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4k or 1080p

by fastrover / April 30, 2014 6:08 AM PDT

Is 4k really needed on any tv 65 inch or smaller or is it just a marketing gimmick. Would 1080p luck worser on a 4k screen because of extra processing.
Will 4k be your next tv.

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Re: 4k or 1080p
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 30, 2014 6:31 AM PDT
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Did you go to a shop and compare it yourself from the intended viewing distance at your home? Then also you could answer you second question.

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shop demo
by fastrover / April 30, 2014 7:11 AM PDT
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I personally I don't think you can honestly judge fully a tv in a shop. This is just a general discussion and with any luck we might get someone who already has a 4k tv to give an opinion. Personally I believe that any tv under 65 1080 is fine and the quality of the image is more down to the quality of the tv and the quality of the camera that was used to film it.

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had a look
by fastrover / May 1, 2014 12:49 AM PDT
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Went to store today there was 2 4k tvs 55inch both set up running 4k demos. First off the picture quality looked nice but from my ideal viewing distance roughly 8 feet couldn't say it really looked much difference to 1080. Also the demos they were running tended to be mostly close up very slow motion and next to no panning shots horizontally. For over double the price and they have come down quite a bit and little to no content will wait this out and see how oled develops over the next few years.

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"worser" would be a subjective call.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2014 7:52 AM PDT
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With Apple pushing their "Retina" displays the idea is to push more pixels than the human eye can see. There are debates if such is needed or if this is giving more depth or quality to the image.

Only you can test and judge. But about processing a 1080 to a 4K, that's most going to duplicate pixels or interpolate new pixels. Can't see how it would make it worse.
Bob

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If your local (cable) TV broadcaster...
by sk528 / April 30, 2014 9:29 AM PDT
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... does not deliver 4K contents then it's pretty useless - same for DVDs

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content 4k
by fastrover / April 30, 2014 9:59 AM PDT

Have to agree content is king as for 4k broadcast, That's going to be a very long way off remember how long it took for hd broadcasts and that's only 1080i its all about available bandwith and cost of bandwidth . Won't be happening here in the uk the bandwidth that became available after switching off the old system was sold off to the 4g networks. Then it comes down to internet again how many people can even get or afford hi speed connections. That just leaves hard copies on disk which haven't even been announced yet. Conclusion this is going to be a very niche market for quite some time.

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..in Australia too....
by sk528 / April 30, 2014 6:33 PM PDT
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4K is 4x the line data of HD and it would be ridiculously expensive for TV stations to deliver such contents here let alone the consumer paying for it? (nope)

Pretty much a dead idea at least for some countries

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