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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    1. 64K was simply my sense of humor (going all the way).
    ...Sorry. ...In the future this won't be no humor anymore; it'll happen (we'll both might be dead by then though).

    2. They do have 4K cameras, but not 64K (not just yet).

    3. For some true videofiles and audiofiles not only you need to have the right bank accounts and stocks (market shares), but also have first hand experience by possessing the goods in your own home, or been exposed directly to it. ..Concrete comparisons with other ultra high-end products of the same category are preferable but not entirely necessary. ...The more the better.

    4. I'm talking about my own experience, my croyance, from my readings and comprehension, and I am discussing it with you right here right now on this very post in the most friendly, same level, equal-to-equal, mano-a-mano, fun, pleasant, educational, interesting, with a dose of good humor too (for us the human race), on the internet, in a forum, of an audio website.

    5. DVD is fine, Blu-ray is even finer.

    * OLED? ...Tough world right now; size wise (easier for your smartphone, not so for front projection screen size). ...We'll see...

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    Ah, it's starting to clear now. When random humor is inserted into a serious or factual discussion in written form it creates tons of confusion. Humor, sarcasm, tease and other similar things do not work in written word and will cause big problems in communication unless those things are in context fore and aft and directly related to the concept of the subject and even then it's touchy. There is no inflection in written word and inflection is absolutely necessary for humor or sarcasm and the like to be understood. You can not put inflection in written word, one must state that they are being sarcastic or humorous. For instance: (I'm being sarcastic) (Just kidding) or even just (sarcasm), etc. I seriously thought there was some 64k thing coming up.

    2. Ok, I'll buy that there are 4K cameras now, that one is easy.

    3. Well, that was not part of my point, but whatever as it is a reality of it.

    5. My eyes just have an issue with Blue Ray picture quality, but I also have not seen a Blue Ray disc played on a properly dialed in TV. It's always been on some store TV with the contrast set to extreme Medusa or something. It doesn't matter at the end of the day for me though because nothing I have or want to watch was ever or will ever be available on Blue Ray disc anyway. I guess one factor is that what I like is not popular enough to spend the time or money on making Blur Ray versions. Some of what I have was never even made into DVDs. I had to take the VHS and convert it myself.

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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    Eric, just check here: www.avsforum.com
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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicDirector View Post
    The Samsung curves are OLED and they are probably making non-curved OLEDs as well. Both Samsung and LG are top dogs in TVs right now and both make very good TVs. Vizio is also up there, but they do not make OLED and I don't know if they will.
    Sony and Panasonic are not going to get into OLEDs according to industry reports. Panasonic may also pull out of offering TVs all together as well....there have been some whispers to that effect anyway.
    Samsung have one OLED TV. the other curved Samsungs are LED. Samsung have no new releases for OLED this year as they cannot find any way of bring the manufacturing costs down.

    LG OTOH seem to have their unique OLED screens and going from strength to strength.

    yes, agree Panasonic are between a rock and a hard place
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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Samsung have one OLED TV. the other curved Samsungs are LED. Samsung have no new releases for OLED this year as they cannot find any way of bring the manufacturing costs down.

    LG OTOH seem to have their unique OLED screens and going from strength to strength.

    yes, agree Panasonic are between a rock and a hard place
    I'll take your word on that since I don't keep up with it every waking hour and I was happy with my CRT TV until digital came along and turned it into a paper weight a number of years ago.

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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    * Samsung 78" - 4K (3840 x 2160) - 3D - Curved LED = $11,000 (Canadian dollars).

    * LG 55" - 1080p (2K only) - 3D - Curved OLED = $5,000 Cdn.

    * LG 84" - 4K- 3D - 240Hz - LED - (Flat) = $18,500 Cdn.

    * Sharp Aquos 90" - 1080p (2K -> 1920 x 1080) - 3D - 120Hz - LED (Flat) = $9,000 Cdn.

    * Sharp Aquos 80" - 4K - 3D - 120Hz - LED (Flat) = $10,000 Cdn. (70" same model = $6,000 on sale; reg. = $8,000)

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    <<>> Samsung Plasma 64" - 1080p - 3D (F8500 Series) = $3,500 Cdn.

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    <<<>>> Samsung 85" - S9000 Series (UN85S9AFXZC) - 4K - 3D - 120Hz - LED (Flat) = $40,000 Cdn. (Non avail on my entire Island!)
    -> I'm not even sure that Vancouver has one. ...I bet they don't. If I want one I can order it though.

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    Panasonic ZT Plasma Series = All gone! * Biggest size was the 65" one. Last price = $4,300 Cdn.

    ...And the ones from my first original post, of course.

    LED is the real lead (deal). Everybody is in it too. ...Even Panasonic and Sony. ...And Toshiba. ...Vizio (USA). ...And all the rest; cheap stuff.
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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    I saw the 4K TV at a local dealer in Ormond Beach Fl. Really nice but the 4K $$$ and 4K content and its download price is rather costly but should come down as the 4K product moves forward.

    Also a few interesting articles :

    Where Can You Get 4K Video? - Ultra HD - FAQ


    Why are Sony and Samsung keeping 4K content to themselves? - CNET

    Ultra HD and 4K TV: Everything you need to know: | News | TechRadar
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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    Good stuff Chris. And you are right, prices for 4K software and hardware will come down sooner than later.
    ...More accessibility/affordability to the masses.

    But there is no doubt about it; the picture quality of 4K material is a very nice jump over 2K content.
    I saw it with my own eyes.

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    Also, I noticed that the ultra high-end segment of the video industry is expanding. ...More and more larger* sizes, 4K, and very high prices ($20,000-100,000). ...For flat panels, and front projectors.

    * Flat panels in the 80" to 110" size!
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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    LOL! I thought I was kidding myself when I stated that 4K stands for the price. I thought I was joking, turns out that is what 4K is I guess.
    I was happy with CRT. I tried to fight the digital conversion back when, (did petitions against it and everything and lost). I'm fine with 1080p HD as well though, but would not want to go more than that personally, even for free.
    I hated having to get a new TV because of the digital conversion when my old CRT was working fine for my uses, but I also anticipated using the internet for watching stuff too. (A TV to me a just a big monitor for DVDs or PCs. I hate broadcast TV and haven't had it in any form for years).
    I only watch educational stuff and concerts and the very very occasional classic movie once in a blue moon.

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    Re: I was @ a high-end video store earlier today ...

    You can also get a 60" 4K flat panel display for less than a grand! ...Or somewhere close, tomorrow, or the day after.
    (I paid $990 for my 20" CRT Sony Triniton back in 88.}

    A 50" 4K one for only $590! ... www.cnet.com/products/seiki-se50uy04-4k-uhd ...And she was only $400+/- earlier!
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