4K not required - 1080 quality it is!

mrapoc

Standard Member
Well after a bit of homework it turns out that the distance I am sitting and the size of the screen - 4k would be a total waste!

I've been told 50" will be too big...so that means I can get away with 50" (no bigger LOL)

We are also going to be sitting about 3-4 metres away. With that in mind I wouldn't get 4k benefits unless I was sitting like a metre away from the screen - or getting an 80" screen!

So looking for quality 1080p screens - all the reviews on here are now discontinued - urgh.

Any ideas? May as well save some money and get a nice soundbar!
 

DB9506

Active Member
H6400. Samsung.
 

depot

Well-known Member
You will probably struggle to get a high end tv thats not 4k now, i have a tv with 3d, a feature that i didn't want and have never used. Class it as future proofed, you could always pull the chairs to within a meter now and again just to get your moneys worth :D
 

Old Bones

Active Member
We are also going to be sitting about 3-4 metres away
Distance equals size. So you need to get that distance right. 3 metres in Full HD is 10 feet, so thats 40-43in, or even 48-50 if you want. 4 metres is 13 feet, which is certainly a 50in, and likely a 55in.

If your watching Full HD the bulk of the time, streaming netflix, etc, then go 4K, its up to you. The idea that below a certain size, you dont get the benefit of 4K is something thats getting repeated, but I see no evidence for it (the same used to be said for HD). However, Full HD is totally fine if your watching mostly SD and HD.
You will probably struggle to get a high end tv thats not 4k now, i have a tv with 3d, a feature that i didn't want and have never used.
Thats correct - the old high level sets like the Sony W905, F8000, VT65, etc have all gone, with 4K sets now being at that level. However, a perfectly decent set in the mid range is certainly available, and very good value, and the J6300 series (or the older 6400 if its a 40 or possibly 48in) is fine. The alternative would be the Sony W8 series - again a classic mid level set, and comes in a 43in or a 50in. Your paying for the best refresh and blacks that you can, and thats the reason to buy a set with a 3D panel - its the panel your paying for - the 3D gets thrown in for nothing.
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
I sit about the same distance if not less from a 65", 50" is not too big at all, 65" is absolutely fine from that distance and definitely a 55" would be fine. Now I would absolutely get a 4k TV it really makes no sense not to, how about the hisense 720 for £699, 4k curved HDR hopefully coming via firmware update, lot of tv for the money. Failing that look at a 55" 4k TV from eg Samsung but you'll undoubtedly pay more for less spec (the hisense is full array local dimming led backlight not edge lit for example so much more uniform). Honestly don't worry about going bigger than 50" it'll be fine from 10ft :)
 

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