Yes, that is exactly what bigboss was saying, and he is correct.
With a slight element of unwholesome malice, I'd really like ontheline to return to this thread to tell us all how right he was about non-4K content looking good on a 4K screen, and how wrong the rest of us (apart from Gamemaker) were. Somehow I'm not holding my breath.
As an epilogue, I've viewed 1080p content upscaled to 4k on a calibrated LG 84LM9600. (The opening scene of The Dark Knight Rises, to be specific.)
It looked as good as 1080p content on a 1080p TV, but no argument for buying a 4k TV right now can be made on the back of this observation. You might as well buy a 1080p TV for less and view the same content with no perceptible difference in image quality.
Was that an 84" 1080P vs and 84" 4k set comparrison?
The largest 1080p TV at the event was 60". However, we could get right up close to the screens and there didn't seem any difference in terms of detail, picture noise, etc.
I assume you're not suggesting that 1080p content will look better on an 84" 4k television than on an 84" 1080p television? It's always preferable to display content at native resolution; though the 4k upscaling in this instance was very good and there were no appreciable ill effects. The results may be very different with SD content, however, as Son_of_SJ observes.
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Will be interesting to see WHF's thoughts on the 55 as they quoted the 65 as having weakness in blacks and colour, where as they review measured the 55 as near on perfect.
The five star rating seems a little odd to me, since digitalversus rates important aspects of picture performance lower. Overall 2D picture quality and clouding are each awarded four star ratings.
they lowered the clouding rating purely based on the tech, they said the actual performance was fine
"The KD-55X9005A doesn't present any clouding issues. With LED Dynamic Control on, the black uniformity is perfect. However, Edge LED TVs generally being more subject to clouding, we have to give it four out of five stars here."
that doesn't make sense, either it suffers from clouding or it doesn't. If it doesn't then don't deduct a star for it.
Or am I missing something obvious?
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that doesn't make sense
In keeping with most of this thread.
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