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Move over 3D, it's time for 4K UHDTV

MrSeb (471333) writes | about 2 years ago

Television 3

MrSeb writes "After five years of trying to convince us that 3D TVs are the future, it seems TV makers are finally ready to move on — to 4K UHDTV. At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Sony, Toshiba, and LG are all showing off 84-inch 4K (3840×2160) TVs. These aren’t just vaporware, either: LG’s TV is on sale now in Korea (and later this month in the US), Sony’s is due later this year, and Toshiba will follow in the new year. Be warned, though: all three will cost more than $20,000 when they go on sale in the US — oh, and there's still no 4K Blu-ray spec, and no such thing as 4K broadcast TV.

In other display-related news, Panasonic is showing off a humongous 145-inch 8K (7680x4320) plasma TV, and some cute 20-inch 4K displays — but unfortunately neither are likely to find their way to your living room or office in the near future."

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Where's the HD? (1)

amiga3D (567632) | about 2 years ago | (#41191219)

There isn't really all that much 1080P programming now. Most of what I see is still 480P.

Re:Where's the HD? (1)

JustNiz (692889) | about 2 years ago | (#41191291)

Most of what I see from my cable company is still analog :-(

Re:Where's the HD? (1)

amiga3D (567632) | about 2 years ago | (#41199001)

I didn't really even know what HD was until I switched to satellite tv. I wish I had made the switch years ago.

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