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Old 11-23-2018, 10:49 AM   #1  
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Default So, when is 4K obsolute and 8K a thing

Long story short...in my family room, I have a panny plasma that's about 6 or so years old. I'm not in the market for carpet or painting, but I can be. If I'm gonna paint, I might as well patch up the drywall where I punched holes for this panny speakers and I ran speaker wire under the rug, so I might as well fix that. If I'm going to move two couches, an electric fireplace, rip up carpet, paint, etc, I might as well replace this TV. It doesn't need replaced, but can be (except for some small Destiny 1 burn in in the lower left corner).

Anyway, long story short, I have a 4K in basement and enjoy it. Do I get another 4K or wait a little bit (like how long??) for 8K? I see 8K is slowly becoming a "thing" but sets are like $15K and heck, you're just getting people on 4K and telling them it's getting outdated. DirecTV only offers 2 4K channels that don't even run all day. Things like Netflix require another subscription for their certain 4K movies.

Side story: When getting 4K TV, called DTV and asked if I could have a 4K wireless receiver and they said yes (my lazy ass didn't run ethernet or coax). Tech comes, they don't make wireless 4K. So I have a 1080 receiver on 4K TV and wired 4K receiver on 1080.

TL-DR grab a 4K, do nothing at the moment until panny kicks the bucket, or wait out 8K?

Thanks for your thoughts. I know this website doesn't get many replies as of late, but I figured you've never steered me wrong so I'd ask here first.
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Just get the 4k, I don't think 8k will become a thing for another 5-6 years, and even then it will just be in its infancy. The industry hasn't even fully embraced 4k, like you mentioned the lack of 4k content so far... 8k will be even worse, for another decade i bet.
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I still don't have any 4k content and I've had a 4k TV for years... Use all streaming services for TV... The resolution of my TV becomes less and less important every year
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The resolution of my TV becomes less and less important every year

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I still don't have any 4k content and I've had a 4k TV for years... Use all streaming services for TV... The resolution of my TV becomes less and less important every year
I have a lot of 4k content (~35 4k discs) but I prefer optical /physical media. If I hadn't got hooked on popcorn time I would probably have a bunch more. I do st re ram some 4k stuff but not as often due to CONSISTENT bandwidth required. The HDR is as big a deal as the resolution. I can't imagine noticeable pa improvements on consumer screens. I rarely game at 4k sticking to 1440p as text and huda are too damn small to read or see clearly.
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I have a lot of 4k content (~35 4k discs) but I prefer optical /physical media. If I hadn't got hooked on popcorn time I would probably have a bunch more. I do st re ram some 4k stuff but not as often due to CONSISTENT bandwidth required. The HDR is as big a deal as the resolution. I can't imagine noticeable pa improvements on consumer screens. I rarely game at 4k sticking to 1440p as text and huda are too damn small to read or see clearly.
I never got a 4k blu-ray player, as I never buy blu-ray discs. I acquire my media digitally through various means. And I don't have internet speeds that are even remotely suitable for streaming 4k content; not that 4k content being streamed is even worth a damn...

Let me put it this way; I have 4 TV's currently plugged in and running in my house; I have 2 4k TV's; one of which is literally just sitting in the basement not being used. I could swap out for one of the non-4k sets, but what's the point? It literally would make no difference

I play PC games on my PC monitor now, and I try to avoid consoles at all costs
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Seriously though, who's buying Blu Rays? Not me. I don't have cable or satellite anymore... all my content is delivered via streaming, and until I get internet speeds capable of streaming actual good 4k content, I don't see the point. As I said above, I literally have an extra 4k TV just sitting in my basement that I haven't bothered to swap out with one of my non 4k sets because what's the point?
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Nearly grabbed a 4k 144hz monitor on big sale over the weekend but just couldn't force myself to pull the trigger. Will probably regret it for a while.
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Nearly grabbed a 4k 144hz monitor on big sale over the weekend but just couldn't force myself to pull the trigger. Will probably regret it for a while.
No you probably won't. There isn't a CPU/video card combo in existence that will push modern games at 4k/144FPS. Even 144hz @ 1440p is a tough task.
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I have a lot of 4k content (~35 4k discs) but I prefer optical /physical media. If I hadn't got hooked on popcorn time I would probably have a bunch more. I do st re ram some 4k stuff but not as often due to CONSISTENT bandwidth required. The HDR is as big a deal as the resolution. I can't imagine noticeable pa improvements on consumer screens. I rarely game at 4k sticking to 1440p as text and huda are too damn small to read or see clearly.
I didn't know Popcorn Time was still a thing. I thought it went the way of Pirate Bay.
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Oh yeah, popcorn time is still going strong especially because it is decentralized. Better make sure your VPN is on though cause seeders get monitored
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Also all 4k discs I have came with digital streaming copies
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Oh yeah, popcorn time is still going strong especially because it is decentralized. Better make sure your VPN is on though cause seeders get monitored
Which one do you use? I have one for my phone at work, but it's extremely slow.
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Which one do you use? I have one for my phone at work, but it's extremely slow.

Private Internet Access is the best from my experience, and i've tried the major ones like Nord VPN and IPVanish.

PIA is the fastest for me.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
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Oh I thought you were talking about which version of popcorn time (pm sent).
I have 2 VPN Nord VPN which has the most options and will work with Netflix but also tends to be slow as shit at times as well so I also got Bitdefender. I have Bitdefender anti-virus / internet protection suite and it as an add-on it was pretty cheap. A one click - connect/disconnect. No frills or options but works great with no noticeable traffic slowing although not with Netflix so I have to remember to turn it off then
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