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post #1 of 220 Old 06-15-2015, 11:52 AM - Thread Starter
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Is Your Primary Display HD or UHD/4K?



I salute early adopters who have bought UHD/4K displays, but I wonder how many there are compared with those who have remained at 1080p?

With the rapid proliferation of UHD (3840x2160) TVs by manufacturers, I have no doubt that many AVS members now use them as their primary display—that is, the one they watch for their most serious viewing. And Sony makes an entire line of true 4K (4096x2160) projectors, but other consumer-oriented projectors—in particular, the JVC line and Epson's LS10000—are "faux-K" at best (that is, 1920x1080 with rapid pixel shifting or splitting to simulate 3840x2160). Otherwise, most home-theater projectors are 1920x1080.

The question is, how many AVS members have made the leap to UHD/4K relative to those who have remained at HD resolution? I'm sure it's way more than the mainstream, but how much more, I wonder? Is your primary display HD, UHD, faux-K, or true 4K?

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I have the Sony 600ES 4k projector with no way to get 4K to the PJ even if there were a ton of it available!
(excluding the Sony product)
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I think you'd better post a more descriptive notice as to what each of the 4 selections mean.
I voted UHD even though Faux 4K may mean the same (?). True 4K I assume you mean 4K, not 3.8K
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Where's the "None of the above" option? My primary display is SD (480i).


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I have a Samsung PN60F8500 in the living room and a Pioneer 111FD in the bedroom. Would like to have a something new in 4K but can't see the point....yet.
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My Primary display, the Sony KDL-55W900A, is HD and I dont plan on going 4K anytime in the near future.
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Still rockin that 1080p and probably will be for a while.
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Small 42in 1080p Panny as my main TV. I don't see 4k for me anytime soon. Too much other stuff I would have to upgrade. Besides, I am happy with the picture quality I have now. But I would not mind going bigger but again, not for a while.
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I'll stay HD until UHD projectors will commonly handle all the newer formats/wiz bangs (HDCP2.2, HDR, etc. etc.) in a package that won't require a second mortgage.
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1080P and Plasma at that!

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I have a Samsung PN60F8500 in the living room and a Pioneer 111FD in the bedroom. Would like to have a something new in 4K but can't see the point....yet.
I also have the F8500 and the only thing that has given me any sort of upgrade itch is OLED, I think my Plasma will be sticking around for a while.

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As much as I would love to get a "4K" UHD display with all of the benefits that come along with it (HDR, HFR, WCG, 10 bit etc , etc) I am still waiting for the dust to settle, especially on the HDR side of things.
Also, there is still very little UHD content available and Ultra UD Blu-ray is still a good 6 months away.
Besides, much of what we would still watch today (95%) is still in 1080i/p, which in turn, will still have to be up-converted by the set to 4K.

I can't wait for all this to be resolved, and soon I hope.

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I have and I am very pleased with my Panny 65VT60. Next TV will be an OLED when the time comes to replace the Panny!
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Hmm... as of now, 6 people claim to have "True 4K" displays. My understanding is that the ONLY "True 4K" displays that exist are in the commercial realm and not available to consumers. Are those six people industry insiders or are they misunderstanding what "True 4K" means (vs UHD)?
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HD Kuro for now
Waiting for:
* Expanded color
* HDR
* Content

In 2 years I may be doing some serious shopping for UHD.

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I voted 1080

But as soon as the dust seems to have settled on UHD, I will jump in

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there are 4096x2160 projector only for a lot of money.

but in the end people don't get the difference.
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I think the "HD" percentage will stay as high as it is in this survey because there are so many plasma lovers on this site. I bet the number of F8500, ST, VT, and ZT60 owners at AVS is staggering.......................... (not to mention the diehard Kuro owners)
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I salute early adopters who have bought UHD/4K displays, but I wonder how many there are compared with those who have remained at 1080p?

With the rapid proliferation of UHD TVs by manufacturers, I have no doubt that many AVS members now use them as their primary display—that is, the one they watch for their most serious viewing. And Sony makes an entire line of true 4K projectors, but other consumer-oriented projectors—in particular, the JVC line and Epson's LS10000—are "faux-K" at best, simulating 4K resolution by quickly moving the pixels around. Otherwise, consumer projectors are still 1080p.

The question is, how many AVS members have made the leap to UHD/4K relative to those who have remained at 1080p? I'm sure it's way more than the mainstream, but how much more, I wonder? Is your primary display HD, UHD, faux-K, or true 4K?

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4K all the way Scott. I'm not going back.
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Where is the 1080P with a Darbe VPU5000 ? lol. ill change when its viable when all the media comes out and quantum dot goes main stream
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I am very happy with 1080p with my Samsung F8000.

I will not switch to 4K till the network channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) and majority of stations switch to 4K..

Most of the stations are not even 1080p, so I suspect it will be sometime.
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I'll stay HD until UHD projectors will commonly handle all the newer formats/wiz bangs (HDCP2.2, HDR, etc. etc.) in a package that won't require a second mortgage.
Hello All,

Hope you are all well.

This statement sums it up. Until we see a UHD projector around the 3k mark, and Ultra HD Blu Ray in the $500 range, I will keep what I have. Currently I am still running a Sony VPL-HW10 projector on a 12 foot wide by 5.5 foot high multi aspect ratio screen. With such a large screen I have to change my bulbs every 1,300 hours at $275 each.

I would love a brighter projector, hoping for laser illumination to come down in price and show up in a Sony or JVC projector. At this point I would take a 1080p laser projector with around 2500 lumens over a 4k lamp based unit if the price was right. I want a true laser, not a laser with phosphor wheel, with at least 50,000 hours to half life. I keep my projectors for a long time, as you can tell.

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My Sony 46" monitor is still 720P and will stay that way until there is a good reason to go UHD.
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1080p for now, 2 yr old 70"Sharp aquos w/ full array. 3 years i I will get 4K. I think people forget how long it took for "joe six pack"
to buy into 720 or 18080p. A lot of *high def*material from Dish network i still 720p.
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I have a normal 1080P Sony. 4K is too expensive and I'll wait until 4K is more mainstream anyway. Are you the real Scott Wilkinson that I hear on Leo Laporte's show? If so, thumbs up.
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Hd right now. I'm going to hold out until a 65 inch OLED with HDR, P3 Color gamut, and high frame rate gets into the $2500 range.
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I'm waiting for Joe Kane's next appearance on Home Theater Geeks before buying my next display.
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Kuro (D-Nice cal 5020fd) and a BenQ W6000, both 1080p for the foreseeable future.

Waiting for the following:

-OLED to work itself out: flat, 60+inch, affordable-ish, UHD

-DLP-like laser-lit UHD projectors to become somewhat affordable

-HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 to come to fruition for every other component: BD player, receiver. etc

That is, unless a piece of equipment breaks down.....
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I ended up going with a UHD set after my Samsung PN64E7000 developed a short in the panel, and no replacement panels were available. I chose the Sony XBR70X850B based on personal observation of a friend's XBR65X850B. Before I decided to go UHD, I tried a Vizio E70-C3, but it did not come close to comparing to my now-dead plasma. The Sony seems like it at least might come close.

The moral of the story is, to get a good picture today, I think you have to get a UHD display, just like a few years ago you had to get 3D to get a good picture. At least that seems to be the case.
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4k UHD/HDR/Rec2020/etc PJ is on my future bucket list, say late 2016 or early 2017 when the prices get "reasonable"....$5k is my price point to buy....

Till then 1080p in basement, I do have a 55" Vizio P 4k UHDTV in the family room that's my daily watch....
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