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is it a good year (2016) to upgrade to HDR/DV TVs?

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Stealth3si

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I am happy with my current TV. I do want to upgrade to 4k HDR/DV TV because even 1080p upscaled to 4k looks noticeably better than on 1080p sets using the same content but I am not sure if it is a good year to upgrade or wait until content becomes dominated by 4k HDR or DV.
 

EarthDog

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There is always something better around the corner...

But if you are OK, wait until you are not or at least fel like you are missing something worthwhile...
 
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Stealth3si

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I think I will wait for 4k HDR/DV content to dominate mainstream. Tbh I do not see enough streaming content out there to justify a 4k HDR tv. For now, I might upgrade to a Samsung UN55J6200 (1080p) or Sony XBR-55X810C (4k non-HDR). I will see. They both are relatively cheap (or should be if they go on sale at end of year) and I do not really care much for the 4k aspect or lack of HDR, not until enough HDR/DV content is commonly available and by that time 4k HDR TV sets should be easily affordable..

I have a question about them. On the RTings.com site, a support feature mentioned for both TVs is "Judder-free 24p via 60p" thru movies from 60 hz PC signal. What does this look like? Does this make smooth movements if I am watching movies on PC or something?

And what is the visual difference between that and motion interpolation (soap opera effect)? Does judder-free help make motion interpolation look better or what??
 
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habbajabba

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DLP. Obviously it won't give you guys the digitally displayed beauty of an astronomicaly priced tv such as a $10,000 wall sized one but it will negatethe, "need to get the latest & greatest" disposable tv mindset, and you can have a huge display for nothing.