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    720P, 1080P, 2k or 4k?

    What definition media are you watching? Do you notice any difference?

    A few years back, I picked up a 2k monitor from Samsung, end of the line, 34", for $150 - I've been really happy with it. Nowadays, I always download 2k if available, and it seems to make a big difference to the viewing experience. The 2k files (about 6GB?) take a good while to download while the 1080Ps (about 1.5GB) are usually pretty quick and the 720ps (300mbs?) download really quickly

    Some 1080p is ok, but noticeably lesser, imho.

    I find 720p pretty unwatchable nowadays.

    Distance from the screen is also an issue. I use the monitor on my desk or sometimes move it to the living room where the sofa is only about 7 feet away from the screen thus 2k works well - a bigger room might benefit from 4k?

    Thus, 2k is a great fit for me.

    What are your experiences?
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    You can find online calculators that will tell the best distance to watch content based on screen size and definition.

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    My TV and monitor are only 1080P so that's what I download. It's good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlanK View Post
    You can find online calculators that will tell the best distance to watch content based on screen size and definition.


    How do you know what distance to watch your distance calculator at?

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    1080p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    What are your experiences?
    I have been using 2k/1440p for a while and I would not go back. It is a big upgrade from 1080p imho and even more noticeable while playing PC games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    The 2k files (about 6GB?) take a good while to download
    Not when you are on fiber pulling 1gbps+ speeds up and down.

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    1080p or 4K.
    I use an nVidia Shield which does a good job of upscaling 720p if that's all that's available.

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    2008 - 720p 50 inch
    2015 - 1080p 55 inch
    2023 - 4k 65 inch


    I like to be up close and personal with me TVs, never really got the point is sitting way back so half your field of vision is a wall. Though I do now need glasses to see further than 2 meters away, so hopefully that's Edith and not an intruder coming up the hallway.

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    I typically download movies and TV shows at 1080 or 2160p. If you have a newer TV it can play a x265 format so the files are about 1gb to 1.5gb and they usually DL in about 10 minutes sometimes even faster. Streaming live like I do for all my sports, is almost all 1080p HD from the provider.

    I have DL'd some 4K movies and they seem twitchy.

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    I watch the B&W films in 720p on my 2k monitor. TV is 4k and I am still amazed at clarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    TV is 4k and I am still amazed at clarity.
    We're quite amazed at the clarity of yootube, which is largely 4k nowadays.

    Amazing BBC Earth docos etc in amazing 4k on YT. The kid says It's like being in an Imax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I typically download movies and TV shows at 1080 or 2160p. If you have a newer TV it can play a x265 format so the files are about 1gb to 1.5gb
    If they're 1080p yes.
    Last edited by harrybarracuda; 16-04-2024 at 06:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I have DL'd some 4K movies and they seem twitchy.

    Not enough processor speed if they're twitchy.

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    Not very technical we always find 69 hits the spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I have been using 2k/1440p for a while and I would not go back. It is a big upgrade from 1080p imho and even more noticeable while playing PC games.



    Not when you are on fiber pulling 1gbps+ speeds up and down.
    I can smell you from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I can smell you from here.
    It's the Tesla in the garage that gives it away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I can smell you from here.
    What are you blathering about now you fucking retard?

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It's the Tesla in the garage that gives it away.
    Oh, look another retard stupid enough to think that owning a Tesla is some kind of status simple. What a couple of complete fuckwits. I can buy a used Tesla for less than a Toyota here in Seattle.

    Jealous, resentful losers who drive little shitbox cars. You must be butt hurt over my internet speeds?

    Armstrong, maybe you should post up some updated pictures of that closet you call a "man cave"


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I have been using 2k/1440p for a while and I would not go back. It is a big upgrade from 1080p
    Would you not sell one of the many whole bitcoins you bought for $5 twelve years ago and go for 4k?

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    ^ they are worth more than 4k now

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    ^ Snub watches 2k rez media. Like it's the 19 fokin' 50s or some shiz. FFS me gran watches 4k and she's like 75 or sum'in.

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    I run a 4k screen, I dont download content just stream youtube/netflix/prime/stan so likely 1080p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    just stream youtube/netflix/prime/stan so likely 1080p.
    We don't use prime, or even know what stan is, but YT and NF both have 4k. Our 4k NF package is less than 500thb per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    We don't use prime, or even know what stan is, but YT and NF both have 4k. Our 4k NF package is less than 500thb per month.
    Will check out 4K YT.
    Cannot do 4K NF as Iam not the subscription owner.
    Just checked prime and stan... can upgrade subscription to 4K on those so might give it a whirl !

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    I watch 240p full screen on a 4k because I am tough like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    2008 - 720p 50 inch
    2015 - 1080p 55 inch
    2023 - 4k 65 inch


    I like to be up close and personal with me TVs, never really got the point is sitting way back so half your field of vision is a wall. Though I do now need glasses to see further than 2 meters away, so hopefully that's Edith and not an intruder coming up the hallway.
    Its not your TV making you go blind...

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