Using 4K Televisions Primarily for Upscaling Lower Resolutions

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  1. Rich

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    I am curious. Is that LG OLED TV you have not 4K?

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    Strange. The link works for me. It is a link directly to the LG TV in question on the LG website.

    Curved OLED 1080p Smart TV - 55" Class (54.6" Diag)
    • 55EG9100
    • Discontinued Product
     
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    You use Chrome? I can't open the above link.

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    The above was just copied and pasted text from the website.
    No, I use Edge.
     
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    So far, seems to be the case. In theory, you wouldn't think so, though.

    In the situation of a non-widescreen program, the DVD format is able to utilize its entire horizontal res of 720 for that narrower picture. So those pixels should be "squeezed" into the center part of the widescreen TV.

    In the widescreen program, that 720 is more evened-out across the entire width of the screen.

    This is why when I would make a DVD recording from (TCM for example) on a non-widescreen (4:3) program I would set the receiver to 4:3 crop mode, thereby allowing the full use of the DVD format's 720 H-resolution for a slight improvement of the recorded picture.

    You would think this "improvement" would carry over to commercially-produced DVDs of older TV programs, and on my older screens it seemed to.

    Fortunately for me, I don't have much of an investment in commercially-produced DVDs.
     
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    Must be a Chrome problem, they keep popping up.

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    Most times I put my laptop to sleep.
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    Never a dull moment, huh? Last two Win 10 updates really screwed up my two computers. I just got the PC working and the laptop shows a solid blue screen when I turn it on. That only lasts for seconds and then the desktop comes up, but it scares me. I like my Lenovo Z710.

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    My take is that if you are happy with your current set and, as you mentioned, you aren't going to view native 4K content, you may want to stick with your current display.

    That said, depending on the TV, upscaling on a brighter and higher resolution screen can be quite nice. From my personal experience, my Sonys do the best job with non-native signals, my LG second but the Samsungs I used to have were a close third.

    If you do go the 4K route, I highly recommend the Apple TV 4K. There are almost 400 4K movies on it, then every new Amazon and Netflix series are being released in 4K so there is quite a lot of content available now. I've had numerous streamers, including the Nvidia Shield for 4K and the Apple TV is easily my favorite since their 4K versions of movies are the same price as HD, then on top of that they have easily the best streaming quality which is the highest bitrate of all the services.
     
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    Going 4K all the way!
     
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    Haha, nice!

    I am a big AV nerd and have been bought into 4K for some time and had numerous 4K displays so if I can help answer and questions or provide any advice, please let me know.

    I'd recommend the LG B7/C7 for the OLED side and the 900E/930E from the LCD side of things. Both technologies have their advantages but those should serve as a good starting point as they are all high quality and a nice balance of price to performance.
     
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    We choose the Sony 930E
     
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    Awesome, enjoy!

    I've been extremely pleased with mine.
     
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    Agree, I do. ATVs are simply the best. In my opinion. I have to say: Putting a new ATV5 on a Samsung 4K set is...interesting. To say the least. I've learned a lot recently about the menus of the ATVs and Sammys. I know how to fix some glitches that are surely gonna pop up when you hook up the ATV5s to a Samsung. I'm gonna start a thread about that when I get a tuit.

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    Here you go Rich, a round tuit.:D
     
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    One of my bosses had a pin like that. Neat. Thanx. Now find me a henway...

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