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Cheap and Nasty 4k

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Madengineer, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. JSmithDTV

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    DOA does happen...


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  2. Luke212

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    its not a bad display. black levels not so hot. everything else is ... ok. 4k looks nice and sharp on a small 49" :)

    i tried to calibrate but its pretty much just brightness and contrast, and cool,standard,warm colours.

    how was that for a professional review?
     
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    A little long
     
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    I don't understand it... was too technical for me. o_O


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  5. Luke212

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    sound is terrible. buoght a soundbar: Yahaha YAS 108B which should kick butt.

    these tvs are less value if you gotta buy a sound bar :/

    but picture quality I am quite happy with, after watching blade runner 2049 ultraHD last night.
     
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    Madengineer

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    God yes the sound is terrible. Lol

    But I always knew that. Tbh if you’re getting a 4K tv, chances are you’re not going to be using the included speakers anyway.
     
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  7. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    No CIE "horse-shoe" chromaticity diagram, no care.

    Even the good tellies all have shit sound these days (unless they come with a soundbar style addon). That's the price you pay for ultra thin, no-bezel designs.
     
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  8. Luke212

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    coming soon this year.... ultra wide bezels with built in subwoofers.
     
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    Here's my review:

    I'm sure its fine as a TV, but It's freaking terrible as a PC monitor, or gaming TV monitor.

    • Terrible input lag
    • Terrible backlight non-uniformity
    • No audio other than 3.5mm out - no ARC, no optical
    • I had all kinds of junk and debris under the glass, all over the panel, huge pieces near the bottom
    • Dead pixel out of the box
    • I don't believe the 178deg viewing angles
    • RGBW subpixels, not RGB --> USELESS as a computer monitor, sigh.

    PHOTOS: dropbox
     
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    Link please. Been eyeing off 4K for a year but still scared off by what I perceive as 2015 pricing.
     
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    ... You're comparing a cheap and nasty TV to a computer monitor? Is you stoopid?

    Also, dead pixel and 'junk and debris under the glass' isn't a judgement of the quality of the tv, more the manufacturing process.
     
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    Did you edit your post after I replied the first time?

    They're not less value if you've gotta buy a soundbar. For the average consumer the speakers are fine, but the majority of people who are buying a TV like this usually won't be using it at least without a home theatre...
     
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  13. Luke212

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    i may have. this soundbar is really great. sometimes it is $160 on special. i think i paid $180 delivered on amazon.

    if you consider you now have sound better than nearly all tvs, its a good option.particularly because you can bluetooth to it and use it for background music for dinner parties or while cleaning.

    anyway i really love the setup. quality is great.

    heres something i fucked up though.

    bought a 4K bluray player from USA, and plugged it in, and it blew up!!!!!!!!!!!

    aparently it didnt have a 120/240 switching PSU!!! BOOM! :(
     
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    Oops. Did it come with an AU power cable?
     
  15. Luke212

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    no i sought out a usa to au converter from the garage... i didnt even consider such a high tech low power device to not be switchable these days!
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Hey, so one thing I've noticed, getting it to natively support any 4k is a pain in the ass.


    I can't find a list of the refresh rates it supports, if anybody has an idea?
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Manuals: useful. Read them.
     
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    Manuals, pfffft :rolleyes:

    (Maybe that’s why a lot aren’t supplied and we now have to go online for them)
     

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