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Reply #4235 on: December 02, 2019, 09:26:36 AM

Broken phone screen, how can I get my picture and such off it? My google-fu says I'm out of luck and will need professional help, at best?

I'd take it to one of those repair guys.

I got the 48.4" wide TV and realized what I already knew: I don't have any right-angles in my house. So, after some cursing I have it in there but slightly turned to the right. It does help with the glare, though, and I can't see it from the sofa.

The thing I'm really having trouble getting used to are BLACK blacks. It all just feels off right now in terms of brightness and contrast. Starting off in Game Mode and will see if I can (or want to) ease into another mode.
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Reply #4236 on: December 02, 2019, 10:57:24 AM

Pushed contrast has been a thing for a while now. I hate it in games, tbh.

The hardest thing about my new set is getting used to how stupidly bright the thing is. I'm running it as low as I can before it starts looking brown, I think it's at 20 backlight, ffs.

Is it a generational thing with people over-exposed to screens? I was thinking this because of not just the inability to get a decent brightness level on the set but also the fact that car manufacturers are making their lights as bright as reflected sunlight.

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Reply #4237 on: December 02, 2019, 01:08:31 PM

Am I wrong that your last set was rear projection?  Projector are not bright generally speaking, and rear projection even less so...so modern flatscreens probably seem crazy bright by comparison.

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Reply #4238 on: December 02, 2019, 01:14:58 PM

Yes, though it had a 185 watt bulb and I used to crank the brightness on it. I miss the DLP set. The new set is beautiful but nowhere near as practical. Weighs too much, fragile af, had to wall mount it so now I can't rearrange my living room seasonally. I'll probably go with a projector next time, and just build two mounts for it into the ceiling to accommodate summer and winter modes.

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Reply #4239 on: February 29, 2020, 06:48:33 PM

Upgrading our TV, the current one is a bit long in the tooth. Any advice on this model, the Samsung Q70? Price point is in our range and looking at the TVs at Best Buy and it just felt like it had the best picture. PS4, hockey, football, occasional Switch and Netflix. We have a simple sound bar. 55" version is the largest we can put in our space.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N4L5PKL?tag=georiot-us-default-20&th=1&psc=1&ascsubtag=trd-4617855090491299000-20
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Reply #4240 on: March 02, 2020, 07:54:27 AM

I just bought a 55" Q80 about a month ago and it's been great so far.  The only reason I went with the Q80 over the Q70 was the wider viewing angle which made sense for the room we were putting it in.  Otherwise I'd have bought the Q70.
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Reply #4241 on: March 02, 2020, 09:41:32 AM

My Samsung Q55 is great. Still haven't tweaked the brightness perfectly, but it's about 95% OK so I haven't bothered.

Don't configure the network or you'll end up with tons of uninstallable cruft.

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Reply #4242 on: March 02, 2020, 11:54:20 AM

I'm still digging my 2018 6-tier Samsung QLED. There's a little banding from the backlight on off-angles, but I normally sit pretty far to one side and it's rarely noticeable (only on a full panel white screen). It's likely worse on my set because it's so huge (82" or w/e).

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Reply #4243 on: March 08, 2020, 11:45:10 PM

It's been so long not upgrading I have no idea what is going on. We bought a 65" Q70R on sale for under a grand - it's kinda too big for our room but whatever. Having trouble getting the image to look 'crisp' like the showroom floor.

Example: streaming NHLtv from the PS4 (not-pro) and the image looks kinda blurry. I *think* I have set up the image options correctly, so maybe this is just a lower-quality stream? Or should we switch out to a Roku that supports 4k?

When I look at the PS4 options on the TV it says 1920x1080 60p, which is not 4k - so I'm guessing the stream or PS4 doesn't support that. If anyone has a guide on this stuff without getting too lost in the weeds, I would appreciate it.
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Reply #4244 on: March 09, 2020, 01:35:07 AM

Yeah, your PS4 won't do 4K.  On the other hand, that doesn't necessarily mean it should be "blurry".  And yeah, you could also have a shitty stream.

Kinda hard to give specific advice.  You cannot judge it fairly without a true 4K source of high quality.  That said, never expect it to look as good as it does in the store.  They crank up the all the brightness and color settings to max, and then run some specific hi res stuff on a loop.  Unless you do the same, it won't look the same. 

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Reply #4245 on: March 09, 2020, 01:52:37 AM

Thanks - I kinda figured itís hard to tell through description. After tinkering a bit, games on the PS4 look damn amazing, as does some Netflix content like Altered Carbon. Most tv streaming does not look great, so Iím guessing the content from the stream is the problem. The ps4 is on LAN at around 80MB consistently which should be decent enough for solid streaming.

Iíll just have to work out a better solution for sports if I can.
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Reply #4246 on: March 09, 2020, 02:26:22 AM

Sounds like you have it working like it should, and anything that looks poor is just some combination of a low quality stream being displayed at a lower resolution than the screen's native resolution.  Would be my guess.

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Reply #4247 on: July 06, 2020, 08:49:35 PM

Doing a basic tech review of our household needs. For Password Managers, is 1Password still decent? I need something simple for the family - KeePass won't cut it there, too archaic for them to grasp.

What about email services? I'm trying to get away from Gmail, into something like ProtonMail or something less invasive. I'm ok with paying a bit for email.
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Reply #4248 on: July 06, 2020, 09:36:52 PM

Yes 1Password is still good though they've changed their model to subscription-based.
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Reply #4249 on: July 07, 2020, 01:14:46 AM

Somewhat random question:   Any Idea why my computer would suddenly just stop being able to play video in web browsers?

Like, I have had several times where I will be browsing video clips on Facebook or Imgur or checking out Youtube videos, and everything has been playing fine:  Videos play or auto play as you scroll through them and then suddenly, with out any rhyme or reason videos stop playing.  Like, completely unable to start a video, no matter what web broswer I switch to.  I usually use Firefox, but as soon as the issue starts it appears to affect any web-browser I use.  Firefox, IE, Chrome, video refuses to play on any of them: First frame of the video will load, it might cache the first few seconds, but the video NEVER plays, no matter what I do.  Closing and re-starting browsers has no effect. Opening new browsers has no effect.  Note: This ONLY affects web based video streaming.  Any video content played through a dedicated player such as downloaded TV episodes or digital movies play without issue.

So far, the only way I have managed to fix it once it starts happening is by rebooting my PC.  Any thoughts on what could be causing this phenomenon?
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Reply #4250 on: July 07, 2020, 03:32:37 AM

When in doubt, blame anti-virus. Which one do you use? Any appetite for changing it?

Also, does this affect any other devices or just the one PC? If it's just this one device that points to someting system local and a/v is probably the most likely culprit. Good place to start if nothing else.


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Reply #4251 on: July 08, 2020, 12:12:33 AM

I use Panda AV as my free AV.
Not sure if it would be causing the issue, but I can always try turning it off next time the problem crops up and see if that helps.

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