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[Engadget] Sony's high-end 4K HDR LCD TVs start at $7,000

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https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/20/sony-z-series/
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If you thought Sony was done announcing new TVs for the year at CES 2016, you were mistaken. Today, Sony unveiled the Z series, a new line of LCD televisions that it says is its best and brightest yet. It runs on Android TV just like the rest of Sony's stable, but the big deal with this new flagship line of 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs is its Backlight Master Drive technology. This tech, which we saw in prototype form at CES, aims to bring a brightness and contrast that'll rival the richness of OLED sets.

My next purchase was going to be a 4k, OLED, HDR and non-curved TV so looks like I will not be purchasing a Sony TV - as I used to be a fan of the older XBR series. Now I don't know how well this will compare to OLED...
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Not surprising. Even the top Vizio (which is a cheap brand) models start at $6000.
https://www.vizio.com/r-series
edit: just noticed that Vizio says that reference model has a 120Hz input on it for games... eek.gif
Edited by EniGma1987 - 7/20/16 at 11:12am
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Be right back, taking a mortgage on my house to buy this.
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$7000 for a non-OLED? Lol.
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Fffffffffffffffff..


When are we gonna get ULMB on TVs... Sigh.............................
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Fffffffffffffffff..


When are we gonna get ULMB on TVs... Sigh.............................

We have had it for a long time... Even the TV in the article here is using it.
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Motionflow™ XR 1440 Hz (native 120 Hz)

120Hz input, 1440Hz effective from frame insertion/interpolation and strobing the backlight. Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Vizio, etc all have TVs that do this and have had them a long time. Some models strobe, so use a scanning style backlight, old models just insert black frames with the interpolation. Just because they dont call it ULMB doesnt mean they dont have the same thing. No one can call it ULMB but Nvidia, it is their special name for it. Sony calls theirs MotionFlow, Samsung calls it Supreme MR, Panasonic has two different ones: Backlight Scanning Drive (BLS) and Backlight Motion Rate (BMR). Panasonic's top model is a 3,000Hz BMR. Oh and Vizio calls theirs Clear Action.
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Dream TV= 4K, HDR, OLED, 120Hz. Who ever comes out with that first, gets my money!
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We have had it for a long time... Even the TV in the article here is using it.


Where does it mention back light blinking/ ULMB ??
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Well, the one good thing I can say about UHD TV's so far is that they make UHD monitors seem reasonably priced by comparison. I'll stick to Netflix at 1080p -or- streamed in UHD on my desktop until somebody can release an UHD TV, OLED, that won't require me to prepare blood offerings to Cthulhu.

     
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