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

By Jos ยท 30 replies
Oct 19, 2012
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  1. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    You think you have problems, all but 3 channels here in australia run 540p lol
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  2. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    I love the comment about 'Ludicrous HD'...

    720p is fine for regular TV viewing, and 1080 for sporting events. Most TV broadcast where I live isn't above DVD quality, so "Ultra" TVs are a waste of their time and money pushing them out. Most viewers would not notice the difference from a 1080 50" television to those crazy resolutions, even if the content was available.

    They sure are desperate to sell more sets.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    There aren't any cable companies in Belgium that run any services that included hd boxes with 1080p? The most common ones I've seen in the US are At&T, Comcast, and Direct TV. Most of the HD channels I came across were 1080p save for a few I think.
  4. Sphynx

    Sphynx TS Enthusiast Posts: 41

    AT&T and Comcast (I'm a Comcast subscriber) don't even broadcast in 1080p, except DirecTV which is actually a satellite provider, not cable. However, DirecTV offers a limited amount of 1080p and their signals are compressed which are lower quality than the Blu-Ray counterparts.
  5. AlienOverlord

    AlienOverlord TS Rookie Posts: 27

    How many gigs would a movie need in this resolution? Would it fit on Bluray? I already avoid downloading anything in 1080P because it's just too big and takes too long and I'm content with 720P.
    Maybe when I have a 5TB hard drive and better internet speeds I'll move up to 1080P but can't see myself moving to this new resolution for almost 10 years.
    I'd be more interested in a laser TV with more color accuracy and deeper blacks and a TV that is 1cm thick.
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  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Can't wait for all the reality TV dross and other crap programming to be broadcast in 4K.... </sarcasm>

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