Is 4K the next big thing in HDTVs

 

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Username: Nydas

Post Number: 19446
Registered: Jun-06
Is 4K the next big thing in HDTVs and not 3D?
By Sean Portnoy | August 15, 2010, 5:51am PDT.....C/P from ZDNET

The jury's still out on 3D being the next big thing in HDTVs, though it's hard to imagine every household wanting to spend hundreds of dollars to make sure each family member has a pair of glasses to watch 3D programming and movies. So if not 3D, what's the next great technology to make everyone update their sets?
Enter Quad HD/4K. As its names suggest, the technology provides more than four times the resolution of 1080p HD at 3,840×2,160 (slightly less than the 4K digital cinema standard). While it will require its own set of infrastructure updates (new TVs, additional bandwidth to get the content into your home, etc.), it won't require any pair of glasses on the end user's face. (That is, until they make 3D 4K HDTVs, which they certainly will.)
One technical hurdle in getting so-called 4K video to a compatible TV appears to be cleared. Marseille Networks, one of the leaders in this new technology, has just demonstrated the ability to send 4K content over HDMI, which means you wouldn't have to update to some newer cable in order to get the full 4K resolution. Marseille also says that Quad HD capabilities can be installed in the current designs for HDTVs, so that can help hasten the pace of 4K sets reaching the marketplace.
In fact, the company says that 4K sets could reach the market by next year, though as with all HD innovations, it'll cost you. The first sets will be sky high in price, no doubt, before the technology filters down to the rest of us masses.
It's clear that 3D will just become another spec on most HDTVs, so the question will be if 4K will be awesome enough to get buyers opening their wallets for an updated set. I haven't seen it in person on a TV screen, so I can't say, but if you have viewed 4K in a home video setting, let us know in the Comments section. But expect 4K to be one of the stories of CES 2011.
 

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Username: Harding

Post Number: 274
Registered: Dec-07
Sir, are you seriously asking us all to spend more money?
 

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Username: Bernardmi

Post Number: 842
Registered: Dec-07
3D TV is just a Hollywood plot to counter piracy. Just that !
 

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Username: Harding

Post Number: 276
Registered: Dec-07
But what about this "4K the next big thing"?
 

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Username: Doreenakadj

Canada

Post Number: 4441
Registered: Dec-06
Good post Nalin...
I never heard of "Quad HD/4K" b4... sounds expensive. By the way things are changing all the time in the television industry, anything will cost X amount of dollars for the end user.

I am sure you are right.... after awhile the prices will be lowered so that the average person can afford it. It's just like Laptops ... at first they were very pricey to buy but, now you can buy one for less than $500.00.

You pay for what you get. You want great quality in anything you have to pay for it one way or another.

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(NAB 2010 Las Vegas--April 8, 2010) TVLogic, a designer and manufacturer of broadcast & professional high definition monitors and displays, introduces the LUM-560W -- 56" 4K display.

Designed for Digital Cinema as well as Military/Industrial, and Medical Imaging, the LUM-560W displays 4K video at a full native 3840x2160 resolution or four selectable 1920x1080 screens.

Features include 4 inputs each (12) -- HDMI, SDI and DVI, 4 -- HD-SDI outputs, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 3G-SDI 1080p 50/59.94/60 4:2:2/4:4:4 10-bit support, SDI, HDMI & DVI 10-bit support, GPI (Remote), Audio disembedder and built-in speakers, RS422 control, Markers, 5 selectable function keys, and support for TVLogic Color Calibration Utility.

The LUM-560W joins TVLogic's extensive product line encompassing 23 HD displays, offering the industry's most advanced features and video processing.
(NAB 2010 Las Vegas--April 8, 2010) TVLogic, a designer and manufacturer of broadcast & professional high definition monitors and displays, introduces the LUM-560W -- 56" 4K display.

Designed for Digital Cinema as well as Military/Industrial, and Medical Imaging, the LUM-560W displays 4K video at a full native 3840x2160 resolution or four selectable 1920x1080 screens.

Features include 4 inputs each (12) -- HDMI, SDI and DVI, 4 -- HD-SDI outputs, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 3G-SDI 1080p 50/59.94/60 4:2:2/4:4:4 10-bit support, SDI, HDMI & DVI 10-bit support, GPI (Remote), Audio disembedder and built-in speakers, RS422 control, Markers, 5 selectable function keys, and support for TVLogic Color Calibration Utility.

The LUM-560W joins TVLogic's extensive product line encompassing 23 HD displays, offering the industry's most advanced features and video processing.
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