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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Henry88 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:43 pm

LG Curved ULTRA HD 4K OLED TV Launched In The UK
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:24 pm

I really hate this trend of curved screens. If you're not going to have a giant, literally movie theater sized screen, all a curve is doing is limiting your optimum seat position. The point of a curve is to help it better accommodate/fill your field of view for better immersion. If the screen doesn't actually extend to at least near your peripheral vision, it's really pointless.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby XvGojira » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:10 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:I really hate this trend of curved screens. If you're not going to have a giant, literally movie theater sized screen, all a curve is doing is limiting your optimum seat position. The point of a curve is to help it better accommodate/fill your field of view for better immersion. If the screen doesn't actually extend to at least near your peripheral vision, it's really pointless.


I'm still confused on the pros of curved screens. For a single viewer, it might be great. I could totally see future office cubicles with curved screens to surround the worker drones. But for a home setting, with multiple people, I just don't get it.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby klen7 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:08 am

I'm glad i'm not the only one confused by this
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:35 pm

From what I can gather the pros of a curved TV are that it provides a more immersive experience, some users say it produces a 3D effect. So pretty much yeah thats the only benefit I see from a curved TV. To me a properly calibrated HDTV with a sound system and 3D can be pretty immersive.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Alpha OTS » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:44 pm

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:From what I can gather the pros of a curved TV are that it provides a more immersive experience, some users say it produces a 3D effect. So pretty much yeah thats the only benefit I see from a curved TV. To me a properly calibrated HDTV with a sound system and 3D can be pretty immersive.

I haven't researched it yet, but when I saw this was a new gimmick, I was guessing that 3D would probably be better on such a screen particularly for better pop-out. However, like mentioned above, to have maximum noticeable benefit, you're going to need a really big screen. Not sure what size these start at, but I'm guessing 70"+?
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:28 pm

Nope, the first curved screens available to consumers were 55". I've seen them in stores and they're not nearly big enough to even begin seeing the benefit (unless you're going to basically pull a chair right up to it so that it fills your field of view and you're the only one watching the tv).

When I say you need a huge screen to realize the supposed benefit of a curve, I mean a HUGE screen. There's not a tv in the world big enough to make it worthwhile right now. For a typical house, sitting on a typical couch that is a typical distance from the screen (and I'm basing "typical" on what I see in my friends and relatives very average middle class homes), you'd need a tv that literally takes up the entire wall, and even then it probably still wouldn't be big enough.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:31 pm

Any 3D content i've watched or played on my TV or my cousin's TV is depth there's no really jumping out of the screen. A few things here and there have it.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Alpha OTS » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:59 pm

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Any 3D content i've watched or played on my TV or my cousin's TV is depth there's no really jumping out of the screen. A few things here and there have it.

Most of the time, yes. I wish movies would use it more. Some noteable and good pop-out can be seen in Alice in Wonderland with the fall down the rabbit hole and the butterfly at the end. The last Hobbit movie had some good pop-out with the bees at the werebear's.

And canofhumdingers, you're right. To have an imax effect, you need an imax sized screen. I'm thinking a 55" curved tv might even show less picture than a 55" flat? Not sure how they measure that.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby hanshotfirst1138 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:03 pm

RIP Plasma :(. Shame I'll never be able to get one, wonder if OLED will be as good as they claim. My Westinghouse is pretty low-end, but it just barely qualifies me for the 21st century. Now to see how much time I'll have to spend with the calibration disc. Our very own poster John is a gold mine for info about HDTVs and digital formats.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:31 pm

I don't know what your budget is, but plasmas are actually pretty much the least expensive tvs now largely because it's a mature technology that hasn't had to be continually updated with digital band-aids like LCD has. And it wouldn't surprise me if you could find some pretty stellar close-out deals as they phase the plasmas out. I mean, I got a 60 inch panasonic plasma for $999 over two years ago. Just checking bestbuy.com they have a 60 inch Samsung for $799 or a 51 inch for $549.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Henry88 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:46 pm

LG OLED TV and Samsung plasma win 2014 Value Electronics shootout

http://www.cnet.com/news/lg-wins-value- ... CAD590a51e

LG Electronics 55EC9300
http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg- ... c9300.html
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:53 pm

its rather telling that the 4k tvs were beaten by 1080p displays... Sheer number of pixels isn't nearly as important as the marketers want you to think!!
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Henry88 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:48 pm

what is this i here about OLED tv's burning in like plasma's?
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby hanshotfirst1138 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:49 am

canofhumdingers wrote:I don't know what your budget is, but plasmas are actually pretty much the least expensive tvs now largely because it's a mature technology that hasn't had to be continually updated with digital band-aids like LCD has. And it wouldn't surprise me if you could find some pretty stellar close-out deals as they phase the plasmas out. I mean, I got a 60 inch panasonic plasma for $999 over two years ago. Just checking bestbuy.com they have a 60 inch Samsung for $799 or a 51 inch for $549.



Really? Whereabouts? I've been looking at the real top-end big stuff like this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BCPH3YS/re ... bub0YA21XD

Or a Viera, which obviously would've cost the same were it still available :(. As our own forum member John points out (I'm not going to misspell the poor man's name, I've irritated him enough, LOL), is 4K really viable for home usage? I've already re-bought films on VHS, DVD, and Blu. Granted, it'll probably the blasted 4K release of Aliens where they'll remove the teal wash :rolleyes:.

Hearing that OLED will be better than plasma and be consumer-affordable sounds like it's too good to be true, but I don't know.

I'd love to have a Panasonic plasma, Oppo 103-D, Pro-ject, turntable, and other awesome equipment for a receiver and 7.1 surround, but I don't see myself winning the lottery anytime soon, LOL. And if I did, I'd have to use it solve practical problems like debts first ;). Oh, and I'd get my own cinema, a 35mm projector, and as many prints as I could :D.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Henry88 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:36 pm

LG 55EC9300 review: OLED TV: Best. Picture. Ever.
http://www.cnet.com/products/lg-55ec9300/
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby hanshotfirst1138 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:10 am

What kind of price range will these mythical OLED sets which are so breathtaking run ;)?
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Henry88 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:50 pm

LG Elec plans quantum dot TVs alongside OLED sets
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby hanshotfirst1138 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:30 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:I don't know what your budget is, but plasmas are actually pretty much the least expensive tvs now largely because it's a mature technology that hasn't had to be continually updated with digital band-aids like LCD has. And it wouldn't surprise me if you could find some pretty stellar close-out deals as they phase the plasmas out. I mean, I got a 60 inch panasonic plasma for $999 over two years ago. Just checking bestbuy.com they have a 60 inch Samsung for $799 or a 51 inch for $549.


I'd love a Panasonic, but they're obviously all gone at this point. I'm torn because on the one hand, I just spent $600 to fix my car, and on the other, I'd really like to get a plasma before the year's end Samsung stop making them. I hear that since Panasonic and Pioneer are gone, they're the best remaining bet. Samsung's website still has a handful, as does Amazon, I guess I'm going to have to buckle down and make a decision soon. Apparently I should avoid LG plasmas.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Henry88 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:07 pm

LG will have a 55-inch 8K display on show at CES 2015.
https://www.avforums.com/news/lg-8k-dis ... 2015.10945
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby hanshotfirst1138 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:32 pm

But the bullet and picked up a Samsung 5300 plasma on Amazon. Hopefully it's a good set, it's certainly very big. I'm currently trying in vain to use the Disney WOW disc to calibrate my various TVs.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby hanshotfirst1138 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:06 pm

8500. Oops.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Henry88 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:51 pm

Here's the Most Important Thing About LG's New Line of OLED TVs
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Russzilla » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:04 am

Hey guys. Just about ready to upgrade from our Phillips 55" HDTV. Gonna be looking at 60"-70" TVs. Any suggestions? Samsung? Vizio? Etc. It won't be another Phillips though.
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Re: The HDTV Thread 2.0

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:11 am

Either brand will do fine. Vizio produces some pretty quality TVs now and they should have a CinemaWide set in that range.
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