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4K/HDR tv
« on: November 11, 2017, 04:46:42 PM »
Anybody actually bought one?  Drastic? You used to be heavy into home video centers.

I've seen lots of marketing and pr buzz but the consumer response seems tepid at best, sort of like 3D tv.

5 reasons why it's the perfect time to buy a 4K TV

http://www.businessinsider.com/4k-tv-should-i-buy-2017-11/#1-the-prices-are-finally-reasonable-1

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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 05:02:29 PM »
Not yet but thinking about getting one this season. Still rocking the 1080p front projector at 110".

You need content for it to matter, which for consumers is primarily uhd blu ray or an xbox1x/ps4pro console.

From what I understand, on a nice set with correct settings, killer content on 4k with hdr is a game changer.

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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 05:26:37 PM »
>You need content for it to matter, which for consumers is primarily uhd blu ray or an xbox1x/ps4pro console.

They said the same thing relative to 3D.  I think we'll eventually migrate to 4k as it become the new basic standard. Not hot-hot-hot driven consumers like when big flatscreens started getting reasonably priced.

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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 11:10:08 PM »
Yeah the 80-85" class around 3-3.5k is the sweet spot I was looking for, but I think they need 1 more year of maturity.

I just went looking at PJs and I see some options in the sub 3k section with 4k/hdr finally (been a while since I looked) so I think I'll grab one of those. Thanks for the thread!

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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 10:10:50 AM »
I'm looking but hesitant because of the HDR tech.
I have an Xbox and it's fussy. For it work the panel needs to be 10 bit, but early HDR panels are 8 bit.
Trying to find this info is a pain in the bum.
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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 05:14:56 PM »
Thanks again for this, just ordered one of these:
https://www.vivitekusa.com/productdetail/HK2288/

on sale for 1500.

This is a good stop gap until we move so I don't have to reconfig now for a flat panel, and next year I think they will be a good bit better at size.

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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 06:01:50 PM »
>Thanks again for this

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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 11:24:12 AM »
So what do you use for "screen" with that projector Dras? Just a white wall?

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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 10:19:31 PM »
Saw this go by in the feeds.

The CineHome HT2550 boasts Ultra HD 4K resolution at an entry-level price.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/benq-cinehome-ht2550-true-4k-uhd-projector/

(That's a serious entry-level price.)

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Re: 4K/HDR tv
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 07:55:21 PM »
>So what do you use for "screen" with that projector Dras? Just a white wall?

We use an actual HT projection screen, silver/gray cloth material snapped onto an aluminum frame.

>The CineHome HT2550 boasts Ultra HD 4K resolution at an entry-level price.

Yeah, that would have been an option but can't wait until 2018.