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Old 12-16-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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I was late to the 4K game but I admit they are a nice improvement over 1080p simply because the smaller pixel size makes the picture look better regardless of the resolution.

They are at the stage now where I would say they are good to buy though. I wouldn't buy 1080p anymore. It's obsolete. I LOVE having a 40 inch monitor.. I can fit 2 browser windows on one screen when doing stock research... and I can use it to watch the walking dead.. it sits on an overbed table next to me in bed.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:00 PM
 
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Hi everyone, any thoughts on this one:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/VIZIO-50-...&wl13=&veh=sem

Only $320 for a 50".

I've had my current tv for over five years and looking to upgrade.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:13 PM
 
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For 50 inch TV a viewing distance of 6.5 feet or closer and you will notice a difference over 1080p. That assumes all other things being equal and the all important thing being you have 4K content.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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I LOVE having a 40 inch monitor..

That's a great example of where they make a lot of sense, you a re much closer the effectiveness is higher. Fonts should be extremely smooth and high resolution images from cameras will be much more defined. Images on websites will largely depend on how the site was built.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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For you 4k/HDR buyers, you have two things to consider: Upscaling and panel bit depth. A good upscaler is essential to get much benefit from 4K. Unfortunately, inexpensive sets rarely upscale well. HDR? You need a 10 bit panel to see any benefit. Low cost panels are 8 bit.

Now, it is true that 1080P panels have been relegated to the bargain bin, so a 4K panel will be in your future. Just don't expect miracles if you get an inexpensive one. Even your blue-ray disks will look the same.

I upgraded last black friday, spending over 1K for a 50" screen. I can tell you that when HDR kicks in, I really notice it. Even low rez content looks nice, but then I did hunt for a panel that had great upscaling. Rtings was my go to source for info, as well as one other for panel bit depth.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:26 PM
 
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i would get a t.v. with atleast HDR 10 in it. i notice that when i watch a blue ray that's encoded with HDR the picture is amazing. it's like night and day going from 1080P to 4k with HDR 10
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