Discussion in 'The Bar' started by DryOatmeal, Jan 11, 2019.
I can't pull the trigger on the TV yet. But when it's time for a new one I will get one. 1080p is good enough for now.
I can't tell much difference when they're side to side in the store.
I wouldn't watch that garbage if somebody paid me to.
Is Blu-Ray = 1080, DVD = 480?
2 years ago Costco was having a tv Superbowl sale. i spotted one i liked in their junk mail circular. did some quick research, it had all the specs that i like, great price (last year's model)
i get comments on it from everyone who watches it but i spend a lot of time tweaking the settings. you have to constantly change the settings depending on the amount of sunlight. night is best
dvd is 480P
blu ray is 1080P
and that's if they "max out" the technology. it can be lower. you gotta watch out for when they put 2 to 6 movies on a disc from a Walmart bin. they look worse than VHS
I've had a few of them, stopped buying budget movies, now with so much stuff to stream, I don't buy any movies.
So you're buying the gas before purchasing the car...
they are never set up correctly in the store
some kid rips them out of the box and plugs it in
some of those "demo" discs they play are specially made to make them look as good as they can under all those store lights. slow moving water. over saturated colors that will "pop out" at you as you're pushing your cart from across the store
it came with both plus a "digital copy" but my tv is both 4k and HDR enhanced
too much compression is used in streaming music and movies
can you imagine the bandwidth they would need to stream true 4k to millions of people simultaneously ?
i went crazy buying dvd's when that came out. i'm more selective with blu ray. getting tired of buying the same movies every time they decide to change the technology
i have some of the same movies on VHS, laserdisc, dvd, hd-dvd, blu-ray and 4k
Some look pretty good, altho I never watch 4k. At point I thought DVD couldn't be beat, tried watching a show on DVD recently and it looked like crap, would probably be fine on old style TV.
what if they paid you with drugs? could kill this shitty moving being played
Chuck is in the modern age!
You can buy them and DL them and play in true 4K.
Netflix claims it streams 4K I believe. I use streaming only and will buy an occasional movie digitally. I'm happy so far.
Bought new Halloween cause I heard it was good...sucked ass.
you are 100% correct about that. i actually posted that once at an audio/video forum probably back around 2006. i said that someday people will be looking for old CRT televisions so they can watch standard def material (dvd's etc.) because they look like shit on all this new flat junk. no one agreed with me of course but i'm usually correct about 99% of the time
i still have Sony CRT HDTV it's 34" they used to sell for $4500 when they first came out in 2001 but when all that flat shit started coming out, you couldn't give a CRT away. i got it from Circuit City for $499 new in the box free delivery, they even brought it up a flight of steps into my bedroom, took it out of the box and put it on my tv stand. plugged it in, made sure it worked and all that
anyway i still have it in a spare bedroom. it's only 1080i and there are still certain aspects of it that are still superior to the top of the line flat tv's you can buy today even when watching standard def material over a standard def connection
there's something about CRT that flat panel technology hasn't been able to achieve yet
oh, and dvd's look fucking awesome on it. you put your dvd (or blu ray) player into 480p mode and the dvd rocks on that old Sony. it could pass for HD especially if the dvd movie was encoded anamorphic (also knows as "enhanced for widescreen"
btw on a similar note, when you watch standard def programming over a cable box, go into the cable box settings, set the resolution mode to 480p and 9 times out of 10 it will look 500% better. i've been doing that since HD came out and then i saw it as a "tip" somewhere about a year ago. oh, i saw it as a tip in the "support" section on in a cable box menu. i couldn't believe it. something i figured out on my own just by common sense and experimenting and it took the "experts" 20 years to figure it out and let people know about it
when you download these "true 4k" movies, would you happen to know the size of the file ?
4K movies will be around 100 gigabytes in size, depending on their length
i have some pretty decent high-end HD Sony camcorders. every 11 minutes of the highest HD setting takes up 2 gigs on the memory card. the camcorder breaks up the file every 11 minutes or the files would be too huge to work with
anyway i uploaded one of these files to youtube once as a test. once it was done "processing", i played it back and downloaded it back to my computer in 1080P. mysteriously my 2 gig file was now 250 megs
they can get away with calling it "HD" because the lines of resolution are there but there's this thing called "compression" which is what washes out detail, color, adds jitter when things move on the screen (especially when things movie right/left and vice versa
there's a ton of bs marketing out there when it comes to the "quality" claims of music and video over the internet