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DirecTV sees 4K TV having 'material impact' by 2016

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Athlon646464, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    doesn't look its chip-set allow to output 4k to HDMI ... push and store the movies to HDD is not an issue for any format include 8k
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect 4K support will take more than a firmware upgrade.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    just a few minutes of reading specs of Broadcom chips will give full confidence - no support of 4k in current models
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Going forward, it may be useful to distinguish between 4K and Ultra HD. 4K started life as 4096x2160 (four kilopixels wide) but Ultra HD need only be 3840x2160 (eight megapixels). When you multiply the additional 256 pixels by 2160, it turns into about the same amount of pixel data as DIRECTV presents on six or so SD channels.

    Then again, while the CE industry proclaimed the official buzz-phrase as "Ultra HD" last year, they seem to all be throwing in on calling 3840x2160 "4K".

    That silly little 10%+ is significant.
     
  5. Rich

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    Did it look like you expected? Was there a very discernible difference? I gotta get to one of the stores to see one.

    Rich
     
  6. Laxguy

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    Yes, but I'd seen many at CES, as well as others in retail stores. There's a huge difference in PQ, but no where near four times, which is what the pixel count increase is.
     
  7. Rich

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    I'm not sure I could objectively make that comment without some sort of measuring device. But, I like the "huge difference in PQ" statement. BTW, did you get to see the NF "Super HD" the other night?

    Rich
     
  8. Herdfan

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    Yep. You will have to have one of these. !rolling
     
  9. studechip

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution#Resolutions
     
  10. Laxguy

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    Heh. The cost of your connections should always be at least 10% of the purchase price of a new TV.... :) Now, there was some validity to paying attention to quality of cables with analog, not so with digital.....
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Nothing more to measure; it's simply the number of pixels- four times that of an HD set. But the PQ boost is totally subjective.

    I did watch some stuff on NF off my AppleTV. It was stunning, but I had no way of knowing if it was 1080p or i.... my set showed only the pixel dimensions.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    HECK NO....!!! :eek2: :rotfl:
     
  13. slice1900

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    Ultra HD technically covers both 4K (3840x2160) and 8K (7680x4320) though no one is talking about making consumer 8K TVs or producing 8K content. Similar to how HD has multiple resolutions defined, such as 720p, 1080i and 1080p.

    There won't be any 4096x2160 broadcasts, so the difference between that and 3840x2160 is irrelevant when discussing 4K in relation to satellite or cable TV.
     
  14. longrider

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    You should check out the reviews:

     
  15. inkahauts

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    Heh. The cost of your connections should always be at least 10% of the purchase price of a new TV.... :) Now, there was some validity to paying attention to quality of cables with analog, not so with digital.....


    That's not true. They need to be strong enough that the cat walking over them doesn't break them. ;)
     
  16. slice1900

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  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    More reviews:

    I'm an experienced user, and I have tested all the best names in the industry as well as $5.00 cables from Monoprice. You can pay $200.00 for a gold plated oxygen and boron free 99.9865% pure copper wire but won't see any difference between that and the cheap-o wire from Monoprice.
     
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  19. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That pretty much sums it up.
     
  20. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    DCI 4K (4096x2160) projectors are used in many movie theaters. How is this to be reconciled?

    As it is, there's so little Ultra HD content as to suggest that nothing has been decided in terms of what it will ultimately end up being.
     

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