Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Moustache Mountain.
re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII
Man, what a fucking palava it was trying to purchase Into the Spider-Verse.
I ended up purchasing it five times and getting four separate refunds.
As some of you may know, TV tech is a massive con in general and you really have to read the small print with everything as they are happy to lie in the bold print. First you had all the HD Ready, 1080i and all the other bollocks which made you think you had HD but instead you had something little better than standard definition and some buzzwords. Now it turns out the same thing has happened with 4K and HDR.
Officially my TV is 4K HDR set... officially but the reality is a little more complicated than that. HDR on a panel depth of less than 10 is basically not recommended as 8 bit is something like 16 million colours jumping to something like a billion for 10. Now I thought I had a 10 bit TV only to find it is an 8 using something called Frame Rate Control which they say counts as ten? But in reality it is still 8 with some rapid tone shift technology to blow up the amount of colours the panel can produce. Allegedly. I am inclined to believe it doesn't work as everything with HDR on looks noticeably more terrible than it does with HDR off. I am assured by friends that HDR is incredible for them on the same content, on clearly much better sets.
My TV does actually play in 4K resolution but it turns out that when you buy a UHD purchase from Google Play or Amazon they have to actually support your TV as well to be able to play in UHD regardless of the purchase. It turns out neither company supported my brand of TV so the UHD purchases couldn't be outputted at anything above 1080p meaning I was paying extra for no reason. What the fuck.
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Last edited by Pizzamorg; 04-14-2019 at 09:14 PM.