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    How far away before 8K becomes more main stream?
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    Re: 8K

    First we need content, and we want the biggest size screen, the lowest price.
    The video processor in an 8K TV is more advanced than in a 4K TV.
    And the upscaler as well, 2K>8k, 4K>8K.

    If we get 8K streaming sometimes it could help.
    If I was to guess; five years perhaps?

    We need 8K Football, Tennis, Golf, and 8K Ping Pong & King Kong. ...8K Godzilla too.
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    Re: 8K

    Wasn't the Super Bowl available in 8K last year?
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    Re: 8K

    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    Wasn't the Super Bowl available in 8K last year?


    I don't think anything has been broadcasted in 8k (ATSC 3.0 is being rolled out currently in top US markets now for 4k). I know they have 8k cameras. I think it will be a bit before 8k becomes mainstream.
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    Re: 8K

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    Re: 8K

    I just never understood why these TV manufacturers are introducing picture quality like 8K when there is NO content out there for people to enjoy and it could be years and years before that happens. IF all you are doing is watching a movie, it seems like a huge investment for a few movies on a internet channel and to take advantage you need to be in the right seating distance. 4K came out in 2012 and it took years for content to get to us but its not "TV", its movies and shows on internet channels. And still cable companies are falling behind, but some now do offer for a FEE a box that will allow you to get 4K shows over their network, I read somewhere that the seat position for 8K is what 2 feet. "The optimal distances for a 65” screen are two feet for 8K and 4.3 feet for 4K. If you sit somewhere between these two distances, you will see some, but not all, of the added detail in the 8K image. If you sit 4.3 feet or further from the screen, the 8K and 4K images will look identical and you wasted your money on 8K"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    I just never understood why these TV manufacturers are introducing picture quality like 8K when there is NO content out there for people to enjoy and it could be years and years before that happens.
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    The reason is that when buying a TV, folks want to be future-proof and will rather spend more to be ready when the software comes. Early adopters always pay more of course.
    And as far as cable TV, they have always been years behind the latest technology and will continue to be behind. If you want the latest technology today forget cable. Streaming is now king.

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    Re: 8K

    my son bought this newest samsung 8k and is using it for gaming. some 4k upsampling games mainly and the picture is awesome.
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    Re: 8K

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil A View Post
    Good article thank you.
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    Re: 8K

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    The reason is that when buying a TV, folks want to be future-proof and will rather spend more to be ready when the software comes. Early adopters always pay more of course.
    And as far as cable TV, they have always been years behind the latest technology and will continue to be behind. If you want the latest technology today forget cable. Streaming is now king.
    One needs to remember that new TV you buy in 2020, could very well be outdated/updated to support new features or enhancements, but that's the chance we take on buying anything these days., I'll just keep enjoying my 4K Sony and wait to see how 8K does but I'm not going to set that close to a 65" TV, which is the size I use today and the space I have to put it.
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    Re: 8K

    Since I use an antenna for regular TV, I'll probably buy this for the main UHD TV (65 inch) where I sit 7 feet away - ZapperBox: The Future of Television

    There are resources as to what is available in 4k - e.g. The Complete Guide to 4K TV | All You Need to Know | Allconnect.com or Deployments - ATSC : NextGen TV

    and also where benefits kick in
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    Re: 8K

    8K mainstream? It could take ten years?
    It looks fantastic, I saw the Samsung 8K in action.

    But 4K looks awesome in 85" size. And for roughly between $1,500 and $6,000 depending.

    LG 88Z9 8K OLED TV review: If you've got the cash, this stunning TV delivers the goods | TechHive
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    Re: 8K

    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    Wasn't the Super Bowl available in 8K last year?
    Wasn’t even broadcast in 4K. There’s such minimal content in 4K and that’s been on the market for years now. 8k is a LONG way off for any live TV. True 4K streaming is pretty difficult because of the bandwidth needed. A full quality 4K movie can easily be 50 gig, which is nearly impossible to stream that much data on the fly. The only way to really get the full quality is with a physical disc... and sadly most consumers aren’t buying physical discs.


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    Re: 8K

    8k is amaizing in the real life.

    films are better due upsampling.
    games are incredible.
    and finally, if you like to watch pictures from your camera...what a difference! 50k wouldnt be too much.

    try it and you will settle in the 8k camp, no doubt
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