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post #91 of 95 Old 04-26-2014, 12:18 PM
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I can't believe people are still falling for this Planned Obsolescence business model where you have to buy new equipment every 2 years. HDMI is just a control freak in charge of marketing that renders your "old" equipment into useless electronic waste with no resale value.
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Wait a sec... So you're telling me I can't accept money when I sell my 2 year old electronics off? CRAP, I knew I was doing something wrong.... rolleyes.gif

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Only if you play into it. Buy quality once, and it lasts much longer, not just physically holding up, but the performance remains satisfying much longer. I paid a lot of money for my Kuro in 2009. It is still so damn good, I have no intention of going near 4K anytime soon, if ever. Same thing, I bought a Pioneer VSX-1018 receiver in 2009. It doesnt do 3D, but neither do I. It wont do 4K, neither do I. It still sounds great and serves my purposes extremely well. Same with speakers, etc. I did buy a new BD player last year, but only for it's streaming features, and it was only $100.

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there's a lot of folks still content with 480i and 2.0 sound systems. You don't HAVE to upgrade. But let's not pretend a dramatic increase in resolution holds the same value to discerning consumers that "deep color" or "digital comb filter" did.

I still hear people tell me that blu-ray is simply a gimmick to sell you a new tv. I hear this from people whom work in the tv/film production industry mind you.

If you don't see value in 4K then don't buy it. I sure as hell do, but I'll wait until there's 20 films available that I love AND show noticeable improvements over their 1080p versions. By then the hardware should be relatively affordable enough.

4K isn't some passing fad, it's an emerging standard, it's not analogous to 3D. Unless you never upgrade again, you won't be able to avoid it. Unless of course you wait long enough for 8K to upgrade...
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4k @ 24Hz is perfectly fine for commercial movies and low framerate console games. The TV can extrapolate it to 800 Hz or whatever lies they've reached now days. Only if you have a PC do you need a HDMI 2.0 4k @ 60 Hz input.
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