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Old 09-26-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Not to rain on anybody's parade, but why get all excited about technology that can't even be used until the current technology is being utilized at its fullest? Broadcast stations, generally at best, are in 720p/1080i. Standard digital channels still look crappy, and the only time you really get full benefit of 1080p is bluray.

I love the possibilities of what 4K and even Octo HD could deliver, but I think broadcast stations need to catch up to 1080p before people take 4k seriously. You're not looking at any of this until waaaaaaay down the road.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Since my original post 7 months ago, much advancement has been made in terms of 4K.

This 65" 4K TV will soon be at a Best Buy near you:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+65%22+Class+%2864-1/2%22+Diag.%29+-+LED+-+4K+Ultra+HD+TV+%282160p%29+-+120Hz+-+Smart+-+3D+-+HDTV/8652098.p?id=1218882643613&skuId=8652098&ref=06&lo c=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=8652098&extensionType= {adtype}:{network}&s_kwcid=PTC!pla!{keyword}!{matc htype}!{adwords_producttargetid}!{network}!{ifmobi le:M}!{creative}&gclid=CJHJ-76ixrYCFUNgMgods1wAHA

Some camcorders and cameras have been released that have 4K video modes. The JVC GY-HMQ10 is one of them:

JVC GY-HMQ10 4K Compact Handheld Camcorder GY-HMQ10U B&H Photo

It records 4K video by splitting the image into quadrants and recording four 1920x1080 streams to four SD cards, which are "recombined" to deliver a 4K image. Such an awkward apporach (as well as the price) reminds me of the first prosumer HD (720p) camcorder, the JVC GR-HD1, which recorded video to an "MPEG-2 Transport Stream" as no consumer HD format existed yet.

One device that can record in 4K, albeit not at full-frame rate (12 fps), is the GoPro HD 3.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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Now that these are on the market, has anyone purchased one? We have a 55" TV that is small for the size of room that it is in. We're looking for 65" or larger. We've considered projection. Any recommendations? Ideally, I'd like to stay under $10,000.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Now that these are on the market, has anyone purchased one? We have a 55" TV that is small for the size of room that it is in. We're looking for 65" or larger. We've considered projection. Any recommendations? Ideally, I'd like to stay under $10,000.
Holy cow, what do you live in, a mansion?

Just joking, but the funny thing is, I thought all that we needed for our living room would be a 47" until we were given an older 720p 55" inch, and I realized that 55" being hung on the "viewing" wall of our living room would actually appear kind of small for the viewing distance. so, as soon as this TV dies, we'll probably look for at least a 65" ourselves.
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