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Topic # 190644 7-Jan-2016 13:10
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Hi all

I have been to a few stores lately to find a TV that will suit our need for the house we moved in.

the viewing distance is about 3.5m away from the TV.

we were thinking about 75 inch but was told you need to sit like 4-5m away for a 75 inch.

and do I need 4K? or is it just marketing gimmicks? Will I see the differences sitting that far away from the tv?

the TV will be used for general viewing purpose, I dont use it for gaming, probably movies more than anything else.

is the Sony KDL75W850C good enough? its 75inch but only 1080p, got a quote its just shy of $5k from Harvey Norman,
one of the JbHifi has a Sony 79 inch (the X900B) for mid $8k. 

I have bad experience with LG product, so I would stay away from them, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic I am fine with.

your input is much appreciated...


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  Reply # 1465117 7-Jan-2016 13:15
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What's your budget.

That size at 4k will not be cheap.



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  Reply # 1465119 7-Jan-2016 13:19
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wasabi2k: What's your budget.

That size at 4k will not be cheap.


we started with $4k being our budget for a 60 inch+ but then realised there is this 4k or OLED technology... even the 8k is coming out soon.

so we extended our budget to $6-7k, it really depends on the deal.. 



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  Reply # 1465120 7-Jan-2016 13:19
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At 3.5 meters 55" to 65" would be appropriate




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  Reply # 1465128 7-Jan-2016 13:37
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Sometimes bigger is not better cool

Read here.

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  Reply # 1465129 7-Jan-2016 13:38
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Various versions of this graph have been floating around for a while:

http://s3.carltonbale.com/resolution_chart.html 

Interesting how close you really have to sit to realise the benefits of the higher resolutions.


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  Reply # 1465156 7-Jan-2016 14:15
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sidefx: Various versions of this graph have been floating around for a while:



I converted that to metres back in 2009 wink 4k hadn't been heard of then.   Big TV in a normal lounge, yeah I'd go 4k for sure.
Sticking to 1080P HD just means you're making really fat pixels.


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  Reply # 1465182 7-Jan-2016 14:28
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just say no to fat pixels.

smile

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  Reply # 1465184 7-Jan-2016 14:31
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ilovemusic: just say no to fat pixels.

smile

Really? We are fat-shaming TV's now?! :)




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  Reply # 1465187 7-Jan-2016 14:42
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My question is. Is there any 4k content? If no then you are watching 1080 content - how does that (or whatever content you watch a lot of, eg sd) look on that particular panel?

If you want the best picture ... Ummm ... OLED is the answer

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  Reply # 1465188 7-Jan-2016 14:44
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kiwifidget:
ilovemusic: just say no to fat pixels.

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Really? We are fat-shaming TV's now?! :)


There really is something sexy about a curvy TV though, and if it's not too big you can put it positions all over the house.

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  Reply # 1465208 7-Jan-2016 15:01
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That graph does not look right to me.  It tells me that I would not be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on my 40inch at 3 metres.  I certainly can tell the difference at that distance.




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  Reply # 1465221 7-Jan-2016 15:22
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kharris: That graph does not look right to me.  It tells me that I would not be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on my 40inch at 3 metres.  I certainly can tell the difference at that distance.


Yah these graphs aren't right, I am unsure who made them.

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  Reply # 1465226 7-Jan-2016 15:27
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Until we get more 4K content (are 4K Blurays coming next year) I'd say upscaling is important for a 4K TV. How does the OLED go for upscaling?

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  Reply # 1465228 7-Jan-2016 15:34
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KrazyKid: Until we get more 4K content (are 4K Blurays coming next year) I'd say upscaling is important for a 4K TV. How does the OLED go for upscaling?


I can't answer that but I can tell you my FIL got a 65" Sony 9000 Series at Xmas and its spectacular. 4K Upscaling is it's highlight.


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  Reply # 1465231 7-Jan-2016 15:43
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Personally I think these graphs are bull$hit. Having lived with a 100" projector screen for the last 7 years at 4.5 meters viewing distance. I personally believe you can't have a TV thats to big.

As I've changed my house layout recently I had to get rid of the projector. I looked at 75" 4K screens and personally didn't want to pay the extra $4000 over a 65" for now and as I'm a serial upgrader I know that the 65" will just be temporary until prices come down a little on the bigger screens.

I went 4K over 1080p due to the fact that 1080p once you get into large screen sizes just doesn't look as good as a 4K at the same size. Even without a lot of 4K content, upscaled 1080p content looks great and is actually pretty close to what 4K content looks like. 1080p has less pixels to fit the screen size so they have to make each of those pixels bigger which introduces issues around sharpness of the image.

My advise, go 4K and don't base your screen size of graphs.




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