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Old 05-04-2018, 10:50 AM
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Normally, Marlene is the last to notice differences in television picture quality. She is more into the programming, so picture clarity and resolution aren't at the top of her priority list. Last night we watched the 4K version of Passengers. In the first couple of minutes she said to me that the picture looked so much sharper and brighter than DVD movies we watch. I was surprised she noticed and was impressed enough to comment on the picture quality because normally those things don't seem to concern her viewing enjoyment. Now that she has become aware of just what 4K is capable of delivering on the screen I think she will be quicker to identify picture quality differences between the various sources. I was pleased she noticed the improvement.

By the way, the movie Passengers was filmed and edited in 4K, not upconverted from 2K like many of the so-called 4K movies coming out. The color saturation, HDR black levels, and picture clarity are exceptional.
Dan...I have Passengers on Blu-ray, but not yet in 4K. I guess I'll have to spring for it....

UPDATE: Order placed, arriving tomorrow....
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:04 AM
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Congrats to all on their 4K experiences. It sounds awesome! I enjoy reading these posts.

I remember going to one of the Value Electronics annual shoot-outs and had a side-by-side comparison with 4K and 1080p at 65". I had to get very close to the screen before the differences were obvious, about 3 feet. No one (I hope) sits that close to their screen. The factors of screen size and distance are huge. Just as with 1080p and 720p, depending upon how far back you sat, the difference was hard to see.

I still have my Pioneer Elite PRO-111FD plasma, which is still kicking out the jams after almost 10 years. That's a 50" screen, and I've enjoyed its picture the whole time. Recently, the idea has crept into my mind that going to a larger screen would be nice, but given my situation that means a 55" set, no bigger. At the most recent shootout I attended (two yeas ago now) I preferred the Sony 4K OLED over LG's because the Sony had better video processing and sound, though I thought the LG had better color. As for content, my primary interest is in "special interest" type stuff and music, though I've been buying some of the latest superhero blockbusters on blu-ray. A new TV is one of four possible last-gasp upgrades before the reality of approaching retirement hits and such purchases make no practical (or financial) sense. For the record, the other three upgrades would be a new turntable, equipment racks or speakers.

That the 4K idea hasn't gone away may not be a good sign, and this thread's not going to help. Maybe I should just stay away .
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:35 AM
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Don't forget that major advantages of 4K go beyond resolution. They also include high dynamic range and expanded color palette.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:53 AM
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I made the move late last year from my Panasonic 65” VT50 plasma to a Sony 75” X900F in my living room. My calibrated VT50 was a stunning set, but it also presented the struggles with plasma burn-in avoidance that drove me crazy. I love the Sony even though it’s not an OLED panel. It calibrated very nicely, the picture on Dolby Vision content is stunning, and in my “smallish” living room the 4K picture definitely is discernible over the plasma. The only problem for me is it led me down the path of upgrading my AV receiver (MX121 to MX122) to 4K capable and upgrading my Oppo from a 105D to a 205. I also upgraded the patio TV to 4K. So, my one panel cost me a little more than anticipated! No retreats however!
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:00 PM
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Don't forget that major advantages of 4K go beyond resolution. They also include high dynamic range and expanded color palette.
I agree with you, actually. Resolution is only one piece of the pie, but I think it gets an inordinate amount of play relative to the other things 4K offers. The new tech is even referenced by its resolution because that will ring best with the public.

I have three obstacles to going after a new set: money, lack of content that I prefer (not big on movies generally), and the fact that my current TV still has an excellent picture with no hitches. I have a 4K-capable Pioneer Elite player, which I got in case I went for a new set, but those three obstacles are pesky and persistent. If I did spring for a new set, it would be because of the bigger screen.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:01 PM
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4K HDR/Dolby Vision equipped tc's are nice , i got my first one in 2017 and is a Sony.
I prefer to buy sony's but when i saw the OLED's were the preferred choice among
plasma owners upgrading, i had to hunt OLED. I bought a 2016 LG OLED model with the curved screen. I was glad i found a 2016 model as it's the last yr 3D was supported.
the 4K OLED HDR/Dolby Vision is nicer than the sony 4K HDR, with no dolby vision support
in 2018 Sony released an OLED of their own but only in 2 sizes, 55" & 65"
as a previous Plasma owner/enjoyer, I do see why the OLED is preferred among
those upgrading.

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Old 02-10-2019, 06:43 PM
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It is apparent to me that I have some self-control issues. Take my interest in 4K television as an example. I started out thinking it was time to upgrade the living room TV from a 52" 1080P set. After some procrastination, which I'm fairly good at, I decided to purchase a new 65" Sony 4K television and an Oppo UDP-203 4K Ultra Blu-ray player. That's a nice upgrade for the living room. When I got to the store to buy the 65" television I could not resist the urge to upgrade the 42" bedroom TV while I was at it, so I also bought a 49" Sony 4K set for the bedroom. Okay, now all is well. I got everything installed and was thoroughly impressed with the 4K televisions. A couple weeks went by and I kept thinking about the 52" Sony 1080P television in the studio, so like a house of cards in a stiff breeze I crumbled and purchased a 55" Sony 4K set for the studio and ordered another Oppo UDP-203 to go with it. Things are looking good, but something was still nagging at me. Things were not quite 100% complete, that is until today when my third Oppo UDP-203 arrived for the bedroom. Finally, the cherry on top. I am now enjoying 4K TV and Ultra Blu-ray discs in the living room, the bedroom, and the studio.

Phew, I think I'm good, at least for a little while.
65" Sony 4K television, can you supply the model number please, my Father In Law wants to up-date his old Plasma before the Rugby World Cup starts later this year.

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Old 02-10-2019, 07:06 PM
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Pssss.... badly kept secret— Among the 4308 lines Ivan sells is Sony televisions.
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65" Sony 4K television, can you supply the model number please, my Father In Law wants to up-date his old Plasma before the Rugby World Cup starts later this year.
Nick.......Mine is the Sony XBR65X900E. Last years model. I think the newest one is the Sony XBR65X930E
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Thanks Dan, both are available in New Zealand- either model will be just perfect for the Father-In-Law!
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