This stuff is alway expensive to start. I've still got a Pioneer 43 inch plasma, which was the first to have HDMI, running now as our second TV. It must have been around £6.5k when it first came out. And if I remember the DVD player with an HDMI out was around £1k too!
11 years later and the picture is still not embarased by new TV's - It is chunky, has a very wide bezel, a seperate media box, and only one HDMI input but honestly the picture is still comparable to any mid range new TV i've seen.
I've had value out of it. Can't say I'd drop anything like that on a TV these days, but I got that ex dem and had no kids at the time.
But 6K on the Panasonic screen that size with the quality on offer, if you can afford that sort of cash and it lasts like mine has then it doesn't sound bad to me.
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Given HDMI 2.0 only just been officially announced any 4K TV you buy now is already obsolete.
Not strictly true. It is my understanding that Sony are supporting their TV's should the implementation of 2.0 become an issue in the future.
Daniel @ The Movie Rooms, Edinburgh.
HDMI inputs on current products (and current high speed HDMI cables) will all support 4K, so nothing has become obsolete. It is only the 32 channel feature that current high speed HDMI cables won't support.
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
HDMI inputs on current products (and current high speed HDMI cables) will all support 4K, so nothing has become obsolete.
But only at 24 or 30fps...
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Film is 24fps anyway, so anything above isn't necessary
Our source is saying up to 50/60 from the info he's been given. Solid info to follow...
4K blu-ray news story here.
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I will definately buy 4K, once:
- there are free 4K broadcasts
- 4K discs are available to rent and
- the price of a 100' TV is below 1500GBP in today's money
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I guess you won't be buying one then as i doubt you can't get a 100 foot tv in your house.
How do you know? What if he lives in a Palace?
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Okay, he meant 100" TV, but expecting a 100" screen to cost less than £1,500 in today's money reveals AlmaataKZ to be a bad joker or, if he was being serious, a fantasist.
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Well, you do get a 50-inch TV for less than £400, don't you? Isn't a Cinese brand selling 4K TVs for £1500 already in the US? So a £1500, 100-inch TV is entirely feasible.
Edit: Sorry, it's $1000:
Edit: Sorry, it's $1000: http://gizmodo.com/theres-officially-a-50-inch-4k-tv-thats-cheaper-than-...
Exactly! Large flatscreens started at many thousands and now the mainstream is well below a grand. Similar trend I hope will be with 4k, lcd manufacturing will get even cheaper and todays 1500 is nearer to 2000 in several years so entirely feasible imo. And not much point getting it before wide availability of native content.
and it is inches, of cause, my mistake.
the 4k tvs I saw on demo were really nice, so definately want one!
I'm at 60inches just now I would only go up only to 70 or 75 inches wether it's Normal HD or 4k the quality at that size is always going to be expensive.even in 3 years time a 75inch oled will still cost thousands.
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As always, this is as much about software revenues as hardware sales, especially for Sony, which has huge film catalogues it can repurpose on 4K home video. I can't face the prospect of buying all of my favourite films again (following VHS, DVD, and 1080p Blu-ray purchases).
One of the difficulties lies in the speed at which new technology is implemented and old formats rendered obsolete. 4K hardware and software will be displaced by 8K hardware and software. There are limits to what most people are willing (or able) to spend.
Consumers are being asked to regard expensive purchases as rapidly disposable items; and entertainment hardware and software producers seem increasingly out of touch with market realities.
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When the red ray player or whatever it's called is released and When i can afford my 75inchn4k TV I will except it and move on with the better technology.but it's the rebuying of the movies that angers me nobody will be forcing me to upgrade from blu ray to red ray but when my favourite films come out on red ray etc i will buy them again if the review say it blows away my blu ray copy but eventually I will just end up buying all the movies I have on red ray .................then 8k will be coming out,VHS to DVD was a easy choice for movie fans DVD to blu ray not so easy a lot of older films look no better on blu ray than they did on DVD ,it will be the same with red ray but as a movie fan I want the best edition of the movie available.
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