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Re: 4k TV arrives at MacDocs

#161  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jan 08, 2019 2:53 am

I can accept that my computer might be hacked one day. I can't accept my oven getting hacked. Not to mention all of the things you're inevitably sending to big companies about your life every time you use an internet enabled device.
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#162  Postby laklak » Jan 08, 2019 3:25 am

So you take a shit, and then you get a laxative ad on your phone.

no thanks.
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#163  Postby Hermit » Jan 08, 2019 3:46 am

laklak wrote:So you take a shit, and then you get a laxative ad on your phone.

no thanks.

Never mind that. More annoying is the belated discovery that your smart-dunny features a 4k camera when you get a message from your friendly neighbourhood proctologist recommending you make an appointment as soon as possible before the bidet routine has had the chance to to finish with the powder puff and perfume flourish.
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#164  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 08, 2019 9:48 am

Pure madness. I have a smart toilet that washes and dries my bum for me. It does not have to get any smarter. Just imagine if you sat down and it started talking? What a great conversation.
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#165  Postby zulumoose » Jan 08, 2019 10:08 am

Just imagine if you sat down and it started talking? What a great conversation.


It could tell jokes, there has always been a market for toilet humour...

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#166  Postby laklak » Jan 08, 2019 2:49 pm

How long till the AI toilet is sentient? What a life, eh?
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#167  Postby The_Piper » Jan 08, 2019 2:51 pm

My toilet is dumb. Only a dumb toilet would let me shit all over it for all these years. :bucktooth:
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#168  Postby felltoearth » Jan 08, 2019 2:52 pm

The_Piper wrote:My toilet is dumb. Only a dumb toilet would let me shit all over it for all these years. :bucktooth:

Maybe it has a fetish.
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#169  Postby The_Piper » Jan 08, 2019 3:16 pm

:lol: I never thought of it that way. :teef:
That reminds me of a news story I heard a long time ago. Spoilering for poop talk non joke trigger warning.
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#170  Postby Hermit » Jan 08, 2019 11:08 pm

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#171  Postby Macdoc » Jan 11, 2019 12:57 am

Cool tech

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#172  Postby felltoearth » Jan 11, 2019 12:59 am

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#173  Postby felltoearth » Jan 11, 2019 1:00 am

That is pretty awesome
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#174  Postby Macdoc » Jan 13, 2019 1:34 am

If I wasn't off to Australia I'd be grabbing this at $900 cdn ( used ) That was my target price.

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#175  Postby Macdoc » Feb 23, 2019 7:52 am

grabbed a 55" TCL 4k with Dolby and UHD for $690 for Australia. Transition was painless tho not 100% sure the network is up to it as we had the occasional beachball on Planet Earth II.

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Still it's a better set than I have at home. Hmmmph....3 year warranty.
Having decent sound was a treat as the old set the sound was dying.

I get the 50" hand me down to use as an additional work monitor tho given the low resolution might have to move it a bit further back. We'll keep the old set in the living area on the deck when I leave. For now tho I can work with screens as I'm used to in Mississauga tho not with the definition.

Free 1 month premium Netflix saved us some money as our subscription had run out. I can get Netflix on the laptop with VPN from Canada but not 4k streaming.

Lets us watch on multiple devices too. Okay for $17.99 Aus tax in - about $12.90 US - so one month free is decent savings.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tcl/tcl-e18us ... tv/337225/

Not sure what some of the things are DNLA certified ?? :confused:

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#176  Postby Macdoc » Dec 09, 2019 5:25 pm

Nother step up ....Dolby Vision
https://www.dolby.com/us/en/brands/dolby-vision.html

HDR10
https://www.cnet.com/news/dolby-vision- ... explained/

and significantly brighter - like well into proper HDR

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TCL 55R617 was introduced in 2018. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1200 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision.


The Good:
The affordable TCL 6 series has excellent overall image quality, with deep black levels, very good brightness, rich contrast and accurate color. Its Roku smart TV platform is the best available, with a simple interface and extensive streaming app support. The TV handles both HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range sources.

The Bad:
Brightness and video processing fall short of some more expensive TVs.

The Bottom Line With superb picture quality that rivals TVs costing twice as much, TCL's 6 series is the best TV value we've ever reviewed.


updated review for 2019

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/tcl-65r625 ... tv-review/

Clients are moving to HDR monitors - Apple's iMacs have been at 500 nits for a while and so have the laptops but HDR is not enabled as yet.

Desktop monitors have lagged a bit ..of Apple's montrous $6k 32" reference monitor is way too expensive and eye searing bright.
Picked up some 32" Dells with 400 published but 440 tested and they get into HDR10 turf.

Many feel HDR has more impact on the viewing than 4k but really they go together. Can't assess Dolby Vision yet but at least have Disney+ as a reference channel.

I like that I can watch scenes filmed in natural light without any loss of detail. More enjoyable movie experience.
With streaming competition heating up ....nice time for newer gear.

not quite the black level of OLED but hey for half the price ...it's just fine. :popcorn:

https://www.dolby.com/us/en/brands/dolby-vision.html
Provides good examples of the HDR differences you can stream on your HD Tv or computer to show differences.
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#177  Postby I'm With Stupid » Dec 09, 2019 7:17 pm

What colour bitrate does Netflix stream in? Because one thing I've noticed recently is just how shit Youtube's banding is because they have this horrible compression of 8-bit colour. It was also a big complaint in that dark episode of Game of Thrones, because apparently HBO has the worst quality streams.
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#178  Postby I'm With Stupid » Dec 09, 2019 7:20 pm

Macdoc wrote:Cool tech


I'll be honest, if I had that it would just be permanently up because I couldn't be bothered to wait.
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#179  Postby Macdoc » Dec 09, 2019 7:26 pm



It's all over the map on Youtube. Higher end monitors get into 10 bits which means enhanced colours. Never ending learning curve.

This covers audio and visual compression on Youtube

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#180  Postby Macdoc » Dec 09, 2019 7:27 pm

I'll be honest, if I had that it would just be permanently up because I couldn't be bothered to wait.


yup ...techno demo tho for flexible screen.
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