UltraHD 8K TV Thread

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    -> UltraHD 4K TV Thread

    Was at mall yesterday and on display was Samsung's Q900R

    8K TV QLED TV!

    Just like the day when I first saw a 4K TV, this thing looks great.

    Then I asked the demo guy, where are you getting the content?
    His reply: thats the only content we have right now, just a demo video.

    Straits Times posted a review today.

    Some points:
    Price (in SGD) - as of July 2019
    $10,999 (65 inches)
    $16,999 (75 inches)
    $29,999 (82 inches)
    $99,999 (98 inches)
     
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    Mm...I am waiting for 16K TV. ;)
     
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    I'd only buy a 8K by 2026. By then it is hoped that 8K blu-ray, 8K gaming and 8K netflix will become available
     
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    this thread is 5 years after my 4K TV Thread... 16K thread will be started around 2024 :)
     
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    I hate to break it to you guys but by 2026 it won’t be TV anymore. It’ll be VR and Immersive Visual and Aural Sense.

    When President Banning spits at the terrorists, you’ll feel that spatter onto you. When Rambo shoots the bad guys at 80 years old, you’ll feel the bullets pass through you. And when Scarlet Johansson disrobes and prepares to do planking on someone, well you get the picture.
     
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    ^I honestly think VR is dead... again

    Even the Note 10 doesn't work with Samsung's VR
     
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    VR is a niche market. I however am enjoying my Oculus Quest. Easy to setup, No wires/ cables needed and you only need to use your mobile phone once during the initial setup.





    QUOTE="ice, post: 1520814, member: 12999"]^I honestly think VR is dead... again

    Even the Note 10 doesn't work with Samsung's VR[/QUOTE]
     
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    mmm...during my recent short visit to SG, I looked at a Sony 8K set. Couldn’t tell 4 K and 8K apart unless I m very close to the set.
     
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    Like they say always, once you go 4K, you won’t go back.
     
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    So, it's not just me. I saw one in Japan last year and I couldn't tell them apart. So, I pretended too lol. Oh how nice!, This is amazing!.
     
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    Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs | Engadget

     
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    When I have my TV on, I don't really just sit in front of it and watch. I usually am on my computer or doing other things, so an 8K or even a 4K TV isn't for me. A 2K is enough for me! Just me.
     
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    You won't feel the difference between 4K and HD movies because of the color grading applied by films.

    But when it comes with live sports, it's really a different story.

    You could really tell which is the 4K video because of the vibrant colors.

    I am excited to watch the NBA in 4K video format ü
     
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    If you have been to any Apple Store within the last 12 months you would have seen the Samsung micro LED "the wall" being used to display videos.

    It's now being offered for sale to the general pubic.

    I am looking forward to the 8K model to shrink down to 219-inch model (16 x 9 ft ) to fit inside my room a year after Netflix, Prime Video and Youtube stream 8K.

    I wonder, will 8K blu-ray become a thing as physical media sales like 4K blu-ray are in decline?
     
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    Mm...if not physical media then 8k has to be streamed. If so: 8k is 4 times the resolution of 4k. Netflix and others requires a minimum of 25 Mbps to stream 4k. Therefore, for 8K streaming to work, 25 x 4 = minimum 100 Mbps bandwidth for every subscriber. Gluck with that.
     
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    By reckoning it'll be in 2026 when streaming 8K will be first introduced. In 7 years time I expect 100Mbps to cost 1299/month
     
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    Maybe way cheaper.

    It's just ₱2,899 with PLDT today.


     
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    Mm...yes but the big hollywood films will not be natively shot in 8k. Few are shot natively in 4k. Basically, 4k movie is upscaled from the original format to fit and look like a proper 4k. It is actually bad quality when it is streamed. More like fake 4K.

    Without films shot in native 8K, you end up with subpar 8K picture quality because its been upscaled through software conversion.

    so your expensive 8K set will be showing poor picture quality making it a poor investment because you are not getting your money’s worth....making 8K sets a BIG SCAM.

    Where 8k sets make sense is if you have a really big screen like projector size screens....maybe 8K will make a big difference.

    I have a 4K projector showing on a 150” screen (4K ready) connected to a 4K ready AV amplifier and a 4K bluray player and a 4K Apple TV and 4K Bluray discs.

    The experience is uneven and it is not much of a difference from 1080p blu ray playing on a 1080p TV set. I think the culprit is the film itself....the original format that’s been upscaled through software. Where it shines is when the content is 4K native. Prime example is my Harry Potter collection in 4K Blurays. It still looks bad specially in dark scenes. Obvious that its been merely upscaled.
     
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