does anybody know if currys allow tv tests using own equipment

Hi all, struggling to decide on what tv to buy at the moment . I tend to watch most of my movies from kodi . Do you think currys would let me test couple of TVs using my nuc connected ?
Cheers

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Original Poster

Forgot to add I'm looking at Black Friday sales and richer sounds is 3 hour round trip from where I live .
Cheers

No, they are not going to let you connect a PC to their system to run questionable streams.

Why not download a couple of torrents of differing quality and bring a USB stick to see how the TV handles them?

So you are going to buy a tv based on how well it plays a dodgy stream/ download through Kodi? Whilst you at it be sure to see how well it plays the sports streams, if you can make out who has the ball your onto a winner.

Haha "excuse me Mr curry's sales man, can I bring my pc in here to stream illegal movies??"

Original Poster

Tut tut tut haven't you all jumped to conclusions .
Kodi is a media player which if you have a large hard drive can store your legally bought movies etc
But thanks for your input.
Out of interest what is the difference between Connecting nuc and a USB ?

mr currys salesmen will be blown away by your ebay fully loaded kodi with every stream in the world

so impressed he tells his manager they need to start selling them in store. .

Original Poster

Obviously not read above !!! There are users who use kodi legally !
Serious question though won't the quality played on USB be far lower than through hdmi?

You can only connect it if you buy one of their £90 HDMI cables, otherwise you won't get the full picture quality.

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moneybag

You can only connect it if you buy one of their £90 HDMI cables, … You can only connect it if you buy one of their £90 HDMI cables, otherwise you won't get the full picture quality.



Haha I will buy two

they would probably say something about wanting proof of purchase for the videos.
like mentioned download some copyright samples in full HD and 4k onto a flash stick

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stefromuk

they would probably say something about wanting proof of purchase for the … they would probably say something about wanting proof of purchase for the videos.like mentioned download some copyright samples in full HD and 4k onto a flash stick



Will do , cheers .

download movie trailers with different quality and gives you a better idea how it will handle.

Batman Vs Superman.. good test for dark areas and how the screen handles it.

Sniffer77

Obviously not read above !!! There are users who use kodi legally … Obviously not read above !!! There are users who use kodi legally !Serious question though won't the quality played on USB be far lower than through hdmi?



It will probably be slightly different because you're using the TV's built in player rather than the one running on your computer. It shouldn't particularly be lower quality though.

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shabbird

download movie trailers with different quality and gives you a better … download movie trailers with different quality and gives you a better idea how it will handle. Batman Vs Superman.. good test for dark areas and how the screen handles it.



Thanks for reply .
I've never downloaded any trailers before . Do you know where the best place to download is from please ?
Thanks

Just walk in and plug it in and sweet talk the sales assistant. Long as he thinks he's getting a sale he won't care.

If you want uncompressed movie trailers - high quality and high file size: thedigitaltheater.com


It's gonna be a lot easier plugging in a USB than a kodi box. I'm sure they will have no problem allowing it if they think you're serious about buying a TV.

Keep in mind if the picture on the display room floor is bad, it can be adjusted and will of course look different in your warm lit home than on a bright shop floor.
Edited by: "PenguinsForAll" 22nd Nov 2016

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PenguinsForAll

If you want uncompressed movie trailers - high quality and high file … If you want uncompressed movie trailers - high quality and high file size: http://thedigitaltheater.comIt's gonna be a lot easier plugging in a USB than a kodi box. I'm sure they will have no problem allowing it if they think you're serious about buying a TV.Keep in mind if the picture on the display room floor is bad, it can be adjusted and will of course look different in your warm lit home than on a bright shop floor.



Thanks for reply .
I've managed to get some sorted tonight.
Looking at 2 Tv's the Sony kd55xd8599 and the Samsung 55 or 60 ks7000-
Seems the Samsung gets way better reviews but on the shop floor the Sony pic looks better .
Could be like you say lighting in there etc .

Will try my samples tomorrow

Sniffer77

Thanks for reply . I've managed to get some sorted tonight.Looking at 2 … Thanks for reply . I've managed to get some sorted tonight.Looking at 2 Tv's the Sony kd55xd8599 and the Samsung 55 or 60 ks7000- Seems the Samsung gets way better reviews but on the shop floor the Sony pic looks better .Could be like you say lighting in there etc . Will try my samples tomorrow




dont forget these TV's have a showroom mode, which massively boosts brightness levels etc... the picture in the showroom is not what you will have at home..
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