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Blue Planet 2

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by Zubar, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. hawk

    hawk Doing It Rong
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    No issues with my 'old' Panasonic - in fact the low light stuff looked amazing.

    Personally (and this is for another thread perhaps) but I am mystified by the UK's obsession with 4k and the like (it was the same when HD came out). 4k may well mean quadruple the number of pixels and the potential for better than 1080HD but at normal TV sizes and viewing distances, this does not translate into better picture viewing or resolution (ask a photographer if you don't believe me).

    I have seen a number of 4k TVs that have a frankly appalling ability to display a black screen uniformly.

    When I bought my TV about 5 years ago, it was £1500 and you could buy a TV with equivalent numbers for less than £400. Want to guess which one has outstanding picture quality and which was poor?
     
  2. Wibble

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    Screen resolution beyond the level that the human eye can resolve does seem to have a beneficial effect, for example the "retina" screens on iDogs and iMacs. They're superb.

    But... just having 'retina' resolution does not mean a better picture. All the cheap & nasty me-too shite that is put out as a 'copy' of quality stuff looks bloody awful. Just look at a shitty Acer tablet, etc.

    Screen tech varies. Panel resolution is irrelevant against decent panel tech.

    No idea what my Samsung 10 year old LED backlit telly's screen tech is. Good it is not!
     
  3. snowman

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    There was one scene in the dark where we saw the gradient bands very significantly.

    This is on our old Plasma Panasonic, which usually blows most newer TVs out of the water.

    It was only one particular scene, though, mostly it looked fine.

    M
     
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    We happened upon Blue Planet on Yesterday yesterday that was about coastal life and, what a coincidence, Blue Planet 2 was on the same subject a few hours later. Interesting to see how the camera work had improved over the years.
     
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    Never watched this or the first one before, however I watched a scrap last night and enjoyed it, however 'toona' FFS!!!
     
  7. Wibble

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    The shark one was interesting too. On BBC2 after BP2
     
  8. Zubar

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    I love this series. Have asked Santa for it on blue ray. I this JYC would have been very proud to see where underwater filmmaking has gone.
     

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