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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    ^ Loath to admit it, but the fatboy is correct.
    Sheesh...I've known this for years.



    Ever since the wife pointed it out to me.

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    65 inch UHD Sammy for 18k.


    Still holding off until there's actual 4K content to pinch off the torrent sites.


    By the time that happens Jay's 75 inch 4K will probably be that price.


    Anyway, that's bladdy cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    65 inch UHD for 18k.
    No TV's for 20 months. But seeing the need once in a while. Mainly big sport, if it ever comes back. Upgrade my android box + a nice smart TV could be a winner. Looks like no vacations for a while so..... Interesting.

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    Think that was IT City.


    Jog over to Zeer or Future Park and see what's crackalackin'.

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    When we first moved in here it seemed like a good idea to install a bunch of good quality TVs. Reasonable size, smart etc etc..3 Bedrooms, Sitting room and kitchen.
    I swear to go that since the electric telephone became the "go to" for visual entertainment not one TV ha been switched on for months. Fucking nonsense.
    I'll never buy another one.

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    TVs are convenient, not easy to walk around with a 54" phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    I swear to go that since the electric telephone became the "go to" for visual entertainment not one TV ha been switched on for months.
    Have they not learnt how to cast video from the phone to the TV or are the TVs too old not having that function?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Have they not learnt how to cast video from the phone to the TV or are the TVs too old not having that function?
    The TVs are good but they can't be assed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Have they not learnt how to cast video from the phone to the TV or are the TVs too old not having that function?
    Dont even need to cast unless it is a phone only app.

    Grab a 55" 4k thingo to use as a 2nd monitor (for youtube/netflix/pornhub duties) with my laptop ..... best 10k ive ever spent !!

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    ^ yup.

    All our TVs are hooked up to a PC + 5.1 surround sound system + wireless keyboard and mouse.

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    4K is only for porn use,

    55'' in 4K feels like you are there yourself with your 4'' cock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    4K is only for porn use,

    55'' in 4K feels like you are there yourself with your 4'' cock
    There is a bit of 4K stuff on Netflix, my cock is 106.68mm according to the faro arm at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    There is a bit of 4K stuff on Netflix
    Probably not at the moment since they are throttling everything due to the "increase in business".

    Same as Amazon Prime, Youtube, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Still holding off until there's actual 4K content to pinch off the torrent sites.
    There's loads of 3840x2160 content on torrent sites.

    Type in UHD and you will see hundreds of movies and tv shows. About 10 gbs per hour of video to download them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Probably not at the moment since they are throttling everything due to the "increase in business".

    Same as Amazon Prime, Youtube, etc.
    if you say so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    if you say so.
    Don't blame me, I didn't tell them to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    here's loads of 3840x2160 content on torrent sites.

    Type in UHD and you will see hundreds of movies and tv shows.
    Download uhd Torrents | 1337x

    The Lion King.


    Vada Chennai.


    Young People Fucking.






    Let's just say we share different tastes.

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    Tiz about time to shift the 55 inch FHD TV to the kid as her computer monitor/PC media center, which would unfortunately mean getting a new, bigger, UHD model for the living room wall.

    The sacrifices we make.


    Probably 65 inch UHD.

    What's the skiz nowadays.

    Will be connected to a Win 11 PC, so any of that smart internet TV stuff won't be touched.


    This 65 inch UHD Samsung is on 15,500 THB

    SAMSUNG สมาร์ททีวี UHD 4K 65AU7700 รุ่น UA65AU7700KXXT ขนาด 65 นิ้ว ( AU7700 , AU7700KXXT ) | Lazada.co.th

    Amazingly cheap.


    This Samsung 65in YHD is 36k

    [ซื้อคู่สุดคุ้ม] SAMSUNG TV QLED 4K (2022) Smart TV 65 นิ้ว Q70B Series รุ่น QA65Q70BAKXXT *พร้อมซาวด์บาร์ HW-T400/XT | Lazada.co.th


    Not that I'd be buying it online.




    Only need it as a screen, no bells n whistles would be used.

    LED or OLED, wotever the fudge they are.

    Anything to watch/watch-out for?

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    ^ From what I understand the best screens are OLED. Although they are apparently not as bright as LED so are better in dark rooms.

    Those two tvs you are showing are Samsungs mid range 7 series.

    I have a 55 inch 9 series Samsung 'QLED' in living room that I found online a couple of years ago which had a 60 per cent price glitch which was honoured and a great reason to shop online. It came with a top of the range sound bar too and a metal remote control

    Be interesting to put it up against the OLED when it comes on Friday.

    Although here is one difference...



    Then there's the price and it's meant to be wicked as a gaming monitor with hdmi 2.1s, although my Samsung has that too and I don't have a games console, although that might change soon

    I'll let you know if it's a waste of dough next weekend

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    Go QLED You won’t tell the difference from OLED and it will last longer, buy something bigger that 42” - that size is now something I would view whilst on the shitter.

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    Central sometimes have some bargains online

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    QLED v OLED in the world cup semifinal on Friday, it is then.


    Looking forward to see which one is the winner.


    It will be used for some gaming.

    Maybe 20% of the time.

    Room will be darkish, though not as dark as Snub's parent's basement.

    The other 80% of the time will be spent trying to annoy people online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Go QLED You won’t tell the difference from OLED
    Not if you have no friends like Icey to see from every angle and his cataracts to see the huge difference in contrast and his irritable bastard syndrome confining him to watching in the shitter


    These are halcyon days for TV technology. Ultra HD 4K is now well established, 8K TVs are becoming more common, HDR is readily available, and streaming puts a near-infinite supply of content at our fingerprints all day, every day.

    But these are also confusing times for TV technology, with new acronyms and marketing terms raining down like confetti at the wedding of the managing director of a confetti company.

    One of the ongoing confusions lies in the comparison between the two technologies competing at the premium end of the TV market: OLED and QLED. So what exactly are they, what's the difference, and which is in pole position if you want the best possible picture? Allow us to fill you in.
    OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) is a type of display tech that consists of a carbon-based film through which two conductors pass a current, causing it to emit light.

    Crucially, this light can be emitted on a pixel-by-pixel basis, so a bright white or coloured pixel can appear next to one that’s totally black or an entirely different colour, with neither impacting the other.

    This is in direct contrast to a traditional LCD TV, which relies on a separate backlight to generate light that’s then passed through a layer of pixels.

    Despite many attempts over the years, no TV with a backlight has ever managed to completely eradicate the issue of light bleeding from an intentionally bright pixel to those around it.

    QLED pros and cons


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    OLED vs QLED: which is the best TV technology?
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    OLED vs QLED: Which is the best TV technology?
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    These are halcyon days for TV technology. Ultra HD 4K is now well established, 8K TVs are becoming more common, HDR is readily available, and streaming puts a near-infinite supply of content at our fingerprints all day, every day.

    But these are also confusing times for TV technology, with new acronyms and marketing terms raining down like confetti at the wedding of the managing director of a confetti company.

    One of the ongoing confusions lies in the comparison between the two technologies competing at the premium end of the TV market: OLED and QLED. So what exactly are they, what's the difference, and which is in pole position if you want the best possible picture? Allow us to fill you in.

    OLED pros and cons
    OLED TV: LG OLED65C2

    (Image credit: Future / Netflix, The Bubble)
    OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) is a type of display tech that consists of a carbon-based film through which two conductors pass a current, causing it to emit light.

    Crucially, this light can be emitted on a pixel-by-pixel basis, so a bright white or coloured pixel can appear next to one that’s totally black or an entirely different colour, with neither impacting the other.

    This is in direct contrast to a traditional LCD TV, which relies on a separate backlight to generate light that’s then passed through a layer of pixels.

    Despite many attempts over the years, no TV with a backlight has ever managed to completely eradicate the issue of light bleeding from an intentionally bright pixel to those around it.

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    OLED TV: Philips 65OLED806

    The Philips OLED806 combines an OLED panel with Ambilight to excellent effect. (Image credit: Philips/Star Trek Lower Decks, Amazon Prime)
    Other advantages of OLED are that the panels are lighter and thinner than a typical LCD/LED arrangement, viewing angles tend to be significantly wider, and response times can be supremely quick.

    One disadvantage is that OLEDs are comparatively expensive to produce. Prices are steadily getting more realistic – thanks in no small part to LG (currently the largest producer of OLED panels for TVs) selling panels to other manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic and Philips, increasing both the amount being produced and competition in the shops – but OLED TVs still tend to be a bit more expensive than most standard LCD models.

    Shaking up the status quo, Samsung Display has recently started producing so-called QD-OLED panels, which it's currently selling to Samsung Electronics and Sony. Developed by Samsung, QD-OLED is a combination of the Quantum Dot and OLED technology.

    And another manufacturer may soon join the OLED party. Chinese electronics giant BOE unveiled a 95-inch 8K OLED TV with a 120Hz refresh rate at Display Week 2022 – and market research firm DSCC claims the company plans to commercialise it, though it will be a while before this has an impact on prices, if it ever does.

    Sizes can be an issue where OLEDs are concerned. Until very recently, you couldn't buy an OLED TV smaller than 55 inches. 48-inch OLEDs appeared for the first time in 2020, with the excellent LG OLED48CX leading the way, and 2022 has seen the launch of the first 42-inch OLED TV, the LG OLED42C2. However, as these 'small' OLEDs are currently produced in relatively low numbers they tend to be barely any more affordable than their 55-inch equivalents. The panels also tend to have lower peak brightness than the latest, brightest, bigger sets, arguably making them less good value.

    All OLEDs struggle to reach the same peak brightness levels of even an average backlit model. Even extra-bright OLED models such as 2022's LG G2 and Samsung S95B struggle to get even half as bright as a flagship QLED, although the perfect blacks do go at least some way towards compensating for that by creating exceptional overall contrast.

    Finally, the organic nature of an OLED panel means it's potentially susceptible to image retention and even burn-in, in a similar way to the plasma TVs of old. This really doesn't seem to be a widespread problem, though. We've never had image retention problems with any of the OLEDs that we've tested (or the models that staff members have bought for use at home) and manufacturers do build in features to reduce the risk.

    That said, those manufacturers do still feel the need to warn customers about the potential for image retention either in the TV's manual or as a pop-up message on first installation, so make of that what you will.

    QLED pros and cons
    Samsung QE65QN95A

    Samsung's flagship 4K QLED for 2021 is the Q95A 'Neo QLED', which boasts a Mini-LED backlight. (Image credit: Future / Escape From Pretoria, Amazon Prime)
    While it may be aboard the OLED train now, for many years Samsung avoided it, instead promoting a rival technology called QLED. Although QLED has been mostly associated with Samsung it's worth noting that other manufacturers such as Hisense, Vizio and TCL also use the technology, though sometimes under a different name.

    QLED stands for Quantum-dot Light-Emitting Diode which, in theory at least, has a great deal in common with OLED, most notably in that each pixel can emit its own light, in this case thanks to quantum dots – tiny semiconductor particles only a few nanometres in size.

    These quantum dots are (again, in theory) capable of giving off incredibly bright, vibrant and diverse colours – even more so than OLED.

    The problem is that the quantum dots used in current commercially available QLED TVs do not in fact emit their own light. Instead, they simply have the light from a backlight passed through them, in just the same way that an LCD layer does on standard LCD/LED TVs.

    In the future, this will likely change. A number of self-emissive QLEDs have already been displayed at industry events, including the world's first 8K self-emitting QLED display designed by BOE. Unlike traditional QLEDs that use a quantum dot film sandwiched between an LED backlight and an LCD panel, BOE's self-emissive QLEDs contain quantum dot nanocrystals that can produce their own light when placed in an electric field. This means that, as with OLED, it doesn't require a backlight, and each pixel can be individually dimmed.

    Domestic self-emissive QLEDs are still a way off, however. In the meantime, traditional quantum dots still improve colour vibrancy and control over LCD, narrowing the gap to OLED, but this isn’t yet the next-gen, game-changing technology that Samsung has always suggested with its QLED branding.

    OLED’s ability to light each pixel individually gives it an undeniable advantage over QLED. While overall brightness levels are lower, contrast is still incredibly impressive.

    Samsung has sought to increase the contrast of its QLED models by switching from standard LED backlights to Mini LED backlights for its most premium models, which it refers to as 'Neo QLED' TVs. As the name suggests, these backlights use much smaller LEDs – they genuinely resemble sparkly grains of sand – that can be packed in in far higher quantities. By increasing the number of LEDs, the number of independent dimming zones can also be increased, resulting in significantly greater contrast.

    The flagship Samsung QN95B, for example, is thought to have around 800 independent dimming zones (Samsung doesn't confirm specific numbers) – that's a huge increase on the approximately 120 zones of its 2020 equivalent. Of course, because every pixel of an OLED TV can be controlled independently, it essentially has over 8-million independent dimming zones, but the new Neo QLEDs are clearly a step towards sets that combine the contrast of OLED with the brightness and longevity of backlit sets.
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    Don't suppose you can summarize that in 1 or 2 sentences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    Not if you have no friends like Icey to see from every angle and his cataracts to see the huge difference in contrast and his irritable bastard syndrome confining him to watching in the shitter
    Hey, point of order, you are the prick that had to have his eyes done by some Malaysian quack. You’ll be blind in about 5 years. Forget the TV get a fucking radio

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