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Old 09-13-19, 12:26 AM
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If buying a 4K, get the best you can afford....cheap is cheap.
Look for something that can do Dolby Vision.

IMO, Sony has the best Video Processing on the market.
However, there are other brands that have fine flagship models as well.
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Old 09-13-19, 06:29 PM
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I got a Visio 43" yesterday and it has Dolby Vision. With tax $300. It's for my bedroom and, so far, I'm digging it. I was going to hold off on a 4k player until Black Friday but I caved.
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Old 09-15-19, 01:44 PM
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My understanding is that Dolby Vision was a marketing gimmick more than anything. And even the content that had Dolby Vision was also available in HDR10 (and even HDR10+) since it's the most popular and available version. Again, I'm no expert here but that was essentially what was explained to me from a couple people before we bought our TV.
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Old 09-16-19, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
I got a Visio 43" yesterday and it has Dolby Vision. With tax $300. It's for my bedroom and, so far, I'm digging it. I was going to hold off on a 4k player until Black Friday but I caved.
4K resolution won't do much for ya at 43 inches (unless really watching close to the screen).
However, you WILL benefit greatly from HDR.

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My understanding is that Dolby Vision was a marketing gimmick more than anything. And even the content that had Dolby Vision was also available in HDR10 (and even HDR10+) since it's the most popular and available version. Again, I'm no expert here but that was essentially what was explained to me from a couple people before we bought our TV.
Dolby Vision is NOT a marketing gimmick:
https://www.whathifi.com/us/advice/d...u-need-to-know
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Old 09-16-19, 06:44 PM
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That's what the people who supported HD DVD said too

I think it's also safe to say that DTS-HD MA is also used 90% more than Dolby True HD.

At the end of the day it's about accessibility and cost, so if Dolby Vision is only available on a fraction of TVs then studios and manufacturers are not going to pay the extra money for licensing.
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Old 09-17-19, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
4K resolution won't do much for ya at 43 inches (unless really watching close to the screen).
However, you WILL benefit greatly from HDR.
It's in my bedroom, about 5 feet away.
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Old 09-17-19, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
That's what the people who supported HD DVD said too

I think it's also safe to say that DTS-HD MA is also used 90% more than Dolby True HD.
For BDs, that's true.
Interestingly, for 4K UHD releases, studios have reversed their preference from DTS back to Dolby.
Dolby ATMOS is much, MUCH more common than the competing DTS: X format.

At the end of the day it's about accessibility and cost, so if Dolby Vision is only available on a fraction of TVs then studios and manufacturers are not going to pay the extra money for licensing.
This is what I thought too initially...
However, Dolby has done a good job marketing their product.
It is now found on Sony, LG, Vizio, Hisense, TCL displays.
Also, it is available on Apple TV 4k, Google Chromecast, and NF.
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Old 09-17-19, 11:46 AM
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It's in my bedroom, about 5 feet away.
At such closeness to your eyeballs, you should be able to notice the difference.
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