8K Sounds Better Than I Thought

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  1. Rich

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    I really should read the thread...

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    Give it a couple years, my first 4K set cost ~ $2000, the last two were just a bit over $1000. The prices drop rapidly.

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  3. Delroy E Walleye

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    It's annoying, like putting a qualifier in front of "unique." Either something is unique or it isn't.

    Like saying "The light switch" or "the appliance is in the very much on position" or "somewhat on position." The dang thing is either on or it's not!
     
  4. Rich

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    Just another way to baffle us with BS.

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    By then they will be put up like wallpaper.
     
  6. WestDC

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    8k Gives you double the Pixels Making anything Look a lot better - 8K Content is only in japan for now and forever
     
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    No Thanks - I bought a First Samsung DLP"it's the Mirror's" in 2005 - It was in the landfill by 2007 -The only TV I every had to Trash in my long life-Will Never have another.
     
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    I have 3. Started buying them in 2009 when my Toshiba CRT died. All 3 are still going good.
     
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    By the time they get them down to a price I can live with my JS8500 should be ready for recycling. I will get one.

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    i'm waiting on this bad boy right here!!! and it's eye watering expensive as well
     
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  14. bmcleod

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    Actually four times the pixels of 4K (and potentially 4x the bandwidth), but who’s counting
    ... ok, I will

    2K/HD : 1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600 pixels
    4K/UHD : 3840 x 2160 = 8,294,400 pixels
    8K/FUHD : 7680 x 4320 = 33,177,600 pixels

    I like the look of “the wall” above and find micro LED intriguing, but it does potentially make speaker placement problematic, especially the center channel. I used to use a dual center — above and below — to create a phantom image in the center of the screen, might want something like that with a solid screen this big. With some of the bandwidth issues people are having with 4K I can’t imagine what might happen with HDMI 2.1 and 48 MHz, hopefully they’ve put the HDMI connectors near the bottom, the limit on passive 8K cables is currently about 3 feet.

    Since I haven’t seen 8K I’ll withhold judgement as to whether it looks “a lot better”, I’m very happy with my 4K setup and think some content looks noticeably better and more enjoyable than 2K, upscaled programming as well. But I’ll likely have no interest in 8K until my current set dies and replacements are similar to today’s 4K prices (or less) and all the connectivity issues have been resolved — some programming would be nice too. Always fun to watch technology advance however, just have to wade through the hype.
     

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