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'World's First' 8K from LG Definitely Here?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Martin Dew, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Martin Dew

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    At what point does technology surpass the ability of the healthy human eye to discern any difference--or, for that matter, the ability of the human brain to really care?
     
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    http://www.cnet.com/reviews/samsung-85q900fn-preview/

    Article states that "you'll need to sit 3 feet or closer (to a screen that's more than 7 feet diagonal) to see all the detail of 8K, and 5 feet or closer to see the full benefit of 4K. In other words, from further than 5 feet away you won't be able to see any benefit of an 8K TV compared to a 4K TV".
     
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    In other words--it'll look amazing until you go blind.
     
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    Will save my money and wait for 12K? ;)
     
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    Surely it will be 16K ????
     
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    “Halo” products
     
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    Brilliant! More resolution from our monitors when most of our streaming services cannot even grapple effectively with broadcasting 1080p content - let alone 4K!

    How about this for a creative brain fart? Let's get our home video content up to speed with the current resolution and format requirements before we go willy-nilly-silly into the stratosphere over a resolution most of us will likely never be able to discern as 'an improvement.' Novel idea, n'est pas?
     
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    That's lovely, but just bring back 3-D LG. I'm sure 8k is terrific, but my eyesight has limits!
     
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    Suitable for full IMAX. I would be thrilled just to have 1080p/12 bit/HDR/WCG for TV and 2160p/12 bit/HDR/WCG for projection.

    Best regards and beautiful pictures,
    G. Alan Brown, President
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    "Advancing the art and science of electronic imaging"
     
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    Wouldn't, maybe, the good news here be that the sooner they roll out 8k technology that the prices on 4k gear may start to drop? :D
     
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    I'd like this comment a hundred times if I could.
     
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    Yeah, but you know as well as I do that a lot of home theater enthusiasts are also gearheads so 4K would become passe' and only an 8K would do, even if the improvement was minimal. ;)
     
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    I'll wait for the 100" or better UUHD set that comes in a tiny box and weighs less than 10 LBs. You just unroll it and stick it on your wall. On a more serious note, 8K may seem like overkill but it does move the distance out where the full resolution of 4K becomes apparent.
     
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    Yeah. Well, let 'em.

    I just want the prices on the 4k OLEDs to come down for my own personal benefit! :D
     
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    Samsung is going to beat the LG one out... I'm interested in the 88" OLED depending on how outrageous the price is.
     
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    I don't even want to know the price, because it will be so far out of my comfort zone for a purchase.
     
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    If I move my seating up to about one screen width from my LG 65E6P I can see pixel structure. It is not an “in your face” obtrusive screen door, but I can definitely perceive it. It is still somewhat subtle, but it is there.

    I wouldn’t be sitting that close for normal “TV” watching now, but thinking ahead to the day when I might be able to get something at 100” or greater in size to take the place of using a projector for my home theater I would want it to be 8K. Not because I think there would be some significant benefit in percieved resolution, but because there should be a complete lack of any perception of pixel structure at the distance I would prefer to view “home theater” when approaching about one screen width.

    At the distance most folks would sit from a TV in their living room though, I doubt anyone would notice much of a difference either way.
     

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