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Old 29-08-16, 12:23 PM
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Samsung launches three 100Hz+ HDR FreeSync displays

Samsung launches three 100Hz+ HDR FreeSync displays, each of which comes with quantum dot technology and 125% sRGB color support.



Read more on Samsung's new FreeSync HDR displays.

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Old 29-08-16, 02:30 PM
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Looks interesting, but nothing big enough for my system. I play from the sofa so I need at least 40".
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Old 29-08-16, 04:11 PM
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That CF791 would be splendid. I don't think I'm ready for that kind of screen yet, though. I might wait for the technology to improve and the prices to drop over the next two years and then upgrade.
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Old 29-08-16, 05:22 PM
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Looks interesting, but nothing big enough for my system. I play from the sofa so I need at least 40".
You'll be wanting to look at TVs not monitors then. As far as I know this is one of the first HDR monitors, but there's been a few HDR TVs.
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Old 29-08-16, 05:34 PM
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You'll be wanting to look at TVs not monitors then. As far as I know this is one of the first HDR monitors, but there's been a few HDR TVs.
Yeah. It's frustrating because I don't have a TV license which means all that SMART stuff that makes TV's expensive is either completely useless or already handled by my PC (not to mention the legal grey area of having receiving equipment on the UK without a license).

There's a 43" 4K monitor from Philips I've had my eye on. No HDR or Freesync though but it's the cheapest non-SMART panel I can find at a decent size these days.
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The TV licensing issue you're referring to affects me here in Ireland as well. There was talk for a while of taxing smartphones and PC's as people stopped using televisions and were migrating to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube etc., but it fell flat. It was initially discussed around the same time as the water charges were being introduced, which has been the most controversial thing in Ireland for many years. I can't remember the last time the Irish people were this mad. I think that's partially why they dropped the smartphone taxation; the people would quite literally storm the Dublin's head buildings in protest.
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Old 29-08-16, 06:19 PM
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Yeah. It's frustrating because I don't have a TV license which means all that SMART stuff that makes TV's expensive is either completely useless or already handled by my PC (not to mention the legal grey area of having receiving equipment on the UK without a license).

There's a 43" 4K monitor from Philips I've had my eye on. No HDR or Freesync though but it's the cheapest non-SMART panel I can find at a decent size these days.
Slightly confused because surely smart stuff is more ideal for non-license holders as it's all on-demand services and apps. The only exception being iPlayer once the new law comes in.
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The TV licensing issue you're referring to affects me here in Ireland as well. There was talk for a while of taxing smartphones and PC's as people stopped using televisions and were migrating to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube etc., but it fell flat. It was initially discussed around the same time as the water charges were being introduced, which has been the most controversial thing in Ireland for many years. I can't remember the last time the Irish people were this mad. I think that's partially why they dropped the smartphone taxation; the people would quite literally storm the Dublin's head buildings in protest.
Not true you only require a licence if you watch live tv, having a tv with Freeview is not illegal and only becomes as such if you use it.

Remember if they ask you to "try to get a channel" you reply with "but that would be illegal"
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Old 29-08-16, 07:42 PM
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Not true you only require a licence if you watch live tv, having a tv with Freeview is not illegal and only becomes as such if you use it.

Remember if they ask you to "try to get a channel" you reply with "but that would be illegal"
I heard from multiple sources that any television that has the ability to pick up a televised signal requires a license, even if you can prove it cannot pick up Freeview or the Irish channels like RTE1 or TG4 natively. My television is just a standard HDTV I use for Netflix and consoles. I can prove it does not receive any publicly broadcast content, but I read on the Irish Times website, among other places, this will not suffice. The TV license inspectors do not accept it. I don't know how true it is, but the Irish forum boards.ie has a large discussion on the subject and one of the FAQ specifically states that owning a television requires a TV license, even if it cannot pick up television natively. We even had to cover up our landlords analogue television which is physically incapable of receiving anything any more as everything has gone digital. We were worried an inspector would deem it worthy of a license.
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They can technically make you pay a TV license based on video cards alone in your pc as video cards are capable of receiving a signal to watch Terrestrial TV. Its a grey area but if they don't like you, they can have you for it.

So yes, owning a TV means you pay a license regardless of whether you input a signal or not.
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