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Posted 05 May 2019 - 10:46 AM
Bumblebee and Spiderverse have been the most impressive so far.
Any one else experience any especially good (or bad) content?
Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:44 PM
4K is a way (and a good one) to get us to buy bigger TV's. They're great for watching movies even if it's just 1080. If you have a Blu Ray player with decent up scaling the movie will look a hell of a lot better than on a 1080p set.
Batman V Superman looks amazing in 4K.
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Posted 05 May 2019 - 06:07 PM
Posted 05 May 2019 - 06:18 PM
For the most part I'm thinking that 4K is great for movies with great visuals or special effects, bad for movies with mediocre effects (you really see the flaws), and mostly not worth it for a lot of movies. I don't need an ultra high def version of American Pie, but Ant-Man and the Wasp looks amazing.
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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:19 AM
Noticing the difference in quality (specifically, resolution, a good 4K screen will be better in lots of other ways and have good upscaling) will depend on viewing distance and how good your eyes are plus the quality of the content. I'm typing this on an all-in-one PC with a 27" 4K screen and the difference is obvious because my eyes are only 24" away from the screen.
I've got a good (or it was when it was when I bought it) 32" 1080 / 2K TV and it becomes very difficult to tell the difference between a 1080 broadcast and an 720 one from more than don't-know-the-exact-distance. A 64" 4K TV is like four of those stuck together, so the pixel density is the same.
Most of the viewing distance charts I've seen say that the (resolution) difference between 1080 and 4K only starts being noticeable at 8 feet / 2.4 metres for a 64" screen.
I haven't seen a lot of 4K content, but interested in the painstaking restorations of some 70/65 mm classics.
Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:14 AM
I've got a 64" 4k.
I'm not sure I see a crazy difference in quality but I also haven't made any super discerning tests.
I agree that there's not a crazy difference, but if someone is asking if there is a difference, the answer is yes. Most people legitimately can't tell the difference between MP3s and physical media, and there technically is a difference. Human ears just typically can't tell the difference.
The biggest difference I've noticed is that the 4K player does a better job of upscaling than the TV, so playing a Blu-ray is visually superior. But for most movies, I don't care. I'm also spending most of my time in bed, so I'm watching movies on an iPad.
Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:49 AM
Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:13 PM
As for what Odine said about projectors bring the way to go, I used to be in that boat when I thought I would have a dedicated theater room back in the day. Unfortunately it's not cost effective, nor practical if you're using it in a room with lots of sunlight.
Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:53 PM
So I jumped on that.
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Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:50 PM
Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:41 AM
No, it's a freestanding thing, but we want the TV to be enclosed. Our daughter has already destroyed two TVs, one of them in a cabinet during a brief period where the doors were open while we used the sound bar for music and a dance party.
I really should reorganize things and put the sound bar up on top of the cabinet so I can use it for music with the kids without fear.