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Old 01-07-17, 04:24 PM   #26
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Re: 4K, HDR, Audio, and New Tech

Current specs and equipment can easily play 4K and upcoming stuff like HFR. If you want to pickup equipment with HDMI 2.1, you're protected for up to 8K-10K. I'm fine with 4K and my Denon X6300H 11.2 receiver. Still on the lookout for a good 70" OLED or one of the CES 2017 offerings. But it sounds like you're more into gaming, which isn't my thing.
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Old 02-04-17, 01:55 PM   #27
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Re: 4K, HDR, Audio, and New Tech

I've been staring at TV's for so long that my wife said she would just buy one for me since we went all out for her on our honeymoon since I had a hard time justifying it myself.

Ended up getting the 65" KS8000 after agonizing over whether the 55" LG B6 OLED was worth it at $1799. Upgraded my receiver from an Onkyo TX-NR609 to a NR656 for 4K support and Atmos, although I need to wait for the Xbox One to add bitsreaming since that's my primary Blu-ray player, but I'm keen on buying some of the upward firing speakers that we talked about earlier.

So far so good, upgraded our Netflix account to the 4K tier and I already have Amazon Prime. Had to mess around a bit to get ARC working to send audio via my receiver with the built in apps. Now to get a UHD player (although at this point, i'll probably wait for the revised Xbox Scorpio).
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Old 02-07-17, 02:37 PM   #28
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Re: 4K, HDR, Audio, and New Tech

I think a "Yay poo!" is in order!

Congrats (again) on the TV and Receiver purchase, Stan! As far as Samsungs line up, the 8000 series is some serious bang-for-the-buck. It's hard to justify the increase to the KS9000 series for marginal improvements and while the FALD 9800 is great, it's quite pricey. Knowing you, you've done some extensive research. How's the tweaking and calibration coming along with your new TV?

The OLEDs are a phenomenal choice (yes and still pretty pricey), but it's worth noting the input lag for gaming has been reduced with subsequent firmware updates for all the different series. I think their in the 30-35ms range, including for HDR/Game mode, which for competitive gaming isn't the best, but it is still very, very playable. The B6P series is actually down to 28ms and there are talks about all of the series being able to reduced even further.

I also actually had to get a new TV mid-December because a power surge knocked my Pioneer Elite Plasma out of commission. Almost 9 years on that TV and was still very happy with it, but I ended up getting an OLED and couldn't be happier.

Welcome to the 4K/HDR club!

What 4K and/or HDR content has impressed you the most so far?
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Old 03-21-17, 03:13 PM   #29
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Re: 4K, HDR, Audio, and New Tech

I have been asked for advice regarding a 4K decent bedroom/spare room tv that would be used primarily to stream and play movies from an HTPC. I used to be the go to guy in my circle for electronics/computer advice but due to recent changes in my personal life, I just no longer have the time or inclination to keep up as I am not in the position to upgrade myself and for me I am better off keeping myself in the dark so wishing and envy don't cause me issues.

So any recommendations on a 43-55 inch tv with 4K ability? Motion Blur and Judder are big concerns considering the usage and sensitivity of the people who would be using it. May also be used to occasionally game from a PS4 but not a PC or Xbox1 so input lag might be something to consider. Budget anywhere from 500-1000 but obviously the lower the better but if the upper range is really worth it, then they are willing to pay it.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 03-22-17, 09:42 AM   #30
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I know there's a 49 inch version of the KS8000 I just bought which would be right around the upper limit of your budget. If it's a bedroom TV though, might be better saving the money and going with the lower end models as far as price/performance goes.
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Old 03-22-17, 10:36 AM   #31
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How is that model?
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Old 03-22-17, 11:34 AM   #32
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I love mine. I used this site a lot when I was reading reviews and comparing options - http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-...9-50-inch/best
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Old 03-22-17, 05:17 PM   #33
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Cool thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-24-17, 09:04 AM   #34
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I noticed that Sony has started selling their OLEDs on Amazon and BB and was wondering why their price point is so high. I'm sure the prices are going to go down and eventually compete with the current LG prices but why would anyone go out and buy one right now. Yeah, there are early adopters with money to burn but for most the LG will look like a bargain compared to the Sony. Panasonic is going to release their version soon but haven't released any pricing yet.

Both Sony and Panasonic do have a couple of interesting features that the LG line doesn't but I don't think it warrants such a huge price difference.

I already own a 65" LG and it totally blows away my old Panny plasmas. LEDs look totally washed out next to it when I first saw it at BB. Nothing compares to OLED at the moment. QLED isn't all that, either.
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