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  1. #1 What to look for in an HDR TV as a Reference Monitor? 
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    There's a lot of 4K HDR LED TVs on the market that are reasonably priced. I want to get a 4K HDR LED TV that I can use for reference, hooking it up to a Declink 4K monitor card. What should I be looking for in the spec sheets for a 4K HDR LED TV so I can use it for reference?
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    Yeah, I'm hoping someone had looked at this before.
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    As a side note, it would be helpful if Blackmagic would update the Thunderbolt mini monitor for 4K. Mac users don't have any place to plug in the card. It would have been super useful if that egpu had deck link on one of its outputs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dop16mm View Post
    As a side note, it would be helpful if Blackmagic would update the Thunderbolt mini monitor for 4K. Mac users don't have any place to plug in the card. It would have been super useful if that egpu had deck link on one of its outputs.

    Yeah I'm surprised this hasn't happened yet...seemed obvious. (like, at least two NAB's ago? haha)
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    From what I've read, most LA houses are using LG oled TVs such as the b7/c8. As long as they can be calibrated with 3D LUT, it works.
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    The LG OLEDs, or similar OLEDs, are nice but not for the budget conscious. Any UHD LEDs?
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    Find as much REC.2020 coverage your can or at the very least, DCI-P3.

    All I know is I would try to avoid local dimming as much as possible. To me it looks like poorly masked power windows happening all over the footage, which means it's going to be hard to discern between the TV's dimming zones and the edges of your actual windows.
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