Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


Topic # 227465 8-Jan-2018 12:10
Send private message

Any recommendations would be great.  

 

 

 

As the title says, wanting an 4k HDR10 TV upto 2k for use with Apple TV 4k.  Don't care about smart features apps etc as I'm using the Apple TV 4k for all that.  Don't care about brand or sound as I've got a great sound system.   Just want a great panel that would compliment the ATV4k.  

 

Should also mention TV size minimum is 55".

 

Would love to hear some options!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Create new topic
Mad Scientist
18447 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2338

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1932233 8-Jan-2018 13:37
Send private message

Warehouse had veons for a few hundred quid over boxing day

3337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 449


  Reply # 1932243 8-Jan-2018 14:09
Send private message

Re: the sound system... will you be running the Apple TV into it via HDMI?

 

If so, is it HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 compliant? And does the unit handle Dolby Vision... all things to consider with the latest Apple TV.


371 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34


  Reply # 1932262 8-Jan-2018 15:08
Send private message

Start with the Hitachi 55 inch 4K HDR Smart TV from warehouse for $999. I'd like to compare this against the 6 series Samsung for about $500 more and see if there the price difference is worth it. I suspect not. The money your saving could go into a decent sound bar, sub woofer setup. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2051 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 354

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1932300 8-Jan-2018 17:32
Send private message

Dunnersfella:

 

Re: the sound system... will you be running the Apple TV into it via HDMI?

 

If so, is it HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 compliant? And does the unit handle Dolby Vision... all things to consider with the latest Apple TV.

 

 

To get around this I'm currently plugging my ATV directly into my TV and using ARC to feed the sound to my AVR. 4K HDR 4:2:2 60hz and Dolby Digital :-). My AVR supports up to HDR 4:4:4 60hz but the cable in the wall (15mtr run) will only do 4:2:0. May replace the cable at some stage (can pull a new one through fairly easily) but for now, it's working this way and the HDMI control is still able to switch everything on and control the AVR volume.

 

Slightly off topic but may be of use.





When you live your life on Twitter and Facebook, and are only friends with like minded people on Twitter and Facebook, you are not living in the real world. You are living in a narcissistic echo chamber.

 


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.




153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1932307 8-Jan-2018 17:43
Send private message

geekiegeek:

Dunnersfella:


Re: the sound system... will you be running the Apple TV into it via HDMI?


If so, is it HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 compliant? And does the unit handle Dolby Vision... all things to consider with the latest Apple TV.



To get around this I'm currently plugging my ATV directly into my TV and using ARC to feed the sound to my AVR. 4K HDR 4:2:2 60hz and Dolby Digital :-). My AVR supports up to HDR 4:4:4 60hz but the cable in the wall (15mtr run) will only do 4:2:0. May replace the cable at some stage (can pull a new one through fairly easily) but for now, it's working this way and the HDMI control is still able to switch everything on and control the AVR volume.


Slightly off topic but may be of use.



Yip sound system is fine with HDR10 and Dolby vision. Even if it wasn’t the TV Recommendation will have to be and can work around as stated above.

95 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 1939447 16-Jan-2018 01:29
Send private message

Honestly, if you're looking close to the 2K price point, I'd be strongly recommending trying to push for OLED - whether thats waiting for a while for some better pricing (LG B6 was $2995 on Boxing day), or saving up some more. Dropping $2k on a 55" TV right now is a lot when it's not completely out of the question that an OLED might get close to $2500 this year.

 

What are you using the TV for? Games? Movies? TV Shows? Mix of all? Dark or light room viewing?

 

If you just want something bigger, the 55" Veon panel is pretty OK front on as long as you don't need it to do any sound, upscaling, or motion processing. Reasonably deep blacks once dialled in a bit, pretty bright too.

 

I honestly wouldn't recommend the LG 55UJ752, I bought one during end of year sales after I returned the Veon SRO554K2017-P6 that I bought prior to that. It's OK, has good internal sound, pretty good colour and viewing angles, and is good for gaming, but it needs better black levels and contrast and suffers from dirty screen effect, as I understand do almost all of the edge-lit LED LCDs to some extent these days.


80 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1939609 16-Jan-2018 11:02
Send private message

spronkey:

 

Honestly, if you're looking close to the 2K price point, I'd be strongly recommending trying to push for OLED - whether thats waiting for a while for some better pricing (LG B6 was $2995 on Boxing day), or saving up some more. Dropping $2k on a 55" TV right now is a lot when it's not completely out of the question that an OLED might get close to $2500 this year.

 

 

 

 

I don't entirely agree with this. I'm looking at a Sony X900E (55") LED/LCD and it seems to do quite well when stacked up against the OLEDs - https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x900e. If OLEDs are going to get close to $2500 without a considerable discount then chances are you're going to be purchasing at the bottom end of what's available. You're always going to be battling with the 'wait, it might get cheaper' mentality.

 

 

 

spronkey:

 

I honestly wouldn't recommend the LG 55UJ752, I bought one during end of year sales after I returned the Veon SRO554K2017-P6 that I bought prior to that. It's OK, has good internal sound, pretty good colour and viewing angles, and is good for gaming, but it needs better black levels and contrast and suffers from dirty screen effect, as I understand do almost all of the edge-lit LED LCDs to some extent these days.

 

 

 

 

Agreed. I have just returned an LG 55UJ654. LG's 55" LED/LCD's tend to be really poor performers, which possibly could be on purpose in an attempt to funnel people towards their OLEDs. They have made the decision to favour blues/greens which leaves yellows looking pukey and muddy (no good for games/movies that favour reds/oranges/yellows). I tried contacting LG Support twice, and the instant I went into detail about how yellows/oranges are grossly inaccurate along with providing photos (they asked) they drop all communication. Whole scenario has put me off LG entirely.


80 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1950513 2-Feb-2018 08:59
Send private message

I finally picked up the Sony X900E - an incredible display before you start stepping into QLED or OLED territory.

 

JB HiFi have it for $2300 at the moment. Android TV is fantastic (albeit a bit clunky and slow sometimes), colours are vibrant, blacks are thick and dense and the upscaling 1080p to 4K is really well done. If you have it hooked up to a PC, you can create a custom resolution @ 1080p/120hz.

 

Running a PS4 on it in HDR mode is brilliant. The LG I had before hand was terrible with HDR on consoles as the colours all muddied together with a very dark contrast. The Sony keeps the array of colour together with the strong, bright white/black contrast. 

 

The build quality of the display is great, super thin bezels with really good cable management built into the feet. The remote has a good finish to it; rubberized with no individual buttons so no risk of getting dust or grime in behind them (silicon buttons apparently sweat and ruin the connection between button and connector).

 

Can't recommend this enough.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.