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Old 08-30-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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The big plus for 4K over 1080p beyond a certain distance isn't resolution, it's HDR and the depth of color. You get better contrast with 10-bit HDR in 4K when it's shown.
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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I've been watching Smallville on Hulu and I'm pleasantly surprised at the good resolution and vivid colors from a nearly 15 year old series.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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I have a Panasonic blueray player in one room with a higher end 65 inch 1080P Sharp TV. When I redid the basement I upgraded to a 4K Samsung 65 inch tv, probably ten to twelve feet away in both cases. I also have a 4K Oppo DVD player. The difference is very noticeable, which you would hope considering the new setup costs considerably more. No regrets, and I think the very visible quality enhancement warrants the extra cost. But, I generally don't buy DVDs and 4K rentals don't seem to exist, so at least for now content is a problem and most 4K watching is via Roku. My wireless is fast but not reliable, so it can get frustrating sometimes with both Netflix and Amazon dropping repeatedly, definitely worse in 4K. For anyone getting a 4K TV, I'd use a wired connection for streaming if possible.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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Proper adjustment of the display settings will have far more impact on your viewing experience than lines of resolution.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:59 PM
 
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The difference between 1080p and 4K is obvious on a 65 inch LG OLED television sitting 8 feet away, assuming you have digital cameras with good resolution. Youtube videos make good compare and contrast examples.

The weak point is usually the source material.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:56 PM
 
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The difference between 1080p and 4K is obvious on a 65 inch LG OLED television sitting 8 feet away, assuming you have digital cameras with good resolution. Youtube videos make good compare and contrast examples.

The weak point is usually the source material.
And those horrible factory settings!
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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I think the difference that people see is not in the resolution, but in the video processing of color, contrast, etc...

Certainly video processing has greatly improved over time, and these companies market it as 4K clarity, when really, the resolution doesn't have much to do with it. Especially when most of your "4K' content is being streamed, which is compressed video, which gets into a whole different topic.

Save your money and stick with 1080P. At least you know there's plenty of source material for 1080P, even though broadcasts are still, at best, 1080i/720p.
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