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I see this advertised on the new Onkyo (and other) receivers and am trying to understand how 4K upscaling benefits 1080P displays. Does one need a 4K display? Is it worth stepping up to a receiver with this ability? TIA...

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I see this advertised on the new Onkyo (and other) receivers and am trying to understand how 4K upscaling benefits 1080P displays. Is it worth stepping up to a receiver with this ability? TIA...

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Depends on what you consider "worth it". Being that there are no 4K tvs and there won't be any widely available for a while, I would say it's mostly marketing hype.

Most people have a hard time distinguishing 720p and 1080p pictures that are under 50 or so inches so I would think you would need a pretty big tv to see a justifiable difference if it did do 4K.I imagine that would cost quite a bit and those type of people that could afford it would probably be looking at something higher end than Onkyo.
I guess you could look at it as future proofing but it seems that the onkyo threads are filled with people having issues with video as well. Again, all of this is IMHO
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First rule in video resolution... (IMO)

You CANNOT, under any circumstances, restore missing detail. Which is why smaller displays sometimes look so amazing. And why when you scale SDTV from cable that's not that great to begin with, it looks like s**t.

Which implies, in my mind, it's all marketing to talk about 4k displays.

Now if we can get a video game with high resolution textures meant for large TVs with high resolutions like 4k, hardware to output it, and the TV to go with it, I am sold. Because in that case, you can probably see the welds in the links in the chain mail in fantasy games

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Thanks guys. You answered my question as whether this was useful with current 1080P displays. I thought it was more similar to audio upsampling where the (supposed) benefits could by enjoyed through my existing equipment.

Although I guess I could trade up from my Mits HC7000 to this:

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/f...l_id=MDL101894

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You could, and if you were playing a video game with a graphics card that supported it, you may see a difference. Other wise, your picture is only going to be as good as the source. They better not change from Blu ray any time soon. 1080P and $20 bucks a movie is enough for me.
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