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Entering the 4K world

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by James Long, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    It could be that, like some other electronic devices, all machines have xyz capability built in, but it is easily available only when you pay more. Cheaper to manufacture that way for some items.
     
  2. bmcleod

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    Do many (any?) 4K sets have a refresh rate higher than that? Most are limited to 60 Hz in UHD and 120 in HD. Maybe some do go higher for HD, though 120 gives you all the standard frame rates with even multipliers, do you need more?
     
  3. Rich

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    I found a 49" NU8000 on Amazon, think I'll buy that during the Black Friday sales. I did see the same models in our Costco, don't have room for a large set in the utility room.

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  4. Rich

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    Yes, I thought all the models in the Series 8 line and up had a refresh rate of 240 (Samsung's measurement) but even the 49" NU8000 seems to have a refresh rate of 120. Perhaps all the smaller sets have a refresh rate of 120. Samsung has 60Hz panels on the 6 and 7 Series sets and they pump that up to 120. On the larger Series 8 sets the panels are rated at 120Hz and the set pumps that up to 240. Is this necessary? I think it is. I have had a couple 6 Series sets in my home briefly and the juddering was very noticeable. All this "pumping up" is done by the processors in the sets if I read the details correctly. Same thing happens in my plasma, that has a 60Hz panel and the processor pumps that up to what Panasonic calls a 600 refresh rate. I see more juddering on that than I do on the Samsungs I have. Seems to be all about the panels.

    I hope this doesn't lead to another conversation by those who think refresh rates don't matter.

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  5. Rich

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    Not sure I understand this, we have four Sammy 4K sets in the house they easily connect to Bluetooth devices. Just read the previous post and it seems as if the Series 6 sets might not support Bluetooth.

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  6. TheRatPatrol

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    My series 6 supports Bluetooth but like mentioned above you have to turn the headphones on via a hidden menu.
     
  7. Rich

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    Not much "support" there. Nice to know there's a way to get BT on those sets.

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  8. Laxguy

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    Rich-

    My reply was as to why some items on some electronics are deep inside a hidden menu. Not opining as to any set or even manufacturer.
     
  9. jimmie57

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    Those menus have been there for many years on the Samsung. I have a 2004, 20" Digital Flat Screen CRT TV and it has them. Those are not meant to be accessed by us the consumer but by maintenance technicians. There is so much in there that you can screw up it is almost ridiculous. The TV had a slight arch to the horizontal lines. My scrolling stock market numbers were fine in the middle of the width but were about 1/4 buried in the bottom on each side. A tech at Samsung stepped me thru to the line that adjusted that problem until it was totally gone.
     
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  10. TheRatPatrol

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    I tried this and couldn’t get it to work.
     
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  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Perhaps you been too tired do that ? ;)
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    HAHA, well I’ve had some coffee now, let me try it again. Nope. Still didn’t work. Oh well. :)
     

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