Originally Posted by imagic
I know a number of good methods for taking better comparison shots of TVs. Use of a tripod, RAW format, and manual settings is a good start. Higher resolution won't help much—24 megapixel cameras show plenty of moire with 2 megapixel (1080p) displays. It follows that a 96 megapixel camera would have issues with a 8 megapixel (2160p) display. You can shoot a portion of the screen as a macro image and avoid moire.
What does help prevent moire is rotating the camera so it is not parallel with the display, as does also avoiding "perfect" focus. Downscaling does not make moire go away.
Sounds good. The section of the screen idea. Use default settings? I mean the 1080p set is calibrated.
The 4k is not. So that one im not so hesitant. I guess I could just take pictures of the exact settings and just reapply them.
I have a cell phone. I can make a makeshift tripod.
I dont think it would matter though.
The issue is more than just pictures. Its that I am from a side that finds the uhd sets out now as worth every penny.
Its because we do see them as perfect transitional sets into uhd.
They have all the whistles of the best 1080p led lcd sets but allow for additional content that allows us to build on our 4k content now and support warching that content not just obtain it and wait to view it. It may not be in the standard that 4k sets will have 3 or 5 years from now. Maybe 2 years. But that content will be longer. The affordable 4k sets that people in here want. I want. But that technology wont come out and be super cheap like so many assume.
Your not getting a 4k standard oled for an affordable price right away. The 8 bit library wont go away either. So it is only a benefit that the 4k sets now support natively that same content. The Samsungs will also be able to show future content. Just not at its best.
The idea is not lets get the best of the 1080p era. That idea is noble and has no issues. I get that and have never once said the things about anyone that have been aimed at me.
My idea is just a different way to transition into UHD.
The problem is no ine believes this point of view has merit. Others come in here and attempt to offer similar opinions but all of meet the same issue.
The elitest effect. My set is better than yours.
Have I once said do not buy a plasma? Or dont go buy a 1080p lcd led?
No ive defended 4k sets available now. Thats all. Pictures at request. Yes they can be completely just jacked around with and make no sense to use.
But I could just use my words. That doesnt seem to go well with most. Criticism wether you do or you don't. No one will ever fully agree on everything.
You guys simply look at it from a point of enjoy the best of the whats we have now because 4k hasn't made a better product. Not a defining difference that really makes you feel your having a new experience.
I never said your wrong. I said the 4k point of view also has the right to be heard. Its too bad so many members go out of their way to sway buyers who might share a similar perspective as I do.
I hope the people who are thinking of buying a 4k tv go to a store and look at one. If you dont feel its right for you there are so many options that can work for you.
Maybe you do feel its right for you. Then head on over to the owners forums. We will happily point you in the right direction to get your collection started.
But ive said all this before. Not once has it mattered.