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Old 01-07-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:46 AM   #2
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I'd settle for a 40 inch OLED 1080p tv with no smart features, great input lag, and lots of PQ options. My current TV looks stunning. I don't see a need for 4k yet in the media I consume.

Did you guys see the ridiculous TVs that bend? I don't mean they are curved, I mean they can transition from flat to curved at the touch of a button.

Bizarre.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:11 PM   #3
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The Samsung OLED display that was discontinued last year still looks better than any 4K or 5K screen available, Venk. Your eye can appreciate the colors and void-level blacks better than it can more pixels. It's curved, which is annoying, but you may be able to find one on Ebay now Venk.

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Old 01-07-2015, 01:54 PM   #4
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It seems like they copied a lot of the design elements from Samsungs last Plasma lineup the PNF8500. This is a good thing since that is one of the best plasma sets in the world and the 2014 Sony Bravia selection was awesome. Android TV gets one giant shrug I just hope it's smoother since using any smart tv interface still reminds me of old laggy smart phones.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:55 PM   #5
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Sony is running android? There's a switch. Have they learned their lesson?
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:28 PM   #6
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I'd settle for a 40 inch OLED 1080p tv with no smart features, great input lag, and lots of PQ options. My current TV looks stunning. I don't see a need for 4k yet in the media I consume.

Did you guys see the ridiculous TVs that bend? I don't mean they are curved, I mean they can transition from flat to curved at the touch of a button.

Bizarre.
Aren't all OLED tv's by default "smart"? Hell any new or recent tv is most likely a "smart" tv. I bought a Sony recently LED and since it was one of the newer model it only came as "smart". Didn't care much for the features until I started streaming anime.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:41 AM   #7
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Aren't all OLED tv's by default "smart"? Hell any new or recent tv is most likely a "smart" tv.
Yes, it seems to be the case on the best (read: "largest") TVs - but I'm unaware of OLED TVs being common at anything under 55 inches.

My frustration is that these companies seem to be adding smartphone operating systems they will never update and apps I'll never user rather than getting PQ right across their product range. Just last year I was looking at fancy TVs with all sorts of smart features that had light bleed, flash lighting, etc, but hey, they were new and smart!

OLED looks like the tech to finally make PQ appreciably better in newer models, but I don't want anything nearly as large as the 50 inch+ models one must buy to get the best screen. I'm getting impatient for those inky black levels.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:47 AM   #8
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Sony is running android? There's a switch. Have they learned their lesson?
They've been using android on their phones since around 2010. Granted its probably still full of proprietary software like Samsung and the Galaxy line, but they aren't strangers to the platform at least.

On topic, I don't see myself moving to 4K any time soon. To really see the difference, don't you need a HUGE monitor/TV? It's more about picture reproduction and color accuracy, like Rommel said.
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As a console gamer I feel getting a 4K tv now is fucking stupid. Even 5 years in the future. Or anything "curved" not to mention the price. You know the ultra slim glass tv's that aren't even OLED's that cost more? I've seen a few 48 inch OLEDs as well and while the demo video looks nice on them...nothing really runs at that resolution right now. As for those apps. You are right. 99% of them are shit and I wish I could delete them. I only use the streaming app on it. :/
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If and when the switch to 4k occurs, that will be good-enough for the foreseeable future. 4k would be welcome in small displays because you could do very good VR headsets with it, even with half the available pixels per eye.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:30 PM   #11
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I refuse to buy a TV that is smaller than my current TV or costs more than $1100. My current TV is a 60in TV, and all 4K TVs of any decent quality that size or larger are all $2500+. So, yeah, I have no real interest in 4K right now.

EDIT: Local Tax is 7%, so basically its a $1000 + Tax.
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My next panel will be mininum 80". Sony offers a 85" for $25k and 79" (with Fugly builtin side speakers) for $8k. NO THANKS. Sony may offer great panels but they use panels from other manufactures (Sammy, LG) so can't/won't support them and their inflated prices. Hey Sony, the 90's are over.
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Why the eff would I want to bend a tv :|

Unless it's for those flight simulators that use a collimated display and have a saddle-shaped screen...
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Why the eff would I want to bend a tv :|

Unless it's for those flight simulators that use a collimated display and have a saddle-shaped screen...
You don't. The TV companies are trying to leverage people's incorrect knowledge of movie theaters. Very large screens at movie theaters are curved to provide a better image. This curve has nothing to do with the screen, but rather has to do with preventing distortion over long distances by the projector that's displaying the image on the screen.

For a TV, where the image is coming from the screen itself rather than being projected by a distant light source, its pointless.
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It is decent for gaming, where you want to sit very close and have a true feeling of peripheral vision. I'm sure one of the next NOT CONSUMER models of the Rift will try to achieve a similar effect.
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