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Apple has had three years to design a new Apple TV. I'm underwhelmed so far by the leaked specs.

4K isn't a gimmick marketing ploy like Curved TVs or 3-D to get people to upgrade their TV. From first-hand accounts on these forums, it can upscale 1080i or 1080p for a gorgeous picture. I just bought one myself and look forward to unboxing it tonight.
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4K isn't a gimmick marketing ploy like Curved TVs or 3-D to get people to upgrade their TV. From first-hand accounts on these forums, it can upscale 1080i or 1080p for a gorgeous picture. I just bought one myself and look forward to unboxing it tonight.
Frankly, that't a fairly strong argument for leaving the ATV at 1080p.

Since there is little to no native 4k content, and 4k sets do such a decent job of upconverting the 1080p content that's out there, why not just leave it at 1080p?

(Not that this would be MY vote, but still, given the current state of things, it seems at least arguably reasonable)
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Frankly, that't a fairly strong argument for leaving the ATV at 1080p.

Since there is little to no native 4k content, and 4k sets do such a decent job of upconverting the 1080p content that's out there, why not just leave it at 1080p?

(Not that this would be MY vote, but still, given the current state of things, it seems at least arguably reasonable)
I have owned a fine 4K TV (Sony XBR65X900a) for over a year. I also have the Sony FMP-X10 4K media player. This gives me access to downloadable 4K content from the Sony Entertainment Network, as well as 4K streaming from Netflix. Even with these capabilities in place, the amount of native 4K content is still rather sparse, so I end up actually viewing something in native 4K on average once a month.

However, as all 4K displays do, the Sony does an excellent job of up-converting all content to the display's 4K resolution. TBH, it is difficult for me to tell the difference between a Blu-ray playing on my Oppo 103 (or my ATV) in 1080p, which is then up-scaled on the Sony, from native 4K content from the X10 player. So, I am not that disappointed that the new Apple TV won't have 4K capabilities. I am perfectly content to wait until UHD Blu-ray players hit the market in late 2015 or early 2016. Once mainstream players are available, movie studios may actually start releasing 4K titles. Wouldn't that be great?
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Apple has had three years to design a new Apple TV. I'm underwhelmed so far by the leaked specs.

4K isn't a gimmick marketing ploy like Curved TVs or 3-D to get people to upgrade their TV. From first-hand accounts on these forums, it can upscale 1080i or 1080p for a gorgeous picture. I just bought one myself and look forward to unboxing it tonight.
Exactly! 3 years! 4K is here and now in my opinion, and not supporting it seems like a misstep especially if it'll be another 3 years before the next hardware rolls out. It's seems outdated already never mind 2018. Hopefully, the next revision comes well before then.
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Exactly! 3 years! 4K is here and now in my opinion, and not supporting it seems like a misstep especially if it'll be another 3 years before the next hardware rolls out. It's seems outdated already never mind 2018. Hopefully, the next revision comes well before then.
They are going to coming out with a 4K phone which I would never get it probably gets real crappy OST battery life. My Nexus 6 only as a 2K screen and the OST stinks with battery.
Then I heard they will be pushing 8K soon maybe by next year CES.

Enough is enough 1080p is fine for now just don't go below that.

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I wish people would learn the truth about PPI. 4K on a smart phone is just pure gimmick.


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I wish people would learn the truth about PPI. 4K on a smart phone is just pure gimmick.
Not really. Storing that 4k video may be an issue, but there's no reason you can't shoot at a high resolution with the intention of playing it back on a high resolution device. There are many 4k video cameras out for sale which are put to good use, so why not on the phone? (storage issues aside)

If nothing else, converting the 4k video down to 1080p tends to deliver a better final product than dealing with native 1080p.
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Sorry read the post wrong. I mean having 4K on a 5.5 inch screen


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I was really excited to hear that Apple is coming out with a new ATV, but so far the rumors have me disappointed. I was planing on getting two of them. One for my bedroom to replace the old 360 and one for the kids playroom to replace the old PS3. I was going to trade them in for $200 credit at Gamestop towards a PS4 to go with my XB1 in the family room. Both systems are only used for Netflix, Hulu, Plex and Amazon anyhow. But I can't see spending up to $199 per unit for features that at this time don't seem warranted. Ok a faster processor and more memory, but am I really going to be that impatient waiting an extra second or two for a screen to load? I'm almost thinking about just getting 2 ATV3's or dare I say Roku's? Heck I might as well even keep the gaming consoles. Until I hear more from their press conference on the 9th, I am upset at the claimed price vs features. Maybe it will wow me. I hope so given that every OS in my house is Apple based besides the HTPC. I mean, is there something I'm missing people? God, now I feel like a fan boy It's seems from the previous comments that a lot of people feel the same way so far.

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