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Old 08-06-2017, 07:09 AM
 
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Putting future-proofing aside for a moment, does 4K video look any better than full HD video on a full HD screen?
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Depends on the size of the screen, your location in relation to that screen and the quality of your eyesight. The page at the link below explains it really well.

https://carltonbale.com/does-4k-resolution-matter/
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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Setting aside other newer technology that may be in the TV when just considering resolution this depends on the viewing distance and the size of the TV.

TV Size to Distance Calculator and Science

For example a 60" 4K TV only begins to show difference at 8 feet or less.

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You need a TV larger than 60 inches if you are viewing it at 8 feet.

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Old 08-06-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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Putting future-proofing aside for a moment, does 4K video look any better than full HD video on a full HD screen?
I'd say actual content, and proper adjustment of the display being watched, are most important. Purple or reddish news anchors don't appear any better at 4K than at 2K or SD.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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The article Bo linked is not relevant. That article talks about "is it worth it go to 4K?" basically. The question here is "Does 4K look better on standard HiDef equipment (1080P)?"

Answer: no.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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Putting future-proofing aside for a moment, does 4K video look any better than full HD video on a full HD screen?
No. Your monitor cannot interpret the extra data as anything meaningful.

Your TV also has to have a built-in HEVC decoder. Your TV has to be HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliant. Otherwise your source will simply downscale to 1080p or Full HD.

Netflix has over a hundred programs available in 4K. You can do your own experiments
https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/lis...es-on-netflix/
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:45 PM
 
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Receiving so called 4k from Netflix is not full 4096x2160. The signal is compressed just like cable/sat 1920x1080 is compressed. So a test might not give you the results you might be expecting.
When 4k is broadcast OTA, the 4k TV will require a ATSC 3.0 compliant tuner to receive the full 4k signal and it will be uncompressed full 4096x2160 Current 4k TV's will need a converter to receive the 4k signal.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:38 PM
 
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wouldnt part of the picture be cut off ?
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:22 AM
 
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wouldnt part of the picture be cut off ?
No. Same aspect ratio(shape), and proper scaling(4K down to 2K or HD) would ensure everything fits.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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As an aside, most normal purchasing decisions won't face this problem. A 4K screen is often only a $100 higher than a 1080p screen. The expensive part of the purchase is the device (like a 4K Ultra HD Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player) can set you back $300.
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