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Default LeTV 65" 4K = any reviews? - 09-03-2016, 15:34 | posts: 1,233

I walked by my TV dealer and finally saw the newer 55" LG OLED 4K TV. Blew EVERYTHING away but at 5K USD, it was sobering and brought me back down to earth.

Then I saw they had a LeTV 65" 4K Flat TV pinned to a wall and it looked actually BETTER than the Sammy 65" 4K Flat TV playing the same content.

Samsung was ~ 3K USD, the LeTV was only 1000 USD!

But I cannot find any reviews about it or the curved version except for these links:

http://www.lemall.com/max65.html 65" 4K @ 60 HZ

http://www.lemall.com/chao4/x65.html 65" 4K Curved @ 60 HZ and 3D (120 HZ?)

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I did find English reviews of the 55" 4K and it was terrible. I actually saw it and it was definitely 30 HZ @ 4K which I completely ignored it.

However the other 2 are @ 60 HZ.

The screen would be primarily attached to my PC (will upgrade GPU) and then to play games, watch movies and work (graphics and design documents) in that order. Motion interpolation either built in or via PC would be required for movies.

Don't watch mainstream sports, news or care about any SMART TV features.

Specs do not look too bad for a monitor. For the price + 1070 SLI, this would still be cheaper than a Sony or Samsung 55" 4K Curved TV.

If anybody has other experiences with this especially color / screen quality, input lag and overall refresh rate performance, I would appreciate it. I would love to compare this to a Vizio but my TV dealer doesn't carry it.

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Default 09-08-2016, 00:58 | posts: 19,944 | Location: US East Coast

It's definitely a nice looking TV. However, you really have to wonder what corners they cut to get the price so low. Granted, they're probably not paying for much, if any, real R&D.


   
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Default 09-15-2016, 12:57 | posts: 8,295 | Location: FLA,USA

Main thing to look for is 4:4:4 in 4K other wise it will be horrible as a monitor. I doubt that TV is 4K@60 with 4:4:4 likely 4:2:0.

4K@60 4:4:4

4K@60 4:2:0
   
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Default 09-22-2016, 13:01 | posts: 1,233

Hi Loophole,

I will check that next time at the shops. I just saw a slew of other branded 4K TVS - Skyworth, Hisense and LeTV. All 4K @ 60+ FPS.

I will see if I can get technical specs for each.

Is there a set of 4K videos files I can download to a USB finger to test the sets at the shops? All of them were setup via the Android OS but they didn't have enough bandwidth to stream in any 4K content.
   
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Default 09-26-2016, 04:21 | posts: 91 | Location: North of the equator

Just my 2c, but stay away from Chinese TV's. I've been living in China for a few years now, so I've tested a lot of TV's and I ended up with an LG.

Chinese TV's make use of heavy image processing which you can't disable. There is literally no option in the menu to turn things off. This adds a huge amount of latency. A friend of mine got a good deal on a TCL. Took it home, hooked it up and it literally had over a second of latency. You'd move the mouse and have to wait for the cursor to move. I went over to his place to take a look and went through every single option in the menu multiple times. Couldn't do anything about it. I had a HiSense that I had to return for the same reason. Couldn't disable image processing. I switched it out for a TCL which ended up having horrible image processing that made dark areas look like they had JPG compression. It was awful.

Their latest stunt is displaying an advertisement every time you turn the TV on. It plays really loudly too, no way to turn down the volume.

Trust me, do yourself a favor and just avoid them. Some of them have good image quality, but when you try and use it for anything other than watching TV, they're just terrible.

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Default 09-26-2016, 16:09 | posts: 1,233

Hey Banana Republic,

Good to hear the info. I've seen these TVs setup in a lot of conference and waiting rooms for news broadcast and even Video over IP use. I guess it works for them due to the price vs performance but I hear you about latency and processing. I need those things off for gaming and that is the number one use for it, next to movies.

My next though is on the LG screens. Just amazingly beautiful but it needs to come down by at least half the current prices for me.
   
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Default 09-26-2016, 16:47 | posts: 8,295 | Location: FLA,USA

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Hey Banana Republic,

Good to hear the info. I've seen these TVs setup in a lot of conference and waiting rooms for news broadcast and even Video over IP use. I guess it works for them due to the price vs performance but I hear you about latency and processing. I need those things off for gaming and that is the number one use for it, next to movies.

My next though is on the LG screens. Just amazingly beautiful but it needs to come down by at least half the current prices for me.
The Sony panels are a good price and do 4K@60 with 4:4:4 when set to enhanced mode. They also have very low (for a TV) input lag at 30ms the OLED LG are better but only around 18ms. The Sony's also use android for smart function.
   
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Default 09-27-2016, 03:55 | posts: 91 | Location: North of the equator

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Hey Banana Republic,

Good to hear the info. I've seen these TVs setup in a lot of conference and waiting rooms for news broadcast and even Video over IP use. I guess it works for them due to the price vs performance but I hear you about latency and processing. I need those things off for gaming and that is the number one use for it, next to movies.

My next though is on the LG screens. Just amazingly beautiful but it needs to come down by at least half the current prices for me.
Hey man

Yeah, I settled on an LG. It's a 55 inch UB8300. I really love this TV. It's slightly older by today's standards, so no HDR or 4:4:4 colors, but it's an amazing TV. The colors and picture quality are fantastic. I use it as my primary display. I run my desktop at 1080p and game at 1440p and sometimes at 4K. The clarity in games is stunning, especially at 4K.

I may upgrade again at some point in the next few months, because I want a 65 inch with HDR and true 4:4:4 colors and LG will be my first choice. Even here in China they're too expensive right now, but I'm still more than happy enough with mine to wait it out till the prices come down.

Chinese TV's are fine for just watching TV or movies, but anything that requires an input and response, like a mouse or controller, is definitely out of the question.. and the startup ads.. my god, the startup ads.. I can't think of a single person that would want their TV blaring ads at startup.
   
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