Originally Posted by santoslhalper
Based on ya'll recommendation I bought a 50''(should have bought a 55'' but that is another story) way back in November or so. Anyways, I love my TV but am curious on everyone's take on HDR. How much am I/will I miss out on by not having HDR capabilities in the future? Thanks in advance!
Are you asking b/c you are thinking of upgrading to the P series (or some other HDR set)? If not, I suggest not contemplating how much you're missing and instead focus on what a great set our "old" M series is. Better to appreciate the greatness we have than minimize it by considering what we're lacking...
I say this b/c I am just a few days from the end of my 90 day return window for my M65 from Costco and I've been following both the new P and M series threads considering a possible return to upgrade. I've pretty much decided I'm very happy w/ what I have, though the recent lowering of the P65 to $1799 did give me pause. But since BB offered that sale price w/o having any in stock, that made it easier, though I wonder if that discount might have been due to the P coming to other retailers and they might have better prices than BB did during their exclusive deal. I went from thinking that those sets wouldn't be $800 better than what I have to wondering if they will be $600 better (I got my M65 for $1250). Even at $600 diff I don't think it's worth it given that for the foreseeable future, most of my watching will be 1080i from cable (I have no plans to get a UHD player anytime soon- unless my PS3 dies and the new PS4.5 is fully UHD compliant).
One of the things you're missing is some of the teething problems that go w/ bleeding edge, which the P series threads are full of. But the only way to know exactly what you're missing is to see one in action, both w/ UHD HDR and regular 1080P/i. Personally, I don't want to see that at this point. I saw a post in the P thread where an owner showed a UHD BR of Star Trek Into Darkness and decided to rewatch that for the 1st time on my new set. It was simply stunning and I found it hard to imagine how 4K, HDR and WCG could make it much better. I'm sure it'll be better, but what I saw was so gorgeous, why worry about better?
For me, I'm happy to have such a great set at a great value. I'm assured 5 years of good service since I spent $89 on the square Trade warranty and get an extra year from Costco. After that point, UHD should be well-established and the teething problems all resolved and then I'll be ready for a full UHD set.
But somebody w/ a lot more disposable income than me could easily see things differently.