Yeah I mean I got my Samsung in the sale for £400 - it was the previous years model but pretty much exactly the same. I usually just stare longingly at the super expensive tvs in the shop haha
This Friday is ‘Black Friday’, might get a slightly better deal then.
the problem with a lot of modern large smart TVs is that they fake quality with software that imitates frame rates etc. this means for some shows/films you get this weird “ultra real” appearance that looks, i dunno, plastic-y?
for anything shot recently it’s fine. for older films and TV shows it looks fucking awful. you can disable a lot of that motion smoothing or whatever they call it in each brand but it often doesn’t help
for games it’s absolutely fine. we have a huge LG TV in our playroom that we bought for the lounge but it’s unwatchable for anything old so it’s been relegated to a gaming TV.
realistically for a quality TV it should be a proper OLED and those tend to be £700+ for any good size
Also on Black Friday you can enjoy ‘discounts’ to items that have actually had their prices jacked up over the last month.
Funny how that works out eh?
The device is playing back the show at 48-60 fps when it should be 24-30fps. Some films and shows are shot at a higher frame rate, such as the Hobbit trilogy, but it still looked off. Not so much uncanny valley, but more that our eyes and brains are used to 25fps and perceive that slight motion blur as real. So many people leave their TVs on the default settings which mean that when you watch a movie shot at 24fps, it’s displayed at 48-60fps so it loses that soft cinematic quality and looks like a telenovela from 1994.
Yes! I turn frame interpolation off on every tv I ever touch. Hotels , friends, family , it drives me mad! God knows why it’s the default setting.
I’m so glad other people actually do this. People have looked at me like I’m insane when I start talking about this
Do they not notice the ridiculous playback or do they just think that’s what a good TV looks like?
I think most people don’t give a shit, don’t care or even notice. I had a new TV delivered last week, looking forward to the joys of setting it up. Didn’t feel the need to mention it last week as it was irrelevant to Francs question!
Couple of TV’s ago (3 boys bashing toys etc) I witnessed this horrific setting. Had no idea what it was. Why do people want that kind of realism in a Film, especially if the film is fiction.
I think there was some superhero film on as I was setting up and that setting made it look like it was a Youtube re-enactment by influencers and their kids demo ing toys and costumes from Target.
So glad that it wasn’t the future of film and TV and it was just a stupid effect you can turn off. Made me pretty angry to be honest. Nearly as angry at seeing the Hobbit in that stupid HD thing at the cinema which felt like I was in some shitty pub where they held a Tolkien geek get together and singing songs. Wankers!
It does look so very bad but it’s a weird one as there’s no objective reason I don’t think. I genuinely wonder if it’s a generation thing and younger people don’t have to that same hardwired mental association where low frame rate with blurry movement=film=good and high frame rates=video/TV=bad.
as much as i rate Cruise for the mad hard work he puts into action films and suchlike i always think of that Christian Bale quote about him being the inspiration for Patrick Batemen whenever i see him
Pretty impressed with MiniLED but only had an hour or so with it last night. Not adjusted any settings as yet, TV offered up Film Mode when I selected Blade Runner.
Looking forward to 2049 and Joi in all her…glory
I see this a lot on Reddit and stuff, particularly around video games, where everyone’s obsessed with everything being 60fps+ and I’m sat just thinking that 20+ years of playing games I’ve been absolutely fine at 30fps being the ceiling and can hardly perceive any difference once it goes any higher.
Back in the ‘90’s NTSC was preferred over PAL for console gaming due to the frame rate of NTSC being faster at the cost of, iirc, some image quality. Around 15% faster IIRC. Plus you’d tend to get them a fair few months earlier by importing from the US at greater £££ expenditure of course!
I remember the jump from 30-60 blagging my head a little. I’d also rather have a solid 30 over a janky effort where peak is 60 and where there is anything hectic going on it’s dropping all over the show haha
Probably all about 120 now though isn’t it? I’m out of the loop.
Does anyone else think Etienne gagne could play the high school bully in a mighty ducks esque movie?
Whenever I see him I think he looks like the quintessential wedgie giver/ headlock enforcer at an American high school (yup I know he’s from canada)
Sharks are older than trees. Just learnt this.
Sharks have been around for about 400 million years, whereas the earliest trees appeared around 350 million years ago. This means sharks were swimming in the oceans for about 50 million years before the first trees began to grow on land.
Most mind blowing I’m fucking fifty and just finding out now why didn’t anyone tell me thing I learned lately was that if you do the first bit of your shoelace knot the other way round then even if you don’t double knot they’ll hardly ever come undone. Or else that’s just the way everyone else does it anyway and I never noticed.
Talking of tying shoes I’ve always got this sneaking suspicion I’m doing it wrong. My laces never quite look right but I’ve never managed to find another way that isn’t worse. I use the “bunny ears” method as learned as a kid.