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    Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    For $25,000 we would certainly hope so.
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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    .... Lucky I held back before taking the plunge... Almost bought this last week with the hope of some Quidco cashback

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    much of the product's advantages mute
    Surely many of the product's advantages are moot?

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    Sony is promising that its product will ship with the first ever 4K content delivery system
    It's coming with the internet! Shock horror.

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    even back when 1080p tvs first arrived - there was no content for it and look at it now.

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    yep but it took darn near ages for 1080p content to become relatively common and by that time much better and cheaper 1080p tvs were available, making the purchase of an initial HD tv a bad move (poor quality, expensive and money that could have earned more interest in the bank in the meantime).

    The same will happen with 4K quite possibly.

    If you remember the first HDTVs they were awful - non native HD resolutions (1377x786 was common), lacked connections like component and even HDMI(!), questionable HDCP support, little support for 1080p (remember 'HD ready' meant minimum compatibility of 720p or 1080i, rarely ever options for 5.1 audio pass through etc).

    I doubt the move to 4k will be quite as bad but why take a $25,000 risk with no content? I find it hard to believe Sony have much 4k content from other studios - that too is a punt on the unknown!

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    The Hobbit is being filmed in 4K. So when this comes out at the end of next year you'll have something to watch then.
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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    1080p48 is going to be much more noticeable for most people than 4k HD.

    The thing with 4k is, it's going to take a MINIMUM of 10 years to take off. Joe public has been able to buy a £300 HD TV for a number of years now and that TV will show a noticeable difference in picture quality than their old CRT. How long until they can buy a 4K screen for that? Now, will they notice the PQ difference over their "old" HDTV?

    And that's before they iron out the glitches.....Sky has tested it and say that football was blurry and they need 120FPS @ 4K to stop it......how much bandwidth is that going to be!!!
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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    There are lots of AV amps out there at the mid-range (£400+) that do 4k upscaling. I know it's not the same as pure 4k, but it's a start. Doesn't mean I'm going to pay $25,000 for 1st release tech though...

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    Up-scaling....especially from 1080p to 4k...is useless.
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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Up-scaling....especially from 1080p to 4k...is useless.
    Question is, have you seen it? I spent a good long time watching an upscaled 1080p blu-ray on both the 4k projector and 4k TV and it did a really good job. It is far from being useless.

    Also, I did mention this TV quite some time ago.

    Sony's new 84" 4k TV, XBR-84X900

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    I'm waiting for ultra hi-def

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyhead View Post
    Question is, have you seen it?
    I do not need to see it, I understand the tech and I understand PQ.

    There are 2 possibilities:
    1. It does the same "upscale" as the TV does 1:4....takes each pixel and makes a 2x2 block out of them
    2. It tries to extrapolate detail into the extra pixel space. This causes distortion.

    Hence I call it useless. just like DVD upscaling.....it works as long as your open to placebo effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borising View Post
    I'm waiting for ultra hi-def
    4K is a UHD standard

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    If content delivery has a cost to the distributor and the 4K TV's are out of the reach of the mass market the content will be slow in coming. Toys for the well off do not make good business sense. It's a matter of PR pride for now.
    Give it time sure but look at PC monitors as a window of truth but in vice versa. 2560x1600 res is still ashamedly expensive and those roots may lie in the lack of need to develop such sizes en masse. If consoles scaled up to 1600p then perhaps we'd see more but 720p console scaling has held back much of the PC market.
    Likewise, a $25000 TV will not make distributors rush out to invest in delivery systems. Not until there is mass adoption of the hardware (which I know, is a circular argument).

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I do not need to see it, I understand the tech and I understand PQ.

    There are 2 possibilities:
    1. It does the same "upscale" as the TV does 1:4....takes each pixel and makes a 2x2 block out of them
    2. It tries to extrapolate detail into the extra pixel space. This causes distortion.

    Hence I call it useless. just like DVD upscaling.....it works as long as your open to placebo effects.
    This - you can't 'make up' the extra pixels and suggesting so is daft.

    4k is going to struggle - what media will it come on? Or how will content be delivered when we still struggle to get 1080p capable pipes to joe public (without stupid caps) ? I'm open to being persuaded on it's worth but as someone who isn't interested in 3DTV i'm not sure 4k will make enough of a difference 10 feet away in my front room to warrant the huge outlay.
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