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Old October 1st 17, 07:43 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/20...aming-edition/

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Old October 1st 17, 07:51 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Phi wrote:

https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/20...aming-edition/

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Yeah, I saw a tech site that reviewed the gaming and cinema editions, I
think they expected to find they were pure snakeoil, but ended up having
to admit that they did make an improvement, especially at lower
resolutions except from "retro pixely" games.

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Old October 1st 17, 10:38 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sun, 1 Oct 2017 08:51:01 +0100, Andy Burns
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Phi wrote:

https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/20...aming-edition/

No comment.


Yeah, I saw a tech site that reviewed the gaming and cinema editions, I
think they expected to find they were pure snakeoil, but ended up having
to admit that they did make an improvement, especially at lower
resolutions except from "retro pixely" games.


It might have been Linus Tech Tips-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjJzibFTaqA

He's usually pretty honest about things he reviews. While usually
finding something good to say about whatever it is, he doesn't avoid
the bad points.

We don't get a very detailed explanation of exactly what this cable
(or to be precise, the electronics in the plug) is doing, but it does
appear that it works better on some types of image than others, and
there are different versions for gaming and movies. As it can't
magically manufacture more information than is actually present, I
suppose it must be rearranging the information to make artefacts less
subjectively annoying on their respective types of picture
information. If you spend a lot of time looking at a particular type
of image (e.g. gaming or cartoons), maybe it looks better than the
general purpose optimisation that wouild otherwise apply.

Rod.
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Old October 1st 17, 10:47 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Roderick Stewart wrote:

Andy Burns wrote:

Yeah, I saw a tech site that reviewed the gaming and cinema editions


It might have been Linus Tech Tips-


It was, I didn't mention it by name because I don't really like his
style, too shouty and on the edge.

He's usually pretty honest about things he reviews. While usually
finding something good to say about whatever it is, he doesn't avoid
the bad points.

We don't get a very detailed explanation


Maybe the up-scaling in some TVs is worse than others, and it's quite
amazing that a better version can be hidden within an HDMI plug.

there are different versions for gaming and movies.


That seems unnecessary, you'd think a single cable with "game/cinema"
mode switch would be possible.

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Old October 1st 17, 02:01 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sun, 1 Oct 2017 11:47:23 +0100, Andy Burns
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there are different versions for gaming and movies.


That seems unnecessary, you'd think a single cable with "game/cinema"
mode switch would be possible.


But then perhaps they wouldn't sell so many of them...

Rod.
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Old October 1st 17, 03:23 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sun, 1 Oct 2017 07:43:34 -0000
"Phi" wrote:

https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/20...aming-edition/

No comment.


£90 now, and when Russ Andrews sells it on, £900?

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