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Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
9/12/2013 | 11:23:19 AM
4K defined
Alan, can you give us a definition of 4K video in terms of what it means to us coach potatoes viewing it? Will it live up to the hype (if operators can support it)?
mike.coward
mike.coward
9/12/2013 | 12:34:47 PM
Re: 4K defined
Hi Sarah,
  in my experience, the differerence between 4K and HD is as big as the difference between HD and regular standard definition.  Every time I see a 4k image, I have to look twice since it seems so different from what I'm used to.

  The other thing that makes 4k look great is that it can support 60 frames per second, twice the frame rate of what people are using for 720p or 1080p.  This is especially helpful with sports footage.

  Not all TVs or content providers will support 4k60, but those that do will have a distinct advantage for the segment of consumers who are looking for the latest and greatest.

Fun times,
Mike Coward
(QuickFire Networks)
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
9/12/2013 | 12:58:07 PM
Re: 4K defined
Thanks, Mike. Fun times, indeed! I've seen regular HD on very high-quality LED TVs, and it looks immersive -- like you are there in the show, which was scary because we were watching Dark Knight. Anyway, 4K sounds impressive. Much more interesting than 3DTV, IMO.
GarrettChoi
GarrettChoi
9/12/2013 | 2:57:13 PM
Re: 4K defined
Additionally, most (digital) movies you see in theatres are 4k.  "If it's good enough for World War Z, it's good enough for me!"  
MarkC73
MarkC73
9/28/2013 | 10:27:20 PM
Re: 4K defined
Great, everytime I upgrade... but I guess that means LED TVs will get a whole lot cheaper, just in time for the holidays.
PoulAr
PoulAr
9/16/2013 | 11:09:54 AM
3DTV is dead!
Everybody will be able to enjoy and appreciate Full-HD and UltraHD 4K TV. 3D TV was supposed to change TV experience but failled to get any traction. Can we declare 3D TV as a hype from the past that hasn't got much traction?

In a nutshell, 3D TV is dead!
albreznick
albreznick
9/16/2013 | 12:25:24 PM
Re: 3DTV is dead!
I'm with you there. 3D TV is most definitely dead. I think the big question with 4K will be how well it can be supported. Both service and content providers really have to upgrade their capabilities to make it a reality. So let's see if the CE manufacturers can now sell the concept to consumers and drive strong demand for it.  
Liz Greenberg
Liz Greenberg
9/23/2013 | 7:07:42 PM
Re: 3DTV is dead!
I think that 4K has a much better shot than 3D.  It doesn't require extra expensive glasses to enjoy and one can have a lot of people watching it all at once...just like a regular HD TV.  To really gain traction, content and delivery must match the timing and expectations of consumers.
saikat.prabhakar
saikat.prabhakar
9/20/2013 | 3:50:45 PM
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Food for thought : Someone in the wise world took efforts to calculate that the resolution for human eye is 576 MP...so there is much more scope than 4K UHD for a real-life experience. If operators can support, then sky is the limit for couch potatoes :)
Kishore Karnam
Kishore Karnam
9/20/2013 | 9:28:24 PM
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Ultimately, all these will have to lead to Virtual Reality (if you are not there in person). That is the culmination of viewing experience of any event - drama or real. Need to see when this service will become a reality!
junzhou
junzhou
9/23/2013 | 9:09:08 PM
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I am pretty interested in the resolution of human eye, could please provide further detail  information how it is calculated? thanks
saikat.prabhakar
saikat.prabhakar
9/28/2013 | 1:25:36 PM
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Here's the article... 

http://www.clarkvision.com/imagedetail/eye-resolution.html

no comments on credibility though..... :)


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