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  • Popzeus 26 Apr 2013 14:41:42 8,300 posts
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    What kind of resolution do cinemas use these days? Noticed last time I went that my local one seems to have been upgraded to a much sharper-looking picture than I've ever seen there before.

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  • CosmicFuzz 26 Apr 2013 15:22:02 23,869 posts
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    Anyone want tried the 4k screens at Vue? My local has one but never seen anything in it. Clarity must be insane.

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  • THFourteen 26 Apr 2013 15:39:07 33,196 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    BBC and Sony to trial 4K TV at Wimbledon

    Anyone read anything anywhere about whether 4K sets are suitable as PC monitors?
    Dunno, but i've yet to see a normal TV thats a replacement for a PC monitor

    for some reason they just never look right
  • Fake_Blood 26 Apr 2013 15:57:18 4,169 posts
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    4k is so lame, I already have 5k right now.
  • CosmicFuzz 26 Apr 2013 16:01:34 23,869 posts
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    In the states they have 401k!

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  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 16:11:40
    Popzeus wrote:
    What kind of resolution do cinemas use these days? Noticed last time I went that my local one seems to have been upgraded to a much sharper-looking picture than I've ever seen there before.
    My nearest "proper" cinema has a 4k screen - used it to view the premiere of Samsara last year. Nice, but not really noticeably better than viewing a good 70mm print. I'd guess the real benefit comes from having no degradation over repeated showings.

    I saw an 8K screening of the Olympics opening ceremony which was pretty special, but it was the framerate that made the main difference - 120FPS. Weird demo material too - the angles are all super-wide so as to be able to show off the detail you're getting. They also make you sit about 10' away from the 30' screen. Still, that was fucking impressive
  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 16:26:26
    disusedgenius wrote:

    /thousand words
    These pics are always a bit misleading IMO. Isn't it easier to think in megapixel terms? (What with everyone being more familiar with that standard)

    720p = 1 megapixel
    1080p = 2 megapixel
    4k = 8 megapixel
    8k = 32 megapixel

    So if you get a 4k screen there's a good chance your phone can already shoot pictures that will use the full resolution and pocket cameras that exceed 4k are already commonplace.
  • Fake_Blood 26 Apr 2013 16:39:42 4,169 posts
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    Wait, damn, I don't got 5k then.
    Ow I get it, for the 'K's they use the horizontal resolution.
    I've got 3k then.
  • neilka 20 May 2013 13:54:11 15,849 posts
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    4k for £4k from Sony next month

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • Deleted user 20 May 2013 14:57:18
    I sat and watched a demo reel on an 84 inch Sony 4k last week.

    First impressions were : 'Wow, it's incredible'

    Then I noticed the ghosting. Fast moving football players and the violin bows on the orchestra section were laggy, definite after image.

    So, on the whole I was unimpressed.

    Would've loved to see the same demo run at hd on a non 4k TV for comparison.
  • Bremenacht 21 Jun 2013 13:28:42 17,810 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    4k for £4k from Sony next month
    And it's here.

    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/homecinema/sony-4k-bravia-x9-goes-on-sale-in-uk-yours-for-4000-50011540/
  • Deleted user 21 June 2013 13:49:11
    Costco also have one right now: little pricier

    Edited by Rhythm at 13:49:39 21-06-2013
  • Bremenacht 26 Jun 2013 14:26:15 17,810 posts
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    Wimbledon star sports ads on her fingernails for 4K TV

    Well done, Sony, for putting your advertising on someone who was pretty much guaranteed to go out on day 1.
  • Bremenacht 18 Jul 2013 21:47:51 17,810 posts
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    Further to Anand's brief 4K gaming piece, Hexus have done one too, with a some more detail and a similar outcome.
  • Bremenacht 2 Aug 2013 11:19:14 17,810 posts
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    BBC and BSkyB to help promote 'Ultra HD' TV in the UK

    Nothing exciting, but probably important.
  • Bremenacht 23 Sep 2013 20:39:54 17,810 posts
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    Gaming At 3840x2160: Is Your PC Ready For A 4K Display? asks THG.

    Given the number of 780 owners popping up, then maybe yes!
  • neilka 8 Oct 2013 15:28:02 15,849 posts
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    Review of the Panasonic TX-L65WT600

    It's the first 4K TV with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, so the first one that's viable for 4K gaming with a suitably powerful PC.

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • neilka 2 Jan 2014 17:31:08 15,849 posts
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    House of Cards Season 2 to be available in 4K

    That's some high resolution Spacey face.

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • YenRug 3 Jan 2014 14:37:27 2,124 posts
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    http://www.avforums.com/news/polaroid-announces-sub-1000-4k-tv-for-ces-2014.9711


    Polaroid announces sub $1,000 4K TV for CES 2014

    The first of many Ultra HD price shockers to come from Las Vegas?
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2014 14:44:10 39,440 posts
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    Excellent my TV is nearing it's 4th year, by it's 5th year I will be able to bin it for 4K hopefully :)

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 14:44:31 03-01-2014

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Dougs 3 Jan 2014 14:56:27 67,200 posts
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    Still pretty pointless until there is some 4k content.
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2014 14:58:01 39,440 posts
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    Indeed, but I'm assuming that will start to pop up in the next 3 years.

    I'm certainly not getting one until Sky or BT start broadcasting footy in 4K.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Dougs 3 Jan 2014 15:01:16 67,200 posts
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    I think that will be a while, given Sky don't even broadcast/film in 1080p. Dunno what the bandwidth restrictions are on satellite broadcast either...
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2014 15:11:22 39,440 posts
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    Ah that's a good point!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • reggy72 3 Jan 2014 16:46:48 272 posts
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    How about Virgin media then, surely the bandwidth is there via fibre optic(although its coax from the street to your door)?
  • Bremenacht 3 Jan 2014 17:07:08 17,810 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Still pretty pointless until there is some 4k content.
    It may still be pointless, even with 4K transmission. I'm really not sure it's possible to appreciate the difference between quality 1080p and 4K on anything less than a really big screen. I'd be more keen on seeing 8K in cinemas.

    Someone with self-certified Eagle Vision may claim otherwise.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2014 17:07:49
    @mcmonkeyplc

    Have you seen this really good article about 4K?

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/4k-tv-10-reasons-why-you-should-care

    So, when people say there are no 4K Ultra HD sources, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are loads of them. What’s missing is a mean means of distributing those 4K Ultra HD sources – something we’ll come back to later.

    It’s not just films that are getting the 4K-treatment, either. More and more TV shows are now shot in 4K. This might seem strange given the current, though soon to change, dearth of 4K-resolution TVs and projectors, but as well as making it possible for 4K-produced TV shows to deliver slightly better picture quality than 2K productions even on 2K TVs, shooting in 4K now future proofs TV shows for the next generation of TV technology. Shooting and post-producing in 4K lets TV show makers to ask for more money during syndication negotiations.

    At the time of writing 14 TV series (including America’s No. 1 quiz show, Jeopardy!) shoot in 4K. This number is only going to grow, not least because Sony Pictures now insists that any new TV series shot on its Culver City lot uses the 4K format.
  • monkman76 3 Jan 2014 17:11:48 4,176 posts
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    What display technology does the typical 4K screen use? LCD, LED, OLED, plasma, or summat else?

    When I say typical I mean the type that will be reasonably affordable to the consumer in a year or two.

    Edited by monkman76 at 17:12:28 03-01-2014
  • superdelphinus 3 Jan 2014 17:19:04 8,050 posts
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    War are they going to call the thing that comes after 'ultra' hd. It's a bombastic puzzle
  • Punctum 3 Jan 2014 17:39:57 933 posts
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    @monkman76
    I would've thought LED LCD in the short to medium term. Cheaper than OLED and easier to manufacture.
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