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4x the # of pixels as 1080p ... so it looks crisper at normal TV

distance and especially closer in (a long way away I don't know how much you'd notice), but where 4k REALLY shines is super big TVs and especially projectors. We have a 123" screen and 4K projector in our basement and the difference between 4K and even 1080p ("Full" HD) is remarkable on that screen.

On a $400 55" 4K TV at Best Buy, I don't know how much difference you'd notice in a living room watching from 10-20' away.

#1) There's so little 4K content out there right now (basically just a few random selections on Amazon/Netflix/etc) which leads me to #2) Along those lines, the upconversion on higher end sets can look pretty good (basically it tried to "intelligently" fill the 4K pixel count with what it thinks should occupy those pixels based on the 1080 signal), but I can't imagine it really looks all that great on a cheaper TV.

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Posted: 11/10/2019 at 9:40PM


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