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biochemistry
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8k

They already demontrated 8k at the 2012 CES. Why invest in a technology (4k) which is already outdated?


Duramax08
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Because the manufacturers can charge out of the ass for 4k right now. later on down the road they can charge out of the ass for 8k when 4k is "outdated". if they went straight to 8k right now, they wouldnt be able to charge out of the ass for 4k, therefore losing money.

or maybe its because 4k tv's are out already, though you'll get charged out of the ass for it. Just look at intel, they already have a road map of CPU's for the future. Theres no way in hell they are going to jump the gun and release the best CPU while they can slowly release better CPU's through the years. They technology is there, they just want to charge people..... wait for it..... out of the ass for newer and improved models and versions every year or so.


alchav

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reply to biochemistry
said by biochemistry:

They already demontrated 8k at the 2012 CES. Why invest in a technology (4k) which is already outdated?

Nobody is talking Bandwidth and Gigabit Fiber that I think is needed for this kind of HD Video. The Technology and Infrastructure have to be in place, in order for 4k or 8k to work.

biochemistry
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I wish you weren't right but you are.


Metatron2008
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You two don't understand business or technology at all.

Let's take the intel example above. intel has always had a roadmap for future cpus. One of the biggest items is continuing to decrease the nanometer size of their cpus. But just because it's on a roadmap, doesn't mean that Intel can produce a 10 nm chip tomorrow!

And about 4k tvs. They are ALWAYS demoing new tech because the tech field moves fast, but it's not feasible to even think about 8k at this point. A lot of movies are not even shot in 4k at this point!

Then, you need space and bandwidth for 4k, and later on 8k. You will need new bluray formats and sizes to even hold movies that large without a substantial drop in quality! You would probably also need to start adding dedicated gpus to blu ray players just to be able to play such large formats, as well as fans and all that.

You can't just wave a magic wand and create new technology.

biochemistry
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The technology to make 8k TV's exists already. IMax movies are 8k equivalent. There are no 4K blu-rays either so why not just stick with 1080p for awhile until something a whole lot better is available.


alchav

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reply to Metatron2008
said by Metatron2008:

You two don't understand business or technology at all.

A lot of movies are not even shot in 4k at this point!

Then, you need space and bandwidth for 4k, and later on 8k. You will need new bluray formats and sizes to even hold movies that large without a substantial drop in quality! You would probably also need to start adding dedicated gpus to blu ray players just to be able to play such large formats, as well as fans and all that.

You can't just wave a magic wand and create new technology.

.......And your point is? I say the only Companies ready for this kind of Technology are Google and Verizon. The rest are just going to play catch up, because Fiber is going to be the main Infrastructure and only the Companies that see this will be successful.