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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-01, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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8K Televisions Are Coming

I hope you are ready. https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.ph...&id=1514831099
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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-02, 10:44 AM
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I will start to save all my pennies, or nickels or dimes.

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I will save mine for something more worthwhile.

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post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-02, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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I donít think Iíll be running out to get one either. Everything in my current setup is 4K and looks great. Iím very happy with Ultra HD Blu-Ray and everything it offers. No need for anything else at this time.
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post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-02, 02:45 PM
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I'll hold out for 32K.
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post #6 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-02, 02:52 PM
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I'll hold out for 32K.
I'm waiting for a holodeck.

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post #7 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-02, 07:26 PM
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There will never be enough programming to make upgrading your TV worthwhile. The only reason to upgrade is if your TV dies. The programming will never catch up to the new TV's.
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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-02, 09:43 PM
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Standard Definition was around for like what? 50-60 years? then HD came out and has been around for what feels like only 10 years, now 4k, and 4k has only been around for a short wile now 8k is already here? pretty soon people will be fed up with having to change tvs every so often, but for someone like me, i will stick to my Full HD 1080p Television, it wont be going anywhere for a wile
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What we call standard definition goes back to 1941, with colour added in the '50s. At the time it was considered high definition, as it was better than anything else then available.

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post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-03, 12:41 AM
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I have to agree, save your money for something besides 8k

I couldn't justify 4k until HDR was becoming more standard,

I have 20/20 vision, sat 8' from a 65" 1080p tv, now same distance from a 75" 4k HDR TV,
Only thing really noticeable is HDR,
I accidentally put a regular bluray in instead of the UHD Bluray the other day, I didn't pick up on the resolution,
I noticed the washed out SDR picture within the first couple scenes

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post #11 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-03, 08:22 AM
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@Cyclist : The problem is that today's TVs are meant to die (like replicants) and when they do, sooner rather than later, the only sets available are likely to be 8K whether we want or need the new technology. The manufacturers have it all their way. Once the new tech is introduced, the old is quietly and quickly dropped. Sure a lot of 4K TVs are now being sold but that's not because of the popularity of 4K resolution but because there's nothing else being made anymore. What choice does the customer in need of a new TV have?

And regarding this so called popularity of 4K, it really a bit a of smokescreen. That extra resolution is only visible on the larger size TVs, 65 inches or more and only if you sit closer to the screen than is comfortable or possible for most viewers. The real selling point of 4K TVs is HDR which produces a superior picture for sure on any size screen. However what is never mentioned by the industry magazines, websites etc. is that HDR could have been added to new 1080P HD TV sets, Blurays and streaming sources. Instead, it is being marketed with the implication that it can only be applied to expensive/premium 4K products and no one in any media source I've come across has been "brave" enough to bring this fact to light. It's the same for the new technology of immersive sound. With just a few exceptions Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks are both found only on Ultra HD Blurays when they too could also be offered on HD 1080P media.

When 8K TVs are finally released there's no reason to believe that these tricks won't be used again to convince gullible Joe Six-Pack to upgrade yet again.

(To all of you at DHC Canada, A Happy New Year! May you all find your technology nirvana in 2018!).
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post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-03, 09:17 AM
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Where still waiting for Rogers or Bell to start broadcasting 4K channels other then the Sport channels and the crappy Music channels that their showing for the last year lol.
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post #13 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-03, 09:53 AM
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Other than the few channels that Rogers owns (like SportsNet which does show 4K when available), these service providers don't "broadcast". They are a conduit for programming and the "broadcasters" and "content owners" are responsible for providing the 4K content. Most "broadcast" (HD)TV is still 720P or 1080i, with a lot of SD (480i) channels still around. I believe that Rogers currently has the most 4K channels, with all available broadcast 4K material available on those, albeit few, channels.
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post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-01-03, 09:03 PM
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I just got a 4k for Christmas so I wont be in no rush for any new tv in the future.
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post #15 of 45 (permalink) Old 2018-04-17, 05:17 PM
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Well, 4K have always been a stopgap. The original NHK research was 8K from HD. The industry, however, needs something in between, so they went with 4K. I personally am looking forward to 8k but NOT for the resolution, but for the 12-bit colour depth..

However... I donít understand why are they introducing 8K now when not even enough people use 4K yet.

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