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the future of HDTV

11-03-2009, 08:38 PM
i was just wondering what the near future of HDTV will be like. are there any TV's or technology coming out in the next couple of years we know about that will totally blow the highest end TVs we currently have available out of the water?

are we getting to a point in 2010 where technology could start advancing rapidly?

what is the low down on laser technology, 3-D tv's?, and this 4k resolution i have heard about? will this stuff be uber expensive when it comes out and how long until it does come out? i thought 1080p resolution and source material was here to stay for a good while...true or on the cusp of being outdated?

sometimes i wonder exactly how much better picture quality and especially blacks can even get considering some of the panels produce "absolute blacks".

any thoughts?

11-03-2009, 11:00 PM
A few manufacturers have shown a prototype of various 3-D capable TVs. But to date, they all use some form of 3-D glasses in order to view any 3-D programming ( of which there is nil at present ). As to when and IF they will actually come to market is speculation. Same thing for HD specs above 1080p. Nothing has gotten much beyond the experimental stages for consumers. Also, the OTA TV stations have just invested MILLIONS of dollars to upgrade their studios and programming to digital signals, and most at 1080i. They are not likely to dump all of this new digital equipment any time soon. Look at how long the analog 480i signal was the standard. IMHO, you will be perfectly safe with any state of the art equipment you invest in now. :2cents

11-03-2009, 11:21 PM
thanks for the reply...i was just reading an older thread about the 2009 HDTV shootout and the guy from value electronics said that in 2010 we will see a 4k resolution surpassing 1080p and the OLED tvs will be coming out in bigger sizes. he said all this will not cost a ridiculous amount of money and also mentioned a couple other things.

this all sounded like things were moving very fast...

11-04-2009, 03:33 AM
Bigger sizes for OLED means larger than 11" since that 11" Sony is the only OLED released so far and the price is $2500.00. :eek:

So Robert is correct that there will be larger sizes (maybe 32" sometime in 2010), but they WILL cost more than comparable LCDs. Count on that. ;)