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Bit of a noob question regarding UHD

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by NorthstaNder, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:58 PM.

  1. NorthstaNder

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    Hi,

    Just upgraded from an HD (1080p) set to a 4k UHD set etc and I cannot help but be a bit underwhelmed by the HD picture.

    The 4k picture is corking, but my old HD set has the better 1080p picture. Is this purely down to the picture being upscaled? Anything I can tweak to improve it?

    Thanks in advance.
    Jonathan
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018 at 11:24 PM
  2. lucid

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    Bigger TV at all?
     
  3. NorthstaNder

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    Yes, gone from 43 to 49 so that probably doesn't help either.
     
  4. Armageus

    Don

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    Are you definitely viewing a 1080P source (i.e. not a DVD or SD quality channel)?

    Does the TV have a specific 1080P mode? (e.g. the Panasonic EX700B i just bought calls it "1080P Pixel by 4pixels"), this bypasses any scaling/interpolation and just displays each 1080P pixel as 4 Pixels at 4k (rather than any softness/artifcating caused by antialiased scaling)

    I've gone from a 42" 1080P to 50" 4K, and 1080P still looks great.
     
  5. NorthstaNder

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    I'll have to check. I'm just watching a blu ray and it looks really good. Its the HD TV channels I'm a bit underwhelmed with (BBC, ITV etc)

    I'll have a look at the settings on my virgin media V6 box as well.
     
  6. Kyle009

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    Make sure your V6 box is set to 1080 mode in picture settings otherwise it'll be responsible for upscaling the HD/SD content and the scaler in the v6 box will be a lot worse than the one in your TV.