That was sorta my thinking, but it's really confusing trying to find info online about how much effect it has, or if it has ANY effect, on a small non-4k screen. Hence the question here. I'm not bothered if it's not exactly proper HDR, but if it gives a slight bump in picture quality on relevant content then an extra £20 is nothing really.EDIT - Things always change, so I suppose £20 is nothing really and you might as well have the compatibility if you want it.
Good explanation, thanks. I shall be giving the HDR model the swervePersonally, I've only found adequate HDR performance on OLED screens.
LCDs are constantly having to fight against the backlight raising the blacks and on challenging scenes, it can completely ruin the picture. I can literally see the stress on the panel when it has to make specific decisions on which areas to dim and which to brighten up, and this is on high end FALD TVs.
Cheaper screens which have HDR without adequete dimming zones, I honestly see as missing a very vital element of HDR which is the reproduction of specular highlight detail and brightness. The increased colour gamut should still be there though...
But... I'd still pick the SDR version of the content on these screens over HDR because we know the SDR version is as close to the artists intent, whilst HDR is just really just a minefield outside of OLEDs (I believe they master content on OLEDs).
Good explanation, thanks. I shall be giving the HDR model the swerve
Yeah, I went for the non-HDR version. Mainly thanks to the comments here, and an increasing number of negative views on the new model's software (whereas the non-HDR model has a year's worth of solid reviews). Can't give an opinion on it as I've not got it in my hands yet (was waiting on Richer Sounds having it in stock, and then when it was in stock they made a cock up and sent the wrong thing, so won't have it till later this week)Did you get the TV in the end? I'm trying to decide between these two models.
Only 24 inch TVs I can find that are full HD.
Also these are direct lit and not edge lit I believe? Which I prefer because less light bleed round the edges.
Hi, sorry for the delay replying, the room it was going in was being gutted and life got in the way. Got it up and running yesterday and initial impressions are quite good. The HD pic is very good for the price - sharp, good colour, good black levels (though there are a million different settings to tweak to get to your preferred end point).How'd it go?
Well the user reviews for the next model up were mostly slating the software when I was researching both models (presumably referring to the software for the smart features more than anything). Obviously I've not used the next model up, but if I were to choose, I'd choose the one I've got (the 5505) and avoid the risk of potentially slow laggy smart features (and I prefer not having them built in anyway).