I am hoping for 4k television to come out soon. Does anyone know when it will reach the consumers?
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6/11/11 at 11:29pm
The BBC broadcast 1080p25, and the superior 1080/50i in the same stream/channel.
|Youtube can, sort of - though I have to wait while it buffers their 4K (4096x2304) videos.|
|HUGE differnce between a TV that's only for show at conventions or for professional use only and a TV that is for the general public which is what the OP asked.|
|Let me know when the major networks can broadcast in 4K. Stations aren't even bothering to upgrade to mpe-4g from mpeg-2. Let me know when cbale and satelite magically get more spectrum to have 100+ 4k channels.|
Having worked in the professional, broadcast, and consumer video businesses for over 20 years, one could say I probably understand the difference, not to mention I've seen the UHDTV demos at NAB.
Don't worry, you'll know. One thing I can tell you now is that you can expect incremental improvements to the existing HD system until the replacement comes. And it is coming.
... unless you want to change the laws of physics or something ...
|4K is a concept born in fear. When the studios were looking at converting to digital cinemas, they were afraid of change, and searched for reasons not to do it. One reason they hit upon was that if people were buying HD monitors for the home, with 1080x1920 resolution, and that was virtually the same as the 2K standard being proposed, then why would people go to the cinema? Which ignores the fact that the social situation is entirely different, and that the cinema screen is 100 times larger in area. So they somehow hit on 4K, which people should remember is not twice the amount of picture data, it is four times the data. Meaning servers need to be four times the capacity, as does the delivery pipe to the theater, etc.|
I think it's more about developing more advanced compression algorithms. Why do you think they're working on HEVC?
If they'll figure a way to squeeze money from it, maybe
On the other hand, let's not forget 'bout what Cameron said:
Fortunately, Moore's law is (still) working
|Why are you saying that? If you're trying to make a point, why don't you bring some figures from, let's say, 3D broadcasting of last World Cup? Maybe some others recent events? ...|