The result is excellent, sharp graphics and print from 2' away. I can have 4 screens simultaneously each the same size as my original 21" 1080 monitor, or several more than 4 with resizing - each sharp and readable. The Flex SmartDSR screen at 4K resolution on the full 43" screen is a sight to behold!
As a side note I stumbled into this 55in 4K when Sears was quietly closing the Electronics departments. It was a current moble Samsung that they were clearing out at $225. The price is what caused me to buy it and then I found the use for it.
Samsun MU6290,, Most common resolutions are supported, except 120 Hz input which isn't relevant because the TV only has a 60 Hz panel. 4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 color is only supported when 'HDMI UHD Color' is enabled for the port being used. 4:4:4 color is only shown properly when the input's label is set to 'PC' (aka 'PC mode'). Unfortunately, PC mode cannot be activated for some input refresh rates such as 24 Hz; the input's icon will still change to PC, but the settings that are normally disabled in PC mode are not disabled, and 4:4:4 color isn't shown properly
If you put the TV/monitor on your desk, 40-43" is probably the largest for best viewing and there are few 4K TVs in that size that support 4K 4:4:4. See the table in the rtings.com URL.
The TCL needs to be told that the HDMI port you are using has an HDMI 2.0 signal.
Here are a couple of shots of the screen with my keyboard for size comparison. The screen is sharper than these pics show. Part of my logbook is in the second image.
I'd be glad to respond to any other questions.
When VISIO released its 70" 4K HDR at HALF the price of its competitors, everyone got excited, but then as the TV set began to roll out, the complaints began to roll in, you realized that what you got for $2500 was in fact Half the quality of a Sony, Samsung or LG $5K TV set.. It is not easy to engineer a TV set that can reproduce the entire 4K HDR Color Gamet or Dolby Vision.. It is 100% about picture quality..
This will sound familiar to many of you!! Remember the MUNTZ, half the price of a Zenith or RCA TV Set.. The saying was they took a RCA TV set and started to remove parts.. They removed parts till the TV set would not work.. Took that final less complicated Schematic and created the Muntz TV set. So much for the "Quality Goes In before the name Goes On"... And worth mentioning was the Beta-VHS wars of past.. VHS was 40% cheaper then Beta, so in the end VHS won, however the TV Broadcast Stations continued to use Beta exclusively! Why,,, better overall picture quality, video editing and many other quality attributes.. Then their was HD-DVD vs BluRay ... Now we have 4K HDR movies and some Dolby Vision movies... Life Goes On!!! And is this not "FUN"!!
So 4:4:4 chroma is a requirement for the TV to act as a monitor and a 4K compatible video card? I picked up a 40" LG 4K that was a display model which I intended to use for the Geochron world clock. I am now thinking I could try and connect to my PC video card and switch the inputs when I want to use it to dismay SSDR. The video card I have is almost 3 years old, but does have a HDMI 2.0 output. Is that 4K or does the card need to specifically be 4K compatible?
Thought it would look cool in the shack but am also thinking that a bigger monitor would be nice to use when having multiple programs running like when running WSJT and SSDR and the HRD log all going at the same time. So will I need to replace the video card in my computer too? It has HDMI output but not sure which version. Walmart has this on sale...
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hisense-49-Class-4K-Ultra-HD-2160p-HDR-Smart-LED-TV-49H6E/166752596 for $220 but not sure if it is 4x4x4.
Any help is appreciated.
LG SPEC,,, (Only UHD models) • ( ) Picture Additional Settings HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color - On : Support 4K @ 60 Hz (4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0) - Off : Support 4K @ 60 Hz 8 bit (4:2:0) If the device connected to Input Port also supports ULTRA HD Deep Color, your picture may be clearer. However, if the device doesn’t support it, it may not work properly. In that case, change the TV’s HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color setting to off. -
Best viewig Angle & Chroma 4:4:4 is the Sony X720E Top Pick
I picked up the 40" version of the LG MU6300 (Perfect size for where I have it located). It was a floor model at BestBuy and the sales guy demoed it on a PC for me. Price was a definite factor as it was heavily discounted as a demo, but while it scores mid-range for a TV it does do well as a monitor:
I am driving this with a GX970 video card. I have one HDMI input set for my Geochron clock and the second as a monitor so I can easily switch to PC mode and the video card detects it as the 4th monitor (I have one 34" wide for SSDR and two 27" for logging programs etc). I can switch the SSDR display to the 4K when needed.