Solkar: now with more neck crust
cameroncrazy1984: I love how the article is literally the LG press release verbatim.
Shostie: cameroncrazy1984: I love how the article is literally the LG press release verbatim.Of course it's the LG press release.Are you expecting hardcore investigative journalism from PRNewswire or something?
bdub77: I can barely tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. I mean, it's there, and it's noticeable, but it doesn't impact my viewing experience.
bdub77: I don't even play bluray movies anymore, the technology is so grossly awful to deal with. On my current BR player, which is pretty good compared to others I've owned, most movies take 5 minutes to load, and heaven forbid you fark up and accidentally stop it or power it down halfway in. (I've heard good things about the PS3 capabilities but it's not really worth it to me at this point.)
wildcardjack: [imgs.xkcd.com image 389x337]A 4k projector might be good stuff. Might be a wash with an 84" monitor, since I think they might be about the same size.
Baron Harkonnen: bdub77: I can barely tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. I mean, it's there, and it's noticeable, but it doesn't impact my viewing experience.This. I have to really wonder about how big the difference between 1080p and 4k would look to a person sitting 2-3 meters away from a TV set.
rickycal78: You folks can have yer damned high def flatscreens and all that crap. I'll stick to either watching things on my computer, or on my old CRT TV. I've watched things in high def on high def screens before at other places and I just don't get the draw. Ok, picture's sharper and all, so what? Does that make the story of whatever I'm watching any better? Does it make the actors/actresses any better? Does it make the team I'm watching catch better or run faster or something? No? Well then screw you guys, I'll stick to my CRT until it dies./I'm also cheap.
qsblues: Meh, 99.9% of TV programming will stil suck, but just like a 20 dollar whore vs. a 5k call girl, still the same jizz.
jso2897: In over 60 years, they still haven't gotten that "brightness" knob to work.
Kuroshin: I've been waiting to buy a new TV until 60" 4K sets are a) available and b) under $2k.Do I need that for TV? No.Do I need that for movies? No.Do I need that for my PC that I use from my couch? Fark YES!42" 1920x1080 is okay from 8' away, but it's still quite a step-down from back when I had a proper monitor in front of my face. I know upping the diagonal will shave off much of the gains made by doubling the resolution, but I would like a wider FOV than I currently have, and 60" of 1920x1080 just looks god-awful.
Dafatone: It's pretty sweet to actually be able to see offensive line holding in football. Or the puck in hockey.
natmar_76: UHD is only useful for very large televisions that display 1080p with jagged edges. For normal consumers with a 30-50" television, there's just no need for it. That's why you only see UHD on 70" monster televisions.
Oreamnos: I still have an SD tube TV. We bought it in 2003-2004 or so when HDTV was still novel and LCD/Plasma prices were through the roof. I hate throwing away stuff that still works, so no upgrade likely soon. I have mixed feeling about this.
Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: *No "ultra high definition" or "4K" video content is currently available. No broadcast or other standard currently exists for "4K" or "ultra high definition" television, and the 84LM9600 may or may not be compatible with such standards if and when developed.Just like the googolphonic stereo with the moon rock needle.
Fubegra: bdub77: I don't even play bluray movies anymore, the technology is so grossly awful to deal with. On my current BR player, which is pretty good compared to others I've owned, most movies take 5 minutes to load, and heaven forbid you fark up and accidentally stop it or power it down halfway in. (I've heard good things about the PS3 capabilities but it's not really worth it to me at this point.)Ain't DRM fun? I've never even bothered with bluray, precisely because of its craptastic user-unfriendliness.The likelihood of 4k content ever making it to OTA broadcasts or anything else that isn't hobbled with even worse DRM than bluray is pretty farking close to zero. Besides, even 1080i is pretty damn good - 4k is a solution in search of a problem unless you're talking theater-sized screens.
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