4K TV Reccomendations for watching sport

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  1. luvfilm

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    Hi Guys

    I am looking for a 4k tv that displays football well, by that i mean no weird fuzzyness around the ball when it is in the air etc. i see that at friends house and i thank my lucky stars that my LG 1080p tv displays football so well!

    Now its time for an upgrade and i really need a TV that will not annoy me when watching footy or anything with fast movements.

    Any recommendations? Budget is 700 and below.

    Thanks!
     
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    Your observations are spot on ie when it all moves the quality drops and you can see what are lossy compression artifacts when it's got too many dots and colours to display for the bit rate it has so you only really see full 4k when there's x amount of still or near still frames together, once it moves it ain't 4k no more.

    If good HD is considered between 16-20Mb/s then it follows that 4k/UHD would need 4 times that .. between 64- 80Mb/s. $ky don't go anywhere near that.

    Outside broadcast HD feeds can hit 45Mb/s - that is far better than any live 4k .... when it all moves it retains far more of the true picture /detail but you'd need 180Mb/s for 4k to match it lossy wise.
     
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    Oh wow thanks very informative

    So most 700 quid 4k tv should be ok i imagine
     
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    Maybe what one should do is have a bluray disk (& player maybe) to try different tvs like a reference test card but for movemant & stills rather than their ott display demos .. then you can compare.
     
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    Well i tried 4k youtube football highlights and found a few that look good. Although some fuzziness in air but looks like that is not avoidable
     
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    the best football in 4k ive seen was the last world cup final which was 60fps, everything since in Europe has been 50fps, not sure if the extra 10 fps is what made it look better or if the 50fps they use today has some kind of fps conversion.

    there are some good test patterns on youtube to test tv motion handling
     
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    Hhmm ..
    you could make a USB stick up with some tests loaded.. not sure if that would fully duplicate live broadcasts,
     

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