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Old 03-20-2015, 02:39 AM   #1
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Default Think twice before buying a 4K TV this year (BGR article)

I saw this today and thought others might be interested.

http://bgr.com/2015/03/19/should-i-buy-a-4k-tv/

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Think twice before buying a 4K TV this year

4K TV prices have been falling lately but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right time to buy one. DSLReports‘ Karl Bode makes a good case that you should probably hold off buying a 4K TV this year unless you do a good amount of research on it beforehand.

The biggest issue, Bode writes, is that 4K TV standards are still “a mess,” which means any gear you buy for your 4K TV right now “may not be 4K TV-capable tomorrow.”

“For example, many 4KTV vendors are shipping sets that claim to have fully HDMI 2.0 compliant ports, yet the actual ports are only ‘HDMI lite’ — only capable of 10 Gbps of the full 18 Gbps the standard is supposed to deliver,” he explains. “As such these sets are being advertised as absolute cutting edge and future proof, but they can’t actually deliver full full 4k 4:4:4 chroma at 60p. Worse, many of the biggest manufacturers can’t be bothered to advertise this fact.”

There also just isn’t that much content that’s optimized for 4K TVs right now, although this can be a chicken-or-egg thing where studios don’t want to invest in filming in 4K if they think that no one owns a 4K TV.
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...and next year somebody will write another article telling you to wait another year for some other reasons
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...and next year somebody will write another article telling you to wait another year for some other reasons
While there is always some reason to wait, after UHD Blu-ray players have launched it'll be easy to tell whether or not the current 4K TVs are fully compatible with them.

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Old 03-27-2015, 12:12 PM   #4
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...and next year somebody will write another article telling you to wait another year for some other reasons
Yes because 8k is on the horizon. SMH, I love cutting edge TV tech but when will it all finally level off? NTSC 480p was the standard for SO LONG. I'm ready for the industry to finally reach that point again of a sustained standard for many years.
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