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@  d2_s : (02 October 2017 - 04:10 PM) Somy is releasing an updated PSVR headset with improved processing unit and HDR pass-through. Unfortunately, no HDR pass-through solution for early adopters and the new processing box is no compatible with the original PSVR unit. A dick move if you ask me. I'd use my PSVR alot more if it wasn for this.
@  Brandino : (17 October 2017 - 02:27 AM) Just wanted to post that I'm still alive lol...
@  Goldenheart : (21 October 2017 - 01:36 PM) sorry for the double post earlier. Didn't realize it.
@  d2_s : (28 October 2017 - 06:04 AM) How’s everyone? What are you playing? I have been enjoying Piranha Bytes latest creation Elex. A little rough around the edges, but really enjoyable.
@  ermac666 : (28 October 2017 - 09:03 PM) This month has been packed with games. Hard time deciding to allocate my time playing GT sports, assassins creed origins (love the egypt setting), evil within 2 and the fast paced wolfenstein 2.
@  colonel_j2020 : (31 October 2017 - 04:32 PM) I have been playing Destiny 2 on PC.  It is my first taste of Destiny.  I am enjoying it so far but I haven't hit that grind stage yet or run out of content.
@  TonyDP : (01 November 2017 - 07:19 PM) Hi all. Got all three of my guardians on Destiny 2 to Power Level 305 so I think I'm going to put that down for a while. Beyond that, been playing a lot of PSVR: Megaton Rainfall, Raw Data; Doom VFR and Skyrim VR are right around the corner and looking really good.
@  d2_s : (03 November 2017 - 03:42 AM) Must say that Skyrim VR looks awesome.  It has come a long way and i’ll have to pick iy up.
@  TonyDP : (05 November 2017 - 08:31 PM) Yeah the recent Skyrim VR videos have me stoked. Obviously the resolution inside the headset will be lower but the immersion should more than make up for it. Videos to Doom VFR looked sick as well.
@  kyle_5_16 : (07 November 2017 - 03:06 PM) Alright, who got the Xbox One X?
@  TonyDP : (07 November 2017 - 10:30 PM) As an Xbox One S owner, right now I see no compelling reason to get an Xbox One X. I don't have a 4K TV and I don't have any desire to replay a bunch of games I've already beaten just for the sake of some prettier graphics. If MS ever releases a VR headset or does something innovative beyond just pushing more pixels in existing games then I'll take a look. If my "S" kicks the bucket, I'll take a look. But right now I really don't need one.
@  TonyDP : (08 November 2017 - 02:56 PM) Annnnnnnnnd ... I bought one. Dear God, I wish I had some self control.
@  ermac666 : (10 November 2017 - 08:14 PM) I won't be getting one anytime soon. It's exclusives are also on PCs and the multiplats from what I have seen from comparisons are not that much better than on the pro in terms of frame rate aside from holding a higher resolutions.
@  ermac666 : (10 November 2017 - 08:23 PM) I will get one once the games fully take advantage of it ,a nd the gulf between it and the pro becomes bigger. Right now, I don't see any reason to get the One X for me.
@  TonyDP : (11 November 2017 - 03:59 PM) I don't do PC gaming so it's easier for me to justify having the best MS and Sony consoles I can get. FWIW, even with a 1080p TV I can still easily see improvements in games. Tomb Raider now has 60fps all the time; Forza Horizon 3 has nice reflections in the cars that didn't show up on my Xbox One S, etc. Once I get a 4K TV I'm sure the visual upgrades will be even more pronounced.
@  kyle_5_16 : (13 November 2017 - 12:28 AM) lol @TonyDP your first two responses are hilarious read back to back. Didn't take you long at all to come around to it
@  TonyDP : (13 November 2017 - 05:09 PM) Like I said, I have no willpower. Still, the X1X is nice; I was playing some Hitman on it yesterday and the graphical effects were in a completely new league.
@  d2_s : (14 November 2017 - 04:47 AM) I have no regrets getting the X, it’s a fantastic system. Light on exclusives for sure, but a nice replacement for the S and was pleasantly surprised to see some 360 games getting a Faux-K makeover. Fallout 3 and Mirrors Edge look like new games running on the S.
@  d2_s : (14 November 2017 - 04:48 AM) Running on the X I meant :)
@  TonyDP : (14 November 2017 - 05:08 PM) Fallout 3 looks and runs really nicely on the X1X

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#21 d2_s

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:31 AM

Hey B,

I'm so out of the loop with display tech it's not even funny. Been rocking the Kuro since 2009 and though she's served me well all these years, it's probably time I embrace a display with some more modern features.

From what I've seen HDR is as big a deal (if not more) than 4k itself.  If you are looking at using this display for gaming and you want to make good use of HDR I suggest you start looking on forums regarding which has the best implementation of HDR, what modes it can be used in and how it affects input lag. On some displays - so I hear - HDR can have some serious lag so just be forewarned.

Not much to add other than that. Don't know anything about Vizio displays, haven't kept up with what Sharp has been doing...I have heard good things about LG displays, but nothing specific. A cousin of mine has an enormous 4k LG 3D LED tv and I must say I was quite impressed with it. My brother in law recently picked up a 4K LG OLED, which was even more impressive.

Sorry I'm not of much help right now, but at least I could pass on that tidbit about HDR. Hopefully, someone who has been keeping up with things can chime in.






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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:34 PM

All I know is there are 2 kinds of HDR, and the TV and the incoming signal have to be of the same type. It's like DTS & Dolby Digital of the audio realm. I think some devices handle both kinds, but not many.

You're a brave man having small children in a room with a fancy TV. I would always worry they'd throw something and it would accidentally hit the TV & shatter the screen or knock it over. I always figured if I found myself in that situation that I'd buy some thick glass & have it bolted in front to protect it, but then I do like to over-build things. :-P
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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:03 AM

View PostBrandino, on 10 September 2016 - 12:14 AM, said:

Anyone have any thoughts?

Hey, it's my old thread!  

My thought would be go with the LG.  I'm still enjoying mine, and I bought a somewhat smaller one for my parents that they enjoy as well.

It's a shame--and more than a little ridiculous--that Sony isn't including a 4K Blu-ray player in the PS4 "Pro," but MS is including one in the new cheep version of their Xbox One.  WTF is that?

Anyhow, I haven't really checked into much of any of this.  Do companies make many 4K blu-rays already?  Are all blu-rays moving towards that standard, and are they usually more expensive than standard blu-rays?
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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:35 AM

I was all set to buy a 65" Sony at Bestbuy since it was on sale advertised on the front page of the flyer....  and sure enough they pulled the old bait and switch routine.   Apparently none of the three locations in my city have them and I am not allowed to get a raincheck/reservation when they do get them in.    I was told that I can call the store around 8 pm Wednesday night as thats when they may get their shipment and if they do receive it that I would then have to race across town by 9 pm to buy it before the sale ends that night.   Got to love the Bestbuy!   I learned all of this after waiting in the store for 30 minutes as the sales employee was trying to find one in the back.

In my angered state I left and went to Costco to buy the massive 75" Sharp... only to then realize that my SUV is just a bit to small for the tv to fit in the back lol....  

The hunt continues today....
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 12:07 AM

I pulled the trigger on a Sony X930D last week. I wasn't planning on getting a 4K HDR display so soon, but the price was so good I had to get this one and have retired the gaming Kuro. Black levels are good enough, motion processing and input lag more than acceptable, colours and brightness are exceptional. Despite it having the some of the typical shortfalls of an edge lit display, after calibration I would rate this as being superior to the Kuro in every category other than viewing angles, blacks and motion. Very happy with the purchase. If it wasn't discounted it wouldn't have been my first choice, but for the money I couldn't be happier. Just need the Ps4 Pro to go with it now :)/>

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:35 PM

Brandino, congrats on your new purchase. May I ask, the Sony you were going to get, was it the X940D?

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 03:00 PM

I've had a 50" Vizio P-50 since they came out this summer and I love it. I mostly use it with my PC but have watched some movies on it via the Xbox One S and Vudu/Netflix. HDR is legit. Can't wait to replace my big theater TV with 4k HDR :)

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:13 PM

View Postd2_s, on 05 October 2016 - 07:35 PM, said:

Brandino, congrats on your new purchase. May I ask, the Sony you were going to get, was it the X940D?

Nay it was the  x850 which is the cheaper option.

I received my 75" tv today... holy fawk is it huge !  My couches are about 18 feet away so it's the perfect size for that range.

At first I wasn't that blown away... until I realized that by default the energy saving picture mode was enabled on all inputs...  I set them to game mode and standard and holy crap the picture knocked me off my feet.  

Watching some 4k vids off youtube it's absolutely stunning.      Playing games is great... the colors really pop out.   I think that I will be getting the xbox one s with Battlefield one bundle ....  I'm curious to see how or if the HDR makes any difference in that game.   Same goes with Forza and Gears 4 which I bought both.

Back to the TV... for the tiny price I paid the Sharp product is really really nice.  Great value for the price.
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