Samsung Smart TV picture quality is terrible

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by F1aReD, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. racton1

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    I don't see any difference in Amazon's 4K or 1080 either. That is the point. A 4k should look way better than 1080. On my TV they both look very average.
     
  2. P Smith

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    does you DL speed in a range 30-50 mbps ?
     
  3. ejbvt

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    That's because there isn't much of a difference. Fanboys will see an amazing picture because they want to. 4K isn't like going SD to HD. I see a big difference in shadows, they are clearer in 4K but backgrounds and the like look exactly the same. "4K is like being there!" Shut up. That's what they said about HD.
     
  4. jimmie57

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    One reason you don't see a huge difference is the excellent upscaling that most of the new 4K TVs are doing with the lower resolutions.
    I am not running any 4K on my 4K TV but the picture is far superior to the 1080p TV that I replaced with this one.
     
  5. MysteryMan

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    Source material, photography and Director's intent dictate the outcome of video. I've seen some 4K material that didn't look any different than 1080p and I've seen some 4K material that will blow you away.
     
  6. Rich

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    I think the 4K sets spoil people. I go back and forth between 1080p plasmas and two 4K sets and the difference is very noticeable. I never thought I would see as much difference. Yeah, it's not the step up the shift from SD to HD was but it's still quite a step up. I thought I had the best sets available with the plasmas...wrong again.

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  7. Rich

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    I never heard anyone say things about HD like that. I have heard, "It's like looking thru a window" about my 4K sets. And it is. Can't say that about my plasmas.

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  8. Rich

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    Download speeds do make a real difference, good question.

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  9. Rich

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    Agreed, far better. The upscaling alone is worth every penny these sets cost.

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  10. Rich

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    I do hope NF starts renting UHD discs soon, the Samsung UHD players are really inexpensive now.

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  11. ejbvt

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    I will agree that watching HD on a 4K TV looks great. It is a slight improvement over my former HD set. I have previously described it as HD as HD should be. Most of the time, it looks nice and crisp. 4K on a 4K set looks great, too, it's just not the big deal everyone is making it out to be.

    What do I know, if a show is good enough and only in SD, I will still watch it. The aspect ratio has to right, though...
     
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  12. Rich

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    Been saying that for over two years now. These things are just the best sets I've ever had...and I don't even bother checking to see what resolution the content I want to see is in. I have no intention of getting a 4K setup from D*, I'm perfectly happy with my sets at this moment.

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