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Old 30-06-2015, 09:26 PM   #16
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agree.. really need to decide.
and somemore 4k vs fhd is only a few hundred more... are you ready to spend that few hundred or save it?

On the other hand, normally a tv can last many years la
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:50 AM   #17
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It makes more sense for the makers to sell their 4k TVs, since the profit margins are greater.
But most Singaporeans aren't even watching Full HD, and won't pay for Blu Rays or the like, so it pays to think hard about whether one needs 4k or is it just a lot of marketing.

Use your eyes, and decide with your wallet. Cheers
Good advice. I was looking for a new TV earlier this year, read about infancy of, standardisation and adoption of hdcp and hdmi2 from media to avr to tv and held back and opted for a 65 inch 1080p tv instead. Still buying blurays
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:41 PM   #18
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Interesting thread:

http://www.cnet.com/news/why-ultra-h...-still-stupid/
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:45 PM   #19
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Dont be in a rush to get yr 4k tv yet. HDR is coming!

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-th...tvs-explained/

http://www.techradar.com/news/televi...inment-1280990
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:40 PM   #20
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Interesting thread:

http://www.cnet.com/news/why-ultra-h...-still-stupid/

Although there is a claimed update in Nov 2014, the article was first written in Jan 2013 when it would have been much truer. Things have moved along since. By Christmas this year, i expect to see 4k blurays and bluray players on sale. The number of Youtube, Amazon, Netflicks 4k titles are increasing each day. And HDR is already making an appearance in the top-end tv models and will soon filter down. All in all, within the next 6-9 months, i believe the 4k proposition will be much more attractive
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:12 AM   #21
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Although there is a claimed update in Nov 2014, the article was first written in Jan 2013 when it would have been much truer. Things have moved along since. By Christmas this year, i expect to see 4k blurays and bluray players on sale. The number of Youtube, Amazon, Netflicks 4k titles are increasing each day. And HDR is already making an appearance in the top-end tv models and will soon filter down. All in all, within the next 6-9 months, i believe the 4k proposition will be much more attractive
Yes new material in 4k is indeed on the way. The question remains as to whether members here will pay for it.
For example who will pay for a 4k Blu ray ? Or will people just watch the same 4k you tube with no surround sound. We have members here who won't pay for a proper antenna for free to air HD tv. I don't think they will pay for 4k sources...
4k is exciting, just be prepared for the price premium.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:35 AM   #22
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Yes new material in 4k is indeed on the way. The question remains as to whether members here will pay for it.
For example who will pay for a 4k Blu ray ? Or will people just watch the same 4k you tube with no surround sound. We have members here who won't pay for a proper antenna for free to air HD tv. I don't think they will pay for 4k sources...
4k is exciting, just be prepared for the price premium.
Yup, like anything new, initially it will be expensive. May take a yr or so for prices of 4k material to fall but a tv lasts for many years
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:53 AM   #23
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Dont be in a rush to get yr 4k tv yet. HDR is coming!

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-th...tvs-explained/

http://www.techradar.com/news/televi...inment-1280990
The wheels of technology never stop rolling, after HDR there would be something, possibly now under R & D, even more exciting. It's a matter of at what price point one is willing to pay for it.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:58 AM   #24
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The wheels of technology never stop rolling, after HDR there would be something, possibly now under R & D, even more exciting. It's a matter of at what price point one is willing to pay for it.
Of course that's an often-stated argument which is true. But if you are buying a tv that is going to last 10 years and you know that something is coming in just 6 months that will make yr tv less capable or desirable would you buy now?

If nothing has been announced then fair. I am not talking about future technologies that are still in the R&D labs. HDR tvs are already making their appearance and media companies have already announced their support.

The fact is, the current implementation of 4k does not take advantage of all the features and capabilities set out in the standard. Manufacturers are always keen to rush out products and then later adding bits of improvements to push more sales. Look at the initial 4k products (TVs, AVamps etc) that initially came out without HDCP 2.2 and some without even HDMI 2.0! People who bought those products must be pretty upset. There is a time to wait and there is a time to buy.

Of course, if your current tv has died then there's no question. But if yr existing tv is still in gd condition, then u should do yr research and make yr decision knowing the facts

It's similar to the PC scene. Would you buy a Haswell system today (if you didn't desperately need a new system) knowing that both Broadwell and Skylake is just months away? Plus knowing that Skylake will handle 4k video natively way better than Haswell

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There's always something new out there.
But 4k is still in it's infancy. And this thread serves to add a balanced view so we avoid being seduced by the marketing.
It's an interesting thing when people watch SD quality TV on a 4k screen and complain about the quality..
It also does not make sense if people don't buy Blu Ray HD discs because they feel they are expensive and yet invest in a 4k TV.
Garbage in, garbage out.
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http://www.v-net.tv/without-high-dyn...ill-be-elusive


http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/1322...ble-hdr-4k-tvs


http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/1343...blu-ray-player

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:56 PM   #27
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If you jump into future technology. This means you would also pay more. OLED is one good technology. But it was S $14999 just some 18 months back. Today you can get it at less then 5k at most important, more feature and faster CPU.

Guess unless your current TV go west and needed one immediately. Else wait a while will always bring you a better and cheaper one.
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If you jump into future technology. This means you would also pay more. OLED is one good technology. But it was S $14999 just some 18 months back. Today you can get it at less then 5k at most important, more feature and faster CPU.

Guess unless your current TV go west and needed one immediately. Else wait a while will always bring you a better and cheaper one.
I prefer a FHD oled over a 4K non-oled anyday
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[Article] Buying a 4K TV: What you need to know about HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0, HEVC & UHD

Is buying a 4K TV as simple as ensuring that it has a 4K resolution? Not quite, especially if you want your multi-thousand-dollar investment to last as long as possible. In this article, we decode the TV jargon most consumers face today.

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[Article] Buying a 4K TV: What you need to know about HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0, HEVC & UHD

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