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Posted 12/4/16 , edited 23 days ago
to be actually worth it, you'd need to have a 4K tv subscription as well as UHD bluray + 4K movies. most of the 4k movies you find are really just an upscale from 1080p or even 720p, so the jump in quality might not be noticeable, if there's even an improvement at all.
maybe in a few years, 4K HDR tvs might become affordable, but by then we might get an 8K UHDR or something.
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If you can find one for a good deal, why not.
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Yes I bought one four or five days ago. I think I need to get a soundbar though; the audio is a little underwhelming.
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I don't own a tv. I got rid of mine and don't intend to replace it. I never liked the whole giant tv thing. I don't like having my poor eyes having to try and focus on giant stretched people in the space of a living room. If I want cinema surroundings then I'll go to the cinema.
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Got mine more than a year ago, as the previous TV needed an upgrade. Found a panasonic 50" smart tv with a soundbar included in a deal. Very happy with it. Although I only started using 4k features in youtube and mostly ps4 pro since it got released.
It will take a few more years for UHD to be standardised as it is now with HD. But would love to see anime getting adapted in 4k sometime soon.
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I don't really care about tvs that much. I have a tv for my gaming, but I don't watch anything on it or do anything else with it. I use my computer more than anything else so honestly the tv collects dust most of the time.
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My uncle was telling me that there hardly any difference between blu-ray and DVD movies.

Is 4k TV show huge difference? is it worth it?



your uncle?

i have to ask

1- how old is he?
2- what tv he is using? not CRT right?
3- what cable he is using ? not Composite cable right?

remember when the PS3 first came out ? it came with a composite cable!! so you got two groups of people who were complaining about seeing no improvement in video quality

1- the ones still using CRTs
2- the ones using the included composite cable while hooking the system up to the hdtv

blu-ray and 1080p tvs are cheap now a day.. there's no reason to stick to DVDs anymore

as for 4K.. the difference will depend on the size of the tv and distance you are viewing it at

you heard of "visual acuity" ? you can google it for more information

this is why those old 480p anime episodes look pretty bad on my laptop but look more clear on my nexus 6 phone

try playing a 480p movie on your tv.. better yet try something at lower quality 360p? 240p? see how horrible the quality is?

now.. move away from the tv and see how the quality will improve as you got farther away from the tv

with 4K you have to sit close enough or get a big enough 4k tv-- due to visual acuity

for picture quality (deeper contrast, etc.) OLEd and quantum dots tvs will offer better color/deeper contrast-- plus it's easier to watch in bright room-- but you will pay an arm and a leg for it

i think the best time to buy a 4K tv would be in the next 2-4 years-- when they have more contents available and the early adopters bringing down the price for the rest of us

4K resolution is ideal fo security cameras- since when you zoom in you will not lose video quality like with 720-1080p resolution

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I've got this 75" 4k LG TV and I love it with the exception that the local dimming could be better. http://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-75UH8500-4k-uhd-tv

I use it as a PC monitor and it has 4k netflix built into it. It was totally worth it for me, but I think it's because I got a 75" and I barely sit 8 feet away from it and use it primarily as a PC monitor and secondly as a Netflix/HBO stream machine.

One other thing to note... I think if I could go back in time, I might have gotten a 65" OLED instead, just because the black levels so much better, but it was out of my price range.

Also, I'm a big VR gamer, and I do believe that TVs will become less and less common in the next 10 years as VR replaces it, because you can watch tv or use a computer at any size or distance you like in VR. If you are wondering what I'm talking about, check out Virtual desktop for the HTC Vive.
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I bought a 4K 55" Samsung KS8000 for $1000 with the Black Friday deal. Going in, I know it wouldn't be a drastic change like it was going to 720p/1080p. But it was something I wanted to try out, as well as being my first smart TV. Netflix and Amazon Prime have some UHD Content, and it looks nice, but still need to tweak some of my settings to my tastes. But without having both my tvs side by side. I have a hard time telling a difference.

What I'm curious about is the 4k Blu-ray movies, and how well those would look. I'll be saving up for one of the 4k Bluray players, seeing as there seems to be two main ones, plus the Xbox One S. The other ones seem to upscale to 4k, which I don't really want.
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SilentDrifter wrote:

I bought a 4K 55" Samsung KS8000 for $1000 with the Black Friday deal. Going in, I know it wouldn't be a drastic change like it was going to 720p/1080p. But it was something I wanted to try out, as well as being my first smart TV. Netflix and Amazon Prime have some UHD Content, and it looks nice, but still need to tweak some of my settings to my tastes. But without having both my tvs side by side. I have a hard time telling a difference.

What I'm curious about is the 4k Blu-ray movies, and how well those would look. I'll be saving up for one of the 4k Bluray players, seeing as there seems to be two main ones, plus the Xbox One S. The other ones seem to upscale to 4k, which I don't really want.


KS8000 is a popular tv model.. most console gamers are going out and buying this tv

it's also available at costco for $987.. dropped from $1197.. 2 weeks prior to black friday.. which was not a huge drop imo.

as another user mentioned.. superbowl is another good time to get tv.

i'll see if this tv will drop down to 700-ish mark.. if not next time..

55in is a bit to small when i'm sitting 13-14ft way..

if you want to take advantage of 4K-- due to visual acuity you have to sit closer

if you play FPS often when zooming in ? having a 1440p+ resolution is better..since things still be pretty clear when you are zooming in

other than that if you are sitting far away it will look like a typical 1080p set.. since the human eyes can't detect the difference in resolution after a certain distance

as for 4K blu-ray.. another user also mentioned them as well in this thread.

for now you are getting upscaled 4k blu-ray.

unless the movie was recorded with a 4K camera oringally.. if not people will be paying $30? for those upscaled 4k blu-ray movies.

"the other ones seem to upscale to 4K" which 4k blu-ray player you are referring to ?

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I don't even have a TV
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If I'm getting a 4k TV it's going to be Samsung.

$1400 is the maximum I'm willing to spend. Even the 40" 4k was just over 700, but the picture quality is absolutely fantastic. Not curved, but the flat 4k looks just the same, maybe not as immersive, but it's the same dam thing.


Boxing day...... hopefully boxing day something good will catch my eye.
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


JanusCascade wrote:

My uncle was telling me that there hardly any difference between blu-ray and DVD movies.

Is 4k TV show huge difference? is it worth it?



your uncle?

i have to ask

1- how old is he?
2- what tv he is using? not CRT right?
3- what cable he is using ? not Composite cable right?

remember when the PS3 first came out ? it came with a composite cable!! so you got two groups of people who were complaining about seeing no improvement in video quality

1- the ones still using CRTs
2- the ones using the included composite cable while hooking the system up to the hdtv

blu-ray and 1080p tvs are cheap now a day.. there's no reason to stick to DVDs anymore

as for 4K.. the difference will depend on the size of the tv and distance you are viewing it at

you heard of "visual acuity" ? you can google it for more information

this is why those old 480p anime episodes look pretty bad on my laptop but look more clear on my nexus 6 phone

try playing a 480p movie on your tv.. better yet try something at lower quality 360p? 240p? see how horrible the quality is?

now.. move away from the tv and see how the quality will improve as you got farther away from the tv

with 4K you have to sit close enough or get a big enough 4k tv-- due to visual acuity

for picture quality (deeper contrast, etc.) OLEd and quantum dots tvs will offer better color/deeper contrast-- plus it's easier to watch in bright room-- but you will pay an arm and a leg for it

i think the best time to buy a 4K tv would be in the next 2-4 years-- when they have more contents available and the early adopters bringing down the price for the rest of us

4K resolution is ideal fo security cameras- since when you zoom in you will not lose video quality like with 720-1080p resolution



I thought I didn't understand the graph you posted at the start of this thread, and now you're saying that you have to sit closer to the 4K tv to enjoy its qualities?

What's the point of getting a huge TV if you still have to sit close to it to enjoy it?

Or I could still be not understanding it.
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Earlier in October of this year, I bought myself a 55" Samsung 4k Curved tv, and I can definitely say that it is one of the best purchases that I have ever made. The quality on it is breathtaking, especially so when I use my ps4. But I also recently made it even more of an experience by purchasing a PS4 Pro. Having that running with my 4ktv gives me the best possible output I can get. My deluxe edition of Final Fantasy XV came in recently as well, and it is such a beautiful game both with and without a 4ktv. Apologies for my bit of rambling there when the original post was just asking about 4ktvs.
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Youtube is like 90% of my TV's usage.


It's not a huge priority for me. lol
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