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 Post subject: Re: Home Theater Discussion
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 4:23 pm 
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Do you guys have any tricks for making sub-1080p sources look better on an HDR screen?

I did the 0 sharpness trick and that made a decent improvement, but is there anything else?

Always, ALWAYS have sharpness at zero. For all inputs and resolutions. ALWAYS.

Obviously, make sure all the other crap like noise reduction and motion interpolation is turned off. And while contrast should be at 100 for HDR, I recommend taking the edge off a bit for SDR content (I keep mine at 96). Too much contrast can lead to clipping with SDR sources.


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 Post subject: Re: Home Theater Discussion
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tragabigzanda wrote:
Strat, i have the 2017 next-model-down of the TCL unit LV recommended, 55", and we're super happy with it. 4J, HDR, not sure about the wide color spectrum thing LV mentioned. Only time we notice why it's a budget model is when the black levels get kind of pixelated during darkly-lit scenes in non-4k content. I'm assuming LV's model improves upon this, so it gets my vote.

Are you talking about streamed content? Sounds like you're referring to macroblocking, which is a form of compression artifacting, and it's very common when you're streaming stuff. Compression issues are the reason streaming still can't compete with physical discs in terms of picture quality. Not saying compression issues can't still occur with discs (they definitely do), but it's MUCH less of a problem.


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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
run2death wrote:
Do you guys have any tricks for making sub-1080p sources look better on an HDR screen?

I did the 0 sharpness trick and that made a decent improvement, but is there anything else?

Always, ALWAYS have sharpness at zero. For all inputs and resolutions. ALWAYS.

Obviously, make sure all the other crap like noise reduction and motion interpolation is turned off. And while contrast should be at 100 for HDR, I recommend taking the edge off a bit for SDR content (I keep mine at 96). Too much contrast can lead to clipping with SDR sources.


100 percent contrast leads to extremely washed out images on some sets. I think it varies from manufacturer and what is the "middle" settinf. A lot of games will have a basic contrast calibration setting.

Completely agree about sharpness, etc.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:54 pm 
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
Strat, i have the 2017 next-model-down of the TCL unit LV recommended, 55", and we're super happy with it. 4J, HDR, not sure about the wide color spectrum thing LV mentioned. Only time we notice why it's a budget model is when the black levels get kind of pixelated during darkly-lit scenes in non-4k content. I'm assuming LV's model improves upon this, so it gets my vote.

Are you talking about streamed content? Sounds like you're referring to macroblocking, which is a form of compression artifacting, and it's very common when you're streaming stuff. Compression issues are the reason streaming still can't compete with physical discs in terms of picture quality. Not saying compression issues can't still occur with discs (they definitely do), but it's MUCH less of a problem.

yep, streaming. i should rent some blu-rays and see how they look i guess


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PostPosted: Sat June 02, 2018 5:55 pm 
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My girlfriend moved the bigger (58") 4K TV into the living room and the smaller (42") HD TV into the bedroom. She says it makes more sense for when we have company. But her and I mostly watch movies from bed...?

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 Post subject: Re: Home Theater Discussion
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My girlfriend moved the bigger (58") 4K TV into the living room and the smaller (42") HD TV into the bedroom. She says it makes more sense for when we have company. But her and I mostly watch movies from bed...?


How often do you fall asleep watching said movies in bed?


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I need some advice. You guys sound like you know some shit.

I have a home theater room in a newly purchased home, though it is small. It's about 15' x 11' and currently bare, with new carpet and small windows with large horizontal blinds. There's a 5-6" raised platform along the back wall for about a 9' width, with the other 3' for the door.

We are hoping for two rows of seating, 6 total. We think two couches with reclining end chairs that recline without going back. May even be room to access from both ends.

I could use a projector, but the current hookup isn't in the middle of the width of the room (?), and is to close to the wall, so some electrical work would be required. Plus, the room may not be deep enough for a a projector to make sense, as your eyes in the front row seat will be 9'-10' from the wall. Perhaps a large 84" 4K LED TV would be best?

There are pre-wired high rear speaker connections, with hookups in the wall below the screen. There is a little nook in the front left corner that could be used for a tall cabinet with in wall wiring to the screen, maybe?

I don't need to go crazy, but any ideas on possible setup and equipment?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Home Theater Discussion
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Whatever you go with, i look forward to watching movies in your new room!


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