The 'Look What the Postman Brought Me' Thread - Technology Edition

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Post by Wrathbone » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:29 pm

My current TV is a decent Sony model, maybe 3 years old. Great picture, very happy with that. The Android interface is serviceable - not perfect, but it only crashes maybe two or three times a year. Honestly, I don't think there's a TV manufacturer out there which has an interface that's as good as it should be in this day and age. I use loads of built in apps on the Sony and generally don't have an issue with them, which is as good as you can hope for.

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Post by Raid » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:14 pm

The Philips TV I bought about 18 months ago is awkwardly shaped so that a soundbar won't fit comfortably in front of it because the feet don't raise it up high enough, the interface is horrible and slow and it if the TV detects a software update while watching an app it closes the app without warning, the remote has quick access buttons for services I'll never use and that I can't modify the function of, along with about 80% of the remote being useless, the HDR looks washed out and you can't turn it off if the source supports it, the default settings for everything have hideous motion smoothing, and for some unfathomable reason it assumes I want separate settings for every single input and app so I had to set my preferred picture settings up about five or six times.

....but I bloody love the Ambilight feature. I don't think I'll ever buy another TV without it, because as frustrating as the thing was to set up, Ambilight is so fundamentally an improvement to the watching experience that I'm willing to put up with all of the above shite.

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Post by Mantis » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:45 pm

The ambilight is lovely isn't it. I particularly love watching Bladerunner 2049 on it. The cinematography and light direction in that movie is so beautifully done, it basks the whole room in the ambience.

I'll miss it for sure, as I don't think I'll be buying another Philips again.

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Post by Alan » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:30 pm

You can just stick ambilight into any tv now. Is about £300 stand alone right enough so it ain’t cheap.
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Post by Pew-Pew » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:21 am

I actually recently bought the 55 inch LG CX, and it's been fantastic so far. Hope I don't have the same hardware issues you guys have had with your LG TVs...

It's the first time I've really watched UHD and HDR stuff at home, and it's great. My mouth was genuinely hanging open when I started watching a random HDR video of someone walking around Tokyo. OLED is great, especially for HDR as it's on a per pixel basis, it just has its long term downsides. Hopefully burn-in won't be a problem as I'm not using it as a work monitor for my PC, mostly for shows, films and games.

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