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    4K all the way

    It is apparent to me that I have some self-control issues. Take my interest in 4K television as an example. I started out thinking it was time to upgrade the living room TV from a 52" 1080P set. After some procrastination, which I'm fairly good at, I decided to purchase a new 65" Sony 4K television and an Oppo UDP-203 4K Ultra Blu-ray player. That's a nice upgrade for the living room. When I got to the store to buy the 65" television I could not resist the urge to upgrade the 42" bedroom TV while I was at it, so I also bought a 49" Sony 4K set for the bedroom. Okay, now all is well. I got everything installed and was thoroughly impressed with the 4K televisions. A couple weeks went by and I kept thinking about the 52" Sony 1080P television in the studio, so like a house of cards in a stiff breeze I crumbled and purchased a 55" Sony 4K set for the studio and ordered another Oppo UDP-203 to go with it. Things are looking good, but something was still nagging at me. Things were not quite 100% complete, that is until today when my third Oppo UDP-203 arrived for the bedroom. Finally, the cherry on top. I am now enjoying 4K TV and Ultra Blu-ray discs in the living room, the bedroom, and the studio.

    Phew, I think I'm good, at least for a little while. .
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    Re: 4K all the way

    Dan, Iím still jonesing for the A1E 77 inch baby from Sony.

    I still remember my 32 inch CRT and thought it was huge. I now have a 40 inch in the bedroom and think itís small. Ha!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Dan, I’m still jonesing for the A1E 77 inch baby from Sony.

    I still remember my 32 inch CRT and thought it was huge. I now have a 40 inch in the bedroom and think it’s small. Ha!
    Mike.......I know what you mean. I originally had a 21" 4x3 CRT television in the bedroom, then went to the 36" 16x9 Sony HD CRT. That television weighted damn near 200 lbs. Then I went to a 42" 720P widescreen hung on the wall, and now a 49" in the same place. I would have gone bigger in the bedroom but sliding closet doors won't let that to happen. The Sony 49" is a nice step up from the 42", and the 4K resolution is eye popping good.
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    Re: 4K all the way

    Normally, Marlene is the last to notice differences in television picture quality. She is more into the programming, so picture clarity and resolution aren't at the top of her priority list. Last night we watched the 4K movie of Passengers. Within the first couple of minutes she said to me that the picture looked so much sharper and brighter than DVD movies we watch. I was surprised she was impressed enough to comment on the picture quality because normally those things don't concern her viewing enjoyment. Now that she is aware of just what 4K can deliver on the screen I think she will be quicker to identify picture quality differences between the various video sources. I was pleased she noticed the improvement.

    By the way, the movie Passengers was filmed and edited in 4K, not upconverted from 2K like many of the so-called 4K movies coming out. The color saturation, black levels, HDR, and picture clarity are exceptional.
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    Re: 4K all the way

    Some day I will upgrade my basic TV from a 1998 Panasonic 32Ē CRT to a new TV with an HDMI input. My original plan was to use the Oppo 103 I have stored in the garage with it, but reading this thread reminded me of how much I love the Oppo 203 with my 75Ē Sony Z9D TV in the HT. So, I just ordered another 203. Now I have both a spare, and am ready to go when I get a new TV.

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    Re: 4K all the way

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Dan, I’m still jonesing for the A1E 77 inch baby from Sony.
    Get the A8F instead. Reportedly the panel is improved to slightly reduce the risk of burn-in. (We have an A1 in our office for testing of our other products.)

    I've recently purchased Panasonic 65" EX750 - being the very last 3D TV model from a major brand. In fact I'm typing this using this TV as my computer monitor.
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    The A8F doesn’t come in 77”.

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Get the A8F instead. Reportedly the panel is improved to slightly reduce the risk of burn-in. (We have an A1 in our office for testing of our other products.)

    I've recently purchased Panasonic 65" EX750 - being the very last 3D TV model from a major brand. In fact I'm typing this using this TV as my computer monitor.
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    Re: 4K all the way

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Get the A8F instead. Reportedly the panel is improved to slightly reduce the risk of burn-in.
    Peter.......I agree with you. I made the same suggestion to Mike in another thread. If I were going for an OLED, the Sony A8F would be the one. The largest A8F screen is 65" at this time but that may change as the year progresses.
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    Re: 4K all the way

    A8F


    Wait for it , wait for it
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    Re: 4K all the way

    I was looking at 4K TVs but most of them are HUGE. I was disappointed that oled only comes in 55" or bigger. My Current TV is a 42" 1080p Panasonic Plasma TV. I was hoping I for maybe a 40" to 45" oled. But alas it is not to be so.

    Not sure what to do now. Maybe I should wait a few more years.
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