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Ultra High-Definition: CEA gives a new name to 4K resolution TVs

By Jos
Oct 19, 2012
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  1. With the marketing push behind 3DTVs slowly fading away, TV manufacturers are already looking at 4K technology as the next major industry development to help boost sales. With that in mind the Consumer Electronics Association took the first step towards...

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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,308   +265

    Looks like the TV I've been waiting for is outside of my price range of possibility.
  3. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Member Posts: 94   +30

    Call me when tv signal in my country (Belgium) is at least streamed in REAL HD, instead of that half assed 720p ... Then we can start thinking about something new and better
    scorpionvenom likes this.
  4. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 369   +40

    Give it a few years, it will come down in price, just like flat panel LCD TV's did.
  5. Alvaro

    Alvaro TS Rookie Posts: 41   +8

    We still have 4:3 here, I think the res is VGA.
  6. Alexmx

    Alexmx TS Member Posts: 23

    Really? "Ultra HD"?

    What comes when 8K arrives? "Ultra Mega HD"?

    I'd rather 4K, plain and simple. Besides, even though 720p is technically HD, people still confuses HD and FHD. So, at least here in my country people buy 720p tv thinking they have FHD resolutions, and boxes don't help at all, not giving the screen resolution at first sight.
  7. thewind

    thewind TS Rookie Posts: 65

    "but you?re unlikely to notice the difference at home unless you have a huge TV well above 80-inches." You gota be friking kidding me? There's and 80 in on display at bestbuy thats 1080p and it looks terrible unless your 20 feet away from it. I like sitting 6 feet away from my 55" and I still can notice the pixles, at 60" you can really see them. So 4K really would make a difference. Also I have a 2560x1440 Asus 27" monitor thats about 2.5 feet from me and I can tell a huge difference between that and 1080p esspecially in games like GTA IV.
  8. Or Extra FullHD or Super FullHD or 8M TV or Extended FullHD but all upconverted from DVD source, no problem, you will buy again 3rd times same movies
  9. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,347   +397

    Although sounds awesome, doesn't make a lick of difference until they get signal broadcasts up to that level (as has already been pointed out).
  10. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Enthusiast Posts: 343   +20

    Well for games you probably could tell more of a difference, but for movies it's actually much harder to spot.

    I'm not saying you cant tell a difference, but I'm sure a lot of average people won't be able to unless its on a giant screen.

    Heck, some of them think 720p = 1080p just by looking at my Galaxy S3. I have to explain to them what native resolution is all the time.
  11. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 875   +130

     
  12. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    They can make them smaller like 50 inch... daaaaaa. they have the technology... daaaaaaa Ya Think
  13. "To qualify as Ultra HD, a display needs to have a resolution of at least 3,840 pixels horizontally and at least 2,160 pixels vertically, the CEA said."

    I knew they would dumb it down.. *sigh*
    so we really aren't getting 4k X 4k aka 4,000 x 4,000.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,978   +1,487

    I completely agree.

    My 20" monitor has a resolution of 1600 x 900. A viewing distance of 1.5 feet and I can barely see any blocky edges. Meaning a viewing distance of 3 feet would allow a 40" monitor before any block edges are noticed. Increasing the resolutions width and height 2.4 times to 3840 x 2160 would minimize these blocky edges on a 80" monitor from a distance of 3 feet. Since the viewing distance would normally be 6 feet or greater, I highly doubt anyone would notice a difference between 1080P or 2160P(I assume 2160P will be used for association). If anyone does suggest a difference is noticeable from 6 feet of distance, they must have above average eyes sight (especially if viewing a motion picture).
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,978   +1,487

    That would screw up the 16:9, 16:10, 2:1, and etc... screen aspect ratios. Why is it, you are not pleased with progress?
  16. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 850   +219

    I think its awesome.
    Bring it on, I'll buy one just to see how games look. Although I might need to sell my 2GB GTX 670 and get a pair of 4GB GTX 670's for that rez (I play at 1600p now), will need more frame buffer!
    lol I know games and todays GPUs may not go up that high...but soon. :devil:
  17. Timonius

    Timonius TS Booster Posts: 582   +32

    I can't wait for 'Ludicrous HD' where Lonestar literally sneaks up behind you and smacks people into Plaid-o-vision. :p
  18. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 810   +91

    what's wrong with 720p >_>
  19. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 901   +52

    Absolutely nothing as far as I'm concerned.
    NTAPRO likes this.
  20. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 479   +48

  21. RajeGera

    RajeGera TS Rookie Posts: 50

    I would love to play games on it.3,840 x 2,160 damn high quality resolution.
  22. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 810   +91

    Would a higher resolution have any effect on the size of the game?
  23. scorpionvenom

    scorpionvenom TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Ultra High-Definition on tv in ireland id say 15 years time lol and the price is amazing ?25000 thats a bargain for your ordinary customer in these great times were in :)
  24. Sphynx

    Sphynx TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Nothing wrong with that if your HDTV is only 720p capable. For those of us who owned Full HD (1080p) sets, 720p is not enough to do justice to our sets.


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