Sony Ultra HDTV will ship with world's first 4K delivery solution

By Shawn Knight
Nov 20, 2012
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  1. If you're the type that likes to live on the cutting edge of technology, you're no doubt familiar with the next generation of television sets that support 4K resolutions. The problem with most next gen technology, however, is a lack...

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  2. tomkaten

    tomkaten TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 70   +26

    Awesome display for the Forbes 500.

    And who broadcasts at such resolutions ? Optical media, even ? Nope.

    Which means that, save the screen size, it's reduced to a 500 $ TV once you grow bored of the pre-installed stuff. :)
  3. It seems SONY will provide online content via the PSN Store.... which makes sense! But to dwnload such a size resolution will be a pain... maybe
  4. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TechSpot Guru Posts: 630   +116

    3840x2160 is great and all but it's 84 inches. I Would be interested in seeing the difference in ppi between this 84-inch screen and the average 1080p television.
  5. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 368   +39

  6. Amigosdefox

    Amigosdefox TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 121   +10

  7. Useless...its like the 3D thing....it will take at least 6 years for this to be mainstream, even today, its useless to support 1080P when most of the content has not that resolution, for a couple of years you can be happy with your 720p TV.
  8. Now it only needs to play 4D content to be compatible with the PS4.
  9. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 527   +75

    It will be great in 6-7 years when this is affordable.

    And maybe then the broadcasters will finally be pushing 1080p content on all stations lol.
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,015   +683

    The 65mph speed limit has never stopped anyone from buying a car that goes 170mph.

    This isn't a TV for anyone on the Forbes 500. This is a TV for professional athletes. $25,000 isn't a lot to many people.. .it's just a lot for a TV. If you make 2 million a year (not too crazy for a professional athlete) then this would be about 1/6 of your monthly income. That's the equivalent of $875 to someone who makes $70,000 /year.
  11. That would actually be 972.00, which is 1/6th of 5833, which is 1/12th of 70,000. :)
     
  12. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 527   +75

    Get out of here you math junkie no one likes a smart *** :)
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  13. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,015   +683

    Well.... 1/6 was rounded. 1/12 of 2,000,000 = 166,666.67, divided by $25,000 is 6.66. so it's not 1/6 of their income it's 1/6.66. 5833 * 1/6.66 = $875. :)

    Either way, for an athlete, it's squarely in the 'bling' category of their budget.
  14. 4K tvs will be mainstream before OLEDs because they come from already exist structures and have the OLEDs push them. 2 years max.
  15. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Newcomer, in training Posts: 145   +36

    "4K tvs will be mainstream before OLEDs."

    No. A $25,000 TV will not become a $1000-1,500 TV in 2 years from now. It'll take at least 5 years before 4K TVs become "mainstream". Secondly, having 4K capability doesn't magically produce 4K content. Without 4K content, even if the devices are affordable, it will still take a long time before 4K content itself reaches mainstream.

    Also, you can add 1 billion pixels if you want, but it still won't fix the inherent flaws of LED/LCD technology compared to Plasma or OLED. What we need are next generation displays, not 4K. Resolution is like megapixels on a digital camera - the average consumer buys it up but in practice, it's meaningless if you don't improve everything else around it.

    To fully benefit from a 4K display at home, you'll need a screen a 2,160p TV over 154 inches diagonal before you'd be able to see the pixels.
    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57366319-221/why-4k-tvs-are-stupid/

    4K is just marketing for TVs. It would be far better for 30 inch computer monitors because we sit much closer to those screens.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,397   +830

    Wow, that's a lot of math! And you didn't even touch on the fact that the inverse square law dictates that 2X the linear resolution equals 4X the pixel density. That said, in addition to the outlandish price of the TV, you'll also need the absolute top tier internet service, if you expect to download at least one movie in your lifetime.....
  17. +1 yes please, better screen technologies over higher res numbers for me as well......still waiting for sonys personal viewers to hit 1080p with their two little oled panels....then if they include on board 2d to 3d conversion they can take my money.
  18. For now I would be very happy with a little more 1080P content and a good sandwich.
     


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