Who needs 4K when you have 12K!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by gio12, May 20, 2018.

  1. gio12

    gio12 Icon

    Jul 31, 2006
    Miami, Fl
    New York City in 12K

    We complain about D* getting more 4K, let skip 4,8K and go to 12K!
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  2. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    Jun 3, 2006
    I could see this in 5 years or something when iptv is more widely available via US " traditional" (cable sat telco) tv providers .

    But right now "most" tv providers (cable) are maxed out on the video side .

    When more folks have FTTH and D3.1 :(
    I could see more 8k 12k video etc ...

    Right now I think only D* and possibly E* have 4k.

    I know altice north tried 4k Olympics but they had to turn off all STARZ HD channels to find the bandwidth for 1 4k channel . (Perfect example of what I was mentioning above )

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  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    it should find a way to cinemaplexes
  4. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    The majority of movie theaters in the US have 2K (i.e. HD) digital projectors, not 4K. I wouldn't hold my breath for them to go beyond 4K.
  5. yosoyellobo

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    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    Looks great in a 55 inch in 4K.
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  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Actually, it may be easier for many to move to 8k from Hi Definition than to 4K... at least for the ones that aren’t planning on upgrading soon because by the time they need to replace their projectors 8k is what will be available...
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  7. BuffaloTF

    BuffaloTF Cool Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    AMC and Regal went 4K in like 2010... theaters always look to stay a step ahead. I’d imagine 8K isn’t far off for them - given digital projectors are modular and were built with 8K upgrades in mind. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 also kicked off 8K digital recording...

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  8. Delroy E Walleye

    Delroy E Walleye AllStar

    Jun 9, 2012
    Yup, nothing wrong with shooting and recording in 12k (or even 8k for that matter) Down-conversions would usually look better than when filmed in their "native" formats.

    For example, when DVDs started to be mastered in 2k HD (or [some] standard BDs in 4k, etc).
  9. yosoyellobo

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    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    The few times I have gone to an AMC I really don’t see any different.

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