Rumor has it: LG wants to release consumer 8K-tv next year

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  1. fantaskarsef

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    Sure it's innovation. But it's not worth the fuzz. It's like reading about carbon nano fibres, nice to know they manage to do such stuff, but surely it's not changing my daily routine. I'm glad I invested the extra 50% in a 1080p TV back in the day, it's still standard these days, with the best tv I get is 720p content, and that's basically upscaled stuff.
     
  2. thatguy91

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    Eyes are funny anyway, you would a big screen to notice the difference between 4k and 8k, if the differences alone were purely resolution and night brightness/contrast etc which can often be the visual case.

    Of course, the bigger screen, the further back people sit, kind of pointless ;). If you have the screen filling most of your vision, the actual visual acuity is only excellent in the central part of your vision, further out your eyes cannot distinguish resolution so easily.

    I'm not saying 8k is a bad thing, just that its benefits on a 55 inch screen (for example) would be hard to distinguish.
     
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    I guess you'd have to sit right up to the screen then, in order to really surround your view. But the screen isn't curved, so that won't offer the nicest visual effect. Besides, if you really want that surrounding of a view, get an Oculus Rift. Maybe only 1/8 the resolution (or 1/16th per eye...) but more immerse and a hell of a lot cheaper.
     
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    Why not? Nobody forces anybody to buy it! As for me, I will be getting a 75"/79" 2015 4k TV, then when 8k comes out, I will most likely get a 85" 8k TV "After about 2yrs" for my living room then relegate the 4k TV for the bedroom.

    If people have the money, space and more importantly, the need for productivity. I ask, why not?
     

  5. David Lake

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    Just call it UD.
     
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    Would be nice if providers like sky pull there fingers out there A Holes and broadcast TV in 4K before manufactures start running away with these don't make any sense resolutions.
     
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    Why not rush out and buy an 8K TV? Look how many people rushed to buy 1080P TV's and we still don't get 1080P broadcasts. The majority of broadcasts are either 480i or 720P these days. Even the movie industry hasn't gone full 1080P yet. There's still movies being released in 720P.

    Fact is, there aren't enough people with 1080P and higher TV's for broadcasts or movies to abandon the lower resolutions. They won't really start to utilize the higher resolutions until the TV's supporting them start to dominate the market. So, when we start to see 4K TV's in the $200-300USD range (for those in the US, other markets see different "favored" price ranges based on their own currency), we won't see 4K broadcasts.
     
  8. RedruM-X

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    Exactly my thoughts.
    People whining and complaining that technology is evolving, it's incredible... Whether it is useful or not doesn't even have anything to do with it, as even when it's not useful it will always have a positive side effect.

    I don't even understand what ppl are doing here when you don't like new technology, however useful or useless it might be, plus such things are completely biased. If I was rich I would buy it anyway. When my father bought our first computer 29 years ago it cost 5000€!! We were never rich btw, my father always understood the importance of technology evolving and has always wanted new technology. And tbh... A computer back then wasn't much of use in a home environment, but we learned... And technology evolved... End of story tbh....
     
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  9. Mike Z

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    I wonder if the difference between 4K and 8K would even be noticeable. I mean, there has to be a resolution threshold where our eyes will not see a difference, right ?
     
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    Movies in 8k? Hollywood is going to be fighting back if not right out refusing to produce home videos in 8k. We are talking about half the resolution of actual film (celluloid). TV's have always been an attempt to copy the movie theater experience but only with aspect ratio. Now the tech is cheap enough to go after resolution as well. It's only through the improvements of manufacturing that we are able to see all this happening so quickly, one right after the other. The production queue from prototype to product has been drastically shortened. Waiting for holodecks.
     

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    Yeah and it has too be much higher than 8K :)

    just look around in the room ;)
     
  12. Prince Valiant

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    Even if there were GPUs that supported or could handle 8k, isn't DisplayPort 1.3 limited to 4:2:0 at 8k?
     
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    I've always said 4k was just a stepping stone to 8k, like 720p was to 1080p. About that threshold, I would think 8k might finally last a while, have many of you even seen 4k? 8k is a leap beyond 4k like 4k is to 1080p. When people were shown 8k footage of a ship they actually became seasick.
     
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    Meh .. I'll care if there's a substantial amount of content available and if GPUs could drive those resolutions in contemporary games at atleast 60fps. It all strikes me as a new attempt to get people into an upgrade cycle because gimmicks like 3D flopped miserably.
     
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    how much better is it really going to look until it just looks real like if i look outside and look at the tv its the same quality
     

  16. EspHack

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    according to this 4k calculator you cant even notice the difference between 720p vs 1080 on a 50" display at the normal viewing distance of 10'
     
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    does it matter there is almost no 2k content let alone 4k or 8k yet
     
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    It seems strange to read so many railing against tech advancing on a tech forum. Sometimes I ponder if there isn't some psychological component of 'oh crap I won't have the bestest' going on too soon after upgrading to the 'bestest'. I can see some of the points raised about content. However that is the case for nearly every advance that stretches the envelope. The natural evolution is tech advances while content follows. It has been ever thus. Though seriously, I don't see 8K being anything but niche until larger storage and significantly faster transport of media becomes a lot more accessible to the masses.
     
  19. -Tj-

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    This,

    let them actually stream proper 1080p first, nvm 4k or what now 8k? xD

    We have ~ 20channels with full 1080p, rest still low stuff, that's what 140-160 channels to go. There is a payable extra pack for 1080p, but I really doubt all channels are fullHD.
     
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    I wonder how many people here are aware there's an entirely separate world of monitors out there for the medical industry. Typical monitors used by radiologists run around $10K or more and have resolutions that would make the most ardent hardware enthusiasts drool all over themselves. I think the medical technology is starting to leak into the rest of the high-end consumer markets.

    Remember though...games today are all about the graphics. Nothing else matters. Everything else is tertiary, including game play and story depth. Most people born after 1990 have no idea what gaming once was in terms of quality and structure. They weren't old enough to understand it all until the early 2000's. So twenty years (1980 - 2000) of game development has gone right over their heads and they have no idea of that fact.
     

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