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  # 1785504 21-May-2017 15:55
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Meh. I can take it or leave it. I'm much more motivated by quality of content than I am by mere pixels. Some people get quite pretentious over it though - that amuses me.


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  # 1785534 21-May-2017 17:34
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Too true. Both is better but I suppose I meant lesser pixels can be offset by better soundscape.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1785544 21-May-2017 17:50
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Brumfondl:

 

Simple answer for me is that if you CAN have it look better, why not have it look better? 

 

 

Cost vs benefit.


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  # 1785550 21-May-2017 18:09
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For me the big bugbear is aspect ratio. Seeing a 16x9 image sent 4x3 center cut, then stretched being displayed on a 16x9 screen does my head in.





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  # 1785582 21-May-2017 19:11
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How important is HD, really?

 

Pixel density is far more important than any particular resolution standard. As TVs get larger and larger resolution has to increase to keep pixel density from getting lower and lower.

 

At what size screen (and viewing distance) you actually get an improvement from HD (and then 4K) varies somewhat on the individual, but they are absolutely essential upgrades from SD because of the enormous display sizes that are being offered now.

 

Remember those monstrous big rear protection TVs "rich" people had back in the 90s (80s?), which blew up the interlaced PAL picture to an enormous size? They looked TERRIBLE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1785595 21-May-2017 19:51
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Rushmere:

 

In general, I find that I notice the quality of the picture for about the first 3 minutes of watching something. After that, it's not an issue.

 

It's the quality of the content that really matters rather than the quality of the picture.

 

I'd always choose to watch good content in SD rather than poor content in HD.

 

 

Saves me making a post!

 

Dang, I just did


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  # 1785596 21-May-2017 19:55
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cadman:

 

Meh. I can take it or leave it. I'm much more motivated by quality of content than I am by mere pixels. Some people get quite pretentious over it though - that amuses me.

 

 

I watched a Ferrari and Ford LeMans doco on a BNE to CHC flight last night. (24 Hour War?)  Image quality was poor. Content quality was great. While I'd off course love 4k, content is king, I'm happy.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1785599 21-May-2017 20:00
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cisconz:

 

For me the big bugbear is aspect ratio. Seeing a 16x9 image sent 4x3 center cut, then stretched being displayed on a 16x9 screen does my head in.

 

 

Yeah, Clint Eastwood was never that thin


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  # 1785749 22-May-2017 08:44
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Rushmere:

 

In general, I find that I notice the quality of the picture for about the first 3 minutes of watching something. After that, it's not an issue.

 

It's the quality of the content that really matters rather than the quality of the picture.

 

I'd always choose to watch good content in SD rather than poor content in HD.

 

 

This reminds me of the movie reviews in a particular US audio/video magazine (think it may be Sound and Vision?) where the review text and the rating focuses solely on the technical aspects. I find it hilarious a review can give a rating that in no way reflects the actual quality of the content!

 

Re the wider issue - I think it is partially device-dependent. I'm happy enough with watching lower-res stuff on my Panasonic plasma, which does a pretty good job of up-scaling. But watching low-res TV channels on my in-laws' Sony LCD TV (eg, C4 back in the day) is a painful experience.

 

Personally, I'd rather give up full HD (no 4K for me yet!) than sacrifice 5.1 audio! While I appreciate the higher res audio on BluRay, I feel the jump from 2.0 to 5.1 is the biggest leap in an audio sense. I just posted in another thread how watching the latest episode of Fargo with 2.0 audio was a relatively lifeless experience compared to the usual 5.1 - and I'm sure dropping the picture back to a lower resolution would not have the same effect on the overall experience as listening to it with poor sound did.


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This is 2017. We have access to 4K HDR screens at a relatively affordable cost and many of us have access to >100 Mbit internet. SD broadcasts should be long dead by now. HD should now be the minimum standard for broadcasting. Unfortunately we have broadcasters opting for quantity over quality (more channels full of crap programming over the same bandwidth) and SKY who still believe that HD is a premium service/upgrade that end users should pay extra for.

 

end rant/

 

 

 

Interestingly, my 4K TV (Panasonic 50") does a much better job of upscaling SD content than my 1080P TV (Sony 37").


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  # 1785904 22-May-2017 11:48
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I never saw the point or gave a rats about it, until we got the  Sky HD Ticket for sports.

 

Then wow, I could SEE the cricket ball. Perfectly.

 

 

 

Since then I will rather watch stuff in HD if possible.  But I don't "care" either way


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  # 1785920 22-May-2017 12:26
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How important is HD, really?

In 2017, with 4K quickly becoming standard for new TV's and digital cameras etc?

 

Very.


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  # 1785922 22-May-2017 12:28
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If you are wanting a bigger screen in a smaller room HD is vital or you will simply be paying money to look at pixels





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Using empathy takes no energy and can gain so much. Try it.

 

 


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  # 1785923 22-May-2017 12:30
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I got a 40 inch Samsung 1080 HD TV hanging on the lounge wall. It suits me. I'm not interested in a pissing contest over who has bigger, faster, higher res. Each to their own.


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  # 1785926 22-May-2017 12:45
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The other day I watched football match in SD, as I used to 5-6 years ago on my 32" FULL-HD TV.

 

And OMG. I don't want to go back :(

 

Very important for live sports and NetGeoWild :) and I don't watch news.





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