I think what hi fi has done it internally but not on a public platform.
Actually, it has:
I couldn't go because I was working that weekend.
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However, I'm now very keen for someone else to go into their local Sony Centre and see the blessed £6K 65" 4K television, showing true 4K content. I would like to be reassured that someone else found the 4K television more impressive than I did, and I'll be happy to stand corrected if my opinion is in the minority.
To repeat, I'm keen for someone else, perhaps even Gamemaker, perhaps especially Gamemaker, to see the 65" Sony at their Sony Centre and be prepared to be impressed. I don't want to be the only person on this forum who has actually seen the Sony.
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I was thinking more of the 65 and preferably 55 inch x9005 with the magnetic fluid speaker and triluminous equiped set, it is newer design and view along side similar size TVs in a lab environment. Doubleblind testing to test public acuity to 4k. In particular the distances the sets were viewed is paramount in results interpretation.
I've viewed an LG 84LM960 playing 1080p and native 4k content. It was set up alongside various 1080p plasma and LED TVs. All TVs were professionally calibrated and viewed in a light controlled environment. Does that count?
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I had a quick re-read of this thread and concluded that my post above won't accomplish anything.
Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown.
Movies at the cinema is still unbeatable! 4K projector and breathtaking professionally calibrated 7.1 sound, and theater acoustic consideration that would be difficult to duplicate in the home and at considerable cost.
Well, I can't comment on a 4K projector, since I've not seen one yet, but certainly quite a number of cinemas that I've seen recently are definitely beatable, in terems of both audio and video, and I'd happily put my parlour and kitchen sound systems against the sound systems in most commercial cinemas that I've visited in the last three years.
The TV is now largely for games, social networking, Sky sports. I think any survey data would justify the points.
Eh??? Where on earth do you get your survey data from? I agree about using the TV to watch Sky sports, and gaming may be popular with some peole, but I flatly disagree about a main purpose of a television being social networking. Perhaps my friends have different habits from your friends, but oddly enough most people I know use their televisions to watch television broadcast programmes or to watch DVDs and Blur-Ray films, and I know only two people who game. I don't know anyone who uses the television mainly for social networking.
I have no idea what Gamemaker wants to achieve with this thread, despite considerable effort to decipher his/her posts. The best I can come up with is that Gamemaker is looking for justification to buy a 4k television at the highest possible premium.
On the basis that it might draw this thread to a close, I'd urge Gamemaker to buy the most expensive 4k television he/she can find, in order to take advantage of the wealth of 4k content now available to UK consumers, including 4k social networking. I sense this is the only answer that will suffice.
Unfortunately our local Sony store closed down about a year ago, as did our local Panasonic store. Sign of the times I guess.
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Same here. No Sony store for miles around where I live.
Our Panasonic store closed too. Our Sony store is still there but only just by the looks of it!
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In that case may I suggest that you go to your local Sony store pretty damn quickly! I hope that it does have the 65" 4K Sony television on display. Make sure that you see true 4K content, not upscaled Blu-Ray or broadcast HIgh Definition.
with no plans for 4k content in the uk looks like for the uk consumer it's a no go. On the bright side we don't get pulled into a 'live test' to see if it will survive or not. Might be worth mentioning that the US generally have bigger sets than us Brits so it might be more beneficial out there and Japan/Korea than to us
They don't have it on demo - stock was very limited when I was in last! I will try again next time though.
Will be interesting to note Gamemaker's / z058261's response to this.
Indeed, but while we wait in vain for a concession from Gamemaker / z058261 that 4K, for the moment at least, would not be a good move for a UK resident, do any other manufacturers plan to bring a 4K media player to the UK? Pardon my ignorance, I just don't know.
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