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HDR 4K TV vs Photo quality PC Monitors

JackAllTog Plus
11 6.0k 58 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2016 2:04PM
Are TV's catching up with high quality monitors - the old adage of the photo editor work only being visible on other photographers screens or on prints may soon be no longer true.

If the new UltraHD HDR 4K+ monitors can really show a wide gamut of colours and brightness's then perhaps editing photo's on a suitable screen or in the right colour space may become more important?

Or will TV screens and PC monitor screens actually just be 'Screens' with nothing but the aspect ratio to differentiate them.
Will Spyder screen calibration tools suddenly have a whole new home user market.

Cost aside - i hope this becomes true.

( http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/hdr-tv-high-dynamic-television-explained )

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4k78l 3 278 1 New Caledonia
30 Nov 2016 4:04PM
Most people get blinded by advertisement who are known to boost everybody's expectations. The main consumer just look for the acronyms, and think that 4K is 4K and why pay more when you can pay less. You can get 4K screens so cheap now they literally is a steal. Or so some people think. When are people going to learn? Advertisement is manipulation, so they over hype the positive, and hide the negative.
If you wanted a TV that is good for photography, you'd have to pay a shitload of money. We're too used to the over saturated look that is around on most screens these days, but truth is that it is cheap to accomplish, and does not make justice to a photography image file if you want the true look.

Quality cost money, it's not any different with screens.
Chris_L 6 5.5k United Kingdom
30 Nov 2016 8:21PM
There's a massive variation in the quality of 4k screens out there. Not just between lowly brands and premium brands but you can get amazing Panasonic 4k and Bargain Bin Rubbish Panasonic 4k

The very best panels are fantastic for movies, TV shows and some gaming but very few can bear the scrutiny of close up photo editing when compared to a proper monitor, for the time being at least.

StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
30 Nov 2016 8:57PM
If you do go for a 4K TV, make sure it can switch between HD and 4K as is, my friend bought the Panasonic 65" 4K and had to spend over $200 more for an adapter.

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