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Old 04-09-2017, 11:40 PM
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Default 4k TV's worth it?

So I have a P50ST50 50" 3D Plasma TV that's been doing just fine. It's kinda eye-straining with gaming but is great with TV and movies. I'm seeing all these 4k UHD TV's at the stores and a bit tempted. I paid over a grand for my 50" 3D tv and these 4k 55-65 inch tv's are going for half the price and reviews are very good. There's a 55" Samsung 4K Smart TV on sale for $399. That's insane.

I don't have 4k cable (Just HD box) or a 4k blu ray player so would they be worth buying?

I wanna go bigger in my living room and move the 3D tv to my computer/tech room. I'm also trying to prepare for the release of Avatar 2 in whatever viewing format it will be released in. I want to get the full experience in my living room.
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:04 AM
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some key questions , if you are a gamer display lag is always a concern,, low latency is a well known strong point of the technology of most plasma displays so look for a new display with "Game mode" ,, one of the biggest differences with 4k is not just the resolution "but" hardware support for high dynamic range technology ability for a much broader more natural spectrum of colors the original TV standerd , while almost all modern 4k displays feature HDR10 , many do not support dynamic dolby vision so make sure you take this feature into account ,,, the other issue is 3D support , while 4K standards may not support it (angering a number of film makers) but if you have a current library of 1080 Blu-ray 3D films be aware it can be a challenge to find displays in 2017 that still feature 3D support .. also be aware not all 4K Blu-ray players support "dolby vision HDR" so one must look for this feature in the player as well..
LCD has come a long way but OLED displays still have a large advantage in showing true black which really helps visual fidelity and they both reduce power consumption over plasma by a large margin. take a critical look at any content that shows fast panning motion like a side view of the logos a wall at a auto race "do they judder or blur" LCD' technology displays have the most challenges here , still have a HD Panasonic Vt50 plasma and it shines in this area

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Old 04-10-2017, 11:06 PM
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some key questions , if you are a gamer display lag is always a concern,, low latency is a well known strong point of the technology of most plasma displays so look for a new display with "Game mode" ,, one of the biggest differences with 4k is not just the resolution "but" hardware support for high dynamic range technology ability for a much broader more natural spectrum of colors the original TV standerd , while almost all modern 4k displays feature HDR10 , many do not support dynamic dolby vision so make sure you take this feature into account ,,, the other issue is 3D support , while 4K standards may not support it (angering a number of film makers) but if you have a current library of 1080 Blu-ray 3D films be aware it can be a challenge to find displays in 2017 that still feature 3D support .. also be aware not all 4K Blu-ray players support "dolby vision HDR" so one must look for this feature in the player as well..
LCD has come a long way but OLED displays still have a large advantage in showing true black which really helps visual fidelity and they both reduce power consumption over plasma by a large margin. take a critical look at any content that shows fast panning motion like a side view of the logos a wall at a auto race "do they judder or blur" LCD' technology displays have the most challenges here , still have a HD Panasonic Vt50 plasma and it shines in this area
Thanks for that info. I wouldn't mind an OLED tv but holy damn their prices are insane. I most likely will keep my Plasma for 3D viewing in my other room. I wonder how it will handle Cameron's next masterpiece because I read that he was going to using a higher frame rate or something.

The judder or blur is what bothers me about my TV. It has alot of that and it's annoying to me because I'm all about details so I'm not really focused on the object on the screen but more of everything being shown. I've tried different settings on my TV and tried it with motion smoother on and off but it still does it. Any suggestions on how to lesson it?

I haven't tried Game mode on my TV yet. I am on Custom and using D-Nice's settings for this particular tv.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:50 AM
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Well I would say this: You don't need to prepare for Avatar 2 just yet. It's still years away and then the blu-ray release won't be until months later even then. In the meantime, you can enjoy watching the first in 3D. If it were me, I would be doing that constantly. So I would say it is not worth getting yet.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:32 PM
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i may be buying my first 3D tv (for Avatar, of course) after i return from my Portland, Oregon trip later this month. i need a 3D tv for my mancave!


do they make 4K 3D tv's?
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:42 PM
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i may be buying my first 3D tv (for Avatar, of course) after i return from my Portland, Oregon trip later this month. i need a 3D tv for my mancave!


do they make 4K 3D tv's?
Yes. They're well out of my price range though.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:16 AM
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We have an older Panasonic plasma TV that my Dad bought about 10 years ago, the picture is/was very good, but it is an energy hog, now though its on its last legs as a verticle bar has shown up on the screen on and off, sometimes its all black, sometimes its multi colored, and sometimes its all white, I think it tries to mimic the general background of whats on the screen at the time.
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