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FCC proposes ATSC 3.0 standard for 4K TV - no US TV's meet standard

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by phrelin, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Rich

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    Get one. The prices should start dropping on the 2016 models at the end of March and the sales should continue into April. You don't know what you're missing. Yeah, D* has little content but you won't believe the PQ you'll get on the TV apps or from a streaming box (the ATV4 is the best streaming box, I think). Even the D* content will look a lot better, the upscaling engines on the 4K sets gives you a picture that has to be seen to be believed. I'd recommend a Samsung TV in the 8 Series.

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  2. lparsons21

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    The ATV4 is a nice box, doesn't do 4K though. FireTV is also a nice box and it does 4K just fine.
     
  3. Rich

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    I've got 3 FTV1 boxes. All of them have juddering problems with Amazon. Have no idea why. My TV apps are fine with Amazon as are my BD upscalers. My son recently purchased a new FTV2 box and had to return it due to audio problems. Last one I bought, mainly to use for 4K offerings on NF and especially AP (the UI on my TV apps is a bit of a PITA when using AP) pixellated terribly. I realize the problems we've had recently are probably just due to the individual boxes but they just don't seem to be as reliable as the ATVs.

    Yeah, the ATV4 doesn't do 4K, but I honestly don't see much of a difference between the 4K content on my TV apps and the upscaled from 1080p picture of the ATV4 when using NF or any other app. An Amazon app would make the new 4K ATV5 boxes near perfect when they arrive later this year.

    Again, this is all subjective.

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  4. scooper

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    I have a FireTV from last year. It isn't used very much at this point.
     

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