works. I don't need special voice search lol

    I'm posting this reply without voting because I think a lot of people are in a similar place; Could buy a 4K TV, but won't if there isn't a compelling reason.

    (inb4 blah blah Sony 4K TV has built in apps for 4K Netflix content. If you're going to argue that point, then what is the point of the Apple TV's existence?)
     
  5. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Transitioning to 4K. The projector was first, then the TV in the family room. Three others for the Master and guest rooms this year. Kids don't be one in their rooms. Not playing that game.

    Own 720p, 1080p and 4K

    It's not about streaming for me, would have been a nice feature though. Can't wait for the 4K BDs.
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    where are you currently getting content for the 4K TVs?
     
  7. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Nowhere. Sets and projectors last 10-15 years these days. The projector died and I'm not going to spend that kind of money something that starts to obsolete by the end of the year.
     
  8. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    1080p led and I'll be sticking with it until either 4K content is in abundance or a really nice 4K oled takes my fancy.

    I'm in no hurry though, here in the uk 1080p broadcasting is still in the minority. So a decent selection of 4K is well off and I still like enough broadcast tv to want to watch it, just.
     
  9. dazz87 macrumors 6502a

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    1080P Panny Plasma. NO hurry jumping on the 4k.
     
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  12. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    I have a Samsung 55inch 4K UHD the curved model. I love it, came with a 500 Gig Disk drive with a bunch of 4K movies and other documentaries. Does Everything I need it runs natively Amazon Prime, Plex, Netflix etc. It has a Camera built in and a remote with a Mic so you can control it with voice and use SKYPE.
     
  13. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    These sets are sweet. The color is just fantastic. That was the first thing I noticed with the 4K projector. It really pulls every bit out of a BD. For one room we have limited space due to a built in and this was just a smidge too wide in the smaller size, it's been a while since I looked at them. I'm hoping by the time it's ready for replacement they'll have like a 46 or 47 that will fit. We have about 43" of width to work with. LG has some 49s that I've been looking at for this one particular location but there isn't much space around the edges.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Sony xbr900a (4k TV)
    LG ea9800 OLED (1080p)

    I pretty much only use the 4k set for 3D movies. It is also 65" vs the 55" OLED. The OLED looks better for everything outside of 3D....even shows like house of cards (shot in 4K) look better on the OLED than the 4k set b.c of the contrast.
     
  15. foobarbazqux macrumors regular

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    I plan on getting a 4K set around the holidays. It's time for a new main TV for us and all the best features that result in the best picture quality usually only go into the 4k sets.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Not to mention there is a limited selection of 4K TVs currently on the market with specs 4K blueray will support. Hopefully the Vizio R series comes out soon. That is easily the best bang for your buck in the TV world.
     
  17. ron7624 Contributor

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    Interesting. I really don't spend a lot of time watching tv. I do like to watch my local network channels for the news. A close friend is an anchor on the local news, so I tune him in. Do you have an app that lets you watch local network channels? If so, what is it?
     
  18. 9512tacoma macrumors member

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    I have 2 Sony 1080p tv's. One LCD/LED and one SXRD. Not really interested in 4K nor the prior 3D. 1080p is fine for my daily watching, I will be getting new Apple TV in October
     
  19. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. This is something people need to be careful of. We actually waited about two months to ensure the projector was true 4K ready. Basically until the 2015 models were released.
     
  20. TallManNY macrumors 601

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    720p projector in the living room. So I can't use 4K or even 1080p. 1080p Samsung TV in the bedroom. But TV is against the wall from the bed and so 4K isn't going to look any sharper unless I buy a much bigger one (i.e., at least 65" and maybe it would need to be even bigger to notice a difference at 14 feet viewing distance.
     
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  22. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I don't. I've thought about buying an antenna to get local stations since I already have an old eyeTV that I bought to transfer old home movies to my computer, but I haven't had enough interest to actually do it. I just get my news from online sources, and that works well enough for me.
     
  23. cynics macrumors G4

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    I have a 46" Samsung LCD. It's due to be replaced but it still works fine.

    Since 4K tv prices are dropping rapidly I'm going to hold off until I have a decent method of viewing 4K content. So maybe a year or two from now when/if Apple releases a 4K ATV.

    I was looking at newer 55"+ 1080p models but 4K was just too tempting for me to drop any money on 1080p at this time.
     
  24. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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  25. OllyW Moderator

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    I recently upgraded to another 1080p as I would struggle to fit anything much bigger than my new 40" TV in my living room and I wasn't convinced I would see a massive improvement by moving up to 4K with that screen size.
     

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