World's First 4K Content System with Sony's Ultra HDTV

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freggo

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How long until the producers in 'the valley' will get their first 4K cameras ?
After all, they have a history of helping push new technology along :)
 

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how long until 4K becomes obsolete and 8K is officially unveil as "the next best thing" on TV?

after all we have heard of 8K for a long time now.... still 4K is finally beginning to appear.
(at a ludicrous price of course)

I give it 5 years before it starts making a dent in the market at a more decent and close to earth price.
 

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the price is ridiculous, but its still good to see sony trying to stay relevant in tech advancement. like it or not, their high end TVs are some of the best. at this price I doubt they will inspire any other developers to bring out 4k tvs soon though.
 

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I guess above 70 inch sizes, UHD makes sense. On the other hand i have seen a blu ray 108-p movie projected to a 100+ screen (projector) and it looked great, so....
 

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I'm still using DVDs. My dad bought like 4 different DVD players over a period of a decade, and refuses to buy a Blu-ray player because "it's a waste of money."

The funny thing is, the most expensive DVD player we have is also the most sensitive one. Even slight dust on a DVD will cause it to lock up, unlike the three other players.
 

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This is good, particularly at 84" in size .
Of course, this is also the exact equivalent of 4 x 1080p TV's stacked together. We do need true 4k resolution content to made available at the same time since you really don't want the original 1x1080p content 'upscaled' into the remaining 3x1080p 'TV's' no matte how good the upscaling (mapping 1x1080p into 3 additional 1080p, I'm guessing, would be noticeable at reasonably close distances).
 

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While I won't be owning one anytime soon glad they're finally coming out. Another 8 years and something like this might become in my price range.
 

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[citation][nom]TruthSirTruth[/nom]Who exactly are these TVs aimed for?[/citation]

Did you ask the same question when 720p/1080p tvs came out?
Because its for exactly the same reason why those came out. Better picture quality.
 

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Technology is finally progressing to irrelvancy:

The average viewing distance for living room HDTVs in America is around 7 to 10 feet, depending on the screen size. So to appear "perfectly" sharp with 20/20 Vision like the iPhone 4 Retina Display, HDTVs only need a proportionally much lower PPI in order to achieve "Retina Display" status and have the HDTV appear "perfectly" sharp and at the visual acuity limit of your eyes.

Existing 40 inch 1920x1080 HDTV is a "Retina Display" when viewed from 5.2 feet or more
Existing 50 inch 1920x1080 HDTV is a "Retina Display" when viewed from 6.5 feet or more
Existing 60 inch 1920x1080 HDTV is a "Retina Display" when viewed from 7.8 feet or more

Since the typical HDTV viewing distances are larger than the minimum distances listed above, the HDTVs appear "perfectly" sharp and at the visual acuity limit of your eyes.
 

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[citation][nom]Lekko[/nom]Sorry, we need 4K PC monitors first. How is anyone supposed to edit 4K content on 1080p screens?[/citation]

Uh, multimonitor setup?

On serious note, I would prefer one 4k res monitor than four 1k res monitors. Less software issues and looking at the bezels.
 
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