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In Reply to: RE: get an OLED for home movie viewing ....... posted by trioderob on June 21, 2023 at 20:26:23
Not to mention I can now read the fine print from my viewing position! And I wasn't expecting a lot of brightness with OLED's, but this TV has that micro lens array technology (or, as LG calls it, "Brightness Booster Max"), which refocuses the light and prevents light loss characteristic of older OLED's (70% brighter compared to LG's previous generation). In fact, Ms. CfL claimed it was too bright until she got used to it.
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I got my set from Costco - but they don't do installations (wall mounting) anymore. Fortunately, I was able to find a local installer (and his assistant) who managed to use the existing wall mount from our previous 65" plasma TV. The new TV is actually lighter, even though it's larger. And these guys were VERY reasonable compared to other services I checked. At first, I thought they were Mexican, but it turned out that the main guy was from Kazakhstan and his assistant was from Kyrgystan. Since their charge was SO low, I gave them a tip of 100% - and that total charge (including the tip) was STILL less than a couple of other places I checked.
One thing I noticed though is that, with the additional resolution, you can see imperfections somewhat more - such as the film grain at the beginning of "Apocalypse Now".
the Panasonic 4k players are a huge step up from the other brands such as Sony.
an ideal model is the UB820-K
be sure to see the set-up tips from a famous youtuber named Vincent.
be sure to turn off "power savings" as it makes the image too light in the day time
streaming is good - real 4k blu rays look even better
be sure you use film maker mode
and then it lost its "smart functions" and streaming. It became a straight-up, old tyme DVD player. They discontinued the 1100 ES and there might have been a good reason for it.
I got the 1100 ES because I couldn't stop fiddling with all the controls on my Panny 820. There were so many adjustments I couldn't keep my OCD fingers off the remote.
Congrats on having the biggest weiner with the 77-incher.
Just before you couldn't buy them from Oppo anymore.
Great player and I could sell it on ePay for 4X the price, but why would I?
Something about the construction seemed cheap, but the $500 price meant that I wouldn't lose too much if it eventually conked out. Nevertheless, mine is still operating to this day - I account for that by the fact that I always ignore all the nag-messages telling me to upgrade my firmware. My main reason for getting it was that it seems to play every silver disc format known to man and also supports Dolby Atmos.
Regarding wiener size, Costco has a surprisingly large number of 85-inch TV's, but not in LG's G3 series - so I had to settle. ;-)
not to dip into more inches than we could bear.
I had that Sony also ,,,,, the Panasonic blows it out of the water
look it up on line
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