HD TV for viewing photos

petach

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I have a Panasonic Vieja LED edge 32" HDTV. I am astonished at how much difference there is when viewing photos from my SD card on the TV as opposed to my Sony laptop.

Even without unsharp mask, the flicks look incredibly detailed and sharp, startlingly so in fact. Every whisker, spot, fllake of skin. lint etc in absolute sharp detail.

Looking at my Sony screen, the same pics look so flat and uninteresting.
 

vtmullins

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LED tvs are so great for viewing photos. I have a bigger lcd hdtv with my desktop plugged in and still love it though.
 

Kalieaire

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Though, I still wish they had a higher pixel density. I can't wait until the 4K models come out. Onkyo and Pioneer have receivers that support 4K.

Nothing looks better than a photoshoot displayed on my 27" Apple Cinema display. I just wish Apple still had the 30" model.
 

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That's good point, I've not tried my pictures on a LED screen or any type of tv yet. Looks like I'm going to try that tomorrow!
 

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I haven't tried it on my TV yet, but I run higher midrange (Dell Ultrasharp) calibrated desktop displays for all my work, so I imagine the TV will be a lot more forgiving of errors.
 

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Yeah I think the quality of the pictures are often bottlenecked by what people view it on. I can't believe how much some people spend on bodies and lenses..and never print out a picture and only look at them on ipads/facebook/mediocre monitors.
 

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Yeah I think the quality of the pictures are often bottlenecked by what people view it on. I can't believe how much some people spend on bodies and lenses..and never print out a picture and only look at them on ipads/facebook/mediocre monitors.
Actually, iPads use IPS LCDs. Right up there with the better viewing media.
 

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Even the most mediocre desktop monitor is far superior to a laptop's screen.
Not all laptops :smile: A few months ago I was looking for something decent to take with me on an extended trip around SE Asia (still to be taken but that's another story), one with a screen that give me decent colour accuracy. I was amazed to find out how bad most laptop screens are. I eventually picked up a 2.5 year old but unused Lenovo x200t Thinkpad with a Boe Hydis panel and wow, it's quite beautiful. And accurate too.

Since it's the tablet version of the x200 it also has an integrated Wacom digitiser so I can edit pictures directly on the screen too. I couldn't be happier.
 

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Ipad retina displays are phenomenal for photos.
Yeah I think the quality of the pictures are often bottlenecked by what people view it on. I can't believe how much some people spend on bodies and lenses..and never print out a picture and only look at them on ipads/facebook/mediocre monitors.
 

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Actually, iPads use IPS LCDs. Right up there with the better viewing media.
I have to say, now that 500px has an iPad app out I've been using the iPad a lot more for image viewing, and it's been a double edged sword. I'm enjoying it a lot, and it's more vibrant and clear than my macbook screen. On the flip side though, it's also a lot less forgiving on images and I'm finding I can notice a more distinct IQ difference between files from different cameras even without pixel peeping. Not really doing good things for my G.A.S. :rolleyes:

I think maybe I should avoid plugging into our HDTV for my sanity's sake :rofl:
 
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