4K TVs are starting to come out, and I am sure there will be one or two advertised for Christmas, but is there really a good reason to buy one considering how long it will take to get the majority of the content I watch in 4k?
Well I cant see a hurry to upgrade to one, not much content is gong to be available for them at first.And Like current TV's those who wait gain in the savings, just like 1080P tvs costing thousands at first now you can get a 40inch for 400-500 hundred. .There will be no cable at that level for a long while I'm sure. And movies at 1080P look well damn fine to me I cant see a reason to re-buy them.
Personally I find the resolution from 1080p to be good enough for a 20-something inch TV, but lacking for anything bigger.
The only way to deliver 4k that I am aware of right now is a computer's output, and only for a few things.
I wouldn't worry about getting 4k TV until there is more to display on it, as an example, there are still no 1080p TV stations here
I think you are both right that it will be better to wait. As far as 4K content Sony has a device that you can hook up to your TV and then download Sony 4k videos.
Oh and looking at the Sony device it looks like it comes with preloaded videos and then you can rent new movies for $7.99.
I have to wonder if the resolution is really going to be that great. I find 1080p to be great, but I lost count how many of my friends said the same thing about DVD back in the day.
Everyone says that every time things get changed.
I have a really good 1080P tv, I can already see the pores in peoples skin, small details in everything.
I personally thing that increasing the detail in small amounts on TV isn't the best way to go.
I would like to see something new, whether its the better quality 3D, or something I cant think of.
Shoot Ill take smellivision. Just something new and interesting.
Maybe that is what is behind the question in the first place. I don't have a 1080p TV, I have an old CRT projection TV that is only 1080i, so do I upgrade now to 1080p, or do I wait a little longer and eventually go 4k? I don't know if I want to wait as long as I should but if 4K takes off will I regret not waiting?
You can get a decent 1080P TV at a decent price nowadays, You can get a 55" 4k TV for 4500-5000. or you can get the same size 1080P tv for 800-1500 depending on features. My LG smart TV with passive 3D I got for a little under 1500 from visions, so all depends on what you want to spend and what you want feature wise.
Philips 40" 1080p LCD $268 at The Brick tomorrow for example (saw on front page of their flyer)
So, if you are needing a new TV, then go for it now, if you don't need a new one and upgrading just because 4K TVs exist and are available, I wouldn't
I was on the Memory Express website browsing through the TVs and saw a 4K TV that was $1800 off... of $8000 . I'd like to get 4K but at $6200 I think I'll hold off.
I saw some on Future shops website starting around $4500 I believe, but that just to much to spend on a TV in my opinion.
4K TV being shown off http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4xQb9Kl-O3E
So, the answer to the original question is; No, there is no real reason to buy one right now. Unless you have money to burn and want to spend a lot of time searching for content or making your own (GoPro cameras can produce 4k video), there is no real reason to buy one of these sets right now. Prices will only come down and the sets will get better in quality and features over time.
As others have suggested, if you need a new TV now then look for a good price on the current technology (1080p) and know that in another 5-10 years you may replace it with either a 4k set or maybe even something better by that time.
Cool, thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions.
1080i/p is fine for me. As someone else mentioned, if I can count the pores on ones face, it's good enough for me.
I have a 40" Samsung and 1080i/p looks good sitting 12' from the TV. Hell, it looks good standing right in front of it. I have a standing PC desk and it's right under my TV.
I see no need for 4K at this time.
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