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Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
« Reply #2910 on: January 29, 2017, 04:09:50 PM »
well, im in a bit of a quandry now... im considering returning and getting a different tv.
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.
Upscaling is soooo strange looking. It's *TOO* real. I kinda hate it.

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.
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Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
« Reply #2911 on: January 30, 2017, 11:44:15 AM »
well, im in a bit of a quandry now... im considering returning and getting a different tv.
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.
Upscaling is soooo strange looking. It's *TOO* real. I kinda hate it.

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.
Oh you know I sit about 6" from my screen when I'm gaming haha. Counter strike cannot be played at a distance for me. My eyesight is already bad (I wonder why  :roll: ), but I need to see ANY movement at all to play that game well. Not to mention its just how I've played for years. I setup my player model settings for it and everything.

But I've just been thinking about moving up to like 30" or slightly bigger, right now I have 2 27" 1080p Acer monitors. And my new setup does not allow to use both monitors, so I'm thinking just one that's bigger will suffice. But I'm gonna stick to 1080p as I don't have graphics cards good enough to run a 4k monitor. Or at least use the 4k to it's fullest potential. And anyway I don't game a whole lot anymore anyway, so I'm mostly looking for something for movies. And I sit far enough back when I'm watching those that I need something that runs about the same from real close, to about 5' back.
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Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
« Reply #2912 on: February 03, 2017, 10:32:45 PM »
yup, ps3 let you do it but I've heard of issues too. 

with xb1, you can easily play games right off externals, and it's fast as hell.  in fact, faster than the factory drive, even using a standard HD - meaning you can load games faster off the externals than internal.  some people try out hybrid or straight-up SSD externals for more speed, but most tests have shown that to be a waste of money - it may transfer things faster between internal and external that way, but the games don't generally load any faster off SSD than a regular HD.
welp, apparently Ps4 is getting external HD support in their next update. yay!
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Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
« Reply #2913 on: February 08, 2017, 09:00:57 AM »
yup, ps3 let you do it but I've heard of issues too. 

with xb1, you can easily play games right off externals, and it's fast as hell.  in fact, faster than the factory drive, even using a standard HD - meaning you can load games faster off the externals than internal.  some people try out hybrid or straight-up SSD externals for more speed, but most tests have shown that to be a waste of money - it may transfer things faster between internal and external that way, but the games don't generally load any faster off SSD than a regular HD.
welp, apparently Ps4 is getting external HD support in their next update. yay!

yeah I just heard that - it's definitely a huge help. I honestly don't know if I would have jumped on the XB1 so quickly without it, as I was very happy with the 360 still at that point.
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Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
« Reply #2914 on: February 09, 2017, 09:26:45 PM »
FOR HONOR open beta/ free demo this weekend. this game is amazingly badass.
i suck at it but im still addicted, lol.
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Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
« Reply #2915 on: February 22, 2017, 03:10:59 AM »
i am so unbelieveably addicted to For Honor.
you know you love a game when you're willing to put up with shitty servers and technical errors left and right.
the combat is so fucking juicy.
i wanna upload some clips, but i get hypercritical when i make mistakes, lol.
im pretty much maining the deulwielding female knight assassin the "Peacekeeper". OMG i love her. :samurai:
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Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
« Reply #2916 on: February 22, 2017, 09:20:51 AM »
I'm looking forward to checking it out for sure. My kind of game.

I'm still stuck on Dayz Standalone and the 'Exile' mod for Arma 3. Amazing experience. So open-ended, and a great community in those servers. I HIGHLY suggest you check out some Arma 3 Exile videos, slim. They're right up your ally as far as military games go. Hell, Arma 3 is a realistic military sim. Dayz was originally a mod for arma 2, but got so popular, and standalone version was made.

It's coming to ps4, too.

Also check out Planetside 2. It was a PC-exclusive for the longest, but it's on PS4 now. And its free. Its a Sony game. I'm sure you've seen me rant and rave about it a while back.
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Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
« Reply #2917 on: March 03, 2017, 01:56:50 AM »
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