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My latest toy
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:05:08 PM »



LG 55UB820V
Only need to do something about the cables now, but since I need a new HDMI cable (2.0 with HDCP 2.2 support) and the HTPC needs a new graphics-card (4k capability) this will have to wait a week or two.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2014, 04:14:46 PM by Silence_of_Lambs »

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Re: My latest toy
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 10:01:02 PM »
My latest toy:

A 500GB SSD for my notebook :)



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Re: My latest toy
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 12:03:50 AM »
My latest toy. Nerds Candy!  :laugh:
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It can be found here.
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Re: My latest toy
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 03:06:38 AM »
Awesome! I am targeting to get a new 55" TV next year. Need to start informing myself sometime soon. Is backlit a good option...?

I want something that has less overscan than my current TV (1.85:1 discs never show any black bars :(). Also 24fps will be nice to have. I don't care for 3D whatsoever.

In Taiwan those curved screens seem to be becoming the next big thing. Not sure if that would really enhance my experience...

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Re: My latest toy
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 12:23:40 PM »
Is backlit a good option...?
LED-Backlight currently is the only affordable alternative to Plasma.

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Also 24fps will be nice to have
Since nowadays all screens support at least 50Hz (fps) 24 is built-in automatically.

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curved screens seem to be becoming the next big thing
Yupp,
they are trying to sell us these here too.
I'm not convinced though that this will bring any advantages, but I am convinced that this reduces the effectively visibible screen-width (means: a 55" curved screen is "only" as wide as a normal 50" screen).


Had my first test-viewings on the LG now.
TV-signal (Satellite fed in by HTPC @ 1080p) simply looks breath-taking. The internal 4k-upscaling makes even SD-stations look better than Blu-ray quality.
Blu-rays are gaining a new quality ... I don't miss my "old" 50" Plasma at all ...  :yahoo:
(More information will follow as soon as the new 4k-graphics card (GTX750) has arrived)

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I want something that has less overscan than my current TV
Overscan on many TVs can be disabled per Input-device.
On your TV-settings check for menu point "Overscan" or "Just Scan"
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Re: My latest toy
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 05:24:30 AM »
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I want something that has less overscan than my current TV
Overscan on many TVs can be disabled per Input-device.
On your TV-settings check for menu point "Overscan" or "Just Scan"
My now 7-year old Sharp is a nice machine, but it always was a bit barebones in the settings department. I have had single horizontal line showing for quite some time now, but it would only be problematic with bright colors, especially white of course. Now there is two or three of those, so that's why we started to discuss about getting a new one.

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Re: My latest toy
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 04:27:21 PM »
Purchased today:



The next two weeks will last forever
« Last Edit: February 23, 2015, 11:24:40 PM by Silence_of_Lambs »

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Re: My latest toy
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 06:58:16 PM »
Nice.

Congratualtions.  :clap: