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  Reply # 1102539 5-Aug-2014 12:17
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If you really want to go UHD, go down the projector route. Better upscalers and a massive picture.

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  Reply # 1103795 7-Aug-2014 08:33
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Kopkiwi: There isn't even one OVER $3k worth buying.


Campbell Live ran a damning story on the 5th about the price of the Samsung HU9000 being excessive in New Zealand. The story has been pulled from their website and Facebook page.

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  Reply # 1103801 7-Aug-2014 08:51
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Kopkiwi: If you really want to go UHD, go down the projector route. Better upscalers and a massive picture.


You still have the same issues of standards not yet being in place.




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  Reply # 1104146 7-Aug-2014 15:00
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geekiegeek:
Kopkiwi: If you really want to go UHD, go down the projector route. Better upscalers and a massive picture.


You still have the same issues of standards not yet being in place.


Yep, but at least you get a picture 4x the size and the upscale on some of those Sony projectors are down right amazing.

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  Reply # 1104195 7-Aug-2014 15:42
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sony vpl-vw600es - only US$ 11,000 standards be damned lol. That's pretty expensive for a scaler if it ends up not supporting the standards when they are decided.

I'm pretty happy with 1080p at 100" myself.




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  Reply # 1104276 7-Aug-2014 18:04
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Maybe when our older, HD (720p) plasma goes bang it will get replaced by a 4K set. But it's not showing any signs of that at the moment. Everything else in the house is already FHD so almost all of what we watch is 720p or 1080p or upscaled to that. I have my doubts that the upscaling capabilities of the AV Receiver would be impressive enough to take an SD Sky channel and make it watchable on a 4K TV. So will need to wait for what ever 4K delivery system we end up with.

Mind you that 42" HD analogue tuner plasma with only 2 HDMI sockets cost well north of the OP's $3000 and that was on special! Such is the world of consumer tech.




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geekiegeek: sony vpl-vw600es - only US$ 11,000 standards be damned lol. That's pretty expensive for a scaler if it ends up not supporting the standards when they are decided.

I'm pretty happy with 1080p at 100" myself.


You and me both. I have no intentions of going 4K anything within the next 5 years. Why? Because even at 120" people struggle to see the difference.

Dolby Atmos, now THERE is a difference worth putting money in to. Especially now it's coming to Home Cinema formats.

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  Reply # 1112741 21-Aug-2014 12:02
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Looking at Samsung 50" Smart 4K tv going to 2K. Wondering if i should be???




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  Reply # 1112753 21-Aug-2014 12:34
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Kopkiwi: There isn't even one OVER $3k worth buying.


Campbell Live ran a damning story on the 5th about the price of the Samsung HU9000 being excessive in New Zealand. The story has been pulled from their website and Facebook page.


Wonder why it was pulled?. Would be interested to watch that, can't recall if it did see it, is it available for watching anywhere?

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