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4K Media - Are you making the jump?

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12 hours ago, ElementalCards said:

YES HONEY :P

 

In fact, it's better than HDTV, no pixelation and shyt.

Sooooooooooooooo much better, much better than web-dl too:grimace:

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The hype about 4K (and now even 8K) seems like more of a fad than a trend to me. IMO going beyond 1080p is impractical for both viewing and storage.

 

It also seems like a convenient distraction from the lack of 1080p TV signals. Seriously, why are we still forced to watch interlaced TV in 2017? (And that's without getting into the whole framerate mess, which also affects Blu-rays...)

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Fuck no.

There's really no reason to do so unless you hate money.

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Some technologies are worth being early adopters on.  4k, though, is not one for me.  The cost of a 4k television or monitor is ungodly right now, and not a lot of games - or movies/shows - have adopted 4k.  When it becomes more affordable and more widespread (like Blu-Ray is at the moment), I'll consider making the jump.

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I'll wait until the costs go down and there is a wider selection of 4k media.

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I'm waiting on 4k until the next standard is released for the format.  I'll let others go out and buy all of the 'v.1' 4k equipment and rough it until things get ironed out :)

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Hard drive capacity is a bit behind right now. I wouldn't be able to store my entire collection in 4K.

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I don't see a reason to upgrade to 4K now or in the future. It is essentially more bloat than it is worth. You can't even really tell a difference between 4K and 1080p anyway on screens up to at least 60 inches.

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4k and 8k resolution are utter myths to me. Like many others, I am in agreement that anything beyond 1080p is impractical at best. Any dev is free to prove me wrong when they start making their myths an actual reality. 

Edited by Inverti

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On 10/7/2017 at 3:02 AM, ragnawind said:

I don't see a reason to upgrade to 4K now or in the future. It is essentially more bloat than it is worth. You can't even really tell a difference between 4K and 1080p anyway on screens up to at least 60 inches.

I can definitely see a difference. It is by no means as apparent as the jump from SD to HD but it is noticeable. Files being 4 times larger isn't worth it though.

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I won't be making the jump to 4K for a looong time, storage technology needs to advance, internet needs to get faster, giant TVs need to get cheaper. You either need a 60"+ TV or to sit too close to the screen to see any worthwhile difference. Plus, how much media can really take advantage of it right now?

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14 hours ago, JJex said:

If 4k was smaller file sizes I'd be all for upgrading but 1080p is all I need for my 15.6 inch laptop.

 

Yeah, 4K would be definite overkill for that, haha. It is often hard for me to distinguish between 720p and 1080p on my 42" TV, from where I sit at least.

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22 minutes ago, JJex said:

Oh wow. On my laptop 720p is just a small window, but anything is better than 480p, haha. I bet you'd notice the difference if you tried watching 480p on your TV, lmao :D

 

It doesn't go full screen? And you usually sit a lot closer to a laptop than a TV but yeah the jump from 480p is definitely noticeable, it can be hard to go back haha! I was pretty late to update to 1080p/Blu-Ray as well though, didn't have a screen that could take advantage of it and I'd rather let others be guinea pigs when it comes to knew technologies. Lest we forget the ill fated HD DVD.

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