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Old 03-08-2018, 08:52 PM   #41
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I'm very happy with 4k on a 65" tv but I hope 8k makes it to physical media to be used in a projector application. I'm not sure 8k will come to physical media but hdmi 2.1 is so the potential of 8k is there. For this reason I'm not upgrading my projector this year because I'm waiting for 2.1 hardware. IMO 8k on a 120" screen is worth waiting for even if the chances are slim.

Here's a peek at Sony's 8k behemoth:

https://blog.abt.com/2018/01/ces-201...ocessor-8k-tv/
We would only be buying a 4K TV, not a projector, and our sweet spot is somewhere around the 65-inch mark for budget and size, too; would 4K films on disc look good, do you think, played back on a 65-inch screen from 12 feet?

Is there a price on that Sony you cited?
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We would only be buying a 4K TV, not a projector, and our sweet spot is somewhere around the 65-inch mark for budget and size, too; would 4K films on disc look good, do you think, played back on a 65-inch screen from 12 feet?

Is there a price on that Sony you cited?
You will be fine...BUT...If you really want the best out of whatever panel you buy do yourself a favor and have it calibrated or at least grab a disc and do it yourself. I see so many oleds on display that bloom so bad because of the saturation levels that it really takes away from the joy of viewing.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:00 PM   #43
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Thanks KRW; indeed it does seem like the death of physical media has been predicted since the beginning of the Mayan calendar, doesn't it?

I see what you're saying about the 8K thing, but for your scenario to come to fruition -- that is, 4K being upscaled to 8K -- wouldn't we NEED to BUY 8K hardware? THAT'S what I'm afraid of; I buy 4K hardware now, and 8K comes along and we need to do it again...faster than Blu-ray transitioned to 4K...
8k will come, I'm certain, but I'm thinking in terms of decades. I think you've got a least a decade before they're at the stage we are now with 4k, if you see what I mean. By all means wait, but when 8k sets are established, there'll be something coming up behind them so you'll be in exactly the same position. Been here many times before.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:54 AM   #44
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yeah I learned with video gaes, cell phones and tv media to appreciate what I get at the time and be happy cuz something else is gonna pop up new next
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:07 AM   #45
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We would only be buying a 4K TV, not a projector, and our sweet spot is somewhere around the 65-inch mark for budget and size, too; would 4K films on disc look good, do you think, played back on a 65-inch screen from 12 feet?

Is there a price on that Sony you cited?
I'm sure that Sony 8k 85" set would cost a small fortune. As for your other q a 65" tv at 12' would be ideal. That's what I have now with my Z9D. If it fits into your budget you should look into the Sony 930F 65" when it launches. The current 930E runs about $1.5k which is quite reasonable.
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:22 PM   #46
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You will be fine...BUT...If you really want the best out of whatever panel you buy do yourself a favor and have it calibrated or at least grab a disc and do it yourself. I see so many oleds on display that bloom so bad because of the saturation levels that it really takes away from the joy of viewing.
Good luck!
Thanks; indeed, I did calibrate the SXRD set we have been running since '08 or so with several different setup discs, including the Spears & Munsil Blu-ray, a THX Optimizer and a DiscWasher setup system, just to have all controls confirmed...we seem to be in ideal PQ territory for Color, Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Hue and other primary parameters. The only problem with our set is that it's beginning to get the infamous Sony SXRD "green/yellow haze/tint," making the picture almost unwatchable depending on the film, so that's why we're looking into getting a new 4K display.

With regard to that -- are there still no 4K calibration discs available on the market? Are the 4K TVs calibrated to HD standards?
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:24 PM   #47
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I'm sure that Sony 8k 85" set would cost a small fortune. As for your other q a 65" tv at 12' would be ideal. That's what I have now with my Z9D. If it fits into your budget you should look into the Sony 930F 65" when it launches. The current 930E runs about $1.5k which is quite reasonable.
Thank you, Ralpho!

Another quick question: I understand that most manufacturers aren't making a 70" panel size any longer (which is what I would ideally want in our space) because it's considered an "odd" size nowadays...is this true? Is there anyone making a 70" 4K set?
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Sony makes the KD70X690ESKU @ $1.3k but it may not have all the tech you're looking for. I'm sure there are a few other companies that have a 70" uhd set.
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Sony makes the KD70X690ESKU @ $1.3k but it may not have all the tech you're looking for. I'm sure there are a few other companies that have a 70" uhd set.
Thank you; I thought I saw that Sony at a local retailer but we weren't that impressed with the PQ.
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