What size TV do you need to appreciate 4K?

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  1. maybrick

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    Only 3 years? It definitely sucks since they are still making 3D discs as far as I can tell. My Parasite 3D blu ray isn’t that old. I always meant to get some active glasses for my Panasonic plasma but even when it was new (2011) they were expensive and hard to come by. The assholes in charge decided to make 2012 and 2013 models incompatible with my 2011 model! I was holding out hope that that would change but alas it never did.
     
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    THIS. 3D movies are still being released almost every month (until you-know-what anyway...) and region free blu rays have followed. What's James Cameron going to do if/when his avatar flicks get here? If they are as huge as the first one, maybe we'll see renewed interest?
     
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    Are cinemas even doing 3D anymore? I stopped seeing anything in 3D since BvS as it was badly converted and the effects of a lot of those 3D films didn't justify the extra price.
     
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    Pretty much all of the Marvel and Star Wars and other "spectacle" type flicks. Those are pretty much the only things I see on the big screen anymore. Yes, BvS was a PoS. Not even the effects were worth seeing.
     
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    Yeah I used to see all of those types in 3D.but got over it. The best 3D films tend to be the ones that have fun with it and actually try to make it feel like things are coming out at you. Those other films just get a bit of added depth from the effect. To me, it wasn't worth watching those type of films in 3D.
    I need to revisit BvS again. I didn't mind the film and definitely thought the extended edition was better. The effects do look pretty sweet on my 4k disc.
     
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    Good to hear about the 4K picture--I'm sure it's better looking in 2D. Perhaps I should give the longer version a spin at some point.
     
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    I agree. I remember seeing Toy Story 3 in 3D and forgetting in 5 minutes that it was in 3D. My Bloody Valentine, though, was AWESOME!
     
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    The only 3-D blu-rays I own are Jaws 3-D and Amityville 3-D. Sadly I've never owned a 3DTV. I also have a blu-ray 3-D version of Friday the 13th Part 3 that someone made from the standard blu-ray and one of the DVD releases (they used different L+R prints for each release so it made this version possible). I think for the DVDs they used the right eye and with the blu-ray they just happened to use the left.

    ~Matt
     
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    Fuck it. I bought a LG OLED65E6P 65" 4K 3D HDR UHD Dolby Vision OLED TV used on Ebay after chatting with the seller for a while. It should be here on Friday. I already received the LG UBKM9 Region Free Smart WiFi UHD 4K UltraHD 3D DolbyVision HDR bluray player I bought from 220 electronics, so know I just have to wait a few more days....
     
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    Probably a good buy then if you need the 3D. I'd only go with Sony or LG as far as TV's go now. Samsung I want nothing to do with at all...too many bad experiences with that brand.

    I'm planning on getting a Sony OLED sometime in the near future, probably the A9G or A8H, or possibly hold off for the A9H next year.
     
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    Yeah, I've been buying those 2D/3D sets (here and UK) for a long time, assuming I'd get the TV down the road. Then they stopped making them. I just counted 41 titles in my collection. Looking forward to watching PROMETHEUS again and SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER over the weekend.
     
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    Bumping this up - what is the best 4K UHD TV I should be looking at? I have a bunch of 4K discs I cannot watch. I've been "pulling a Dave" and selling tons of stuff so its time to upgrade the TV.

    the room it is in is not huge so I need to make sure I'm not overwhelming the room with the size.

    And I assume I'll need a sound bar - and recommends?
     
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    I recommend not going any lower than 55'. Sony or Samsung are fine. I have an older Vizio soundbar which works great. It's 5.1 with two satellite speakers that attach to the subwoofer. I highly recommend that setup if you have room for it.
     
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    Well it depends on what price you're willing to spend and what you plan on using it for and the lighting conditions in your room. If it's just for movies, you have a room you can get dark pretty easily and don't mind spending a little more I'd say go for OLED. The new ones are actually meant to be really good for gaming too if you're into that, just be aware they can burn in over time (though I keep hearing this is rare if you treat your tv well and use it "normally"). They also seem to be getting better each year with improving their anti-burn in tech.
    That being said, I hear there's new tech coming to the market in the next year or so called QD-OLED (Quantum Dot tech in an OLED) & QNED (Quantum Nano Emitting Diode, similar to OLED but with better brighness and no burn in). When exactly those will hit the market is still up in the air though.

    With LED you get better brightness (in most cases) which means if your room gets a lot of light, you watch tv during the day etc, you'll be able to get a better viewing result from the tv. Burn in isn't an issue here either which is nice. Now, with it being an older tech, there's quite a lot of variance out there in what models can do what. For one I would suggest looking for a tv that has Full Array Local Dimming which basically means the tv can can display better blacks than those tvs which are Edge Lit, and this works well for HDR. Next thing to keep in mind is the TV's input lag. This can vary with LED tvs (unlike OLED which is none), and probably is more important for gaming but can affect motion in non gaming content too.

    Now I'm guessing the later tv's are better with this next one, but make sure the HDMI ports support 4K HDR content. Now, I have a 70" 4K Samsung tv and only one of it's 3 HDMI ports supports full 4k with HDR and it's very annoying. Luckily my soundbar supports it with all it's HDMI ports so I can connect things like players and consoles that support HDR to those.

    With Soundbars, look for ones that support Dolby Atmos if you want some crazy good sound to go with your movies as a lot of 4K discs support this format. I like to go in store to hear these things first before I buy anything. If that's not an option due to the virus I'd look to some reviews.

    Hope that helps a little :)
     
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    Are soundbars up to par with separate speakers these days? I always assumed they were like computer speakers with small units and subwoofers to cover up the mid and low range. But this was years ago when they were new. I was looking into movie theater subwoofers recently and those are big woofers with low range compared to a few of the average consumer subwoofers sold as for home theater rooms.
     
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    I have the Vizio s5451w-C2, which is an absolute beast. It's several years old now, but still works great.
     
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    Perfect. Price isn't an issue, I just want the right set. I do a fair amount of gaming (I still play Battlefront 2015 regularly, lol)

    Any model #'s that fit your specs would be great if you have them handy - I'll do my research though! Appreciate the long, detailed reply.
     
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