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Old 06-23-2016, 08:21 PM   #1
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4k resolution


4k large monitors in the store do look better than 1080p.

However, I am not aware of any over the air broadcasters than broadcast in 4K.

The only programs I have seen in 1080p are live shows like golf, etc.

Does not seem like 4K has much value at present.
 
Old 06-23-2016, 08:35 PM   #2
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I'm not personally going to upgrade to 4K, but I think it's worth noting that Netflix streams in 4K.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 07:46 AM   #3
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YouTube also has some 4k content.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 09:47 AM   #4
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Whats the point? Unless you get a 4k bluray player and stream in 4k (limited Netflix support, HULU perhaps?) it is useless. 1080p has been around for a decade now right? Still, tell me any tv station (for those like me in the US), that even breadcast in 1080? ..............................................................................I didn't think so, they all still broadcast in 720p. Before you answer, your provider in question, has boxes that output in 1080i yes, HOWEVER the key term here is that the image is upscaled to 1080i (i , not p). DirecTV and perhaps DISH "claim" 4K, but again, the dirty word here is "upscaling." Content creators as you have seen still usually just shoot in 1080p but again down-convert it because broadcasting in 1080 is not allowed.

Now, if you are upgrading say from a CRT or 720p , yea sure get a 4k, it is a good investment, but will you take advantage of it's full capabilities anytime soon? Nope. Will you lose out because you already bought that 1080p TV a year or so ago? Nope.

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Old 06-24-2016, 10:17 AM   #5
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You are right except in one point.

Live shows like golf tournaments broadcast in 1080p.

I receive ONLY over the air broadcasts.

I refuse to pay $80/month for mostly mindless crap.

Cheaper to use Redbox or my local theatre that charges $5 for senior tickets to new movies.

Hit the info button on your remote to see the definition.

Like yourself, 4K is a big waste of money.

Like 3D TV sets and DVDs. :-)

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Old 06-24-2016, 10:20 AM   #6
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Ok sports events, but still you do not need a 4k for that. I don't watch sports so I don't care that much, and watching golf is like watching a fly trying to have sex, not very interesting. I probably should try to watch golf if I can't get to sleep . Yea 3D was just stupid, I'm glad its dead. Again, getting a 4K is not necessarily a waste of money depending on what you are upgrading from. Again, if you bought or have an old 720p, or coming from a 480i CRT sure go for a 4K, and you can get SOME use out of it.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 10:37 AM   #7
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The ten Dollars a month for Netflix is the best deal in "home entertainment," IMHO.
IIRC, it is twelve a month for UHD.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 10:39 AM   #8
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I thought about getting a Netflix account, but I don't see the value in it - in my case at least. Since Netflix has been kinda slow in getting content, and removing content that I wanted to watch (Blackadder series), with the money I spend a month on Netflix, I can just get the DVDs (which I did). Got Blackadder on DVD. I also considered HULU, but again I'd rather just get the physical media and not have to worry about it suddenly getting removed from the server. I guess I am just old-school that way.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 10:47 AM   #9
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Each to their own.
I also prefer to own the physical media, but I don't know of anywhere one can pick up a set of DVDs of a entire multiple season TV series, even from the used shops, for $10.00, or less. Ditto a series of movie sequels.
Netflix rotates their "stock" on a monthly basis, but, yes, I sometimes don't like what they delete and/or add, and there are things I would like to watch that are not, or not yet, available on Netflix. OTOH, I have noticed that if something is popular it usually returns to the list a few months down the road.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 10:57 AM   #10
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Each to their own.
I also prefer to own the physical media, but I don't know of anywhere one can pick up a set of DVDs of a entire multiple season TV series, even from the used shops, for $10.00, or less. Ditto a series of movie sequels.
Netflix rotates their "stock" on a monthly basis, but, yes, I sometimes don't like what they delete and/or add, and there are things I would like to watch that are not, or not yet, available on Netflix. OTOH, I have noticed that if something is popular it usually returns to the list a few months down the road.
Case in point. There are places that sell official TV DVDs - Shout Factory is one of them, but it also depends on where you live of course, but getting around the Region 1 restriction on DVDs these days is pretty much easy.

I myself would LOVE to have the 1990s X-Men animated series. Again, that series USED to be on Netflix, now its gone. So yea, screw it, I'll just save up and buy the damned thing on DVD, even if it is for $50 or however much it costs for the entire series and just be done with it.

I remember a co-worker told me a month ago or so that the entire series of Animaniacs was added to Netflix, again I gave an unenthusiastic 'yay', because I already HAVE the entire series on DVD, and I've had it already for about 10 years .

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Old 06-24-2016, 02:05 PM   #11
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I thought about getting a Netflix account, but I don't see the value in it - in my case at least. Since Netflix has been kinda slow in getting content, and removing content that I wanted to watch (Blackadder series), with the money I spend a month on Netflix, I can just get the DVDs (which I did). Got Blackadder on DVD. I also considered HULU, but again I'd rather just get the physical media and not have to worry about it suddenly getting removed from the server. I guess I am just old-school that way.
Netflix is not worth the money.

They rarely get new stuff.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 02:48 PM   #12
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Netflix is not worth the money.

They rarely get new stuff.
You are entitled to your opinion.
I don't find many movie I like, as most of the "modern" stuff is dark and
deviant garbage (imo), but I have enjoyed TV shows that I didn't watch when they were first broadcast.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 03:06 PM   #13
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I find that, sadly, Netflix tends to have what I want but can't buy on DVD. QI is the main one but I find the odd other.

I hadn't seen a way to choose resolution on Netflix, is it "automatic"? I'm only running a 1920*1200 at present but I do see some reasons to go "4K" if it is actually available.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 03:33 PM   #14
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Netflix is not worth the money.

They rarely get new stuff.
I pretty much alluded to that.

Speaking of dumb trends, i.e 3D tv, I went to the local Best Buy to pick up my color laser printer (best purchase ever made), and I was looking at soundbars, because I am planning on getting one. Inevitably I am looking at tvs, and see those stupid curved screens. Honestly, what is the point? You have to be right at center, and what if you have company? Another dumb fad, another thing I would never buy, a curved screen. GTFO with that crap
 
Old 06-24-2016, 03:41 PM   #15
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I saw those curved screens at Frys. Looked really stupid.

Speaking of stupid.

-----------------------------------------------------???

I bought and paid for an item on Ebay 8 days ago.

Ad said priority mail.

Item still has not been sent.

I have received items from China in 8 days.

I guess seller does not think a poor rating matters.

Seller told me 3 days ago that he would mail it.

Saw new Independence Day movie.

Great movie. :-)

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