Sony Bravia KDL40RE453 40" HDR TV £299 Amazon Prime Exclusive
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Sony Bravia KDL40RE453 40" HDR TV £299 Amazon Prime Exclusive

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Edited by:"samsmithwolves"Found 22nd Nov
Seems to get decent enough reviews, it is HDR unlike alot of the deals currently floating around. £80 less than AO.com & Argos.

[[NOT 4K]]

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Don't think this is 4K.

This is full HD not 4k. Only 2 HDMI ports toi

1080p HDR to be honest sounds really interesting to me for gaming. A lot of games on Pro and X have really good 1080p 60fps settings.

This is even more tenuous in claiming HDR than most budget screens. Like everything else near this price it's just converting it down to SDR hardware but unlike the 4K versions this isn't even much good for compatibility for HDR-exclusive content since as far as I'm aware it lacks HDCP 2.2 support.

Is this an Android TV?

I have done a bit a reading up on this TV's HDR capability and its comparable to any other 8Bit panel with its peak brightness but takes the obvious resolution hit so you are not going to get anything a cheap 4k 8bit panel already gives you with regards HDR.

Was interesting but will give it a miss.

My partners lad has an Xbox One S, and wants a HDR screen for it. Everything I read seems to say that the xbox treats 4k and HDR as one and you can't use HDR on a 1080p screen on it. Anyone got any more insight? Not that many games support it anyway, and buying a 4k TV for a system that plays games at 1080p seems odd.

tek-monkey20 m ago

My partners lad has an Xbox One S, and wants a HDR screen for it. …My partners lad has an Xbox One S, and wants a HDR screen for it. Everything I read seems to say that the xbox treats 4k and HDR as one and you can't use HDR on a 1080p screen on it. Anyone got any more insight? Not that many games support it anyway, and buying a 4k TV for a system that plays games at 1080p seems odd.




It should support HDR with 1080p as long as you use a HDMI 2.0 Cable to a HDR TV (like this one) and you go into display settings and tick the allow HDR option. The 4K bit is different tech.

But for £300 you are better off paying the £60 extra and going with the LG UJ630V
Edited by: "SkilledNutter" 22nd Nov

SkilledNutter3 m ago

It should support HDR with 1080p as long as you use a HDMI 2.0 Cable to a …It should support HDR with 1080p as long as you use a HDMI 2.0 Cable to a HDR TV (like this one) and you go into display settings and tick the allow HDR option. The 4K bit is different tech.But for £300 you are better off paying the £60 extra and going with the LG UJ630V


£300 was already pushing it, he's 19 now and will expect other stuff too. He's more likely to get a 40" 1080p set TBH!

SkilledNutter2 h, 47 m ago

http://uk.businessinsider.com/what-hdr-games-look-like-on-xbox-one-s-2016-8/#that-sounds-great-lets-see-some-examples-2


Never trust an image quality comparison link that doesn't detail how they manipulate the screenshots (which any HDR comparison shown on a non-HDR screen does).

Looking into their source it appears to be this video, which has a big 'dodgy emulation' warning at the start of the comparisons.
tek-monkey2 h, 45 m ago

£300 was already pushing it, he's 19 now and will expect other stuff too. …£300 was already pushing it, he's 19 now and will expect other stuff too. He's more likely to get a 40" 1080p set TBH!



HDR is a new and expensive technology, at that sort of budget support is always going to be minimal. You really want a screen with a wide gamut backlight for at least some benefit but having a quick look around they mostly start at £400. It might be worth suggesting he leaves it for next year's present.
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