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Old 12-28-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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What sources to places like Best Buy and Wal-Mart use when displaying their 4k UDH TV's? All of the "time lapse" videos they show look crystal clear to me. Are there any HD TV stations that actually show up that crisp?
Samsung's 4K UltraHD Bluray is relatively affordable -- Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K resolution and Wi-Fi® at Crutchfield.com

DirecTV has quite a bit of 4K programming --
4K TV | Enjoy 4K Resolution & Ultra HD - Only with DIRECTV

Big box clubs like Costco have even invested in their own satellite based "network" to showcase 4K content --
Costco stuns shoppers with in-store 4K TV network | Chain Store Age

Amazon, Netflix and other online services also offer 4K, but it is generally rather compressed...
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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right now Sony LCD direct view sets are at the top of that technology. The competing OLED tech from other manufacturers (notably LG) will likely be showcased at the upcoming CES show, and it will be very interesting to see how it compares.
Googling "direct view" gives very little. How do I know a direct view TV when I see an advert for them?

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Old 12-28-2016, 09:41 PM
 
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The only source to view a full 4k 3840x2160 is by using a 4k blu ray player. Every other source is compressed. The only source to view full HD 1920x1080 is from a local TV station from an antenna. Every other source is compressed to 1440x1080 Does upscale work? It might make a HD 1440x1080 look like 1920x1080 Will it upscale a SD 480 to look 4k? no way. According to the original process, some SD programming on my Samsung almost look HD.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:08 PM
 
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For those interested in something that is not a mass market product, take a look at the Oppo UDP-203 4K player.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:39 PM
 
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Googling "direct view" gives very little. How do I know a direct view TV when I see an advert for them?

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Sorry, the term "direct view" is used to describe all flat panels; the other category is "projector".

There are currently only Sony LCD set with LED illumination but there are many rumors that Sony will soon announce OLED sets, they'd both be "direct view" as opposed to projection.

Lots of jargon / marketing hype, but they really are extremely good sets with highly advanced upscaling circuitry.

XBR X930D / X940D Series Specifications | Televisions | Sony US

4K SXRD Home Cinema Projector | VPL-VW665ES | Sony US
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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Thank you.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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What is the point..."regular TVs" make everything look soap oprahs, a 4k TV negates the actors make up, and tv magic. The makeup industry is being left behind by a better picture.
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:02 PM
 
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What is the point..."regular TVs" make everything look soap oprahs, a 4k TV negates the actors make up, and tv magic. The makeup industry is being left behind by a better picture.
Good article addressing that topic:

A 4K Close-Up with Franck Rivaudon, Television Makeup Artist

It's an adjustment, but they've done it before. There's ultimately a difference in the way they go about doing the makeup, lighting, etc., but it can be done.
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