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#191473 5-Feb-2016 11:43
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Got offered this TV for 800$ new.

 

http://www.lg.com/in/tvs/lg-49UF640T

 

Its main use in the meantime is to be hooked upto a HTPC running emby,kodi, etc. via receiver thats only HDMI 1.3a spec. 

 

I plan on upgrading the receiver this year as well as the HTPC once AMD release there cheap 4k HDMI 2.0 cards this year. So would like the everything to be HDMI 2.0  

 

HDCP 2.2 is a non issue as would just use a HDCP stripper if that becomes one.

 

What put me off the TV was this quote from the site

 

The built-in HEVC is the format that will be the future standard for 4K video compression. HEVC supports 4K video with 60 frames per second delivering clear and blur-free motions. Now you can enjoy 4K quality content via Internet streaming or USB without requiring support from any extra device.

 

I am reading that it only displays 4k content from its inbuilt apps. Not from a HDMI source like a future UHD bluray player or a planned HTPC build.

 

Cant get find any detailed specs about its connections. Except one HDMI port has 4k/60p printed above it.

 

 

 

 


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Uber Geek


  #1485814 5-Feb-2016 11:47
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Looks like its either 1.4 or 2.0.  It says 40K60P which can be done over 1.4 at 4:2:0, but 4K60 usually denotes HDMI 2.0 (4:4:4)




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  #1485837 5-Feb-2016 12:04
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macuser:

 

Looks like its either 1.4 or 2.0.  It says 40K60P which can be done over 1.4 at 4:2:0, but 4K60 usually denotes HDMI 2.0 (4:4:4)

 

 

Thank You Thats what I am concered about.

 

Got a feeling its 1.4 as shops seem to be dumping them for less than 1000$ as they are not future proof.

 

Asking in harvey norman they dont know for sure either.


 
 
 
 


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  #1485867 5-Feb-2016 12:37
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cruxis:

macuser:


Looks like its either 1.4 or 2.0.  It says 40K60P which can be done over 1.4 at 4:2:0, but 4K60 usually denotes HDMI 2.0 (4:4:4)



Thank You Thats what I am concered about.


Got a feeling its 1.4 as shops seem to be dumping them for less than 1000$ as they are not future proof.


Asking in harvey norman they dont know for sure either.



Jb has a 49x8300c Sony 4K for $1385 if you have money to spare. Fully HDMI 2.0 spec, can playback HDR content too just fine (the content won't look much better though as the TVs backlight isn't high enough spec)

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  #1487534 8-Feb-2016 15:27
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Many displays have a specific HDMI port for ver 2.0 and in some cases 2.0a if you are lucky, but mostly you have displays with HDMI 1.4.

Most displays at the moment are transitional, especially cheap offerings. Always carefully read the specs and ask the right questions of the sales person.




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