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Would you buy a 4K TV?

I just sat through quite an interesting presentation on 4K TV and how it would affect the delivery to broadcasters, editing, internal distribution and delivery to the end user. Also though how after 3D not taking off many are sceptical about whether it would be taken up for home user.

So what do AOers think, would you stump up the cash for a new TV with 4x the resolution of HD? Do you think it is really worth it in home when to get the benefit you really need a TV in excess of 60"
 
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Probably not. However I didn't think I would want a 3D tv but I love ours

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I am happy with my normal HD TV
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Probably in time if the price is right, though I'm currently happy with the current TV. It *might* be worth it for using with the console as well, plus if it is able to link in to our laptops even better than the current TV (and maybe NAS if I can figure out the best way to view that on the TV without using the PS3 browser)... It would also be handy if said TV came with a wireless mouse-related remote for said tasks (I realise that's mixing things)
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Not at the moment as I'm more than happy with my current HD TV. Maybe in a few years time when there's more source material available, not much point in getting one at the moment

I was recently looking at a LG 84" Ultra HD TV for 10 mins while waiting in Harvey Norman, the picture quality was stunning as was the 3D demo

It'd want to be though for €24K
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I thought you meant a £4000 TV , in which case our B&O almost qualifies. But 4k I don't know what that is . Is there a limited supply of media even more than bluray?
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Me too. Googled 4K and got what I suspected ;
"due to lack of available content in color, 4K compatible technology has yet to achieve mass market appeal."
Higher definition to allow bigger screen. Not interested in an enormous screen.
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If i was a millionaire and didnt care i would probably buy it yes. But in normal standards no i wouldnt



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Maybe in a few years time when there's more source material available, not much point in getting one at the moment

Although it appears to be getting closer
4K Blu-ray discs look set to be made official | whathifi.com
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We don't even have a HD TV. In fact the one we have at the moment was an in-laws hand me down. It's not big (and it's not clever ) We just don't watch enough TV to justify spending a fortune.
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I voted no, however many of my friends would not spend 50p on an Alfa Romeo.
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You can spend a load of money on a good telly, then Virgin provide a TiVo box which does not communicate with your remote and then friezes a while later. Luckily , if you've got a smart tv you can watch Iplayer until they can be bothered to send somebody round to fix it.
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3D hasn't taken off?

I'd say it has its very mainstream, its massively affordable now. I would say that many got one more on price and cool points of the 3D over its content or ability.

I nearly changed our TV for a 3D one but the replacement 3D TV to replace mine was just shy of 3K and as mine was only just a couple of years old at this point I just couldn't justify it.

As for 4k it will be the HD to the Blu Ray some thing else will come along and be even better and more moderately priced when people are due the decade upgrade.
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3D hasn't taken off?

I'd say it has its very mainstream, its massively affordable now. I would say that many got one more on price and cool points of the 3D over its content or ability.

I nearly changed our TV for a 3D one but the replacement 3D TV to replace mine was just shy of 3K and as mine was only just a couple of years old at this point I just couldn't justify it.

As for 4k it will be the HD to the Blu Ray some thing else will come along and be even better and more moderately priced when people are due the decade upgrade.
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I saw one in John Lewis yesterday and while it looked incredible, it seems a lot of money to be an early adopter of something which is lacking in source broadcast quality and, as I understand, will only upscale HD to 2k so most of the time you're only going to get half of what you paid for.
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3D hasn't taken off?

I'd say it has its very mainstream, its massively affordable now. I would say that many got one more on price and cool points of the 3D over its content or ability.

I nearly changed our TV for a 3D one but the replacement 3D TV to replace mine was just shy of 3K and as mine was only just a couple of years old at this point I just couldn't justify it.

As for 4k it will be the HD to the Blu Ray some thing else will come along and be even better and more moderately priced when people are due the decade upgrade.
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£4k for a TV - no ta!
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Hey, Loudandproud....3D hasn't taken off you know........ (And 3D doesn't mean saying it 3 times)

Sorry, cheap shot, but I couldn't resist...

AFAIK, actually, none of my friends have upgraded to 3D (I haven't even got HD, and on the sets I've seen can't see the point - but our TV is "only" about 30" ). I've never been a believer in replacing something just because a new replacement has come along, so the chances of my buying a 4K TV before its long been replaced by something else are somewhat less than zero.

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I just sat through quite an interesting presentation on 4K TV and how it would affect the delivery to broadcasters, editing, internal distribution and delivery to the end user ...

Anything of interest you can share ?
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