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Old 07-05-2018, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I've been used to small TVs all my life and my current TV is 22 inches. I looked online and can't find any 4k TVs under 30-35 inches. The only 4Ks under 30 inches are only monitors.

Is it possible that 30-35 inch 4K TVs will be produced in the future?
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Anything is possible. The reason you aren't finding many is because at that size you lose most of the benefit of 4K. It's just not that discernible.
Do you live in a tiny house?
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Smallest 4k TV I've seen is a 32". You could just get a 40/43 as the prices are very low. Also, there is no benefit in a 4k screen that size. There is not much 4k programming available except for some streaming services and select UHD Bluray players. 4k is best for much larger screens where you need to extra resolution to clear things up. The larger the screen, the larger the pixels. You could get a smaller 4k monitor but no tuner.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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What is the advantage of small - when it costs as much as large? If one wants to stream TV and movies on a small screen, there are smart phones, laptops, tablets and a host of other alternatives. The consumer market, however, is going the other direction with 75-100-inch TV's at low prices.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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Monitors -- https://www.frys.com/product/9594052...iABEgIP6vD_BwE There is no 4K traditional broadcast so you just hook up your 4k satellite & BluRay as if they were computers...
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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At 30 inches you'd have to be sitting about 4 feet or closer to see the difference over 1080 TV of same size, bear in mind that's the threshold, 3 feet is more likely for significant difference.


That assumes everything else is equal and you have access to 4K content.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:20 PM
 
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At 30 inches you'd have to be sitting about 4 feet or closer to see the difference over 1080 TV of same size, bear in mind that's the threshold, 3 feet is more likely for significant difference.


That assumes everything else is equal and you have access to 4K content.
Exactly. And you’d need the right source material.

If the panel was 10 bit HDR there would be a picture quality difference, but not due to resolution.

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Old 07-06-2018, 10:59 PM
 
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Is it possible that 30-35 inch 4K TVs will be produced in the future?
Dell has some pretty small monitors in 4K (3840 x 2160)
https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell...or-accessories

They even have a 25 inch in 7680 x 4320 for $429.99


The legal definition of a TV is that it includes a tuner for over the air reception. Vizio is leaving out tuners in many of their devices, and they call them displays, as the term monitor is so closely associated with computer work.

But using the FCC definition of a device with a tuner, I was not aware that anyone made a 4K television smaller than 43".

I think that most normal people associate the higher resolution as worthwhile with TVs 55" or larger.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:14 AM
 
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Would a 4K monitor work with cable TV? I'm mainly looking to use it for gaming.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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Would a 4K monitor work with cable TV? I'm mainly looking to use it for gaming.
As has been mentioned, no tuner. You could get a tuner for your PC or get a standalone tuner but if you are going to share the monitor with your PC you need a quick and easy way to switch back and forth. It depends on how you have it hooked up. If the monitor has more than one HDMI port or if you connect your PC one way (DVI) and the tuner (HDMI), that would work. The best way IMO for the PC would be to get a tuner card and watch TV in a window.

By the way, tuners can be had for cheap. Check ebay.

Now that I think about it, if you have cable you already have a tuner and in fact that is the only tuner that will work for cable.
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