Originally Posted by MarkB49
......LG 3D 84" Class 2160p Cinema Ultra HD 240hz LED Smart HDTV with wifi. 3840x2160 lines of resolution.
Oh just a little bit less than
17k in price.
In the late 1990's, I clearly remember seeing one of the first so-called "Flat HD TV's" at my local Sears store. It was a 42" (832x480 resolution) plasma, manufactured by Philips, NV. ............Price: $14,999.99
Don't know how many they sold, but it was certainly an impressive display, sitting just inside the front door.
As for 4k, from the reports I've read one needs at least a 60-70 inch display to see actual resolution improvement over today's 1080p, and to have any type of "3D" experience, without the content actually being 3D and/or wearing glasses. Guess that's why the LG you described, as well as Sony and Samsung's first UHDT's are 83" or larger.
Unlike the late 1990's and early 2000's, technology and facilities are in place to manufacture these large UHDT's. The problem is not even content, as most movies made today are recorded in either 4 or 7k. The real problem is delivering this content for viewing. One hour uncompressed/interlaced 4k needs 1.72 TB storage, while uncompressed/progressive 4k requires 3.44 TB storage**
Video-Bitrate Calculator: HERE
:Edited by stapler1234 - 1/28/13 at 2:26pm