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  Reply # 1127665 13-Sep-2014 09:44
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I live on the eastern seaboard of the Coromandel.

Our TV /media options are pretty limited:-

Satellite : D1 , D2 and  IS 19 ;  only one channel in HD  (Channel Nine Sydney)
              There are no plans to bring Freeview terrestrial to our area

Broadband :  Spark ( telecom ) Maximum download speed is 1.6.  It often drops to around 1.0.
                  At present there are no plans to bring high-speed broadband to our area.
 
If I do buy a UHDTV does anyone know how long it will be before 4K players/recorders will be available ? 
Is it likely that movie distributors will skip the 4K DVD stage and go to internet downloads only?
If they do introduce 4K DVDs isnt there a risk that only limited titles may be available as is the case with Blue-ray?
Cheers.



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  Reply # 1128178 14-Sep-2014 08:17
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I have not bought my new TV yet !
I have been tempted by Samsungs curved screen ( with the gladiators ! )  but need to see one working before making a decision.
For me , that means a day trip to either Mt Maunganui, Auckland  or Hamilton.
In the meantime ,  can anyone who has bought a curved screen TV give me a review of their experience ? 
Cheers.

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  Reply # 1128186 14-Sep-2014 09:14
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peterds: I live on the eastern seaboard of the Coromandel.

Our TV /media options are pretty limited:-

Satellite : D1 , D2 and  IS 19 ;  only one channel in HD  (Channel Nine Sydney)
              There are no plans to bring Freeview terrestrial to our area

Broadband :  Spark ( telecom ) Maximum download speed is 1.6.  It often drops to around 1.0.
                  At present there are no plans to bring high-speed broadband to our area.
 
If I do buy a UHDTV does anyone know how long it will be before 4K players/recorders will be available ? 
Is it likely that movie distributors will skip the 4K DVD stage and go to internet downloads only?
If they do introduce 4K DVDs isnt there a risk that only limited titles may be available as is the case with Blue-ray?
Cheers.


I just hope you will have some content to watch...could you get a second hand full HD TV to see you over a year or so until prices come down and we see if any content comes available?

Sorry to be a wet blanket....




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  Reply # 1128240 14-Sep-2014 11:47
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peterds:
 
If I do buy a UHDTV does anyone know how long it will be before 4K players/recorders will be available ? 
Is it likely that movie distributors will skip the 4K DVD stage and go to internet downloads only?
If they do introduce 4K DVDs isnt there a risk that only limited titles may be available as is the case with Blue-ray?
Cheers.


sony have a new one in the usa.
rent or buy streamed content.

http://hometheaterreview.com/new-4k-ultra-hd-media-player-from-sony/

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  Reply # 1128350 14-Sep-2014 15:34
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peterds:
I have been tempted by Samsungs curved screen ( with the gladiators ! )  but need to see one working before making a decision.


From what I've seen the high level of curve undermines the viewing experience. To enhance it the curve would have to be slight, and if it was slight people wouldn't notice it, and noticing it is the point as it's there for marketing reasons.  The AX800 is 3" bigger than the 55" HU9000, cheaper and should be better to watch. The Sony 55X8500B is much cheaper too.

JBHifi is selling 4k televisions "at cost" until Tuesday so unless you're holding out for a future model now is a good time to consider buying.

4k Blu-ray players are set to arrive in late 2015 or early 2016.

Disable overscan on 4k televisions or else it'll degrade the scaling quality for 1080 content.

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  Reply # 1128690 15-Sep-2014 01:22
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I just realised you're watching Freeview Satellite. That is lower than DVD quality. For that quality picture maybe you should just get an affordable 42"?

If you don't want a Sky subscription maybe you could pick up Freeview HD with this
http://www.dtvs.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=85



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  Reply # 1130214 16-Sep-2014 20:12
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Thanks to you all .I bought a Sony KD 55X8500B 4k Ultra HD LCD LED Smart 3D TV from JB HIFI today. I should have it up and running by the weekend !
Thanks in particular to bfginger for your advice.
Cheers.

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  Reply # 1130383 17-Sep-2014 06:38
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I hope they gave you the $2,624.97 price that was listed on the website.

The coloured areas on this map show the areas with line of sight to Freeview HD broadcasts
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/userfiles/pdfs/tauranga.pdf

A high quality aerial may work if you're in the right location.

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