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post #91 of 99

You can try the Android TV boxes. These are pretty decent and are pretty cheap as well. You can do all stuff with a very huge set of apps in Google playstore.

 

Minix Neo X7 works really well, plus Minix release frequent firmware updates.

post #92 of 99

This was for "Lavabo".

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Originally Posted by androidsmart View Post
 

You can try the Android TV boxes. These are pretty decent and are pretty cheap as well. You can do all stuff with a very huge set of apps in Google playstore.

 

Minix Neo X7 works really well, plus Minix release frequent firmware updates.

post #93 of 99
Hello, I just bought the 55k20dg, almost returned it before I discovered I wanted to disable the 120hz effect smile.gif

I was wondering if there was any way I could disable unused inputs.

Thank you
post #94 of 99
Today I found the proverbial " needle in a haystack". My bedroom tv was a 7yr. old Samsung 42" plasma. Still doing a great job with the exception of some burn in, I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it UNTIL... I saw a "one-time offer" from Walmart (beginning today) for a Hisense 50", 1080p, 120hz tv for only $398. I have seen their 55" at Sam's Club and thought the pic was good, so I decided to take a chance. Arrived at Walmart where they just put the 6 tv's they received out. By the time I left there was 1 left (I also purchased a 4yr extended warranty for $46). Well, I got home set up the Hisense and I am truly blown away by the picture quality. After having spent $1700 for my Vizio 65" M series in Jan. I can't believe the bang for the buck on the Hisense. No, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but after hooking up my Samsung Blu-ray player the Hisense is now a "Smart tv". My only critique is that I can not figure out a way to turn off the soap opera effect. At the end of the day, I am beyond pleased...
post #95 of 99
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Originally Posted by gsr852 View Post

Today I found the proverbial " needle in a haystack". My only critique is that I can not figure out a way to turn off the soap opera effect. At the end of the day, I am beyond pleased...

I have the 55 inch but I presume the settings are the same. Just disable the 120hz effect located in something like Video->Advanced Settings.

Has to be done for each input.
post #96 of 99

I just bought the new Hisense 55" Class 4K Smart LED Ultra HDTV 55T880UW at Costco. Learning a lesson that buying an expensive Samsung that is basically a throw away laptop computer was a waste of money. In my research I bought at Costco for 1499.00 because of the price, and for 100.00 more I have a 5 year warranty which is about how long any of these sets are going to last.

 

The days of buying quality and it lasting are gone. In my research I find that Hisense builds the Samsung TV's so why pay three times more  for something you will throw away in 5 years ? The only 4K set I saw that looked like poop was the Seiki. The Samsung, Visio, etc. were all 3000.00 Great in five years they get hauled to the dump. Bad investment.

 

When my TV is on cable mode my picture is good but not great, when I play a DVD the picture is amazing. People refer to buying the OPPO DVD players because it ups the signal to 4k, and you can run cable through it to greatly improve the picture watching network shows.

 

This whole thing reminds me when I bought my first HD TV and I put an antenna on my roof to get it free from the local networks because nobody was broadcasting in it yet.  In time this will get figured out. 

 

Open to any settings or tricks of the trade,look forward to hearing about them.

post #97 of 99
I just bought a Sony KDL 40R45A 40" for my bedroom It is made by Foxcoon and has a Samsung panel (neither are necessarily bad things)

Hisense makes all of the Best buy Dynex/Insignia sets now since maybe 2010 ? (that would likley account for the improvement in those sets )I read that possibly TCL makes some Samsung sets could be Hisense also lots of brands use multiple suppliers . http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20131213PD200.html

How big of a screen was your old set vs your new set ? Bigger screens often look worse with HD Lite.( CATV and SAT) are severely compressed and to a lesser degree so is OTA . CATV and SAT are usually referred to HD Lite . Of the 5 sets here at least the Plasma and one smaller 32" screen here seem to handle it the best.

Ofc a pro ISF calibration is usually best or you can always DIY with the free AVS HD .709 files here at AVS or a Disney wow disc or something like that .I use the free downloadable AVS HD .709 files here at AVS.

Some sets (most) will not have sufficient brightness when set to ref. black, in that case I bring it up to or just slightly above the point it is not crushing black detail in a program . In any event these settings are at the least a very good starting point you can always set to preference for your room from there . I would not recommend going into the service menu unless you have sufficient tech. knowledge or experience you can brick a set in there
if not carefull.

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HD Lite refers to the TV-program received by the viewer, which has been somehow compromised (reduced) in fidelity. In internet vernacular, HD-Lite generally refers to programming delivered by commercial (subscription-based) providers such as DirecTV, Dish Network, and the major cable-TV operators.

HD Lite can be achieved by any combination of several techniques. Rate-shaping dynamically adjusts allocated bit rate for each of a set of TV-channels, based on an allocation-policy (which can come from realtime video-analysis or an operator-specified program weighting.) Rate shaping allows a set of channels to be transmitted with less bandwidth, based on the statistical observation that not all channels display the same level of motion-activity at a given instant of time (or the period of observation.) Downsampling reduces the spatial (horizontal and/or vertical) resolution of the TV-program, reducing the TV-signal's pixel-rate, and therefore its bandwidth requirements. Thus far, customers have reported down sampling on "1080i" signals only; 1920x1080i can be downsampled to 1440x1080i or 1280x1080i, with a corresponding reduction in transmission bandwidth. In contrast, over-the-air (ATSC) broadcasts of 1080i are fixed at 1920x1080. Temporal (frame-rate) reduction has not been attempted yet, as it unacceptably changes the character of motion video sequences. -wikipedia-
read more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_Lite

OTA CATV OTA 1080i also has a reduced bit rate just not as bad as HD Lite . broadcast HDTV is compressed to transmit in a 6 Mhz (or less) bandwidth space .

Here is what ABC said about 1080i broadcast in 1989 when asked about the ATSC standards . Note they chose to broadcast 720P .
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The 1080 x 1920 (1080I) interlace format specified in the ATSC standard CANNOT be compressed to fit in a 6MHz channel without creating objectionable artifacts and it has been recommended that the 1920 pixels be sub-sampled to 1440 to reduce compression artifacts. Therefore, encoder manufacturers have elected to discard approximately 25% of the picture for over-the-air transmission. -wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_Lite

Edited by tubetwister - 3/3/14 at 4:45pm
post #98 of 99
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Originally Posted by tenf00t View Post

I have the 55 inch but I presume the settings are the same. Just disable the 120hz effect located in something like Video->Advanced Settings.

Has to be done for each input.

Thank you! When you say it has to be done for each input, are you referring to each of the picture settings?
post #99 of 99
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Originally Posted by gsr852 View Post

Thank you! When you say it has to be done for each input, are you referring to each of the picture settings?

Anything you change in the video section is specefic to the currently active input. For example if you turn off the 120hz effect for HDMI1 it won't affect HDMI2 or any other input. If you want to also turn it off for HDMI2, you will have to select that input and do the changes again.

This is a good thing as I don't have the same video settings when I watch TV, my XBOX or a BlueRay. For example I always leave the 120Hz effect off except for my XBOX where I think it looks cool.
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