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09129800

join:2012-06-27
New York, NY

Google Fiber

Well, corporate apologists who were asking what we need Google Fiber's symmetrical 1 Gbps for: there's your answer!

8K Internet streaming video. If you thought 1080p was a big leap from standard definition, then this will blow your mind. This is 16x the resolution of 1080p. 1080p was only 6x the resolution of 480p.

Once compression codecs for this new format are improved some more Google Fiber ought to be able to handle three 8K streams at once.

Now I'm sure there will be some tool who will come into my thread and try to damage control this by spouting lies like "nah dude, human vision isn't good enough to see more detail in resolutions higher than 1080p!" or "nah dude, 8K will never happen, we should all just be content with the current mediocre state of Internet video forever."



DrDrew
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By the time 8K video makes it to the home in any real way, Google will have had to rebuild their fiber network to properly support it, maybe twice.


The Dv8or
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reply to 09129800

said by 09129800:

Now I'm sure there will be some tool who will come into my thread and try to damage control this by spouting lies like "nah dude, human vision isn't good enough to see more detail in resolutions higher than 1080p!" or "nah dude, 8K will never happen, we should all just be content with the current mediocre state of Internet video forever."

Those questions can be answered pretty easily with basic science. It's not hard for specialists in the field to discern at what point is it no longer practical to go certain resolutions on certain sizes.
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danclan

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reply to 09129800

Enter the tool!

But it wont sadly. You need your whole wall (or sizable portion of it) to be a screen to be able to take advantage that high a resolution.

It's not your eyes its your viewing space and screen size (wallet) that will limit the usefulness of this technology. So that your eyes can in fact discern the details that this resolution provides.

There are currently raging discussions over what impact if any this will have on viewing content...i.e. how much is too much and does it really impact your viewing experience, can you see it? Do you want or need to see it?

8K Wont happen more so due to market reasons than anythings else the public has dropped serious dime on new HD TV's. They are not really going to drop more any time soon, after all, their last TV (most likely a tube tv) probably lasted 20+ years....

With the last mile being what it is, unless you have fiber it aint gonna happen...but hey you can have your 8K TV and upscale your bluray an be happy right?

Oh and all the big screens around London are 8K that show live events...I wonder if Jimmy Johnson will have to replace his crappy 1080p screens now in the Cowboy Stadium.