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1st generation Ultra HD TVs to become obsolete within 1 year??
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Is there any truth in this news report? Or is it another Daily Mail news?

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315488/The-5-000-ultra-High-definition-TVs-obsolete-year.html

 

"The problem will come when the likes of Sky, the BBC and ITV begin to broadcast sport, movies and other programmes in full ‘Ultra HD’ in 2014."

 

"A leading industry analyst says the problem stems from the fact that most of the first generation sets have outdated HDMI connector ports, which link the TVs to the set top boxes that receive the signals."

 

"At best, first generation Ultra HD sets will just blank the screen when fed with too high a frame rate. At worst, some electronics could fry."

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RE: 1st generation Ultra HD TVs to become obsolete??

Sounds like nonsense, pretty sure HDMI 1.4 can handle 4k, there's several other factual inaccuracies in there as well which call the entire article into question (such as I don't recall any issues with HD Ready TVs showing "Full HD TV channels", not least because there aren't any Full HD broadcast TV channels (I know the BBC have broadcast 1080p but they certainly weren't in 2006)).

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RE: 1st generation

The_Lhc i remember you telling me on the forums that the lack of bandwidthes wouldn't allow sky to broadcast in 1080p,has things dramatically changed?

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RE: 1st generation Ultra HD TVs to become obsolete??

The_Lhc wrote:

Sounds like nonsense, pretty sure HDMI 1.4 can handle 4k, there's several other factual inaccuracies in there as well which call the entire article into question (such as I don't recall any issues with HD Ready TVs showing "Full HD TV channels", not least because there aren't any Full HD broadcast TV channels (I know the BBC have broadcast 1080p but they certainly weren't in 2006)).

That's what I thought as well, that HDMi 1.4 can handle 4K. Weren't some early "HD ready" TVs not equipped with HDMi ports? I very vaguely seem to recall that.

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RE: 1st generation Ultra HD TVs

The article is pure bovine excrement, from beginning to end!

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GSB wrote:

The_Lhc i remember you telling me on the forums that the lack of bandwidthes wouldn't allow sky to broadcast in 1080p,has things dramatically changed?

Plenty of capacity/bandwidth, it's down to the costs.

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