Samsung offers free 4K movie bundle to those that purchase 65-inch 4K television

By Shawn Knight ยท 13 replies
Apr 28, 2014
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  1. Samsung is offering up a complementary Ultra HD video pack to those willing to pull the trigger on their flagship 65-inch curved 4K resolution television. The bundle of films comes pre-loaded on the set's internal hard drive and includes five...

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  2. Joshw

    Joshw TS Rookie Posts: 17   +8

    I'm more exited for oled TVs than 4k, at least for movies that is.
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  3. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,268   +437

    As most should the content just isn't there for 4k. And you can forget about Television they are still broadcasting in 720p and 1080i.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Wow they chose some pretty bad movies :D.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    4K handycams are already out. I was impressed.
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    When compared to 3D, I'd say that 4K has my interest. But it's all about the price. Those bleeding edge buyers might appreciate that they're sweetening the deal. But I'll wait for mainstream prices personally.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Why would anybody contemplate blowing $4500 on a TV bundled with a bunch of crappy movies? If they reduced the price of the TV by three grand and shoved their bundled mess it would be a lot more of an incentive.
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,959

    3D might be not for everyone, but if you want it, do not buy products like this. All these Samsung TV-s come with active 3D glasses, giving you very crappy 3D experience.

    2D quality on this thing is great, but 3D is below average. Buy something with passive 3D instead, like Sony, for example.
  9. The thing about HD and Ultra HD for me, is that it is very Emperors New Clothes. In the sense I don't see much of a difference in most programs or films.

    IF I am watching something with plenty of CGI or such special effects, Transformers, The Matrix, then I am all for a HD version. But The Simpsons in HD and any cartoon for that matter is just IMO a wasted effort. I see no difference. Or I don't care that its in SD. One or the other.

    The other issue with HD / Blu-Ray stuff for me, and many movies of late is the whisper quiet audio which you have to turn up, and then guns or explosions go off, or shouting even, and bang goes your eardrums. They really need to get rid of that issue. It's like they did those adverts where you see people get blown away by the explosions and actually thought what a great idea... it is not. Volume juggling is a tedious chore.
  10. jackal2687

    jackal2687 TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    I want to wait for the 4k TV's to offer more than 120 hertz. At the moment I believe they are close to 30, which is the opposite of what I want. I would rather have lower graphics or resolution and a faster response time than the other way around.
  11. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    I knew that Night of the Museum was bad the first time I saw it. Maybe it will be better now that it's in 4K and FREE!
  12. 4K projector nom nom nom
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Samsungs here come with passive, while the only active ones I see are on the outgoing Panasonic plasma's.

    Active is the good one. It allows full pixel count. Passive needs to cut the vertical (or other) pixel count in half to perform, which results in a 60inch+ screen having 540p.
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I don't think you know how film is made. Most blockbusters are filmed in 24Hz. The Hobbit was filmed in 40Hz or so.

    Movies are currently made this slow, because people don't like the soap-opera effect that high refresh rates give them. This is why a 'fancy' 200Hz LED TV is useless for movies, because it usually runs at 24Hz or a small multiple of that.

    Fast refresh is only good for PC games or fast-moving images like sports.

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