Agreed, some kind of future-proofing comparison chart would be really handy!Thanks Steve, read my mind. A short while ago I contacted AVforums to specify (if possible which 4K sets have a 10bit panel etc. What would be really useful is to have a table of the key features when buying a new set like hdmi 2.0a, 10 bit panel, etc.. on all 4k sets reviewed. The readers would really find this useful (me thinks).
Yes, Every review you do from now and ones done recently, would be nice to see a table with this criteria ticked or not, might help people buy the right set, some not ticks might not be a deal breaker for some but at least you would know at a glance, thanksAgreed, some kind of future-proofing comparison chart would be really handy!
That's a very good point, since the majority of the content that we will be watching for the foreseeable future won't be 4K, the quality of the upscaling is vitally important.But while future proofing is very important I'll also be looking at 'present-proofing' and trying to ensure that when I buy a 4k screen its HD and SD upscaling performance comes up to the mark too since, for the time being, a lot of what I watch will be lower than 4k resolution.
Plenty of high end OLEDs. Ones that don't necessarily tick every box have mooted the possibilities of added functionality in firmware updates. Generally smart TV features, apps and services could be the easiest added at a a later stage. 4K streaming however may depend on onboard HVEC decoding which too could potentially be added as a firmware upgrade to most UHD panels.So what current tv has all the criteria above?
Although the recommended maximum colour space for Ultra HD (both broadcast and Blu-ray) is Rec.2020, no one actually uses it in either film or TV production and there are no displays that can even reach it. The current standard for the cinema is DCI/P3, which is wider than Rec.709, so it makes sense to adopt that standard until film/TV production eventually moves to Rec.2020, although that probably won't be any time soon.Wondering why cinema movies don't use Rec.2020 which has the widest colour space. Or have I got it wrong way round?
I really don't blame you, why people say full HD Kuro is in the stone-age I cannot understand yet, when you possibly have a better quality picture than most mid-range UHD sets. Most of us gauge our PQ in a dark room, so the last Kuro KRP sets must look amazing...still.I've had my venerable kuro 600 krp for 7 years now, and still enjoy the picture very much
Seems to me that this whole 4k UHD malarkey still has some way to go before it all settles down, so I'm not in a rush to buy though I am tempted
It's also a bit annoying when apparently manufacturers are talking about 8k and prototype models are showing up at expos , makes you think 4k might be very short lived
I am in a similar situation, I want a to move up from my Panasonic 42" Plasma to a 65" as our new place has stacks more room. Was thinking about the CX802 as well, but having second thoughts. For one, the stand is fixed and is too wide to sit on my 120cm stand.not adjustable like the Sony. The Sony is great but crippled by Android issues and poor processing/mem specs. I think I will have to be patient and wait for a little longer.Was so close to getting a panny CX680 but then read about HDR... so I thought the CX802 would be a good fit, but then read about 8bit vs 10bit panels... perhaps someone as indecisive as I shouldn't be thinking about buying a tv right now.
Good suggestion.@Steve Withers
It might just be me but when I hear talk of the HDMI standards, 1.4, 2.0a etc., I automatically think will I need a new HDMI cable to be able to use this new standard. Like I said it might just be me but if not would it be worth mentioning something about HDMI cables in your article?