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2013-02-02 07:27:05 AM
Technology can only take things so far.  Look at toasters, for example.  Toasters have long since reached the level of advancement that I desire.  It's done.  It hasn't gotten better in a long time and I'm happy with it.  Maybe someday lasers will power my toaster and it'll instantly toast my bread.  I don't care.  I'm happy with what I have, and I don't need more.

I think TVs are at that point.
 
2013-02-02 07:27:57 AM
Wouldn't a projector be cheaper? Cause I'm thinking an entire kick ass home theater room would be a lot cheaper. And that's IF you had to build on an entirely new room onto your house.
 
2013-02-02 07:43:31 AM
The best part is the thing was obsolete before it was released since it is the "low" version of the standards for UHDTV. 8K displays are on the way.

I also think it is cute how somebody in the article has faith in cable companies delivering 4K and 8K content to homes. Comcast can't even deal with delivering 1080p content without recompressing it and ruining the picture quality plus setting data caps on their "unlimited" internet service. They have barely done anything (if indeed they have done anything) to upgrade their infrastructure in the last 5 years and I'm supposed to believe they can handle delivering programming that takes at least 5 times the data per program? I mean seriously. 4k has 4 time the image size plus it is going from 5.1 audio channels to 22.2 audio channels.

So far the best compression they have gotten on an 8K transmission was 250 Mbps. So yeah, at those data rates even the new Google fiber service can only serve 4 channels at a time. Granted, to start with almost nobody is going to have more than one 4K or 8K display so it will only be pulling one stream at a time and I'm sure there will be a very limited selection of content to start with but these new TVs aren't going to be the only devices sucking down bandwidth.

Companies are going to have to get their acts together and do so enormous upgrades or their entire networks are going to be choked.
 
2013-02-02 07:46:30 AM
That STILL has nothin' on Frank's 2000-inch TV.
 
2013-02-02 07:46:59 AM
How much larger will it make people think my penis is though?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-02 07:48:31 AM
Pixels are nearly 1 mm.
 
2013-02-02 07:50:21 AM
I hear that if you watch porn on it you can go irrevocably mad.
 
2013-02-02 08:19:25 AM
My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

farm5.staticflickr.com

/projectors rule
 
2013-02-02 08:26:54 AM

BigBooper: Wouldn't a projector be cheaper? Cause I'm thinking an entire kick ass home theater room would be a lot cheaper. And that's IF you had to build on an entirely new room onto your house.


Yes. Yes it would. I put a 100" motorized screen flush-mounted into the ceiling of my family room for under $1000, including paying a proper electrician to do the wiring. (It's surprising how easy an install that is -- the hardest part is patching the ceiling drywall afterwards.) A few tens of dollars more for a long HDMI cable and wall panels (thanks, Monoprice) and I ran the cable from behind the receiver, down inside the wall, across the rafters in the unfinished basement, and up inside the wall on the far side of the room where the projector is. I'm on my second projector, which is a lot easier and cheaper to upgrade than a big-ass TV.

If anybody else is thinking of it, I highly recommend doing it in the family room rather than building a theater room. Friends that have done that find that they hardly ever use it because it becomes an elaborate affair to round everybody up and go down there to watch a movie.

And yes, you're all invited to my place for the Superbowl. Bring beer.
 
2013-02-02 08:49:32 AM

czetie: And yes, you're all invited to my place for the Superbowl. Bring beer.


Even root beer?

(Admittedly, I'm not a drinking man.)
 
2013-02-02 08:56:24 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: czetie: And yes, you're all invited to my place for the Superbowl. Bring beer.

Even root beer?

(Admittedly, I'm not a drinking man.)


If you can recommend a good root beer, I'm all ears. I desperately need to find something to drink that isn't alcoholic or caffeinated, and I don't like soda.
 
2013-02-02 08:56:41 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Technology can only take things so far.  Look at toasters, for example.  Toasters have long since reached the level of advancement that I desire.  It's done.  It hasn't gotten better in a long time and I'm happy with it.  Maybe someday lasers will power my toaster and it'll instantly toast my bread.  I don't care.  I'm happy with what I have, and I don't need more.

I think TVs are at that point.


WRONG!
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2013-02-02 09:03:38 AM

Joe Peanut: My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

/projectors rule


Wow, you are quite the interior decorator. Do you have some bookshelves made out of crates and a wall of beer cans too?
 
2013-02-02 09:05:06 AM
next year it'll be a wal-mart door buster at $999.
 
2013-02-02 09:10:20 AM

Joe Peanut: My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

/projectors rule


$2,500 to watch Russia and Mexico play European poverty ball - what a deal!
 
2013-02-02 09:12:45 AM
dammit! why was I blessed with an unusually large penis and no money?
 
2013-02-02 09:14:03 AM
it can deliver four times the resolution of a standard high-definition set

Too bad broadcasters don't have a signal that good to send you.
 
2013-02-02 09:29:43 AM

duckpoopy: Joe Peanut: My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

/projectors rule

Wow, you are quite the interior decorator. Do you have some bookshelves made out of crates and a wall of beer cans too?


Hey, don't hate.  That guy's a farking hero.
 
2013-02-02 09:37:27 AM
you get a room full of losers and you diiive in it.
 
2013-02-02 09:51:48 AM
czetie: If you can recommend a good root beer, I'm all ears. I desperately need to find something to drink that isn't alcoholic or caffeinated, and I don't like soda.
================================================================

Richardson, as it's the only root beer (that I know of) that uses actual root beer syrup (rather than high fructose corn syrup and root beer flavoring like all the other brands). But I don't believe they bottle it and sell it in stores anywhere. Only approved richardson stands at a few restaurants sell it. It's VERY tasty.

Also, avoid coke and pepsi. Buy jones soda or Virgil's soda or Fentiman's soda. Expensive but very tasty flavored sodas.
 
2013-02-02 09:54:45 AM

czetie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: czetie: And yes, you're all invited to my place for the Superbowl. Bring beer.

Even root beer?

(Admittedly, I'm not a drinking man.)

If you can recommend a good root beer, I'm all ears. I desperately need to find something to drink that isn't alcoholic or caffeinated, and I don't like soda.

ohmyveggies.com
 
2013-02-02 10:11:29 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Technology can only take things so far.  Look at toasters, for example.  Toasters have long since reached the level of advancement that I desire.  It's done.  It hasn't gotten better in a long time and I'm happy with it.  Maybe someday lasers will power my toaster and it'll instantly toast my bread.  I don't care.  I'm happy with what I have, and I don't need more.

I think TVs are at that point.


Toasters can still evolve:
hollywoodhatesme.files.wordpress.com
(hotlinked)
 
2013-02-02 10:18:35 AM

ChrisDe: it can deliver four times the resolution of a standard high-definition set

Too bad broadcasters don't have a signal that good to send you.


Hacker_X: I also think it is cute how somebody in the article has faith in cable companies delivering 4K and 8K content to homes. Comcast can't even deal with delivering 1080p content without recompressing it and ruining the picture quality plus setting data caps on their "unlimited" internet service. They have barely done anything (if indeed they have done anything) to upgrade their infrastructure in the last 5 years and I'm supposed to believe they can handle delivering programming that takes at least 5 times the data per program? I mean seriously. 4k has 4 time the image size plus it is going from 5.1 audio channels to 22.2 audio channels.


This is why I'm adding a free-to-air dish at my next apartment.  There are decent channels to be had, and you don't have to worry about bandwidth so much as line-of-sight.   Eutelsat had some UHD content during CES, but I don't see anyone being able to deliver it consistently any time soon.  40Mbps for four channels, and it's not even 8k? Good luck doing that in a house with a UHDTV in the living room, a couple HDTVs in the bedrooms, plus computers and portable devices.
 
2013-02-02 10:19:42 AM
How much would the Monster cables cost to wire that thing properly?
 
2013-02-02 10:23:50 AM

czetie: BigBooper: Wouldn't a projector be cheaper? Cause I'm thinking an entire kick ass home theater room would be a lot cheaper. And that's IF you had to build on an entirely new room onto your house.

Yes. Yes it would. I put a 100" motorized screen flush-mounted into the ceiling of my family room for under $1000, including paying a proper electrician to do the wiring. (It's surprising how easy an install that is -- the hardest part is patching the ceiling drywall afterwards.) A few tens of dollars more for a long HDMI cable and wall panels (thanks, Monoprice) and I ran the cable from behind the receiver, down inside the wall, across the rafters in the unfinished basement, and up inside the wall on the far side of the room where the projector is. I'm on my second projector, which is a lot easier and cheaper to upgrade than a big-ass TV.

If anybody else is thinking of it, I highly recommend doing it in the family room rather than building a theater room. Friends that have done that find that they hardly ever use it because it becomes an elaborate affair to round everybody up and go down there to watch a movie.

And yes, you're all invited to my place for the Superbowl. Bring beer.


Almost completely agree here.  I've got a 78" 3D vison gaming set up in my office.  When I'm playing mechwarrior online the view is 1:1 scale.  When I'm playing Skyrim in 3D, the first 10 feet of the world get pulled into the office with me and I'm living inside Skyrim.  I spent $350 for the projector, $100 for the glasses and emitter, and another $20 building my own screen.  It could be a bit bigger, but I'd have to knock a hole in the wall and sit further away from it.

In the living room however, we went with a 73" DLP TV which we got for $800 on black friday, which I suppose can be argued to be nothing more than a rear projection screen anyway.  The level of light control we've got in the living room is low so having a TV made more sense.
 
2013-02-02 10:26:33 AM

Endrick: czetie: BigBooper: Wouldn't a projector be cheaper? Cause I'm thinking an entire kick ass home theater room would be a lot cheaper. And that's IF you had to build on an entirely new room onto your house.

Yes. Yes it would. I put a 100" motorized screen flush-mounted into the ceiling of my family room for under $1000, including paying a proper electrician to do the wiring. (It's surprising how easy an install that is -- the hardest part is patching the ceiling drywall afterwards.) A few tens of dollars more for a long HDMI cable and wall panels (thanks, Monoprice) and I ran the cable from behind the receiver, down inside the wall, across the rafters in the unfinished basement, and up inside the wall on the far side of the room where the projector is. I'm on my second projector, which is a lot easier and cheaper to upgrade than a big-ass TV.

If anybody else is thinking of it, I highly recommend doing it in the family room rather than building a theater room. Friends that have done that find that they hardly ever use it because it becomes an elaborate affair to round everybody up and go down there to watch a movie.

And yes, you're all invited to my place for the Superbowl. Bring beer.

Almost completely agree here.   I've got a 78" 3D vison gaming set up in my office.  When I'm playing mechwarrior online the view is 1:1 scale.  When I'm playing Skyrim in 3D, the first 10 feet of the world get pulled into the office with me and I'm living inside Skyrim.  I spent $350 for the projector, $100 for the glasses and emitter, and another $20 building my own screen.  It could be a bit bigger, but I'd have to knock a hole in the wall and sit further away from it.

In the living room however, we went with a 73" DLP TV which we got for $800 on black friday, which I suppose can be argued to be nothing more than a rear projection screen anyway.  The level of light control we've got in the living room is low so having a TV made more sense.


weknowmemes.com

/I assume work office
//that's easy to do in a home office
 
2013-02-02 10:26:38 AM

Useless Destruction of Exergy: How much would the Monster cables cost to wire that thing properly?


Who cares how much they cost? They get the signal there faster!
 
2013-02-02 10:33:36 AM

StoPPeRmobile: czetie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: czetie: And yes, you're all invited to my place for the Superbowl. Bring beer.

Even root beer?

(Admittedly, I'm not a drinking man.)

If you can recommend a good root beer, I'm all ears. I desperately need to find something to drink that isn't alcoholic or caffeinated, and I don't like soda.
[ohmyveggies.com image 550x394]


Oh dear lord, Blenheim is fantastic. That is all.

The TV FTFA...meh. From what it sounds like, it's mostly being used as a giant computer monitor more than a TV. I'd rather have a projector; then I can spend all the leftover money on a sound system to go with it. Oh, and a whole house to put it in. And a car to get to that house. Jesus, what a waste of $500k.
 
2013-02-02 10:50:54 AM

BumpInTheNight: Endrick: czetie: BigBooper: Wouldn't a projector be cheaper? Cause I'm thinking an entire kick ass home theater room would be a lot cheaper. And that's IF you had to build on an entirely new room onto your house.

Yes. Yes it would. I put a 100" motorized screen flush-mounted into the ceiling of my family room for under $1000, including paying a proper electrician to do the wiring. (It's surprising how easy an install that is -- the hardest part is patching the ceiling drywall afterwards.) A few tens of dollars more for a long HDMI cable and wall panels (thanks, Monoprice) and I ran the cable from behind the receiver, down inside the wall, across the rafters in the unfinished basement, and up inside the wall on the far side of the room where the projector is. I'm on my second projector, which is a lot easier and cheaper to upgrade than a big-ass TV.

If anybody else is thinking of it, I highly recommend doing it in the family room rather than building a theater room. Friends that have done that find that they hardly ever use it because it becomes an elaborate affair to round everybody up and go down there to watch a movie.

And yes, you're all invited to my place for the Superbowl. Bring beer.

Almost completely agree here.   I've got a 78" 3D vison gaming set up in my office.  When I'm playing mechwarrior online the view is 1:1 scale.  When I'm playing Skyrim in 3D, the first 10 feet of the world get pulled into the office with me and I'm living inside Skyrim.  I spent $350 for the projector, $100 for the glasses and emitter, and another $20 building my own screen.  It could be a bit bigger, but I'd have to knock a hole in the wall and sit further away from it.

In the living room however, we went with a 73" DLP TV which we got for $800 on black friday, which I suppose can be argued to be nothing more than a rear projection screen anyway.  The level of light control we've got in the living room is low so having a TV made more sense.

[weknowmemes.com image 400x300] ...


My home office is my work office, so it goes both ways.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-ColorBoost-II-Projector-X1261P/dp/B004GVW J5 I $355
http://www.amazon.com/nvidia-942-10701-0003-004-Vision-Wireless-Glas se s/dp/B004SBEZM6 $100
http://www.joann.com/roc-lon-budget-blackout-white-white/zprd_021172 32 a/ $10-$15 (2-3 yards)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162094 ~$100 - $250 any Nvidia card made in the last couple years
 
2013-02-02 10:55:20 AM

Endrick: My home office is my work office, so it goes both ways.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-ColorBoost-II-Projector-X1261P/dp/B004GVW J5 I $355
http://www.amazon.com/nvidia-942-10701-0003-004-Vision-Wireless-Glas se s/dp/B004SBEZM6 $100
http://www.joann.com/roc-lon-budget-blackout-white-white/zprd_021172 32 a/ $10-$15 (2-3 yards)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162094 ~$100 - $250 any Nvidia card made in the last couple years


I was about to just insta-buy that projector considering the price and the 120Hz and the 3dness but then I saw its native res :(  Ah well, still sweet digs and for the cheap indeed.  That's why you can get away with the mid-range card eh?  I went the other way and did the 5760x1080 triple screen myself, ridiculous SLI setups required to drive that one.
 
2013-02-02 11:03:48 AM
Nah, my 27-inch tube tv is still fine if I just HAVE to watch reality tv and infomercials. Is there anything worth seeing that big?
 
2013-02-02 11:11:00 AM

Endrick: In the living room however, we went with a 73" DLP TV which we got for $800 on black friday, which I suppose can be argued to be nothing more than a rear projection screen anyway. The level of light control we've got in the living room is low so having a TV made more sense.


Makes perfect sense. I also have a modest Vizio TV in the family room for when the light is too bright or I don't want the curtains closed in the daytime or other family members are doing stuff that requires the lights on or I don't want to wait the five to ten minutes for the projector to reach full brightness or I need to quickly program something on the DVR or... Having both is a big convenience, and I certainly couldn't get by with only the projector screen.

The 73" TV sounds like a good compromise, but my wife would never have gone for it -- she is OK with the dual setup because the projector screen disappears into the ceiling and the TV is small enough to hide in a cabinet.
 
2013-02-02 11:15:07 AM

LDM90: Nah, my 27-inch tube tv is still fine if I just HAVE to watch reality tv and infomercials. Is there anything worth seeing that big?


Sports and movies.

There's something qualitatively different about a screen that fills your field of view and excludes the rest of the room.
 
2013-02-02 12:23:05 PM

BigBooper: Wouldn't a projector be cheaper? Cause I'm thinking an entire kick ass home theater room would be a lot cheaper. And that's IF you had to build on an entirely new room onto your house.


Bought $200 screen, $600 projector, and $500 speaker setup last year.  92 inches of glorious movie watching.  The picture is good enough it looks like it could project much larger but at 92 inches you have to sit back a good 12 feet just to see the whole picture comfortably anyway.
 
2013-02-02 12:31:15 PM

duckpoopy: Joe Peanut: My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

/projectors rule

Wow, you are quite the interior decorator. Do you have some bookshelves made out of crates and a wall of beer cans too?


Its called a man cave, son.  Some day you'll understand.
 
2013-02-02 12:33:19 PM

lilplatinum: Joe Peanut: My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

/projectors rule

$2,500 to watch Russia and Mexico play European poverty ball - what a deal!


RSA= Republic of South Africa.  It was the opening game of the last World Cup.  But fell free to make shiat up.
 
2013-02-02 12:52:52 PM

Joe Peanut: lilplatinum: Joe Peanut: My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

/projectors rule

$2,500 to watch Russia and Mexico play European poverty ball - what a deal!

RSA= Republic of South Africa.  It was the opening game of the last World Cup.  But fell free to make shiat up.


Wow you sure exposed my lack of knowledge about games poor people play.
 
2013-02-02 01:40:19 PM

BumpInTheNight: Endrick: My home office is my work office, so it goes both ways.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-ColorBoost-II-Projector-X1261P/dp/B004GVW J5 I $355
http://www.amazon.com/nvidia-942-10701-0003-004-Vision-Wireless-Glas se s/dp/B004SBEZM6 $100
http://www.joann.com/roc-lon-budget-blackout-white-white/zprd_021172 32 a/ $10-$15 (2-3 yards)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162094 ~$100 - $250 any Nvidia card made in the last couple years

I was about to just insta-buy that projector considering the price and the 120Hz and the 3dness but then I saw its native res :(  Ah well, still sweet digs and for the cheap indeed.  That's why you can get away with the mid-range card eh?  I went the other way and did the 5760x1080 triple screen myself, ridiculous SLI setups required to drive that one.


With the 3D turned on, you never notice the lower resolution.  It's using each pixel twice by the way your eyes see it so the only thing truly running at 1024 x 768 is at screen depth.
 
2013-02-02 02:06:57 PM

lilplatinum: Joe Peanut: lilplatinum: Joe Peanut: My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

/projectors rule

$2,500 to watch Russia and Mexico play European poverty ball - what a deal!

RSA= Republic of South Africa.  It was the opening game of the last World Cup.  But fell free to make shiat up.

Wow you sure exposed my lack of knowledge about games poor people play.


As well geography.  Don forget geography.

/and I didn't realize everyone outside the US was poor.
 
2013-02-02 03:34:25 PM
jettech.pe

/it doesn't go away.
 
2013-02-02 04:18:51 PM

Joe Peanut: As well geography.  Don forget geography.


Not recognizing an abbreviation provides no indication of knowledge of geography.

/and I didn't realize everyone outside the US was poor.

Its the most popular sport in the world because third world children can play it without any significant equipment.  Its popular in western europe, which is rich, because the women had to invent a game to play while the men were doing laundry.
 
2013-02-02 05:31:26 PM
Still not as impressive as Frank's 2,000-inch TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBF5bewa0ts
 
2013-02-02 05:34:30 PM

lilplatinum: Joe Peanut: As well geography.  Don forget geography.

Not recognizing an abbreviation provides no indication of knowledge of geography.

/and I didn't realize everyone outside the US was poor.

Its the most popular sport in the world because third world children can play it without any significant equipment.  Its popular in western europe, which is rich, because the women had to invent a game to play while the men were doing laundry.


And Americans are puzzled as to where the "ugly American tourist" stereotype comes from.
 
2013-02-02 08:21:32 PM
RICH ENOUGH TO BUY 152 INCH TV
24.media.tumblr.com
ONLY THING ON IS "HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO CHILD"
 
2013-02-02 08:31:31 PM

Joe Peanut: My 154" TV cost me $2,500 plus one white wall.

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

/projectors rule


man, those bikers just always get in the way.  First the streets, then our home theatres!
 
2013-02-02 09:19:26 PM

Joe Peanut: And Americans are puzzled as to where the "ugly American tourist" stereotype comes from.


Meh, living among Germans - they don't have much room to talk shiat about annoying tourists.
 
2013-02-02 09:47:51 PM
How the fu(k can you have an article that doesn't even post a picture of the tv?

av.watch.impress.co.jp
 
2013-02-02 10:30:46 PM

Tsar_Bomba1: How the fu(k can you have an article that doesn't even post a picture of the tv?

[av.watch.impress.co.jp image 800x600]


The bezels on that thing are ridiculous, there'd probably be like a 8-10" gap between each in a trio for surround gaming...that's such bullshiat.  Fark that I'll go with projectors.
 
2013-02-02 11:26:22 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That STILL has nothin' on Frank's 2000-inch TV.


Came for the Frank reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-02-03 04:55:44 AM

Spanky_McFarksalot: dammit! why was I blessed with an unusually large penis and no money?


To restrict the usage of said penis to only yourself?
 
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