Have you made the jump to 4k?

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    Have you made the jump to 4k?

    With the new consoles from sony and ms pushing 4k im starting to wonder if its time to upgrade. for those that have , Was it worth it? when wil 4k become affordable for the mainstream like 1080p?

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    I have a 60" samsung hu6400 h6400 1080p tv. Paid $2000.

    I don't see a big advantage in going for 4k with such a small tv (60" or less) especially given there is very little 4k content at present and to get 4k with hdr at >60 inches you are spending close to $10,000.

    I'll wait for 2019 to upgrade then hopefully a 70+ inch 4k hdr tv will be more affordable (~$4000 on special) and there will be lots of content.

    EDIT: Also when i upgrade to 4k, I'll have to buy a better GPU for my HTPC so i can do good upscaling from 1080p to 4k (+$400) and I'll want to buy a HD Fury Integral splitter to split for my AVR and TV (+$300)

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    Valeyard wrote:
    With the new consoles from sony and ms pushing 4k im starting to wonder if its time to upgrade. for those that have , Was it worth it? when wil 4k become affordable for the mainstream like 1080p?
    Next gen or two probably, when the RX480 performance costs less than $200NZD. Most people I know won't spend more than $200 on a GPU. I had a 4K TV (UA55HU7000 that I got new for $1k) but my Crossfire 260Xs couldn't handle it, ran fine at 1440p75, though.

    It's not far, by any standard.

    kiwijunglist wrote:
    I have a 60" samsung hu6400 1080p tv. Paid $2000.
    Check your model again, the U in the name is Samsung's designation for 4k. 1080p is H6400, 4K is HU6400

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    it would be h6400 then.

    @suntoucher - good deal, can you hook me up for a nice tv in 2019?

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    I have a 4k panel (Samsung ju6400) but I havent watched any 4k content, I guess the tv upscales to 4k anyway but I dont have any real 4k content to view on it until ps4p is out

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    kiwijunglist wrote:
    it would be h6400 then.

    @suntoucher - good deal, can you hook me up for a nice tv in 2019?
    Only if another electronic retailer kicks the bucket then. My one came stained in the tears of a thousand salespeople.

    And a three year warranty underwritten by a third party.

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    Dse?

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    kiwijunglist wrote:
    Dse?
    Aye, matey.

    Although this was during the fire sale when they were just "clearing stock" and definitely "not closing down".

    Everyone apparently called it but them.

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    Currently 55" 1080p, will upgrade to 65" 4k HDR once they are < $3k.

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    suntoucher wrote:
    Aye, matey.

    Although this was during the fire sale when they were just "clearing stock" and definitely "not closing down".

    Everyone apparently called it but them.
    I worked there while that was happening, and everyone knew DS was closing down, just that some of the staff, mainly managers, were trying to be optimistic.

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    I'll buy one when its under $500 for 32"-43" and has a decent response time, until then I'm happy with my 1080p Screen

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    I currently have a 1080p Panasonic PTAE4000 projector, and for a decent 4k projector, i'm currently looking in the vicinity of $10K, so i'm considering switching to a 75" 4K TV.

    Hopefully the price for both reduces over the coming couple of years. 75" 4K TV wit HDR is going to be a similar price to a projector at the moment.

    So yeah, i'm still undecided at the moment.

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    I made the jump back in 2014 by purchasing a Sony KD-55X8500B on boxing day. I received an external HDD sent from Sony that featured movies in 4k and didn't notice any significant difference compared to movies in 1080p.

    I bought the TV because it was at an affordable/good price at the time and to make future-proof when lots of 4k content come out. Honestly I'd wait unless you get a really good deal on a 4k TV, or wait till HDR/HDMI 2.0 TV's become cheaper. I'm not sure when I'll upgrade, but I will when OLED 4K HDR become affordable haha.
    Last edited by ChizzBo; 11th September 2016 at 9:13 pm.

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    ChizzBo wrote:
    OLED 4K HDR
    That's like the holy f**kin' grail!

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    Nope. As others have said, don't see much advantage since I don't sit that close to my TV... and still like my ST60 too much.

    (And can't afford to anyway)

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    Nope, our TV is a crappy ~50" plasma that is our landlords, which is OK because we only really use it for occasional PS3/Netflix, and atm I'm happy with my 1080p ~20" PC monitor.

    Yes 4k does look different up close, but 1080 is still good. Plus there's not enough 4k content. That being said, do companies make more 4k content before or after the "Big adoption" by consumers?

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    I have not. Reason being, main reason I use my TV is for console gaming. Currently, the consoles I have are rendering at 1080p, if not less, thus 4K would be a big waste.

    I'm using 1440p on my computer monitor however. Not using 4K just yet as it's still quite a heavy resolution to drive and would require dropping detail quite a bit. I'm fine with 1440p for now - ignorance is bliss - I'm planning a PC rebuild either next year or the year after and will probably target 4K with that machine.

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    I've had a 4k 49"LG since boxing day 2015, great for netflix and youtube 4k nothing much else though.
    still want a UHD disc player but it can wait since players are only just starting to come out.

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    no, the only 4k i can watch regularly atm is porn LOL . , nothing else is easily obtainable ( legally ). Be nice if i could watch rugby etc in 4k but that wont happen with Sky etc

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    Frederick James wrote:
    That's like the holy f**kin' grail!
    Not 100%. LG is already making 4k OLED HDR panels, but OLED panels have high input latency and that latency gets even worse when HDR is enabled. They are the best panels in the market by a mile for Movies/Sport/TV Shows but they completely suck for video games. 70ms input latency is no where near acceptable for videogames

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    Bloody wrote:
    no, the only 4k i can watch regularly atm is porn LOL . , nothing else is easily obtainable ( legally )
    Youtube?
    Netflix?

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    Nope. Too poor so haven't even thought about it

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    Got an LG 65UB930T last boxing day sale. Havent used any 4K mainly due to my receiver not having 4K throughput so everything is just upscaled.

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    Personally I'm considering a 4K monitor first for my PC.

    I don't know when I'd make the jump to 4K for the television, but I'd probably only do that once 4K content is much more widespread than it is now. It's just a matter of time though.. 4K content will become more widespread and the prices for 4K televisions will drop (hopefully).

    Tbh I don't care about 4K YouTube content, the bit rate is pretty low still it seems. I'm waiting until I see a bunch of 4K Blu-rays everywhere.

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    Valeyard wrote:
    With the new consoles from sony and ms pushing 4k im starting to wonder if its time to upgrade. for those that have , Was it worth it? when wil 4k become affordable for the mainstream like 1080p?
    Yes if you are in the market to buy a new tv then I would recommend one.
    I have a 2015 4k Sony and love it.

    It does a very good job with upscaling, especially 1080p Blue ray content
    480p doesn't look too crash hot on it though.

    Saying that, I dont watch alot of TV, just Netflix, movies and youtube or anything off my HTPC..

    4k youtube and netflix (some titles) look fantastic
    On the Google play store there is now a 4k video app, although the titles are not cheap! and im not sure if they are true 4k.