i sit 12 feet roughly from the 50"
For me, that would certainly be too far. The main reason that I now have the LG 60PZ950T (60") in the kitchen is that its predecessor, the Pioneer LX5090 (50"), was, I thought, beginning to look a bit small, from ten feet away. Ellisdj tells us that he sits eight feet from his 65" Panasonic VT65!
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Thats true I do - and at first its big - when I go away for a few days its big for a day.
Now its just normal.
It does show up flaws in stuff - standard - but it also shows up how good stuff is as well.
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I've been to john lewis again today and i saw the 4K LG and sony, the sony was showing a 4K film which i wasn't very impressed with also it had big speakers at the side of the tv like the eary day's of flatscreen tv's, it was ugly then and it is even uglier now, the LG was slightly better imo.
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As I say, go and see 4K material on a 4K PJ with a suitably large screen (8-12ft or more) and then see how you feel about it. Comparing 2K and 4K on 'average' sized TV screens isn't going to show you the full benefit. Having said that, I can tell the difference between SD and HD on a 21" TV from about 3m.
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If the real benifet of 4k is only going to be on 8-12foot projection screens then the majority of us are never going to bother with 4k .A 65inch tv is far too big for most people even if they have got space for it.
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A 65inch tv is far too big for most people even if they have got space for it.
I'm not sure whether that is true now, or whether it will remain true with time. Quite a number of people have been in my parlour over the last 18 months, and while they nearly all say that it is big, I can't remember anyone saying that my 64" Samsung plasma was TOO big. I grant you however, that it is one thing for people be unfazed by seeing it in my parlour, and maybe quite another for them to contemplate having a similar size television in their own homes!
Hi son of sj ,sorry I kind of ment your average person strolling into currys in a couple of years time ,the bigger the better with screen size if the quality is there,but pushing 4k to people that want nothing more than a cheapy 42-50 inch tv is pointless.a lot of us on these forums will keep up with the latest tech but you are 64inch and im 60inch .i would only go up to 70-75inch for an upgrade and a oled or 4k tv at that size is going to be unaffordable for quite a while.
I said the full benefit wouldn't be realised on average screen sizes. The full benefit will be seen on a suitable projector.
Towards the end of Pioneer's plasma reign, more people were buying 60" than 50", and that was about 3/4 years ago. More people are buying 60" and bigger now because they're so cheap. Would I buy a 4K 60" TV? No, because that money would be better invested in a 4K projector as I watch far more films than TV. Unlike 3D, 4K isn't going to be a fad - I see it as a format for movie fans.
can we expect 8K release next year ?
so 4K price will be reduced
Whats the point? People can't see the difference...
I doubt very much we will see 8K any time soon, if at all. It may remain a broadcast format, and how good that will look will depend on the compression involved - after all, there's a reason why current HD broadcasting is 1080i....
4k cameras have trickled down enough that it's accessable by indie studios, whereas 8k cameras do not exist outside of labs (true 8k, none of that Bayer filter malarkey). For that reason, trying to jump to 8k is a marketing gimmick. The cameras tgat NKG are pushing are 33megapixel with Bayer filters, so no where near true 4:4:4 8k.
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