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Wave 4K Ultra HD TV

I & others have posted links about 4K TVs etc & it's advances over the last couple of years but there's no actual dedicated 4K thread, there is now
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4K source material now streaming in the UK on Netflix Netflix Ultra HD 4K goes live in the UK | whathifi.com
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HDMI 2.0 format shows promise despite DisplayPort having vastly greater bandwidth, 4K might be old news before it's news.
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Is their not 8k in development?

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Its a few years off yet
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I really wonder what will happen. It's just all too much, much too quickly.

Technology is moving at such a pace that consumers can't keep up with it. Broadcasters and domestic consumers have only relatively recently gone HD, and then 3-D pops its head up. It hasn't really taken off, has it? Now 4K...and then hot on its heels, will be 8K.

You almost feel like things are moving so quickly, just let the boffins go away for a couple of years, and come back with brain implants that will receive hi-res pictures and multi-surround sound directly. Or was that Blade Runner?

The public can only take so much, at so quick a pace of change. And even though there are plenty of rich f*ckers around now, seemingly unaffected by the financial downturn, there probably aren't enough to enable manufacturers to start making stuff in realistic quantity to justify it.

Whole world's gone crazy.
 
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I wont upgrade for a while, i have just gone 3D.
 
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Is their not 8k in development?

Suposedly https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/the-t...tra-hd-tv.html




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I wont upgrade for a while, i have just gone 3D.
Should have waited :EVIL:


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3D has been a massive flop.



I'm thinking we should wait for 8K but I have a sneaking suspicion that 4K VOD
will turn out to be a killer app.

Especially if the likes of Amazon get in on the content generation.
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The problem with higher and higher definition is you need a bigger and bigger screen to be able to see the difference. I really don't want a complete wall dedicated to TV/Film/Whatever
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The problem with higher and higher definition is you need a bigger and bigger screen to be able to see the difference. I really don't want a complete wall dedicated to TV/Film/Whatever
TBH i would as i watch movies and also have game consoles. If i could get a 60" past the whinger mrs i would but shes a woman so technology is lost on her.
 
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I'm not sure the screens specifically need to be bigger to
exploit the technology. Although pixel density would need
to be higher on a normal sized screen.


I've seen 4K on a Sony and from memory it wasn't
that big a screen. Maybe 40" ? It did look good.

But saying that, the push certainly is for "immersive"
with larger "wrap-around" at the edges screens.
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TV technology is moving fast, what we buy today is out of date in 6 months, its frustrating for the consumer and is now getting confusing on what to buy for the average joe.
 
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See where we are at in 5 years, even that may be too soon. When you consider the cost implications of content production, manipulation and delivery, I don't see it happening any time soon from the traditional broadcast side.

I know there is research taking place into the cost and ease of implementing 4k but given HD has only really just got there and has crippled some broadcasters I can see it being a long before it is provided as anything other than a streaming service. 3D was pretty much a flop in terms of broadcast hence 4k is being treated with caution. A lot of the issue comes form the fact that up to the point of broadcast material is kept at incredibly high quality which impacts on storage and network bandwidth of broadcast systems. For many broadcasters I see it would take either more investment in systems to cope, or a shift to working with material in a more compressed state which isn't favoured.

Personally I would sooner see money diverted into the production side and some decent programming, else all we will have is a continuation of rubbish reality TV but in higher def *YAWN*

This is being driven at the end of the day by consumer technology and I think owing to what I said above actually doing more harm than good.
 
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I'd say it's time to start cutting out the broadcasters and distribute content directly to the punter.

Even the Beeb seems to be thinking along these lines and making sure they
are positioned to move into direct distribution. (Re the BBC Three online move)


The fact that punters don't want to wait 6 months after things have aired in the US
also has an impact on this.

As I've previously said Amazon are already generating their own content/shows
for streaming/download with a handful of new commissioned shows and a few pilots too.

Added bonus? No flipping adverts! (Although I've noticed AMC
add show trailers to their iTunes content now. )
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I'd say it's time to start cutting out the broadcasters and distribute content directly to the punter.

Even the Beeb seems to be thinking along these lines and making sure they
are positioned to move into direct distribution. (Re the BBC Three online move)


The fact that punters don't want to wait 6 months after things have aired in the US
also has an impact on this.

As I've previously said Amazon are already generating their own content/shows
for streaming/download with a handful of new commissioned shows and a few pilots too.

Added bonus? No flipping adverts! (Although I've noticed AMC
add show trailers to their iTunes content now. )

I heard somewhere that the long term plans of the government are to stream everything. This will free up all the broadcast frequencies so they can be sold on to the highest mobile bidder.
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Content is king

Agreed.

But without bandwidth the King is nothing.

Sadly uk broadband speeds and penetration wouldn't support mass adoption of 4K streamed content from the likes of Netflix et al at present.


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But, but, but.... Maria Miller has sorted out UK Broadband!
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No, she sorted out a broad band of payment to her bank account - a large, unfettered amount of money going straight into her coffers rather quickly. That's a little different.
 
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As mentioned content is indeed king, I see 4k on a sony 55" almost every day and though it is nice, to really appreciate it you would need 65" or above in real terms.

There's just not enough of it out there yet.
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Personally I would sooner see money diverted into the production side and some decent programming, else all we will have is a continuation of rubbish reality TV but in higher def *YAWN*
I'm with you on that! I think we actually watch less TV now with dozens, if not hundreds, of channels available than when we only had three to choose from.
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And on the subject of 4K content: Sony launches 4K Media Player with Netflix 4K support | whathifi.com (no confirmation on it being available in the UK)
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Sony to launch 4K media player for the Europe & the UK. The FMP-X5 will go on sale in August for €399 in Europe, 350 in the UK
Sony 4K Media Player brings Netflix 4K streaming to 2012/13 4K TVs | whathifi.com
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Selling 4Kers in Carrefour now.
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