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Old 11-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Wink Why buy 4K or 8K UHDTV now?

with the prices so high and no broadcasts or disc formats to play on them, why would anyone buy them yet? Upscaling of legacy formats?
That seems like a small feature to gain at this cost...
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To a few, having the latest and greatest TV is secondary to cost. It was the same in 1997 when some were buying TVs capabable of showing HDTV. At that time, there was no HDTV content so their use was for upscaling LD and DVD. It is the same for a current UHDTV - to view HD programming at better than an a current HDTV can show . . . and wait until UHDTV programming becomes available.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:28 AM   #3
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To a few, having the latest and greatest TV is secondary to cost. It was the same in 1997 when some were buying TVs capabable of showing HDTV. At that time, there was no HDTV content so their use was for upscaling LD and DVD. It is the same for a current UHDTV - to view HD programming at better than an a current HDTV can show . . . and wait until UHDTV programming becomes available.
Yeah, but buying uhdtv now is like buying a hdtv and then not subscribing to hd service. just a waste of money.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #4
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The answer to that is simple: If you had lots and lots of money, you would want the top of the line everything. When you got it you use it. When you don't have it, oh well.
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