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Old 05-15-19, 08:55 PM
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8k is a fad. Totally unnecessary for 99.9% of films, and it's only being pushed as a money-making end for those who sell high-end displays.

There's still so much material that hasn't even been released in 1080p yet. 1080p is the sweet spot, where quality vs. prices pays high dividends.
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Old 05-16-19, 09:03 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

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8k is a fad. Totally unnecessary for 99.9% of films, and it's only being pushed as a money-making end for those who sell high-end displays.

There's still so much material that hasn't even been released in 1080p yet. 1080p is the sweet spot, where quality vs. prices pays high dividends.
What about 4K though? It looks amazing and nothing comes close to watching movies in 4K on disc.

No exaggeration, 1080p is like low quality to me, can't wait for the standard to change.
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Old 05-17-19, 05:32 PM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

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What about 4K though? It looks amazing and nothing comes close to watching movies in 4K on disc.

No exaggeration, 1080p is like low quality to me, can't wait for the standard to change.
Really? It is not like comparing SD to HD which was a huge difference.
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Old 05-26-19, 06:32 PM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
8k is a fad. Totally unnecessary for 99.9% of films, and it's only being pushed as a money-making end for those who sell high-end displays.

There's still so much material that hasn't even been released in 1080p yet. 1080p is the sweet spot, where quality vs. prices pays high dividends.
I saw a Samsung 8K ad on TV today so maybe it going to become more common soon.
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Old 07-08-19, 07:44 PM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

I got a Samsung 82" and when I look at my 65" and 55" TVs they look like 30' TVs now.
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Old 07-09-19, 06:09 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

I'd get a Sony before I got a Samsung. That said, I'm quite happy with my LG.
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Old 07-09-19, 06:11 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
8k is a fad. Totally unnecessary for 99.9% of films, and it's only being pushed as a money-making end for those who sell high-end displays.

There's still so much material that hasn't even been released in 1080p yet. 1080p is the sweet spot, where quality vs. prices pays high dividends.
It's not a "fad," but it is kind of silly, as you'd have to sit about 3 feet away from a 70" screen even to pick up the difference between 8K and 4K - the human eye just isn't that perceptive.
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Old 07-09-19, 10:54 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

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It's not a "fad," but it is kind of silly, as you'd have to sit about 3 feet away from a 70" screen even to pick up the difference between 8K and 4K - the human eye just isn't that perceptive.
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Old 07-09-19, 07:16 PM
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I'd get a Sony before I got a Samsung. That said, I'm quite happy with my LG.
I had a Sony Wega 55" I bought in 2006 and in 2010 a blue streak appeared on the screen and I discovered there was a class action lawsuit because of that problem so I will think twice about buying a Sony.

I have 3 Samsung TVs and they almost never have problems though now that I mentioned it they will fall apart now
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Old 07-10-19, 06:21 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

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I had a Sony Wega 55" I bought in 2006 and in 2010 a blue streak appeared on the screen and I discovered there was a class action lawsuit because of that problem so I will think twice about buying a Sony.

I have 3 Samsung TVs and they almost never have problems though now that I mentioned it they will fall apart now
I've had the opposite experience - had nothing but problems with my last Samsung TV. Although, to be fair, I've not owned a Sony since the pre-big screen days. To be doubly fair, I haven't had a Samsung TV in over a decade. Own a LG now and my previous big screen TV was a Vizio.
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Old 07-10-19, 07:29 PM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

When I said 8k was a fad, I mean mostly in terms of available content. 99+% of previously available content will never be upgraded / scanned at 8k. It's just too expensive and time-consuming to do so. The studios are all about money, so they simply won't so it if it doesn't make them tons of money. For the ~100,000 available 35mm movies, most will never get near 8k, and probably only 10% evem to 1080p.

So, I'm much, much rather spend the money on a great 82 inch Samsung set than fool with 8k at present.
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Old 07-11-19, 06:13 PM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

Thanks zyzzle

I thought since I owned a Sony Walkman since 1992 that still works a Sony TV would be the way to go.

I have a 2016 Sony 43" 4K in my bedroom and so far it has had no problems.
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Old 07-13-19, 08:44 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

So.... I have an update. Yesterday, we completely rearranged the home theater room so we could get more seating for movies and casual company visits. We went to our local military exchange (I’m a retired vet), and after an hour, we settled on a Samsung 65in 4K UHD QLED, original list price of $3,000, exchange list $2,400, on sale for $1,200. We used a scratcher coupon and got it out the door for $950. It has that new Connect One system, which I frankly am in awe of, as long as I can output TV audio back to our 7.1 receiver. So we ended up getting a brand new Roku 4K capable Ultra for $75, as well, thanks the the scratcher. I am working on setting things up all day today, and I believe our inaugural movie tonight will be Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse in UHD through VUDU...
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Old 07-13-19, 08:49 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

BTW, we never bought anything last Christmas, life happened, but since we practically stole this Samsung, I am not complaining.
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Old 07-15-19, 09:15 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

And a final update: The 65-in Q7 Samsung TV has blown away all expectations. It is sitting in an area with a dedicated wall, and we will be mounting it with a 15-degree tilt. We are in LOVE with the One Connect system, literally ONE wire on the wall (well, two, wife wanted the bias LED lights on the back), as everything plugs into the One Connect box, which is tucked conveniently in our existing entertainment center, which also houses our 15-year-old Denon receiver, Roku, media center computer, wireless access point, and a network switch box that feeds the Roku, One Connect box, PC, and the wireless access point.

After working with the sound settings on the One Connect (the display is basically a monitor only), I was able to get our Denon hooked up using a digital optical cable. Because we have reconfigured our room arrangement, I repurposed our smaller rear surround speakers as the left and right fronts. The center speaker is in place, as is the subwoofer, and the "tunnel" shape of the room forces the sound toward viewers. Even without active rears plugged in, Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse was extremely dynamic, with great bass.

When watching our prerecorded shows like Castle and Holey Moley, Mrs. Orbi-Wan had me adjust the contrast and brightness just a fix what she felt were some harsh blacks and shadows. After I made those adjustments, it got the final seal of approval.

I am thinking that unless I can find a compelling reason to keep it, I may be taking my Roku Ultra back to the NEX and getting a refund. Turns out that all of the apps we would watch, including YouTubeTV, Plex Media Center, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony Crackle, etc., is already available through the TV.
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Old 07-15-19, 10:36 AM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

I'm looking at getting the 65" Q7 for my mom. Samsung has a deal through Perkspot for $1249 for that TV and you can also add the Q70R Harmon Kardon Soundbar for $339 (regularly $499 I think). Otherwise, Costco has it for $1499 with a 5 year manufacturer warranty included.
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Old 07-15-19, 06:19 PM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

If money is not the issue get a 82" inch

I have a 65" and it looks like a 42" inch now after watching stuff on the 82" and the 82" feels more like watching a movie screen and the 65" is just a TV.
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Old 07-16-19, 12:10 PM
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Re: Wife approves 75-85 inch Sony 4K TV for Christmas 2018

And I just made back $75 by returning the Roku, and now I can use it for 4K digital content. Not bad.
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