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Old 11-29-2017, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Do you find the quality of 4k distracting?

Maybe it's because I've only had my OLED for a month now and it's still new to me, but I feel like I'm constantly distracted by the quality when watching a 4k HDR movie. I'll just be sitting there thinking 'wow this looks so good!' (not paying attention to what's actually happening), and then the scene will change and I'll think 'wow, now THIS looks so good!'.

Here's hoping I'm not alone (crazy) on this.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:13 PM   #2
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I don't quite do that but I have been super OCD over my electronics and tv since the switch to 4K. I am always second guessing myself on my purchases, etc. I keep going back and forth between physical discs and digital copies. Between Vudu and Apple, etc. It's driving my wife nuts lol.
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Haha no you're not alone. I'm often finding myself watching the picture instead of the movie
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LOL, no I don't get distracted to that point but I do dribble over a nice fabric texture or fine facial hair. What I do find is that in some movies just shows too much detail to show you the fake part of the movie like sets, make up, bad CGIs or super imposed images which sometimes kill the illusion.
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I also find myself getting distracted by 'this doesn't look THAT good.' haha
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:32 PM   #6
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Yep, i do this. But its what i love most about movies so doesnt bug me one bit. I still remember watching my first dvd, getting a dlp, upgrading to bd, and now my 4k oled and each time im drawn in by detail and image quality the most. Especially when watching my most loved movies, its like giving them a whole new life of newfound enjoyment of them with every new format and tech.
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I also find myself getting distracted by 'this doesn't look THAT good.' haha
I've been there a few times too. I also find myself constantly hitting pause and adjusting the brightness/contrast/white balance etc. by a couple points and then resuming it to see if it actually changed at all.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:05 PM   #8
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I've been there a few times too. I also find myself constantly hitting pause and adjusting the brightness/contrast/white balance etc. by a couple points and then resuming it to see if it actually changed at all.
Ha yeah, I fiddle with the settings a lot. I need to stop that
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I find myself sitting up in my seat a lot and really watching the details, the scenery and the great PQ. Kind of like the visual equivalent of stopping and smelling the roses. I think it's a very good thing.
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There are times I cry like a baby the picture quality is so fierce on some things.
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I find myself sitting up in my seat a lot and really watching the details, the scenery and the great PQ. Kind of like the visual equivalent of stopping and smelling the roses. I think it's a very good thing.
Likewise, I think it's hard to avoid if you're into the finer details of these things. I'm certain I was the same way when BR was introduced. I wouldn't say it's a bad thing
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:36 PM   #12
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nope, I love it. I've been reviewing discs for 15 years so I've kinda trained my brain to be able to take in the PQ and the actual movie at the same time, it's just automatic for me now.
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4K does show the weakness in a bunch CGI. When the resolution is low, or the scene is dark and rainy (to hide the crappy cgi), the studio can get away with it. When the resolution is high, things look faker than they would.

They don't want to spend the $ to redo the low-res FX, so we get up-converted crap.
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Had some friends come stay with us due to their area of Savannah was under a weather threat earlier this year. I let them pick out which 4K movie they wanted to watch and it was fun watching them react in such a positive way. And then we watched a second one....and then a third. He later told me the first thing he did after returning home was to start the process of upgrading everything to the 4K level, as it had been the best movie "experience" they had ever experienced. Made my day hearing that.
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They don't want to spend the $ to redo the low-res FX, so we get up-converted crap.
That could well be a blessing otherwise we'll end up with "We lost hope", "The CGI strikes back" and "The return of the redos".
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Probably all of us at least do that sometimes when something's new. I know I watched plenty of subpar movies during the earlier days of hd dvd/blu just for the novelty of HD. And I'll probably do the same with uhd when I have the proper setup (have a small collection but no 4k display yet).
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If anything I'm able to appreciate movies I used to think sucked (stuff like Fast & Furious series or Transformers) and I find even more to appreciate in movies I already love.

For a while I did have a really hard time deciding whether I should stream from Vudu for Dolby Vision or watch from disc for Atmos (since I couldn't do both) but now that I've got my Oppo it's all physical for me and I can just enjoy watching every movie that comes out since I can't stop buying these dang things.
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nope, I love it. I've been reviewing discs for 15 years so I've kinda trained my brain to be able to take in the PQ and the actual movie at the same time, it's just automatic for me now.
I get totally drawn into the movie (cause I already love the movie 98+% most of the time.) I have to go back many times to focus on the pq and pick out the details or highlights. Unless it's something new we just saw at the theatre a few months ago, and then I'm like, look how much better this part was than it was at the movies!
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I never find good to excellent image quality distracting in a movie. However, I find blurriness and compression macroblocking distracting which I've witness many times through streaming.
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Had some friends come stay with us due to their area of Savannah was under a weather threat earlier this year. I let them pick out which 4K movie they wanted to watch and it was fun watching them react in such a positive way. And then we watched a second one....and then a third. He later told me the first thing he did after returning home was to start the process of upgrading everything to the 4K level, as it had been the best movie "experience" they had ever experienced. Made my day hearing that.
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