The Eurogamer HDTV Guide Page 225

  • Nexus_6 8 Jan 2020 16:29:35 4,435 posts
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    Looks good dude. I think the difference here is the gap is the same side and top on yours and its nice and exact - on the side of a chimney it might look squeezed in when above and below there is large gap
  • Technoishmatt 8 Jan 2020 16:45:51 3,759 posts
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    Just put in the tv at a slight angle? Or are you directly in front of it. If the sofa is opposite the fireplace you wont be.
  • Blackmarsh63 8 Jan 2020 17:04:08 2,813 posts
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    nudistpete wrote:
    Blackmarsh63 wrote:
    @nudistpete An LCD will be ready for the bin long before it shows any burn in.
    I'd disagree. I got burn from the 4:3 borders in the past. Only after getting the burn did I start watching 4:3 content in fat face mode.
    I'm surprised . I've had image retention on my PC monitor but it fades after a few minutes.
  • its-H1ggyLTD 8 Jan 2020 17:16:57 894 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    That reminds me, in Britain there's a weird trend of wall mounting TVs really high. What gives you limey fucks
    Saves a lot of floor space, and allows me to pivot the tv directly in front of my sofa once she's gone to bed.
  • gamingdave 8 Jan 2020 17:21:01 4,853 posts
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    Gunzberg wrote:
    I have the Q9FN. I only have one regret. Namely that I got the 55" instead of 65". Arguably, still the best TV on the market
    I too have the 55" and wish I had the 65", but at the time it cost 50% more and instead, I just push the sofa forward 18" to compensate when watching films.
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Jan 2020 17:24:40 8,342 posts
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    its-H1ggyLTD wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    That reminds me, in Britain there's a weird trend of wall mounting TVs really high. What gives you limey fucks
    Saves a lot of floor space, and allows me to pivot the tv directly in front of my sofa once she's gone to bed.
    Boke

    Edited by fontgeeksogood at 17:24:58 08-01-2020
  • Psiloc 8 Jan 2020 22:33:00 5,327 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    That reminds me, in Britain there's a weird trend of wall mounting TVs really high. What gives you limey fucks
    When I was looking at houses, one absolute maniac had mounted his TV to the side of the fireplace, nearly touching the ceiling, adjacent to the SIDE of the sofa. He watched the telly with his head turned sideways and looking up. I nearly called a mental health specialist.

    Even my wife - a woman - knew this was a bull fucking shit place to put your telly
  • Nexus_6 8 Jan 2020 22:52:13 4,435 posts
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    @Psiloc ha!
    Maybe he liked to lie down on the sofa to watch tv?
  • cjb_bjc 9 Jan 2020 08:42:00 2,099 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    What were you worried about? Air circulation? Would be enough above and below.
    I guess air circulation was one, but also if it would look ridiculous. So the tv is 1228mm wide and the gap is 1270mm wide. So That leaves 2cm either side.

    Here's the space it'll be going:
    https://imgur.com/a/2ASsaFp
  • Technoishmatt 9 Jan 2020 08:49:08 3,759 posts
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    Wouldn't sweat it at all. If it fits, it fits.

    Real question is where the speakers go for the Dolby atmos surround system.
  • Nexus_6 9 Jan 2020 09:48:31 4,435 posts
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    Yeah doesn't look too bad to be fair.
  • mrpon 9 Jan 2020 10:33:26 35,741 posts
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    It would be angled slightly as well wouldn't it? So y'know, SOHCAHTOA!
  • Psiloc 9 Jan 2020 10:42:59 5,327 posts
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    Psiloc wrote:
    Bloody hell. Turned the TV (B7) on yesterday to a notification that it had run the pixel refresher thing overnight. Now have horrific vertical banding, including one straight down the centre of the screen. It was absolutely perfect before this.

    It's two years old now so no chance of a return or anything like that. Apparently the only thing I can do is hope it settles down over the next few weeks
    Small update; it actually does seem to be slowly sorting itself out. It's now at the point where I don't think I'd have noticed it if I didn't already know.

    Worst part now is I can't stop staring at where the banding was rather than enjoying what I'm watching.
  • Psychotext 9 Jan 2020 11:01:22 65,936 posts
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    Yeah, as soon as I see any sort of issue on a TV it's fucked for me. =/
  • Nexus_6 9 Jan 2020 11:28:34 4,435 posts
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    New tv's are such a dangerous stressful purchase these days!
    I remember getting a widescreen tv and video player for my 18th birthday. It was amazing - it was widescreen and it played all my favourite videos. It had a remote and a stand that you could put the VHS player on. Bliss.

    Now I have to make a contract with Samsung to start the tv, and have a log-in account and see where all my data is stored, get the wifi set up and then arrange my apps in the best order.
    I have to check for bleed, dead pixels, banding. Make sure the firmware is up to date. Then I can start watching CBeebies HD.
  • cjb_bjc 9 Jan 2020 12:24:03 2,099 posts
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    But when you get CBeebiesHD On! Oh it's glorious!
  • Nexus_6 9 Jan 2020 12:30:12 4,435 posts
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    It fucking is you know.
  • WhoIsJohnGalt 9 Jan 2020 12:49:09 176 posts
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    cjb_bjc wrote:
    But when you get CBeebiesHD On! Oh it's glorious!
    Hey Duggee has never looked so crystal clear :D
  • cjb_bjc 9 Jan 2020 13:18:33 2,099 posts
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    Just as the animators intended.
  • Nexus_6 9 Jan 2020 13:41:21 4,435 posts
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    you can see the wrinkles round his cold, dead eyes at being forced to care for those children.
  • Nexus_6 9 Jan 2020 14:57:54 4,435 posts
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    So anyway, after realising my Philips purchase was a big pile of pish and with a broken ambilight control, I sent it back.
    The new 'budget' TV from Samsung from Richer Sounds is really pretty good. Stepping up from my 10yr old LG its lovely and refreshing and doesn't feel as plastic as the Philips did. Even though it is just as plastic as the Philips.

    Screen is delightful, menus are good, app response is really good. Curious that even though its an inch bigger than the LG it still feels smaller.

    Ah well. Can recommend this Goban: UE43RU7020 especially as its £50 cheaper than the Philips.
  • PatrickEwing 9 Jan 2020 15:20:24 2,431 posts
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    cheers for the hearty recommendation on that samsung there Nexus, by coincidence I'd identified that model as a cheap TV for spare room and extra kids Xbox tv, had it open on a tab to research further. (also thought a cheap philips ambilight might be worth a guy but will steer clear)
  • Nexus_6 9 Jan 2020 15:27:45 4,435 posts
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    Cool - glad to be of help. I would recommend the Samsung over the Philips any day, and reckon the Samsung generally is a very good TV for £299

    The tv Button is a bit shit right enough but come to think of it - what tv buttons are actually any good?
  • Goban 9 Jan 2020 16:24:04 9,995 posts
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    @Nexus_6
    I'm up on the Black Isle Architecting, work for a firm in Inverness.

    Without context this looks like a really random post.

    Bringing it back on track, Sounds like a good TV for £299

    Edited by Goban at 16:29:13 09-01-2020
  • Derblington 13 Jan 2020 13:18:16 32,321 posts
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    So, LG OLED CX 77"... What do we think, £8k?
  • barchetta 13 Jan 2020 23:14:01 2,102 posts
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    My eyes are probably too shot to justify that sort of outlay!

    Getting to point soon where projectors will be getting beat on size as well as picture quality.

    Edited by barchetta at 23:14:19 13-01-2020
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Jan 2020 01:50:41 27,867 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    That reminds me, in Britain there's a weird trend of wall mounting TVs really high. What gives you limey fucks
    Also, tellies in the corner of the living room.
    Weirdos.
  • Dougs 14 Jan 2020 06:57:13 91,686 posts
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    That's a design choice, mostly about the TV not being the dominant feature in a living room. Which I totally understand.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Jan 2020 07:06:56 27,867 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    That's a design choice, mostly about the TV not being the dominant feature in a living room. Which I totally understand.
    What would be the dominant feature be in a typical living room with (big nowadays) telly in the corner?
    Iím not sure, a tv ( especially mounted) flush with a wall has a smaller footprint in the room than on a unit sitting diagonal in the corner.
  • monkman76 14 Jan 2020 07:15:00 15,587 posts
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    If I mounted my TV on the chimney breast of my small terraced living room, anyone sat on the left half of the sofa that is perpendicular to the chimney wall would only be able to look at the HDMI ports on the side of the TV. Iím pretty sure thatís a common situation. Itís not rocket science.
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