Boxing Day 2016 Discussion

Folks, beware of the FAKE 4K LG TVs

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Just bought the 65uh5500, out of the box as usual, TV stinks. After calibration, WOW. AWESOME. Had voice sync issues and video flash (not green) until I used one of my high end HDMI cable. Best buy told me I could buy early then adjust bill on Tuesday. More than enough TV for 1300 bucks
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Never saw that on mine. If it happens on other connection sources, you may have a lemon. I am very happy with the UH5500 so far but I can't comment on LG's reliability yet.
PooriaG754054 wrote: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B146c0 ... sp=sharing

Thank you for your time. I think I can express better through the video I took from my LG TV. Please see the link above. See the left side of the TV panel. After several times of turning on-off the TV and even unplug it, I still had that problem even when I was at screen saver mode.
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A lot of info to digest on true 4K TVs..

If someone knows the answer, which true 4K TV from Costco should I be looking at and what is the price? I'm looking between 50" to 55"

I want to choose Costco to get their extended warranty
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Kouyo wrote: A lot of info to digest on true 4K TVs..

If someone knows the answer, which true 4K TV from Costco should I be looking at and what is the price? I'm looking between 50" to 55"

I want to choose Costco to get their extended warranty
Only a few low end LG tvs are fake 4k. All models from Samsung, some LG midrange, Vizio are true 4k. HDR is a different thing
What's your Budget?
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Kouyo wrote: A lot of info to digest on true 4K TVs..

If someone knows the answer, which true 4K TV from Costco should I be looking at and what is the price? I'm looking between 50" to 55"

I want to choose Costco to get their extended warranty
I think in the 50-55" category, Costco only carries these with full HDR 4K.

Vizio P55: http://www.costco.ca/Vizio-P55-C1-55-in ... 00873.html
LG 55UH7650: http://www.costco.ca/LG-55UH7650-55-in. ... 17334.html


But if you just want 4K, all the Vizio, Sony and Samsung 2016 models have 4K. LG's mid end TVs should also have the RGB 4k instead of the RGBW 4k.
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Preferrably $1000 before tax is my budget but it looks like I need to fork out around $1500 for non-fake 4K TVs.

In another thread I just read, Samsung KS8000 is $999 USD from Bestbuy.com. I prefer to get within Canada though
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Kouyo wrote: Preferrably $1000 before tax is my budget but it looks like I need to fork out around $1500 for non-fake 4K TVs.

In another thread I just read, Samsung KS8000 is $999 USD from Bestbuy.com. I prefer to get within Canada though
55" KU6290 is real 4K. It will be $798 at Visions
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RFDQ1016 wrote: 55" KU6290 is real 4K. It will be $798 at Visions
Thank you! I will take a good look at the KU6290
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Dec 22, 2016
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Ok quick question and hoping someone will give me a quick answer. I am replacing a 55" 1080P 60HZ insignia TV (yes nothing but the best in my house) if I had a better budget I would be listening to everyone you guys are writing and buy the TV's that are in the 1300-1500$ range as they appear to be much better by what I have read. however I am stick to my budget of 1000 pre tax/eco fee. I have the LG 55UH6150 LG tv (got it for 979 and boxing day sale is 899) I have had it for a week and so far I am fine with it. I see the 60uh6030 one for 999 on boxing day so I figure 5" bigger sounds better.... the question I have is simple - is there a difference between the 6150 and 6030 quality or are they equal? again I am happy with the quality of the 6150 thus far.
thanks anyone/everyone who replies.
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I tried looking for the detailed specs on the UH6030 but can't seem to find where it identifies it as RGBW. Can you point it out for me?
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Dec 24, 2011
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The only way a "4K" TV can be fake is if the resolution is not 4k, no? Color quality has little to do with resolution as far as I know. This post is pretty extreme. Sure the customer should be aware, but they should also know that they are getting "actual" 4k resolution for a cheaper price.
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tevstevs wrote: The only way a "4K" TV can be fake is if the resolution is not 4k, no? Color quality has little to do with resolution as far as I know. This post is pretty extreme. Sure the customer should be aware, but they should also know that they are getting "actual" 4k resolution for a cheaper price.
Color may not depends on resolution, but picture details and sharpness certain will be affected by having less real RGB pixels. Now the fake 4K do have more pixel than 1080 so it's still an improvement. But with Samsung/Sony having real 4k in similar price range.. why not get those.
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boyohboy wrote: Color may not depends on resolution, but picture details and sharpness certain will be affected by having less real RGB pixels. Now the fake 4K do have more pixel than 1080 so it's still an improvement. But with Samsung/Sony having real 4k in similar price range.. why not get those.
Sharpness shouldn't be affected at all, because the pixels are the same size and number as a regular 4k panel. Even the Samsung video posted earlier doesn't criticize sharpness, instead it goes into characteristics that are dependent on the quality of the display panel.

Really the buyer just needs to go to an electronics store and see if they're OK with the lighter blacks that these TV displays compared to RGB. Nothing beats the side-by-side comparison. On average in a movie or whatever you're watching, a lot of pixels on a regular screen will be white to provide brightness (i.e. all R, G and B components of the pixel activated), so it's not like these white pixel components in RGBW are completely useless and can just be subtracted from the 4k res.

edit: as to the "why", because this is RFD and people are looking for a deal...
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Varthan wrote: I tried looking for the detailed specs on the UH6030 but can't seem to find where it identifies it as RGBW. Can you point it out for me?
The 6030 seems to be the same as the 6100 thus is RGBW.
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I had the 5500 and the 7650 side by side calibrated. And to me the 7650 has a way better picture. Fake looks nice to me so fake it is

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