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# 132226 14-Oct-2013 09:43
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Just saw a new Samsung 85" 4k ultra HD TV for sale at Harvey Norman, a steal at $50,000 . Think i might wait.




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  # 914586 14-Oct-2013 09:46
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Yeah, wait until there's anything to actually watch on it - how much 4k stuff is available on the market these days?

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  # 914588 14-Oct-2013 09:48
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While I love most Samsung gear, I can't see a reason to pay the extra over the LG 84" at $19k (or even Samsung's own 65" 4K at $10k).

 
 
 
 


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  # 914630 14-Oct-2013 10:46
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BlueShift: Yeah, wait until there's anything to actually watch on it - how much 4k stuff is available on the market these days?


zero   zip   nada

those dopey sony 4k remastered blu-rays do not count

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  # 914649 14-Oct-2013 10:57
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You could use it for gaming in the meantime, most modern games will run at 3840x2160, and a top-end GPU (or two) will still give good FPS. Oh, and the Note3 (and one or two others now) can record 4k. Soo.. there's content, just not a lot :P

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  # 914677 14-Oct-2013 11:24
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vexxxboy: Just saw a new Samsung 85" 4k ultra HD TV for sale at Harvey Norman, a steal at $50,000 . Think i might wait.


Seems stupidly high when the Sony 84" is only $35,000.  What does the Samsung have that costs $15,000 more.


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  # 914690 14-Oct-2013 11:31
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ilovemusic:
BlueShift: Yeah, wait until there's anything to actually watch on it - how much 4k stuff is available on the market these days?


zero   zip   nada

those dopey sony 4k remastered blu-rays do not count


Actually there are movies you can watch in 4K, if you choose the Sony 4K TV's.  Sony have their 4K media server (the FMP-X1) which outputs native 4K, and comes preloaded with 4K movies, and has at least one reviewThere is even the ability to download 4K movies from Sony (I read somewhere the idea is to choose a movie, wait for it to download overnight/during the week, and then watch the next day. Really depends on download speed).  Decent prices too - $29USD for a keeper.

The articles above quote 70 titles available in 4K.

There are a few other solutions that have popped up, and good old youtube has 4K clips.

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  # 914717 14-Oct-2013 12:00
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timbosan:
ilovemusic:
BlueShift: Yeah, wait until there's anything to actually watch on it - how much 4k stuff is available on the market these days?


zero   zip   nada

those dopey sony 4k remastered blu-rays do not count


Actually there are movies you can watch in 4K, if you choose the Sony 4K TV's.  Sony have their 4K media server (the FMP-X1) which outputs native 4K, and comes preloaded with 4K movies, and has at least one reviewThere is even the ability to download 4K movies from Sony (I read somewhere the idea is to choose a movie, wait for it to download overnight/during the week, and then watch the next day. Really depends on download speed).  Decent prices too - $29USD for a keeper.

The articles above quote 70 titles available in 4K.

There are a few other solutions that have popped up, and good old youtube has 4K clips.


Hmm - 2TB in the media player and 'can hold up to 50 movies) - so around 40GB each movie?
Going to take a while....






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  # 914952 14-Oct-2013 18:32
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I'm holding fire until they become both widely used mainstream AND cheaper.

I have memories of early HDTV adopters being burnt when HDMI/HDCP became pretty mandatory for HD content, and their high quality and very expensive early adopter units were incompatible with mainstream media.

Given that HDCP is pretty thoroughly broken, I expect that Sony and their ilk will likely be hard at work coming up with a craptastic new DRM scheme to spring on us. I would be very annoyed if I (hypothetically) dropped $19K on a new set, and a year later discovered it was useful only as a boat anchor because it didn't support the new copy protection requirements.

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  # 915018 14-Oct-2013 20:19
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HDMI 2 is only currently available on the new Panasonic UHD, whereas the Samsung will hopefully receive an updated HDMI 2 'one connect' box in the future?

Almost all the pieces of the puzzle are there...
HDMI 2 (high frame rates etc)
UHD panels
Movies have been shot in massively high resolutions for quite some time (film + high frame rate / resolution cameras).

However, we're waiting on the players / media formats.

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  # 915044 14-Oct-2013 20:55
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Well, if anyone is willing to buy me one of those i'll quite happily accecpt it, I'm not fussy on which one :)

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