well, im in a bit of a quandry now... im considering returning and getting a different tv. Upscaling is soooo strange looking. It's *TOO* real. I kinda hate it.
the quality of the set is fantastic, but after a week of watching tv, movies and playing games i'm having a real hard time getting used to the upscaling effects.
-Gaming Especially can just get really blurry or grainy textures that bug me because i end up having to squint alot to focus.
same goes for lower resolution content like cable tv for the most part.
ugh, im really torn on what to do about this.
one of the reasons i went ahead and went for the 4k wasnt really for the hdr abilities but b/c there arent really quality 1080p options thanks to the marketing of the industry...
I'd hate to return this set and grab a 1080p that isnt good enough.
fucking pickle created by a tech. gap. Basically a bad time to be looking for a set.
But I'm looking for a new monitor for my PC at home.
yeah i actually ended up returning my tv and getting a cheap 1080 one.
After 2 weeks with the 4k i finally figured out exactly what was bothering me.
Basically if i sat within the viewing distance able to percieve 4k pixels i was fine and the picture was in focus and amazing even for upscaled.
The problem was that since i only had a 40" that meant I had to sit 2' or closer... woulda been perfect for a desktop monitor setup but i sit about 5'-6' back, especially for watching tv.
Any time i sat further back than 2-2 1/2 ' i found myself having to squint to focus and it just felt blurry. there was no way i could deal with it.
Sucks... its hard to unsee how sick that picture was compared to my new one... and my input lag is back up to 26ms from 19, which still is pretty good but nowhere near as twitchy.
Luckily my response tiem is twice as good on my new set so it sorta makes up for it, and i have zero motion blur now when the 4k had a small consistent amount.
UPscalers are definetely one of the ways to make a tv cheaper, though i have to say i think the viewing distance is the real issue for visually sensitive people.
ITs the reason why they really only make 50+" 4ks for tv.
I definitely recommend taking your viewing distance into account for anyone considering getting one even if the upscaling is great.