Jump to content

Recommended Posts

10 minutes ago, Supdawg said:

Can't answer your question, but go 4K. It's better for contrast, which is probably the best indicator of picture quality. I've been slowly replacing my 1080 sets with 4K sets and even with 1080 content, they look better. 

 

Now, I cant wait for good 4K projectors to come down to < 2K so I can replace my Sony VPL-HW40ES. 4K with HDR on 120" screen... Can't wait! 

Which 4k have you been getting, price point wise?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, wiscotitansfan said:

Did we ever decide on a minivan yet? 

I got a used Odyssey almost exactly three years ago. Never would have considered it without TR advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The TCL 9s is recommending is a good budget TV that would fit well for value/cost.

 

I picked up a Vizio M-55 with a PS4 Pro in March. Love the TV. Has good HDR. Grabbed it at Costco for 749.99 CAD. So probably 500USD.

 

If you don’t care about picture quality, why go 4K?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Supdawg   
10 hours ago, Jamalisms said:

Which 4k have you been getting, price point wise?

Last one I bought was a 50" Hisense for our bedroom. Really like it. I don't remember how much it cost to be honest. It was like 400 or 500. Tv's are so cheap these days. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 Nines   
10 hours ago, Jamalisms said:

Let me state and ask again:

 

I just don't care about picture quality beyond what I already have in a 1080 ... so....

 

Is a cheaper 4k worse than my Samsung plasma from 4-5 years ago because it's so defined but lacks some hardware and there's blur or distortion?

If you get a new TV, you need to focus on HDR.  If a TV, like the lower model TCL, cannot do HDR very well, you are not going to get much, if any improvement, from watching 4K on it versus your current TV.  So if you are looking at that route, I recommend not getting a TV now - it would be a waste and if you have a plasma TV, it might even be a step down in quality, especially in non 4K content. 

 

HDR needs peak brightness, high contrast and expanded color.  That P series TCL will be able to do a good job in HDR and with so much HDR content in streaming services, it would be a jump up in entertainment quality if you plan to watch much Netflix or Amazon or Apple streaming (many current popular shows and movies are in HDR on those services and broadcast TV and Directv are going into HDR.) The other lower priced TCL model would be able to technically display HDR but not it would likely not be able to present HDR well enough to emphasize it as it was intended. 

 

Since you are hesitant, not getting one now would be a safe route.  It is a given that TVs are getting cheaper and better every year. So waiting would only expand the value of your next TV purchase.  With that said, I really like HDR content and again, watching it on a TV that presents it well, is a noticeable improvement in TV entertainment.  

Edited by 9 Nines

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 Nines   
50 minutes ago, Jamalisms said:

I do need a second tv. Not replacing the first, putting one in a new place.

If I were you, here is what I would do:

 

Go to Best Buy (easy return policy but short period - 15 days) and buy this year's or last years TCL P series. 

 

Setup the TV using the recommended settings at rtings.com (make sure you do this step.)

 

Get a 4K subscription to Netflix, or upgrade your current subscription if you already have Netflix. 

 

Watch some HDR content on it - make sure that HDR is playing on the TV  (the TV should have some notification it is presenting HDR - also if you have any problems, get an account with that AVSforum so you can ask other owners about settings etc. - it is a very responsive and helpful place) Also, Netflix support can help you get it going if HDR is not working.

 

Watch as much HDR stuff as you can in a week (15 day return policy.) 

 

If you are not impressed, return the TV.  That way you get to experience real HDR and can make an informed decision if it is worth it or not.  If you set it up right, I think you will be impressed (I still remember the first time I watched HDR content on a TV.)

Edited by 9 Nines

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 Nines   
14 hours ago, Btowner said:

but instead of getting a 4K Netflix subscription, just search YouTube for 4k videos.

 

 

good point, there is a bunch of HDR content on Youtube but not all TVs have HDR nor 4K on Youtube.  Check at AVSforusm to see if it does. 

 

Edit: per a response on the AVSForum owners thread for the TCL 2017 P series, it does have HDR on its Youtube. 

Edited by 9 Nines

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Number9   
On 5/26/2018 at 5:28 PM, Jamalisms said:

Will only be used in a rec room, streaming and with current DVD / Blueray players. We don't do cable. Tempted to just buy a 1080 but how quick is the trend towards 4k and how quickly will I regret not having it for basic functions like streaming?

I read the title and thought you were talking about a $4,000 tv.  I'm thinking Jamal must be loaded.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/4/2018 at 12:19 PM, Number9 said:

I read the title and thought you were talking about a $4,000 tv.  I'm thinking Jamal must be loaded.

Hahaha. I'm doing ok but no. And I'm doing ok because I don't but shit like a $4,000 tv.

 

Went to Best Buy to get the TV 9's recommended and they didn't have it in stock or on display despite that the website said they had it in stock and on display.

 

Took it as a sign and hit the pause button.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 Nines   
2 hours ago, Jamalisms said:

Hahaha. I'm doing ok but no. And I'm doing ok because I don't but shit like a $4,000 tv.

 

Went to Best Buy to get the TV 9's recommended and they didn't have it in stock or on display for that the website said they had it in stock and on display.

 

Took it as a sign and hit the pause button.

If you wait until November, you can probably get the $600 2018 one for $500.  You could probably grab it for $525 to 550 in spot sales between now and then. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×